The esteemed Sean T. Collins wrote a Spider-Man story for Spider-Man: Marvel Adventures #19. I’m a big fan of Sean’s and a big fan of the Friendly Neighborhood Wall-crawler, but kicking the story off with pizza… well, that was the extra cheese on this metaphorical pie! Continue Reading “Three New York City classics in one comic!”
The Troll King by Kolbeinn Karlsson is a remarkably bizarre comic. It’s mesmerizing, too. If you’re a fan of off-kilter… well, anything… you’ll love it! Plus, it has references to ewoks! Good stuff. Continue Reading “Forever as ewoks”
While reading The Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos by Jim Starlin and Ron Lim, I stumbled across these two dialogue gems. Continue Reading “Great Comic Quotes: Silver Surfer #37”
Matthew Sturges’ wild ride of a comic—House of Mystery—began with the relatively simple but beautifully open-ended setup of assorted oddballs telling stories in a strange old house. Since, it’s morphed into a sprawling fantasy epic that would take pages of praise and analysis to fully explain it’s enthralling nature. There’s probably someone else out there better-suited to write something like that, and that’s time better spent reading great comics anyway, so I’m simply here to display two random and out-of-context pages that I hope act as an abstract explanation of why I read this comic. Continue Reading “House of Mystery: A comic I enjoy”
Some comics are good, some are bad and some are just awesome and fun all the time. If you’re a fan of fun, Tiny Titans is always a good bet! I recently read issue #31 and this sequence cracked me up. Enjoy!
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Much like the most excellent issues of Star Wars Tales I recently came across, my office area move and the “free table” in the Dark Horse break room have been great resources for finding interesting older comics from my employer. So, as I read through these gems—issues of Dark Horse Presents, Star Wars comics and Dark Horse crossovers—I figured I’d scan in memorable comics moments as I come across them. A week ago, I was reading the first issue of Superman/Aliens II: God War written by Chuck Dixon, penciled by Jon Bogdanove with Kevin Nowlan on inks and Dave Stewart on colors, when I stumbled across this ridiculously badass moment sure to please fanboys who aren’t already familiar with it—and act as an enjoyable refresher to those who have. So, please enjoy Darkseid of Apokolips’ encounter with an Alien facehugger!
Continue Reading “Just say “Hm” to facehuggers!”
I recently reread “Incredible Hulk” #181 by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe, an issue notable as the first appearance of Wolverine (Canada’s first superhero!). Like many older comics, “Incredible Hulk” #181 features some kooky moments intermixed with the panels of this historically significant issue. I’m not sure whether my memory has faded or I just noticed a few more interesting tidbits than I did the first time I read this, but here are some of the things that stood out most this time around.
Continue Reading “Wolverine: What it is that he does best.”
Magnus, robot fighter from the year 4000 A.D., drops some knowledge on us once again.
Continue Reading “Mankind’s greatest ally”
As the inevitable Robot Revolution draws ever closer, the time when humanity shall fight tooth and nail against the gears and pistons of beings created by our own arrogance begins to look more like reality than fiction. In these startling moments of clarity, it’s helpful to remember a message from the future delivered by route of our past.
Continue Reading “Mankind’s greatest resource”
Possibly the greatest three panel sequence in the history of comics…
Continue Reading “Monkeying around with Hellboy”