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Oh, Killstrike 2 (June 2015)

Issue two of Oh, Killstrike dispenses with any further hand-holding for the uninitiated to the nuances of comics industry arcanum. Writer Max Bemis introduces analogues to Todd McFarlane, Jenette Kahn and/or Karen Berger and Alan Moore, all without explaining the significance of the references – because this is already issue two and really, where would you even begin?  418 more words

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What I thought of Oh Killstrike #2

Thoughts about #1.

After the glorious pisstaking of last issue, this one sees Jared, and Killstrike (an Image Comics type of character from the 1990’s made real) go to New York to find Jared’s father, a British comics writer from the 1980’s. 182 more words

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Preview: Oh, Killstrike #2 (of 4)

Oh, Killstrike #2 (of 4)

Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber

Killstrike and Jared travel to New York City to visit the comic book company his father was employed with before his disappearance. 48 more words

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Oh, Killstrike 1 (May 2015)

Oh, Killstrike is a hilarious idea that doesn’t quite hit the ground running in this first issue, but demonstrates its potential. Writer Max Bemis hedges bets on his in-joke’s commerciality early, when on just the second page, comics geek protagonist Jared explains (without naming any real corporate or creator names) to his unknowing wife the comics industry’s contribution to the 1990s “Extreme” trend – exemplified by artists like Rob Liefeld, characters like Spawn, indy upstart publishers like WildStorm and the ripple effect through DC and Marvel in the form of cyborgs, blood, mullets, smaller costumes on the women and bigger guns for the men. 297 more words

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What I thought of Oh Killstrike #1

Remember the 1990’s? Remember how American superhero comics were to the MAX? Or so EXTREME they hurt to look at with all those ridiculously bulging muscles, biceps, bosoms, and of course everyone had a HUGE GUN, or a MASSIVE CHOPPER because all these heroes were EDGY to the MAX!! 515 more words

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Preview: Oh, Killstrike #1 (of 4)

Oh, Killstrike #1 (of 4)

Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber

Jared, a new father, fears parenthood. An old comics fan, he turns to them for comfort. 97 more words

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Alive With the Glory of Love - Say Anything

For as long as I can remember I’ve been doing research on the Holocaust.

It may sound weird, but let me explain.

When I was in the 5th grade, we had a reading corner. 657 more words

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