SECRET SIX Vol 1 FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES Feb21

SECRET SIX Vol 1 FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES

SECRET SIX Vol 1 FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES DC Comics This most recent incarnation of the Secret Six once gain has Gail Simone at the helm which is wonderful news for readers because I really don’t think anyone writing comics today does a better job with characters which can best be called misfits. The original Secret Six from back in the 60s was a thriller with people being black mailed into doing dangerous missions for someone named Mockingbird.  I first read the stories as reprints in some of the 100 page comics they put out in the 70s, I’m pretty sure it was Brave and the Bold.  It had a very reluctant James Bond vibe to it and it was...

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...

RED SONJA WITH KATE (AND DAN) Apr24

RED SONJA WITH KATE (AND DAN)

    K: You better be nice to me today, Dan, ‘cause it is “National-Be-Nice-To-A-Redhead-Because-I-Said-So-Day”. D: That’s not a thing. K: Yes it is. Just look at the calendar. ::Dan looks at the calendar. Sees sloppy mess that had to have been scrawled with a Sharpie clenched in someone’s teeth:: D: Just because you say it’s true doesn’t mean it is, Kate. Try again. K: Well, there should be one. The most rare hair color is red, you know. Only 1-2% of the world’s population has red hair. We need to be recognized! This is our time! D: We can totally recognize you: you’re the ones with the red hair. No need to call for a revolution...

Birds of Prey #56 with Kate (and Dan) Dec05

Birds of Prey #56 with Kate (and Dan)

D: This past week, I was browsing the shelf at my local used book store and came across BIRDS OF PREY: OF LIKE MINDS. This is the collection of BoP issues #56-61, Gail Simone’s first story arc for one of her most fondly remembered runs on any book. K: Don’t forget Ed Benes. He draws pretty pictures in this book, too. D: Benes does good work here, no doubt. So with the “Bargain Bin” column, we like to take a look back at fondly remembered books and comics: things that we know rock, but maybe others don’t know these things rock. And we want those people to go and find these things that rock, read them, and then have them say, “Damn, that...

End of 2010 Trade Collections Wrap Up

It was a good year to be a comics fan, a lot of great reading to be had. I want to list a few trade releases I didn’t get a chance to cover earlier. BATMAN AND ROBIN: BATMAN VS ROBIN DC Comics The second volume of Grant Morrison’s refreshing new Batman and Robin team. At first I was disappointed when Frank Quietly left the book, but the truth is the art is still terrific. Cameron Stewart, Andy Clarke, Scott Hanna and Dustin Ngugyen have been doing a great job. The dynamic of a Dick Grayson batman and Damian as Robin is almost more refreshing than it should be. The wise cracks from Robin seem more hip and a bit darker, if not at...