DOOM PATROL #1

DC COMICS NOVEMBER 2016   DC’s Doom Patrol has been weird since before being weird was cool. I mean, just because you’re a “super hero” doesn’t automatically mean you’re cool. Let’s face it: if you and Superman were both on the scene to stop Brainiac, or clear the Golden Gate Bridge of cars before a bomb went off, who do you think the press would want to talk to? Chances are, you’re awkward, and never really know where to put your hands. Superman? Effortlessly cool. Always knows where to put his hands. Right. Big Blue every time. The same holds true with fans of the Doom Patrol comic. Readers who tend to feel like they are on the...

THE OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE Sep01

THE OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE

THE OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE DC Comics Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda give this group of DC heroes new life in a 12 issue story that is amazing. In 1981 the original version of The Omega Men was an offshoot of some of the cosmic space tales in The New Teen Titans. It was fun and the stories made the DC universe bigger. But at it’s heart it was another super team. Enter King and Bagenda. They took this team book and reimagined the whole premise inserting moral issues and politics that are relevant to the last 100 years of mankind. The Omega Men are a group of rebels who want to free a star system (The Vega System) from the rule of the...

Interview with Devin Faraci, Writer on KILLER INSI...

Interview with Devin Faraci KILLER INSIDE ME Jon: Devin, I’m a huge fan of the work of Jim Thompson, my favorite is THE ALCOHOLICS. What made you pick THE KILLER INSIDE ME to do an adaptation of? Devin: IDW had already chosen it! Chris Ryall came to me; he knew my writing and listened to my podcast, where I said I was a big fan of Jim Thompson. He had the rights to this book and took a chance on me.   Jon: I don’t like to even guess what was going on in Thompson’s head when he wrote the book. And having seen the film adaptation I don’t think I would have wanted to be around Casey Affleck while they were filming. Did Lou Ford get into...

Review of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Volume 1

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, Volume 1, Six issue Trade Archie Comics Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli Cover: Robert Hack Variant Cover: Andrew Pepoy 7/13 Sabrina Spellman is back. I’ve never read or watched Sabrina before this, and honestly, I don’t care. Whatever it was before doesn’t matter now–because Sabrina is back and her new adventures are blood-packed and disturbing. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has sent another hit from the Archie Horror department with the CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. Along with the Archie and Jughead reboots, Sabrina’s story is being retold from the very beginning;...

The Tom King and Mitch Gerads interview

Dan: Tom King, your previous career as a former operative for the CIA has become the stuff of legend among the Comic Book Community. Has SHERIFF OF BABYLON – a book about post-Saddam Husain Iraq – always been a book you’ve wanted to write? Or is it a case of art imitating life? Tom King: In all honesty, I didn’t really want to write directly about my CIA stuff. I don’t know, it felt a little cheap somehow and maybe I also kind of didn’t want to spend time in that world for all those PTSD guilt reasons. But, Vertigo had come to me asking for a crime series and this setting just seemed to fit; there was so much to explore here, which is the...

Harley Quinn: The bad gal with a heart of tarnished gold Aug20

Harley Quinn: The bad gal with a heart of tarnishe...

  Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel. The delightful mistress of mayhem first appeared in 1992’s Batman the animated Series episode in the seventh episode called “Joker’s Favor”, created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini*. At that point she was a mere devoted sidekick to the overtly psychotic Joker. One would think he would steal the show. Yet despite his antics, Harley developed her own following. A year later, she made her first appearance on paper in the comic based on the series**. In the twenty four years that have followed, she has become a fan favorite. This popularity is due in no small part to the fact that she’s...