It’s October witches! This month’s calendar graphic is A Venn Diagram of Superhero Comic Tropes. The text says: “You know that one superhero, right? The one that dons a cape and tights following their parents’ untimely death. Turns out that the description matches more than just a few characters. Here’s what most have in common.” […]

Classic Comics: Batman Hush, Volume 2

Writer: Jeph Loeb; Penciller: Jim Lee; Inker: Scott Williams; Letterer: Richard Starkings; Colorist: Alex Sinclair;The star-studded Hush storyline comes to an epic conclusion in Volume 2 and it does not disappoint. It’s a sprint to the finish as the stakes are raised higher and higher in the second half of the story. Operas. Why do they […]

Classic Comics: Batman Hush, Volume 1

Writer: Jeph Loeb; Pencils: Jim Lee; Inks: Scott Williams; Letters: Richard Starkings; Colors: Alex Sinclair;After years of hearing about this classic tale I was finally able read HUSH courtesy of my local library. Yeah, folks, there are comics at the library. Go check them out.So Batman: Hush, Volume 1 was released in 2003 by DC […]

Comic Review: Batman #41-43

Superheavy, Parts 1-3Writer: Scott Snyder; Pencils: Greg Capullo; Inks: Danny Miki; Colors: FCO Plascencia; Cover: Capullo, Miki & PlascenciaAll right, all right let’s do this. OK, for those who don’t know, Batman is now Jim Gordon because the last we saw of Bruce Wayne/Batman was he and Joker lying in the bottom of a cave battered, […]

Classic Comic Review: Batman Volume 3: Death of the Family

Writer: Scott Snyder; Co-Writer: James Tynion IV; Artist: Greg Capullo & Jock; Inks: Jonathan Glapion; Colorists: Fco Plascencia & Dave Baron; Cover Artists: Greg Capullo & Fco Plascencia; Variant Cover Artists: Aaron Kuder & Nathan Fairbairn / Trevor McCarthy / Alex Garner / Tony Daniel, Batt Mabbing & Tomeu MoreyThere is a lot of work that goes into these comics. I’m not sure […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Batman #39-#40

Writer: Scott Snyder; Penciller: Greg Capullo; Inker: Danny Miki; Colorist: Fco PlascenciaTalk about an all-star team-up. The Bat Family joining sides with the villains of Gotham to take down the Joker. Such a menace craves the attention of all those it will take to bring him to justice. Or to just take some fluid from […]

(Belated) Comic Review: Batman #37-#38 (Endgame, Parts 3 & 4)

Writer: Scott Snyder; Pencils: Greg Capullo; Inks: Danny Miki; Colors: Fco FlascenciaTalk about creeping me out. This panel of the Joker emerging from underneath the bed recalled all of my fears of clowns. Things are bad in Gotham. The city is tearing itself apart and there seems little that Batman can do to save it. Then there’s […]

Comic Review: Batman #33

It’s the Zero Year finale and it packs a wallop. I really enjoy how Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo use the subtleties of story and imagery to plant clues into what is going to happen.  I’ve mentioned before the love I have for The Riddler. He is a villain that attacks Batman’s mind above anything […]

Batman/Superman #9 & World’s Finest #21 Review

First Contact, Parts 3 and 4 B/S: I. Love. Jae. Lee’s. Art. Behold the above. It’s different from everything else out on the market and provides a fresh perspective to the story. I enjoy the structure of Greg Pak’s writing and how we get the narration of the different characters when dialogue isn’t necessary. Everything flows […]

Borderlands Pull 6/19

Pictured: Daredevil #3; Batman/Superman #9: First Contact, Part 3; World’s Finest #21: First Contact, Part 4; Wolverine and the X-Men #5, Nova #18: Original Sin Tie-In; Original Sin, Parts 2 & 3 of 8 I am switching up the structure of my reviews. I’ll show what I got first and then as I read I’ll […]

Borderlands May 21 & 28 Pull (plus some)

I’ll go ahead and get it out in the open: I don’t get to the comic shop every week. There it is! I’ve said it! Now that that’s cleared up, here’s the last load of comics I’ve brought in, and favorite panel of the issue: Lazarus #8 – We are approaching the “Lift” selection and Forever […]

Borderlands May Pull part one (plus some)

I decided I’m going to include my favorite panel of the issue for those that I am able to get them. This will mostly include the Marvel titles, unless I can find images for the DC and Image or IDW titles I read somewhere else. All-New X-Factor #’s 7 & 8 – Here we meet Georgia […]

Daddo’s House Update and Comic Review

So I had this whole big blog written detailing everything about this post. Then Bug stirred as she was sleeping in my lap. She also just so happened to swipe back on my browser and erase the whole thing. After that she smiled. Boo, Bug. Boo. I cannot guarantee that all of the information I […]