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"
Can you believe it’s that time again? This is FirewaterCorp‘s quadmonthly “Looking Forward” report for February 2020. This report is based on the conceit, the stolen bit of wisdom, that happiness is derived from the satisfaction achieved through crossing items off of lists during the previous four months and multiplying this result by the sheer […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2020 Update): Don’t Worry, Be . . ."
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"
On other occasions, I’ve mentioned that one of the benefits I’ve discovered in being an Amazon Prime member is my access to an untold number of television series, movies and documentaries that I might not otherwise watch through Prime Video. Geek, and You Shall Find was one of the documentaries the computer suggested I might […]Read more "Geek, and You Shall Find (2019) — a documentary review"
I’m not accusing anyone of bait-and-switch. I should have done my homework. If you read my review of the first volume of this New 52 iteration of Justice League, it’s pretty clear that the major selling point for this book was the artwork of Jim Lee and Scott Williams, two artists I’ve admired for, well, […]Read more "Justice League: Volume 2: The Villain’s Journey, by Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Others (The New 52!) — a comic book review"
Y: The Last Man, Book Three collects issues #24-36 of the graphic novel originally published more than a decade ago. Please understand that I’m getting current on this relevant piece of pop culture before any television series premieres. I was a latecomer becoming a passenger on The Walking Dead bandwagon, watching the television series […]Read more "Y: The Last Man, Book Three, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr., and Goran Sudzuka — a comic book review"
Sometimes, things that I didn’t intend to happen occur, and, again sometimes, I go with the flow to see where events take me. This is how I got to tour the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee (which is in a dry county, ironically). It’s how I ended up taking the tour of Graceland, in […]Read more "Nerd Premiere Twofer: Harley Quinn & The Mandalorian — a review"
“The rest” are Jonathan Glapion, James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Andy Clarke, Rafael Albuquerque and Jason Fabok in this case. Too many names to include in my title, although I want to give credit where it’s due. The material in this TPB dates back to 2012 and includes Batman #8-12 and Batman Annual #1. […]Read more "Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52!), by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo & the rest — a comic book review"
One of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member, for me, is that I get to watch a lot of documentaries that I probably wouldn’t watch otherwise. Chris Claremont’s X-Men is one of these. My bona fides as a comic book geek (a collector during my teenage years; a sporadic aficionado thereafter) are a […]Read more "Chris Claremont’s X-Men — a documentary review"