CONVERGENCE: SHAZAM #1

DC Comics May, 2015   Anyone who knows me, or who has spent any time at all interacting with me on the interwebs, knows I love Captain Marvel. No, not Marvel Comics’ alien soldier. Nope, not even Marvel’s African American Avenger. Although, she had one of the best costumes in all of funny book land. And she had some of the coolest powers, too. No, I’m talking about DC Comics’ Billy Batson. You know, the orphan who always wears that same red shirt all the time? Yeah, him. And talk about cool powers: whenever he says SHAZAM (the name of the ancient wizard who gave him his powers. How cool is that?!) he changes into the adult version of...

KATE (AND DAN) READ FLASH GORDON #1 Apr10

KATE (AND DAN) READ FLASH GORDON #1

  K: Dan? Dan! DAAAN…? It’s dark, I can’t see anything. Where am I? D: ::speaks into tin-can space-phone, with string stretching off into forever:: Don’t panic, Red. I’m sure you’ll be ok. It’s just… K: JUST WHAT? D: Just that it seems you may be stuck in another dimension/planet/timespace. K: oh D: It’s not like I didn’t tell you not to use that break-room microwave! The damn thing had a manual dial, for god’s sake! Spill a can of ginger ale on the science oven, and who knows what could happen. Never trusted those damn things. K: Wait, I think it’s starting to get lighter. Yeah, kind of murky, but I think I OUCH SONOVA GOD DAMMIT I...

Batman ’66 with Kate (and Dan) Aug01

Batman ’66 with Kate (and Dan)

 ::zoom in on Kate and Dan waiting in a deserted shopping mall parking lot late at    night:: K: Tell me again why we’re standing out here, freezing our butts off in the middle of the night? D: I got a message saying we have to meet a guy. K: You’ve got two minutes. Then I’m gone. I mean it. “GEE OH EN EE” GONE! D: You’ll see… ::Just then, a Delorean appears in an explosion of light. But instead of Doc Brown exiting the car, it’s…:: K & D: BRUCE WAYNE??? Bruce Wayne: No time to explain. Get in the car! D: What is it? What’s wrong? Do we have to go to the future? Is something wrong with the kids we don’t have? BW: No. We have to go back...

UNDERGROUND – coming in September
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UNDERGROUND – coming in September

From the website:”UNDERGROUND is a five issue color series beginning in September from IMAGE COMICS. Written by Jeff Parker, drawn by Steve Lieber, and colored by Ron Chan, the story follows Park Ranger Wesley Fischer as she tries to save Stillwater Cave– and then has to save herself”Undergroundthecomic.comI have to be honest here. I love everything I’ve read by Jeff Parker, and I think Steve Leiber is a great artist, but come on, a comic about a ranger and a cave? Wake me up when the trade comes out right?Wrong.Wrong Wrong Wrong.I’ve seen the first issue of this book and I was drawn into this immediately. The...