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planteary 18On Planetary #18

Planetary #18 DC Comics / Wildstorm – Warren Ellis (w); John Cassaday (a)Maybe you didn’t notice, but most mainstream comics stopped having letter columns on their back page a year or two ago. For a… [more]

Catwoman #26On Catwoman’s New Direction

Catwoman #26 DC Comics – Ed Brubaker (w); Paul Gulacy (p); Jimmy Palmiotti (i) Kinda torn here, to be perfectly honest. The thing that initially caught my eye about Brubaker’s Catwoman (because it debuted in… [more]

Caper_Vol_1_2Comics Hype and a Christmas New Comics Day

Welcome to the year’s final installment of New Comics Day. I’ll be taking off for a couple of weeks to recover from the annual post-Christmas, post-Day After Christmas, post-New Year’s Eve hangovers. NCD should be… [more]

Robin121An Advance Look at Bill Willingham’s Robin

Robin #121 DC Comics — Bill Willingham (w); Rick Mays (p); Aaron Sowd (i)I’ve never made a secret of the fact that though my fanboy fanaticism rarely rears its head, when it does, it’s usually… [more]

Catwoman #25The Call for a Mainstream

Welcome to another New Comics Day. Sorry about the delay — the Day of Gorging and Celebrating the Massacre of the Natives really saps my energy. Just think, the day of Commercialized Spectacle and Consumer… [more]

Sgt._Rock_-_Between_Hell_and_a_Hard_PlaceAzzarello and Kubert’s Sgt. Rock

Quick apology to my folks at I’ve been basically without a computer for about the last ten days. First the Blaster worm took me down, and then Windows ME refused to reinstall my cable… [more]

Planetary_16_Future Previews Solicitations Revealed!

In an effort to keep you up to date with all the latest comics news, we here at have managed to obtain several solicitations from Previews… from the future! Ah…yeah. In the year 2017…… [more]

Ultimate Spider-Man #49Down with Comics Activism!

The lights are out at O’Malleys and the greatest y’allternative bluegrass band in the world, The Woodbox Gang, are twanging up my stereo with devil songs. The ol’ wallet is considerably lighter thanks to beer… [more]

Amazing Spider-Man #1Reviews out of Time 3: Amazing Spider-Man #1

Greetings, True Believers! Welcome to the third installment of my continuing attempt to enlighten you about the weird comics I’m discovering down at Clark’s Drugs! And man, have I got a weird one for you… [more]

Caper_Vol_1_1Caper #1 Reviewed

Caper #1 DC Comics — Judd Winick (w); Farel Dalrymple (a) In late 19th-century San Francisco, a random act of violence leaves two young, inner-city Jewish boys (Jacob and Isadore Weiss) fatherless and distraught. Faced… [more]

Sword of Dracula #1Optic Verve Spooktacular 2003

This column is published for one reason and one reason only: my girl’s favorite holiday is Halloween. Well, that and the fact that I’ve been looking for a reason to do a horror-themed column. Now,… [more]

Batman #620Comics: Making You Look Like A Winner Since 1937

Hello, all, and welcome to New Comics Day. It’s going to be a short one this week, folks. Apologies. Next week’s column, already in the hopper, should be interesting and should also feature a lot… [more]

Batman_620_coverComics Published 22 October 2003

Batman #620 DC Comics – Brian Azzarello (w); Eduardo Risso (a) Man, I love 100 Bullets. I’ve said it about a billion times before, but it is literally the book that made me start reading… [more]

Ultimate Spider-Man #48The Art of Intrinsic Failure: Epic, The Cubs, and Some Reviews

Salutations, and welcome to another New Comics Day. Well, okay, not really. New Comics Day plus a few days. Sadly, New Comics Day last week was spent in mourning after watching the Cubs blow it… [more]

Walking-Dead-1Comics Published 8 October 2003

The Walking Dead #1 Image Comics — Robert Kirkman (w); Tony Moore (a) I have no idea how I didn’t catch this book when it was solicited. I love Stephen King’s The Stand. It’s probably… [more]

Ultimate Six #3Getting Mauled by Tigers

The lights are off at O’Malley’s. I’m full of Sam Adams and smoke, so it must be a Wednesday, time again for another edition of New Comics Day. I Swear, This Is About Comics. Really.… [more]

406px-The_UltimatesSex Scenes, Orson Welles, and Other Matters

Greetings, and welcome to another edition of New Comics Day. As usual, New Comics Day winds down at O’Malley’s Pub on Lincoln where the beer is cheap but the comics reviewers are cheaper. This week,… [more]

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 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]

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]