The Wake #7 Review

  This article was originally published at DC Comics News on March 28, 2014. When The Wake returned in February to tell the second half of its story, it was met with a large amount of acclaim. Not only had it shifted the story to a brand new character and timeline, but had taken full […]

James Robinson on The Saviors

Last weekend at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, I had the opportunity to speak with James Robinson after a panel on Saturday. Robinson currently writes both All-New Invaders and Fantastic Four at Marvel Comics. He also launched a creator owned series with J. Bone called The Saviors at Image Comics last December. We spoke about his and J. Bone’s work on The […]

Sandman: Overture #2 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on March 26, 2014. When Sandman: Overture was announced almost one year ago, there was a palpable excitement over Neil Gaiman’s return to his widely acclaimed comic series. The original is considered a masterpiece and for good reason. However, the most exciting thing about that announcement should […]

Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on March 26, 2014. Problems can stem from a variety of origins when creators work with pre-existing intellectual properties. Sometimes a concept lacks any interesting conceit or thesis for a creator to work with. Sometimes creators miss everything about an idea that makes it interesting. Oftentimes the […]

Fables #139 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on March 26, 2014. Using the word ‘typical’ in a review is not necessarily a slight, assuming the standard is high. So the assertion that Fables #139 is a typical issue of Fables should be considered praise. It is most certainly a typical and, therefore, good issue […]

Greg Rucka on: Kickstarter, Lazarus, Veil, and a Whole Lot More

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on March 25, 2014. Last weekend at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, I had the opportunity to speak with Greg Rucka before the show opened on Saturday. Rucka currently writes Lazarus (Image Comics), Veil (Dark Horse), and Lady Sabre. He is also the upcoming writer of Cyclops (Marvel) and is returning to Stumptown (Oni Press) […]

Planet Comicon 2014

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on March 21, 2014. Kansas City’s premiere comics convention Planet Comicon concluded its first three-day show on Sunday. For many the primary attractions were the media guests with all of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast assembled in one place minus Patrick Stewart. Yet the collection of comics […]

American Vampire: Second Cycle #1 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on March 20, 2014. It has been more than a year since the first half of American Vampire concluded with some sweeping changes to its status quo. It has been more than ten years since Pearl and Skinner Sweet parted ways at the end of “The Black List”. That […]

12th Level Intellect: Wonder Woman: Azzarello, God of Conflict

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on March 18, 2014. Wonder Woman has been one of the most critically successful titles since the New 52 initiative was launched two and a half years ago. It’s also one of only four (1) DC comics to maintain its original creative team. This is due to the high quality […]

Coloring Comics with Jordie Bellaire

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on March 14, 2014. Moon Knight #1 was released to much critical acclaim a little more than a week ago. It topped Reddit’s comic book pull list and received lofty reviews from most websites and blogs. Like many of the comics developed under Marvel editor Steve […]