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A Great Week for Funnybooks

September 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Holy crap last week was a great week for funnybooks! Lots of variety in tone, topic, and aesthetic, with everything from grounded spies and dystopian futures to hyper-kinetic crime and meta-fictional sci-fi horror. AND ALL OF IT SO GOOD! There were so many good books, in fact, that I despair for the rest of the month. But SCREW YOU, FUTURE! Because right now… RIGHT NOW!! …we are [...]

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 [...]

Sex, Death, and Hawkeye

October 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Our recent experiments in brevity have been a blast, but this week I thought I might settle in for a more in-depth look at a single comic. To whit… Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Francesco Francavilla An awful lot of pixels get spilled praising this book, and not without reason. It’s stylish and pretty, with snappy dialogue, entertaining characters, and genuine emotional [...]

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 [...]

Hawkguy vs Sandy

January 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Hawkeye 7, by Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, and Jesse Hamm I read an interview with Matt Fraction recently in which he said that this book is his attempt to do The Rockford Files in the Marvel Universe. So if I hadn’t already loved the series… That would have made me love it. As it is, though, it still informed my outlook on the book. This isn’t just “Hawkeye on his day [...]