Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt is quite probably my favorite ongoing comic of 2012. Right up there with Saga. This is not the full review, but if you like espionage, mystery, psychological ethics and an illuminati that spans centuries, Mind MGMT is for you. If you already know Mind MGMT is for you and want some help with the super secret code included in issues #1-6, this is the post for you. [Read more…] about How Do You Unlock The Code On The Back of Issues #1 Through #6 Of Mind MGMT?
At this point in his career, Brian K. Vaughn has a level of comic book credibility that is very hard to come by. [Read more…] about Brian K. Vaughn Takes Us to Space in Saga – Should We Follow?
Up until very recently there was just something about Westerns that I rejected intellectually. As a genre, Westerns seem so base. Cowboys and Indians? At best it’s a throwaway Sleigh Bells lyric, and worst it’s violent, racist, and embodies American’s deep-seeded inability to ever just get along.
I realize the hypocrisy here from a (relatively) grown man who reads comic books like it’s his job. But, for whatever reason, Westerns always seemed a rung below acceptable.
Like most conversations with my wife, the following was simultaneously eye-opening, confusing, and borderline psychopathic. No marriages were harmed in the transcribing of this dialogue: [Read more…] about DC’S New 52 Year One Review: Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
If you’re a collector, you probably bought the new 52 Action Comics #1 for the numbering. With an ongoing run that began in June of 1938 with Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, Action Comics became the go-to example for just how dramatic DC’s new 52 was going to be. “They’re renumbering Action Comics! Giving the iconic Superman line an all new number one issue! My heavens, have they completely lost it?!!!”
I’ll admit, it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the speculative gold rush of a new number one issue, even for a non-collector. Nonetheless, the main reason Action Comics held so much appeal out of the gate was not because it defied a deep and storied history that few people know. No, it was the fact that DC announced Grant Morrison as lead writer, this less than a decade after his All-Star Superman redefined what we talk about when we talk about the Man of Steel. [Read more…] about DC’s New 52 Year One Reviews: Action Comics by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales