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Year of the Artist, Day 205: Adam Hughes, Part 4 – WildC.A.T.s/X-Men: The Modern Age

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Adam Hughes, and the issue is WildC.A.T.s/X-Men: The Modern Age, which was published by Image (Wildstorm) and Marvel and is cover dated August 1997. These scans are from the trade paperback WildC.A.T.s/X-Men, which is cover dated December 1998 and is totally awesome. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 161: Paul Smith, Part 3 – The Golden Age #3

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Paul Smith, and the issue is The Golden Age #3, which was published by DC and is cover dated October 1993 (technically, it doesn’t have a cover date, but it was published in October). These scans are from the trade paperback, which came out in 1995. Enjoy! I guess there are SPOILERS ahead, but the book is 20 years old, so I don’t feel too bad about it.
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Year of the Artist, Day 67: Matt Wagner, Part 3 – The Terminator One-Shot

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Matt Wagner, and the issue is The Terminator One-Shot, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated July 1991. Enjoy!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for February AND March 2013

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Last month, I didn’t get a chance to finish all of these before I went to the convention in Seattle, and then I was busy when I got back. So this month, we get a double dose of trades and books I’ve read and such. That means this is really long, and I apologize for that!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 365: Starman #80

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. As it’s now December, I will be examining the LAST pages of random comics, so watch out for SPOILERS! Today’s page is from Starman #80, which was published by DC and is cover dated August 2001. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 319: Wildstorm Rising #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Wildstorm Rising #1, which was published by Image (under the Wildstorm imprint) and is cover dated May 1995. This scan is from the trade paperback James Robison’s Complete WildC.A.T.s, which was published by DC (which by then owned Wildstorm) in 2009. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 133: The Golden Age #2

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from The Golden Age #2, which was published by DC and is cover dated 1993. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 70: Starman #78

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Starman #78, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 2001. Enjoy!
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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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Broken News: Jeph Loeb Totally Glad Everyone Is Mad At James Robinson And Not Him

(Disclaimer: This is satire. Or parody. Some sort of comedic, protected speech that no one can sue me, Brian, or Jonah over. Trust me. It’s also 100% a figment of my imagination. So, hopefully, I’ll only face scorn from the comments section over not being “funny” or “coherent” or “not worthy of existing”, or whatever pretentious liberal artsy criticisms those snobs have.)

“You sure did me a solid by writing that awful JLA comic,” Loeb was overheard saying to Robinson at Comic Con, according to Broken News’s crack spies on the convention floor.* Continue Reading »

Breaking Broken News: Open Letter To The Internet Re: That James Robinson Comic

Dear Comic Book Bloggers,

I get it. The first issue of James Robinson’s Justice League comic is bad. Really, really bad. Terrible. Risible. Like a Frankenstein’s monster of all the hacky cliches everyone hates about modern superhero comics (or it’s an average DC comic, if you’re T.). It is the worst thing in the history of ever, at least until the next issue comes out, or Jeph Loeb ups the ante with Ultimatum 2: Ultimatumer, Or: There’s Still Some Meat On Ultimate Wasp’s Corpse! Get To It Blob!

So, if you wanted even people who were pretty well ignoring it (including Joe Sacco, apparently) to know it’s risibly bad, mission accomplished. I’m pretty sure they know on the moon now. So, really, unless you are Abhay, Jeff Lester, or someone else who I like to read no matter what dumb crap they’re reviewing, you can all shut the hell up about it forever now.

Sincerely,

The One Guy On The Internet That Did Not Purchase This Comic And Missed Out On A Chance To Mock It Before It Became Cliched, But Is Not Bitter About It At All, Seriously, And Can You Believe This Is Also On My Business Card? That cost a ton,

Brad Curran

P.S.: Is it still funny to point out that the logo looks like it says “Gay for Justice”? Was it ever? Is Chris Butcher going to put me on “the list” if I say it’s funny? Does Chris Butcher have a list? Does he still read this blog despite our fear of penises being on par with the women in South Park? Is Cronin pissed because I brought all that up again? Will Omar Karindu and Apodaca ever admit their secret love for one another? When did this turn in to a Days of Our Lives teaser?

Bad comics vs. HILARIOUSLY bad comics

Bad comics come and go and are usually forgotten by the next week, because there’s another bad comic or two coming out soon enough. HILARIOUSLY bad comics, however, like a certain comic featuring Oliver Queen weirdly declaring his undying love for a guy who once destroyed the universe and then blamed an giant bug for it, are classic, because they inspire … Photoshopping!

First, there’s Douglas Wolk’s excellent Promethea homage. Next, Caleb realizes that if Hal is quoting Glenn Danzig, the book makes a lot more sense. Finally, Cheryl Lynn gives us a certain Man of Steel figuratively bitch-slapping every Leaguer. Because he’s, you know, Superman. (Thanks to Tim for pointing out the last one, or I might have missed it.)

More from the comments: The Mutt couldn’t resist pointing out how hard it is keeping track of who’s wearing what costume these days, while Mxy goes ahead and makes the faux title official. Thanks, guys!

Have you seen any others, good readers, as you peruse the web which spans the wide world? Let me know – I’ll edit them in!

Justice League: Cry for Justice #1 Review

Why yes, I’ve finally gotten my hands on something current, and I’m gonna review it! At last, a post people will actually read! Doug Zawisza, CBR reviewer, gives this debut issue five stars, but pretty much everyone else on the internet has savaged it terribly. Which side will I fall on? And can I make it through the review without the apparently requisite “gay for justice” joke? Oops.

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