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The Worst Comic I’ve Read in a While

June 28, 2017 // 14 Comments

So I’ve got a lot of comics to get caught up on reviewing. Most of them, I really enjoyed. But before I get to those, I just have this one bit of vitriol to get out of my system… The Defenders 1&2 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez Holy crap, this book is awful. I wanted to give it a shot, because… Hey. It’s Bendis, back writing street-level super heroes. He used to be good at that. Plus… I like these characters, and I know he loves at least three of [...]


January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

So here we are again, reviewing funnybooks. Been awhile. Longer than I’d intended, honestly. But I need to recharge my batteries on these things every so often, and I guess the last month or two has been my time to do that. So let’s see if we can’t hit the ground running now that we’re back… Jessica Jones 3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos I’ve been kind of holding my breath on this book, waiting to see which Bendis was gonna show up: the [...]

Joy, Confusion, and Paranoia

October 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

So I found myself, this week, buying nothing but new number one issues, all of wildly different tones and evoking wildly different reactions from me as a reader. But all also offering something that’s going to bring me back for more. Sometimes, the column just writes itself… Jessica Jones 1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos I must admit that I was wary in approaching this book. I was a big fan of Alias back in its day, and even though this book is a sequel to that one, by [...]

The Sound of Silence: Samnee and Waid’s Black Widow Succeeds by Keeping Its Mouth Shut

March 8, 2016 // 1 Comment

New number ones! Sometimes, it seems like corporate spandex comics survive on these things. And it’s easy to see why: number one issues spark sales. In part, that’s because of collectors who believe that number one issues are more valuable (and to be fair, in the collectors’ market, belief often equals reality). So we get the continual relaunches everybody bitches about, but that everybody evidently buys anyway. But another reason new number ones sell, I think, is because [...]