Comic Books

  • Comic Book Review: Young Justice #1

    Posted Saturday, February 26th, 2011 08:08 am GMT -4

    ‘Young Justice’ is written by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani along with the art team of Mike Norton and Alex Sinclair. This team did a great job of capturing the essence and the look of the animated series very well. It’s a fun book that is a good read for the whole family. I feel like more than any other […]

  • Indie Comic Book Review: Genecy #1

    Posted Friday, February 25th, 2011 09:01 pm GMT -4

    A quick note about ‘Genecy’ #1 - although this issue came out in 2009, we’re reviewing it now because the creators of the comic book – Invision Comics – are using the program to fund issue #2. So, check out our review and the following link, Invision Kickstarter, and see if you might want to […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Artifacts Volume 1′

    Posted Friday, February 25th, 2011 07:40 am GMT -4

    Top Cow and Image Comics never intended to tell stories about your typical superheroes. They set out to do something different. That path started with ‘Witchblade’ and ‘The Darkness’. Their next big step is ‘Artifacts’. The epic story tells of the Thirteen Artifacts. The ‘Artifacts’ maintain balance when they are kept apart. When they are […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ #654.1

    Posted Thursday, February 24th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -4

    I feel like I’m out of the loop… when did Flash Thompson and Peter Parker become BFF’s? To be honest I’m not sure I’m ready  to live in a world where Peter and Flash are anything other than bully and bullied. All that aside, I loved ‘The Amazing Spider-Man #654.1, love it. Flash Thompson is […]

  • What’s On Comic Book Stands – February 24th

    Posted Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 08:08 am GMT -4

    NOTE: This column usually appears on Tuesday, but because of  Presidents Day on Monday, most stores will receive their comic books on Thursday instead of the usual Wednesday. Below is the list of new comics, trade paperbacks and more shipping 2/24/2011. As always check with your retailer for availability, as not all releases may be on […]

  • ‘Static Shock’ Creator Dwayne McDuffie Dies

    Posted Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 03:48 pm GMT -4

    Dwayne McDuffie, comic writer, animation producer and respected industry veteran has passed away. The cause of death and specific details are unknown at this time. A native of Detroit, McDuffie joined the comics industry as part of Marvel Comics editorial team in the late ’80s. There he worked on special projects and quickly made his name […]

  • ‘Young Justice’ Recap

    Posted Saturday, February 19th, 2011 09:12 pm GMT -4

    If you don’t know Cartoon Network’s ‘Young Justice’ it’s about a team of superhero sidekicks utilized by the Justice League of America to perform covert missions around the globe when keeping a low profile is a necessity. In the most recent episode “Denial”, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Arrowette, Miss Martian and Superboy investigate the disappearance of the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘What if Venom… Possessed Deadpool? #1′

    Posted Friday, February 18th, 2011 11:02 am GMT -4

    I’m treading lightly, as I reenter the Marvel Universe, so I couldn’t help but pick up, ‘What If Venom… possessed Deadpool? #1′, this week. Now to be 100% clear and honest, Marvel fell from grace for me a couple of years ago when they killed Aunt May, and then immediately retconned about 15 years of […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batman & Robin #20 Dark Knight vs. White Knight: Part 1′

    Posted Thursday, February 17th, 2011 02:04 pm GMT -4

    ‘Batman & Robin’ Issue 20 welcomes the new creative team of Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. Tomasi is coming off a very successful run on the ‘Green Lantern Corps’ book, and has been a huge contributor to Brightest Day. To say I’m excited to see what he is going to do with ‘Batman […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl #18 Chalk (heart) Outline’

    Posted Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 09:02 pm GMT -4

    One day I would like to ask Batgirl scribe Bryan Q. Miller, “How exactly do you channel a kick-ass 18 year-old superheroine so well?” Miller has taken a character that could do no right in the Bat-books and morphed her from the bumbling gang war-starting Spoiler, into a new and impressive Batgirl. In this one-shot […]

  • ‘Transformers’, ‘Captain America’ And ‘Star Wars’ Invade 2011 Toy Fair

    Posted Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -4

    The 2011 Toy Fair is upon us and the biggest name brands are ready to show the public they’re serious about playtime. One big player is Hasbro who is especially eager to show off their new line. In an effort to further demonstrate their continued transformation into a branded play company, they are dedicated to […]

  • ‘Static Shock’ Returns to the DC Comics Universe In May

    Posted Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 11:27 pm GMT -4

    Coming this May, DC Comics returns ‘Static Shock’ to his own book with Static Shock #1. Writer Felicia Henderson takes the helm of ‘Static Shock’ joined by the art team of Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion. This will mark the first time in almost a decade that Static will have his own ongoing monthly series. […]

  • What’s on Comic Book Stands – February 16th

    Posted Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 03:05 pm GMT -4

    Tomorrow is Wednesday and that can mean only one thing… New Comic Book Day!!! Below is the list of new comics, trade paperbacks, statues and more shipping 2/16/2011. As always check with your retailer for availability, as not all releases may be on sale in all areas at the same time. There are some great […]

  • Book Review: ‘Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago….Volume 3′

    Posted Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 12:25 pm GMT -4

    Step into the past with the recently released Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago….Volume 3. The almost 500 page book published by Dark Horse collects issues #50-#67 of the Marvel Star Wars comics. Marvel published tales about the saga from 1977 to 1986. Though some of the stories found in the pages of this […]

  • What Happened To The American Superhero?

    Posted Friday, February 11th, 2011 06:08 pm GMT -4

    Since 1938, with the first appearance of ‘Superman’ in Action Comics #1, American superheroes have been the archetype for what it means to be a superhero. And for most of that time, American actors were the actors of choice to play those roles on television and in films. But recently there has been a trend […]