§ Nice art: For Election Day, let’s flash back to Transmetropolitan’s election, one of the best long running political stories of 90s comics – how innocent those days were. § Artist Sean Chen’s instagram of a squirrel putting on a Halloween mask went viral because…you don’t often see a squirrel putting on a mask. Seriously how […]
Since moving back to the Midlands last August, I’ve been working part-time at my local comics shop. They just moved to a new location, and I’m using my bookselling, librarian, and organizational skills to help get their backstock in order, and to sell more comics! In the process of filing multiple variant covers of the […]
Pouches? I used to have one of those in nineteen-ninety-never!
The Angouleme-winning Monsieur Jean series by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian is celebrated here with It Don’t Come Easy, a collection of some of the latter-day stories in the series, a grouping that covers Jean’s settling down and finds other characters in the cast doing some semblance of the same. These stories often get compared […]
“If we lived through X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we can live through anything.”
Published by Titan Comics, Tank Girl Full Color Classics 1988-1989 #1 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the tank loving and mutant kangaroo dating female outlaw. Though they were first released in “glorious” black and white by writer Alan Martin and artist Jamie Hewlett, these re-released classics now are in full color, fulfilling how its creators would have loved to see them 30-years ago.
Subtitled “Comics from Mauretania,” the stories in Chris Reynolds’ The New World don’t take place in the African country of the same name, but in some cryptic landscape never referenced by name in the comics to which the title applies, but which creates a tone that unifies the stories, as well as offers some vague […]
Dwayne McDuffie Week continues! Two of the many qualities I admired about McDuffie were his idealism and honesty. Perhaps he was a little too honest for the tastes of mainstream comics publishers. Anyone who saw the “The Color of Comics” episode of Robert Kirman’s Secret History of Comics documentary series on AMC about Milestone Comics […]
As you probably know, the current Valiant is not the first company to have that name. The first Valiant was started by Jim Shooter in the 90s and that’s where most of the original characters originated. The current incarnation of Valiant periodically goes back to reprint those original runs. In November, Valiant’s dropping Ninjak: The Complete […]
Robert Boyd has begun an interetsing reprint project on his blog: In June 1996, Scott Gilbert started running a serialized comics story in the Public News called Mysterioso. The original art for this story is currently on display at the Galveston Artist Residency until February 4. The original art doesn’t have the lettering and titles, […]