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
If nothing else, DC's Blackest Night series has hammered home the point that the undead are disgusting. In the hands of a skilled artist like Ivan Reis or Rodolfo Migliari, who did the variant cover for BN #4, the Black Lanterns are some nasty, grotesque customers — and by nasty and grotesque, I mean awesome. … Continue reading Terra-fying!
Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3 Writer: Greg Rucka Pencils: Nicola Scott Inks: Jonathan Glapion Colors: Nei Ruffino DC Comics February 3, 2010 Nicola Scott's rendering of Wonder Woman makes me want to go to the gym in the worst way. I mean that as a compliment, because Scott manages to make heroines' bodies womanly, strong … Continue reading G3 Review: Blackest Night-Wonder Woman #3
The Question #37 Script: Dennis O'Neil, Greg Rucka Pencils: Denys Cowan Inks: Bill Sienkiewicz, John Stanisci Colors: David Baron DC Comics February 3, 2010 *Spoiler Alert* Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Well, I'm just going to rip the figurative Band-Aid off this bitch: The art sucked. Let me be … Continue reading G3 Review: The Question #37
I've made no secret of my admiration for Gail Simone. Her writing is smart, interesting and fun, and she can write the hell out of a kick-ass chick. Many of my favorite characters are so because of her capable hand in their development. At the top of that list is Lady Shiva. I'll keep it … Continue reading The Question: Will Lady Shiva Be Redeemed?
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Phantom Stranger #42 Script: Peter Tomasi Pencils: Ardian Syaf Inks: Vincente Cifuentes Colors: Ulises Arreola DC Comics January 20, 2010 *Spoiler Alert* We open with the Stranger and Blue Devil in a confrontation with the Black Lantern Spectre. Their goal: to draw the real Spectre out, and to prevent the BL Spectre from going after … Continue reading G3 Review: Phantom Stranger #42
One of the great pleasures of reading comics is finding an ideal marriage between writer and character. Greg Rucka just plain gets Wonder Woman, and his affection for the character is palpable in the three-issue Blackest Night tie-in. The first issue, featuring an Arlington Cemetery confrontation with a zombie-fied Maxwell Lord was good, but #2 … Continue reading G3 Review: Blackest Night Wonder Woman #2
Nothing raises our hackles quite like hearing someone say Wonder Woman is lame. (Hello, Megan Fox.) For example, one of V's friends (we'll call him The Antagonist) takes great joy in claiming, among other things, that Bobby Drake could kick her ass, and that the princess would "look real pretty in a pink tutu, carrying … Continue reading The Amazon’s New Clothes