It’s Back! STAFF PICKS or What You Should Be Reading this week, February 4, 2015

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Yeah, we’ve been gone for a few weeks, we know… Before you head to your local comic shop, here are a few titles you should be checking out this week. TOP OF THE STACK Imperium #1 – Valiant Comics Writer: Joshua Dysart Art: Doug Braithwaite What Valiant says: A daring new superhero saga from New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart – writer of of the Harvey-Award nominated series HARBINGER – and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice)! Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life … Continue reading

Can DC Comics Be Saved?

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Lately it seems that every week there is a story somewhere on the web about DC Comics, and how in one way or another they are screwing up.   It’s so bad that there is website dedicated to the question, “Has DC Comics done something stupid today?”  Being a life long DC fan, it has been upsetting, and frustrating.  I want them to be good. I want to read great stories featuring some of my favorite characters.  But for some reason DC doesn’t want me (and thousands of other comic fans) to be happy. My old friend, and creator if the … Continue reading

Flash, iZombie picked up as series for the fall

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The CW network has revealed it’s fall line up for 2014. To no one’s surprised, joining the CW schedule is  Arrow spin-off series The Flash, along with the DC/Vertigo inspired iZombie from Veronica Mars show runner Rob Thomas. I was cautiously optimistic when I heard they were introducing Barry Allen and the Flash to the Arrow-verse last year.  The brightly colored Scarlet Speedster seemed so at odds with the dark and moody world of the hooded vigilante.  But somehow they found an nice balance.   Of course the Flash himself has not shown up the parent series.  The backdoor pilot they … Continue reading

Read of the Week – Aquaman #7

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Aquaman is my read of the week. Wow, did I just type that?  Aquaman?  The guy who talks to fish? Who’d have thought that? Ok seriously though, since even before the New 52, going back to Brightest Day, Geoff Johns said he was going to make A-Man huge, and he was not kidding. He’s managed to keep many of the things that make the character enjoyable, the bad ass, take no prisoners attitude and jettison the hokey-ness of Aquaman’s Saturday morning portrayal.  One of the things I like most, is despite being being raised by a New England Lighthouse Keeper, … Continue reading

The New 52 – The Final Rundown – Week 4 of the New 52

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The final week of DC’s relaunch number 1’s Sorry for the delay, It was a busy week last week.  It was my birthday, and the finally of Doctor Who needed watching, plus playoff Baseball and College Football, I was  pretty busy. So now all of the DC New 52 series are out.  We do still have a JSA book coming (YES) and the Shade 12 issue maxi-series too (YES!). Also there are miniseries featuring the Huntress and the Ray on the way. But what did I think about the 4th week of DC’s relaunch? It was by far the best … Continue reading