Let me start with three opinions: 1. Super Sons (Jon Kent and Damian Wayne) was fantastic and I miss both the series and the relationship that those two characters had. I loved that imaginary stories from decades earlier suddenly became real in the DCU. 2. The actual story that aged Jon was bad. It made … Continue reading Aging Jon Kent Was a Mistake
Peter Parker needs to pull a Barry Allen (but not come back). The world is ending and when the world ends I tend to look for comfort and I find that comfort in the form of comics. I'm sure I'm not alone. As I was rereading some of my favorite comics, I decided to check … Continue reading Peter Parker Must Die!
DC is shutting down their Vertigo line of comics and a lot of comic book fans and professionals are sad to see it go, with good reason: it was a force in the industry. If the history of comics ever needs to be summarized in just a few minutes, Vertigo would surely make the cut. … Continue reading Vertigo is ending because we don’t need it anymore.
Macallan (top of the line) Livewire #1 I had a chance to read the 1st issue of this (I really wish I'd had the time to review it) and it's great. Live Wire is the best original character the current Valiant has produced and they've done an excellent job of developing not just her character, … Continue reading Weekly Whiskey: Comics Worth Your Money for 12/19/18
Macallan (top of the line) Animal Man by Grant Morrison HC Book 01 30th Anniv Deluxe Ed Oh, yeah! This collects the first 11 issues as well as Animal Man's updated origin story from Secret Origins #39. This series gets a lot of acclaim as it rightfully should and it's easily the most obviously meta … Continue reading Weekly Whiskey: Comics Worth Your Money for 12/12/18
Macallan (top of the line) Border Town #4 You should be reading Border Town. It's not just that it's an extremely interesting look into cultures that rarely get screen (or page) time. It's not just that it connects with current events without being overshadowed by them. Border Town would still be good if that was … Continue reading Weekly Whiskey: Comics Worth Your Money for 12/5/18
Macallan (top of the line) Well, honestly, there's nothing coming out this week that I would consider "top of the line." There are some good books being released, but nothing so great that I would put it up there with Macallan. They can't all be the best! Jack Daniels (every day) Marvel Action Spider-Man #1 … Continue reading Weekly Whiskey: Comics Worth Your Money for 11/28/18
Macallan (top of the line) Atomic Robo Greatest Hits I love Atomic Robo. Atomic Robo is comics at its finest. I am currently writing an entire piece on why Atomic Robo is great. I have no idea what is in this comic, but it is $1 and it's Atomic Robo and that is all you … Continue reading Weekly Whiskey: Comics Worth Your Money for 11/21/18
A solid week with a few interesting debuts... Mcallan (top of the line) Mister Miracle #12 Whenever I read an issue of the current Batman book I am struck by fact that the person writing these stories is also writing Mister Miracle. It's nearly impossible for me to wrap my brain around. I supposed it's … Continue reading Weekly Whiskey: Comics Worth Your Money for 11/14/18
In August of 1990, Detective Comics began a three issue arc by John Ostrander, Flint Henry, Mike McCone, and Jose Marzan, Jr. The issues contain two stories, one about the Batman we know and love, the other about a comic book about Batman. The latter depicts Batman as a crazed demon, while the former features … Continue reading The Crazy Dick Sprang Detective Comics Covers from 1990