Y: The Last Man: Book Five, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzan Jr. & Goran Sudžuka — a comic book review

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 […]

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The Walking Dead: Compendium Three, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, and Cliff Rathburn — a comic book 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 […]

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Post #700: Spider-Man Memories

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 […]

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Y: The Last Man: Book Four, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzan Jr. & Goran Sudžuka — a comic book review

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 […]

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Batman: Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52!), by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion — 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 […]

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The Walking Dead: Compendium Two, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn — 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 […]

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Watchmen: Season 1 — a 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 […]

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