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A Random Collection of Beautiful Things

January 29, 2019 // 1 Comment

So instead of working on this week’s column, I’ve gotten distracted by a new project the last few days. Which means it’s time to dip into our vast supply of funnybook images. We do this kind of thing all the time over on the nerd farm’s social media (a few of the images below are appearing there this week, in fact), but not so often on the main site. We can do things bigger and better here, though, so I decided to pick out 25 pictures, by 25 different artists, featuring [...]

The Weird and the Wonderful: Some Alternative Picks for the Fantastic Four Relaunch

April 24, 2018 // 5 Comments

So we were talking about the upcoming Fantastic Four relaunch down at my local funnybook store recently. Which, yeah, if you haven’t heard… They’re relaunching Fantastic Four this summer, in a new series by Dan Slott and Sarah Pichelli. And that… …was what we were talking about. I made the off-hand comment that I will, of course, be giving it a shot, but that Slott and Pichelli wouldn’t have been my first pick for the creative team. One of my buddies kind of [...]

A Random Collection of Images For Your Edification and Enjoyment

April 17, 2018 // 2 Comments

So time and energy have been in short supply on the nerd farm lately. Allergies, taxes, busy days… We just couldn’t get the usual long-winded essay done. Which means it’s time to post up a bunch of pretty, pretty pictures. A lot of these are things we’ve shared over on the Dork Forty Facebook page, so folks who follow us there may have seen some of this before. But there’s other stuff mixed in, as well, so hopefully there’s something new for everybody here. [...]

Pax Americana: The Watchmen Sequel Done Right

October 18, 2017 // 3 Comments

So I’m feeling a tiny bit under the weather this week, and will have to keep this short. That’s okay, though. Because I have a clever plan… As you may or may not remember, last week’s column was a take-down of the Doomsday Clock ashcan, Geoff Johns’ completely-missing-the-point sequel/response to Watchmen. But as I said then, I hate to be a hater. So I thought that this week I should maybe take some time to discuss something that I think responds to Watchmen well. [...]

The Visible Dork Forty: Random Hilarity

July 18, 2016 // 1 Comment

So my usual pattern here on the Dork Forty is to ramble on endlessly about some funnybook or another. But I like pretty pictures, too. I collect dozens of the things, more than I could ever find time to write about. Some of those go up on our Facebook page (JOIN…US…), while others just go in a folder for some future date when I don’t feel like talking. But lord knows THAT doesn’t happen very often, so they tend to pile up. It’s time, then, to clean house. So [...]

2014 Dork Awards, Part One: Best Limited Series

January 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

So 2014 is finally over, and that means it’s time to look back. Back, at the best funnybooks of the year. That’s right, it’s time once again for… THE DORK AWARDS! It was a great year for comics. The American industry is the best it’s been since the 1980s, with a raft of talented creators producing a wide variety of books in multiple genres. There was so much good stuff, in fact, that I’m sure I missed some of it. I’m looking at those unread copies of [...]

A Thousand Cuts: Morrison and Quitely Delicately Devastate with Pax Americana

November 19, 2014 // 11 Comments

Blink. Blink Blink. I think I just read the best comic of the year. And I encourage you to parse that statement in every manner possible… Pax Americana, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely I bought this book on my lunch hour today, and I’ve read it twice. Once forward, and once backward, as it kind of encourages you to do. “Encourages.” Challenges, maybe. Hrm. Actually… Y’know, reading this book is a bit like experiencing a four-dimensional holographic download [...]

Something Old, Something New… And a Pleasing Return to Form

March 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Comics of February, in convenient capsule form! FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!! Moon Knight 1, by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey Moon Knight is a character who hasn’t been served well in a long time, which is a shame. He’s got a great costume and an even better gimmick: he’s a highly-trained martial artist and ace detective who suffers from multiple personality disorder. Essentially, he’s Crazy Batman, and that’s exactly how Warren Ellis is writing him in this new [...]

The Visible Dork Forty: Orphaned Oddities

February 18, 2014 // 2 Comments

So I know that I usually drone on and on endlessly about some funnybook or other. It’s kind of what visitors to the nerd farm have come to expect, I suppose. Well, except for those pervs who keeping coming around looking for Gimli Porn. But when you make jokes like that, you’ve gotta expect to attract a rough crowd. ANYWAY… I do like to ramble on a bit, but I also like the pretty pretty pictures. I festoon my ramblings with them in the hopes that it’ll tickle the eyes [...]

Just One Thing

October 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m afraid I’ve been neglecting the heart and soul of the Dork Forty here recently: funnybook reviews. I’ve got a lot of ’em piled up here, so many that I’m not even going to try to do full reviews of everything. Instead, I thought I’d point out one interesting thing about each of them, one thing that makes me spend (or regret spending) my hard-earned money on them. A rare exercise in brevity, then. Or at least an attempt to see how long it takes me to [...]