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Kevin O’Neill

Comedy! Violence! Despair! Batman!

July 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

So normally I’d preface this with a pithy introductory paragraph. But this time, I think the title says it all… Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses 16 by David Lapham  Holy shit what a great comic! I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a Stray Bullets more in quite some time. It furthers the on-going story of Beth and Orson’s master plan to free Nina and run off with a whole [...]

All the Pretty Fascists: the Art of Judge Dredd

June 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

So after a conversation with a friend sent me off looking at Judge Dredd art tonight, I slowly realized how many really great, crazy stylists have been given a crack at ol’ bullet head over the years. And, since I’d utterly failed to pull together any of the various posts I’d intended to work on today… I figured maybe a small Dredd gallery was in order. The look and feel [...]

Gods and Monsters. And a Bunch of Dead Rich People.

May 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

A little pressed for time this week… Or, no. Not time. Energy. A little pressed for energy. So… FUNNYBOOKS… IN REView… are… gooooo… Renato Jones: The One % 1 by Kaare Andrews Kaare Andrews’ first entry into the field of Comics That Belong To His Own Damn Self is pretty bold. Bold in its cover design… …bold in its [...]

Simple Funnybook Pleasures

March 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

I spend a lot of time around here digging deep into the funnybooks I read, picking out fine details and admiring craft. That can make me a tough audience. I get bored pretty quick with the same old thing, so if there aren’t those little touches to dig out, those artistic idiosyncrasies to appreciate, I’m probably not going to enjoy my reading. Here lately, though, I’ve run [...]

Funnybook Battle: Nemo vs Miracleman!

March 7, 2014 // 2 Comments

Haven’t done one of these in a while (maybe not since we moved the nerd farm to its current location). But last week saw the release of both two different Alan Moore comics, one written at the beginning of his career in 1982, and the other written in the present-day. And that seemed too good an opportunity to pass up. The former book shows us the hungry Young Moore, relentlessly pursuing a [...]

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

January 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

Our countdown of the best funnybooks of 2013 continues, starting… now! 12. Rachel Rising, by Terry Moore The best horror comic on the market is one that too many people don’t know about. I can’t say I’ve done my part to fix that problem, either; I’ve been meaning to write about it for over a year, and somehow just never got to it. But let’s see if I can fix [...]

A Brief Word on Funnybook Death

February 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Yesterday, one of the most beloved characters in literary history died. I’m referring, of course, to Ishmael. The beloved narrator of Moby Dick, Herman Melville’s classic tale of sea-faring adventure for kids, Ishmael is remembered by children around the world for his plucky charm, his heart-warming friendship with the gruff Captain Ahab, and his encyclopedic knowledge of 19th [...]