Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is J. H. Williams III, and the issues are Uncanny X-Men #352 and The Creeper #9, the first of which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 1998, the second of which was published by DC and is cover dated August 1998. Enjoy! Continue Reading »
If you can’t sleep, reading a book might be the closest thing to having a friend stay up with you. At 5am I woke up with back ache and I couldn’t fall asleep again, so I picked up Steven Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen’s book, “Genius” and slipped into someone else’s world for a while. Not being able to sleep and lying in bed, alone with all of the thoughts about why you can’t sleep and what it will mean tomorrow are the things that make sleeplessness so incredibly annoying. If you’re not alone, being awake late can almost be fun, like when we were little kids and felt like we were getting away with something by staying up late. Finding something good to read as company in the night is a welcome reminder of the world outside of sleepless thoughts, and Seagle and Kirstiansen’s “Genius” is pretty good company.
Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Sandman Mystery Theatre #66, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated October 1998. Enjoy! Continue Reading »
Yes, it’s time for the Mother of All Con Reports! No panel coverage, no breaking news, no fascinating interviews – just stories from the convention trenches! See: Superheroes struggle to text! Read about: The man with no sunglasses! Behold: Your humble author’s clothing! Nothing is sacred, not even the reputation of our newly-minted Eisner-award-winning Grand Poobah! Continue Reading »