The world of Black Hammer, created by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (and published by Dark Horse Comics), is my favorite addition to superhero comics of the 2010’s. [Read more…] about Black Hammer Reading Order!
Comic books: They’re as much about collecting as they are about reading. But how can one possibly be expected to amass a library of anything without it turning critical and exploding outward in an enormous mess? How can we be orderly and nerdy, all without breaking the bank?
Well good news. I, the reasonably priced Scandinavian furniture solution that is John Galati, have come to you flat-packed and ready to help with all your paper archiving needs. Read on! [Read more…] about How to Store, Expand, and Show Off your Comic Collection
Throughout 2018 comics fans expressed pretty clear dissatisfaction with the state of comic book websites, and the broader concept of comic book journalism. Themes of consternation frequently include the fixation on adapted media, perceived clickbait tactics, and poor content quality. There’s a consensus from the old guard (this Strawman is brought to you by: Dave’s Twitter timeline!) that things at the big comic sites used to be better and that modern coverage is a near unfixable wasteland. [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #56: The Great Comic Book Website Review! Plus, Walmart Superman Controversy, and Loving Secret Six!
This week on My Marvelous Year we reflect on Marvel’s second full year of comics in 1963, sharing listener letters, poll results, and questions. [Read more…] about Marvel Year Two: 1963 – Variant Cover!
They say you get what you pay for. Sometimes you get a little bit more for your investment; other times, perhaps not so much. That said, this week sees the release of a Marvel yesteryear classic all done up with an attention-grabbing new visual treatment designed to make everyone “ooo”, “ahh” and say: “Hey, look at that!”. But where exactly does this interpretation of Uncanny X-Men #268 land on the “value” scale? [Read more…] about Uncanny X-Men 3D #1 Review!