I tried to keep my “live” viewing of panels focused on comic books, but there are loads of panels that focus on comic book adjacent projects in TV, movies, and animation. A huge advantage to ComicCon@Home is that I was … Continue reading →
The inaugural ComicCon@Home 2020 is complete! 8 panels today for a total of 41 panels pretty much all focused on comic books, comic book history, and the craft of making comics. Pretty darned good for a convention that according to … Continue reading →
Saturday of ComicCon@Home is complete. Another 11 panels today to bring my 3-day total to 33! I have blown away my previous 4-day total of “panels viewed” and I have another day to go PLUS extra Hollywood panels! As I … Continue reading →
Friday of ComicCon@Home is complete! I did better today than yesterday… 11 panels (same as yesterday) but today I really enjoyed all 11 of them, whereas a couple yesterday were kind of duds for me. That’s 22 panels in 2 … Continue reading →
Thursday of ComicCon@Home is complete! I saw even more panels (11 today!!) than I typically get to see at ComicCon live since I could watch all of the panels I was interested in that were showing at the same time. … Continue reading →
I have written about my favorite convention before, Comic Con International: San Diego, affectionately called San Diego Comic-Con or simply SDCC. People will often say “There are no comics at Comic-Con” and I always tell them they are wrong. Comics … Continue reading →
There has been a tremendous amount of speculation lately about what’s going to happen with new comics being put on hold indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Comic Shops have not only been shutting their doors because of local “shelter … Continue reading →
People removing the outer cover from a treasury edition sized DC “Famous First Edition” reprint and trying to sell it to unwitting people was something that went around quite a long time ago and maybe it never went away. I … Continue reading →
…and how I ended up getting a Green Arrow sketch from him at WonderCon 2019. I was not planning to get a sketch from Neal this past weekend, though I have admired his art since I was a teenager, but … Continue reading →
Blowing up on the internet today… Turns out that Publisher La Prensa in Mexico published 45 unique/new Spider-Man comics in the 1970s that ignored Gwen Stacy’s death and documented a parallel Spider-Verse where Gwen not only lived, but she & … Continue reading →
Most people who have any interest in comic-related movies and productions are aware that the new AT&T owned Warner Bros has asked Zack Snyder to produce his version of the Justice League movie which was released originally in 2017. The film was finished by Josh Wheaton after Zack Snyder left the film because of the death of his daughter. Apparently,…
As you probably already know Ben Affleck is again back as Batman and attached to the new Zack Snyder release of Justice League at HBO Max, the recently launched streaming service from AT&T and Warner Bros. We know that the release of the Snyder cut of the movie may involve new voice over for many members of the crew in…
WB sent over the official information, box art and trailer for Superman: Man of Tomorrow the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE), the feature-length animated film will be released on Digital starting August 23, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack &…
In these times of reflection of what’s really important in everyday life, the Corvid-19 virus has brought us as a society a moment to take account of our lives and what we offer each other in comfort in these troubling times. While we practice social distancing and self-quarantine we must encourage each other to stay the course and protect ourselves…
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took…
Disney announced that Disney Plus had signed up over 10 million users, making the claim one day after launching early on Nov. 12. 10 million-plus number for Disney Plus is ahead of Wall Street’s expectations, the service carries a seven-day free trial — and a certain portion of those who have signed up won’t convert to paying subscribers of the…
Mature Content: HARLEY QUINN is kicking butt and demanding respect! Watch the new animated Original series, HARLEY QUINN. It premieres November 29, only on DC Universe. JOIN NOW: https://yourdcu.com/hqtrailerrb Harley Quinn fans the series is finally here with hard-hitting humorous adult action and all the gang including Batman and the Joker and the friends and enemies of Harley. Harley has…
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has announced the release date of New Line Cinema’s Black Adam as December 22, 2021, alongside concept art of himself as the DC character by Jim Lee and Boss Logic. View on Instagram therock The Man in Black ⚡️ Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s…
The saga will end. The story lives forever. The culmination of 42 years of storytelling, watch the final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker gets released December 20, 2019 directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard…
Disney announces that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will now be in charge creatively of TV, comics, movies and all things Marvel. (Source: Deadline) Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will also have the title “Chief Creative Officer” with Marvel and will continue to oversee the MCU, with the new responsibilities including the creative direction of Marvel TV and publishing (comics).…
Brandon Routh’s is returning to the role of Superman in the CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. The crossover series kicks off on Sunday, December 8 on Supergirl, runs through a Monday episode of Batwoman and that Tuesday’s episode of The Flash. That will be the midseason cliffhanger, as the shows go on hiatus for the holidays and return on January…
Sony Pictures announced on Friday that Spider-Man would stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige coproducing the third “Spider-Man” movie in the MCU. I must say I am not surprised by the dramatic reversal for Sony and Disney, which had previously failed to reach a deal over the character’s future in the MCU. There is…
James Gunn is looking to start production for The Suicide Squad in Atlanta in September 2019. We now know the projected cast from IMDb and some of the characters we will see in the movie. While James Gunn is writing and directing the film he has the help of John Ostrander, who created the modern version of the Suicide Squad…
An official trailer for HBO’s Watchmen series has arrived ahead of the show’s October debut. Watchmen is based on the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC The clip delves further into the show’s actual plot and establishes the identities of several key characters. Check it out: :
Finally, the end of Doomsday Clock is close. For all the frustration of readers, it is a great series. But some of the anticipations of the story was lost in the lengthy production of the comics. Some people just don’t care anymore about the third or fourth issue. Be that as it may, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Doomsday Clock…
The recent Amazon Wildfire and the policies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made me think very deeply. And as I am a big film fanatic, I found the recent events resembling or making a way for the wasteland and war-torn […]
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Remember, when legendary Stan Lee created an Indian superhero called Chakra The Invincible? It was co-created by Graphic India CEO, Sharad Devaranjan. Chakra The Invincible debuted in the year 2011, and to many fans, it was a hope that someday […]
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It’s been almost two months since one of the most memorable Magnus opuses in the history of television shows finally came to an end. I don’t want to praise or criticize the last season of Game of Thrones since it […]
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Introduction:- The Verdict State vs Nanavati, After Rustom, some other remake of 1959 sensational crime case. Alt Balaji’s The Verdict State vs Nanavati has all the components of a criminal offence mystery already considering its miles and variation of one […]
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July 14 1911, Sadjino got himself a ticket for a free trail ride on a new train of the railway company Zanetti. All the passengers are excited as they were the first ones to ride on that train. They were […]
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#Batman is the most number of Comic Book Appearances Batman has the most number of comic book appearances with the number going up to 14358. Yes… The Cape Crusader is one of the most loved superheroes of all time and […]
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Avengers: Endgame is getting another release and will hit theatres on 28th June. It is a no-brainer that it is just a strategy to take over Avatar’s position in the list of top grossing movies of all time. And why […]
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Avengers: Endgame, (despite confusing few people) gave us a movie that will remain as a milestone for years to come – A dream of seeing the biggest superhero assembly taking over Marvel’s (arguably) best villain came true! However, there were […]
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This was certainly a no-brainer, and I was never as much impressed by any Marvel Cinematic Universe villain as the Mad Titan. Thankfully, MTV Movie and TV Awards agree with that too! The iconic Marvel villain won the “Best Villain” […]
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Warner Bros. presented the latest look at the Birds of Prey movie at the CineEurope. Have a look. One of the upcoming movies of DC – Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is already getting […]
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Airborne Phil Bova and Myron Rumsey take a trip back to 2005 in episode 172 of The Podcast of Oa. The emerald duo revisit the dawn of the Geoff Johns era with a retro review of Green Lantern #1 and Phil launches a new segment throwing a spotlight on different members of the Green Lantern […]
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DC Comics has released its solicitations for comics being published in October of 2020. Interesting items this month include the previously announced Halloween anthology featuring a team-up between Hal Jordan and Etrigan. This month also marks the final issue of the Jessica Cruz led Justice League Odyssey series. THE GREEN LANTERN SEASON TWO #8 written […]
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There hasn’t been much information released about the just released hardcover, Green Lantern: 80 Years of the Emerald Knight. The book is available now, and can be ordered from Amazon for $29.99, but the question many fans have is whether this book is worth getting if you already own the Green Lantern: A Celebration of […]
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DC Comics has released some early information about two Halloween anthologies in advance of their October solicitations and one of them includes the odd pairing of Hal Jordan and Etrigan. DC: The Doomed and the Damned #1 is the title of the eighty page one-shot. The cover price is $9.99 and the release date is […]
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“That nose I’m about to break? That’s yours.” This week sees the release of The Green Lantern: Season Two #5 and a return to better form compared to the last issue. The main plot to the second season is firmly in the spotlight, perhaps in part due to the planned shortening of the season to […]
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Green Lantern 80th Anniversary Super Spectacular To go along with the Green Lantern 80th Anniversary Super Spectacular 100 Page Special issue that released this week, Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova have a very special episode of The Podcast of Oa. In this episode, the pair provide a review of each of the ten stories in the […]
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The Four Corpsmen. Forever. After months of anticipation the waiting is finally over now that the Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular is here. We’ve seen all the variant covers and been teased with some of the pages, but now it’s here for us to all enjoy. With ten new short stories and some […]
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Ho Ho Ho, Golden Giant In episode 169 of The Podcast of Oa Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova are joined by Mitch Laing of The Mitch Laing Band for this week’s “YOU are the Corps!” segment. Mitch talks about his love of Swamp Thing and DC Comics, including how his fandom intersects with his music […]
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“Just call me the Hustler” Seeing Hal Jordan and Barry Allen together is my favorite team-up in all of comics, so I’ve been admittedly a little anxious to see the two partner together again in the pages of this week’s The Green Lantern: Season Two #4. This issue is another “one and done” adventure but […]
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Most Green Lantern fans remember 2011’s Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game, but many don’t know that this wasn’t the first time Green Lantern was the subject of a solo video game. For those who want to know more about the abandoned 1990s Green Lantern game, there’s a new book coming out that […]
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Diamonds Aren’t Forever Join Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova as they talk about DC Comics split from Diamond Comic Distributors in episode 168 of The Podcast of Oa. Myron also shares news of a book he contributed to about unpublished video games that includes a section on the 1990’s unreleased Green Lantern video game. The […]
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DC Comics has released their solicitation information for books being published in September of 2020. Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp seem to be channeling Hal Jordan’s turn as the Spectre to some degree, at least visually, in this month’s Green Lantern book. It also looks like Alan Scott might be getting some page time in […]
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Longtime comics writer Dennis “Denny” O’Neil passed away on June 11, 2020 at the age of 81. Denny was born on May 3, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri , began his career writing for newspapers after graduating from college and serving in the Navy. After working at Marvel O’Neil made his way to DC Comics […]
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DC Comics has released information on a trio of 48-page prestige format books releasing in September as part of their “Dark Nights: Death Metal” event. The third book, Dark Nights: Death Metal: Multiverse’s End, features Guy Gardner among a rag-tag team trying to prevent the end of the multiverse. Below is the official solicitation for […]
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Daniel is the Corps! The Podcast of Oa episode 167 is here after a week away, and with this installment co-hosts Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova have a conversation with fellow Green Lantern fan Daniel Tenney. Daniel runs a Green Lantern book club on the Blog of Oa Facebook group and this episode he shares […]
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2006 – 2020 This is the third part of a three-part series looking at Green Lantern’s use in music. Check here for the first part and here for the second part if you’d like to see how we arrived at our conclusion. When we left off in the timeline, Green Lantern as a comics property […]
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DC Comics recently released the final covers for the June 23rd release of the Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular, and now they’ve followed that up with some preview pages and summaries for four of the stories included in the Prestige format book. These four stories will be joined by other creative teams including Peter […]
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The Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular was originally slated for a May release, but with everyone going on with the publication of comics it’s been rescheduled for June 23rd. The $9.99 collection will be written and illustrated by a murderer’s row of DC talent. As with other recent anniversary issues, DC will release […]
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DC Comics has provided another glimpse of what fans can expect from Green Lantern: Earth One Volume 2 when it arrives on August 11th along with brief character descriptions. In this 21st Century reimagining of the Green Lantern mythos, the creative team of Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman are not only continuing the adventures of […]
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Apokolips War and GL80 Episode 166 is a giant-sized helping of Green Lantern conversation for this week’s installment of The Podcast of Oa. Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova talk about the Snyder Cut rumors and the debut episode of Stargirl before diving into a conversation about the recent DC animated film, Justice League Dark: Apokolips […]
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2000 – 2005 In the first part of this series I showcased several songs and most either name-dropped Green Lantern with a couple of exceptions. As we enter the 21st Century you can see the impact of the rise of superheroes in pop culture pretty clearly. Not only are there more songs in a shorter […]
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DC Comics have released their solicitations for books being published in August of 2020. Additional items include Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1 whose solicitation includes the mention of Batman having a Black Lantern ring. Two hardcover collections are of particular interest – one being a Grant Morrison Omnibus of this JLA run. The other […]
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Simon Says Simon Baz gets the spotlight for episode 165 of The Podcast of Oa. Co-hosts Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova discuss Green Lantern #0, the debut of Earth’s 5th Green Lantern, and share their opinions about the character and how his character has been received since the issue was released in 2012. Phil and […]
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A look at the year that was 2019, and a look forward to the year we want 2020 to be. As I sit here writing this out it's about 12:30 in the morning. I'm sitting among family watching an episode of Great British Bake Off with my partners and thinking about the last year at
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Attention all you ghouls, goblins, aspiring super-heroes and fanciful woodland creatures! The nights are long, the air's extra chilly and it's time once again for Halloween Comic Fest 2018! What is Halloween Comic Fest? Halloween Comic Fest is really pretty simple. We like comics. You like comics. And from 12:00PM til 7:00 PM Saturday October
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Aka the best most fantastic day to visit your friendly local comic shop (and it's our birthday)! Join Phoenix Comics and Games as we celebrate not only the greatest national comic holiday of all time, but also our birthday! Funny how those two things coincide, right? Free Comic Book Day is a national celebration across the comic book industry. On Saturday, May 4th, shops across the nation open their doors to visitors
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Emerald City Comic Con is coming up fast! Here's a quick rundown of all the extra stuff we've got going here at Phoenix during the week of the con! Wednesday, March 13th - Oni Press Signing Double-Header We're teaming up with the fine folks at Oni Press to showcase not one, but two amazing creators
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We're getting ready to close the books on 2018, but before we do, we wanted to share a few pieces of info that y'all may find useful! New Year's Eve / Day Store Hours New Year's Eve - 11 AM - 9 PM New Year's Day - Closed! Wednesday, January 2 - 11 AM -
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We hope you had a peaceful and enjoyable day of rest yesterday. Heck, we hope you have a lovely and wonderful 4-day weekend! If, during said weekend you decide to stop by the store, here's what we've got planned this weekend. Black Friday Hours of Operation This year we plan to stick to regular hours
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Wow has it really been five years? Yes it has! Come join us on the first Saturday in May as your friendly local comic shop opens its doors and sets out a spread of free comic opulence. That's right, it's time for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, and this Saturday, May 5th is that day! So bring yourself,
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Emerald City Comic Con. A weekend of events, comics and fun! As much as the con has to offer, people always want more, and just like last year, we've got you covered! We've got a mix of creator signings and after parties all scheduled after those busy exhibit halls close. Best of all there's no
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Hey folks. Nick here with an open letter to Capitol Hill community. In the wake of the closure of Zanadu comics in downtown, and the closure of our two-doors-down neighbor the Europub, we have had a number of people inquire about how the store was doing. Some of them are worried we'll shut down, others
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On February 14, 2018, Dark Horse will release The Secret Loves of Geeks, the follow up to last year's hit anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, edited by Hope Nicholson. The upcoming anthology features comic and prose stories from writers, cartoonists, and professional geeks of all gender identities and sexual orientations about their most intimate, heartbreaking,
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment are taking their first-ever venture into interactive storytelling with an adaptation of the landmark Batman: Death in the Family.
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Warner Bros is getting in on the virtual convention action with DC FanDome, a “free virtual fan experience where no badge is required.”
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As a fan of storytelling, I thought about my preference for the comics medium as well as why certain movies resonate with me more than others.
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From June to August, Dorkaholics Is bringing onboard a group of summer interns to help us share the most inspiring stories in pop culture.
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After years of demand marked by #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, fans will finally receive the Justice League film that we’ve expected from Zack Snyder.
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Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch who are no strangers to the Arrowverse, will be leading their own show, Superman and Lois, in 2021.
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With the launch of HBO Max this week, it’s an appropriate time to speculate on how the new streaming service will be received by consumers.
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Issue #453: Jeremy Whitley’s School for Extraterrestrial Girls Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! On this week’s edition of the Talking Comics podcast, Sarah takes control of the con while embarking with Bob, Aaron, Joey, and Jeremy Whitley on a wild ride through comic books and beyond! Along their journey, Jeremy engages in an […]
Writer: Ryan Parrott Artist: Dan Mora Colors: Raul Angulo Letters: Ed Dukeshire For well over 25 years now the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have been a staple of our pop culture. First premiering in 1993 the show became an instant hit, which wasn’t a surprise with its colorful heroes, giant monsters, larger than life robots (sorry, zords) […]
Skottie Young writer Jorge Corona, art Jean-Francois Beaulieu, colors Nate Peikos of Blambot, letters Recap Middlewest, going back to issue one, is about a boy and his father. The father is self-absorbed, cruel, and angry. Abel runs away after one of his father’s fits of rage. Ultimately, Abel is running to find a different way […]
Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jorge Jimenez Colors: Tomeu Morey Letters: Clayton Cowles Gotham City has once again had a hostile takeover, only this time the citizens are clueless to it. Bruce Wayne has lost his families company and fortune as charges of embezzlement and misappropriating funds spreads across the Gotham airwaves. Rather than deal […]
Writing by: Alyssa Wong Art by: Marika Cresta Color by: Rachelle Rosenberg Letters by: Joe Caramanga The new series starring welcome-addition-to-the-Star Wars-universe Doctor Aphra continues to provide intriguing adventure and a glance into the fraught relationships inside the halls of academia. It’s an enjoyable read for serious and casual Star Wars fans alike. Issue #2, […]
Issue #452: Who Does Number Two Work For? Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! On this week’s edition of the Talking Comics podcast, Bob grabs hold of the con, with Aaron, Carolyn, and Sarah along for the wild ride. After the stormy weather rolls in for some Lightning Rounds, the group gets historical while […]
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen may be the most important comic ever created. Not greatest or most beloved but rather important. I doubt this was the intent of the original comic nor on the forefront of these two now iconic creators when they set about creating this alternate earth super hero criminal mystery. I know it […]
Willow #1 Written by Mariko Tamaki Illustrated by Natacha Bustos Colored by Eleonora Bruni Lettered by Jodi Wynne Reviewed by KrisK Willow, in my humble opinion, stands over the cast of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer as the best character in the series. Not only for her huge influence and impact as an LGBT character in […]
Writer: Jason Aaron Art: Javier Garron Colors: Jason Keith Letters: Cory Petit The Age of Khonshu continues in Avengers #34 as Moon Knight follows the bidding of his god in the hopes of preparing to fight against an unspoken terrible evil. The story is presented as a fairly straightforward affair, but when we’re dealing with […]
Story: Al Ewing & Dan Slott Script: Al Ewing Artist: Valerio Schiti Colors: Marte Gracia Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna For millennia the Kree and the Skrull have been at war; a war that dates back to their first meeting and a contest that pitted the Kree against the plant beings known as the Cotati over […]
COPRA #6 release date: June 3, 2020 (original release date: April 1, 2020) Order Code: FEB200172 comiXology “HEADS OF OCHIZON… ANNIHILATE” “The Ochizon Saga” is upon us — the showdown that has been forever hanging over our crew is finally here. Included in this double-length issue, the world of COPRA expands with the bonus, out-of-print […]
COPRA #5 release date: February 5, 2020 Order Code: DEC190160 comiXology “TENDER LIVING” This prelude to “THE OCHIZON SAGA” pits our crew against a destructive quartet of villain-husks who help usher in a cruel dynasty of cosmic proportions. How do you even fight that with a fist, a gun, or malfunctioning armor? End times aren’t […]
COPRA #4 release date: January 1, 2020 Order Code: AUG199059 comiXology “EXPLAIN THE EXPLAIN” As the COPRA leader negotiates her life with a disgruntled agent, the team itself maps out their most important mission to date: save the planet from total annihilation. Plus: a major secret origin revealed. This calm before the storm has been […]
COPRA #3 release date: December 4, 2019 Order Code: OCT190189 comiXology “TICKING TEETH” In this final showdown between COPRA and their cybernetic opponents, it’s out with the old, fallen comrades, and in with the new recruit. Will our team’s past nightmares come back to haunt them? And why does a desperate government cult care? You […]
COPRA #2 release date: November 6, 2019 Order Code: SEP190175comiXology “ESCAPE FROM A.R.M.”The COPRA epic continues! With one half of the crew stranded beyond reach and the other half trying to survive the nightmare trap they woke up in, who’s gonna welcome our new cast member? First appearance, check. Best jumping-on point ever, check. Rising body count […]
COPRA #1 release date: October 2, 2019 “End of Complications”Super stoked to get back to COPRA. I made this first Image issue a 40 page, full-color bonanza that picks up moments after the last issue left off… and it’s still a great introductory story for brand new readers. Cover Process Speaking of the original series, those […]
Print either one of these up, fill them out, and give it to your local comic book shop so they can order any of the COPRA books you’ve missed. If anything,. tell them to look in the Image Comics section of the ordering catalogue! They’re also available on Amazon, Target, and digitally via comiXology.
The old saying goes that “you’re either on something, or you’re onto something” — and it seems as if Minneapolis cartoonist Peter Faecke might just be onto something with these “flip-book” split releases that he’s been doing, so after sharing the workload and cover space with A. T. Pratt for last year’s Wacky Western Double Digest, … Continue reading Double Your Reading Pleasure With “Detective! Double Digest”
One of the more straightforward of Portland-based cartoonist Sean Christensen’s self-published minis — to say nothing of it also being perhaps the longest, clocking it at a whopping 60 pages — 2017’s Dress Rehearsal is both a figure study and a motion study, but is nevertheless an interpretative and fairly abstract formalist work on its own merits. … Continue reading Two From Sean Christensen : “Dress Rehearsal”
Consistently one of the more interesting artists working in the small press and self-publishing milieu, Portland’s Sean Christensen never fails to surprise and enthrall with his cartooning, and the latest of his works that I’ve managed to get my hands on (although I believe he actually self-published it last year), Questions Of Molten Motion, may … Continue reading Two From Sean Christensen : “Questions Of Molten Motion”
To address the elephant in the room right at the outset, yes — Josh Pettinger and Evan Salazar’s new eight-page mini, Wimp Digest, is a “gimmick” comic, the stunt in question being that Salazar is writing and drawing a mildly embarrassing anecdote about Pettinger’s childhood, and Pettinger is writing and drawing a mildly embarrassing anecdote about … Continue reading A Pretty Strong “Wimp Digest”
There’s truth in packaging, and then there’s this : Oakland-based cartoonist Mara Ramirez’s recently-released debut graphic novel, MOAB — which comes our way courtesy of Freak Comics — is formatted to look like a sketchbook/diary with a lush moleskine cover because, well, it is a sketchbook/diary with a lush moleskine cover, it’s just that it happens to … Continue reading On The Road To Ruin And Revelation : Mara Ramirez’s “MOAB”
After spending the last couple of years mainly re-visiting old material (as opposed to merely re-printing it, given that he’s made changes ranging from the significant to the less so to pretty much all his earlier comics in their new iterations), it’s nice to see that Minneapolis cartoonist David Tea is back to producing original … Continue reading The “Broken Pieces” Of David Tea’s Consciousness Coalesce in “Five Perennial Virtues” #11
Originally self-published at the tail end of 2018 but only making it into this critic’s hands now, Brooklyn-based artist George Horner’s Incoherents 2 is as curious an item as its predecessor, and while it plays by the same rules, the end results are a unique experience unto themselves. But hey — that’s only half the story. … Continue reading More Of The Same, But Totally Different : George Horner’s “Incoherents 2/UBU”
I trust I’m not going out on a limb when I assert that we’re living in absurd times — the evidence is, quite literally, both constant and everywhere. What’s easy to forget in the midst of it all, though, is that absurdity needn’t necessarily have tragic consequences, as is the case all too often now … Continue reading Howling At The Moon With Brandon Lehmann’s “The Werewolf Expert”
Confession time : when I was a little kid, I wanted to be a truck driver. Consider, though, that those were the days of Every Which Way But Loose and B.J. And The Bear, both of which were aimed at precisely the demographic I fit into at the time, namely six-year-old kids, and so all my friends … Continue reading Mainstream Comics Worth Paying Attention To : “Devil’s Highway”
Making their publishing debut the last week Diamond was open for business before the COVID-19 shutdown hit was a rough break for AWA (short for Artists, Writers and Artisans) and their Upshot line, but they adjusted on the fly quickly, offering the first issues of their various and sundry titles online for free (albeit in … Continue reading Mainstream Comics Worth Paying Attention To : “Old Haunts”
No Fear Phil Bova and Myron Rumsey return to 2005 in episode 173 of The Podcast of Oa. The emerald duo revisits the dawn of the Geoff Johns era with a retro review of Green Lantern #2 and Phil shines a spotlight on Arisia in this episode’s “Know the Corps” segment. All that plus listener […]
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A comic I recommend to everybody no matter what is Batman #44 (2011), “A Simple Case” written by Scott Snyder and Brian Azzarello with art by Jock, color by Lee Loughridge, and letters by Deron Bennet.
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French DJ Madeon's music video for his song, “Miracle,” is directed by Game of Thrones' Lena Headey and stars Maisie Williams.
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Tom Taylor is returning to the video game world of Injustice to tell a prequel story called Injustice: Year Zero.
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#My500ComicGoal is meant to bring fans together to share what they are reading and form a welcoming group for one another.
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Story & Word: Jonathan Hickman Story & Art: Rod Reis Letters: VC’s Ariana Maher Design: Tom Muller One of the greatest comic gifts bestowed on the medium by Grant Morrison, and there are many, is the character Fantomex. A product of the Weapon Plus program Fantomex was produced in the World, an environment created to […]
Writers: Al Ewing & Dan Slott Artist: Valerio Schiti Colors: Marte Gracia Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna Earth is once again the center for intergalactic strife. After a millennium of warfare, the Kree and Skrulls have made an uneasy peace under the leadership of Emperor Dorrek VIII, aka the Young Avenger Hulkling, whose the son of […]
Written by Ed Brubaker Drawn by Sean Phillips Colored by Jacob Phillips Review by KrisK Brubaker and Phillips are probably the most famous creative duo in modern comics. They have worked on an extensive list of critical and popular hits, such as Criminal, Kill or Be Killed, and My Heroes have Always Been Junkies. Pulp […]
Writer: Tom Taylor Art and Letters: Roge Antonio, Cian Tormey, Rain Beredo, and Wes Abbott My mom loves watching reruns of Dateline. It’s a running joke in our family, that if there’s nothing to watch on tv, there’s always Dateline (or Big Bang Theory, usually). The premise of Dateline is simple: something terrible happens to someone […]
Issue #454: Super Fun Times and TONS of Comics Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! Joey AND Steve are back this week and the boys join Bob to talk about a BUNCH of comics, including several EMPYRE tie-ins and the full run of CHEW. The gang also dives into some listener questions and the […]
It’s always a tricky proposition to know what to say about Jim Woodring’s work simply because the depth and scope of his creative vision is both deeper and wider than the ability of mere language — even superlative-laden language — to keep up with. Which, yeah, is a roundabout way of saying that so much … Continue reading The Odder End Of Odds And Ends : Jim Woodring’s “And Now, Sir – Is THIS Your Missing Gonad?”
If you read my review of C.J. Patterson and Jeremy Rogers’ Mondo Groovy issue one, you’ll recall that one of the things I appreciated most about that admittedly trashy — hell, deliberately trashy — comic was that it was totally un-pretentious and utterly lacking in both self-awareness, and awareness of the broader comics “scene” in … Continue reading Mondo Double Feature : “Mondo Groovy Horrorshow” #1
So, yeah, my first thought when I got Mondo Groovy issue one — along with its companion comic, Mondo Groovy Horrorshow #1 — in the mail from cartoonist C.J. Patterson was “these guys are trying too hard.” I mean, that title alone is just way too spot-on, right? You know this is probably going to be about … Continue reading Mondo Double Feature : “Mondo Groovy” Issue One
Horror and humor are often a potent mix — as any fan of films like Frankenhooker or Street Trash can tell you (and, for the record, I’m “guilty” as charged on both counts) —but, more often than not, humor is the “senior partner,” if you will, in the pairing, largely because it’s easier to make someone laugh … Continue reading Two From Josh Simmons : “Ghouls”
We’ve all been there — you’re sitting on a plane, or a train, or a bus, and some nosy asshole plunks down next to you and starts asking all sorts of invasive questions, most likely because they’re both bored and boring. After all, when you haven’t got much of a life yourself, then you become … Continue reading Two From Josh Simmons : “Micky”
Issue #455: DC Layoffs, NYCC Online, and #My5XMen Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! This week, Bob, Aaron, and Joey talk about event storytelling in the DC and Marvel universes, the wonders of NK Jemisin and Jamal Campbell’s Far Sector, and their dream team of X-Men (thanks Gail Simone!!!). Also, so comments on the […]
“I do hands, okay?” No one can say that the Grant Morrison run has been anything less than “Grant Morrison-y” and if there’s one consistent […]
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DC Comics have released their solicitation information for books being released in November of 2020. With big changes looming on the horizon for DC Comics, […]
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Wanted: Dead or Alive! Phil Bova and Myron Rumsey talk about issue five of The Green Lantern: Season Two in episode 171 of The Podcast […]
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With his long-awaited Constitution Illustrated having just been released by Drawn+Quarterly (which I would expect you’ll be able to see a critique of here on this site in the near future, given that I already reviewed the “preview” Constitution Illustrated Sampler mini), you’d think cartoonist R. Sikoryak would be busy enough, but apparently not — and … Continue reading The Unimpeachable R. Sikoryak And “The Impeachable Trump”
Hearkening back to the underground science fiction epics of everyone from George Metzger to Matt Howarth, to the more contemporary efforts of ambitious cartoonists like Joshua Cotter, Josh Frankel’s new self-published comics ‘zine (and that’s the right word — this is a magazine-sized publication that clocks in at 40 pages) Eccentric Orbits is nevertheless something … Continue reading Josh Frankel Launches Readers Into Any Number Of “Eccentric Orbits”
Emerald Bloodbath The Podcast of Oa episode 174 is here with a review of The Green Lantern: Season Two #6. The emerald duo opens the […]
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Hy Eisman (born March 27, 1927) is an American cartoonist, active since the 1950s, who writes and draws the Sunday strips for Popeye and (until the strip went into reruns in 2006) The Katzenjammer Kids. In December 2008, Eisman introduced the character of Bluto to the Popeye Sunday strips, as the twin brother of Brutus. He entered the comic strip…
The Fandome schedule now out, and we have a lot more information than before, but we’ll continue to update this story as news is released. You can sign up at the official DC FanDome site for an email about the event, and follow the DC Comics Twitter account or click on Twitter hashtag #DCFandome for updates. The ultimate 24-hour experience for the world’s DC fans is almost…
Among many anticipated releases, the one that stood out the most has to be God Of High School -- a webtoon adapted into an anime.
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We know esports is one of the fastest-growing areas in gaming. Likewise, we’ll be focusing on the latest esports trends this year.
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Writer: Peter David Art: German Peralta Opening Scene Art: Dale Keown Colors: Jesus Aburtov Opening Scene Colors: Jason Keith Letters: VC’s Ariana Maher In the ‘90s the Incredible Hulk was a must-read book. For 12 years legendary writer Peter David chronicled the adventures of Marvel’s gamma irradiated goliath, their walking personification of mass destruction. Peter David gave depth to […]
Issue #455: We’re off to see the Wizard with David Pepose Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! On this week’s podcast, Bob, Aaron, and Steve are joined by Ringo Award nominee David Pepose to talk about the launch of his Kickstarter for The O.Z. There’s also plenty of Lightning Round action, more from the […]
One could make a strong argument that Paula Lawrie takes the most unique approach to memoir of any graphic artist working today, filtering her childhood experiences through a modernist lens in the pages of her ongoing My Geometic Family ‘zine — which we’ve examined on this blog in the past and whose title I would … Continue reading The Past Never Dies — Not Should It : Paula Lawrie’s “High Socks New Jersey 1950”
A few years back, I got a bunch of shit on Twitter for telling a newbie comic critic who said “I’m really not comfortable talking much about art yet” that they had no business reviewing works in this medium until they were. Now, granted, this individual was likely mostly — if not entirely — trying … Continue reading Worth A Thousand Words, Indeed : Aidan Koch’s “House Of Ruin,” Volume II
I don’t know anything about cartoonist Brian Beaver, but so what? Maybe the contents of his recent self-published comics ‘zine From Beneath tell me all that I actually need to know. “Let your work speak for itself,” they’ll tell you in art school (I think, at any rate, never having actually attended it myself), and Beaver … Continue reading Silence Is Golden In Brian Beaver’s “From Beneath”
Media News: Marvel’s 616 explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators, and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Episodes in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel’s world-spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering…
Brian Michael Bendis will be wrapping up his run on both the main Superman title and Action Comics this December according to the latest DC Comics solicitations. A couple months ago Brian Michael Bendis teased that he was nearing his run on Superman but DC Comics fans didn’t really have a clear idea of just how close Bendis was to…
The Flash producer who is sister to the director, Barbara Muschietti, suggests the movie may reboot aspects of the current DCEU. “Well, I want you to go see it, so I’m not going to tell you a lot. But what I will tell you that it’s a ride. It’s going to be fun and exciting and there are a lot…
Dead Again Co-hosts Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova are here with episode 176 of The Podcast of Oa. In this episode, Phil and Myron discuss […]
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DC Comics has released their solicitation information for comics and collected editions being published in December of 2020, including some books which run into the […]
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Return to Earth-One Co-hosts Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova are here with episode 175 of The Podcast of Oa. In this episode, Phil and Myron […]
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“This is not how I wanted things to end” When Green Lantern: Earth One Volume One appeared in 2018 I described it as “a breath […]
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Secret Crisis was teased in Doomsday Clock, and again with Donny Cates’ Thor. We hope to see the publishers could begin developing it soon.
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DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse was more interactive giving fans behind the scenes access to hear from people bringing DC Comics to life.
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The DC FanDome hosted a panel focused on John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and their upcoming miniseries, The Other History of the DC Universe.
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Warner Bros. has announced former Blizzard executive Daniel Cherry III as the DC Comics’ senior vice president and general manager.
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As such I wanted to give my brief thoughts in regards to some of the latest haul I’ve bought from my favorite retailer, Third Eye Comics.
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It’s no secret that superhero movies are the biggest thing now, so here are ten superhero movies to look forward to over the next few years.
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Epic Games had declared war on Apple claiming the terms of service on the app store are unfair and on the monopoly side of the spectrum.
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Meet a Dork: Mono Design, a Malaysia-based graphic designer who puts his fandom on display through his work that often features superheroes.
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Here are Dorkaholics' top 5 moments from the DC FanDome, a virtual pop culture celebration of the greatest characters from DC Comics.
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Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: CAFU Color Artist: Frank D’Armata Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna When I was a kid, I faithfully collected each issue of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition. I didn’t have enough allowance and lawn-cutting money to buy all the Marvel comic books they were publishing, and I certainly couldn’t […]
Issue #460: Dungeons, Dragons, and Dame Diana Rigg Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! In this week’s episode, Bob, Aaron, Sarah, and Steve witness the exciting end to an EMPYRE, go bird watching with Chris Cooper, delve into dungeons, and honor the memory of Dame Diana Rigg. Oh, and did I mention that both […]
Al Ewing, writer Simone Di Meo, illustrator Mariasara Miotti, colors AndWorld design, letters Recap The opening sequence of the book introduces us to a captain and his ship, The Vihaan, and its crew as they scavenge in deep space. The book fast forwards to the The Vihaan II and the captain’s son, Georges Malik, now […]
Fantastic Four: Empyre Fallout Writer: Dan Slott Art: Sean Izaakse Colors: Marcio Manyz Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna Avengers: Empyre Aftermath Writer: Al Ewing Art: Valerio Schiti Colors: Marte Gracia Letters: VC’s Ariana Maher Empyre has ended. Marvel’s latest cosmic world-shattering event has shuttered its doors as the earth and the universe have been saved. The unified Empire of […]
Writer: Robert Venditti Penciller: Fernando Pasarin Inkers: Oclair Albert and Wade Von Grawbadger Colorist: Jeromy Cox Letter: Rob Leigh I couldn’t begin to explain to you the history of Hawkman and Hawkwoman, and this convoluted continuity is part of the story of Hawkman #27. It seems like the endless deaths and reincarnations are about to […]
Teen Titans: Beast Boy Written by Kami Garcia Drawn by Gabriel Picolo with Rob Haynes Colored by David Calderon Lettered by Gabriela Downie Reviewed by KrisK First off, let’s get this out of the way: I love Beast Boy. He might be my favorite DC character. I have always related to the way he […]
Issue #459: EMPYRE’S End & Marvel’s Avengers (The Game) Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! Lots of good stuff on the show this week, from the end of Empyre to the second season of THE BOYS to the astounding new video game, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS. Also, the boys try to decide on the Top […]
Story: Al Ewing & Dan Slott Script: Al Ewing Artist: Valerio Schiti Colors: Marte Gracia Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna The Black Panther has fallen! The Cotati stand triumphant on earth. They have planted a Death Blossom in the heart of the Wakandan Vibramium mound and once it blossoms it will kill every non plant lifeform […]
Issue #458: Long Live the King Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! On this week’s edition of the Talking Comics podcast, Bob, Aaron, Sarah, and Steve pay their respects to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away from colon cancer on August 28th. As you can guess, things do get emotional. However, the […]
Rodney Barnes, writer Jason Shawn Alexander, art Luis NCT, colors Marshall Dillon, Letters Recap This issue begins with the inner monologue of James Sangster Jr. who takes over as the lead detective defending Philadelphia against the vampire horde that besieged it during the first volume. The antiquated leadership of the zombified former president John Adams […]
At first glance, issue number 20 of the Czap Books/Grindstone Comics series Ley Lines, Gloria Rivera’s Island Of Elin, is one of the most narratively straight-forward entries into this ever-developing “canon” — I mean, for the most part, it looks and reads very much like a “standard” (whatever that even means anymore) comic book. But don’t … Continue reading Catching Up With “Ley Lines” : Gloria Rivera’s “Island Of Elin”
All that glitters may not be gold — but Diana H. Chu’s Trance ‘N Dance, number 19 in the Czap Books/Grindstone Comics visual poetry series Ley Lines, is — although the riso printing doesn’t, in fact, glitter. So where does that leave us, besides with an admittedly gorgeous-looking mini? I’m still in the process of answering … Continue reading Catching Up With “Ley Lines” : Diana H. Chu’s “Trance ‘N Dance”
It occurs to me that I’ve been remiss in my responsibilities around these parts to keep you all up to date on the comings and goings of Ley Lines, the long-running visual/comics poetry ‘zine from Czap Books and Grindstone Comics that explores the intersections between this beloved medium of ours and other forms of art/culture … Continue reading Catching Up With “Ley Lines” : W.T. Frick’s “One & Three”
No matter how you look at it, you don’t know how to look at Max Huffman — nor what to expect from him. Which means, of course, that he’s unquestionably one of the most interesting and surprising of the true auteurs working in comics today — but even with that in mind, his latest self-published mini, Whisnant … Continue reading What’s That? “Whisnant”!
I find it downright fascinating that Tana Oshima has gone back to press with her first self-published mini, Pulp Friction, not only because I’d never had the pleasure of reading it before, but because it frankly takes a certain amount of guts for an artist in any medium to draw attention to their “warts and all” … Continue reading The Start Of Something Big : Tana Oshima’s “Pulp Friction”
Remember when comics were kinda nuts? Okay, fair enough, plenty of them still are, but too many are self-consciously nuts, and if there’s one thing we could all do with a bit more of in these trying and uncertain times, it’s comics that are naturally nuts in the truest, and most unforced fashion. Comics that are nuts because they … Continue reading “The Funnies” Lives Up To Its Name
Her name may be better known in the punk and DIY ‘zine scenes than it is among the comics community writ large, but Janelle Hessig has been at it for a long time. A foundational figure in the 1990s East Bay DIY movement, Hessig’s seminal Tales Of Blarg was more than a product of its times, it’s proven … Continue reading “Big Punk” Proves You Really Are As Young As You Feel
Do your cats hate plants? Ours certainly do, to the point that we can’t keep them any more — plants, that is. As if you were even wondering. But the feline protagonist of cartoonist Lauren Barnett’s 2019 Tinto Press-published Bernadette takes plant hatred to a whole new level. Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that … Continue reading A Couple More For The Cat Lovers Out There : “Bernadette”
I like to think that I’ve reviewed some pretty interesting and unusual things in my time, but this one may just take the cake — not because cartoonist Kriota Willberg’s latest self-published mini (it came out in late 2019), Cat Friends, Bird Acquaintances, And Their Human Furniture is necessarily challenging either conceptually or technically, but because … Continue reading A Couple More For The Cat Lovers Out There : “Cat Friends, Bird Acquaintances, And Their Human Furniture”
I’ve gotta hand it to fellow Minneapolitan M.S. Harkness — if you’re going to release a comic set on (and immediately after) election day 2016, then choosing to do so on the eve of the 2020 election is a savvy move. And if there’s one thing you can say for Harkness in addition to being … Continue reading M.S. Harkness’ “Rotten” Proves That Timing Is (Almost) Everything
The CW announced that its Melissa Benoist-led Arrow spin-off Supergirl will conclude with its upcoming sixth season. The final season, which is slated to return to production later this month in Vancouver, will consist of 20 episodes and premiere in 2021. The new season of Supergirl is not part of The CW’s “fall” schedule in January; it will arrive whenever…
Flight Delay The Podcast of Oa episode 177 has co-hosts Phil and Myron return to the beginning of the Geoff Johns run with their review […]
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Welcome to Meet a Dork! This week, we have Michael Salsbury, a Florida-based comic artist behind the comic strip called Boundless Adventure.
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Writers: Jonathan Hickman & Tini Howard Artist: Pepe Larraz Colors: Marte Gracia Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller X of Swords (10 of Swords for the uninitiated) has arrived and if X of Swords: Creation #1 is any indication then the Marvel Mutantverse will never be the same. Since the inception of Krakoa and the mutant homeland in last […]
Recap This issue continues the newest arc of this story titled Ascension I. In the previous issue, Rowan and her new partner, Nicky, hook up after Rowan has a run-in with a spirit which disorients and upsets her. Rowan is under attack but hasn’t gained the wherewithal to figure from where and to what end. […]
Issue #461: ALL the News & Detective Comics #1027 Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! Detective Comics celebrates 1000 issues since Batman’s debut in issue #27 in 1939!!! Also, the boys get into A TON of news stories, including all of the announcements coming out of the MCU, the final season of Supergirl, and […]
Excalibur #12 Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Marcus To Colors: Erick Arciniega Letters: VC’s Ariana Maher Design: Tom Muller X-Men #12 Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Franci Yu Colors: Sunny Gho Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller A year ago, we were still awash in positive feeling from the now Classic House of X relaunch event that […]
Story & Words: Jonathan Hickman Story & Art: Russell Dauterman Colors: Matthew Wilson Letters: VC’s Ariana Maher Design: Tom Muller Storm is dying. Her body has been infected by a form of the technorganic virus that will ravage her body and kill her within a month. That is unless she can infiltrate the World and […]
If life in suburbia constitutes a kind of long, drawn-out soul death on the installment plan — and I’d contend there’s probably no need to start that sentence with an “if” — then what must life in suburban Florida be like? The mind shudders at the prospect of such a barren cultural wasteland, and yet — … Continue reading The Florida Project : Ross Jackson’s “Sticky Sweets”
One of the reasons I keep this blog going, despite having a fair number of other writing commitments and a distinct lack of time, is that around here I can write about whatever I want. And while I highly doubt that any cartoonist expects that they’ll get more than a 75- or 100-word “capsule” review … Continue reading Scribbling Down Some Thoughts On “Scribbles” #2
The rural British countryside has always held a certain mystique to those who aren’t from there — and to those who are, as well. The supernatural and the entirely natural seem to have a way of converging in this “green and pleasant land” — from the stone circles to the crop circles to the fogous … Continue reading Catching Up With “Ley Lines” : Simon Moreton’s “The Lie Of The Land”
Separating art from artist has always been a tricky proposition, but it’s doubly so when the artist in question is a symbol of liberation and subjugation both. Many artists from various media whose work I generally respect hold or held views I absolutely abhor, from Steve Ditko to Jim Steranko to Douglas Pearce to Peter … Continue reading Catching Up With “Ley Lines” : Victor Martins’ “Cabra Cabra”
There’s no more natural a fit for the Czap Books/Grindstone Comics visual poetry series Ley Lines than Alyssa Berg — as anyone who’s been fortunate enough to get their hands on her self-published Recollection and Soft Fascinations can tell you — so now that she has, in fact, gotten “on board” with the title, so to speak, my … Continue reading Catching Up With “Ley Lines” : Alyssa Berg’s “Forget-Me-Not”
It seems like we’ve been waiting a long time for details to be released about the upcoming Green Lantern show being made for HBO Max, […]
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Written by Dan Panosian Illustrated by Marianna Ignazzi Colored by Fabiana Mascolo Review by Kris K As singer Donavan sang, “It must be the Season of the Witch.” Witches haven’t ever been this popular in pop culture. There have been popular shows and movies starring them, sure. And they seemed everywhere a few centuries ago […]
Issue #463: Talking Shop w/ Professor Cocca!!! Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! Friend of the podcast (and Eisner-winner) Professor Carolyn Cocca joins the show this week to talk about her new book, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel: Militarism and Feminism in Comics and Film. Also, the gang talks tons of comics, including some […]
Rodney Barnes, writer Jason Shawn Alexander, art Luis NCT, colors Marshall Dillon, Letters Recap The previous issue continued to deepen the reader’s insight into the father/son relationship and the parallel drive each had to rid Philadelphia of blood sucking vampires. Readers will recall that James Sangster Sr. was a police officer in Philadelphia prior to […]
Writer: Leah Williams Artist: Carlos Gomez Colors: Israel Silva Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna Designer: Tom Muller War is on the steps of Krakoa. The evil hordes of Arakko, led by Apocalypse’s First Horsemen, have carved a path of destruction across all of Otherworld to reach the gates of Krakoa. The X-Men team sent to investigate […]
Shang-Chi #1 Written by Gene Luen Yang Art by Dike Ruan Flashback Art by Philip Tan Colors by Sebastian Cheng Letters by VC’s Travis Lanham “I’ve found that if I slow my cadence and use ‘wise’ words, Westerners look at me, rather than past me, when I speak.” There is disorder among the Deadly Warriors […]
Issue #462: Feel Like I Do About Batgirl Download Directly From iTunes NOW on SPOTIFY! During this week’s episode, Bob, Aaron, Sarah, and Steve groove to the soothing sounds of Vin Diesel’s new single “Feel Like I Do”, ponder the future of DC’s Batgirl, discuss Zack Snyder’s new $70 million price-tag for Justice League, review […]
Let’s be honest : at this point a person could commit an entire blog to reviewing nothing but quarantine-centric diary comics, simply because so many cartoonists are filling their own blogs with quarantine-centric diary comics themselves. Which is, of course, to be expected given present(-ish) circumstances — but it also means that it’s getting more … Continue reading All Cooped Up : Lance Ward’s “A Good Man’s Brother”
Culled from the pages of Providence’s legendary Paper Rodeo from 1995-2001, Fort Thunder alumnus Mat Brinkman’s Multiforce Shit is every bit the collection of curiosities one would expect, given that it’s an “odds and ends” compendium on its face — but who are we kidding here? The words “expect” and “Brinkman” don’t really belong in … Continue reading “Multiforce Shit” Is GOOD Shit
Work is a death trap, and we all know it. If your job doesn’t kill you directly, it’ll likely kill you indirectly — either by means of stress-related conditions such as ulcers, repeated-motion fatigue and attendant joint decomposition/arthritis, heart disease, various work-induced cancers or, in a pinch, maybe you’ll get yourself killed in a car … Continue reading Work Is Hell : “Eddie The Office Goblin” #1
I’ve reviewed a number of cat-centric comics on this site, so it’s time to even the score a bit — and there’s no more intriguing and unexpected a person to bring our canine friends to the table (errrmm, maybe that came out wrong) than Christopher Adams, whose Tack Piano Heaven manages to thematically encompass just … Continue reading Barking Up The Right Tree : Christopher Adams’ “Dog Book”
Originally self-published “way” back in 2017 but only now making its way in front of my eager eyes, Chicago cartooning legend Max Morris’ On Transit is an admirably rancid duo-tone nightmare very much in the Gary Panter tradition, albeit with perhaps an even more raw punk sensibility, and is a legit must-read item for anyone reliant … Continue reading “On Transit” : Max Morris Puts The Pedal To The Metal
As announced yesterday, DC Comics will suspend the bulk of their regular publications for the first two months of 2021 to make room for the […]
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In today’s earlier news about the two-month “Future State” event, Geoffrey Thorne was listed as one of the writer’s of the Future State: Green Lantern […]
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While DC Comics has not released their official solicitations for books being published in January of 2021, they did launch a story today about their […]
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It was announced Kate Mulgrew will be joining the cast of Star Trek: Prodigy as Captain Janeway, the first female captain of the Voyager.
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Some may even find themselves having to spend time alone this Christmas if they’re unable to travel to spend time with their loved ones.
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Nathan Reiter from Lethbridge College discusses the outstanding character development and the mature themes in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Hellions #5 (Chapter 6) Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Carmen Carnero Colors: David Curiel Letters: VC’s Ariana Maher Design: Tom Muller New Mutants #13 (Chapter 7) Writer: Ed Brisson Artist & Colors: Rod Reis Letters: VC’s Travis Lanham Design: Tom Muller Cable #5 (Chapter 8) Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist & Colors: Phil Noto Letters: VC’s Joe Sabino Design: Tom […]
Issue #464: Black Amazon Lives Matter Download Directly From iTunes During this week’s episode, Bob, Aaron, Joey, and Steve discuss everything from young superheroes to Wonder Woman’s Amazonian sister, Nubia, to what songs we’d pair with our favorite comics and beyond! In addition to some Lightning Round action, the group finally, at long last, responds […]
Jordie Belliare, writer Rosemary Valero O’Connell, artist chapter 13 Julian Lopez with Moise’s Hidalgo, artist chapter 14 Ramon Bachs, artist chapters 15 and 16 Raul Angulo, Eleonora Buini, and Fransesco Segala , Colorists Ed Dukeshire, Letters Recap This book includes issues 13-16 of the current series, which begins with the backstory of Kendra, the new […]
Wolverine #6 (Chapter 3) & X-Force #13 (Chapter 4) Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic Colors: Matthew Wilson Letters: VC’s Cory Petit (Wolverine #6) & VC’s Joe Caramagna (X-Force #13) Designer: Tom Muller Marauders #13 (Chapter 5) Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Matteo Lolli Colors: Edgar Delgado Letters: VC’s Cory Petit Designer: Tom Muller The hordes of Arakko have stalled […]
A lot of people — myself included — have that little voice in our heads. What we don’t have is a little blob on our shoulders. Marie, the protagonist in Toronto cartoonist Jenn Woodall’s Marie And Worrywart, isn’t so lucky : her anxieties — specifically, the various manifestations of near-crippling OCD that have taken root … Continue reading Meet The OCDemon : “Marie And Worrywart”
It’s a pretty cool thing, when you think about it : making comics like nobody else is making. And it’s especially cool to do it within a framework that’s about as tried and true as it gets. All of which is me letting you know that the (extremely) short-form stories presented in Johan Broadley’s 2016 … Continue reading Two From Le Dernier Cri : John Broadley’s “Wild For Adventure”
Aside from Gary Panter, no artist from the first wave of Raw has been more influential to the generations that came in his wake that Mark Beyer — and, like Panter, he’s never been content to simply rest on his laurels and let his reputation (to say nothing of his back catalogue) do the talking … Continue reading Two From Le Dernier Cri – “Mark Beyer : Sketchbook 2016-17”
Daimon Hellstrom, also known as the Son of Satan and Hellstorm, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Daimon made his live-action debut in the Hulu television series Helstrom as the son of a serial killer along with his sister Ana. The siblings have a complicated dynamic relationship as they track down the terrorizing…
Future State, HBO Max, and more! Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova have lots to talk about in The Podcast of Oa episode 178. The emerald […]
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The one definitive thing that should be adapted onto Disney+ should be the Clones and Jedi’s viewpoints on a particular operation...
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Excalibur #13 (Chapter 9) Writer: Tini Howard Artist: RB Silva Colors: Nolan Woodward Letters: Vc’s Ariana Maher Design: Tom Muller X-Men #13 (Chapter 10) Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Mahmud Asrar Colors: Sunny Cho Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller The challenge draws near and the Mutant’s of Krakoa are growing anxious and worried about their fate. […]
Dear Wonder Woman: A Birthday Card to the Amazon Princess from Bob Reyer Dear Princess Diana (hope you don’t mind my familiarity), I hope that I’m on time with getting this birthday card out to you, but it was hard to find the right words to properly pay tribute to all that you’ve meant to […]
Issue #465: An Interview with Paul Cornell Download Directly From iTunes In this week’s very special episode, we’re joined by British author and comic book creator Paul Cornell to talk about his upcoming title co-created by Sally Cantrino “I Walk With Monsters” from Vault Comics. Additionally, the group also discusses DC’s Future State roadmap, Marvel […]
You literally never know what Jeff Zenick is going to come up with next, and that’s one of the most interest things about him : he’s an artist who never sits still or rests on his laurels, who never fails to find a new way to express himself via his portrait work. In recent years … Continue reading “Proverbs Of Hell” : The Marriage Of Zenick And Blake
You’ve gotta hand it to Theo Ellsworth — nobody else does what he does. Oh, sure, other people draw and make comics and all that, but nobody draws the way he does, employing the elements he does, in service of anything like the purpose he achieves. Ellsworth — who hails from Missoula, Montana, where he’s … Continue reading “Unexplained” — But Hardly Inexplicable
For good, ill, or a little bit of both, there are precious few things we can really, well and truly, rely on in today’s comics world — and many would argue that the same is true for the wider world in general. You know, the one they call “real.” But we’re not really hear to … Continue reading A Cucumber Finds Himself In A Pickle In Josh Pettinger’s “Goiter” #5
Sex and death — there’s just no separating them, is there? I mean, sure, one is fun and the other most assuredly isn’t, but it’s an awareness of our own mortality, and the fear of same, that elevates the sexual impulse in humans to something beyond the mere biological imperative of the animal kingdom. Rightly … Continue reading A Stark And Harrowing “Vision”
Deadline is hearing Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to star as the title character in Moon Knight, the Marvel, and Disney+ series based on the comic book hero. While it is not confirmed that he has signed yet, many news agencies have him in the role. Jeremy Slater, who developed and wrote Netflix’s series adaptation of The Umbrella Academy comic…
Alienated The Podcast of Oa episode 179 continues the show’s look back on the early years of the Geoff Johns’ era of Green Lantern. Co-hosts […]
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In 2015, Justin Carreiro declared that “Twitches had the perfect mix: magic, drama and the return of 90s teen stars, Tia and Tamera Mowry.”
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The Larry Sanders Show may be the most influential sitcom many haven’t heard of but influenced popular shows like The Office and 30 Rock.
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With Halloween drawing near and most people still staying at home because of COVID, here are some shows and films I recommend watching...
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Writer: Jonathan Hickman & Tini Howard Art: Pepe Larraz & Mahmud Asrar Colors: Marte Gracia Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller The Krakoan Champions have been selected. Nine champions in total as Gorgon poses two swords (Grasscutter and Godkiller) and the event is titled ten of swords, not ten champions. The first ten chapters […]
Issue #466: Batwoman, Ryan Wilder, and Batgirl, oh my! Download Directly From iTunes In this week’s episode of the podcast, Prof. Carolyn Cocca joins Bob, Aaron, and Steve for an investigation into the final issue of Batgirl, Ryan Wilder’s comic book debut, and Javicia Leslie’s new Batwoman Suit. This episode also finds the crew delivering […]
Greg Rucka, writer Nicola Scott, artist Jodi Wynne, letters Chiara Arena, colors (assistant) Recap This issue builds on the story lines from the previous two issues. Rowan continues her pursuit of a relationship with a fellow police officer, Nichole. Lauren arrives in France to find Anne Marie subdued, locked behind bars. She informs Lauren that […]
The Amazing Spider-Man 50.LR 2020-10-26 0%Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes) 0% Written by Nick Spencer and Matthew Rosenberg Drawn by Federico Vicentini Colored by Marcio Menyz Lettered by VC’s Joe Caramagna Reviewed by KrisK Fall is here, which in the Year of Our Lord 2020 is Summertime for comic releases, so that means its […]
Normally, I tend to think that artists who don’t bother to put a title on their works are either being lazy, pretentious, or both — but after reading Bryce Martin’s recent self-published mini Untitled, I have to admit : If I were him (and he should be damn glad I’m not), I don’t know what … Continue reading What’s In A Name? Bryce Martin’s “Untitled” Mini-Comic
Falling somewhere between what we — or at least I — think of as an old-school underground mini and a Garo-esque “alternative” manga, Bryce Martin (who’s on a real roll this year, having produced five comics in 2020 by my count) has produced a uniquely curious item with his self-published Ultra8, a philosophical treatise on … Continue reading Bryce Martin’s Ultra Weird “Ultra8”
Johnny Depp has sent out a statement revealing that Warner Bros. has asked him to “resign” from the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts movie series. Warner Bros. will soon be searching for a new actor to play the villainous Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, as Johnny Depp has announced that he’s stepped away from the role.…
The First Time I saw Sean Connery was as Michael McBride in Darby O’Gill and the Little People in 1959 done by Disney Studios. Janet Munro played Katie O’Gill, McBrides’ love interest and daughter to Darby O’Gill played by Albert Sharp the central figure of the movie and the elderly fiddle player and who matched wits with King Brian of…
“It’s over for you” The Green Lantern: Season Two #8 is one of the most novel issues in the Grant Morrison / Liam Sharp run, […]
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“I’m a Corps” The Green Lantern: Season Two #7 puts Hal Jordan in an all too familiar position – dead, again. But this time there’s […]
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It’s undeniable that most people are home now more than ever, which makes this time the perfect opportunity to explore anime on Netflix!
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Once lockdown is over and we are released into the real world, can we take anything away from the skills we learned gaming?
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Rodney Barnes, writer Jason Shawn Alexander, art Luis NCT, colors Marshall Dillon, Letters Recap In this issue, Sangster Jr. has to explain to his father why he woke him up from the dead, Abigail and co-conspirator Brittany strategize on ways to defeat the human race, and we learn the interesting backstory of Jupiter – Abigail’s […]
X-Men #14 (Chapter 12) Writer: Jonathan Hickman Art: Mahmud Asrar & Leinil Francis Yu Colors: Sunny Gho Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller Marauders # 14 (Chapter 13) Writers: Gerry Duggan & Benjamin Percy Artist: Stefano Caselli Colors: Edgar Delgado Letters: VC’s Cory Petit Design: Tom Muller The tournament of champions is upon the […]
Issue #467: Halloween Afterparty, Blue in Green, Ravine the Witch? Download Directly From iTunes In this week’s episode of the podcast, Bob, Aaron, Sarah, and Steve attend a Halloween afterparty, talk spooky film science, get into the sauce, and tease the future of Talking Comics. In addition to some comics-related shenanigans, the crew also talks […]
You can’t keep a good cartoonist down, and Alex Nall is considerably more than that, so when we all went into “lockdown mode” he continued releasing his ongoing Kids With Guns series online, with the most flexible payment terms I believe anyone’s every offered : if you read it and liked it, he just asked … Continue reading Catching Up With Alex Nall’s “Kids With Guns”
Featuring a large ensemble cast of characters who rotate in and out and back again (including former president William Howard Taft), a deadpan sense of humor, and a series of set-ups that are clearly well planned but in no way feel belabored, it’s easy to be impressed by Miles MacDiarmid’s densely-packed Exit for its scope, … Continue reading Enter The World Of “Exit”
Flipping to the other metaphorical side of the equally metaphorical coin we again metaphorically tossed into the air with our last review here, we land (last metaphor, I promise) on Brian Canini’s Two More Stories (published, as ever, under his own Drunkent Cat Comics imprint) — and if Three Stories represented everything that’s wrong with … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Comics, Part Two : Brian Canini’s “Two More Stories”
Here at Four Color Apocalypse HQ (it sounds more impressive than it is, trust me — and it doesn’t even sound impressive), we’re always happy to get the latest from Columbus-based cartoonist Brian Canini. He’s one of the more versatile talents around these days, and someone who’s not afraid to try his hand on a … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Comics, Part One : Brian Canini’s “Three Stories”