Monthly Archives: February 2013

Weekly Checkup – 02/27/2013

Marvel has turned itself into a Phoenix metaphor. “AVX” was an example of almost everything that is wrong with the Big Two, including but not limited to poor writing, bloated stories, misuse of talent, and unnecessary cross-overs. I was only … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Insert Spoilers Here!

*SPOILERS BELOW* Let me be clear, if you are reading “Batman Incorporated” or any other Batman related titles, spoilers are posted below. If you have somehow avoided the spoilers about tomorrow’s issue and do not want a major plot point … Continue reading

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X-cellent New Books

Blast! It appears I’ll be out at least another $8 every month going forward. Yesterday, I finally tried “All-New X-Men” written by Brian Michael Bendis (New Avengers, Daredevil)¬†and drawn by Stuart Immonen (NEXTWave) and just like everyone told me, it … Continue reading

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Economix: The Not-So-Dismal Comic (Part One)

Raise your hand if you enjoy discussing monetary policy and David Ricardo’s models of trade. Both of you with your hands raised, we should hang out soon. For everyone else, I recognize that economics is not the most exciting subject … Continue reading

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Saga #10

After only ten issues, this series has stolen my heart (time and again) and broken it (once more). I can’t wait for next month.

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What the Heckblazer?

Everything wakes up and gets on with it. Everything carries on living. All except for me. I’m dying. – John Constantine, “Dangerous Habits” Hellblazer, after 25 years and 300 issues, ended this Wendnesday. It will be remembered for a laundry … Continue reading

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Weekly Checkup

I’d like to provide a brief review of a few comics off my pull list each Wednesday. Whether this acts as a recommendation, denunciation or start of a conversation, it’s up to you. Unfortunately, I am in Portland for work … Continue reading

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Bringing Comics to Class

Christina Blanch, an adjunct professor at Ball State University, will be teaching a course entitled “Gender Through Comics” later this spring. That’s not necessarily anything new or exciting. Comics have been slowly gaining traction in universities for year. But there’s … Continue reading

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The New (Wave) Deadwardians

I picked up the trade paperback of "The New Deadwardians" from my local comic book store on a Wednesday. There had been plenty of positive reviews and comments about the eight-issue mini-series when it was coming out, but for some … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card: Hate the Hater or Ender’s Game?

Let me preface this. I don’t want to make this a political blog. The goal of this site is to encourage discussion and critical thought concerning modern art, specifically comics. However, art has a nasty tendency of side stepping its … Continue reading

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