Recent Dorkiness

Gone Fishin’

July 21, 2020 // 4 Comments

As happens from time to time, I haven’t been able to do enough nerd wrangling this week to offer up a new column. So here’s a Bernie Wrightson drawing that combines two of my favorite not-comics things: Monster Movies and Pro Rasslin! Enjoy, and I hope to see you next week.       [...]

Kung Fu Fighters and Jungle Lords: Neal Adams’ Other Job

July 14, 2020 // 4 Comments

So I used to wonder why there weren’t more Neal Adams comics. I mean… He has a respectable body of work, don’t get me wrong. But for a guy who pretty much ruled comics art in the 70s, you’d think there would be more actual complete comics. While there’s tons of Adams covers, his interior work is more rare, and I used to wonder why that was. The answer, in part, lies with this image I posted a couple of days ago on Dork Forty social media: That was done for the [...]

What the Market Will Bear: A Big Two Skip Week Leaves the Indies to Rule the Racks

July 7, 2020 // 5 Comments

So this may be a short column. For one thing, I’ve procrastinated and gotten pressed for time. But also… I don’t have many funnybooks to talk about. Neither Marvel nor DC released anything last week, which didn’t impact me all that much since I don’t read a lot from either of them. But not much that I DO read came out, either. It was just two books, in fact, but they were both doozies: the second issue of The Boys: Dear Becky, and the long-awaited (by me, anyway) [...]

Sex and Crime and Magical Bastards

June 30, 2020 // 3 Comments

So… I was going to say something here about the subject matter of the comics we’re looking at this week. But for once, I think I summed that up in the title pretty well. So all I’ll add now is that we’ve got new Hellblazer and Hulk, the latest chapter of Donny Cates’ Redneck, a new Texas crime comic, and the book we’ll be starting off with today… Sex Criminals 29 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky We’re two issues from the end on this book, and I [...]

Passing Strange: FunnybooksInReviewAreGo!!!

June 23, 2020 // 4 Comments

So here we are, almost a month since new funnybooks returned, and I’m sticking to my guns on not over-buying in print. I had no missteps on that front this week, but I did belatedly discover a second misstep from last week that I regret far more than the one comic I bought but didn’t enjoy. But we’ll get to that a bit later. First, I wanted to talk about the most interesting corporate spandex book on the shelves today… Strange Adventures 2 by Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and [...]

Manners, Rage, and Annoying Banter: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

June 16, 2020 // 1 Comment

So I only bought three funnybooks last week. But all of them were things I really wanted to read. This is my new funnybook normal: only buy things you really want. It seems like a simple rule, but I have, at times, found it damnably hard to follow. Because so many things look interesting. So I try them. And sometimes, it pays off. But too often, it doesn’t. And that’s how I wind up with a room full of comics, half of which I’ll never read again. So it’s digital-only for [...]

Boys and Girls and Bodies in the Bog: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

June 9, 2020 // 2 Comments

So it’s a new week, and hey! We finally got us some new funnybooks! I got no theme or clever thing to say about them, either. I’m just so happy to get new comics that I’m actually tongue-tied! So let’s dive right in… The Boys: Dear Becky 01 by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun I missed the announcements for this book, so when it popped up on the new comics list last week, I was a bit gobsmacked. The original run of The Boys is one of my all-time favorite comics, one of [...]

Blackout Tuesday

June 2, 2020 // 1 Comment

So… Interesting times, are they not? We’ll be back at a later date with our usual funnybook ramblings. But for now, it’s time for the Nerd Farm to go silent, so more important voices can be heard. #Blackout #Justice RIP George Floyd.     [...]

Funnybooks in the Time of the Plague: Two Months Later

May 26, 2020 // 1 Comment

So new comics return to stores this week. But will the readers do the same? Some almost certainly will. People in several comics groups I’m part of on social media have spent their quarantines buying up massive quantities of back issues, just to give themselves some reading material. New comics will be very welcome for those guys. But that may not be the case for everybody. Lots of people are out of work. Money’s tight, and may very well get tighter before the pandemic’s [...]

Funnybooks and YouTubes

May 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

So the day job’s still kicking my ass this week, and that means it’s time for another collection of random stuff. Since I did still images last week, I thought I might direct your attention to some of them fancy MOVIN’ pictures this time out. All funnybook related, of course… First up, I’d like to direct your attention to the 2000 AD THRILLCAST! This week, they’re interviewing quite the murderer’s row of British comics artists: Brian Bolland, Dave [...]