Kelley Jones and Len Wein Score with Swamp Thing: The Dead Don’t Sleep

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 […]

Friday Favorites – Monstress

    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 […]

Friday Favorites – The Long Halloween (1996)

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 […]

Friday Favorites – Daredevil #241 (April 1987)

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.

Friday Favorites – The Punisher Limited Series (1986)

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.