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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 [...]

Pax Americana: The Watchmen Sequel Done Right

October 18, 2017 // 2 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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… [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dork Awards: The 25 Greatest Super-Villains of All Time, Part Four

September 19, 2013 // 3 Comments

Super-Bastards. Top 25. Countin’ ’em down. Part One.   Part Two.   Part Three. And now here we are at Part Four. I was planning on a short entry tonight, just three villains. But it’s turning out even shorter than I thought. Because two of these bastards just work, and even though the third doesn’t work as well as he should… Well, you’ll see. You’ll [...]