The Essential Uncanny X-Men: Vol. 1, featuring Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (Marvel Comics)

You have to know what you want when you’re ordering an X-Men omnibus collection. This “Essential” volume collects the first twenty-four issues of The X-Men, which didn’t become Uncanny until issue #95, after a five-year hiatus between 1970 and ’75, when no new X-Men stories were published. The “Essential” volume that contains issue #95 is […]

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Firefly: The Story Continues . . . (adventures in other media)

I’ve written about Firefly on other occasions. Like all fans of the show, I’ve bemoaned the fact that this science fiction series, created by patron-nerd-saint Joss Whedon, was cancelled after only a single season. The show was so richly drawn, with compelling characters and potential plotlines that could have easily sustained five additional seasons, perhaps […]

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The Boys, Vol 1: The Name of the Game, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson — a comic book review

This trade paperback collects issues #1 through 6 of The Boys, by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson. These were the first six issues published by Wildstorm, a DC imprint, prior to the series being cancelled by DC. Ennis and Robertson would move the series over to Dynamite Comics. The series would continue through […]

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The Immortal Hulk: Vol. 1: Or Is He Both?, by Al Ewing & Joe Bennett — comic book review

Doc Bruce BannerBelted by gamma raysTurned into the HulkAin’t he unglamo-rays!Wreckin’ the townWith the power of a bullAin’t no monster clownWho is as lovableAs ever-lovin’ Hulk! HULK! HULK! These were the lyrics to the theme song for the 1966 cartoon, an Incredible Hulk segment on The Marvel Super Heroes show. I dig the way the […]

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