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...

Fantastic Four 278-279 with Kate (and Dan) Sep25

Fantastic Four 278-279 with Kate (and Dan)

K: BAY. WINDOW. D: huhwha? K: I said BAY WINDOW. That window that extends out into the yard and looks extra classy? Yes. That is the window I want. D: ::opens window:: ::closes window:: This here’s a fine, fine window; I’m liking the cut of its jib. K: You’re a moron. We need a new window. D: ::opens window:: ::closes window:: Yeah… this is a nice window. K: I’m going to throw you out that window. D: All I’m saying is, I’m not exactly Bob Villa with this stuff. K: Oh, I know. Let’s not talk about that IKEA bookshelf you built. It doesn’t exactly hold books; they just kind of slide off. D: But I built it myself! And look at all of these...

Crimespree on Comics: Archer and Armstrong v.1: The Michelangelo Code Sep18

Crimespree on Comics: Archer and Armstrong v.1: Th...

Archer and Armstrong v.1: The Michelangelo Code Writer: Fred Van Lente Penciler: Clayton Henry Colorist: Matt Milla Letterer: Dave Lanphear Cover Artist: Arturo Lozzi, Patrick Zircher “Archer and Armstrong” has one of the best, most underrated writers in comics, a fan favorite artist, and some of the strongest reviews from the past two years. I’ve been dying to read the much ballyhooed revamp of the Valiant Comics classic and am quite glad I did. Obadiah Archer has been training his entire life for a mission from the Lord. His father, a Minister, and mother, a Congresswoman, have spent his 18 years of life readying him for destroying “He...

Ex-Con with Kate (and Dan) Sep11

Ex-Con with Kate (and Dan)

::Kate wanders into the kitchen at the Asylum in St. Paul looking for ice cream. It’s been a long day and the woman just wants some god-damn ice cream. She finds empty containers of the magical frozen goodness strewn about the floor. Melted dairy coats the countertops.:: Kate: WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED IN HERE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ICE CREAM?!? Dan: ::looks up from kitchen table with ice cream and brownies all over his face:: Ice cream? We had ice cream? I have no idea what you are talking about. K: ::slips on puddle of mint chocolate chip:: You know exactly what I’m talking about! D: ::sticks brownies in ears:: Imsorrywhat? K: Yes you do!...

Jimmy Palmiotti Picks his Five Sexiest Noir Films Aug28

Jimmy Palmiotti Picks his Five Sexiest Noir Films

I’ve been a fan of Jimmy Palmiotti for quite a while and I love all his work. His last Kickstarter with his group at Paperfilms was DENVER and it is a terrific book. They are currently running a kickstarter for a follow up to the popular SEX AND VIOLENCE. With a title like that how can you not be intrigued? I’ve been thrilled with every book Jimmy is involved with and can’t wait for this one. In the spirit of the nature of the book Jimmy gave us a list of what he considers the sexiest noir films. ~ Jon Here’s Jimmy: Sexy Noir usually includes a Femme Fatale, and I think these films featured some of the best. Other than postman, I kept...