From Joss Whedon's incredible Astonishing X-Men.
I wasn't a big Rom guy back in the day, but I loved me some Dire Wraiths. Their appearance in Uncanny X-Men 185-187 was, to me, their best-ever arc. Plus, having Barry Windsor-Smith pencil them in the seminal "LifeDeath" story gave them a level of terrifying they hadn't had before or since. This particular series … Continue reading MFR Review-ROM: DIRE WRAITHS #1 Mixes Modern Comics with Silver-Age Sci-Fi
Before my obsession with my grandbabies, before racing, even before Star Wars, I loved comic books. Now, I'm writing about them. I'm a staff writer for Monkeys Fighting Robots, an incredible site dedicated to comic books & their wonderful stories. My first piece is on the X-Men (my all-time faves) and the theme of love during … Continue reading I’m Writing About Comic Books!
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 feel as though Iceman's announcement a couple years ago wasn't a huge secret...
(Concentrated red-haired awesome, Gail Simone. Photo by Luigi Novi) In a world filled with assholes, douchebags, and scoundrels, DC Comics decided to make a solid run for Dick of the Week by firing Gail Simone. If you don't know who Simone is, run, don't walk, fucking run, to your nearest comic book store and … Continue reading DC Comics Stays Classy; Fires Gail Simone Via E-Mail