Monthly Archives: May 2014

World’s Greatest Comics Magazine

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on May 30, 2014. Bleeding Cool posted a news story today that Marvel Comics may be putting their Fantastic Four line on hiatus. My initial reaction was disbelief. Fantastic Four #1 … Continue reading

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Batman #31 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on May 28, 2014. Batman #30 was a somewhat disjointed comic due to the time jump and amount of exposition fit into its opening pages. Whatever problems the start of “Savage City” … Continue reading

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Beneath a Mundane Title Lies a Fascinating Story in Trees #1

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on May 27, 2014. The last line of Trees #1 summarizes the tone of the comic perfectly: “All this is normal.” In spite of the absurdity of massive tree-like aliens planting themselves … Continue reading

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Sex Criminals: It’s a Hard Life

  This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on May 23, 2014. What’s the best way to explain Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals? It’s a comic with a strange premise, complex characters, and many as-of-yet unexplained mysteries. … Continue reading

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American Vampire: Second Cycle #3 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on May 21, 2014. Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s American Vampire: Second Cycle #3 is an excellent example of how to portray rising action. The series is only on its third issue … Continue reading

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Forever Evil #7 Review

  This article was originally published at DC Infinite on May 21, 2014. Forever Evil #7 is a comic that leaves a lot of questions to be answered. Why do we need a love triangle between Superman, Batman, and Wonder … Continue reading

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12th Level Intellect: Copra #1: Legacy of the Suicide Squad

The entity known as DC Comics has existed in various forms for more than 75 years. In that time, they have accumulated thousands of characters and printed tens of thousands comics. (1) The collective impact of this one company on … Continue reading

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Rat Queens: Takin’ Care of Business

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on May 16, 2014. I’ve been a fan of Rat Queens since I saw the Fiona Staples cover to the first issue. After reading it, my gut reaction was confirmed. Kurtis … Continue reading

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Astro City #12 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on May 15, 2014. Superhero stories are rife with metaphors, most of them not very subtle. Their bigger-than-life nature allows for easy dramatization of mundane or common problems, often in a bright, … Continue reading

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Fables #140 Review

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on May 15, 2014. Fables often features small detours, one or two issue stories that explore lesser known characters and play back into the larger story in some meaningful way. The success … Continue reading

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