Monthly Archives: September 2014

ADVANCE REVIEW: Nailbiter #6 – “A Welcome Sigh of Relief”

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on September 30, 2014. The first arc of Nailbiter is composed of five increasingly tense issues. The series started with some of the most frightening sequences and creepiest concepts of 2014. Nailbiter #6 … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cyclops #5 and The Perils of Devotion

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on September 30, 2014. I want to be very clear going into this critique: I am providing a critical analysis of a single issue of a comic book. I am also critiquing … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, Comics, Comics Bulletin, Friday Follow Up | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

REVIEW: Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on September 30, 2014. Ales Kot is now writing a third series focused on the spy genre and, like Zero and Secret Avengers, it looks to be a must-read. Kot has found fertile … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

ADVANCE REVIEW: Thor #1 – “All of the Thunder and Power of Marvel’s Mightiest Hero”

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on September 29, 2014.  I feel sorry for those who have denounced Thor and writer Jason Aaron due to the changes coming after the conclusion of Thor: God of Thunder. That series set … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview: Tomm Moore and Paul Young: Storytelling and Tradition

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on September 29, 2014. Paul Young and Tomm Moore founded the animation studio Cartoon Saloon in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1999. Since its inception the studio has produced a wide variety of projects … Continue reading

Posted in Comics Bulletin, Critical Analysis | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy #19

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on September 27, 2014. When reviewing Guardians of the Galaxy #18, I talked about the lack of momentum and events in the story. It was a real problem and I had a hard … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview: Dr. William Kuskin: “Imagination is Tremendously Valuable”

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on September 26, 2014. Dr. William Kuskin has been teaching at colleges for more than two decades, more than half of which has been spent teaching comics. Last year he launched a … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Trends, Comics, Comics Bulletin, Critical Analysis, Industry Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

REVIEW: Loki: Agent of Asgard #6

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on September 24, 2014. Doctor Doom may be the greatest villain in superhero comics. He is infinitely adaptable, comfortably moving between epic space odysseys like Secret Wars and minor misadventures with Squirrel Girl. … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

REVIEW: Edge of Spider-Verse #3

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on September 24, 2014. The concept behind Edge of Spider-Verse is simple: create a radically different version of Spider-Man and tell a story in twenty pages. That’s a very compelling conceit, to reinvent … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Wednesday Checkup | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

REVIEW: Aliens: Fire and Stone #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on September 24, 2014. The biggest question a comic based on a pre-existing franchise has to answer is why. Why should this story exist as a comic? It’s an answer that a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Comic Reviews, ComicBook.Com, Comics, Friday Follow Up | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment