Winging It

Thirty-four years ago today, on this temporarily warm 12th of April, Tales of the Teen Titans #44 debuted in stores, introducing Dick Grayson‘s second alter ego – Nightwing! Nightwing was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez during a Teen Titans and he continued the tradition of quips, constant self-doubt followed by growth and life on the ledge. “Hey, didn’t I shatter your nose on the boat the other night? Thought so, I always recognize a face. Well, apologize in advance for the massive amount of bridge-work and jaw wiring you’re gonna need.“ –Richard Grayson (Nightwing #145 – Freefall Chapter 6) After...

Book Review:  ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN Apr12

Book Review: ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN

ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN THE DELUXE EDITION April 2018 DC Comics From the DC Comics page on the book: “Join us for the 80th anniversary celebration of the most important comic book in American history: ACTION COMICS #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman! It’s an extraordinary party as we revisit stories from across the decades, featuring the debuts of not just the Man of Tomorrow, but also Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortress of Solitude and more! See the work of generations of top writers and artists on the original superhero! Enjoy sparkling essays from literary wizards who have won Pulitzer Prizes and hit the bestseller...

WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION Edited by Leslie K...

WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION Edited by Leslie Klinger, Forward by Dave Gibbons Dec 2017 DC Comics WATCHMEN is possibly the most famous graphic novel ever published. Trade editions have never gone out of print and it still sells BIG numbers. It was on Time magazine’s list of 100 best novels of all time. There has been a movie made, prequels were published and the characters are being introduced into the DC Universe proper. There have also been a lot of articles and even whole books about WATCHMEN. People can’t seem to get enough. Now Leslie Klinger who has done annotated versions of Sherlock Homes, Dracula and more has tackled this...

CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE HITS PLANET COMICON

This past weekend (February 16-18) saw the 19th annual Planet Comicon descend upon Kansas City, MO. Last year, Kate and I made an impromptu trip (we are crazy like that) from our home in the Twin Cities down to check out the show. Jim Steranko was scheduled to appear, and who knows how much longer he’ll be making appearances? The con was great. The city drips BBQ sauce. We had a blast. So, when the guest list for this year’s show was announced, we said to hell with the impromptu stuff, let’s plan it right. This year’s show pulled in creators from across the publishing landscape, as well as a slew of DC Comics’ heaviest-hitters. DC has had...

4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK

Black Mask Studios 2017   Sometimes, if you want to stop the bad thing from happening, you have to do the bad thing yourself. Paige, Walter, Berger, and Stretch are a group of pre-teens who spend their days playing games. Video games, role playing games, you name it. They hang out, they curse, they rag on each other. Paige is the leader, Stretch is her best friend. Walter is super smart and super shy. And Berger is a motor-mouth who is everyone wishes would just shut up. The beginning of childhood’s end was signaled when a group of criminals show up at Paige’s house, looking for her dad. The thugs barge into the living room, and a...

Nights in Dark Metal: How to read Dark Nights: Metal & What’s Behind It All Oct19

Nights in Dark Metal: How to read Dark Nights: Met...

When Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo got together to write DC Dark Nights: Metal, epic would be a world most easily applied.  With a story that harkens back to the New 52 Batman and the Court of Owls, we see Batman and many other heroes span the multiverse of Batmen (yes, you read that correctly) to solve multiple mysteries. What do dionesium, electrum, promethium, Nth metal and The Court of Owls have to do with it? (What is dionesium – what is electrum– what is promethium – what is Nth metal)  What is the Dark Multiverse? Does Dark Matter? How is Dick Grayson/Nightwing involved? Wait, how is Duke Thomas involved? Did Batman...