Normally, At the Mercy of The Crowd is a feature where I review a single new release comic. Between personal preferences, suggestions and votes, it came down to three titles last week: Marvel’s X-Men First Class: Cyclops One-Shot, DC’s Jimmy Olsen One-Shot and Image’s Butcher Baker: The Righteous Maker #1. Three very different comics that all looked like they’d be good reads. I wanted to check them all out, so I decided to bend the rules. I bought’em all, read’em all and here’s what I thought… Continue Reading “X-Men First Class: Cyclops One-Shot, Jimmy Olsen One-Shot and Butcher Baker #1 [At The Mercy Of The Crowd]”
This one’s all about the nostalgia.
It’s not the most striking image, but I think the reason this cover deserves to be among the entrants in CCC (my Choice Comic Covers!) is because I saw so little of it that it as a kid that it became somewhat a novelty. When I flipped through my comic collection, this classic cover would always remind me of the last time I pulled it out, read it and loved it. I was normally so engrossed with the interiors that I never thought much about the cover, till I’d be searching through my comics again weeks, months or years later and it’d call out to me. I picked it back up so many times during these shuffles through my childhood comics, giving it another go with each rediscovery, that I literally read the cover right off my copy of Uncanny #308.
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Let it never be said that Jim Gibbons isn’t true to his word! For I have delivered on my promise, I purchased something at New York Comic Con. Get ready to bask in the glory…
Yep, I grabbed up an old school mega-print t-shirt starring Cyclops and Jean Grey (for the record, they are my favorite couple in comic book history). So, just wanted to let ya’ll know I followed through.
I really dig this shirt. It feels like wearing my childhood.
Also, completely free, there’s a little view of my living room and my Criminal #3 poster framed on the wall underneath my armpit there. Is it an original piece of art? Nope…picked it up at Sean Phillips CafePress site…and so can you!