Chew is set to run for 60 issues, and issue #30 marked the half way point. Naturally, it was a big one. Chew #30 is a smorgasbord of memorable moments.
Owls, schmowls. The real horror story in Gotham arrived in Batman #13 with an eerie cackle and a face hanging off its hinges. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo brought the world’s scariest jester back in a big way, and the story rattled me so much that I was suspicious of every creaking floorboard... Continue Reading →
For better or worse, comic fans knew that DC's relaunch would bring changes to beloved characters. As Brian Azzarello took on the daunting task of writing Diana of Themyscira, Princess of the Amazons, he had a devoted fan base to appeal to. At first, he was fairly successful. I was sold. In my defense, the beauty of... Continue Reading →
As much as I love Fables, Fairest wasn't doing it for me ... until issue #7. The wonderfully drawn-but-painfully-slow first arc of Fairest was followed by an unexpectedly fantastic one-shot about Beauty and the Beast. The issue is set in 1946 Los Angeles and drawn in a cheeky noir style by Shawn McManus. We see... Continue Reading →
Ladies, prepare to show ID. You’ll need it to get past the self-appointed guardians of geek culture who think you’ve got some nerve showing up at cons and wearing Star Wars T-shirts when you obviously don’t know Dantooine from Dagobah. And if you’re in a “provocative” costume, they might label you a troublemaking minx who... Continue Reading →
What was the last thing V. was expecting in the blood-soaked first issue of Batman Incorporated? A cuteness bomb.
E. kicks off G3's rundown of the moments that have made comics and geekdom memorable in 2012 ... with some Punk Rock Jesus.
If you have not had the pleasure of reading Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly's New York Four and New York Five, I would highly recommend them both. It is not quite a coming of age story, but more like a snapshot into the lives of four girls attending college in Manhattan. NYU is about the... Continue Reading →
It’s easy to dismiss Bruce Wayne’s son as an annoying brat, but I think that’s a shallow criticism. There’s a struggle within Damian that is fascinating, and his killer instinct has always been dangerously close to the surface. (Remember last year’s memorable moment, when he bashed the Joker’s head in with a crowbar?) Illustrator Patrick... Continue Reading →
When you read a lot of comics, it takes something truly special to stand out from the pile of panels and pages. As 2011 winds down, V. and I are taking our annual look back at the moments that stuck with us long after the issues went into the longbox. And we're not only covering... Continue Reading →
I've not been at all shy about my affinity for Miss Darla Danberry. She is, hands down, my favorite character of 2010. Naturally, one of my favorite moments would include her. Her journey from Jersey to The City to make it to the last Forgetless party ever is filled with drama and angst. Ultimately, Darla... Continue Reading →
7 Days from Hell, the excellent Top Cow Pilot Season contender, was straight-up robbed. Despite being head and shoulders above the more formulaic winner, 39 Minutes, this stylish, thrilling book came up short at the finish line. We went into more detail here, and if you haven't read Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin's entry,... Continue Reading →
Damian had a lot of big moments in 2010, but when the kid rearranged the Joker's face with a crowbar in Batman and Robin #14, he took it to a whole new level. He's overconfident, infuriatingly superior and rude, and he tends to pummel before thinking a situation through. Damian's got a lot to learn,... Continue Reading →
You really have to be a longtime Archie fan to appreciate how big of a deal this is, because as societal progress goes, interracial romance is so 1980. But Archie kissing Josie and the Pussycats' Valerie — on the front of the book, no less — is a leap forward for the more leisurely... Continue Reading →
The Rise of Arsenal was full of ridiculous moments, but the series reached its nadir with a sex-and-violence sequence in issue #3. Roy and Jade, supposedly grieving for their dead daughter, Lian, settled old grievances by fighting one another with household appliances and office equipment. Faster than you could say, "Cliche, much?" the two were... Continue Reading →
Miss Daramount, the headmistress of Morning Glory Academy, is the sexy librarian from hell. And from the moment she appears in Morning Glories #1, you can't look away. Miss D. is the perfect 21st Century villain. Even as she sanctions (or carries out) the torture of her students, she insists that it's for their own... Continue Reading →
Valentine's Day is over, but we're spreading the love for one more day. Today's post is dedicated to some romantic comic book moments that sorely tested our smudge-proof mascara. Barry and Iris Allen's Final Crisis reunion Final Crisis had a surplus of WTF-ery, but Barry (the Flash) and Iris Allen's reunion in issue #4 was... Continue Reading →