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Flippin’ through Previews – June 2015

It’s a week late, but for some, it’s still too soon! Let’s dive into Previews #321 and see what’s the haps! Dark Horse: Here are the full solicits! Scott Kolins, who’s been drawing Past Aways for DH, has Adam.3 on page 34, a story that he wrote and drew about a guy living in a […]

House to Astonish Episode 133

It’s been a busy little week of news, and Paul and I have got chat about the Wicked and the Divine heading to TV, Tilda Swinton potentially joining the cast of Doctor Strange, the Lumberjanes movie landing at Fox, Stephen Amell’s dalliance with WWE, Mark Paniccia’s step up to X-Men senior group editor, the post-Secret […]

Things That Turned Out Bad – Power Girl’s Magical Virgin Pregnancy

In this column, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s). Today, based on suggestions by readers Shaun M. and […]

What I bought – 3 June 2015

A man haunted by a fixed idea is insane. He is dangerous even if that idea is an idea of justice, for may he not bring the heaven down pitilessly upon a loved one? (Joseph Conrad, from Nostromo) The Maxx: Maxximized #20 by Michael Heisler (letterer), Sam Kieth (story/artist), William Messner-Loebs (scripter), Ronda Pattison (colorist), […]

I Saw It Advertised One Day – “Maybe This Batman Guy Will Work Out”: Promotional Ads for Famous Superheroes

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces looking at advertisements in comic books over the decades that amused me for whatever reason. In each installment, we’ll take a look at three ads! Here is an archive of all installments of this feature. Today we look at promotional ads […]

DCYou and You, Week One

So DC just finished their latest big, continuity-fixing event, their this-time-it-really-counts and honest-and-for-true this-is-the-last-time-we’re-doing-this and don’t-worry-we-got-it-right-this-time event, in which I guess they decided the last 30 years didn’t count? Is that it? I don’t know, I’m just here for the aftermath. Show More Summary

Comic Book Legends Revealed #526

Welcome to the five hundred and twenty-sixth 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, did Marvel accidentally end a crossover the wrong way? […]

The Line it is Drawn #243 – Saying Goodbye to the New 52…

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 […]

The Wrong Side: Hawkeye vs. Hulk

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 […]

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Even Thor is Obsessed With Who Would in a Fight Between Him and Thor

Every installment of I Love Ya But You’re Strange I spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories. Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at if you have a suggestion for a future installment! Today, we take a look at the issue of Journey Into […]

1987 And All That: Wild Dog #1-4

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. Wild Dog #1-4 (DC) by Max Collins, Terry Beatty, Dick Giordano, Michele Wolfman, John Workman, Mike Gold I have sort of a weird relationship […]

Cover Theme Game for 6/3

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 […]

Knowledge Waits: The History of Trans Characters at DC and Marvel Comics

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. The other day, I had a TV Legends Revealed about a remarkable composer who transitioned during the early 1970s and continued her successful career doing music for television. Coupled with the news about Caitlyn Jenner, […]

The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 140

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 – Terry Kavanagh to Terry Moore

As suggested by Jenos Idanian #13, the idea behind this game is to connect two comic creators to each other through artists/writers that they have jointly worked together with, in as few links as possible. For instance, take connecting John Byrne and John Buscema. Byrne drew Captain America with writer Roger Stern Roger Stern wrote […]

She Has No Head! – 10 Badass Comic Book Weapons

I have comic book weapons on the brain these days. I’ve been working on a few comic pitches and weapons are involved (because of course they are). And it got me thinking about all the great weapons I love in comics. Comic have heavily influenced both of my novels – and for the second novel […]

What I bought – 27 May 2015

“The scene was night in a summer garden. Pinprick stars gleamed down on shaking summerhouses. Plotters glided behind pasteboard hedges. I saw a woman, dressed in her maid’s clothes, hear her husband utter the first tender words he has offered her in years only because he thinks she is someone else. Could one catch a […]

Sunday Drive-By Linkage

Here’s the thing… much as I’d love to be presenting you with the tale of our Memorial Day bookscouting adventures along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, various Life Events have intervened. So instead, here’s another short piece with some interesting links and things while I try and get caught up on various commitments, including […]

The Wrong Side: Red Hulk vs. Thor

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 […]

Left Unresolved – So Can Dazzler Not Die or What?

In this feature, I spotlight storylines that have been, well, left unresolved. Click here for an archive of all storylines featured so far. Today we look at dropped mystery of why Dazzler can’t seem to die… In X-Men Annual #11, Chris Claremont and Alan Davis had the X-Men be challenged by a series of “What […]

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