Category archives: Comics

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – the only problem is that Captain America & The Winter Soldier are in it

The worst thing about Captain America: The Winter Soldier is that Captain America is in it. I can’t lie: I’ve never liked the star spangled avenger. Most of that can be attributed to me being Canadian, and being fairly disinterested in… continue reading »

The Wisdom and Impact of Before Watchmen

There was a time when I would have been genuinely offended that DC is publishing new Watchmen comics.Publishing prequels or sequels seems inherently wrong, a line that everyone knows you shouldn’t cross lest you risk being struck down by the vengeful gods Alan Moore might talk to.

But the more I think about it, the less it bothers me. continue reading

Didn’t this blog used to be about comics?

Apparently I haven’t written about comics in almost a year. I knew I hadn’t written a lot – I’ve been slacking on the blog in general this past year – but really, no posts about comics for that long? I… continue reading »

Losers or Winners?

God knows I’m skeptical of adaptations these days, but I’m actually starting to get a good feeling about The Losers, Sylvain White’s adaptation of Andy Diggle & Jock’s great espionage comic. Diggle and Jock were apparently involved at various points… continue reading »

A late but short and to the point review of Daytripper #1

That was interesting. And surprising. And it looks really pretty. I want to read more now.

The Unwritten Vol. 1 review

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know I was a big fan of Mike Carey’s Lucifer. It was a great, epic book with a cast of wonderful characters that managed to create its own identity despite… continue reading »

So much for Human Target

I admit, I was curious about the pilot for Human Target. It’s not like I had great expectations, given the challenges of adapting Peter Milligan’s great books, but hey, I want stuff like this to be good. Maybe you can… continue reading »

Batman: The Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul review

“Worst” is a horribly misused word. Look up any movie on IMDB and you’ll find the user reviews  peppered with comments declaring it the worst ever. There’s an astonishing lack of perspective and context on display, as though people simply… continue reading »

No one cares about Girl Comics

I haven’t paid particularly close attention to the blogosphere over the past few months, but the reaction to Marvel’s Girl Comics has been amusing. The obvious: It’s a pretty good lineup of talent. G. Willow Wilson, Amanda Conner, Carla Speed… continue reading »

Kieron Gillen knows how to sell a comic

Talking about the upcoming S.W.O.R.D. series, he says, “They’re less Men in Black, more Contact/Special Circumstances from Iain M Banks’ The Culture (on a budget).” I’m not sure how much of Marvel’s target demographic know Iain Banks, but it’s good… continue reading »

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