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iZombie – Where Do I Start

iZombie – Where Do I Start

By Roger

I’d seen all of the iZombie issues at the comic book store since the series began in July of last year, but having flipped through a few of them and found the art to be absolutely terrible, I’d always decided against reading the series. That isn’t to say that I can’t appreciate a good story regardless of the art, because I obviously can, being a writer. However, bad art in ... Read More »

Fables Issue 100

Fables Issue 100

By Roger

Nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) category, “Fables” issue 100 was the first title I read that I simply did not feel belonged on the list of nominees. I will readily admit to not having read any prior issues, however I do not believe that had any impact on my decision. Based on the fact that the series contains existing (well-known)... Read More »

Joe the Barbarian

Joe the Barbarian

By Roger

As with “The Cape“, I hadn’t heard of “Joe the Barbarian” until the list of nominees was released for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards that will be awarded at Comic-Con 2011. And just as with “The Cape”, I certainly am glad to have read this amazing title. You may be thinking that I’m being far too agreeable with the Eisner list of nominees, and... Read More »

I Guess I Just Don’t Get It

I Guess I Just Don’t Get It

By Vince

It’s widely accepted that the first Green Lantern trailer was disappointing. There’s a definite “Iron Man” feel to it, with Hal Jordan’s portrayal seeming less like the comics and more like… well, every other Ryan Reynolds character. I didn’t like it, though for some reason, many of my friends did. Well, this weekend at WonderCon, Warner Bros. showed off s... Read More »

Comic of the Week (3/16/11) – Grab Bag #2

Comic of the Week (3/16/11) – Grab Bag #2

By Vince

It’s another “Grab Bag” week, this time focusing on SIX comics that I recommend for anyone looking for something new to read: Xombi #1 by John Rozum & Frazer Irving, Morning Glories #8 by Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma, 5 Ronin #3 by Peter Milligan & Laurence Campbell, Amazing Spider-Man #656 by Dan Slott & Marcos Martin, Avengers Academy #11 by Christos Gage &... Read More »

Should Batman Kill The Joker

Should Batman Kill The Joker

By Roger

I haven’t had as much time to read comic books since stopping our comics podcast several months ago. It isn’t that I haven’t wanted to read specific titles, but rather that I’ve been working on several novels. I’ve read the two newest Guild Wars novels, which I will most likely write about soon, as I loved them so entirely… as well as the first in the Diablo: Th... Read More »

Comic of the Week (2/4/11) – Grab Bag #1

Comic of the Week (2/4/11) – Grab Bag #1

By Vince

This week, it was difficult to pick a single comic of the week. Several good comics, but nothing GREAT. So, I’ve selected a “Grab Bag” of three really good ones this week: Invincible Iron Man #500.1 by Matt Fraction and Salvador LaRocca, Secret Six #30 by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore and Ultimate Thor #4 by Jonathan Hickman and Carlos Pacheco. Read More »

Batman Beyond Issue 1 of 6

Batman Beyond Issue 1 of 6

By Roger

As part of an effort to add Batman Beyond into the mainstream DC Universe, Terry McGinnis’ Batman has been making more appearances in comics, including a lead spot in the Superman/Batman Annual #4 (2010), which was actually quite good (expect a review soon). We’re also being treated to a six-part limited series which has Batman battling an old nemesis of Buce’s; Hush. This series... Read More »

Superman Issue 701: “Grounded, Part 1”

Superman Issue 701: “Grounded, Part 1”

By Vince

I’ve got two things to get out of the way before the actual review. First, I freaking LOVE that cover (by Astonishing X-Men artist and BDTU favorite, John Cassaday). When you walk into your comic shop and see that cover practically jumping off the shelf at you, you can’t help but pick it up. Second, and I’m apparently in the minority on this one, but I’m a fan of J. Michael Straczynski. I liked hi... Read More »

The Perfect Mini-Series

The Perfect Mini-Series

By Vince

In comics, a miniseries is actually a pretty difficult thing to pull off well. Sure, there are plenty successful ones out there, but it takes a little something special to go from “good” to “great.” It takes even more to be Perfect. There are three ways to pull off a miniseries. First, you can go completely Original. This style is best seen in works like Kick Ass and just about everything worth me... Read More »

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