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Horror, Blood, and Pretty Pretty Pictures: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

So the stack of unreviewed funnybooks on my desk is getting pretty big. I’ve been concentrating on long-form reviews of single books here lately, along with dork movies and TV shows that have sparked my interest. And with the debut of the revived Twin Peaks next week, I’ll soon have even more non-comics-related stuff to talk about. If I’m gonna whittle that stack down in any [...]

Here We Go Again: Fanboys, Politics, and Secret Empires

May 9, 2017 // 6 Comments

Secret Empire 1 / Free Comic Book Day Special by Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, and Andrea Sorrentino So I said I wasn’t going to pick up the second issue of this book (which, confusingly, is numbered as the first issue – don’t get me started on the whole “zero issue” thing). But it was a slow week for new comics, so I gave it a flip-through in the shop, and I saw this kind of [...]

Funnybooks on Film

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

So it’s one of those weeks where real life gets in the way of my fun, and I just don’t have the time or energy for my usual long-winded meanderings. So instead, I thought I’d share someone else’s, in the form of a some funnybook documentaries that have made their way past my eyes recently. Enjoy, and we’ll (hopefully) resume regular service next week. First up, [...]

Spies and Secret Empires

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I bought two funnybooks last week that I hadn’t really planned on picking up. One of them is visually stunning. The other pulled me in with story. But both are about secrets and spies, so I thought it might be fun to discuss them together… Nick Fury 1 by James Robinson and Aco  This book may be a triumph of style over substance. In this first issue, at least, it’s light on [...]

Charming and Appalling Wonder: Alan Moore’s Providence Ends Deep in the Heart of Lovecraft Country

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I probably shouldn’t have been surprised that ST Joshi appears as a character in the final issue of Alan Moore’s Providence. And yet, I was. Which just goes to show: never underestimate the ability of the Wizard of Northampton to keep his audience on its toes. Oh, and yes. Providence ended last week. After a brief delay, issue 12 finally hit the stands, and… This is most [...]

When the Man Comes Around: Johnny Cash Sings About Logan

April 4, 2017 // 2 Comments

Back in the Seventies, when the Marvel Comics editorial staff was still doing its damnedest to sound like Stan Lee, they would occasionally make reference to something known as the Dreaded Deadline Doom. That was when their freelancers, for whatever reason, couldn’t get the book ready in time. These days, of course, we just call that “Wednesday.” (*rim shot*) (Thanks, folks! I’ll [...]

Face-Melting Goodness: The Effects of a Legion Marathon on the Central Nervous System of Your Humble Narrator

March 21, 2017 // 2 Comments

So I know I said last time that I didn’t want to do three film-related posts in a row. And I meant that. I fully intended this week to write about that stupendous stack of new funnybooks I bought last week. But that was before I watched Legion. Currently running on the FX network, Legion is a super hero series based on the X-Men character of the same name. So it’s funnybook related, [...]

Laura, Chuck, and Logan: the Spoiler-Free Review

March 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

So I went to see Logan. And, wow. This movie is a hell of a lot better than it has any right to be. Seriously. My usual super hero movie review is “better than you might have been lead to believe,” or “good… for a super hero movie.” But there won’t be any of that here. Because Logan is just a good film, period. It’s still very much a film in the super hero genre, with [...]

Fantastic Four Re-Mix, Part Six: Hot Pursuit!

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I got a little carried away this time. I had planned for this sixth installment of the Fantastic Four Re-Mix (previous chapters may be found at the link) to zip through several storylines in short form, to get my remaining ideas out of the way so I could go into the big finale in the next chapter. But then I started writing, and my quick synopsis for Arc Thirteen started sprouting ideas and [...]