Staff Picks – What to Get This Week, February 11, 2015

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  Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it’s time to pick out something nice for your partner. Flowers are just going to die, and candy will rot your teeth. Comics are the perfect way to show just how much you care, so why not get that special someone a bouquet of the best comics coming out this week Here are a few of the best ways to say “I Love You” coming out this week   (and check out the gallery at the end for the perfect Valentine to go with them) TOP OF THE STACK Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 … Continue reading

The CW’s Flash Is Up To Some Old Tricks – Mark Hamill to Guest Star as the Trickster

Mark Hamill as the Trickster

  Just when you thought the CW hit series, The Flash, couldn’t get any cooler, this happens. The freshman superhero series announced today that Star Wars actor Mark Hamill will be appearing in an episode later this season.  He will be playing James Jesse, a/k/a the Trickster, a character he originally played back in 1990, on the previous Flash series. This time Hamill’s Trickster takes a new(-ish) slant on the character. The Trickster will be “an anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights who helps Barry (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) to foil … Continue reading

NYCC 2012 Day 4 – The Last Day, with Cosplay of the Day (of course)

Ah Sunday, that quiet restful day at the end of the week. Not at Comic Con!  Turn out look to be up on Sunday against last year, from my observation, with a lot of young kids and families on hand.  This makes me think a few things: Could NYCC be outgrowing the Jacob Javits Center? and if it is, where else in New York City could it move to?  Would it leave Manhattan? Would it go to Queens? or even (gasp) New Jersey? The economy, at least in the New York Metropolitan area, has improved somewhat, with what had to … Continue reading

Exile’s Read of the Week – 4/28/10 – Gotham City Sirens

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #11 Story: Paul Dini Art: Andres Guinaldo, Paul Fernandez Cover: Guillem March Publisher:DC Can I just start by saying this book always has the sexist covers. Guillem March is the DC bad girl artist. That being said – the art team of Andres Guinaldo and Paul Fernandez do a great job with the interiors too. I had my doubts when this book started, from the title on down, but I didn’t have doubts about Paul Dini, and his ability to write for these characters that he clearly has such affection for. When writing a book that stars … Continue reading

Exile’s Pullist – Week of 3/31/10

The dawn has finally come to my Read of the Week -Blackest Night #8 but here is a quick look at what else happened this past week in comics. JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #37 DC Story:Bill Willingham Art: Jesus Merino and Jesse Delperdang The Justice Society have been fighting Nazis since World War II. 65 years later and it seems like the war never ended for the JSA, 2010 saw the Fourth Reich rise, and used one of Society’s own against them and all the world.  20 years from now, The surviving heroes, all depowered by the Reich’s Darkness Engine … Continue reading