Action Comics #1000: A Rather Fine Anniversary Issue

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 cover date. I bought, in my opinion, the best looking available cover left on the shelf — the Joshua Middleton 1980s era variant (see below). … Continue reading Action Comics #1000: A Rather Fine Anniversary Issue

1st Issue Fetish – The Terrifics #1 by Reis and Lemire (DC Comics)

The Terrifics #1 | By: Ivan Reis and Jeff Lemire | Published: Feb 28, 2018 by DC Comics | Spinning out of DC Comics’ DARK NIGHTS: METAL event, as well as the publisher’s THE NEW AGE OF HEROES initiative (which is the launching pad for a number of all-new series featuring all-new characters or traditionally underused characters) comes THE TERRIFICS. This new series stars the … Continue reading 1st Issue Fetish – The Terrifics #1 by Reis and Lemire (DC Comics)

Absolute WildC.A.T.s Coming from DC Comics | Bleeding Cool

According to Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Cool, DC will be releasing a Jim Lee-honoring “Absolute” edition of his seminal WildC.A.T.s series in 2017, which marks the 25th anniversary of what was one of my absolute favorite comics co-created by one of my absolute favorite comics creators. Absolutely. Read more at Bleeding Cool. Continue reading Absolute WildC.A.T.s Coming from DC Comics | Bleeding Cool

DC Universe Rebirth: Lost. Legacy. Love. Life.

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 timeline mile markers the story touched on. I was particularly immersed in the meta-textual aspect of the narrative, and the inherent metaphors and allegories it … Continue reading DC Universe Rebirth: Lost. Legacy. Love. Life.

Geoff Johns Now Co-Head of DC Movies

Broken News Commentary: Finally, like with the television division, a comic book guy is in place to be able to ensure that certain other creative minds don’t go too far off the comic book reservation with the movies. A swift move that should be very effective. The great comics industry journalist Heidi MacDonald writes via her wonderful The Comics Beat blog: That thud you just … Continue reading Geoff Johns Now Co-Head of DC Movies

Guest Blog | One True Geek | DC Comics Rebirth: The Missing

Written and Edited By Michael Tennant In a recent column from Comic Book Resources, they reported on some of the upcoming changes at DC Comic including the full Rebirth Line. While Rebirth issues and upcoming books were mentioned, no creative teams were announced. We truly know little more than the names of the upcoming books for what that is worth. I am not here to … Continue reading Guest Blog | One True Geek | DC Comics Rebirth: The Missing

LINKAGE: Sound on Sight | Terrence Sage Reviews Teen Titans #8

So my young geeky pal Terrence Sage is coming of age right before my eyes.  He’s a senior in high school this year (he and I, along with a handful of other geeky dudes, met via Twitter a few years back during his sophomore year).  He’s a highly enthusiastic comics and geek pop culture-loving young man who’s now dipped his toe into the comics journalism … Continue reading LINKAGE: Sound on Sight | Terrence Sage Reviews Teen Titans #8

The Question’s Never Far from the Answer | Thoughts on The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 (DC) – There’s good Grant Morrison (The Multiversity #1 and The Multiversity: The Just #1). And there’s bad Grant Morrison (The Multiversity: Society of Superheroes #1and this issue), where he drops you in the middle of a story without a parachute and you bang your head and find yourself a little disoriented and wondering what the hell is going. That … Continue reading The Question’s Never Far from the Answer | Thoughts on The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

Comic Book Fetish Favorites | October 2014

Running late. Already into the second week of November. At any rate, here’s the rundown and commentary of the 19 comics released in October that I read. There a few new number ones on here so let’s see how they stacked up against the usual suspects. 1. Sex Criminals #8 (Image) 5.0 – SexCrimz never seems to disappoint and it’s undeniably my highest rated series … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Favorites | October 2014

The Justified | Thoughts on The Multiversity: The Just #1

The Multiversity: The Just #1 (DC) – This third installment was a lot more fun than the previous one that focused on the Society of Superheroes (S.O.S), the old-school Golden Age contingency of characters. The characters of The Just (and Justice League) are all younger, legacy variants of the ones we know so well. Damian Wayne is Batman, Chris Kent is Superman, Alexis Luthor is … Continue reading The Justified | Thoughts on The Multiversity: The Just #1

Comic Book Fetish Favorites – September 2014

In this edition of my monthly reflect on comic reads, I find myself rating two of my favorite writers high in one instance and low in another on their respective pair of titles on the list. Also, when a month fails to deliver new Sex Criminals and Rat Queens issues, the overall rating for the month as a whole is bound to be of a … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Favorites – September 2014

Comic Book Fetish Favorites – August 2014

So I’ve expanded out to 18 books read this month, can 20 really be far behind? Overall I would say that critically August was right on par with July, with both being better than June. As always, given my 1st issue fetish, there are a few #ones here: Dead @ 17, The Fade Out, The Multiversity and SIP Kids. Also of note: Marvel hits twice in the Top … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Favorites – August 2014

10 Random Thoughts About THE MULTIVERSITY #1 + GRANT MORRISON

This isn’t a standard review, in fact, I don’t think my mind is wired for those anymore anyways. This is just a document of the random thoughts I notated as I read the book. 1. First of all, I’m hit n’ miss with Morrison. I’m also not exactly a DCU kind of superhero lover, so before giving this a try I was thinking, “It’s DC, … Continue reading 10 Random Thoughts About THE MULTIVERSITY #1 + GRANT MORRISON

Comic Book Fetish Favorites – July 2014

Overall July was a better month than June in terms of what came out and the average quality (although no Sex Criminals is…criminal). For this list I’m going to expand to include the 15 books I read in July. A few notes: there were four all-new number ones in my reading pile this month: Black Market, Death Vigil, Low, Storm and Grayson, the latter of which reminded me that I don’t need a … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Favorites – July 2014

2013 Fetish Favorites: Publishers Fetish Five

I’ll keep this brief. As listed on the sidebar, this list has not changed much throughout the year as far as which publisher appears on it, mainly because it is subjective to my personal tastes and what I’m reading. Without further ado, here is, in my humble/esteemed estimation, the best comics publishers of 2013. 1. Image (including imprints: Shadowline, Skybound & Top Cow) The Activity, … Continue reading 2013 Fetish Favorites: Publishers Fetish Five