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Tag Archives: Comic Books
It’s been a few months since our interview with writer/artist Larime Taylor, which came on the heels of the release of Issue #1 of his Kickstarter-backed psychological thriller comic A Voice in the Dark (then known as “Dark Zoey”). Now, … Continue reading
A few Saturdays ago, the biggest name in comic books brought another universe to life. Stan “The Man” Lee, best known for his and Jack Kirby’s creation of the modern Marvel universe, has hitched his label, POW! Entertainment, to frequent collaborator … Continue reading
There’s an old saying that has do with things that aren’t broke, and how you ought not to bother repairing them. Generally I’m a big fan of this idea, as there are times to leave well enough alone, but there … Continue reading
Where terror lurks in the corners of Gotham City, a dark and vengeful hero rises to avenge the people. With the cape, the mask, and a watchful eye, this hero protects the city when it cannot protect itself. And it … Continue reading
Well, it’s a weirdly deep week for new comic series (can anyone say San Diego?), and we’ve got a lot of ground to cover. This week saw zombies, chickens, camels, Jesus Christ’s twin sister, and Tonto grace the pages of … Continue reading
Guest contributor Jeff is a Texan, a comic book dork, and a general sci-fi nerd who is engaged in happily educating his teen-aged daughters on the value of brightly illustrated story books where shit blows up, while they educate him … Continue reading
How many of you guys are major Harry Potter fans? All of you, right? If my Tumblr dashboard is any indication, I’m just going to assume we’re all on the same wizarding page here, and I’d like to tell you … Continue reading
Are you guys ready for more tripods, red weed, and heat rays, and all that with a bad-ass lady journalist taking on the system and exposing the sins of the British Empire? The Great Game picks up another 30 years … Continue reading
Scarlet Traces is Ian Edginton’s series that expands on H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, and it’s the kind of story I wish would continue forever, because it’s just that badass. The plot picks up ten years after the Martian … Continue reading
I can’t quite recall how I stumbled onto the online comic Spera, but once I had, I was hooked. The original online comic is a collaboration between writer Josh Tierney and an impressive score of artists (too many to mention … Continue reading
The final installment of Warren Ellis’s “synthetic heroes” series (with previous books being Black Summer and No Hero) wraps up with Supergod (Avatar Press, 2010) by asking “How far would the world go?” Without giving too much away, the … Continue reading
Continuing in my review of Warren Ellis’s synthetic heroes series (that’s what I’m calling it), this week I want to talk about No Hero. Written by Ellis, with art by Juan Jose Ryp, No Hero looks at how far the … Continue reading
Part of my introduction to Warren Ellis has been through Black Summer, when it was recommended to me by James Sime, owner of Isotope Comics in San Francisco. (I think it’s probably the best comic book store on the planet, … Continue reading
Those who know me well (Hi mom!) can tell you that I’m almost obsessively enthusiastic about the things I love. I’ll research every last detail and have a well of “useless” information in my head that can sometimes make me … Continue reading