Remember when comics were fun? Before Hollywood figured out how to turn our favorite nerdy pastime into multi-million dollar franchise events? All you needed for a great comic was a fun, action-packed story paired with equally fun and exciting art. You didn’t need it to tie in to a huge multi-year company “plan”. It could […]
It’s been some time since I’ve posted a “Friday Favorites”. Couple of reasons. 1) I don’t read nearly as many comics as I should. 2) The books I have been reading, while enjoyable haven’t knocked me over. Enter, Monstress. Wow. I’ve not been as excited about a comic in some time. The first […]
As a life-long DD fan, I”m thrilled to see horn head in two monthly books! Does this launch him into the “A List” of Marvel heroes?
I haven’t read a whole lot of comics regularly for awhile now (beyond Daredevil and I’m sure you’re all tired of hearing me yak about DD!). That said, a new comic shop opened up near me and I’ve been sucked back in. I’m trying to limit myself to a small number of books each month […]
Green Wake from Kurtis Wiebe and Riley Michael Rossmo was one of my favorite comic series of the last year. Unfortunately, it was ended a bit early. [Initially solicited as a 5-issue miniseries, after issue #3, it became a new ongoing series by Image. Sadly, due to lack of sales, issue #10 is the final issue.]
Released in October 1996, this limited series ran for 13 incredible issues. Arguably one of the very greatest Batman tales ever told. I read the series soon after it was completed, and quite enjoyed it. I particularly recall enjoying the who-done-it mystery of the Holiday Killer. That said, after 15 years, I’d forgotten most of […]
This week’s favorite is another fill-in issue by a future super-star. The story? Hulk vs. Mr. Hyde, but seriously, who cares? Look at this art! Two words – Sam. Kieth. ‘Nuff said.
What’s so special about this issue? A full 13 months before he exploded on the scene with his introduction of Venom in Amazing Spider-Man #300, Todd McFarlane handled the art duties on this fill-in issue of Daredevil. While not fully formed yet, his style was evident even this early.
It’s just my opinion, but I think The Punisher is a classic case of a “peak too sooner”. This limited series started so damn good it flamed out even before it was done! Ohhh, but how good those first four issues were! Forget all the crap that came out after this. THIS is the Punisher.
I haven’t enjoyed Daredevil as much as I have this latest reboot in over 20 years. What Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera have done is damn near perfection. Mark Waid has made the character fun again, while Paolo Rivera seems to have been born to draw the series. I’ve seen some of his other work, […]