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Flagship Down: The End of the Fantastic Four

October 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

So Rich Johnston’s reporting, over at Bleeding Cool, that Marvel Comics is cancelling The Fantastic Four sometime next year. And they’re cancelling it not because sales are in the crapper, but because Ike Perlmutter’s pissed that they don’t own the movie rights, and so doesn’t want to give “free advertising” to whichever studio does. I don’t [...]

The Dangers of Reading in Public, and Other Stories: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lots and lots of good funnybooks to talk about from the last two weeks. Tonight, though, I’m just gonna cover three of them… East of West 12, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta Last week, I mentioned that this comic caused a bit of a stir when I read it over lunch. See, there’s this Hibachi joint up the block from my Local Funnybook Emporium (Nostalgia Newsstand, represent!), [...]

IT IS KIRBY TIME!

April 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

No time for my usual long-winded analysis this week. So I thought that I would instead give you the polar opposite: BLEEDING RAW ARTWORKINGS TORN FROM THE MIND OF MR. JACK KIRBY! Enjoy, won’t you? (click to embiggen, where applicable)         [...]

Something New, Something Different: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

April 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

So I got these funnybooks here, and I thought I might, like, review ’em or somethin’. You know. For a change of pace… Stray Bullets: Killers 2, by David Lapham I was a bit surprised this issue to see the series return to Virginia Applejack so soon. I mean, she’s been a constant presence in the book, even when she wasn’t its main character, so I don’t know why I [...]

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 [...]

STRAY BULLETS ÜBER ALLES!!!

March 12, 2014 // 4 Comments

STRAY BULLETS IS BACK, MUTHAFUCKAS!!!!!! Ahem. I’m sorry. I… I don’t know what came over me, but– EIGHT YEARS!! EIGHT FUCKING YEARS I WAITED FOR THIS BOOK! AND IT’S HERE! HERE NOW! TWO ISSUES IN ONE DAY AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL, MAN, BEAUTIFUL! LIKE… SOME FUCKIN’… REMBRANDT SHAKESPEARE SHIT, MAN! I– I– HOLY FUCKING SHIT IT’S [...]

Giant Boobs and Crotch-Gap: Meet the New Wonder Woman!

February 25, 2014 // 4 Comments

So I just saw the news that, following the end of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s innovative run on Wonder Woman, the character’s adventures will next be chronicled by David Finch. Who draws her like this: So… Heavy breasts, wide hips, and big thighs. Big thighs with an anatomically unlikely gap between them. This is a drawing that says, “Hey man! I KNOW you like [...]

First Date With a Fish-Man

February 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s a rare occasion indeed when I walk into my local funnybook store on New Funnybook Day and find absolutely nothing in my subscription folder. In fact, by my reckoning, it’s happened exactly twice in the last 25 years. The first time, it kind of pole-axed me. I didn’t know how to react, and wandered around the store in a daze before stumbling, depressed, out into the street [...]

Like a Bolt Out of the Blue: Thirty Years and a Thousand Imitators Later, Miracleman Still Works

February 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Miracleman 1, by Alan Moore and Garry Leach I wasn’t going to discuss Marvel’s re-release of this series. I bought and read it back in the 80s (because I am old), and much as I think Marvel did a good thing using their corporate might to help iron out the copyrights and see to it that the right people got paid for their work… They’re price gouging on these reprints. I know [...]

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 [...]