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The life of David Haller continues to plug along. Here we get a nice break from the insanity he has…

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I didn’t really want to write a review here, but I think I have enough to say to warrant it…

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With this second issue of Sheltered Brisson, Christmas, and company deliver an eerie, psychological thrill ride, that hearkens back to…

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October 2, 2018 9:51 pm I reread 1-6 a couple weeks before 7 came out and it made a lot of sense. The present-day (actually DCU future) story all takes place in the span of a day or two so the pacing is strange, and the back matter has a lot of info that helps hold the main plot together. It's hard for me to pick up on all of the references from DCUs of old, and am surprised that Conor doesn't like it more for that alone, it's like a DCU encyclopedia that Geoff Johns is turning into a Dr. Manhattan story. I feel like there are implications yet unrevealed but it's going to be awhile before we see them. I really like it and find it fun (if not laborious at times) to read and figure out. It's not really Watchmen and I like that. There are also a few cool annotations online for each of the issues that helps a guy like me out.
August 20, 2018 11:50 pm I was just like you and dabbled in random X books for a while (I really liked Bendis' run, but before that and since). Astonishing X-Men has done it for me though. Id highly recommend it. Soule did a 12 issue run and now Rosenberg is doing a really fun run that's only 2 issues in (numbering continued). And it has Reavers so the young kid in me is juiced. There was an annual for the series that came out last Weds with art by Travel Foreman. Haven't read it yet but its sitting in my stack and I'm looking forward to reading it. Might be a good place to scratch an X-Men itch.
July 10, 2018 1:32 am I really enjoyed your discussion on licensed comics and it got me thinking, aren't all comics essentially licensed products? I understand the difference between say a GI Joe comic and Prophet or Green Lantern and Planet of the Apes but I think most of us use the same criteria to pick what we read (and Josh I think you nailed it with "creator and product"). There's really no difference in Giannis Milagianis drawing Prophet or GI Joe or Gabe Hardman writing Green Lantern Year One or Planet of the Apes. Just a decision of what you want to spend your time and money on. I prefer Batman a lot more than Transformers (which I've heard is great) but I still choose what '"licensed" Batman products I read out of the half dozen or so that come out each month. Anyways, great show and thanks for getting me thinking and quite possibly now opening up my horizons to some books I might have previously passed up.
May 21, 2018 3:49 pm Nice inner discussion to start the show guys. They are highly underappreciated. The penciller sets the stage, but what we see in the panel.is what the INKER laid down. They can make or break a book (As evidenced by multiple inkers on some books). Aquaman has been amazing (art and story) so thanks for hitting on that book. I'd like Abnett get a crack at Batman and do.somerhing similar over there (big, flushed out, layered, soap opera style stirytelling) because I never feel shorted after reading his Aquaman like I do with some other books.
November 30, 2017 1:14 pm Batman 35: I think you guys missed the real reason for the visit. They went to talk to the girl from Cat's past who killed the 237 people that Cat took the blame for. This decompressed mess of a story barely touched on it (why she was with Talia in the desert??). Tom King has had his moments, and the ideas are good, but this was no more than a single issue worth of material that was stretched out over 3 issues. The Bat Family stuff was pretty good, but everything else was very "not worth the price of admission". FYI no one is safe from the modern-day McCarthysim aimed at "bigots, rascists, and sexual predators". I'm not defending anything or anyone, but with the way information travels today, all it takes is an accusation and the call for pitchforks happens fast and lives are ruined leaving so much collateral damage. It's really kinda scary and I worry about my sons as they grow up.
May 22, 2017 3:51 pm King's best issue of Batman yet. Another cool bit of painting trivia from the issue: The painting in the museum to the right of the one the murderer is looking at is the one painting that the Joker doesn't vandalize in the original Tim Burton Batman movie. "I kinda like that one, leave it alone." Or something like that.
April 3, 2017 3:53 pm I REALLY liked his Uncanny/ All-New X-Men run. X-Men been downhill ever since.
December 13, 2015 5:05 pm Anyone read Replica 1 by Paul Jenkins and Andy Clarke(I know it came out last week but I didn't make it to my shop). Not sure where it's going but it was a great issue: laugh-out-loud funny, well-paced, cool setting, great art and writing. Not sure where it's headed but it was the best book in 2 week stack. It's from a new company called Aftershock (I think). They got some new books from some well-known, well-respected creators and they made a good impact on me with this book.
April 15, 2015 5:05 pm I could hear the jaws drop when you described the last page of Nameless 3. Wish I could have seen their faces! Haha. Im in for that ride though and have been enjoying the book. Its gor a lot to digest and is well worth the 2.99. Probably my POTW. Rebels #1 was close behind. Art is very nice and I love the concept. It just jumped around a little too much for me. Wood is a master though, so Im sure it'll gel better for me as we move forward. As for length, there is some discussion in the back matter. I think its going to follow the DMZ recipe: a large story told in 5-6 issue arcs, sprinkled with one-shots for reference and perspective. Im really looking forward to it. I
January 13, 2015 2:32 am Great show guys. I only had 2 books this week, and hands-down Deadly Class was the best. Its my pick of the month most months though, so go figure. I literally laughed out loud for all 3 pages of the diarrhea scene and I found it so fitting, first I laughed that he was going to fart in the kids face and then when he "didn't fart" it was just awful. That, and the end blew me away. Very much a karma issue. What about Carla-Speed Mc-Neil's "Finder" you guys read any of those. I really like them and would recommend them to a new reader, or DMZ? What about the first Grendel Omnibus that came out a couple years back? That can be read as one solid story about Hunter Rose, but its a little long. I did like the All-Star Superman suggestion (good choice Josh). I would also recommend King City by Brandon Graham or Day Tripper by the Moon brothers. All good reading. Have a great week!