web stats

Boom! Studios Archives | Comics Should Be Good @ CBR

Flippin’ through Previews – February 2016

Micronauts01-cvr-5a78e (2)

Yes, it’s time for Previews #329, with more good stuff than you deserve!
Continue Reading »

Flippin’ through Previews – January 2016

SW-TH-Cv3-52eda (2)

Whoo-hoo! Look at that date up there! It’s a brand new year, and a brand new Previews to go along with it! Let’s dive right in!
Continue Reading »

What I bought – 23 December 2015

chew53 (2)

It was that Citizen Kane represented, more than any other movie Joe had ever seen, the total blending of narration and image that was – didn’t Sammy see it? – the fundamental principle of comic book storytelling, and the irreducible nut of their partnership. Without the witty, potent dialogue and the puzzling shape of the story, the movie would have been merely an American version of the kind of brooding, shadow-filled Ufa-style expressionist stuff that Joe had grown up watching in Prague. Without the brooding shadows and bold adventurings of the camera, without the theatrical lighting and queasy angles, it would have been merely a clever movie about a rich bastard. It was more, much more, than any movie really needed to be. In this one crucial regard – its inextricable braiding of image and narrative – Citizen Kane was like a comic book. (Michael Chabon, from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay)
Continue Reading »

What I bought – 16 December 2015

When we were driving out of the town I said, “I hate the corpses of empires, they stink as nothing else. They stink so badly that I cannot believe that even in life they were healthy.” “I do not think you can convince mankind,” said my husband, “that there is not a certain magnificence about a great empire in being.” “Of course there is,” I admitted, “but the hideousness outweighs the beauty. You are not, I hope, going to tell me that they impose laws on lawless people. Empires live by the violation of law.” (Rebecca West, from Black Lamb and Grey Falcon)
Continue Reading »

Flippin’ through Previews – December 2015

MeanGirlsClub (2)

What Christmas goodies can we find inside Previews #327? Go under the cut to find out!
Continue Reading »

Flippin’ through Previews – November 2015

KILLDARLINGS (2)

Will Travis ramble on about stuff? Will I put up with it? Will I be far too snooty? All these questions will be answered as we go behind the curtain and check out Previews #326!
Continue Reading »

Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for October 2015

EPSON MFP image

I don’t do these every month, but when I do, they get pretty long! Strap yourself in and get ready!
Continue Reading »

What I bought – 23 September 2015

EPSON MFP image

Fat Charlie tried to remember what people did in prison to pass the time, but all he could come up with was keeping secret diaries and hiding things in their bottoms. He had nothing to write on, and he felt that a definite measure of how well one was getting on in life was not having to hide things in one’s bottom. (Neil Gaiman, from Anansi Boys)
Continue Reading »

Flippin’ through Previews – September 2015

Is Travis back? Find out below! (Hint: This is far later than I would have liked, so odds are good it’s because of Travis!!!!!)
Continue Reading »

What I bought – 2 September 2015

EPSON MFP image

After a gloomy silence, he told me a story: “I was sitting in a taxi, and the driver said to me, oh, we have to thank the whites for many things. They brought roads, bridges, tall buildings, things we didn’t know how to do. Before, we lived very poor lives. Well, I didn’t argue with him. What’s the point? That would be an argument without end. I mean, it is now dogma in all our schools that the African people lived in mystic harmony with nature, that they somehow intuitively understood the interdependence of ecological systems, without ever having to articulate them. As well articulate the air you breathe, when it is merely self-evident! Huh! I come from such a village. Perhaps some people can watch someone smearing dung on a floor and talk about the sophisticated reuse of materials, but I tell you, once they try concrete they never go back to dung. Live in natural harmony with the African wildlife, did they? Didn’t kill all the game? They would have if they could. They didn’t because they couldn’t. Look what happens when you give them AK-47s! No more elephants!”

“What did you say to the cab driver?” I asked when he’d wound down.

“Oh, I didn’t argue,” the professor said. “I just asked him where he lived. He lived in a slum in Harare. I asked him if he preferred the village. He said he did. But he can’t make any money there. So that what I told him. That’s what the white man really brought to Africa. The idea of money. The rest is all frills.” (Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle, from Into Africa)
Continue Reading »

What I bought – 26 August 2015

EPSON MFP image

“Wherever you will find empty land, there are men who try to get closer to God.” (Don DeLillo, from The Names)
Continue Reading »

Flippin’ through Previews – August 2015

spongebob-comics-49 (2)

Oh, it’s a special edition of the latest tour through the Previews catalog! Will it be the new normal? We shall see!
Continue Reading »

Flippin’ through Previews – July 2015

2015-05-AMIGO-674x1024 (2)

It’s the dog days of summer (or is it? – here in the AZ, the dog days last from May to October, so I’m never sure when they actually are), but Previews #322 offers hope for the future! Let’s take a look!
Continue Reading »

What I bought – 1 July 2015

EPSON MFP image

The Old One said, “It is not an easy thing to refuse to be worshipped.” (Madeleine L’Engle, from A Swiftly Tilting Planet)
Continue Reading »

Review time! with The Fiction #1

EPSON MFP image

It’s not fiction, you fools, it’s THE fiction!!!!
Continue Reading »

Categories

Review Copies

Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.

Browse the Archives