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PunisherMAX: Better in Black & White

Some books simply demand the stark simplicity of no color, the absence of any warmth or hope. Steve Dillon’s stunningly beautiful artwork shines in black and white. Simultaneously, Jason Aaron creates an all-encompassing bleak world view for the inhabitants of the Punisher’s world. The PunisherMAX has little use for color.

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 128: Promethea #23

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Promethea #23, which was published by DC/Wildstorm and is cover dated December 2002. Enjoy!
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Committed: My Emerald City Comicon, 2012

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Emerald City Comicon is my favorite comic book convention. It truly is all about the comic books, not just for the fans but for the creators too. There is something almost thrilling about how excited everyone gets about the medium, whatever the perspective, the enthusiasm is palpable. I made a postcard about it (right), because this boy’s quiet smile and nifty, painted mask exemplify the fun everyone has at ECCC.

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 19: Top 10 #2

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Top 10 #2, which was published by America’s Best Comics (which was an imprint of Wildstorm, which at this time was owned by DC) and is cover dated October 1999. Enjoy!
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Committed: What British Comic Writers Learned from Thatcher

If a cigar can be just a cigar, and not some obvious phallic symbol to be endlessly sucked and played with, then can a superhero ever be just a superhero, or is it always representative of a deeper, more complex need within us?

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Taking no chances: Mainstream superhero comics need a kick in the butt

I spend a lot of time coming up with provocative titles for my posts, you know! How’s that one?
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Sunday Brunch: 9/12/10

The biggest Brunch ever? Quite possibly. All the news that’s fit to pimp!

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Comics: The most versatile art form?

I was going to call this “Comics are awesome,” but I guess Bill Reed has already cornered the market on that title! Oh, and SPOILERS below, in case spoilering things bothers you. And some minor NSFW work stuff, too. Man, I’m out of control!
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Sunday Brunch: 8/8/10

Links, art, criticism, and discussion– sans the porn, it’s another week on the internet!

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK: What if newspaper comic strips were written by today’s premiere comic book writers?I find the newspaper comics page to be a sad, boring place, populated by unfunny drain-circlers, occasionally peppered with decent strips or good art. So what if your favorite comic writer got in on the action? What would they write? Can you imagine the bizarre possibilities? My suggestions under the cut.

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Sunday Brunch: 7/18/10

Does anyone actually read this pre-cut text? [  ] Y [  ] N

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Sunday Brunch: 5/16/10

Beneath the fold: links and commentary, as I analyze the geek brain, disagree with things people have said, and put down your favorite sports teams! Oh, and there’s stuff about comics, too.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Will the upcoming XXX Batman porn parody be the first porno in which the sex is the worst part of the movie?

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Comics You Should Own flashback – Big Numbers

This is the one Comic You Should Own that isn’t even close to being finished and never will. But what we got is so, so good that it deserves the time it will take to hunt it down!
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Sunday Brunch: 9/27/09

Not an overabundance of links this week, just the really cool/controversial stuff. Hopefully nothing major hits on Friday, because, as I write this on Thursday, I’m about to run off to Atlantic City to start my new career as a lounge singer.*

Rather than a question of the week, I figured I would share this one-panel cartoon/PSA, written by me, drawn by my buddy Jay Stewart:

One lung says to the other lung

*Some of this sentence is untrue.

Links below.
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Dynamic Comic Creating Duos! A Top Ten

The Top 10 Writer/Artist Teams I’ll Read Anything By:

1. Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
2. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
3. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
4. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
5. James Robinson and Paul Smith (Which gives me a shot to beg them to do more Leave It To Chance. Please guys! My future kids might like it as much as I do!)
6. Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore (I’ve pretty much read everything they ever did)
7. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (Same, at least Spider-Man and Dr. Strange. I guess there are some monster stories or something)
8. Steve Engleheart and Marshall Rodgers (Still need to get that Dark Detective mini they did in ’05)
9. Chris Claremont and John Byrne (well, except that JLA run they did. I won’t read anything either guy’s done since 1991 or so as a rule. They simply ceased to exist in my personal continuity around then. A wizard did it. Or Wizard.)
10. Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey

Honorable Mentions: Morrison and JH Williams III, Morrison and Phil Bond, Morrison and anybody he worked with on Seven Soldiers, Morrison and JG Jones, Morrison and Morrison. Oh, and Claremont and anyone he worked with on X-Men ever, as long as it was before he left in ’91 and I can’t be nostalgic anymore.


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