web stats

Mark Waid Archives - Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

She Has No Head! – New Books To Read In 2015

I always like to do a post early in the year that looks forward to some of the books I’m most excited about on the horizon in 2015, helps me get pumped for the year and also try to make a mental note of all the projects I’m looking out for. I was ready with my list the first week of January but opted to wait to hear what news came out of Image Expo as they’ve had some truly exciting stuff in the last couple years, this year was no exception and added some great looking titles to my “must haves” list.

All that said, it was a bit hard to predict what I’m most excited about from Marvel and DC because their events (Secret Wars and Convergence, respectively) are even more potentially “line changing” and mysterious than usual. So keeping in mind that that accounts for a likely decreased number of books from both publishers on the list…let’s get going! I organized this by month and then for stuff that has nebulous release dates more a “going forward in 2015” category.

Paper Girls Teaser

Continue Reading »

Year of the Artist, Day 163: Paul Smith, Part 5 – The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1

rocketeerspirit4004 (2)

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 Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1, which was published by IDW (and DC, sort of) and is cover dated July 2013. Enjoy!
Continue Reading »

Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for September 2013

LegendofLutherStrode (2)

“A fool tried to sweat me, actin’ like he was hard / I stuck him twice in the neck and left him dead in the yard”
Continue Reading »

Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 16-22 June 2013

I took last week off and almost thought I was going to take this week off – you might notice I haven’t posted here in over a week, because I’ve just been uninspired recently, even though I’m in the middle of my latest Comics You Should Own, which are usually fun to write. But then I decided to get going, mainly because of the two big stories in the comics world this week, so let’s check out some links, shall we?
Continue Reading »

Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for February AND March 2013

ChannelEvil (2)

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!
Continue Reading »

Drawing Crazy Patterns – Captain America’s Unbreakable Shield Breaking

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Here is an archive of all the patterns we’ve spotlighted so far.

This week, based on a suggestion from reader Stephane S., we take a look at five instances where Captain America’s unbreakable shield was broken…

Enjoy!

Continue Reading »

Week of Cool Comic Book Moments – The Blind Literally Leading the Blind

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 moment from the Eisner-Award winning Daredevil #7, by writer Mark Waid, penciler Paolo Rivera, inker Joe Rivera (Paolo’s dad!) and colorist Javier Rodriguez.

Continue Reading »

Committed: “Elizabeth’s Canvas” Interview

Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton (founders of Blastoff Comics in North Hollywood) are the team behind the ambitious compendium comic book for Elizabeth’s Canvas; a non-profit organization which offers cancer patients and people affected by cancer creative therapy through free art classes, including painting, drawing, and writing. Published by IDW in March, with all of the proceeds going to the organization (thanks to IDW covering the print costs) this book features work by well-known writers and artists from all over the world. Meyers agreed to sit down and tell us more about the book.

Continue Reading »

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!
Continue Reading »

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 109: The Unknown #2

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This quasi-week: Mark Waid. Today’s page is from The Unknown #2, which was published by Boom! Studios and is cover dated June 2009. Enjoy!
Continue Reading »

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 108: Empire #3

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This QUASI-week: Mark Waid. Today’s page is from Empire #3, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 2003. Enjoy!
Continue Reading »

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 107: Ruse #7

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This pseudo-week: Mark Waid. Today’s page is from Ruse #7, which was published by CrossGen and is cover dated May 2002. Enjoy!
Continue Reading »

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 106: X-Men #53

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This pseudo-week: Mark Waid. Today’s page is from X-Men #53, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated June 1996. Enjoy!
Continue Reading »

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 105: Captain America #450

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks (more or less), with each week devoted to a single writer. This pseudo-week: Mark Waid. Today’s page is from Captain America #450, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 1996. Enjoy!
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