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Sexy God Tales: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

June 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

New week! New funnybooks! New blatherings! Let’s go there now, shall we? The Wicked and the Divine 1, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie The thing I like best about the work of Gillen and McKelvie is the way it pushes the envelope of mainstream funnybook storytelling, while never being anything less than 100% accessible for a general audience. That was true of Phonogram (especially the [...]

Surfing, Sex, and Miracle Men: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

April 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Last week was a good week for great funnybooks, so let’s just jump right on in… Miracleman 4, by Alan Moore, Alan Davis, and Garry Leach At this point, I have to admit that I’m enjoying reading the monthly reprints of this book so much that I may have to stick with it, in spite of what I still consider to be an inflated price for a bloated comic. Ah well. So much for saving some [...]

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Velvety! FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

January 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hey! Here’s something we haven’t done in a while… Reviews of new funnybooks! Or, well, newISH, anyway… Velvet 3, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips We descend into the seamier side of the spy game this issue, the side that deals in casual murder and even-more-casual sex. It’s interesting to me that Brubaker has Velvet comment on the first… …but not the second: There’s a [...]

Dork Awards: The 25 Best Funnybooks of 2013, Part One

January 1, 2014 // 2 Comments

It was a good year to be a funnybook fan. I mean, they all are. There’s always SOMEthing good coming out, even in bad years. But 2013 offered up an embarrassment of riches, with exciting new talent, continuing excellence from old masters, and a blitz of original projects from the cream of the big-time comics crop. There was so much good stuff, in fact, that it was tough paring it all down [...]

Sci-Fi Rules the Funnybooks of August

August 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

So many funnybooks! So little time! CAPSULEREVIEWSAREGO!!!! Infinity 1, by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, and Mark Morales Not entirely sure why I bought this. I generally find “event” comics to be a cancer on the body of the comics industry, creatively-compromised stories that are very seldom satisfying, and that usually just interrupt the flow of more interesting on-going series that [...]

You Wait All Month for Good Funnybooks, Then They All Show Up At Once

July 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

All my favorite comics come out the same day. It’s weird. I’ll go three weeks just picking up one or two books I’m not super-excited about, and then… WHAM! I’m engulfed. Last week was one of those weeks. Hawkeye 11, by Matt Fraction and David Aja I’m just gonna go right ahead and say that this is the best single issue of the year to date. In fact, I’m not [...]

Mystery. Desire. And Tentacles.

May 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Some would say that offering solutions to mysteries is just good storytelling, but I’m not sure I agree. Often, the mystery is the thing for me. Mysteries tantalize and tempt. They seduce. We’re drawn to them, and as much as we might desire their solution… Sometimes, it’s sweeter to want. All of which brings us to our topic for today… Fatale 14, by Ed Brubaker and [...]

Corporate Supermen of the Brave New World: Catching Up on February Funnybooks

February 25, 2013 // 3 Comments

Lotsa time to read of late, little time to write. Which means that I need to abandon my usual long-winded review style, and settle in for something a little faster. So, without further ado… QUICKIES! ARE! GO! Action Comics 17, by Grant Morrison, Brad Walker, Rags Morales, and A Host of Inkers So ultimately, I think this will be looked back on as the “Vyndktvx for Dummies” issue [...]

Strange Angles: Fatale and HP Lovecraft

January 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Fatale #11, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips Much has been made of this series’ Lovecraftian elements, but so far that’s mostly been a surface thing. There’s no cosmic horror to it, really, no shattering revelations of man’s insignificance in the face of the vast unknowable universe. No, this book’s more about the entirely too knowable horrors of lust and desire, [...]