It s A Dan s World
07h13 16  janvier
SWEET AS: DC Comics’ Top 5 for April 2021
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of DC Comics April 2021 solicitations, these five make the ’Sweet As’ grade:Forget Bats and Robin, Green Arrow and Black Canary are the Justice League’s true dynamic duo.ONE) This anthology series has been long overdue...
21h19 14  décembre
SWEET AS: DC Comics’ Top 5 March 2020 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of DC Comics March 2020 solicitations (here), these five picks make the ’Sweet As’ grade:Jeremy Roberts’ Aquaman - when your movie does better than ’Iron Man’ you get covers like this.ONE) I am so excited for STRANGE...
06h46 27  octobre
SWEET AS: Marvel Comics’ Top 5 January 2020 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of Marvel Comics’ January 2019 solicitations (here), these five picks make the ’Sweet As’ grade:ONE) If there’s a Marvel book you should be reading (outside Immortal Hulk and the X-relaunch), it’s Daredevil. Kingpin is...
03h04 22  octobre
MAKE NO SUDDEN MOVES: Force Works Part of Iron Man 2020 Event
U.S.Agent, the Julia Carpenter Spider-Woman, Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man better get ready. According to a breakdown in the spin-off titles involved in next year’s Iron Man 2020 limited series, one of them is Force Works. Iron Man 2020 is a Marvel event launching in January 2020, where...
04h50 21  octobre
TRADING POST: Reviewing As Many Retro Comics As 3.99 Will Buy
More places on earth need to sell secondhand comics. Each month, I go back-issue bin diving and see how many comics I can grab, with no more than the cost of a modern comic to spend. Then once I’ve devoured the four-colour goodness (or not-so-goodness as the case may be) I review it online....
20h09 18  octobre
SWEET AS: DC Comics’ Top 5 January 2020 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of DC Comics January 2019 solicitations (here), these five picks make the ’Sweet As’ grade:ONE) All the Man of Steel-based books continue the fallout of Kal-El revealing to the world that his Clark Kent and...
02h00 08  février
THAT CRUSADE SPIRIT: All-New Shi Kickstarter to Launch in April
Wolverine? Pifft If I could’ve squeezed any comic into my monthly pull-list in the 90’s, it would’ve been Shi.After reading an Advance Comics interview with creator Billy Tucci, I became an instant fan. As a teen who was writing and drawing my own stories at the time, I loved the...
20h10 05  février
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART: The Moon Knight Fan Film
For a guy that was originally created as a villain for Werewolf By Night, to go on and both outshine and eclipse the star he was created for, Moon Knight has some serious staying power.The fans of Marvel’s mentally unstable vigilante, are like the Smashing Pumpkins’ fans of comics....
07h48 02  février
THE YEAR’S GREATEST: My 2019 Justice League
One of my earliest comic book ’wow’ moments, was being introduced to the Justice League in Super Powers #3.I only knew about four of the characters involved, but the idea Flash knew Batman and Superman, and they hung out in a satellite above the Earth, was one of the coolest concepts I had...
05h18 06  octobre
STRIKING A CHORD: Marvel Legends Night Thrasher in 2019
I’ve been racking my brain, revamping It’s A Dan’s World. From 2019, I want to showcase the best news of pop culture, while positively contributing to something that speaks to that Peter Parker Dick Grayson spirit in all of us. I strongly believe when you are on the right path, life...
07h55 27  août
STAND ASIDE MANDRAKE: Marvel Reunites Earth’s Best Defenders
It looks like Marvel is finally learning not to let the tail wag the dog. After a handful of double facepalm moments, like replacing the original, unbeaten Nick Fury with a more Samuel Jackson-esque movie version, the House of Ideas looks set to have comic continuity define its own path once more...
20h18 22  août
SWEET AS: Marvel Comics’ Top 5 November 2018 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of Marvel Comics November 2018 solicitations, these five picks make the ’Sweet As’ grade:Monica knows, one day Giant-Man is really going to get tired of crouching for group shots.ONE) Marvel really needs a win...
09h38 21  août
SWEET AS: DC Comics’ Top 5 November 2018 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of DC Comics November 2018 solicitations, these five picks make the ’Sweet As’ grade:ONE) Writer Grant Morrison and DC Comics go together like peanut butter and jam, in fact they are better than PB&Js - even if you...
09h34 19  août
THE TOP 12 OTHER SUPER-HERO TEAMS IN COMICS: 8 - The Outsiders
Sure, the world knows the X-Men, Justice League and the Fantastic Four etc, but what about their distinguished competition? That’s why I’m counting down the Top 12 ’Other’ Super-Hero Teams - today, #8, Batman’s own black ops crew; THE OUTSIDERS When a woman with a sword asks you a question, the...
03h00 11  juin
THE HOUSE LEX BUILT: Justice League #1 is Architectural Genius
In my mind, there are three foundations to a classic Justice League tale; 1) An epic threat that requires earth’s greatest heroes to divide into smaller teams, 2) a crisis across different eras in time (if not dimensions), and 3) as an offshoot off point 2, Vandal Savage.The debut issue of writer...
06h08 09  juin
AVENGER TO REVENGER: Horror Hits Hard in The Immortal Hulk #1
Avengers Infinity War didn’t get me back behind the keyboard, nor did the significantly better Deadpool 2, but this week’s comics did. In particular relaunched icons, Justice League from DC, and the subject of this post, Marvel’s The Immortal Hulk #1.Due to the mess the majority of the...
01h30 26  février
SWEET AS: DC Comics’ Top 5 May 2018 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of DC Comics May 2018 solicitations, these five comics make the ’Sweet As’ grade:ONE) (Spoiler warning) The return of Hunter Zolomon - Zoom, in the pages of the recent Flash Annual was crazy cool. In May, The Flash War...
03h26 25  février
SWEET AS: Marvel Comics’ Top 5 May 2018 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of Marvel Comics May 2018 solicitations, these five comics make the ’Sweet As’ grade:ONE) May is meant to be the launch of Marvel’s Fresh Start initiative, however, all the relaunched titles announced for May already...
04h41 03  février
GREAT KRYPTON Why I’m Excited for The Superman Takeover of Brian Michael Bendis
Krypton exploded this week when all-star DC signing and former Marvel maestro, writer Brian Michael Bendis announced he will be taking over both of DC’s Superman books post the landmark Action Comics #1,000, creating new characters and a new status quo for not just the cast of The Daily Bugle,...
10h34 30  janvier
SWEET AS: Marvel Comics’ Top 5 April 2018 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of Marvel Comics April 2018 solicitations, these five comics make the ’Sweet As’ grade:ONE) I wish Marvel would stop returning to old Marvel incrementally, and just do a big month event and get it over with. Blame it...
22h59 28  janvier
ABSOLUTE (NO) JUSTICE: Martian Manhunter Rejoins League, Alongside Starro, Starfire, Etrigan and More
I don’t know about you, but every time I see Brainiac’s tentacle-headed spacecraft, my excitement level soars.Following the conclusion of DC Metal, the collector of worlds visits earth in said ship once more, warning Superman of a cosmic threat that will need the combined might of new heroes...
08h25 27  janvier
SWEET AS: Comics’ Other Top 5 April 2018 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all the April 2018 solicitations for publishers outside the ’Big Two’, these five comics make the ’Sweet As’ grade:Brian Wood has revamped Spawn, turned heads with DMZ and now launches ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #1...
05h22 24  janvier
SWEET AS: DC Comics’ Top 5 April 2018 Solicitations
When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it’s ’Sweet as’. When I look at all of DC Comics April 2018 solicitations, these five comics make the ’Sweet As’ grade:ONE) Jim Lee and the return of the red undies to Superman’s costume threaten to hog the headlines over Action Comics #1000 - the...
07h05 10  janvier
FACE-OFF: The Top 6 Bloodshot Artists Ever (Up Until Now)
A tease of one of the best Bloodshot fan works I’ve seen by ’dleoblack’ on Deviant Art Valiant’s ultimate regenerating, nanite-powered weapon of mass destruction has had Hollywood in his gunsights for some time now, but that gun got fully locked and loaded this week with the word that Riddick...
05h00 08  janvier
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE: ’Flash War’ To Set A New Record
The heroes of the neighbouring Keystone and Central cities better get their best running shoes on. 2018’s Flash War story arc launches in this month’s The Flash Annual #1 before motoring into issues #46-50 of the monthly Flash series.As this amazing cover by Howard Porter suggests, this story turns...