Monthly Archives: May 2013

Friday Follow Up – 05/31/2013

Both Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy are known quantities in comics. Snyder has overhauled “Batman” into one of the most commercially and critically successful superhero comics of today, while also publishing successful horror tales like “American Vampire” and “Severed” at … Continue reading

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Wednesday Checkup – 05/29/2013

Batman Noir Recommendation: This is not technically a new release. It’s a collection of all of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s work on Batman. And it’s incredible. These two creators form one of the best teams in the business and … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 05/24/13

There are some truly classic runs in superhero comics: Kirby and Lee’s “Fantastic Four”, James Robinson’s “Starman”, Chris Claremont’s “X-Men”. As of this Wednesday, after nine years on the title, Geoff John’s “Green Lantern” is assured a spot alongside these … Continue reading

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Wednesday Checkup – 05/22/2013

The Bounce #1 I appreciate Joe Casey’s unique voice in the world of comics. It’s what keeps this book enjoyable, despite not being sure what it’s trying to say or do. The opening chapter is fun, but I’m not going … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 05/17/2013

I’ll be honest. None of the new releases I read this week compelled me to write about them for 1000+ words. So rather than struggle to find things to say about Wonder Woman #20 (besides it’s a damn good read), … Continue reading

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Wednesday Checkup – 05/15/2013

I’m currently traveling for work, which means I’m writing on from Denver International Airport right now. This has also left me unable to read anything from my physical pull file today. So please check back tomorrow for some quick thoughts … Continue reading

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Comics Criticism

One of the things I struggle with the most when writing this blog is the purpose of criticism. It’s important that criticism doesn’t appear like the that of the 90’s cartoon (which I highly recommend). More developed media, like film, … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 05/10/2013

DC Comics new digital-first series, “The Adventures of Superman”, released its second issue this Tuesday written and illustrated by Jeff Lemire. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of digital-first, it is simply the publication of comics only on digital platforms … Continue reading

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Weekly Checkup – 05/08/2013

Avengers Arena #9 Recommendation: What’s this a character driven drama where deaths are impactful for real reasons and not shock value? That’s not possible in superhero comics, is it? It is. Dennis Hopeless is the guy doing it. Damn him … Continue reading

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Friday Follow Up – 05/03/2013

This will be the first Friday Follow Up under the new format. I’ll be examining two books released by Image this week: the conclusion of “Snapshot” by Andy Diggle and Jock and the debut of “Ten Grand” by J. Michael … Continue reading

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