Every Day Is Like Wednesday
03h35 13  janvier
A little more on Their Dark Designs (mostly just nitpicking and Kelley Jones covers)
I wrote a kinda sorta review of Batman: Their Dark Designs kinda sorta reviews being my specialty at EDILW in the previous post, but I had a lot more to say about it than I had room to do so in that particular format. Although I canít say I had a lot more of any real worth to say about it, as...
15h19 01  janvier
A Month of Wednesdays: November 2020
BOUGHT:Batman: Knight Out (DC Comics) It can be extremely sad to consider the career of writer Chuck Dixon these days, as his bibliography includes such recent embarrassments as Clinton Cash: The Graphic Novel, one of those goofy Zenescope miniseries that seem to mainly be excuses to publish...
16h21 27  dťcembre
Marvelís March previews reviewed
I would have to go spend some significant amount of time goin back and poring over solicitations for years past to know with any real certainty, but is certainly seems to me that Marvelís King In Black crossover event is bigger than any of their more recent, similar crossover events. At least, I...
18h45 26  dťcembre
DCís March previews reviewed
DC enters yet another new era in March, this one branded Infinite Frontier, echoing both the number of Earthís in the original DC Multiverse (before itís first official rejiggering in 1986ís Crisis On Infinite Earths) and the title of Darwyn Cookeís 1960s-set The New Frontier exploration of DCís...
00h56 23  dťcembre
On Underworld Unleashed
DC Comicsí Underworld Unleashed was a 1995 crossover event series by writer Mark Waid, artist Howard Porter and inkers Dan Green and Dennis Janke. Though their main series was just three issues, a huge swathe of the publisherís titles tied in to the event, which ultimately took over almost 50...
17h55 20  dťcembre
Before taking over Detective Comics...
Before taking over Detective Comics in 2021, Mariko Tamaki wrote prose novels Cover Me, Fake ID and Saving Montgomery Sole and four Lumberjanes prose novel spin-offs; wrote original graphic novels for mainstream audiences Skim (Groundwood Books; 2008), This One Summer (First...
17h13 26  novembre
Month of Wednesdays: October 2020
BOUGHT:Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Vol. 3 (DC Comics) This volume contains Detective Comics #592-600, eight issues from 1989 that include a nice chunk of the Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle run on the character (often with inker Steve Mitchell and co-writer John Wagner) and the novel-length,...
17h29 21  novembre
Marvelís February previews reviewed
Marvelís King In Black events keeps on...King In Black-ing, I guess, with 18 new installments of varying degrees of importance scheduled for February of next year. Thatís less than half of the 54 new, original comic book-comics that Marvel will be publishing that month, but man, thatís still a lot,...
16h23 19  novembre
A Month of Wednesdays: September 2020
BOUGHT:Detective Comics #1027 (DC Comics) To celebrate the 1,000th consecutive issue of Detective Comics to star Batman and ignoring the time in 2011 when DC reset the dial on the book back to #1 before eventually resuming the original numbering this issue of the publisherís namesake title has been...
20h01 15  novembre
A Month of Wednesday: August 2020
BOUGHT:The Harrowing of Hell (Iron Circus Comics) Iíve been fascinated by the story of the harrowing of Hell ever since I first heard of it. Cartoonist Evan Dahm mentions in his brief afterword that he grew up reciting a version of the story in church, in a few vague snippets of the Apostleís...
18h41 14  novembre
DCís February previews reviewed
Yikes, is it that time of the month again already? Apparently so. February of 2021 will look an awful lot like January of 2021 at DC Comics, as the Future State event continues. Some of the miniseries that began in January will continue into February, and thereís at least one new one-shot. Itís all...
21h45 04  novembre
Marvelís January previews reviewed
Well, if youíre not interested in Marvelís Donny Cates-spearheaded King In Black event, then you might have some trouble finding something to read from Marvel in January. If I counted correctly and thereís no reason to believe I did the event accounts for 14 of their 70 or so comics release for...
18h57 04  novembre
DCís January previews reviewed
Well it looks like DC has finally decided to pull the trigger on that 5G fifth-generation related initiative that had been teased for what feels like forever no, the one that would include a theoretical new generation of superheroes, with Luke Fox as a new Batman in comics written by John Ridley...
16h56 07  octobre
How Pťnťlope Bagieuís version of The Grand High Witch from Roald Dahlís The Witches compares to other versions
Before I cracked the cover of Pťnťlope Bagieuís new graphic novel adaptation of Roald Dahlís The Witches, the image I was most curious to see was how she would decide to depict the character of The Grand High Witch. Dahlís prose description of the book basically makes her sound like she...
21h36 03  octobre
A Month of Wednesday: July 2020
BOUGHT:Daphne Byrne #6 (DC Comics) The final issue of this Joe Hill Presents Hill House Comics miniseries concludes writer Laura Marks and artist Kelley Jonesí weird 19th century drama surrounding a strange adolescent girl, her widowed mother and a cult of devil-worshippers using an old time-y...
20h37 24  septembre
Review: Kent State: Four Dead In Ohio
When it was originally set for release in April of this year, Derf Backderfís Kent State: Four Dead In Ohio was a substantial work of comics journalism and history, told as a suspenseful, even gripping narrative detailing the three days leading up to the 1970 massacre of four students on an...
18h33 20  septembre
Marvelís December previews reviewed
Marvelís December brings a quite sizable event series, spinning out of writer Donny Catesí previous Venom stories: The King In Black, which will bring an evil god of symbiotes and his army of symbiote-possessed dragons to Earth, presumably for the purposes of conquering it. While the specificity...
15h51 20  septembre
DCís December previews reviewed
December will bring the conclusion of the seven-part Dark Nights: Death Metal event series, and its seemingly endless string of one-shot tie-ins. While the sixth and seventh issues of the main series ship in December, so to do a trio of books that sound like they are meant to be epilogues and or...
20h04 11  septembre
A Month of Wednesdays: June 2020
Batman Annual #17 (DC Comics) If your first thought upon seeing this cover was that it doesnít quite seem like it fits in with the rest of the comics in this post, well, you are correct. Despite the fact that I bought this during one of my trips to the local comic shop during the month of June,...
02h11 02  septembre
My favorite jokes from Sholly Fisch, Marcelo DiChiara and companyís Teen Titans Go To Camp
Sholly Fisch and Marcelo DiChiara send the Teen Titans to Camp Apokolips in their original graphic novel, Teen Titans Go To Camp , which offers a good enough excuse to play with Jack Kirbyís Fourth World characters, embedding them into the absurdly silly, crazy-paced milieu of the Teen Titans Go ...
15h31 26  aoŻt
Marvelís November previews reviewed
Based solely on what the two biggest publishing companies in the North American direct market have solicited for the month of November, Marvel Entertainmentís comics line seems a lot healthier than DCís...or, at least, they have far more books of various types, they have far fewer cancellations and...
02h06 16  aoŻt
DCís November previews reviewed
Behind the scenes, things seem more than a little chaotic at DC Comics these days (the word bloodbath has been used in reference to the recent wave of layoffs), and, if you look at what they plan to ship in November, well, itís not exactly the deepest, widest, most diverse or most robust slate of...
00h44 01  aoŻt
Marvelís October previews reviewed
Okay, remember in the last post about Marvelís solicitations, when I said that while X of Swords looked like a fairly large crossover, it wasnít as large as it could be, given that a handful of X-Men titles werenít participating that month, and maybe that would change the following month? Well,...
00h34 27  juillet
DCís October previews reviewed
Scott Snyder and Greg Capulloís Death Metal sequel, Dark Nights: Death Metal will reach its halfway point in October, and it is a positively sprawling event. In addition to the fourth issue of the seven-issue main series, there are two more one-shots solicited for this month Dark Nights: Death...
22h23 23  juillet
Marvelís September previews reviewed
Recently I noticed that DC Comics released their October 2020 solicitations, which reminded me that I had yet to see Marvelís September solicitations, and then I had to go looking for them. Guys, I am getting really bad at staying on top of these things Iím not sure what it is. Perhaps itís a...