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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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Flagg!

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]