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What should I buy on Wednesday November 5?

Next week, my pull list is looking pretty small: Futures End #27 and Miracleman #13. So, I figured I’d take the opportunity to try out two or three new titles and I want you, the readers of Comics Should be Good, to pick them. Starting now, until Tuesday November 4 at 8pm EST, you can […]

Savage Dragon #193 Review

Savage Dragon #193 was a significant departure for Erik Larsen’s long-running series, as after a year or so of sharing the book with his his father, Malcolm Dragon now takes over the title as the sole lead character. The original Dragon is still around, but he is powerless and busy with his own plotlines, so […]

Year of the Artist, Day 303: Ted Naifeh, Part 5 – Courtney Crumrin #9 plus some added Batman bonus material!

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ted Naifeh, and the issue is Courtney Crumrin #9, which was published by Oni and is cover dated January 2013. These scans are from Courtney Crumrin volume 6: The Final Spell, which was published in 2014. […]

We Know How You Feel, Mark…

So in today’s Groo vs. Conan #4, the letter column had the following (I did some crude photoshopping to get the end of the letter on to one page, as originally it carried over to the second page)… Congrats, Travis.

Rasputin #1 Review

I sometimes think that if you could just harness the kinetic energy that is present in Riley Rossmo’s artwork, we wouldn’t need to look any further for alternate fuel sources because he’d light up the entire country. There are few artists whose work possesses the amount of vivacity that is present in Rossmo’s work. This […]

Deathlok #1 Review

Anyone remember Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? Not the great Robert Downey Jr. movie, but the old Crossgen comic book? It was sadly cut short by the collapse of Crossgen, but the five issues we got were really good. It was written by Tony Bedard with pencils by Mike Perkins. I was thinking of that while […]

A Town Called Dragon #1 Review

The hook behind Judd Winick, Geoff Shaw and Jamie Grant’s new series from Legendary Comics (just as a quick aside – let me just express quickly how happy I was when Bob Schreck returned to comics as the Editor-in-Chief of Legendary COmics, that guy is great. Such an eye for talent) is a pretty simple […]

Butterfly #1 Review

Arash Amel is a successful movie screenwriter and that influence shows up clearly in his concept for the new series from Archaia/Boom!, Butterfly, which is scripted by Marguerite Bennett and drawn by Antonio Fuso and Adam Guzowski. When I mention the movie influence I mean the way that the book seems to be built around […]

Year of the Artist, Day 302: Ted Naifeh, Part 4 – The Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom #3 and Polly and the Pirates #6

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ted Naifeh, and the issues are The Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom #3 and Polly and the Pirates #6, both of which were published by Oni, with the first cover dated August 2001 and the second cover […]

Copperhead #2 Review

Just like its inspiration, Deadwood, I imagine that a key part of the appeal of Copperhead will be the slow but sure expansion of the cast of characters in this little alien mining town. This seems evident in the second issue of the series, as we meet the town doctor as well as learn more […]

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #1 Review

The original concept of Doctor Mirage was a rather novel one, as two paranormal investigators get caught up in a situation that ends up with one of them (Doctor Mirage) essentially dead, but still tethered to his living wife. So how do you go about continuing a marriage when one of half of the couple […]

Committed: Why I Can’t Get Excited About Comic Book Screen Adaptations

Your interpretation of Batman isn’t the same as mine, and neither is your idea of the Flash, Green Arrow, or John Constantine. We all read different comic books, and from those we each build our own impression of our favorite comic book characters. I’m very fond of the collage of impressions of these characters which […]

Year of the Artist, Day 301: Ted Naifeh, Part 3 – GloomCookie #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ted Naifeh, and the issue is GloomCookie #1, which was published by SLG and is cover dated June 1999. Enjoy! Man, remember the goth craze in comics? Yeah, me neither, because I didn’t buy them, but […]

Doctors OGN Review

One of the great pleasures of being a comic book fan is that comic books are not, in and of themselves, a genre, so being a big comic book reader means that you’re opening yourself up to a wide variety of possible subject materials. Granted, a whole ton of it is superhero related, but there […]

What an Odd Time for Marvel to Blow Up the Internet

I say this not as a criticism, as it’s all good to me, but it is pretty surprising that Marvel decided to just abruptly drop a number of major bombshells all at once today. Captain Marvel getting her own movie? Black Panther getting his own movie (played by the great Chad Boseman)? The Inhumans getting […]

Copperhead #1 Review

Writing period pieces is always an interesting exercise in deciding WHEN to set your story, since you have the benefit of finding the ideal period with the most dramatic impact. David Milch was lucky that Deadwood had a built-in timeline, of sorts, in that Seth Bullock and Wild Bill Hicock both arrived in Deadwood in […]

Year of the Artist, Day 300: Ted Naifeh, Part 2 – Comics’ Greatest World: Steel Harbor #2 and Dark Horse Comics #14

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ted Naifeh, and the issues are Comics’ Greatest World: Steel Harbor #2 and Dark Horse Comics #14, which were published by Dark Horse and are cover dated August and October 1993. Enjoy! I couldn’t decide which […]

She Has No Head! – Superheroine Costumes, Minor Tragedies of our Time!

I love Halloween. It’s easily my favorite holiday. Christmas is a close second thanks to all the nostalgia (my parents do an epic warm Christmas). But there’s so much pressure on Christmas (just like New Years) that it can start to feel like obligation more than celebration and even I grow weary of the music […]

Abandoned Love: The New 52 Batgirl Overhaul

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer while still acknowledging that the abandoned story DID still happen. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have […]

Year of the Artist, Day 299: Ted Naifeh, Part 1 – The Shadow of the Torturer #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Ted Naifeh, and the issue is The Shadow of the Torturer #1, which was published by Innovation and is cover dated July 1991. Enjoy! This might be Ted Naifeh’s first published work – he drew another […]

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