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Grown Man Reads Kids Comics: Free Comic Book Day Edition!

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Free Comic Book Day 2016 has come and gone, serving as a pretty exciting time for us comic book readers. For those that don’t know Free Comic Book Day is an annual event in which comic book stores all across North America give away free comics to everyone who comes out. This event always takes place on the first Saturday of May (May 7th this year) and as usual Big … Read More →

10 Issues In: Batman Beyond

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Has it really been 2 months since my last post? Yikes. I’d totally be fired if the folks at Big B Comics weren’t so awesome. Anyways, they keep giving me a platform so I’m going to continue talking out of turn, even when you whine and groan (yes I know you’re doing it right now!). As usual this post will contain some minor spoilers (we are, after all, going through … Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review we take a look at The Worst X-Man Ever, Daredevil teaming up with the old Captain America, and another exciting chapter of “The Darkseid War” in Justice League.

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, we take a look at two of the biggest comics coming out of DC and Marvel this week. On the DC side of things we take a look at Batman #49, a pivotal chapter in the fan favourite series. From Marvel we take a look at the best Avengers book on the market in All-New, All-Different Avengers. Batman #49 Mister Bloom’s grasp on Gotham … Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, we’ve got a sampling from your three biggest comic publishers.  We take a peek at the dramatic conclusion of Secret Wars from Marvel Comics, the new adventures of the Green Lantern Corps in Green Lantern Corps: Edge Of Oblivion from DC, and a surprisingly human tale in The Violent from Image Comics.   Secret Wars #9 It all comes down to this, as … Read More →

10 Issues In: Batman and Robin Eternal

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Hey folks, I realize this is a little late seeing as though issue #13 just came out as of this writing but the holidays have been happening. So without further ado let’s look at the first ten issues of Batman and Robin Eternal…wait! There will be some minor spoilers here not only regarding this series but series that the lead characters feature in as well like Batman, Grayson, and Batman … Read More →

Batman/TMNT #1

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I’d like to start off this post by apologizing for my lack of content recently but alas life is constantly changing and with that comes the realization that I must change with it. I’m not getting at a point where I stop reading comics, au contraire, these stories and this community is one of my constant highlights so afraid to say I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. Let’s just hope … Read More →

Watchmen – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Alan Moore (Part 2)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work.  Well here it is, the “grand finale” of this weekly challenge.  The 52nd writer, the 104th post, and I most certainly saved the best for last.  My girlfriend is … Read More →

Superman Earth One – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: J. Michael Straczynski (Part 1)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. J. Michael Straczynski J. Michael Stracyznski has essentially done it all in the world of writing, helping to create television shows, movies, and comics.  Straczynski has been writing comics … Read More →

Green Lantern/Green Arrow – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Denny O’Neil (Part 1)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Denny O’Neil Denny O’Neil began his career in comics thanks to some spare time on a Tuesday afternoon.  When comics legend Roy Thomas jumped over to Marvel Comics, he … Read More →

I, Vampire – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Joshua Fialkov (Part 1)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Joshua Hale Fialkov Joshua Hale Fialkov is a writer who I wouldn’t refer to as a “big name” and I mean that in the kindest way possible.  He’s a … Read More →

Blackest Night – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Geoff Johns (Part 2)

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week.  Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Geoff Johns Geoff Johns is largely regarded for his resurrection of the Green Lantern Corps in the mid-2000’s under the DC Comics banner.  Hal Jordan became a homicidal maniac … Read More →

Flash Rebirth – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Geoff Johns (Part 1)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week.  Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Truth be told, this challenge is leaving me exhausted.  I have 22 more graphic novels to read before the end of this challenge after we’re done with this week’s … Read More →

The Long Hallowe’en – 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Jeph Loeb (Part 1)

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52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week.  Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Jeph Loeb It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be to write an intro paragraph for Jeph Loeb.  There isn’t much to say that even infrequent readers … Read More →