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crossgenLate September Reviews

Greetings, and welcome to this week’s New Comic’s Day. We’re still tinkering a bit with the format, so bear with us. Or should I say, “Me.” I’d hate to blame Julian and Matt for any… [more]

Captain America #18Comics Published 24 September 2003

Going for three weeks in a row here. Pretty promising, if I do say so myself.There would probably be a lot more reviews here this week, except that I recently had to reformat my hard… [more]

True Story Swear To God #6Wednesday, 24 September

Hello, all, and welcome to the fourth edition of New Comics Day. Thanks to Julian and Matt for having me here at Sequart.com for what will hopefully be a nice long run of ranting and… [more]

gun Theory 1Comics Published 17 September 2003

Bit of good news (I suppose) for the readers (reader?): I quit my job.Which, naturally, means I’m back to managing the comic book store. Which, at least theoretically, means that reviews should be getting kicked… [more]

Alan Moore's Swamp ThingAttention Versus Quality (or Fuck the Market)

People love to complain about it. I can’t enter a comic shop without hearing it. Everyone in American comics seems to want another boom — as if the last one was good for us.

Fantastic Four 503Comics Published on 27 August 2003

Where have I been, you ask? It’s a long story, full of excuses and bullshit, but mostly, when you break it down, I’ve been lazy. I started a new job, one away from the easy… [more]

Teenagers from Mars #7August Comics

FEATURED BOOK Teenagers from Mars #7 Rick Spears’ tale of teen angst, censorship, comic books and rebellion nears a close with this, the penultimate chapter, in which something actually happens. It’s a nice change from… [more]

Wolverine #3July Comics

FEATURED BOOK Wolverine #3 I know you’re reading this. Everybody is reading this. Wolverine is one of those books you wouldn’t usually catch a comic snob dead reading. They probably did anyway, but you wouldn’t… [more]

Born #1Summer Comics

FEATURED BOOK Enemy Ace: War In Heaven (TPB) Nobody writes war comics today like Garth Ennis. For that matter, nobody today really writes war comics other than Garth Ennis, but it’s hard to imagine many… [more]

Real-world preemption in Authority #13.Mark Millar’s The Authority and the Polemic over Iraq

For some reason, as I think of the polemic over Iraq (as I often do these days), I keep thinking about The Authority.

The Losers 1Comics Published on 25 June 2003

The Losers #1 DC Comics/Vertigo – Andy Diggle (w); Jock (a) There’s a trend in comics publishing to try and translate action flicks into comic books. I’m not talking about licensed properties or movie adaptations… [more]

Sleeper_Vol_2_6_Comics Published on 18 June 2003

Sleeper #6 DC Comics/Wildstorm – Ed Brubaker (w); Sean Phillips (a) Man, this book just breaks my heart. I say that about a lot of books and typically when I say it, it’s referencing the… [more]

Tokyo_Storm_Warning_1Comics Published on 11 June 2003

First off, I should apologize. I realize that there were no reviews this past week and that’s only partially my fault. Through what was nothing short of an outlandish amount of mistakes on the part… [more]

Bendis and Maleev's Daredevil #26The State of American Comics Address, 2003

Things are, in many ways, quite good in American comics. Sales stink, but the quality of the average comic book is really rather high.

Inhumans 1Comics Published on 28 May 2003

Inhumans #1 Marvel Comics – Sean McKeever (w); Matthew Clark (p); Nelson (i) Another day, another new Marvel #1. I’ve got to say, it’s beginning to get a little repetitive, watching Marvel continue to simply… [more]

new mutants 1Comics Published on 21 May 2003

Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #1 DC Comics – Dan Slott (w); Ryan Sook (a) This is about the exact opposite of what I was expecting from this book. Your typical Batman-related mini-series is generally entertaining… [more]

powers 31Comics Published on 14 May 2003

OK, kind of an apology to start this column off. I know I was slacking for quite a few weeks there, only turning on a review or two. And then lately, it looked like I… [more]

Venom 1Comics Published on 7 May 2003

Venom #1 Marvel Comics – Daniel Way (w); Francisco Herrera (p); Carlos Cuevas (i) Another week, another Tsunami release (I know, I’ve not yet reviewed Runaways and Mystique; they were good though). I’m starting to… [more]

New X-Men 140Comics Published on 30 April 2003

Over the weekend, I read some things that I’d been meaning to get to. Hence, some of the reviews following are not of “new” books. They are, however, fairly recent, so I trust you’ll forgive… [more]

uncanny422Comics Published on 23 April 2003

Three Strikes #1 Oni Press – Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir (w); Brian Hurtt (a) Wow. I’ve gotta say, I was sorely tempted to just leave the review at that. Frankly, I think it might have… [more]

The Silencers 1Comics Published on 16 April 2003

The Silencers #1 Moonstone Books – Fred Van Lente (w); Steve Ellis (a) Moonstone Books is known primarily (at least to me) as a company that produces overpriced, but entertaining, black-and-white noir comics. Those same… [more]

Flash #1 (June 1987)Memoir in Ben-Day Dots

I can’t recall the first comic I ever read. I’m sure they featured in my early childhood, as my family has tattered old Donald Duck and other Gladstone comics to prove it.

Captain America #5 (Oct 2002)The Intellectual Rip-Off of Captain America’s The New Deal

There has been some discussion, as of late, of the politics of recent Captain America storylines.

Green Arrow 23Comics Published on 9 April 2003

Human Torch #1 Marvel Comics – Karl Kesel (w); Skottie Young (p); Joe Seung, Pierre-Andre Dery (i) Last week, I thought Marvel’s fledgling Tsunami imprint hit a home run with the debut of Sean McKeever’s… [more]

Wolverine X-Isle 1Comics Published on 2 April 2003

Wolverine: X-Isle #1 Marvel Comics – Bruce Jones (w); Jorge Lucas (a) Well, another day, another Marvel mini-series by Bruce Jones. The last one was Captain America: What Price Glory? and from what I read,… [more]