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Chris Burnham

All Good Things…

January 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

So I read way too many funnybooks on my recent vacation to talk about them all. But I did notice something of a trend: lots of books coming to an end, and lots of other books starting up anew. Fitting for New Year’s, I suppose. But whatever the cause, it made picking which books to discuss a whole lot easier. So let’s start with the endings, and move on from there. And I suppose we might as well start with the crowd-pleaser… Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic So [...]

A Month of Wednesdays

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

So while I’ve been off writing about Avengers comics for the the past four weeks, the funnybook industry had the temerity to continue releasing books! Da noive a some peeple! But, ah well. What’s a reviewer to do, except take a deep breath and bear up under their pulpy weight? So here you go: all the funnybooks for a month of Wednesdays. Or the highlights thereof, anyway… Nameless 4 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham The careers of Grant Morrison and Alan Moore continue to [...]

Villainy, Horror, and a Many-Boobed Cyclops: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Alright. Last week’s bad-mood diatribe has left us with two weeks’ worth of funnybooks to discuss. There’s no way I’ll get to them all, but let’s try and plow through the highlights… Darth Vader 2, by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca May I just say again… Sassiest. Vader. Ever. The comic’s pretty good, too. This second issue is a fun, tight villain comic, featuring Darth Vader dealing with an unwanted lieutenant, assigned to spy on him by his [...]


February 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

So while we were wrapping up the Dork Awards, the world went and hit me with two truly spectacular weeks for comics. Tons of crazy-good stuff has been hitting the shelves, so much that there’s no way I’m going to be able to cover it all. So tonight I’m just gonna start running, and see how far I can get… Casanova: Acedia 1, by Matt Fraction & Fabio Moon and Michael Chabon & Gabriel Ba CASANOVA IS BACK, MUTHAFUCKAS!!!!! Ahem. My apologies. But this is maybe my [...]

Getting Back to Batman… One Last Time

August 5, 2013 // 2 Comments

We’re heading into a busy time of year at my real job, so the nerd farm will be a bit… fluffier than normal for the next little bit. But tonight… Tonight, one last hurrah for long, spoilery, over-thought analysis. Last Wednesday brought us to the end of an era, after all… Batman Incorporated 13, by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham So. He stuck the landing. Nailed it. Granted, he usually does, these days. “These days” being, you know… the last decade, [...]

Pretty, Sexy, Sad and Topical: the Funnybooks of July

July 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

New funnybooks! Old funnybooks! So many funnybooks! Batman Inc 12, by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham Poignancy. That’s not a word I expected to apply to a comic featuring Batmanbat… …in final battle with Talia Al Ghul, her squad of ninja manbats, and genetically-enhanced Super-Damian. But when Talia sees Our Hero flying toward her and asks “Why won’t he stop?” I sense genuine sorrow and regret in her voice. And not just for herself, but for Batman, too. For Batman, [...]

Shallow Fun With Batman Japan

June 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Batman Inc 11, by Chris Burnham and Jorge Lucas Been waiting to comment on this one, as I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. On the one hand, it’s a poorly-timed fill-in issue, coming as it does in the middle of the years-in-the-making climax to Grant Morrison’s extended Batman run. But on the other hand, it’s a burst of pure Bat-Fun, a Kirbyesque romp with Batman Japan. It’s funny and weird and energetic in a way that mainstream spandex comics too often [...]

Stupid, Childish Bat-Games

January 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Aaaaand, we’re back! It’s been a long January here on the nerd farm, but hopefully we can now resume normal service. Starting with… Batman Inc #7, by Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham, and Jason Masters Lurking behind one of the greatest super hero covers in recent memory is a story that… No, wait a minute. Before we get to the story, I’ve just gotta gush about that cover a little. I mean, holy crap look at that thing! An army of demented children, holding Our [...]

The Parable of the Bat-Herder

January 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Aaaannnddd we’re back! Hope you all had a wonderful new year with as few Mayan apocalypses as we did. Updates may still be spotty around here for a while, though. Things get pretty busy for me in January, and there’s not as much time as I’d like for nerd farming. But we’re back tonight, and hey! Look what we got! Batman Incorporated #6, by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham It’s another fast-paced issue, with Batman running another villainous guantlet, this time [...]

Bat-Beast of Bedlam!

November 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Batman Incorporated #5: Asylum by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham Good lord, but I love me some Grant Morrison Batman. As the cover up above may indicate, this issue takes us back to the future of Batman 666, where Damian Wayne is Batman and Gotham City is a lot worse off for it. And unfortunately, Bruce Wayne knows it: Bruce is being pretty harsh here. I mean… Damian’s very capable, even at ten years old. You’d think that by the time he grows up to be Batman, he’d be [...]