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After I wrote this — but before I posted it — we got the news that Gene Colan died on Thursday, at the age of 84. His comics career spanned almost 70 years, and he was certainly well-established at Marvel when the ten-year-old me, 45 years ago, was awestruck at his work on Daredevil and the Iron Man stories in Tales of Suspense. Add in his Dr. Strange work, his Captain America, his work on two of the best comics of the ’70s — Tomb of Dracula and Howard the Duck — his ’80s work on Batman and indie books, … Continue reading
So it’s almost Free Comic Book Day. Are you prepared? Are you SURE? Well, here’s some reviews to settle you down before the brouhaha. My Top 5 (The 5 Best Comics of The Week) Moon Knight #1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev So here’s the deal. I saw this and went “Wow! Maleev actually isn’t photo-referencing! This looks hand-drawn, but it doesn’t look quite right.” Then a very aware customer (I’m lookin’ at you Jeff) says “You know, it’s a tribute style to Bill Sienkiewicz” and my mind was blown. This book is absolutely great. And the new … Continue reading
It’s been twenty of these; have I become any better? Read on to find out! My Top 5 (The 5 Best Comics of the Week) Axe Cop #2 Writer: Malachai Nicolle Artist: Ethan Nicolle Written by a six-year-old and drawn by his thirty-year-old brother! This comic is just as ridiculously rad as you think it would be. There is literally, vikings fighting baseball players (a much more even fight than you’d think), The people of the Uni-Smart World had their unicorn horns covered so they no longer had “magic unicorn powers.” Originally a webcomic, this has translated almost perfectly to … Continue reading
Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school year now in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project. I’m currently (and finally!) finishing the Marvel “M” stuff, and here’s the last title I’ve encountered: Marvel Comics Presents: MCP was started in mid-1988, and was a biweekly anthology series; it was likely a reaction to DC’s early-1988 move of Action Comics to a weekly anthology (no, kids, … Continue reading