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David Lapham

Comedy! Violence! Despair! Batman!

July 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

So normally I’d preface this with a pithy introductory paragraph. But this time, I think the title says it all… Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses 16 by David Lapham  Holy shit what a great comic! I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a Stray Bullets more in quite some time. It furthers the on-going story of Beth and Orson’s master plan to free Nina and run off with a whole bunch of money, but it also delivers on a great set-piece, a spiffy done-in-one that starts off tense [...]

Love, Lust, and Everything In-Between: Stray Bullets Examines Crime With Character

March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sort of a short column this week. I’ve only got time to talk about one funnybook. But it’s a doozy… Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses 12 by David Lapham The current Stray Bullets arc is shaping up to be one of the best in the series’ history. And if you’re at all familiar with my excitement over this book’s return a couple of years ago (think ALL CAPS ENTHUSIASM, MUTHAFUCKAS!!!)… You know that’s not something I say lightly. But it’s true. [...]

Dork Awards 2014, Part Three: Best Funnybook

January 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

And here we are, back for the final installment of the 2014 Dork Awards. I have to admit, much as I wanted to avoid this thing getting repetitious, it still got away from me. Between the previous categories, and all the reviews of these books I’ve written over the course of the year, I couldn’t escape the feeling that I’ve said all this stuff before. Ah, well. Such is the way of the year-in-review column, I suppose. So, that little warning out of the way, let’s get this [...]

ANOTHER Great Week for Funnybooks

September 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

So… Did I say that last week saw the release of so many good funnybooks that I was worried about the rest of the month? I did? Yeah. Yeah, just forget about that… Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes, by Grant Morrison and Chris Sprouse I thought the first issue of Multiversity was a bit tired. We’ve seen so many alternate versions of so many characters in the last decade that Morrison was really going to have to pull off something spectacular to make it work. And he [...]

Old Magic, Young Love, and a Giant Gorilla: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

June 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

This week’s funnybooks this week! And lookit me! Click-Baitin’ the fanboys by leading with a shiny bit of corporate spandex craziness! New Avengers Annual 1, by Frank Barbiere and Marco Rudy I will be 100% brutally honest with you here: I bought this funnybook for the art. The art, and the promise of what looked like it might be a decent Dr. Strange solo story. Because, hey. I love Dr. Strange. He’s on my extremely short list of characters I’ll always read if [...]

Murderous Miracle Bastards: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

May 22, 2014 // 2 Comments

Been busy times around the nerd farm here lately, and we’ve gotten behind. Some of these funnybooks have gotten a little stale – in fact, there’s already another issue out of the first one – so let’s get this thing going before the mold sets in… Miracleman 5, by Alan Moore and Alan Davis This issue features one of my favorite moments from the series, and– Actually, scratch that. It’s one of my favorite moments in all of spandex fiction. A little kid runs [...]

Something New, Something Different: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

April 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

So I got these funnybooks here, and I thought I might, like, review ’em or somethin’. You know. For a change of pace… Stray Bullets: Killers 2, by David Lapham I was a bit surprised this issue to see the series return to Virginia Applejack so soon. I mean, she’s been a constant presence in the book, even when she wasn’t its main character, so I don’t know why I was surprised. But I was. I guess I expected Killers to focus more on the series’ recurring [...]

STRAY BULLETS, MUTHA– Ahem. Stray Bullets: A Fine Comics Reading Experience

March 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

Stray Bullets Über Alles Edition Stray Bullets 41 Stray Bullets: Killers 1 by David Lapham So as my… rather enthusiastic… early review of the above books may have indicated, I’m pretty damn excited about the return of Stray Bullets. But it wasn’t until Sunday morning that my level of enthusiasm really sank in. I got up, took a shower, pulled on a t-shirt, and then realized that I needed a weather forecast to finish dressing for the day. So I fired up my computer to [...]

STRAY BULLETS ÜBER ALLES!!!

March 12, 2014 // 4 Comments

STRAY BULLETS IS BACK, MUTHAFUCKAS!!!!!! Ahem. I’m sorry. I… I don’t know what came over me, but– EIGHT YEARS!! EIGHT FUCKING YEARS I WAITED FOR THIS BOOK! AND IT’S HERE! HERE NOW! TWO ISSUES IN ONE DAY AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL, MAN, BEAUTIFUL! LIKE… SOME FUCKIN’… REMBRANDT SHAKESPEARE SHIT, MAN! I– I– HOLY FUCKING SHIT IT’S BACK! IT’S BAAAAAAAAAAAACCKK! Oh! Oh, dear. Again, I’m terribly sorry. I- I really have [...]