Category Archives: Comic Books

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, their authors and artists.

DC’s new “in-between” Young Animals line is great

Despite the moniker and the titles DC launched for Young Animal, Vertigo remains so I’m guessing DC is trying to be more granular with its audience. What surprised me was the writer for two of the four titles rolled out under … Continue reading

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RIP Bernie Wrightson

My comic-book artist friend Steve (aka Stvee) reported the sad news about another famous  (predominantly) comic-book artist passed away. I had no idea he was residing in Austin all this time. His wife Liz left a heartfelt message and career … Continue reading

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Hey Mr. J, I’m on some new shoes!

I always prefer the original character design by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. The sexualized one DC shifted to in 2011, video games and the horrendous Suicide Squad movie is just lame. I’m no prude, I just think it was a … Continue reading

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The Archie Renaissance part one

The universal response to Archie comics tends to be annoyance since they were rather formulaic and as one comic-book store employee states it best, they’re stories of what younger kids think teenagers are like. Well, maybe if we were living in … Continue reading

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DC works better on the small screen, part one

Next year, I am looking forward to Wonder Woman in theaters but I dread that it will be drenched in Zack Snyder’s style to prep the character for the inevitable Justice League mess; the other purpose behind Batman v. Superman. Here I wish the … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange: Worth Seeing

Marvel did it again with their recycled origin story! Hero is a jerk/no-goodnik, hero has humiliating experience, hero goes through the process of learning new powers and hero gets skilled enough to defeat the villain. Could be a synopsis of Iron … Continue reading

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Three offbeat comics to check out

They’re back for the fourth time and are now part of what’s called the Hasbroverse alongside the Transformers, ROM the Spaceknight, GI Joe and MASK. What I’d give to read the original Marvel run of about five years. Micronauts was a rarity … Continue reading

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Happy 100th birthday to Bob Kane

Bob is most famous for being the primary creator of Batman. Since he’s dead and many other claims have come to light involving Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, I think there’s an asterisk by Bob’s name. I don’t particularly care. … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Dillon

One of the UK artists/writers DC brought to America in the late Eighties/early Nineties, Dillon made his US debut on Vertigo titles like Animal Man and Hellblazer. Being from the UK, obviously he started out on 2000 AD titles like Judge Dredd too. Afterwards, he worked on … Continue reading

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DC’s Hanna-Barbera offerings redesigned

Suffice to say, not everything from DC is annoying reboot of their universe for the umpteenth time *cough! Rebirth**cough! Crisis something* No, someone from the executive caste in the Time Warner empire probably told the DC people to make viable … Continue reading

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