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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]

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]

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]

Zatanna Everyday MagicComics Published on 26 March 2003

First off, an apology to my readers: I’ve been a slackass lately. That’s all there is to it. Reviews have been less than prolific because, quite frankly, there just hasn’t been a lot to get… [more]

Batman Child of DreamsComics Published on 12 March 2003

Batman: Child of Dreams DC Comics – Kia Asamiya (w/a); Max Allan Collins (trans.) The key to a good Batman story, in my opinion, lies in the use of imagery. The notion that criminals are… [more]

Captain America What Price Glory 1Comics Published on 5 March 2003

Captain America: What Price Glory? #1 Marvel Comics – Bruce Jones (w); Steve Rude (p); Mike Royer (i) There’s a method to Marvel’s madness when it comes to their choice of characters to give miniseries… [more]

Amazing Spider-Man 50Comics Published on 26 February 2003

Amazing Spider-Man #50 Marvel Comics – J. Michael Straczynski (w); John Romita, Jr. (p); Scott Hanna (i) Y’know, everyone, it seems, has loved Straczynski’s run from Day One. Well, I haven’t. There, I said it.… [more]

Thunderbolts 76Comics Published on 19 February 2003

Thunderbolts #76 Marvel Comics – John Arcudi (w); Francisco Ruiz Velasco (a) Here’s the basic fact of this book, the way I see it: Thunderbolts is the new X-Force. Now, the real question is, what… [more]

The Courtyard 1Comics Published on 12 February 2003

The Courtyard #1 Avatar Press – Alan Moore, Antony Johnston (w); Jacen Burrows (a) When I pulled the stack of this book out of my store’s weekly shipment today, I had already resigned myself to… [more]

Fantastic_Four_Unstable_Molecules_Vol_1_2Comics Published on 5 February 2003

Rawhide Kid #1 Marvel Comics/MAX – Ron Zimmerman (w); John Severin (a) Well, it’s here. And since it is, people can finally stop saying “You can’t judge a book until it’s been released!” on message… [more]

The Ultimate War 3Comics Published on 29 January 2003

The Truth: Red, White and Black #3 Marvel Comics – Robert Morales (w); Kyle Baker (a) Man, it is such a pain to review this book. Because of the world we live in, there’s a… [more]

The Filth 7Comics Published on 15 January 2003

Optic Verve makes its triumphant (or generally unnoticed, depending on your point of view) return to the Internet, having taken the holidays off due to lack of Internet connectivity and a general plague of viruses… [more]

punisher-v4-19-2003Comics Published on 11 December 2002

Before I get started, a quick apology to the readers of these articles: this week was a really light week for me, as far as books are concerned. Even worse, next week looks to be… [more]

32-2Comics Published on 4 December 2002

I’m currently snowed in, so badly so that I almost didn’t go to work on Wednesday to get new comics at all. However, the time cooped up in the house should allow for a) lots… [more]

Three Days in EuropeComics Published on 27 November 2002

Hellblazer #178 DC Comics/Vertigo – Mike Carey (w); Marcelo Frusin (a) I’ve stated repeatedly my affection for Brian Azzarello’s work. The incredible job that he does every month (well, theoretically every month, since the book… [more]