I’m either more plugged into the new comic book landscape through my reviews over on Capeless Crusader, or 2014 is absurdly impressive in terms of new comic book output. Seems like every week there are a handful of “must-grab” number one issues. This is exciting (tons of good comics!), but also a bit intimidating. Let’s say you’re new to comic book pulllists, or simply on a budget. Where do you start? [Read more…] about 2014’s 10 Best Ongoing Comic To Start Reading RIGHT NOW (Mid-Year Edition!)
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Of all the founding Avengers, Captain America was one of them.
This is an egregious foray into sacrilige, but it’s how I felt about solo Captain America stories for years. The old guy? The boyscout without superman’s godlike ability? The star of one of the most unintentionally hilarious B-movies of all time? No thanks!
Needless to say, I’ve learned the error of my ways. Here are the best Captain America comics on Marvel Unlimited: [Read more…] about The Best of Captain America Comics in Marvel Unlimited
So your New Year’s resolution for 2014 is to start collecting some of the best ongoing comics in all the land. Great decision. Exercise and productivity are shamefully overrated.
Much like I did with 2013’s mid-year list, this collection of comics will meet some combination of accessibility (they aren’t 40 issues into a great run like Chew) and enjoyability (they have proven their awesomeness or potential). While many comic book stories can be consumed best via trade collections, this list details the non-major publisher books I think you’ll have the best experience with on a month-to-month basis. Kick off 2014 right by adding these comics to your pull list: [Read more…] about 2014’s 10 Best Ongoing Comics to Start Collecting RIGHT NOW
Slowly but surely, Marvel is doing for jumping on points what this bear did for bears jumping on trampolines. [Read more…] about Your Guide to the All New Marvel NOW! Free Digital Collections
Bad Boys 2. I’m ten years old, and she hands me a DVD of Bad Boys 2.
My aunt isn’t necessarily the most age appropriate gift-giver. One time for my brother’s 12th Birthday, she gave him a package containing 2nd-grade learning trivia cards. I think my brother’s a bone-head, but that’s a BIG four grade miss, even for his limited intellectual capacity.
So it should come as no surprise that for Christmas as a 10 year old, my aunt handed me a DVD of the R-rated, Martin Lawrence starring, Bad Boys 2. At 10, my mom wouldn’t let me watch Batman & Robin (in retrospect, this was a godsend. I may have grown up hating Batman, Robin, and movies in general). Yet here I am with a disc full of cusswords, sex, guns, and who knows what else. Just think of the pot weed! And my innocent little (yet surprisingly accomplished) mind!
Age appropriate? Not quite. [Read more…] about The Best All Ages Comics For Kids