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Fri
Jan
7

2011?! – WTF?



I was just looking over this site and discovered that the last time I posted was in 2008. Time for some cleanup and an update.

I removed some old posts and deleted all of the users I didn’t know. I think they were all spammers, but if you are a real person, feel free to rejoin.

A lot’s happened since 2008.

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Sun
Mar
23

Wizard World L.A. 2008



I went to Wizard World L.A. last week. It was the first time for me at this particular con and I have to say that I was disappointed.

I’m probably not your typical comic convention goer. I rarely go to the panels and I don’t have much to say to the big name professionals. I figure that I can find more news online than I’ll ever get at a panel, and as for talking to the pros, well I really don’t have much to say. That is I don’t have much that I can say in 30 seconds and not sound like a jerk. I do like to talk to some of the independent creators as they are generally more able to take the time to have a conversation.

So if I don’t like panels and I don’t talk to the pros, what do I go to a con for? That’s easy. The dealers room.

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Sat
Mar
8

Bizarre New World Population Explosion



Bizarre New World: Population ExplosionHalf a year or so ago I found a new comic published by Ape Entertainment called Bizarre New World. It was a fun mini-series about an ordinary guy, Paul Krutcher, who woke up one day to discover that he could fly. I was quite pleased with the book and gave it a pretty good review.

Well the writer/creator, Skipper Martin, apparently liked what I had to say because last week he sent me a preview copy of his new one shot, Bizarre New World: Population Explosion. My one word review?

Wow!

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Sat
Jan
19

Return of the Super Pimps #4



Return of the Super Pimps #4Richard Hamilton obviously remembers what comics are supposed to be about. In this age of cynical characters, pointless cross-overs, and editors in chief who dictate abysmal storylines, he has given us all a breath of fresh air in “Return of the Super Pimps.”

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Sun
Jan
6

Amazing Spider-Man 545



asm545I’m a comic book fan. Comics were pretty much the first things I ever read and they’ve fascinated me ever since. They’ve entertained me, taught me right from wrong, and been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I’ve been out of work and out of money, I still found a way to buy comics.

The thing about comics, and super-hero comics in particular, is that they tell stories where the hero always wins. No matter the odds, no matter how fearsome the villains, no matter the consequences, the hero always, ALWAYS, beats the bad guys and saves the day. He does this not for money, not for fame, and not because it’s the easy thing to do. He does this because it’s the right thing to do.

Until now.

Until Amazing Spider-Man #545.

Until Joe Quesada, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, decided that today, Spider-Man was going to act completely out of character and make a deal with the Devil.

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Sun
Jul
22

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows



Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsThere is one, and only one, spoiler in this posting. It was made by Rowling herself before the book was released and I discuss it. Other than that I will talk about reading the book, but not about the story or what happens in it. I may talk about the story in a few weeks, but for now I want to talk about my experience reading the book.

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Sat
Jul
14

Batman Confidential #7



Batman Confidential #7This was good, surprisingly good. I haven’t been a fan of this book at all. The art didn’t work for me and the first story arc managed to be both long and boring. This issue is the start of a new arc and while I’m still not fond of the art, the story is excellent.

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Sat
Jun
30

Sinestro Corps Special #1



Sinestro Corps Special #1I wasn’t expecting anything more than an entertaining read when I picked this issue up at the comic shop last Wednesday. It hadn’t been advertised heavily so I didn’t expect anything. Boy was I wrong!

I don’t usually post spoiler alerts, but I will this time. Do NOT read beyond the break if you’re a DC fanboy like I am and you haven’t yet read this issue! I’m not kidding!

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Sat
Jun
30

The Phantom #17



The Phantom #17I tried this title a while back, and while I didn’t dislike it, it also didn’t really grab me. Recently I decided to give it another go. I’m glad I did.

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Sat
Jun
30

Shadowflame #4



Shadowflame #4I wish that I could have reviewed the entire Shadowflame series, but even though I ordered all four issues from my comic store, only this last issue actually showed up. My store claims that they ordered them, so this is most likely a Diamond problem. In any event I’m glad that I got at least this final issue.

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