Aquaman – This Ain’t Superfriends Apr01

Aquaman – This Ain’t Superfriends

Aquaman, Arthur Curry, gets a bum rap, usually from people who haven’t read the comic, or at least have not read much of the comic. Typically, the jokes involve talking to fish or not being out of water very long. I also think a lot of it comes from the Aquaman cartoon and his portrayal in Super Friends. The cartoons were aimed at kids under ten so of course all the heroes on these shows were simplified. The recent Brave and The Bold cartoons, while awesome, probably didn’t help much with the general take on the King of Atlantis. While being a hero and good in a fight he was also given a gregarious demeanor. I liked it and laughed out loud...

More New Trades From DC Comics Mar29

More New Trades From DC Comics

WONDER WOMAN Volume 1 THE LIES by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp and Laura Martin Diana has lost her way to Paradise Island and the best hope for getting back is Cheetah who has gone completely feral. Top notch story telling from one of the best Wonder Woman scribes coupled with amazing art. I love this version of Diana who is both a fierce warrior but also a loving and caring person who truly wants to do what is right. This is the new high bar for future creators to try for. TITANS Vol 1 THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST by Dan Abnett and Brett Booth Wally West returning to the DC Universe is what kicked off Rebirth and as he finds his way in this world...

The Flintstones, vol 1 DC Comics Mar28

The Flintstones, vol 1 DC Comics

THE FLINTSTONES Vol 1 DC Comics As a kid every day after school I watched cartoons and shows for kids. Batman, Scooby Doo and others. Among them was The Flintstones. I enjoyed the show but have had no desire to watch it in years. The live action movies didn’t really do much for me. I’ve read some comics over the years, but like the show they were more suited to a much younger version of me. Recently DC Comics has brought back a number of cartoon franchises and brought them into the modern times with more readability both for today’s young adults and full blown adults. The Scooby book is great stuff (Scooby Apocalypse, check it out). I was...

Review of JUGHEAD, Vol II

JUGHEAD,VOLUME 2 Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North March 14th, 2017 Archie Comic Publications Almost 8 months have passed since the first collection of Jughead comic books, in the form of Jughead, Volume 1, came hot off the presses and now the time has come for the next installment. The art may have changed but happily the man (or burger eating machine) portrayed has not. Jughead Jones has his summer spirit in full swing with his career of playing video games with Hot Dog, his trusty hound, at his side; that is, until his father tells him to actually do something. He goes off on a hiking trip with an even more girl crazy Archie which turns into a...

THE MANY DEATHS OF THE BATMAN

DC Comics Batman 433-435 1989   THE MANY DEATHS OF THE BATMAN   Why on earth am I bothering all of you fine folks with a review of a three issue Batman arc that’s 28 years old? I can hear you all, you know: “This better not be another rant from Old Man Malmon going on and on about how great comics were BACK IN HIS DAY.” Shut up. Comics are great now. But they were also great back in my day, too. Batman 433-435 is a bit of an anomaly. It’s a three-issue mini-arc that was written by comics legend John Byrne (who also did the covers) and illustrated by Batman legend Jim Aparo. From Fantastic Four to X-Men to Superman, John Byrne’s list of...

DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment teaming up! Jan19

DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment teaming up!

BATMAN/SHADOW #1 (1 of 6) Written by STEVE ORLANDO & SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much… The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike...