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Wishful Thinking and The Comics That Exist

By Unkiedev

Batman:Odyssey #5 is as classic as classic gets, with fan favorite Neal Adams returning to the iconic character that made him en ever popular artist. Amazing Spider-Man #649 has got some great talents behind it, too. Deadpool is going to fight Howard the Duck’s “break-out Super-Villain,” the amazing Doctor Bong, in Deadpool #29.

It’s easy to find cool reasons to buy neat comics. It’s terrible when there’s comics you can’t buy…because they don’t exist!

For example, Ape Entertainment has out Pocket God #3, the third thrilling issue of a comic book based on an iphone game. They also have out Megamind #1, based on the CGI movie that most likely took a brutal beating from Harry Potter this weekend.

But where is my Harry Potter comic book?

Presenting a quick and dirty look at a few comic books that SHOULD exist, with a few ideas as to why they don’t. Continue reading

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Venture Brothers Season 4.1 Review

Season 4.1 of the Venture Brothers is available on finer shelves across America, and no shelves are finer then the fine and venerable shelves here at the Forbidden Planet. Ask any sales associate for assistance in locating said product, or even ask if they have any stock of Jackson Publick, the show-runner for Venture Brother’s, comic book work.

Oh yeah, Jackson did comic books!


Jackson Publick, a.k.a. Chris McCulloch, the voice of beloved henchman 24 as well as Hank and others started out as an indie comic book self publisher. His work caught the attention of NEC press, the guys who continue to publish one of the funniest comics of all time, Ben Edlund’s the Tick.

Jackson wrote the first stint on the Tick after Ben left, a collection NEC still keeps in print as The Tick: Karma Tornado. Some of it is very funny, some of it not so much. Lots of it will seem familiar to fans of both the Venture Brothers and the Tick Cartoon show, which Jackson was also a writer on.

Jackson’s style blends finding the inane in the insane with a real bend on personal lows. All throughout the Venture Brothers show the emphasis is on regret and failure. The Tick is, of course, immune to such pesky emotions, but almost everybody in his supporting cast are not. Continue reading

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