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The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, we’ve got all kinds of new stuff from a slew of different publisher. From Marvel, the new and highly anticipated Black Widow series kicks off. Over at Boom!, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers kicks into action. Finally, Image Comics launches The Discipline.

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 →

Outcast – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Robert Kirkman (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. Robert Kirkman Robert Kirkman is perhaps most well-known for creating the epic zombie horror series, The Walking Dead…but we’ll talk about that one later.  Kirkman started his career in … Read More →

The Wicked + The Divine – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Kieron Gillen (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. Kieron Gillen Kieron Gillen is a particularly fascinating creator in the sense that he always appears as readily vulnerable to his readers.  A man who wears his heart on his … Read More →

Lazarus – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Greg Rucka (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. Greg Rucka Greg Rucka is a man who has been a talented writer from a rather young age.  By the age of ten, Rucka was already winning writing awards … Read More →

Wal-Tor Weekly Review – Descender Volume 1!

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So another Fan Expo has come and gone, leaving many Big B Comics employees feeling rather exhausted.  Unfortunately, that has resulted in the Wal-Tor Weekly Review falling a bit on the back burner these last few weeks and squeaking in reviews on new product whenever we can.  I didn’t get much of a chance to read any new single issues this week for the review, so I decided to try … Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This week on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, we’re really busy with lots of prep for Fan Expo this weekend in Toronto.  I only get to read two comics instead of three, but they’re both super cool and enjoyable.  First up is “Deadpool vs. Thanos” followed by the new Image Comics title, “Plutona”.

Spread – 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Justin Jordan (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. Justin Jordan Justin Jordan is a relative newcomer to the comic industry.  Jordan began breaking into the industry following the success of the release of his Image Comics title, … Read More →

The Strange Talent Of Luther Strode – 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Justin Jordan (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. Justin Jordan Did you know if you google “Justin Jordan” for some info the first thing that comes up is another Justin Jordan who just so happens to be … Read More →

The Wal-Tor Weekly Review

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This weekly on the Wal-Tor Weekly Review, the “DC Comics Bombshells” series kicks off, we take a look at the new Image Comics series “The Beauty”, and the latest issue of “Secret Wars” answers some questions for fans while also presenting a few more.

We Stand On Guard

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When I say the name “Brian K. Vaughan” I’m sure a laundry list of comics come to mind that he’s worked on, such as Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways and a little known indie book called Saga. Perhaps a friend of a friend might have read it. In any event, Brian has added on to his current title work with We Stand On Guard, a new ongoing series from Image Comics … Read More →

Grumpy Old Fan

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I can feel it. I’m turning into one – a “Grumpy Old Fan”. I’m saying things like, “That’s not MY Superman!” and “What are Marvel and DC doing?” I look at upcoming solicitations and come up with fewer and fewer titles to add to my Pull List. Characters that I used to admire and adore don’t relate to me anymore. This is it. I’m getting old. The world has moved … Read More →

East Of West The Apocalypse: Year One Hardcover

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If you’ve ever been in the Big B Comics Hamilton location for more than thirty seconds, you’ll have likely heard me talk about the comic series “East Of West” at least ten times in that time span.  Never have I read a more compelling plot, with rich characters and brilliant world building as I have with East Of West.  In my mind, it’s hands down one of the best current … Read More →