Jun 08

Sometimes the Law Ain’t Enough

There are evil people in this world. Truly evil, the kind that order dozens or hundreds of murders and get away with it. Or they poor thousands of pounds of hard drugs into the urban centers of this country. The kind of evil that we all hear about and say, “They’ll catch that fucker eventually.” …

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Jun 08

What the Fuck Just Happened?

Seriously though, you pick up the first issue of this new Astro City run and Broken Man is there telling the reader all this whacky crap right off the bat. This purple, David Bowie looking dude is going on and on about how there’s a huge conspiracy in Astro City and we (the readers) have …

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Jun 03

Hope He’s Not Jumping the Shark

Usually you can spot a good writer by a few key characteristics. First, he or she has done something loud, created something that draws attention without hopping up and down and screaming “Look at me! See how clever I am?” (I’m pointing at you Mr. Morrison). Second, he or she has received acclaim and praise …

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Jun 03

Women of the Atom

          When I picked up X-Men #1, the latest renumbering in the Marvel NOW! line, I couldn’t help but be skeptical. The all female cast seemed like Marvel’s attempt to create their own Birds of Prey. But then I took a second look, the line-up is actually comprised of characters I like. Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, …

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May 30

The Fastest Animation Alive

           Earlier this week, Warner Bros. and DC released the trailer for their newest animated feature, entitled Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. This feature is based on the Flashpoint miniseries written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Andy Kubert. Readers will recognize this series as the driving force behind The New 52 reboot that happened …

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May 27

Occupy Comics

One of the aspects of contemporary comic books that I try to emphasize is that they contain an inherent literary and topical value. Most people – casual readers included – take comics books at their face value. Four color, wish-fulfilling, double-fisted, and flashy. But with the explosion of creator-owned series, and major publishers allowing their …

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May 25

Tying Up the Loose Ends

Green Lantern #20

For nearly ten years, when people thought of Green Lantern they thought of Geoff Johns. And for good reason. Ever since the first issue of Green Lantern: Rebirth in 2004, Johns has taken the lead on the entire Green Lantern mythos and constructed a story arc that survived The New 52 reboot. I say mythos …

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