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Comedy! Violence! Despair! Batman!

July 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

So normally I’d preface this with a pithy introductory paragraph. But this time, I think the title says it all… Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses 16 by David Lapham  Holy shit what a great comic! I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a Stray Bullets more in quite some time. It furthers the on-going story of Beth and Orson’s master plan to free Nina and run off with a whole bunch of money, but it also delivers on a great set-piece, a spiffy done-in-one that starts off tense [...]

Preacher on the TeeVee

May 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

So this weekend saw the debut of the long-awaited, long-in-development-hell television series based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher. It ain’t bad. It ain’t Preacher. But it ain’t bad. I guess I should explain what I mean by that. Taken in its own right, as its own thing, Preacher on the TeeVee (which is what I’m going to call it for the purposes of this review) is pretty good television. It’s over-the-top and funny, with a debut episode that [...]

Gods and Monsters. And a Bunch of Dead Rich People.

May 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

A little pressed for time this week… Or, no. Not time. Energy. A little pressed for energy. So… FUNNYBOOKS… IN REView… are… gooooo… Renato Jones: The One % 1 by Kaare Andrews Kaare Andrews’ first entry into the field of Comics That Belong To His Own Damn Self is pretty bold. Bold in its cover design… …bold in its Frank-Miller-Meets-Bill-Watterson graphics… …and bold in its dramatics: That’s two consecutive double-page [...]

A Month of Wednesdays

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

So while I’ve been off writing about Avengers comics for the the past four weeks, the funnybook industry had the temerity to continue releasing books! Da noive a some peeple! But, ah well. What’s a reviewer to do, except take a deep breath and bear up under their pulpy weight? So here you go: all the funnybooks for a month of Wednesdays. Or the highlights thereof, anyway… Nameless 4 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham The careers of Grant Morrison and Alan Moore continue to [...]

THE PURGE! Part the First.

July 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

So last week was a great week for funnybooks. New stuff from David Lapham, Shaky Kane, Gillen & McKelvie, AND a new book from Bryan Lee O’Malley! I had a blast reading that shit over lunch on Wednesday. Good comics and a spicy chicken bowl! A little slice of funnybook heaven. But that’s not what I’m gonna write about today. I tried, believe me. But my heart just wasn’t in it. Why? Well, because my funnybook brain is currently wrapped up in THE PURGE. Because [...]

Stylish, Scary Adolescent Thrills: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

So here’s something a little different: funnybooks reviewed the day they came out! That’s right, it’s TODAY’S COMICS TODAY! Moon Knight 4, by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey As I think I’ve said before, this book’s all about very stylish done-in-ones. Every issue is centered around a single idea, motif, or visual. You get in, you get out, you enjoy yourself a little pop culture bonbon. Though I hesitate to use candy metaphors in relation to this particular [...]

Dork Awards: The 25 Greatest Super Heroes of All Time (Part One)

June 19, 2013 // 6 Comments

Recently, a friend showed me a mainstream entertainment site’s list of the 25 Greatest Super Heroes. I approached the list cynically, of course. As a funnybook connoisseur (read: DORK), I automatically assumed that the straight world just wouldn’t get it right. And I was correct to some extent, but as I went through their list, I also found myself becoming fascinated. Because it wasn’t really a list of the best super hero characters. It was a list of the best versions of [...]

Saying Goodbye to The Boys

November 15, 2012 // 3 Comments

Tonight we bid a fond farewell to one of the best monthly funnybooks of the last decade. So hats off, you bastards, and raise a glass… The Boys Seventy-Two, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson I am going to freaking miss this book. I mean, seventy-two issues is a good long run. It was time for the story to end, and god knows this is not a series that should have ever continued on past its expiration date. Not that Garth Ennis ever intended for it to be anything but a finite series with [...]

Nazi Ant Circuses, and the Funnybooks That Love Them

September 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Alright. After a relatively fallow month, I think it’s finally time to get back to some serious nerd farming. I’ll have new installments of Star Wars Machete Order and Wrestling With Tolkien coming up soon, but first a warm-up with the last couple weeks’ worth of comics… FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!! Hawkeye #2, by Matt Fraction and David Aja Make no mistake: this is one cool-ass funnybook. From cover art that actually has some design sense behind it… …to a [...]

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. It’s more than passable in terms of plot and character, and the art is a couple steps above the [...]