First Look at DC Rebirth Designs For Bizarro, Red Robin, Batman Beyond & More
For whatever reason, people ask me stuff. Continue Reading »
As I have done since I was but a lad, instead of getting interested in sporting events, I am actively avoiding them by hiding out in the library. Only now I’m an adult and it’s the library I’ve built in my home.
Anyway, the review pile’s starting to get a little out of control again, so I thought I’d try and catch up by doing a bunch of capsule reviews. All kinds of things– Golden Age comics, Bronze Age comics, indies, manga. Join me, won’t you? Continue Reading »
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It’s been a while since I did one of these, and it seems like everyone always enjoys them. Certainly, I do… and so it’s time for another Hardcore, Take-No-Prisoners Trivia Contest!
Past contests are here for those that are interested. Last week I asked for suggestions and only Edo Bosnar came through, so that’s what I am going with. This time, it’s all about Savages– past, present, and future! Continue Reading »
Just stuff. A little of this and a little of that. Nothing this week rated a full column on its own but I did get a couple of review items, and found some interesting old stuff as well. Indie superhero comics from Australia, The X-Files, Hard Case Crime… and me and my students did a fun author signing. All awaits you below the fold. Continue Reading »
Traditionally, around the first of the year I’ve looked at what’s on my pull list and decided what stays and what goes, and for the last few years, I’ve said I’m going to go trades-only and just dump the list entirely. I say this every January, but then I cave and decide to hang on a little longer.
However, this is the first year where it looks like it might actually be happening. Continue Reading »
In ten years of writing this column I’ve made some interesting connections with people. I’ve corresponded with many of the artists and writers that I idolized in the seventies, I’ve renewed acquaintances with childhood friends, and –this always floors me– Google occasionally leads people to me as being some sort of pop culture expert. Continue Reading »
When you’re a columnist type writing about popular culture and this season rolls around, invariably people ask for something about looking back on the high spots, or a year-in-review, or gift guides, or… you know, sum-it-all-up stuff. Big picture. Continue Reading »
No, not that big movie that’s out this week. I’m talking about that OTHER series about an orphaned farm boy who longs for adventure, has a gentle aged mentor wise in the ways of magic, befriends a princess, a rogue, and a furry sidekick, and ends up doing battle with an evil Emperor and his terrifying masked war lord to save a kingdom. Continue Reading »
A little of this, a little of that; bits and pieces that didn’t rate a full column in and of themselves. Some cool new books, I’m on the internet radio thing again, upcoming author signings, an oddball bit of comics-related live theater, and even some actual comics. Continue Reading »
It kind of sneaked up on me, to be honest. But it’s been ten years almost to the day since Brian Cronin sent me a private message over the CBR forums saying, “I think you should write for the blog.” Continue Reading »
I’ve made no secret of the fact that “Night of the Stalker,” from Detective #439, is one of my favorite Batman stories of all time. A couple of months ago, my various columns about it came to the attention of the primary architect of that story, Sal Amendola, and he was kind enough to share his memories of it with me and even let me share them with you all, here. But there’s more. Continue Reading »
Because, traditionally, this holiday SUCKS. Continue Reading »
The real column will come later this weekend, I hope, but in the meantime, here’s a couple of things you might enjoy. Continue Reading »
Just goofing off this week; this is me amusing myself with another one of those canned survey things I get sent every so often, apparently because someone has me confused with an actual book reviewer. As I usually do when I get one of these, I thought I’d take it and adapt it to comics, just for the hell of it. The theme for this one is “The Last Six Months.” So here we go. Continue Reading »
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