Recent Dorkiness

Evil Night: The Dork Forty Halloween Mixtape!

October 16, 2018 // 1 Comment

So it’s that spooky time of year again, and here on the nerd farm, that means it’s also time for our annual Halloween mixtape. Or a virtual version thereof… Last year, we had fun with a bunch of rockabilly tunes from the Monster Kid era. So this year, I thought we’d take it in a more serious direction, with a collection of 13 songs filled with murder, betrayal, and macabre [...]

Psychos and Wonder Women: Grant Morrison’s Latest Strikes a Chord

October 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

So it’s been kind of a busy week here on the nerd farm. We’re not entirely sure where all the time went, but one thing’s for sure: it’s definitely gone. Which means we’ve only got time to talk about one book this week. But it’s a doozy… Wonder Woman: Earth One vol. 2 by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette  In this second volume of his “Earth One” [...]

Hell is Other Super Heroes, and Other Uplifting Funnybook Tales

October 2, 2018 // 4 Comments

So we’ve got a big new corporate spandex cross-over to talk about this week, and for once it looks like it might not completely suck! Let’s get right to that, then. FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!! Heroes in Crisis 1 by Tom King and Clay Mann Tom King’s work is very concerned with trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress, in particular, figures prominently in Mister Miracle, and to some extent [...]

Batawangs and Other Things: NSFW Edition!

September 25, 2018 // 3 Comments

So the biggest funnybook news of last week was that we saw Batman’s pee-pee. And since that’s the case, I figured we might as well get that out of the way first, before I give in to the temptation to sell that book for some outrageous price on the interwebs… Batman: Damned by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo  I’ve dutifully shared the cover of this book, as per usual, but [...]

Beauty, Myth, Nostalgia… and Batman

September 18, 2018 // 5 Comments

So I think maybe it’s time to dig into this giant stack of funnybooks on my desk… League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest 2 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill I forget sometimes how… exhausting this book can be. You’ve got Alan Moore doing his thing, writing straightforward adventure stories with more going on than is obvious at first glance. Then he and [...]

Again With the Bendis! Jinxworld Relaunches Strong

September 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

So we haven’t talked current comics in a while, as the dangerously-high stack of unreviewed books here on my desk attests. I was going to launch into a round of quick reviews to catch up, but then I started looking at Brian Michael Bendis’ latest work, and got a bit carried away… Pearl 1 Cover 1 Scarlet 1 United States vs Murder Inc 1 by Brian Bendis, Michael Gaydos, David Mack, [...]

Funnybook Bloodbath: The DC Comics Implosion

September 4, 2018 // 2 Comments

So I know we haven’t talked current funnybooks in a couple of weeks, but I just finished reading this book of funnybook history, and I’m dying to talk about it, so… Comic Book Implosion by Keith Dallas and John Wells    In 1978, DC Comics launched an advertising campaign for the “DC Explosion,” an initiative to expand their line of titles and offer more pages per book. [...]

The Comics That Made Me, Part Two

August 28, 2018 // 2 Comments

So this week we’re right in the middle of doing the dorkiest thing possible: making a list of funnybooks we like! The idea (taken from a social media challenge thing) is to make a list of ten comics that had an influence on me, and that I still enjoy reading today. I covered the first half of that last week, with comics from my childhood and adolescence. And we’re wrapping it up this [...]

The Comics That Made Me, Part One

August 21, 2018 // 7 Comments

So we have the social interwebs even out here on our remote nerd farm, and – as happens from time to time on the sociable netbooks – we got tagged on one of those “post 10 of your favorite whatevers” things. Now (being a huge dork), I love lists. And since this one was “post the covers of 10 funnybooks that made an impact on you, and that you still enjoy today,” I decided to answer it [...]

Something to Believe In

August 14, 2018 // 2 Comments

So this week’s column will be a bit of a departure for the nerd farm. But we are dorks about a great many things around here, and this is where I work those dorky thoughts out of my head. So I hope our regular readers will indulge me, and we’ll get back to the funnybooks next time… New Japan Pro Wrestling: G1 Climax 28 I’ve been a pro wrestling fan, off and on, for most of [...]