Batman #232 with Kate (and Dan) Jul31

Batman #232 with Kate (and Dan)

::Kate sits alone in a dark room. The only light is coming from a single floor lamp, casting a brilliant light over the right side of her face. The harsh light makes her eye tear, but she’s too stubborn to adjust the shade. Also, she sits with her fingers tented like Mr. Burns from The Simpsons. ‘Cause she thinks it looks cool.:: K: That’s a really long opening. Do you think anyone is still reading? D: I dunno. Does anyone ever read this? K: Good call. I hear we have tens of readers. D: Enough of this Rosencrantz and Guildenstern behind-the-curtain business. K: Ok. Right. Here goes. ::clears throat:: Soon… SOON… SOOON… the world will feel...

SUPERMAN #32 with Kate (and Dan) Jul17

SUPERMAN #32 with Kate (and Dan)

::Kate sits in the backyard with a well-worn Uncle Sam top hat on her head, surrounded by long-dead sparklers and empty pie tins. Sadness, as they say, prevails.:: D: Like the bartender asked the horse, “Hey, Celine Dion, why the long face?” K: ::tears up:: I miss America. D: ::sticks finger in ear:: What? You’re Miss America? K: No, dummy. I MISS America. D: We’ve only left the country once and they let us back in. And that was just a lame daytrip to Thunder Bay. Look around, sweetie. Nothing says “America” like St. Paul, Minnesota. How can you miss something that you’re sitting in the middle of? K: First, it was the Fourth of July and all...

“JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: TORNADO’S ...

DC Comics 2007   Coming out of their Infinite Crisis event, DC needed a superstar team for the relaunch of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, their flagship book. Brad Meltzer was not only a consistent best-selling thriller writer, but also the man behind the then recent IDENTITY CRISIS, which was a smash hit for DC. Meltzer provided the needed buzz behind the relaunch, and he had the proven chops to pull it off. And with the more than capable Ed Benes providing the artwork, the stage was set for the inaugural storyline. The first installment of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE TORNADO’S PATH came out on July 19, 2006. That was seven years ago, almost...

X-MEN: NO MORE HUMANS Jul10

X-MEN: NO MORE HUMANS

X-Men: No More Humans Marvel Comics Writer: Mike Carey Illustrator: Salvador Larroca Marvel’s really been kicking some butt with their new line of original graphic novels. Naturally, they feature the A-list characters with A-list talent. Avengers with Warren Ellis and Mike Mckone, Spider-Man by Mark Waid, James Robinson, Gabriele Dell’Otto, and Werther Dell’Edera and now X-Men by much-lauded former X-writer Mike Carey and X-artist Salvador Larroca. They shot it off with a very clever name, “No More Humans;” referencing Scarlet Witch’s classic mutant decimating line “No more Mutants.” Plus, a premise that immediately gets your...

THE PULSE, Issues 1 – 5 with Kate (and Dan) Jul03

THE PULSE, Issues 1 – 5 with Kate (and Dan)

K: What’s a Jessica Jones? D: About $2.99. Why? ::snicker:: K: You know I hate that joke. D: Whatever. ::holds up fist for a bump that never comes:: Oh, just leave me hanging, why don’t you?! K: Deal with it. But really, with the buzz about the Netflix shows coming up? I know Daredevil. I’ve seen the Luke Cage and Iron Fist cosplayers at C2E2. So what’s a Jessica Jones? D: Fair question. Remember when we reviewed ALIAS awhile back? That was the book that introduced Brian Michael Bendis’s former-super-hero-now-private-eye-all-around-screw-up Jessica Jones. ALIAS was published under Marvel’s MAX imprint and lasted 28 issues. K: I liked that...

News from DC Comics – Batman and Wonder Woman Jul01

News from DC Comics – Batman and Wonder Woma...

Some interesting news from DC. The Batman titles sound great and I’m really interested in the Wonder Woman change. From DC: DC Comics is thrilled to announce two new  comic book series, expanding the Bat-line, ARKHAM MANOR and GOTHAM ACADEMY. ARKHAM MANOR arriving October 22nd, is a bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men). When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals?   And GOTHAM ACADEMY, written by Eisner-Award-nominated artist Becky Cloonan (DEMO) along with Brenden Fletcher and...