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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 →

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 →

10 Issues In: Grayson

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It’s finally come! DC Comics’ Grayson by Tim Seeley, Tom King (writers) and Mikel Janin (artist) has hit ten issues so I’m able to do another write-up on this great series. I basically look for any reason to talk about this series since, outside of the flagship Batman title, this has become my favourite series DC is pumping out. As always this article may contain some spoilers, specifically in regards … Read More →

10 Issues In: The New Suicide Squad

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Well it’s been a while but I finally hit a series’ tenth issue. I originally decided to do these segments at ten issues since at that point enough issues have passed to fully judge a book fairly.  However, looking back at my previous articles I see that in most cases I gush over the book since usually, if it’s not up to snuff, I’ve dropped it well before issue #10 … Read More →

Justice League of America #1

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A lot has been made about the new “DC YOU” brand, replacing the New 52. DC Comics are still building series out of that New 52 universe but they claim to not be following any kind of continuity between books which was a hardline for their New 52 initiative. That much is clear within the opening pages of Justice League of America #1 by writer/artist Bryan Hitch. The opening shows … Read More →

Live From NFCC: Drawing with Albuquerque and Eaglesham

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Rafael began talking about breaking into the industry doing work for an Egyptian comic book publisher which lead to work at BOOM! Doing several things including concept art for 2 Guns which has since become a major motion picture and interiors for many books. From there he moved to DC and did work on Blue Beetle than Superman/Batman before moving on to American Vampire which suited him perfectly. Read More →

Live From NFCC: Manapul, Hester and Paquette Talk Copyrights, DC Comics and Much (Alan) Moore!

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The panel opened with only Francis ready to go so he started on how he broke into the industry. He said he’d make copies of his work and take it to all the cons and would show everybody who would look in hopes someone would give him work he went into detail about his very specific sample shots he’d use which showed real people, action shots and told a story. Read More →

Live From NFCC: Creating Comics With Your Friends Starring Conner, Palmiotti and Cooke

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What do Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Darwyn Cooke have in common? They’re all comic creators, they all do a lot of work for DC Comics, they also shared a panel at Niagara Falls Comic Con! The husband and wife team of Palmiotti and Conner (current writers of Harley Quinn) popularity is at an all time high and Cooke has won multiple awards for his work on the comic adaptation of the Parker novels among other things. They’re also great friends and their panel was a lot of fun to listen to! Read More →

Live From NFCC: Meet The Finches

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Upon introduction at their panel the moderator credited them as creator of Bucky O’Hare which I remember from the NES, which would pre-date both David and Meredith’s careers in comics. It’s at this point we learned our first lesson, don’t trust everything we read on Wikipedia. The talk then turned to Wonder Woman. Meredith talked about their upcoming plans for the second arc of their run which included the Gods from Brian Azzarello’s run showing up. Read More →