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Vigilantes, Spies, and Batman: Highlights From a Month of Wednesdays

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

So I’ve been putting this off and putting this off, but now… I’ve got some catching up to do. There’s easily a full month’s worth of unreviewed funnybooks sitting on my desk (maybe more), and I’ve gotta knock that stack down. Don’t know if I’ll get to it all tonight, but we’re gonna give it a shot. So, without further ado… [...]

The Funnybooks of My Birth

August 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

It’s my birthday today, so I hope you don’t mind if I slack off a bit this week, and do another picture post. Inspired by this Bleeding Cool article featuring a list of the 100 best-selling comics of June 1984 (a cool read if you’ve got the time), I decided to look tonight at the covers of the funnybooks released in the month of my birth: August 1968. Or at least, the books [...]

MADness! The Art of Jack Davis

July 31, 2016 // 1 Comment

    So as you may have heard by now, cartoonist Jack Davis passed away this week at the age of 91. Davis was a cartooning giant. Part of the original EC Comics stable of Horror artists, Davis went on to master Western, War, and Humor art as well, becoming one of the backbones of Mad Magazine and moving on to be one of the most sought-after cartoonists in the world. Jack Davis art [...]

“I Didn’t Hate It,” and Other Observations on The Killing Joke

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

So I’ve got far too much to talk about this week. On the one hand, last week was a great week for funnybooks, with new issues of Lazarus, Casanova, and Prophet alongside a new book from Grant Morrison and the final issue of Brubaker & Epting’s Velvet. An embarrassment of riches. But I also saw the film adaptation of The Killing Joke on the big screen last night, and that lets me [...]

The Visible Dork Forty: Random Hilarity

July 18, 2016 // 1 Comment

So my usual pattern here on the Dork Forty is to ramble on endlessly about some funnybook or another. But I like pretty pictures, too. I collect dozens of the things, more than I could ever find time to write about. Some of those go up on our Facebook page (JOIN…US…), while others just go in a folder for some future date when I don’t feel like talking. But lord knows THAT [...]

Comedy! Violence! Despair! Batman!

July 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

So normally I’d preface this with a pithy introductory paragraph. But this time, I think the title says it all… Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses 16 by David Lapham  Holy shit what a great comic! I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a Stray Bullets more in quite some time. It furthers the on-going story of Beth and Orson’s master plan to free Nina and run off with a whole [...]

Hillbillies and Satan Babies: Eric Powell is Back in Fine Form

July 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

So I got a bit distracted earlier in the week by yet another Batman comic, and I felt a little bad about that, after the fact. Because there was another funnybook out last week that was far more worth talking about, and I ignored it in favor of something I didn’t even like very much. So let’s correct that oversight now… Hillbilly 1 by Eric Powell I like Eric Powell. He draws [...]

Pretty Pretty Batman: The Dark Knight’s Last Crusade Fails, But Looks Good Doing It

July 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Dark Knight Returns: the Last Crusade by Frank Miller (?), Brian Azzarello, John Romita Jr, and Peter Steigerwald So I wasn’t going to buy this book. Seriously. I wasn’t. But it was so pretty, and curiosity got the best of me, and so here I am doing a long-form review of a two-week-old comic. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Dark Knight: The Last Crusade is sort of a side [...]

Comics to Film: Terminated vs Cólera

July 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

So we tend to be pretty tough critics here on the nerd farm when it comes to film adaptations of funnybooks. In this case, however, we’ve always been pretty impressed. Cólera first came to my attention a couple of years ago as an inventive little horror film that I enjoyed a good bit. That’s good stuff, tense and violent and inventive. I like the one-shot effect, too. It’s [...]
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