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reviewed Green Lantern (2011 movie). June 19, 2011
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Green Lantern (2011)
With all the follow-up successes (if mixed) Marvel had achieved with their comic book adaptations, of course DC would do well to try and follow up with the groundbreaking success of “Batman Begins” …
Thor Wolves of the North (one-shot comic)
Remember in the early days of Thor comics when “Tales of Asgard” meant an outing of fantasy based on Norse mythology and storybooks? Well, they all kept true to their target audience which …
reviewed Avengers Prime. June 12, 2011
Avengers Prime
After the events of the “Siege”, which showcased the attack of the madman Norman Osborn with his force of “Dark Avengers” and H.A.M.M.E.R. upon Asgard, home of the Norse gods …
reviewed X-Men: First Class (2011 movie). June 04, 2011
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X-Men: First Class
When I first heard of the coming “X-Men: First Class” film, I will have to admit that I feared for the worst. The first three movies of the X-Men franchise have been a mixed bag for me; while …
Action Comics 454: Superman's Energy Crisis
Every now and then I go through my collection to see some issues that just make me dumbfounded as to why I would own such an issue. I know that I began as a DC nut when I was a kid in the 70’s until …
Caligula (2011 Comic Book)
Let’s get one thing straight; once you see the title on this new comic series by horror writer David Lapham with art by German Nobile you should know right away that “Caligula” is not …
Daredevil: Reborn
Successively, Brian Michael Bendis and Ed Brubaker’s run in “Daredevil” were two of the most epic and definitely one of the best storylines I’ve read that got into the mythos of …
Cowboys and Aliens (Graphic Novel, 2006)
I know there has been a lot of ‘hype’ surrounding the upcoming film “Cowboys and Aliens” so I figured perhaps it is time for me to review the actual graphic novel written by Fred …
reviewed All-Star Superman (2011 film). February 27, 2011
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All-Star Superman
I have always expressed some dissatisfaction whenever Bruce Timm produces (in this case, co-produces with Alan Burnett) an animated film adapted from a comic book story. I had mixed feelings with “Batman: …
reviewed POPEYE: Issue # 21 (1941). February 07, 2011
POPEYE: Issue # 21(1969)
A few weeks ago, I was going through my garage and I’ve decided to look into some boxes of old comic books I kept on the shelf. I found a box labeled “Dell Comics” (or otherwise known …
METABARONS # 1: Othon & Honorata
Every now and then I would pick up something different when I go to the comic book store and with the recommendation of one of the employees who worked in the comic book shop I frequent, I came across …
Collecting Comic Books and Graphic Novels
   We have all heard or read the stories in newspapers, Action Comics # 1 sold for $ 3 million dollars, a severely damaged Marvel Comics #1 selling for a sweet $ 18,000 (mint condition …
Jonah Hex: No Way Back
After the utterly disappointing film “Jonah Hex”, I decided to see what else was cooking with DC’s favorite gun-slinger. I picked up JONAH HEX: NO WAY BACK for one reason; the return …
reviewed Scarlet, Issue # 1. August 12, 2010
Scarlet, Issue #1
Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, the duo who brought “Daredevil” to new heights a couple of years ago and who are also responsible for the mini-series “Spider-Woman”; now …
SPIDER-WOMAN
Following the events of New Avengers and the Secret Invasion, among the heroes who made a return to the pages of comic pages are Mockingbird and the real Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman. This …
Batman vs. Predator
With the upcoming Robert Rodriguez-produced movie “Predators”, I wanted to find to a way to remind folks about this monster that made its debut in an Arnold Schwarzenegger film. I thought …
reviewed IDENTITY CRISIS. May 25, 2010
IDENTITY CRISIS
   Back in 2004, DC Comics came out with a 7-issue mini-series that they promoted as the “comic event of the year”. I know from experience that claims of this kind often …
reviewed The Walking Dead. May 17, 2010
Book one of the Walking Dead
I’ve often stated that I was weary of all the “zomedies” that have come out in the movies (though some of them were good) and that I wanted more of a real zombie related storytelling …
reviewed SIEGE. May 14, 2010
SIEGE
   “Secret Invasion” had an awesome and lasting effect in the pages of the Marvel universe. S.H.I.E.L.D. went under and was replaced by H.A.M.M.E.R. a new organization headed by …
Batman: The Last Arkham
Those who have read about the recent events in Batman (# 697) would know that the identity of the Black Mask have indeed been revealed as Jeremiah Arkham. So the question is: did DC really set the groundwork …
RUNAWAYS: Pride and Joy
What if your parents weren’t exactly the way you thought they really were? What if there was a deep dark secret that can just sever all bonds between children and their parents? When we were teens, …
The AVENGERS: Under Siege
All real comic book fans know that Marvel’s “The Mighty Avengers” is the embodiment of teamwork and that they are Marvel’s answer to DC’s “Justice League”. Truth …
The Immortal Iron Fist: The Last Iron Fist Story
   Iron Fist is a Marvel comics character created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane that debuted in Marvel Premiere. He also went on to have his own comic book series in the 70’s, appeared in …
reviewed Comic Book "SPLASH" Pages. April 05, 2010
Comic Book
   Comic Book Art and comic panels. Such a thing is continuously evolving. It never stops and the manner that they change just reflects the tastes of its real fans. From small panels of illustrations …
reviewed Punisher: War Zone. March 18, 2009
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punisher war zone poster
Let's get one thing straight; Marvel Knight's comic series "The Punisher" isn't exactly a grand piece of comic book ingenuity. The comic was gritty, brutal, violent and full of blood and gore. Upon seeing …
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