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Michael Avon Oeming

Too Many Comics! Too Little Time! CAPSULEREVIEWSAREGO!!

December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Gotham by Midnight, by Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith Well, here’s a rarity for you: something interesting coming out from DC Comics! Will wonders never cease! It was the Ben Templesmith art that caught my eye, understand. I’m a big fan of his slightly cartoony, slightly terrifying figures. And of the truly madly deeply horrible things he conjures up when called upon. Which, happily, is most of the time. Anyway. While flipping through the book in the shop, I was still a bit wary. I [...]

A Great Week for Funnybooks

September 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Holy crap last week was a great week for funnybooks! Lots of variety in tone, topic, and aesthetic, with everything from grounded spies and dystopian futures to hyper-kinetic crime and meta-fictional sci-fi horror. AND ALL OF IT SO GOOD! There were so many good books, in fact, that I despair for the rest of the month. But SCREW YOU, FUTURE! Because right now… RIGHT NOW!! …we are rollin’ in the good stuff! Annihilator 1, by Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving Okay, so yeah. As [...]

Pretty Good, But Still Worth Reading: It’s the Attack of the Bs!

June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

They’re a day old, but still… It’s THIS WEEK’S COMICS THIS WEEK!! That’s Because You’re a Robot, by David Quantick and Shaky Kane It took only three words to convince me to buy this comic: New. Shaky. Kane. Kane’s work is always a pleasure. Warped-lens pop culture fun from the depths of the creative unconscious. This particular example won me over with its premise alone: “Two cops: one of them is a robot. Only they don’t know which!” The [...]

The Dangers of Reading in Public, and Other Stories: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lots and lots of good funnybooks to talk about from the last two weeks. Tonight, though, I’m just gonna cover three of them… East of West 12, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta Last week, I mentioned that this comic caused a bit of a stir when I read it over lunch. See, there’s this Hibachi joint up the block from my Local Funnybook Emporium (Nostalgia Newsstand, represent!), and I often head up there for lunch after picking up my weekly haul. It’s a counter service [...]

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 [...]

You Wait All Month for Good Funnybooks, Then They All Show Up At Once

July 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

All my favorite comics come out the same day. It’s weird. I’ll go three weeks just picking up one or two books I’m not super-excited about, and then… WHAM! I’m engulfed. Last week was one of those weeks. Hawkeye 11, by Matt Fraction and David Aja I’m just gonna go right ahead and say that this is the best single issue of the year to date. In fact, I’m not sure we’re gonna see anybody beat it in the back half of the year, either. From the [...]

Corporate Supermen of the Brave New World: Catching Up on February Funnybooks

February 25, 2013 // 3 Comments

Lotsa time to read of late, little time to write. Which means that I need to abandon my usual long-winded review style, and settle in for something a little faster. So, without further ado… QUICKIES! ARE! GO! Action Comics 17, by Grant Morrison, Brad Walker, Rags Morales, and A Host of Inkers So ultimately, I think this will be looked back on as the “Vyndktvx for Dummies” issue of the Grant Morrison Action Comics run. In it, as Our Hero fights the ultimate test-marketed [...]