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Year of the Artist, Day 304: Mark Texeira, Part 1 – Ghosts #108 and The Warlord #58

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mark Texeira, and the issues are Ghosts #108 and The Warlord #58, both of which were published by DC and are cover dated January and June 1982, respectively. Enjoy! I first saw Mark Texeira’s art about […]

Vote for the Top 100 Comic Book Writers and Artists of All-Time!

Welcome to the Comics Should Be Good Top 100 Comic Book Writers and Artists poll! It seems like end of the year is a good time to do these things. I did this one back in 2006 on the CBR forums, but that was only for forum members. This is open to whoever wants to […]

Foggy Ruins of Time – Spider-Man Is….Batman!

This is the latest in a series giving you the cultural context behind certain comic book characters/behaviors. You know, the sort of then-topical references that have faded into the “foggy ruins of time.” To wit, twenty years from now, a college senior watching episodes of Seinfeld will likely miss a lot of the then-topical pop […]

Halloween in the Skull Cave

Just a short one, this time out; between school stuff, Halloween stuff, and story deadline stuff, something had to give, and so you are only getting a half-size column this week. But this really awesome comic came out Wednesday that made me ridiculously happy, and I have a hunch some of you may not be […]

Year of the Artist, Day 304: Lucy Bellwood Super-Duper Deluxe Edition!

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Lucy Bellwood, whom I interviewed about most of her comics works and her process. Enjoy! I met Lucy Bellwood at the 2013 Emerald City Comic Convention, bought her work, and became a big fan. I saw […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #495

Welcome to the four hundred and ninety-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and ninety-four. This week, was Robin nearly in Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth? Did Peanuts coin the term “security […]

The Line it is Drawn #213 – Happy Halloween 2014 From the Line!

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 […]

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 […]

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