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Dingbats and Starmen: Kirby, Allred, and Bowie

January 14, 2020 // 2 Comments

So it’s another of those weeks where real life is kicking funnybook ass, and we don’t have time for much more than a quick art gallery post. But that might be okay this time, because the two best funnybooks released last week were really all about the art: Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love, and Mike Allred’s Bowie… Let’s start with the King. Dingbat Love collects the final remaining unpublished Kirby pages from the 1970s: the canceled romance magazines Soul Love and [...]

Mutants, Gods, and Anti-Christs: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

August 6, 2019 // 3 Comments

So it’s time to finally get caught up on this big stack of funnybooks we’ve got here. Lots of good stuff in the mix this time, including the conclusion of Garth Ennis’ A Walk Through Hell, the penultimate issue of The Wicked + The Divine, a second helping of Donny Cates and Tradd Moore’s Silver Surfer: Black, and a whole slew of new number one issues, including the one we’ll be starting out with today… Powers of X 1 by Jonathan Hickman, RB Silva, and Adriano [...]

The Weird and the Wonderful: Some Alternative Picks for the Fantastic Four Relaunch

April 24, 2018 // 5 Comments

So we were talking about the upcoming Fantastic Four relaunch down at my local funnybook store recently. Which, yeah, if you haven’t heard… They’re relaunching Fantastic Four this summer, in a new series by Dan Slott and Sarah Pichelli. And that… …was what we were talking about. I made the off-hand comment that I will, of course, be giving it a shot, but that Slott and Pichelli wouldn’t have been my first pick for the creative team. One of my buddies kind of [...]

History Adds Weight to Miracleman

January 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Taking a quick detour from the Dork Awards to discuss a little sliver of funnybook history that saw print this week… Miracleman Annual 1, by Grant Morrison, Joe Quesada, Pete Milligan, and Mike Allred This book’s historic for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it’s the first new Miracleman material published since Marvel Comics got the rights ironed out and started reprinting the 80s run. It’s also the first Miracleman material not written by Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman [...]

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, [...]

But On the Other Hand…

December 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

FF #1 & 2, by Matt Fraction and Mike & Laura Allred So yesterday, I kinda trashed the Matt Fraction / Mark Bagley Fantastic Four (if in a self-deprecating manner). But today saw the release of the second issue of the companion series FF, and I’ve gotta say… This is a little more like it: To some extent, FF plays better because of artist Mike Allred. I mean, just look at that cover up there. It’s got a great design built around the book’s circular logo, [...]