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DC ME?! Comics’ Oldest Publisher Re-Invents Itself (Again)

June 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

I do my best not to talk about publishers around here. I just don’t get the fascination comics fans have with them. Nobody cares who publishes the new Stephen King novel, after all. So why should I care who publishes the new Alan Moore? Just because it’s comics? That’s a terrible reason. It’s the writers and artists who make the things worth reading, so it’s the writers and artists that I focus on. Every once in a while, though, a publisher does something [...]

She’s a Wonder

October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Halloween being a national holiday here on the Nerd Farm, we’re taking a little vacation this week. But just so as not to leave you with no funnybook diversions in the meantime, we thought we’d do a little link-blogging instead… Yesterday, NPR had a long-form interview with Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a look at the character’s creation and at her creator, William Moulton Marston. Marston was a psychologist, the creator of the polygraph, [...]

Giant Boobs and Crotch-Gap: Meet the New Wonder Woman!

February 25, 2014 // 4 Comments

So I just saw the news that, following the end of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s innovative run on Wonder Woman, the character’s adventures will next be chronicled by David Finch. Who draws her like this: So… Heavy breasts, wide hips, and big thighs. Big thighs with an anatomically unlikely gap between them. This is a drawing that says, “Hey man! I KNOW you like boobies, but looka here! There’s a VAGINA up under them star-panties!” Jesus wept. [...]

Pretty Pictures (and a Time-Lost Middle Finger)

August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

The day job continues to be super-busy, and I haven’t been able to write this week. So instead, I thought I’d share a few pretty pictures… First up, we have a pretty kick-ass drawing of Jack Kirby’s Etrigan the Demon, by Ramon Villalobos: I dig it. That’d be a cool t-shirt, that would. DC, take freaking notice! If you’d like to see more of Villalobos’ work, check out his Tumblr here: New Cool Meat. There’s some nice work there, stuff that puts [...]

Beware the Bat!

July 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Beware the Batman, by Glen Murakami and a Team of Dozens As long-time visitors to the nerd farm may be aware, I’m not the biggest fan of screen adaptations. I like them when they’re good, sure, but so many of them aren’t that I don’t share the eagerness many funnybook fans seem to feel about seeing their favorite books adapted to the screen. But I make an exception for Batman. In part, that’s because… you know… Batman. But honestly, the character has [...]

Dork Awards: The 25 Greatest Super Heroes of All Time (Part Two)

June 22, 2013 // 2 Comments

After a day of wrestling with WordPress, our list of the 25 Greatest Spandex Characters of All Time continues! Please forgive any layout problems or typos. It’s been a difficult posting. Part One can be found here, or you can jump right in below. Just remember: one dork’s opinion, nobody will ever agree with every pick, etc etc… 14. The Flash A character whose enduring appeal, I think, is the thrill of speed, the freedom represented by the amazing power of Runs Fast. [...]

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 Wonder and the Glory

November 26, 2012 // 2 Comments

Here we are again with another round of Funnybook Compare & Contrast, in which we review two funnybooks based on unfairly comparing them to each other. Our subjects tonight will be… Wonder Woman #14, by Brian Azzarello, Tony Akins, Dan Green, and Rick Burchett Glory #30, by Joe Keatinge, Ross Campbell, and Roman Muradov Two comics about warrior women descended from gods, both something of a departure from previous work on the title characters, and both (at least in these two [...]