THOR #1 & 2 with Kate (and Dan) Nov20

THOR #1 & 2 with Kate (and Dan)

::Dan is sitting at the kitchen table with a laptop computer open in front of him. He is wildly tapping at the keyboard and muttering under his breath. :: K: Take it easy on the new laptop, Ace. We just got that and let’s try not to break it in the first 24 hours. We haven’t even told Twitter or Facebook about the new machine. If it isn’t posted on Social Media, it never happened. It’s true. I read it on LinkedIn. D: ::rapidly hits the enter key:: WHY WON’T THIS THING WORK FOR ME?!? I’ve been pushing all of the buttons and it won’t turn on! I want to surf the inter-webs, but I’m being PC-blocked! K: ::looks at dark monitor:: Well, first...

Vertigo Comics’ TRILLIUM Nov13

Vertigo Comics’ TRILLIUM

Trillium Vertigo Comics Script and art by Jeff Lemire Let’s start with the obvious. Jeff Lemire is a genius and we should all be in awe of his greatness. To achieve an ounce of his talent is to achieve become one with the Gods of Story. Long may they reign. He is amazing, his work is amazing, and everything he can do is amazing. OK, that’s out of the way. “Trillium.” To put it quickly, its amazing. How to accurately describe “Trillium?” It’s a beautiful sci-fi, time travel, reality bending epic that stretches what can be done with comics. Two journeys taking place at once. Time could be linear or...

Captain Marvel with Kate (and Dan) Nov06

Captain Marvel with Kate (and Dan)

::Kate walks into the dark living room, finds Dan doing… whatever it is that Dan does in a dark room:: K: What are you wearing now, genius? D: With this leather jacket? And these aviator sunglasses? You can call me… TOP GUN. K: … D: Get it? Like the Tom Cruise movie? K: … D: You know, with the volleyball scene? K: Oooh, I like that movie! But, er… you’re not going to take your shirt off and frolic in the sand with other topless skinny, hairy guys are you? Because that’s really not how that scene went in the movie. D: Listen, I gotta go. Up there. With the best of them. Now, where did I leave my plane? K: It’s hanging from the ceiling in the...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina with Kate (and Dan) Oct23

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina with Kate (and Dan)

Dan and The Dog return to the Asylum in St. Paul to find Kate sitting in the dark. The house is silent, except for the occasional sniffle and whimper from Kate. The curtains are drawn, even though the sun is shining brightly. Dan: Another guy with truck nuts cut you off in traffic today? Kate: No. ::blows nose:: D: Someone stole your ice cream? K: ::dabs eyes with snotty tissue:: No, but I would like some if you have any. D: Blind yourself with the flashlight again? K: I’m still seeing spots from the last time, but no. D: Stop making me play Twenty Questions, already. What’s bothering you now? K: Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up,...

THE SPECTRE: CRIMES AND JUDGMENTS BY KATE (AND DAN...

::Kate and Dan are looking a bit yellow. Dan is wearing a red shirt with blue shorts. Kate’s hair looks like a spikey starfish:: K: It’s October. This is the time of year when we tell SCARY TALES OF HORROR IN OUR TREEHOUSE! D: Sounds kinda like the Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”. Let’s not do this bit. I don’t want to get sued, and I’m worried that this jaundice could lead to hepatitis. K: ::changes out of red dress:: But it’s the spookiest time of year! How else can we celebrate the season without tapping into annual pop culture tropes? D: This is the Internet age; anything can be a clever reference. Any reference can be a callback to a...

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY volume 1 Oct02

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY volume 1

Best Comics You’ve Never Heard Of:  Welcome to Tranquility v.1 Writer: Gail Simone Art: Neil Googe If you haven’t noticed by now, the name Gail Simone is synonymous with high art and quality comics. Going back to one of her woefully underappreciated series we’re going to take a look at a little, lovely, and brilliant book known as “Welcome to Tranquility.” Unlike in comics, people get old. Super heroes get old. But where do those costumed characters go when they reach that age? When their minds start to go who will watch out for them? In the Wildstorm Universe they go to a serene town called Tranquility. It’s just a nice place that happens...