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Star Wars Ramblings (Episode 7 and Beyond!)

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It’s been roughly three months since The Force Awakens opened in theaters. There’s a good chance you saw it more than once (alas here’s your spoiler warning just in case), and rightfully so. The team that worked on it did a stellar job. However there’s a weird Twilight Zone-type universe where I worked on it, and here’s what I would do differently, and how the story would progress beyond Episode … 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, I knock it down to a quick look at two Marvel comics in Deadpool & The Mercs For Money and Doctor Strange.   Deadpool & The Mercs For Money #1 For Deadpool, it has always been about the money.  It should come as no surprise that money is the motivating factor behind Deadpool hiring a group of fellow money-loving mercenaries for a mission from a secret … Read More →

Money For Nothin’

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I’ve seen the future…and it’s expensive. There was internet rage recently surrounding a topic that I was actually getting a little burned up about myself; that of comic creators charging for autographs at conventions.  I have to say, regardless of how any of us feel about it, this is going to be the future. I will apologize upfront right now, because I will be calling out some creators in this … 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 →

The Amazing Spider-Man – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: J. Michael Strazynski (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. J. Michael Straczynski In 2001, J. Michael Straczynski received a major break in the comic book world when he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics.  His first, and … 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 →

The Life After – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Joshua Hale Fialkov (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. Joshua Hale Fialkov Joshua Hale Fialkov began working on a webseries titled “The Bunker” back in late 2013 with artist Joe Infurnari which was well received enough to get … 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 →

Guardians Of The Galaxy – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Dan Abnett (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. Dan Abnett Dan Abnett and longtime co-writer, Andy Lanning, were key figureheads for revitalizing the cosmic Marvel line of comics back in the mid-2000s.  Signing an exclusive contract in … Read More →

Wild’s End – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge – Dan Abnett (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. Dan Abnett Dan Abnett is yet another wildly imaginative comic writer from the UK, finding success with the title 2000 AD, which resulted in a plethora of doors being … Read More →

Resurrectionists – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Fred Van Lente (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. Fred Van Lente Fred Van Lente, along with artist Ryan Dunlavey, co-founded Evil Twin Comics, producing their non-fiction comics and Van Lente’s most notable work, Action Philosophers.  This is … Read More →