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Saturday With the Destroyers

I know that at the moment the comics blogosphere is all about Iceman, but there were a couple of OTHER books that came out this week. One of them that was sent to me for review is very cool, but unlikely to be on most fans’ radar… so I thought I would call your attention […]

Remember to Forget – When Daredevil Faked His Death and Got an Armored Costume

In this series we spotlight never retconned comic book plot points that are best left forgotten. Today we look at how Daredevil got an armored costume and faked his death in the mid-1990s. We begin in 1992 when penciler Scott McDaniel joins writer D.G. Chichester on Daredevil with issue #305. Chichester had been writing the […]

The Wrong Side: Green Lantern vs. The General

In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn’t won the “right” way). This really isn’t a big deal, of course, as it doesn’t really matter if the “wrong” person won a fight. But it’s fun to talk about! If […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #520

Welcome to the five hundred and twentieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, what Silver Age Marvel hero did Stan Lee say […]

The Line it is Drawn #237 – Marvel TV Shows You’ll Never See

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions! Go follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter (if you have Twitter, that is – if you don’t, you can go sign up). Here is our Twitter page… And here are the Comics Should […]

Knowledge Waits: The Possible Hints Over the Years That Iceman Is Gay

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. One of the interesting aspects of young Iceman coming out in the most recent issue of All-New X-Men (and from the sound of Brian Michael Bendis’ discussions of the topic, it sure sounds like adult […]

Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans – Yikes

As I’m sure you’ve seen by now, Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have caused a bit of a controversy by referring to a question about Black Widow seemingly becoming involved with Bruce Banner in the new Avengers movie instead of either Renner’s Hawkeye or Evans’ Captain America, and their responses were…wow. What I think gets […]

1987 And All That: Booster Gold #13-22

A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born. Click here for an archive of all the previous posts in the series. Booster Gold #13-22 (DC) by Dan Jurgens, Gary Martin (#13), Mike DeCarlo (#14, 18), Bruce D. Patterson (#15), Bob Lewis (#16), Arne Starr (#17, 20), Al Vey […]

Cover Theme Game for 4/22

The cover theme game works like this: I’ll show you three covers. They all have something in common, whether it be a character, a trait all three characters share, a connection between all three characters, a locale, a trait all three creators share, SOMEthing. And it isn’t something obvious like “They all have prices!” “They […]

Committed: The Sublime Variant Covers of Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions

Comic books aren’t the only publications who dabble in variant covers. Novels often find an entirely new audience by repackaging and reformatting the covers and sometimes even the content (e.g. the Harry Potter books are a good example of this, by creating fun covers with large type which appealed to children, and more elegant covers […]

Remember to Forget – Daredevil’s Team-Up With Uri Geller

In this series we spotlight never retconned comic book plot points that are best left completely forgotten. Today, based on a suggestion by a few folks (most recently reader Valentijn), we take a look at Daredevil’s team-up with Uri Geller. At the heart of it, Daredevil teaming up with a dude with mental powers is […]

Thoughts on All-New X-Men #40 and Whether Flawed Characters are a Sign of Flawed Writing

Today, Marvel releases All-New X-Men #40, by Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar, a comic that contains a major event in the lives of one of the time-displaced teenage members of the original X-Men. This event has drawn a good deal of praise from fans, but also a lot of criticism. I’d like to take […]

Jem and the Holograms #2 Review

Today is the release of the second issue of the Jem and the Holograms series from IDW, written by our own Kelly Thompson (co-plotted by Sophie Campbell) and drawn by Campbell and M. Victoria Robado. I thought that Campbell and Robado did an excellent job on the first issue (I reviewed it here), but they […]

The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 134

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an […]

Comic Book Six Degrees: Batman to Bartman

I name two comic book characters. You then have to connect the two using only shared appearances in comic books (official appearances in comics only – no cameos like Terry Austin sneaking Popeye into the background of a panel and no outside comic book appearances, like cartoons and the like). You have to do so […]

What I bought – 8 and 15 April 2015

All of our religions but the Judaic and the Greek think more of us dead than alive. (Joseph Heller, from Picture This) Wasteland #60 (“Before and After Science”) by Antony Johnston (writer), Christopher Mitten (artist), Douglas E. Sherwood (letterer), and James Lucas Jones (editor). $5.99, 44 pgs, BW, Oni Press. Wasteland began back in July […]

She Has No Head! – Print vs. Digital

In the spirit of the “defining superheroes” column (which in case you haven’t guessed is about my favorite column ever for the wonderful dialogue it created and the surprisingly low number of jerks that showed up to that dialogue) I wanted to pick your brains about Print and Digital comics. Before I open this up […]

Cross-Hatchings for April 2015

The usual bits and pieces. Mostly just cool links and things. On the Radio: Our computer was down yesterday, which is why this is late; but on the other hand, that actually works out well because now I can tell you that the latest episode of Radio Vs. The Martians! is up. I was […]

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So, Did Daredevil Kill a Hooker or What?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at […]

Fabian Nicieza’s Five Favorite Superboy Issues

Fabian Nicieza is re-visiting the Zero Hour DC Universe with his Convergence: Superboy series (the first issue came out earlier this week). As Fabian looks to the past for the writing of this new project, I thought it would be interesting for him to look back at his history with Superboy as a reader. So […]

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