Here’s a list of my ten all-time favorite comic book artists. As of today. I winnowed down a very large list, cutting out many artists I admire and respect. You can tell that my list is heavily skewed towards older artists, which coincides with the years I was an active comic book reader. I am […]Read more "10-List: Favorite Comic Book Artists"
My original mission was to read all of Brian K. Vaughan’s graphic novel Y: The Last Man before the television series premieres on FX. Mission accomplished. Probably with an assist by our current coronavirus pandemic. The filming, which was originally scheduled to begin this past April, is now supposed to begin in October 2020, somewhere […]Read more "Y: The Last Man: Book Five, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzan Jr. & Goran Sudžuka — a comic book review"
With DC Universe undergoing its current implosion, the fate of some of the television shows I’ve enjoyed on that platform may be up in the air. Is that a mixed metaphor? Implosion and up in the air? The three series on my mind are Titans, Doom Patrol and, of course, this animated series, starring the […]Read more "Harley Quinn: Season 2 — a review"
I took a brief hiatus from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after Season 5, which I think of as S.H.I.E.L.D. in Space, or, alternately, as Cracked-Egg Earth with Kree. It ended with what I think was the first live-action appearance of Graviton, who was soundly defeated by Daisy/Quake, which made the Earth future we just lived through […]Read more "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 7 — a review"
In July 2019, Robert Kirkman ended The Walking Dead comic book at issue #193. The long-running comic ended with neither warning nor fanfare. The story just ended. I don’t know how yet, so don’t spoil it for me. The fact that the comic ended is good news, for a couple of reasons. First, by having […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Compendium Three, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn — a comic book review"
This issue of The Amazing Spider-Man—issue #700—had a February 2013 publication date but actually appeared on the stands at the end of December 2012. It was the conclusion of the “Dying Wish” storyline, which had Peter Parker and Dr. Octopus in some kind of Freaky Friday situation, swapping bodies. It was also the last issue […]Read more "Post #700: Spider-Man Memories"
Concerning Brian K. Vaughan’s graphic novel Y: The Last Man, Stephen King said: “The best graphic novel I’ve ever read.” No small praise, that. Book Four collects issues #37 through 48 of the original comic book run, published way back in 2005 and 2006. Fourteen years ago. That’s a nice long stretch, even though in […]Read more "Y: The Last Man: Book Four, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzan Jr. & Goran Sudžuka — a comic book review"
While I wasn’t actively buying comic books during the DC Comics revamp and relaunch of its entire line, known collectively as “The New 52,” I was aware it was happening. Jim Lee’s redesign of all the major DC superheroes was big news and got some press coverage. Superman’s uniform was altered to more resemble the […]Read more "Batman: Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52!), by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion — a comic book review"
I purchased this compendium at least six years ago. I was still working for the Target Corporation; I know that. It was published in 2012. So, somewhere between six and eight years ago. I bought the first compendium at the same time, and I read through that one a while back. Before I began posting […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Compendium Two, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn — a comic book review"
I didn’t think a sequel to the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons classic Watchmen comic (much less the Zach Snyder movie) was possible. I was mistaken. Having finished the season, though, I’m not certain that there will be another. The finale ends on a semi-cliffhanger, which made me think another season was in the works. I avoided […]Read more "Watchmen: Season 1 — a review"