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Jason Aaron

Sexy God Tales: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

June 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

New week! New funnybooks! New blatherings! Let’s go there now, shall we? The Wicked and the Divine 1, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie The thing I like best about the work of Gillen and McKelvie is the way it pushes the envelope of mainstream funnybook storytelling, while never being anything less than 100% accessible for a general audience. That was true of Phonogram (especially the brilliant second volume, Singles Club), and it was even true of Young Avengers (maybe the only “teen [...]

Murderous Miracle Bastards: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

May 22, 2014 // 2 Comments

Been busy times around the nerd farm here lately, and we’ve gotten behind. Some of these funnybooks have gotten a little stale – in fact, there’s already another issue out of the first one – so let’s get this thing going before the mold sets in… Miracleman 5, by Alan Moore and Alan Davis This issue features one of my favorite moments from the series, and– Actually, scratch that. It’s one of my favorite moments in all of spandex fiction. A little kid runs [...]

More Comics You Should Totally Be Reading: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

April 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Elektra 1, by W Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo Marvel’s very pointed answer to the recent Batwoman kerfuffle, pairing JH Williams’ writing partner on that book with an artist whose work has a similarly heightened reality to it, and whose layouts ebb and flow across the page in much the way that Williams’ do. He’s not as good at it, mind you. But I kind of feel bad saying that. Because Michael Del Mundo is a fine artist in his own right, and I do like the results. So, yeah. I’m [...]

Dork Awards: The 25 Best Funnybooks of 2013, Part One

January 1, 2014 // 2 Comments

It was a good year to be a funnybook fan. I mean, they all are. There’s always SOMEthing good coming out, even in bad years. But 2013 offered up an embarrassment of riches, with exciting new talent, continuing excellence from old masters, and a blitz of original projects from the cream of the big-time comics crop. There was so much good stuff, in fact, that it was tough paring it all down for our annual list of the year’s best funnybooks. We persevered, though, and settled on 25 [...]

Review Haiku!

October 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

So… I know I promised review haiku for this week, but… well… I’ve been busy, and… Okay, look. I tried. But it was just a bad idea, and I– Alright, fine. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you…   Afterlife with Archie 1, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla A fun diversion, Better than it should have been. Poor Zombie Jughead. Manhattan Projects 15, by Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Browne Decent fill-in art For the Oppenheimer war. [...]

Sci-Fi Rules the Funnybooks of August

August 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

So many funnybooks! So little time! CAPSULEREVIEWSAREGO!!!! Infinity 1, by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, and Mark Morales Not entirely sure why I bought this. I generally find “event” comics to be a cancer on the body of the comics industry, creatively-compromised stories that are very seldom satisfying, and that usually just interrupt the flow of more interesting on-going series that I’m enjoying. I’m not even reading the Avengers series this one flows out of, finding the [...]

Butcher of Thongs!

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

  Thor, God of Thunder #2: Blood in the Clouds by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic The first issue of this book came out just two weeks ago, so I’m not going to give you a full review tonight. Suffice it to say that it’s still pretty freakin’ metal. Especially as this issue primarily stars Young Thor, the hard-drinkinest, wench-lovinest, ass-kickinest road warrior this side of Lemmy Killmister. This may be the closest Marvel’s ever really come to the Thor of myth (who was [...]

Rockin’ Out with the God of Thunder

November 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Hey, remember when we used to review funnybooks around here? Let’s get back to a bit of that, shall we…? Thor: God of Thunder #1, by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic This book is pretty goddamn metal. I mean, look at that shit! Lightning, armor, axes, hammers, a creepy dude in a hood… All that’s missing is some kind of faux-rune logo tarted up to look like it’s made of steel, and– Oh. Right. Check and fucking check. Meh. Tahl. Aside from being totally [...]