FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (legacy #646) by writer Dan Slott and artist Sara Pichelli was a real treat to read! I’m very excited for #2. It is pretty cool and interesting to note that Marvel put this issue out on exactly … Continue reading Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (LGY #646)
I have always respected DC Comics for its ability to compartmentalize comics in the smaller sub-categories that are needed for a vast library. The lines and imprints they currently have include: DC Universe DC Year One OGNs DC Super Hero … Continue reading DC = Diversified Comics, And We All Benefit
After just two issues in, ISOLA from Image Comics might just be the next SAGA. I’d definitely recommend it to SAGA fans, maybe EXTREMITY and MONSTRESS (also from Image Comics) fans as well. A sufficient amount of positive word-of-mouth could … Continue reading Fetish Fix: ISOLA #2 (Image Comics)
After a long layoff of a full year (and some change), I am so happy to finally have LAZARUS proper back into my hands, gracing my eyeballs! When last we received an issue of LAZARUS written solely by co-creator/author Greg … Continue reading Lazarus #27: Jonah Carlyle . . . Long Lost and Found
At just past the would-be half-way mark of what’s speculated to likely be a 100-issue epic creator-owned series, SAGA is that comfortable, reliable favorite series that you come to simply expect to deliver exactly what you need from a series … Continue reading SAGA #51: Middle-Aged, Poised and Graceful
I really enjoyed DC Comics’ 80-page ACTION COMICS #1000 Anniversary issue, which also, coincidentally, marks the 80-year anniversary of Superman in printed comic form, having debuted on the stands in ACTION COMICS #1 on April 18, 1938 with a June … Continue reading Action Comics #1000: A Rather Fine Anniversary Issue
A few reads from April’s Fetish Fix. So ANALOG #1 was an excellent start. So good I’m very tempted to get it monthly. I will get the $10 trade in October. I’ve been transitioning away from monthlies in my creator-owned … Continue reading Fetish Fix: ANALOG, ISOLA, SKYWARD & OBLIVION SONG
Aside from not getting a lot of new information (for those of us who’ve been around since then), the one bad thing about these kinds of documentaries is how they tend to get the chronology all wonky. You don’t cover … Continue reading Image Comics: So Much Damage | SYFY Documentary
It should probably go without saying that if it’s a Skybound book it’s going to read well. I currently read Skybound titles such as Redneck, Extremity and I’ve read Gasolina and Green Valley, I have a Ghosted trade paperback on … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish #1: Skybound’s SLOTS, Marvel’s LEGACY and more!
If you’re Marvel, then yes, shipping 93 comics, many of which are $4.99, when your biggest competitor is shipping 78 comics, at least half of which are $2.99, will always help your chances in being the market leader — especially … Continue reading Top Comic Book Sales for April 2017 | Comic Spectrum
Well today is kinda cool. pic.twitter.com/GnNk4d64UG — Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) April 17, 2017 Well, those of us (and we are legion) waiting around (im)patiently for more Southern Bastards can thank the upcoming SCALPED TV show and the developing SOUTHERN BASTARDS TV show … Continue reading Meanwhile, As We Wait for Southern Bastards . . .
Finally read the first two issues of Extremity and I gotta say I’m really digging this new series from Image Comics via Skybound Entertainment. Action packed, fast-paced storytelling with good and very energetic art. I think in this case it really … Continue reading EXTREMITY from Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics
Asians ARE NOT ‘Oriental’, Co-Creator of Iron Fist! Earlier this week, I argued how casting an Asian-American as Danny Rand might have benefitted Marvel/Netflix’s adaptation of Iron Fist. It seems Co-Creator of Iron Fist, Roy Thomas had a few words … Continue reading Asians ARE NOT ‘Oriental’, Co-Creator of Iron Fist! | Legion of Leia
Panel Patter Gives Respect to Jaime Hernandez & Love and Rockets Head on over to Panel Patter for Scott Cederlund’s poignant (and rather timely) take on the ever seminal, transcendent and legendary Love and Rockets: The Death of Speedy by … Continue reading Panel Patter Gives Respect to Jaime Hernandez & Love and Rockets
As comic book fans — and by natural extension, comic book movie fans — we tend to get a bit passionate about prospective and rumored casting of roles as well as the actual official casting. And in these times of … Continue reading Role Casting in the Modern Era
Obviously the inspiration for this adaptation, particularly in tone, is more owed to the recently rebooted Archie comics than the old school originals that began in the golden age of comics during the 1940s. So going in with that and … Continue reading The River’s Edge | Riverdale Pilot Commentary
Was re-reading the third issue of Image Comics’ awesome comics magazine, IMAGE+ (June, cover dated September), and in that issue there is an interview with THE FIX co-creator and artist Steve Lieber that I think is worthy of spotlight. I think his … Continue reading Quote | THE FIX artist Steve Lieber in IMAGE+ #3
STAR TREK: BEYOND. It was a highly fun and entertaining movie, right in line with the previous two of this J.J. Abrams reboot. We left feeling like it was really good, and I still have that thought a few days … Continue reading Commentary | Star Trek: Beyond
After the excellent and humorous 6th episode “Sundowner” from a couple of weeks back, PREACHER and I have finally reached an accord with each other, I suppose. I’m starting to judge it less in comparison to its comic book/graphic novel … Continue reading Commentary | AMC’S Preacher: Season 1
From a DCU outsider’s point of view. So DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 was a damn good read. Even for this relative DCU outsider who didn’t have the deepest points of memory reference for a lot of the DCU touchstones and … Continue reading DC Universe Rebirth: Lost. Legacy. Love. Life.