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Name: Branden Chowen

Bio: I'm new into comics, and trying to find the best that is available. Big Steve Niles fan, and love Templesmith's art (30 Days of Night was the first TPB I ever read, and I loved it). Garth Ennis is another favorite. I enjoy dark, "adult" comic book stories, and I don't need a superhero to enjoy a book (though I am not against them by any stretch). If you have any recommendations, please send them my way. I write for DieHard GameFAN (http://diehardgamefan.com) as a video game reviewer, and work as an instructor at a University, and a Graduate student (attaining an MFA in Acting). I love sports, especially hockey (Go Red Wings!), and am willing to have a dialogue with ANYONE that wants to discuss them. Want to know more? Just ask.


Hack/Slash: My First Maniac #1 To start, I feel it is important to admit that this is my first encounter…

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Bulletproof Coffin #1 I have no idea why I added this one to my pull list this week, but something…

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iZombie #2 Those that have read the first issue of iZombie are already aware of the high concept that Roberson…

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Psymin1's Recent Comments
June 12, 2010 1:07 am I loved the first issue, but was completely lost this issue, and extremely disappointed. I am not sure if I'll buy issue 3 or not. Oh well, win some, lose some, right?
June 10, 2010 7:30 pm As someone new to this series, I really enjoyed this issue.  I thought it was a great spot for newcomers to jump on, and I am excited for the next issue.  Honestly, though, my favorite part of the whole issue was the Nomad comic in the back of the issue.  It was awesome, and is reason enough to buy this issue.  Nice work.  4 stars from me.
June 9, 2010 10:50 am This looks incredible, and the preview was great. If it isn't too much, I am going to have to pick this up if my comic chop has it.
June 6, 2010 2:11 am This one blew me away!  Absolutely hysterical, and stunning art work.  Definitely my pick of the week.
June 5, 2010 1:51 am Akamuu, you seem to be a veteran of the comic world, so let me ask you this: is paying $4 for 22 pages of actual comic art/script normal?  To me this book seemed to contain too many advertisements to completely win me over; I found that I got pulled out of the story at times.  I agree the story was very good, and the art was also, but I had to give it a three simply because of the presentation.  Another solid review though.
June 5, 2010 1:31 am I'm with you akamuu, I give this one a very average rating.  Almost nothing happened throughout the book.  I might pick up the next issue to see what story develops, but if I am not giving it at least a 4 star rating, I am done.  Nice job with the review.
June 4, 2010 10:52 am I ended up giving this one 3 stars, but it was very close to a 4 star read for me.  I was pulled in by the story, as elementary as it was (this may be because I am knew to the comic world and have read virtually NO Riddler stories in the past), and the art was great, especially after noticing all the playing card symbols placed throughout almost every panel.  Well crafted book that was definitely worth the $3 for me.  I will be picking up the next issues in the series, without a doubt.
June 4, 2010 12:17 am @josh Well at least I was not the only one.  Oh well, you win some you lose some, I guess.  :-
June 3, 2010 8:08 pm This one was interesting for me as I found that I couldn't get into the story at all, but highly enjoyed the art work.  I thought that is jumped around too much to make any sense to me, but that might just be me being dense (very possible).  I doubt I will pick up the next two in the series unless I read good reviews about them beforehand.