Comic Judgment: Batman Incorporated #2

Batman Incorporated #2 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn Letters by Patrick Brosseau Batman Incorporated is a story about a father and son, but issue #2 is devoted to the woman who casts a long shadow over the child in the equation. Writer Grant Morrison’s pen agrees with Talia al... Continue Reading →

G3 Review: Action Comics #5

Action Comics #5 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang, Brad Anderson, and Patrick Brosseau It’s the “New 52,” and the new Action Comics, and inevitably we revisit fall of Krypton. But how many ways can Krypton be annihilated? In Grant Morrison's take on Supes’ origin, he makes subtle tweaks to how... Continue Reading →

Action Comics #1: Believe the Hype

If DC Comics wants to get more people onto the New 52 Express, its executives need to be on street corners handing out copies of the stellar Action Comics #1. Where the OK-ish Justice League #1 was the opening act that drew polite applause, this is the star attraction that brings people to their feet.... Continue Reading →

A Window To Another Universe

"The comics medium is a very specialized area of the Arts; home to many rare and talented blooms and flowering imaginations and it breaks my heart to see so many of our best and brightest bowing down to the same market pressures which drive lowest common-denominator blockbuster movies and television cop shows. Let's see if... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite: Damian

No, I'm not kidding. It's no secret that I'm a Robin(s) fan, but perhaps even more than Jason Todd, Damian Wayne is controversial among the Bat-faithful. There's no middle ground with him, and the readers who loathe him really loathe him. I understand that because, let's be honest; Damian is — to borrow a word... Continue Reading →

All-Star Appreciation

Many, many others have written about the genius of the original All-Star Superman, so the series doesn’t need my late stamp of approval. But while I fully expected to enjoy the story, I didn't anticipate just how much more I would appreciate Superman as a character after finishing them. I recently purchased the trades in a... Continue Reading →

WTF? Wednesday: Neigh, I Say!

DC fans like to joke about how Grant Morrison’s mind-bending stories often seem influenced by, shall we say, exotic substances. But Morrison’s got nothing on the Silver Age scribes who were responsible for some of the nuttiest comic book stories ever printed. One of the best examples? Comet the freakin’ Super-Horse. Everyone’s heard of Krypto,... Continue Reading →

Comic Judgment: Highs and Lows

The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 (of 6) Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frazier Irving Covers: Andy Kubert and Frazier Irving Is there any reason DC can't reboot the Dark Knight as a swashbuckling time-traveler with a case of amnesia? In this second installment of Grant Morrison's series, Bruce Wayne is edgier, sexier and more mysterious... Continue Reading →

Crisis of Infinite Books

I read a lot — so much that all my books are subject to the 100-page rule: If I don't care what's happening by the 100th page, then I'm done. Life is short, and I'd like to get to the good shit before my vision goes. Obviously, comic books make up a massive portion of... Continue Reading →

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