Aquaman by Brian Stelfreeze
As we've all discovered by now, the quality of the relaunched DC books has been all over the map, ranging from the brilliant to the WTF? That’s about what I expected. There’s no need for me to write another mash note to Batwoman, Action Comics, Wonder Woman or even Batman and Robin, so on to … Continue reading Comic Judgment: Surprises and Comeback Kids
For many a geek, food ads featuring superheroes were integral to the childhood comic-reading experience. In between scenes of Wonder Woman whupping Nazis, you’d see spots for Hostess fruit pies — usually illustrated as nicely as the main story itself — starring Justice League members. Those ads are considered retro comedy gold now, but my … Continue reading WTF? Wednesday: Justice Served Cold – Or Toasted!
V. knows way more about Smallville than I do, but I was a fan of this show in its early days. Though poor Tom Welling has yet to don a cape, there have been some notable, full-costume appearances by major DC players. But since it's a TV show and not a big-screen blockbuster, Smallville has … Continue reading Sartorial Smallville: A Critique
The interwebs are abuzz with reviews praising the colorful conclusion of Blackest Night #8. The art in this book is what really swept me away. That damn fold-out splash page is off-the-charts awesome. Ivan Reis, YOU are a rock star! Heartfelt moments, foreshadowing, resolutions and resurrections abound! J'onn J'onzz: Yippee-mothafuckin'-ki-yay! His death in Final Crisis … Continue reading Resurrection Rundown