Tags » Funnybooks

Freedom, Despair, and Mister Miracle

So I’ve been talking about movies and television and old funnybooks lately, and haven’t covered current comics much. I’ve abandoned the idea of covering the stack of unreviewed comics on my desk (partially because I filed them all away this weekend in a cleaning fit), but there is one book I held aside because I thought it was worth wrestling with all on its own… 2,043 more words

Funnybooks

Star Treks and Stray Bullets: The Joys of Damn Fine Pulp Writing

So it’s going to be kind of an uneven column this week. I’m coming off a long weekend today, after a long busy stretch at my day job (nerd farming is fun, but it don’t pay the bills). 2,018 more words

Funnybooks

KIRBY 100!

So today marks the 100th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth. Normally, I’d ramble on at length about the power of his ideas, the restless wildness of his creativity, the way he invented and re-invented the storytelling ground rules for so many different genres in comics… 108 more words

Funnybooks

Something Old, Something New: DuckTales Gets Rebooted in Style

So I discovered this weekend that the first episode of the new DuckTales cartoon has been made officially available for free on the YouTubes.

And while kidvid isn’t our usual subject matter here on the nerd farm, DuckTales has a funnybook pedigree that brings it under our purview. 1,727 more words

Funnybooks

Retro Review: God Loves, Man Kills, Claremont Confounds

So Amazon had this insane digital comics sale a while back. Tons of trade collections going for pennies on the dollar. It was all Marvel Comics stuff, but so much of it was so very cheap that I found it hard to resist. 2,303 more words

Funnybooks

End of Empire

So I think it’s come time for me and ol’ Hydra Cap to part ways. Why? Well, the answer to that question involves some pretty massive SPOILERS. 1,920 more words

Funnybooks

Being Fair to Bendis: A Queasy Look at Jessica Jones

So a couple of weeks ago, I really trashed Brian Michael Bendis’ new Defenders series, calling it the worst comic I had read in a while… 1,554 more words

Funnybooks