Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

When is it time to break up with a comic book? Sometimes, the decision is obvious: The comic's quality plunges or goes in a direction you don't like. Maybe the writer and/or artist changes and their work doesn't move you. But let's say you're reading a book that you've enjoyed for a long time, one... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man vs. Red Robin: Who Would Win?

One has arachnid-derived superpowers and exceptional intelligence. The other graduated with honors from Batman’s School of Hard Knocks. Peter Parker and Tim Drake are both highly capable crime fighters with a surplus of combat experience and brain power, and they're both so doggone likable. Peter’s super-strength and agility, combined with his spider sense and web-shooting... Continue Reading →

Comic Judgment: Bat-a-Palooza!

My pull list was full of Bat-related comics this week, but there were also some sparkling shenanigans from the Welcome to Tranquility crew, plus an adorable Tiny Titans-Little Archies meetup. In no particular order: Knight and Squire #1 Writer: Paul Cornell Art: Jimmy Broxton Covers: Yanick Paquette and Billy Tucci Knight and Squire are British... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite: Tim Drake Wayne

Despite the fact that they all run around in silly costumes, some caped characters get more respect than others. If you say you’re a Batman fan, even his harshest geek critics won’t make fun of you, at least to your face. But saying that Robin is one of your favorites leads to snickering and the... Continue Reading →

Comic Judgment: The Hit Parade

Maybe I was feeling a tad sensitive last week, but there were several comic book moments that left me all verklempt. It was also one of those rare weeks when my pull list produced nothing but hits, with two (Batman and Robin and Secret Six) in a dead heat for first place. There will be spoilers. Batman and... Continue Reading →

Comic Judgment: A Pull List Overview

I read a bunch of comics this week. Here's how they stack up, from best to worst: 1. Batman and Robin #10 During its short run, this title has ranged from brilliant to odd to plain inscrutable — in other words, classic Grant Morrison. Fortunately, things are back on the upswing with Andy Clarke's wonderful... Continue Reading →

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