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Your Scalped timeline!

I’ve done this once before, with the Bendis/Maleev Daredevil run, but Jason Aaron does a lot of what Bendis did in that story, which is peg specific events to specific dates. He also tells the tale out of sequence, so the dates are hard to suss out. So I thought I’d do the same thing for Scalped. WARNING: This will be tremendously SPOILER-Y, so if you haven’t actually read Scalped yet, you might want to skip this. Unless you have no intention of reading Scalped, and then … well, feel free to read it or don’t. It’s your choice!
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Comics You Should Own – Scalped

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Yeah, it’s pretty good. But not for the reasons you might think!
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Week of Cool Comic Book Moments – Warbird Gets the Spotlight

Every day this week will see me feature a brand-new Cool Comic Book Moment. For this week only, I’ll be specifically featuring cool moments that happened in the last couple of years (basically since I last did the Year of Cool Comic Moments). Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I’ve featured so far.

Today we take a look at a great issue of Wolverine and the X-Men, where Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong and Cam Smith look past the events of Avengers vs. X-Men to give a spotlight on the strange life of the Sh’iar warrior known as Warbird.

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 304: Ghost Rider #35

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be showing pages that are either scary or are part of “scary” issues (as scary as a comic can be, of course), because it’s October! Today’s page is from Ghost Rider #35, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated July 2009. This scan is from the Ghost Rider Omnibus, which was published in 2010. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 281: Wolverine and the X-Men #13

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month (for a while) I will be showing pages chosen by you, the readers. Today’s page is from Wolverine and the X-Men #13, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated September 2012. This page was suggested by Third Man, who already had one of his suggestions featured and I know I said only one per person, but this page is pretty keen. I make the rules, yay! Enjoy!
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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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Committed: Jason Aaron – Macho Men for a Modern World

It takes a certain kind of character to make a violent, bloodthirsty superhero likable. It certainly isn’t an easy task. There are plenty of superheroes with “codes”, rules which prohibit them from killing and so forth, these are more enjoyably relatable, we all want to think that, even when pushed to the edge of endurance, we would maintain a certain moral code. It is much harder though, to create an empathic, emotionally attractive character who is totally merciless. Continue Reading »

Committed: Jason Aaron’s party

With the release of Wolverine #1, Isotope Comics Lounge in San Francisco hosted a party for comic book writer Jason Aaron. Having enjoyed his work on books like Scalped, Ghost Rider, and Punisher, I was interested to meet the man, so at around 9pm I headed down the hill to the party to ask him some questions about his work. Continue Reading »

The Best Comic EVER (This Week)!

This was a damn good week for comics, if you ask me. Or even if you don’t. I’ll tell you anyway. Two Hickman comics (and two of the best issues of his runs on Secret Warriors and Fantastic Four, no less), Incredible Herc, the best issue of Rucka and Williams Detective Batwoman run so far and a satisfying end to Rucka and Hamner’s Question serial, a Hack/Slash with good art. I even got a free issue of Guggenheim and Chaykin’s Blade that had some Gene Colan guest art! I still have that Marvel Holiday Special to pick up! But there was one comic that was head and shoulders above them all for me this week. I will reveal it and bask in its glory after the jump. Continue Reading »

Sunday Brunch: 7/19/09

Seven more days have passed us by, and it’s time for another foray into the series of tubes that is the comics internet! If you’re itching for dumb puns and wordplay with lots of links to cool stuff, look no further!

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Hey, Look, Someone Is Reviewing Comic Books On A Blog!

What a novelty! You have certainly never seen this before, I bet! Continue Reading »

Capsule Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Incredible Hercules, Immortal Iron Fist, Vikings

This’ll pretty much be it for the reviews from me this week. Maybe. I think I’ve clogged up the basepaths enough. Before I relenquish the floor to Burgas, I have a few more comics I want to talk about. Continue Reading »

Some Comments On Wolverine Saga (And Some Actual Wolverine Comics, Too)

You can’t really review a plot synopsis with photoshopped panels from old comics distributed to comic shops for free, in order to inform people about Wolverine’s convoluted history (and possibly scare them off of ever reading another coming again), because there’s a new movie coming out. Especially when you skimmed the damn thing.

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