Monthly Archives: April 2013

Watchmen Babies

It has been more than a year since DC Comics first announced that they would be publishing a collection of mini-series under the “Before Watchmen” banner. Last Wednesday the final issue, “Before Watchmen: Comedian” #6, was released. After all of … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 04/26/13

Avenger’s Arena #8 Dennis Hopeless has setup the players, laid out the backstory, and made the stakes in this story abundantly clear. In issue eight, the story has passed from the introductory phase to the sometimes awkward middle-ground with grace. … Continue reading

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Weekly Checkup – 04/24/13

Before Watchmen: Comedian #6 This is the final issue of the Before Watchmen line of books and it serves a dual purpose: to remind us of the great talent pool which worked on these books and just how unnecessary it … Continue reading

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Superman for All

What super power do King Kong, Dracula, Captain Nemo, and Ebenezer Scrooge all possess, but Superman does not? They’re free to be used in whatever stories people would like to tell about them. The copyright for Superman was originally slated … Continue reading

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Friday Followup – 04/19/13

Chew #33 After the climax in issue 30 of “Chew”, it’s becoming exceedingly clear that John Layman is building towards his end game. Like much of the series issue 33 stands on its own fine, with lots of goofy, new, … Continue reading

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Weekly Check Up – 04/17/13

Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth #4 The mini-series “Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth” concludes by becoming an ongoing title. That timing may not be for the best though as the charm evident in the series first couple of … Continue reading

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And the Nominees Are…

Many award ceremonies can be dismissed as superfluous or masturbatory. It doesn’t do much for credibility when “Shakespeare in Love” is ranked higher than “Saving Private Ryan”. However, the Eisner Awards do a remarkable job of giving credit where credit … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 04/12/2013

Avengers Arena #7 Dennis Hopeless provides some insight into how this situation arose in the newest issue of “Avengers Arena”. After the death of Kid Briton in #6, the kids are left alone for an issue and Arcade is introduced … Continue reading

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Weekly Check Up – 04/10/2013

Age of Ultron #5 If you spent $20 to get to the beginning of a story, how would you feel? Pick up the first five issues of “Age of Ultron” to find out. Comics don’t necessarily need to be fast … Continue reading

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Saga: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

David Steinberger released the following statement earlier today: To our customers – In the last 24 hours there has been a lot of chatter about Apple banning Saga #12 from our Comics App on the Apple App Store due to … Continue reading

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