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A Big Ol’ Pile of Crap: Print vs Digital Revisited (Again)

March 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

“Man, if I didn’t love this place so much, I’d have gone digital years ago.” – Me, on any number of occasions, speaking to my Local Funnybook Pusher So I think I mentioned, in last week’s column about nothing, that I’m in the process of pulling some stuff out of my comics collection to sell. Here’s a picture of that: Yep. It’s a big ol’ pile of crap. Well… Not crap, really. There’s some good books in there. In fact, I’d argue [...]

Da-na-nananananana… TAP.

July 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Batman 66, by Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case There are two stories to be told here. First is the comic itself, a funnybook version of what some argue is the best take on Batman ever done: the 1966 Adam West television series. While I personally wouldn’t say it’s the very best, I think it’s easily in the top five, and this comic does a pretty good job of recreating it on the page. Writer Jeff Parker has said that he’s trying to do the show, but with a bigger budget, and [...]

So Many Comics, So Little Time…

June 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Haven’t hit the ol’ funnybook reviews in a bit, so here’s a quick snapshot of the best (and worst) stuff I’ve read in the last couple-three weeks, judged under our brandy-new star rating system! Which means that, yes, once again… FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!! Wonder Woman #10, by Brian Azzarello, Tony Akins, and Kano This book continues to be imminently… okay. It’s more than passable in terms of plot and character, and the art is a couple steps above the [...]

Flagg!

June 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

Happy Flagg Day, Funnybook Nation! Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! might be fairly sexist at times… Okay, actually, it’s a somewhat embarrassing example of a funnybook artist working out his fetish for thigh-highs and heels on the printed page. Oh, fine. The book reeks of jizz and problematic (if good-natured) men’s magazine misogyny. But it also uses sex as part of a rather smart social satire… …and the ladies aren’t the only ones who’ve been [...]

The Nattering Nabob of Negativity

February 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

As I believe I’ve already mentioned, it’s been a long couple months here on the nerd farm. Or, rather, OFF the nerd farm. Nothing dreadful, understand. Busy times made more exhausting by a cold that just won’t quite fade away. Cold medicine that’s dulled my brain too much to write a lot more than a paragraph at one sitting. Ugh. On the upside, though, not writing has left my leisure time open to enjoy more of the things I enjoy, which in turn gives me way more to write [...]

The Art and Science of Dead Super Heroes

November 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

There’s this little thing we do periodically here on the Dork Forty that we like to call… FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!! Fantastic Four #600, by Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting, Carmine DeGiandomenico, Ming Doyle, Leinil Francis Yu, and Farel Dalrymple There are a number of ways to approach anniversary issues. You can do the big retrospective celebration of the series’ history. You can do the “conclusion to the big major storyline” thing, or maybe even take the book in an [...]

Print vs Digital: One Dork’s Descent into the Dark Side

November 20, 2011 // 2 Comments

For the first time this week, I bought more digital comics than I did print comics. There were multiple reasons for this: price, quality, subscriptions my local funnybook store forgot to pull, new digital offerings of indie stuff I missed the first time around… No one thing goes into my decisions to buy digital. But I was still somewhat taken aback, and that means it’s something worth writing about. For the most part, I buy digital copies of things I don’t think I’m [...]