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Comic Reviews: Superman: Year One and Bad Reception!

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STL128105Superman Year One #2 (DC Comics)

Frank Miller’s weird take on the early years of the Man of Steel continue on in Superman Year One #2, which focuses more on Miller’s version of Clark Kent and his adventures with the Navy. Yes, the Navy. It’s something that’s really hard to wrap your head around, and like the first issue, this John Romita Jr drawn second issue still struggles to come up with a solid reason to exist. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Superman: Year One and Psi-Lords!

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indexSuperman: Year One #1 (DC Comics)

It seems like every few years we get another take on the Man of Steel’s origin. Sometimes it’s a part of an ongoing story line, other times it’s a passion project. But I can’t think of a Superman origin story this high a pedigree on the creative side: Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. A new spin on the early days of Superman, Superman: Year One is a brand new installment of DC’s Black Label line of titles. For a tale that’s been told hundreds of thousands of times, every time a new Superman origin is told it has to have a new twist on the story of Kal-El’s arrival on Earth. It’s just too bad that Miller and Romita’s isn’t that interesting. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Dark Knight 3: The Master Race and Venom Space Knight!

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ANDY-KLAUS promo_559c0e4f16b9b0.23516031Dark Knight 3: The Master Race #1 (DC Comics)

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At long last, Dark Knight 3: The Master Race has arrived. The Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello penned series has a metric ton of hype around it, but many (myself included) are wary after Miller’s The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Sure, with Azzarello helping on the scripts and Andy Kubert on art, it’s a good chance we won’t be getting DKSA again, but there’s always the possibility that we could get something even worse as well. While Dark Knight 3 isn’t a complete mess, it’s merely a solid opening issue, not the spectacular groundbreaking first issue it’s been hyped as. Read the rest of this entry

New York Comic Con Wrap Up!

new-york-comic-conNew York Comic Con has wrapped up for another year, and unlike San Diego Comic Con there was actually a good amount of comic book related news to come out of the con. From Dark Horse announcing comics based on James Cameron’s Avatar to Mark Hamill returning to the The Flash, there were a lot of really cool announcements for both comics and comic book based media. So without further ado, here’s a rundown of all of the big news to come out of this year’s NYCC! Read the rest of this entry

So You’ve Just Binge Watched All of Daredevil….Now What?

daredevil-posterMarvel Studios’ Daredevil has finally hit Netflix, and by now, you’ve probably either started the series or already binged through every episode available to you. So what now? With no news on a season two just yet, you’ll have to sit tight until AKA Jessica Jones hits (or a few weeks until Age of Ultron releases). But if you’re still jonesing for more Daredevil, then you’re in luck, cause there’s plenty of fantastic stories featuring Matt Murdock just waiting for you. Of all of Marvel’s characters, Daredevil has arguably had some of the greatest runs, with some big names working on the character throughout his publishing history. But where to start? Luckily, all of the following Daredevil stories I’m listing to you are easily accessible, and awesome.

 

 

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10 (Comic) Books That Have Affected Me In Some Way

its-a-mans-comic-book-worldRecently my Facebook feed has been exploding with people listing ten books that have affected them in some way throughout their lives. I was recently tagged in a friend’s post, and while my response includes a healthy smattering of paneled pages within it, I’ve decided to try and start up my own spin on this social media movement, except this time focusing exclusively on comic books. IF there’s ever been a time to argue for the legitimacy of comics medium as a source of literature, it’s now. We’re currently in the middle of a comics renaissance, with books that have the potential to stand alongside classics like Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s early Spider-Man work. IF you follow my on Facebook you’ve already seen my list, but if you don’t, here’s an expanded list of the ten comics that affected me, shocked me, and shaped me into the person I am today (oh, and give me an add on Facebook too if you feel so obliged). NOTE: Wondering why there’s now Walking Dead or Snyder/Capullo Batman? Those runs aren’t done yet. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Detective Comics 75th Anniversary Special!

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DTC_Cv27_Jay-FabokDetective Comics #27 (DC Comics)

The Dark Knight turns 75 this year, and DC Comics has really put out all the stops to celebrate the occasion. Boasting talent with names like Greg Hurwitz, Peter J. Thomasi, Neal Adams, Sean Murphy, Francesco Francavilla, Scott Snyder, and more, this mega sized anniversary issue is packed to the brim with content. Like any special anniversary issue, not all of the stories in it are great. So, here’s a breakdown of the seven different stories contained in this issue, along with a handy dandy grade. Read the rest of this entry