Back when I wrote “10 comics that stuck“, someone mentioned in the comments that 100 bullets would make their top 10 list. In fact, I’ve never heard anything but praise for the series. Why it took me so long to finally pick it up is beyond me. Well, I finally did and I’m happy to […]
Everyone’s “golden age” is the years they grew up in. Guys that grew up reading comics in the 60’s think that period is the best. Guys a little younger than me think the greatest stuff came out of Image comics in the early/mid 90’s. For me it’s the period between 1986-1988. The Dark Knight Returns, […]
The 80’s were the decade of the mini-series. There were so many! Good ones…the four issue Claremont and Frank Miller Wolverine, The Punisher by Mike Zeck, The Dark Knight, Watchmen…and of course there were those that didn’t quite live up to expectations…Ice Man, Hercules, Hawk & Dove, Cloak & Dagger…and then there is The Weird. […]
My favorite this week just turned 30 years old: Marvel’s CREATURES ON THE LOOSE #13 (Sept/1971). I picked this up as a back issue somewhere (probably an “indoor flea market” at the local mall) as a kid. What grabbed me immediately was the cover! I devoured all the monster reprint titles of the era (such […]
Sandman is arguably one of comics’ greatest series. This is one of its finest issues. In this issue we’re introduced to Hob Gadling. It’s 1389 and he’s boasting that he’ll never die. Morpheus (Sandman) and his kid sister Death overhear these boasts and challenge Hob Gadling that if that’s true, they’ll meet him in this very […]
The idea behind “The Boys” is simple. Not all superheroes are gonna be nice guys like Clark Kent. In fact, with the power they have, it’s pretty likely they’re going to think the rules don’t apply to them. That’s where “The Boys” come in. It’s their job to make sure the supers keep their noses […]
Yeah, I know Daredevil again. What can I say, most of my favorite comics are the adventures of a sightless lawyer! The last Daredevil I talked about was #163 which had a profound effect on me as a youngster. It inspired an understanding about what heroes truly are, and that one need not wear underoos […]
This one is special to me. Not only does it deal with what it is that makes a hero a hero (a recurring theme in Daredevil), but on a personal level, this is the first comic I ever bought.
I had no idea what this was about. I love vampire stories, and the cover caught my eye. I picked it up and as soon as I flipped it open, the artwork by Elman Brown blew me away.
Another Friday, another favorite. This week it’s Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson’s Swamp Thing #4. Swamp Thing #9 was my introduction to Bernie Wrightson. That issue really didn’t do it for me though. If I recall it was a story about aliens. Just not my cup of tea. It was years later that I went […]