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...

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN with Kate (and Dan) Aug28

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN with Kate ...

K: Lotta buzz going around the inter-webs about Wonder Woman being cast in the new Superman/Batman joint. D: Yeah. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE? Laaame. Snore. Yawn. K: Hey! She doesn’t even get title credits?! I mean she’s freaking WONDER WOMAN!!! Linda Carter wouldn’t put up with this. ::picks up wall phone, dials, stares at receiver, forgets we longer have land-line:: D: ::Googles movie Wonder Woman images:: Does Lucy Lawless know these movie folks bit her look? WW is looking a bit like the Warrior Princess in these stills. K: True enough. But let’s look at this for a second. I mean, Linda Carter? This Xena-style WW? The current book...

BLACK PANTHER: THE CLIENT

Marvel Comics 1998   Look around you. We live in a Golden Age of comics. Think about it: Superman t-shirts are sold at Old Navy stores. I have two. Superhero movies are guaranteed MEGA HITS every year! Guardians of the Galaxy just made 100 million on opening weekend. I say again: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Geek culture isn’t geek culture anymore; it’s just culture. Amazing, isn’t it? I invite you to sit back and remember a time not that long ago, when comics were not king. Back in 1998, Marvel Comics were just coming out of the throes of bankruptcy. Looking for a way to regain that spark of something special, Marvel outsourced four of...

SALLY OF THE WASTELAND WITH KATE (AND DAN)

  Dan, Kate, and The Dog are enjoying a warm, late summer evening on the deck. Let’s listen in, shall we? Maybe they’re fighting, or using a bunch of swears! Dan: ::looking wistful:: Do you remember that time I wanted to join a motorcycle gang? Kate: Imsorrywhat? D: You remember. We went to the Harley Davidson Museum and we saw all of that cool motorcycle stuff. The badass bikes, the “Easy Rider” culture… the leather jackets and motorcycle chains… K: I thought your favorite part was the AMF-era scooter? I don’t think the Hell’s Angels would let someone in the gang with a sea-foam scooter. ::waves ala Audrey Hepburn in ROMAN HOLIDAY::...