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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 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. [...]

2014 Dork Awards, Part One: Best Limited Series

January 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

So 2014 is finally over, and that means it’s time to look back. Back, at the best funnybooks of the year. That’s right, it’s time once again for… THE DORK AWARDS! It was a great year for comics. The American industry is the best it’s been since the 1980s, with a raft of talented creators producing a wide variety of books in multiple genres. There was so much good stuff, in fact, that I’m sure I missed some of it. I’m looking at those unread copies of [...]

THE PURGE! Part the Fourth: Letting Go

August 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s funny, but the deeper I get into the Great Funnybook Purge, the easier it’s becoming to let go. I may have mentioned last time that I was pricing out my Alan Moore Swamp Thing run. And, sure… I’ve got all those in book form (hardcovers, even). There’s no way in hell I’d be letting them go if that wasn’t an option. But, still… I’m selling my Alan Moore Swamp Things. The enormity of that is staggering. I was in eighth or ninth grade when [...]

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 money and waiting for the inevitable hardcover… We start “Book Two” of Miracleman here, [...]

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 [...]

Beautiful Dreaming: Sandman Returns in Grand Style

November 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Back from vacation (had a great time, thanks), and what did I find awaiting me at the funnybook store? Sandman: Overture 1, by Neil Gaiman, JH Williams III, and Dave Stewart   So. It’s been awhile. Something on the order of 17 years, in fact, since the last issue of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman hit the stands. It’s astounding, then, how much this book reads like the original series. It’s like Gaiman picked things back up where they left off without breaking stride. I know [...]

Slow News Day: The Slim Pickings of San Diego Comicon

July 22, 2013 // 3 Comments

So… Another San Diego Comicon has come and gone. As a funnybook fan, I’m supposed to be excited and hyped up for this sort of thing, and I guess I did follow the news out of San Diego fairly closely this weekend. There’s always the hope, after all, that someone will announce something really cool and exciting. And I did hear about some upcoming projects that piqued my interest. Like this one, for instance: Word of a new Darwyn Cooke Parker adaptation, for instance, is always [...]

Blow Up Yer Batwoman!

November 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Batwoman #14 World’s Finest, Part III: Heart of Stone by JH Williams III and W Haden Blackman I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m buying this book about 90% for the art, and that cover is a prime example of why. Nice artwork nestled in a striking bed of graphic design that incorporates the imagery of both this issue’s lead characters. The lightning bolt motif is Batwoman’s thing, of course, but it’s been rendered in Wonder Woman’s colors and [...]

The Funnybooks of December

January 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

So we took a bit of an unplanned holiday break here on the nerd farm. Our apologies. These things happen. But we’re back now in the new year, with a load of stuff to catch up on. We’ve got a massive Best Funnybooks of 2011 list coming up, and we haven’t forgotten about the second part of our look at the work of Rafael Grampa, either. But for tonight, it’s time to play a little catch-up on all the funnybooks we haven’t reviewed in the last month. And that means [...]