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Committed: Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect of Metropolis?

In too many superhero books, architecture can be pretty low on the importance level for a lot of comic book creators. Naturally it depends a lot on the interests of the specific writer or artist, and once in a while, the environment looms large and becomes an intrinsic part of the story. More than context, a well-crafted architecture can become another character in the story, lending substance and weight to the superheroes world.

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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for July 2012

As I noted last month, some of the stuff I bought in June ended up in this post. Oh well – we don’t stand on ceremony here at ye olde blogge!
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What I bought – 25 July 2012

“It’s all right. Keep right on lying to me. That’s what I want you to do.” (Ernest Hemingway, from A Farewell To Arms)

That HAS to be a fire hazard! Time it takes her to braid her hair? Six hours! How nice! A bedtime story! Just when you think it can't get any more insane ... I should walk around with a toe tag on and freak people out Markham just enjoys ... hanging out Not a dream!  Not a hoax! Is Clor praying? You'll be smarter after you read this ... trust me! The end is nigh! This better be worth it! Vampires will be slayed! Nazis will be slayed! Hot welding action!

As you might be able to figure out, there’s a NSFW panel below. No gold star for figuring out which comic it comes from! I just thought it would be better to tell you now!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 152: Daredevil (volume 2) #13

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Daredevil (volume 2) #13, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated October 2000. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 54: Daredevil #172

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: Frank Miller! Today’s page is from Daredevil #172, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated July 1981. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 50: Daredevil #279

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: John Romita Jr.! Today’s page is from Daredevil #279, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 1990. Enjoy!
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Committed: More Content, Please

It’s not enough. I want more. If I’m going to buy a monthly comic book, instead of waiting for a trade paperback compilation, then I want creators to pack in as much story and development as possible. It isn’t enough to just meander delightfully through 20-24 pages without anything much happening, I’m not buying these comics just for a relaxing atmosphere change, I want escapism, story development, progress. I want more.

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Committed: New Comics for Everyone! Batwoman, Daredevil, & Moon Knight

Daredevil, Batwoman, and Moon Knight are the top new comic books that I’ve been recommending to new readers lately. People who haven’t read comic books in years are looking to get back into reading them, and while they want something they can jump into without any continuity problems, they aren’t exactly looking for a paint-by-numbers either. Continue Reading »

Committed: The Hidden Life of Non-Super Heroes

There are plenty of superheroes out there who don’t have physical superpowers. They are not strictly speaking “super” in any sense of the word, outside of their courage, hard work and determination. Yet you rarely see them dealing with the harsh realities of their own physical limitations. Is Doctor Strange the secret physical therapist of the non-super-powered superheroes? And if he is, does he use magic to treat pulled hamstrings?

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Committed: 10 Tips for a Superheroic Life

Superhero comic books have provided me with some incredible lessons in life. Superheroes can be selfless, generous, helpful and resourceful individuals. They are flawed, just like the rest of us, but despite (and sometimes because of) those flaws, superheroes still manage to do good.

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Committed: My Favorite Radiation-Induced Superheroes

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Japan and ensuing tsunami, multiple problems maintaining the countries nuclear reactors are being wrestled with. Amongst all the recent worldwide natural disasters, this threat of nuclear radiation is a man-made one. While fears and concerns about the outcome are varied, as a source of fictional drama, comic books have always embraced the idea with a plethora of radiation-created superheroes.

In an effort to stop worrying about what the future holds, I took a look back at how comic books have treated radiation in the past. I thought about titling this “When Radiation is a Good Thing”, but that seemed a little tasteless. However, by highlighting the superheroes who got their power through exposure to radiation I hope to bring some levity to the moment, so here (in no particular order) are ten of them that I like best.

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Comics You Should Own Archive

Here are links to all the Comics You Should Own essays I have written so far. Plus, I’ve added some explanation.  Enjoy!
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Committed: Exquisite Corpse

070710_batman1At times it seems as if writing a comic about an established character is some sort of twisted game. Writers are asked to not only write compelling storylines, but also honor the existing character of the heroes depicted, have them speak with their own voice and language, and behave as people expect them to. While I love the freedom my favorite writers get when they create their own characters, I’m much more curious to read how they deal with well established characters. Continue Reading »

Your Bendis/Maleev Daredevil timeline!

Okay, so when I finished reading the Bendis/Maleev Daredevil run a little over four years ago, I decided to put together a timeline showing how Bendis went back and forth in time (the original post was from February 2006, if you want to search the archives on the old blog, but why would you want to do that?). Now that I’ve republished my little column about those issues being Comics You Should Own, I thought I’d re-post the timeline now. This is one of the geekiest things I’ve ever done, so I hope you enjoy it! And, of course, SPOILERS ahoy!
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Comics You Should Own flashback – Daredevil #26-50; 56-81

Ah, the Bendis/Maleev issues. Will they ever recapture the magic?
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