WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY volume 1 Oct02

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY volume 1

Best Comics You’ve Never Heard Of:  Welcome to Tranquility v.1 Writer: Gail Simone Art: Neil Googe If you haven’t noticed by now, the name Gail Simone is synonymous with high art and quality comics. Going back to one of her woefully underappreciated series we’re going to take a look at a little, lovely, and brilliant book known as “Welcome to Tranquility.” Unlike in comics, people get old. Super heroes get old. But where do those costumed characters go when they reach that age? When their minds start to go who will watch out for them? In the Wildstorm Universe they go to a serene town called Tranquility. It’s just a nice place that happens...

Planetary – Volume 4 and a look back
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Mar10

Planetary – Volume 4 and a look back

Warren Ellis has put a lot of words out into the world for people to read. And I mean A LOT of words. And while I am a fan of the man and what he says and how he says it, some of his work really stands out. Planetary is one of those series. Volume four, the last of the collections has come out and the series is concluded. Often something like this is bittersweet, endings don’t live up to what you hope for as a reader, there is a sadness that it’s over. Not the case here. Ellis brings in the last page of this series so perfectly and in such a way that you can’t help but smile a knowing smile. If you’ve been reading...

End of the year reviews (Clearing off the desk) Dec16

End of the year reviews (Clearing off the desk)

I have to say that I really enjoyed reading comics this year. There were tons of great books, both new and old. The same can be said of creators. Some people I’ve loved for years and a bunch of people that are new to me.Before I take off for the holidays I wanted to get a last blast of reviews up and try to make my desk a workspace I can use again.EX-MACHINA DELUXE EDITIONS Volumes 1 and 2WildstormBrian K. Vaughan has become a staple in the comics world and is a truly gifted writer with a vision and execution of vision that is both unique and refreshing. EX-MACHINA, originally in out in 2004. Vaughan introduces us to a modern but...

X-Files graphic Novel
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Dec09

X-Files graphic Novel

X-Files was a wonderful TV show. Amazon has them very inexpensive right now and so I’ve picked up a few seasons and have been watching them again. The early seasons in particular were really well done before they got overly bogged down with all the sup plots. The latest movie was a good crime flick, but didn’t feel like X-Files to me.Wildstorm comics, an imprint of DC has recently done some X-Files comics and among the big name comic guys they also had the show’s producer and writer Frank Spotnitz do some of the writing. The first story opens with a murder and a missing girl. We soon learn that something is jumping bodies...

Wildstorm – ARMAGEDDON to WORLD’S END Aug19

Wildstorm – ARMAGEDDON to WORLD’S END

  The Wildstorm Universe has gone though a major upheaval of late. It began building a while back. The trades following this major beat down are as follows: WILDSTORM ARMAGEDDON, WILDSTORM REVELATIONS, NUMBER OF THE BEAST and the aftermath in WILDCATS WORLD’S END, THE AUTHORITY WORLD’S END, GEN 13 WORLD’S END and STORMWATCH PHD WORLD’S END. I’ve been following the Wildstorm Universe for a while, I really enjoy the characters and the sharper edge they seem to have. It wasn’t much of a leap of faith for me to pick up this latest run of titles. Our story starts in WILDSTORM ARMAGEDDON. Various characters were visited by sometime Wildcats...