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What the Market Will Bear: A Big Two Skip Week Leaves the Indies to Rule the Racks

July 7, 2020 // 5 Comments

So this may be a short column. For one thing, I’ve procrastinated and gotten pressed for time. But also… I don’t have many funnybooks to talk about. Neither Marvel nor DC released anything last week, which didn’t impact me all that much since I don’t read a lot from either of them. But not much that I DO read came out, either. It was just two books, in fact, but they were both doozies: the second issue of The Boys: Dear Becky, and the long-awaited (by me, anyway) [...]

Science, Crime, and Hobbits: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

February 12, 2019 // 3 Comments

So I’ve gotten sufficiently distracted by a sufficient number of things here lately that I’ve gotten terribly far behind on the funnybook reviews. Which is the story of my blogging life, of course, but I took a good hard look at the stack this weekend and decided it was time to just go ahead and file most of it, and soldier on to the new stack of books I bought last week. Warts and all… The Green Lantern 4 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp  Four issues in, I’m starting [...]

Aliens, Gods, and a Walk Through Hell: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

May 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

So I’ve been reading some funnybooks! Let’s see how they were… Avengers 1 & 2 by Jason Aaron and Ed McGinnis So these were fun. I normally wait to read Jason Aaron work-for-hire stuff until I can find a digital trade on sale, but I decided to give this new Avengers relaunch a shot because… Well, I dunno. Because what the hell, I guess. I like Aaron’s larger than life, hell-bent-for-leather approach to the big corporate toys. As long as I keep in mind that [...]

Secret Wars, Canary Cries, and Weird Little Kung Fu Bastards

November 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

One thing I’ve learned about writing funnybook reviews over the long term is that I can never be satisfied with my approach to it. When I’m reviewing everything I read, I start to feel like I’m saying the same things about the same books over and over again. And when I focus down to discuss single books in-depth (as I’ve been doing lately), I feel like I’m neglecting a lot of really great comics. Sigh. What’s a reviewer to do? Well… maybe I could… [...]

Getting Biblical: Jason Aaron Writes a Different Kind of Fantasy Epic

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

This week, I feel the need to remind everyone of what it says on the masthead here at the Dork Forty: Everything written here is just one dork’s opinion. No more. No less. Even still, though, if you’re easily offended… specifically about religious matters… you should maybe just stop reading now… The Goddamned 1 by Jason Aaron and r.m. Guera So it’s probably a bit infantile of me that fully half the reason I bought this comic is because of the title. I [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day 8: Strange

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Taking a short break from the Halloween mixtape tonight to return to the thing we’re kind of known for here on the nerd farm: funnybook reviews. Or A funnybook review, anyway; I’m still spending sufficient time on the mixtape that I can’t launch into one of my usual long-winded treatises on Stuff I Like. It’ll be a Halloween-themed funnybook, as well, because the Countdown is a harsh mistress, and demands all manner of creepy stuff… Dr. Strange 1 by Jason Aaron and [...]

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 [...]

Dork Awards After-Party

February 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

So here we are. The Dork Awards are done. Rental on the theater’s about to expire, and they’re turning the lights out on us. Time, then, to clear out. Loosen our ties. Kick back. Have a metaphorical drink or ten, and reflect. Makes excuses and shout recriminations. And apologize for our mistakes. It’s time, on other words, for the After-Party… Confessions First things first: I screwed up big-time on the award for Best Funnybook. As it turns out, Supreme: Blue Rose (our [...]

A Funnybook Far, Far Away…

January 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Taking another little side-trip from the Dork Awards to discuss another comic that everybody’s talking about… Star Wars 1, by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday I wasn’t sure I was going to give this book a try. The last time I really enjoyed a Star Wars comic, I was maybe in middle school. I think Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson were doing the book then. Which says less about my taste at that age, and more about how lucky I was to have such a great creative team on a comic I [...]

Dork Awards 2014: Writer and Artist of the Year

January 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Aaaand, we’re back! Real life got in the way a bit last week, and so I didn’t get to the second round of the Dork Awards. But now I’ve chopped out a hollow spot in my schedule, so let’s get crackin’! This week, we’re shifting gears a bit, to discuss specific creators rather than specific books. Honestly, this whole thing was a lot easier last year, when we just did a “25 Best Comics” list. Hopefully, I’ll remember that next year. But, ah well. [...]