Looks like I’ll be searching through the couch cushions for change again next week. Here’s my projected pull list, I say projected cause I always end up buying more than I plan. 7 Billion Needles Vol 3 – Manga! Yeah I read that stuff too. This one reminds me a lot of Parasyte but with [...]
Each week we offer our customers a limited, one-day-only (new comic day, to be exact) deep discount offer on a new Graphic Novel or comic book. This week’s comic book bailout is the new issue of Green Lanetern, #60 (a Brightest Day tie-in, to boot), at 45% OFF for all customers.
FIRST OFF, Galacta: Daughter of Galactus one shot is out this week by Empowered creator Adam Warren. I expect you all to buy a copy. Two copies if you can. Adam is one of the brightest talents in the biz.
DC Comics’ foray into Manga publishing is no more. The CMX line has ceased to be. It has expired and gone to meet its maker. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If one hadn’t nailed it to the perch it”d be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolic processes are now history. [...]
By Unkiedev Some fairly decent stuff this week. Let’s hope the snows of Baltimore do not destroy, delay and other wise defray our comic books from getting from Diamond to our hot little hands. BOOKS SUCH AS Dark Horse’s new title: Devil #1 (Looks like a super great anime/vampire mash up), DC’s Batman #696, and [...]
Comic books used to be about a variety of subjects, ranging from romance to real crime, from cowboys to caped crusaders. Now, outside of struggling independent comic books that are either ready-made screenplays for Hollywood exploitation or pornography (you know, the good stuff!) comic books are dominated by one subject and one audience: Super heroes for 30 year-olds.
Holy Rainbows, Batman! In the past few years a complete spectrum of multi-hued warriors has joined DC Comics the Green Lantern for combat and tea in the outer reaches of space! KERPLOWIE!
Because SOMEONE felt they needed the $10,000 reward money for turning me in to the Feds more than they needed a column this week, I, your humble comic book writer is on the freakin’ lamb. AGAIN. This happens every time; I put a down payment on a nice, one room abandoned shack in the middle of the woods away from the spy satellites and brain reading microwaves and THEN they find me and I have to pack up my collection of tin-foil hats and jars of my urine and escape into the night.
American boys all go through a Superman phase, tying towels around their necks and leaping from tall things unto smaller things, often the ground. The fascination with being Superman is actually about self-improvement. The world is a big place, full of opportunity, where young gentlemen will want to prove themselves amongst their peers. They desire to be “the best.”
Last week’s reprieve from the comics publishing schedule meant we could save up our ducats for this week’s bumper crop! Of course, we spent that money on New Years beer and Karaoke. Sigh, time to break the piggie bank!
I’ve been typing my fingers down to the bone these days, working on exciting new book and column ideas. One of the projects I’m passionate about is my new book of Super-Hero puzzles and brainbusters. I’m halfway through!
In Grant Morrison’s creepy comic book classic “Arkham Asylum” doctors attempt to rehabilitate Batman’s former friend turned foe, Two-Face, by replacing his iconic scarred coin with a tarot deck. The theory was to show Tommy Lee Jones there are always more choices than the black and white world of making moral decisions by flipping a coin.
The comic book world is like America’s political system. For the most part we have a two party system, with DC/Marvel standing in for the bigger political parties. Luckily for us, strong third parties such as Image and Dark Horse carry more industry clout than the libertarians, Green Party or Bull-Moosers EVER did.
Apart from the summer of 2008 when Iron-Man was (briefly and strangely) the king of cool, Batman is the A-#1 comic-book bad boy that every living creature on Earth wants to be. Even actual bats! FUN FACT: do you know why the Dinosaurs went extinct? They all committed suicide when they found out it would be another few 100-million years before they could read “The Dark Knight Returns.”
R. Crumb is one of the greatest comic book artists of all time, and this might be his living masterpiece. Robert Crumbs art is incomparable, and his work here fully illustrating the Biblical book of genesis is possibly his best. Why buy this book?