FANTASTIC FOUR Documentary (video w/ Jack Kirby art)

This is must-see for anyone who truly appreciates the history of comics and the pioneers of the art form and industry. Unless you’re very young, uninformed or simply live under a rock, then you know how special the collaboration between Stan Lee and Jack Kirby was most notably in the 1960s. The Marvel Comics of yesterday, today and tomorrow would not be possible were it … Continue reading FANTASTIC FOUR Documentary (video w/ Jack Kirby art)

Comic Book Fetish Pull List | February 2017

~ For February 2017 ~ DC & VERTIGO Frostbite #6 (of 6) The Wild Storm #1 IMAGE Birthright #22 The Fix #8 Green Valley #5 (of 9) Image+ #11 Kill or Be Killed #6 Lazarus #26 Loose Ends #2 (of 4) Moonshine #5 Paper Girls #11 The Old Guard #1 Sex Criminals #16 Southern Bastards #17 MARVEL Jessica Jones #5 AFTERSHOCK Animosity#6 Rough Riders #1 … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Pull List | February 2017

Poll | Comic Book Underground’s Favorite Publishers

The poll Question I posed to the members of my Facebook group The Comic Book Underground last week: The majority of your monthly and/or trade paperback reads come from which of the following publisher? With only 21 participating votes, the results were: DC Comics (Including the Vertigo imprint) The resurgent #2 publisher in the market with 8 total votes, which ties them with the #3 publisher. … Continue reading Poll | Comic Book Underground’s Favorite Publishers

Greg Rucka on the Big Two of DC & Marvel

In a recent Greg Rucka Debrief on the Word Balloon with John Siuntres podcast (dated January 15, 2016), Siuntres, the comic industry’s greatest comic book conversationalist (not named Jonah Weiland of CBR), discussed as usual a great deal of ranging and fascinating topics with writer/creator Greg Rucka. At one point in the 2-plus hour conversation Rucka answered a question regarding the work he did for … Continue reading Greg Rucka on the Big Two of DC & Marvel

Once More Unto the Well | Thoughts on the Comic Book Industry

By Brandon L. Rucker Brian Hiibbs has historically overreacted to things happening in the market. And as usual I disagree with his chicken little perspective. As what’s very obviously just a niche market in this modern era (meaning the days of half a million-to-a-million-selling issues are waaaaaaay behind us), the only way the comics publishing industry takes a “crash” is if those faithful to the … Continue reading Once More Unto the Well | Thoughts on the Comic Book Industry

A Lament for the 1980s Era of Comics

By Brandon L. Rucker It’s too bad I’ve lost the will to thoroughly engage in comics journalism anymore, otherwise I’d be writing a big ol’ thematic column about how the storytelling sensibilities of the 1980s — arguably the best decade critically for superhero comics — will never be allowed to return. The days of handing a character (i.e. Daredevil) or team (i.e. X-Men) to a … Continue reading A Lament for the 1980s Era of Comics

Interview: Writer MATT FRACTION talks #SEXCRIMZ and #HAWKEYE

  An interview on Pop Mythology with the awesome Matt Fraction talking about the stellar series Sex Criminals (Image) one of my absolute favorites, and Hawkeye (Marvel), one of my new favorite series — yeah, I’m a little late to that particular party. Check it out.  MATT FRACTION TALKS #SEXCRIMS and #HAWKEYE   Continue reading Interview: Writer MATT FRACTION talks #SEXCRIMZ and #HAWKEYE

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