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Countdown to Halloween!

October 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

There’s a chill in the evening air. Everything’s dying. And the nerd wranglers are out sincerin’ up the punkin patch. Which can only mean one thing: every dork’s favorite holiday has shambled onto the horizon once more, and we must begin preparations for its unholy arrival. That’s right, kids: Halloween’s a’comin’! And with it, a special Dork Forty Halloween mix tape. Of sorts. Every day in October, we’ll be posting a Halloweenie song for [...]

Sexy Blood-Drenched Diversions

April 12, 2012 // 3 Comments

So, since these “Modern-Day Kirby” posts are taking longer than expected, and since that means my stack of unreviewed funnybooks ain’t gettin’ any smaller, and since I’m really getting tired of looking at said stack… Well, I guess that means… FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!! Conan the Barbarian #1-3, by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan The team behind DEMO tackle Conan for an adaptation and expansion of Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast.” [...]

Kirby, King of… Horror?!?

March 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Jack Kirby’s is not a name you often think of when you think of horror. Partially, that’s because he didn’t do a lot of it. But also, it might be because horror wasn’t really his forte. Kirby was a fighter by nature, and his stories were usually centered on positive struggle and perseverance in the face of oppression, while horror is often about negativity and human helplessness in the face of great evil. So the marriage of Kirby and horror was always going to be a [...]

The Nattering Nabob of Negativity

February 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

As I believe I’ve already mentioned, it’s been a long couple months here on the nerd farm. Or, rather, OFF the nerd farm. Nothing dreadful, understand. Busy times made more exhausting by a cold that just won’t quite fade away. Cold medicine that’s dulled my brain too much to write a lot more than a paragraph at one sitting. Ugh. On the upside, though, not writing has left my leisure time open to enjoy more of the things I enjoy, which in turn gives me way more to write [...]

Prophet: A World Made of Meat

January 21, 2012 // 2 Comments

So the nerd farm really has been quiet of late, and for that I do apologize. It’s just been one of those times when life gets in the way. Nothing serious; just a crazy time at my day job made crazier by a nasty chest cold. But with all that going on, I haven’t had the time, energy, or (honestly) inclination to write much. But this week, a funnybook came out that was so batshit crazy I HAD to write about it: Prophet #21, from Brandon Graham and Simon Roy Now, this is evidently a [...]

Lovecraft via Seuss

November 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

As we all know, the interwebs are filled with many wondrous and interesting things. But they’re also filled with awful, squamous things that man was not meant to know (insert your own link to goatse here — who do you think I am, Warren Ellis?). Well, tonight we bring you something that’s got both bases covered. Over on DeviantArt, an artist with the handle Dr. Faustus AU is doing his own adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” in the style of Dr. [...]

Strange Little Men and Skeleton Girls

November 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

And now I suppose it’s time to get down to bidness. I’ve got two funnybooks here I wanted to talk about, both from the recent DC Comics reboot. One of them I really liked, the other… not so much. But I’ve tried to analyze them both a bit for you, which is where my real interest as a critic lies. If you’re not a funnybook dork, my comics commentary may be a bit hard to follow sometimes. I try to write to a wider audience when I can, but sometimes I slip up and just [...]