With the new normal we're all experiencing thanks to what appears to be a supervillain "poison the world's water supply" scheme, the folks at Monkeys Fighting Robots have created Longbox Legends. With no new comics to review, they're going back into the archives to provide new looks at some of the greatest comics ever produced. … Continue reading MFR Longbox Legends: Batman’s The Killing Joke Rises Above Its Problematic Origin
I began my brutal addiction to comic books in 1980. At the time, I wasn’t overly discerning. I would read both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, but as time went on, Marvel became my main fix with GI Joe, the Avengers, John Byrne’s amazing run on Fantastic Four, and Chris Claremont’s equally-outstanding tenure on X-Men. Read the rest of my … Continue reading The Zombies of the Longbox Graveyard
I've been reading/collecting comic books since about the age of five. They have been there for me when I needed companionship & when I've needed to escape. I used to do some writing for a great site called LitStack. It's a place for book reviews & anything literary. I wrote there under my pen name … Continue reading My Ultimate 5 1/2 Comic Books of Ever
Batman is Batman and true fans know exactly what I'm talking about. Accept no imitations...except there are several copy cats who just. Don't. Get it. Here are nine of them. And a couple who actually do it right. Except for the whole, "You're still not Batman" thing.
This picture was intended to be a variant cover for Batgirl No. 41. For anyone who has a passing acquaintance with comics or the Batman universe, they know this cover, penciled by the amazing Rafael Albuquerque, is an homage to The Killing Joke. TKJ (as the kids call it) was written by Alan Moore and … Continue reading If You Think Feminists Are Ruining Comics, You Might Be Fucking Stupid
I'm all for the female form. As I've stated before, I have no problem with seeing hot comic book characters done up all slutty like. Having said that, there are a couple characters I feel should probably be left out of this kind of artform, such as Batgirl and the Power Puff Girls. Some, on … Continue reading 15 Comic Book Icons Pin-Up Style
After a great run that did have a touch of controversy, Gail Simone is stepping away from one of my favorite titles, Batgirl. The new team will have big shoes to fill but they seem to be saying all the right things so far. I wrote a column about it at ComicBookHerald.com. That's something I … Continue reading Batgirl Enters a Brave New World
So there's absolutely no surprise what book is No. 1, but there are some issues down the list that definitely raised my eyebrows. If you've got $10M or so, they can all be yours.
What are the top Marvel vs. DC Comics battles we'd like to see? And which of those would be totes DARLING if drawn up to look like kids' toys. Here we go.
(Photo Credit: DC Wikia) When I was a lad, there existed a thing called a comic book digest. The most common use of this now (and then for that matter) was Archie Comics. But back in the day, DC Comics would put together five or six issues of random comics, put them in a … Continue reading My First Batman