Recent Dorkiness

Organizational Behavior: The Byzantine Tedium of Funnybook Filing

November 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

So. Filing. Not the most exciting or glamorous aspect of funnybook collecting, but something all of us deal with from time to time. Well, okay. It’s something most of us deal with, anyway. There are those funnybook anarchists among us who just toss their stuff on a pile and don’t care. And while I might shake my head at those people in my more self-satisfied moments, I also sometimes [...]

Baggin’ Time! A Look Back at Recent Comics Before Sealing Them Away in Plastic Forever

November 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

So it’s funnybook bagging time here on the nerd farm. This is a task, much like harvesting the crops, that I undertake only once or twice a year. I could keep up with it weekly pretty easy, I suppose. Just buy a bag along with each new comic, and stuff ’em in as I read. But that seems like too much fuss. Besides… There’s so much space in a funnybook bag. Putting anything [...]

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Dr. Strange Hits the Big Screen!

November 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

So I went to see the Doctor Strange movie. No, no… Not THAT Doctor Strange movie. I already saw that one, almost 40 years ago. I meant the new one, with Sherlock Holmes in it, and the white lady playing the Asian wise man. Yeah, THAT’S the one! So I went to see that. It was a little weird for me, seeing a Marvel movie. I’ve outlined my reasons for not watching their films [...]

Blood, Blood, and More Blood: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

So it’s been a good couple of weeks for funnybooks here lately. Lots of great books well-worth discussing. But unfortunately, I’m going on vacation this week, and don’t have time to cover it all. So I’ll have to hit the highlights, centering on the Halloween-appropriate theme of blood… The Black Monday Murders 3 by Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker I think I may have [...]

Graveyard Gospel: The Dork Forty Halloween Mix Tape

October 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

So I do a Halloween mix tape just about every year. It’s my favorite holiday, and I like to share my enthusiasm with friends. Plus, it keeps my hand in the mix tape game, which is a low art form to be sure, but an art form I greatly enjoy practicing. This year, I found myself getting into sort of a gothic country groove, with lots of dark swampy twang and crazy redneck cabaret. It’s [...]

Joy, Confusion, and Paranoia

October 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

So I found myself, this week, buying nothing but new number one issues, all of wildly different tones and evoking wildly different reactions from me as a reader. But all also offering something that’s going to bring me back for more. Sometimes, the column just writes itself… Jessica Jones 1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos I must admit that I was wary in approaching this [...]

Frog Variations

September 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sorry about the lack of updates this week. Had some family business to take care of. By way of apology, though, here’s a spiffy funnybook cover featuring the Black Panther engulfed in the psychedelic power of King Solomon’s Frogs! Not sure of the artist; I saw it attributed to Natacha Bustos, but it doesn’t look like her style to me. But I dig any reference to Jack [...]

REBOOT FEVER! Comics Sales Hit a 20-Year High

September 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

So here’s a pleasant surprise for the funnybook business: Diamond Distribution is reporting that they sold more than 10 million comics in the month of August, the highest sales they’ve seen in 20 years. Even more surprising may be the character who seems to have ruled the roost in setting that new record: Harley Quinn, who was the lead character in four of the top ten best sellers in [...]

Alan Moore’s Jerusalem: The View at One Percent

September 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

So it’s been a busy few days in the world of Alan Moore news. Over the weekend, he announced his retirement from comics (which he’s done before, so we’ll see how that goes), and today saw the release of his second prose novel, Jerusalem (which is what I’ll be talking about today). It’s a massive thing, Jerusalem, weighing in at 1266 pages. Long enough to be [...]

Black Mondays and Batmen: Catching Up With Late Summer’s Funnybooks

September 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

So you all have my apologies for the technical difficulties last week. Truth be told, they were less “technical” difficulties than they were “fatigue” difficulties. Busy times at my work and a nagging foot injury have simply left me with little energy to write of late. Such is life. But let’s face it: I’m way behind on reviews. At this point, there’s no way to catch up [...]
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