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Brian Azzarello

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 let’s just cut to the chase and get to the image that’s got everybody talking: Yep. [...]

Binge & Purge: Getting Out From Under the Funnybook Backlog

January 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

So every once in a while, I let comics pile up. This happens to every serious monthly funnybook addict sometimes. You don’t get around to a new issue the week it comes out, and for one reason or another it sits in the “to read” pile, getting shifted behind the newer stuff, until the next one is released. Then there’s two to read, and they keep getting shifted, and the next thing you know, there’s three or four of the things sitting there. It happens to everybody if they [...]

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 project to Brian Azzarello’s Dark Knight III: The Master Race. It’s a prequel this time, [...]

Better Doesn’t Mean Good: Revisiting David Finch’s Wonder Woman

July 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

So back last February, when it was announced that David Finch would be taking over the Wonder Woman comic after the innovative, feminist run of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang, I wrote a short rant bemoaning the choice. You can read that rant HERE, but essentially I took Finch to task for his past hyper-sexualized Wonder Woman. I did say that the book could turn out different once it hit the stands, but mostly I just ranted. Well, Finch has been on the book for six months now, so I thought I [...]

Giant Boobs and Crotch-Gap: Meet the New Wonder Woman!

February 25, 2014 // 4 Comments

So I just saw the news that, following the end of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s innovative run on Wonder Woman, the character’s adventures will next be chronicled by David Finch. Who draws her like this: So… Heavy breasts, wide hips, and big thighs. Big thighs with an anatomically unlikely gap between them. This is a drawing that says, “Hey man! I KNOW you like boobies, but looka here! There’s a VAGINA up under them star-panties!” Jesus wept. [...]

The Wonder and the Glory

November 26, 2012 // 2 Comments

Here we are again with another round of Funnybook Compare & Contrast, in which we review two funnybooks based on unfairly comparing them to each other. Our subjects tonight will be… Wonder Woman #14, by Brian Azzarello, Tony Akins, Dan Green, and Rick Burchett Glory #30, by Joe Keatinge, Ross Campbell, and Roman Muradov Two comics about warrior women descended from gods, both something of a departure from previous work on the title characters, and both (at least in these two [...]