In preparation for this week’s release of Umbrella Academy on Netflix, I review the first twelve issues of the comic book series, then ask some questions about trade sales at comic shops before celebrating the monthly pull list ritual! [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #57: The Umbrella Academy Review, Trade Sales at an LCS, and Pull List Updates
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 I review the first six episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders, consider my love of animated comic book TV compared to live-action renditions, and celebrate my new favorite book club (apart from My Marvelous Year!). [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #55: Young Justice: Outsiders Review, Animation vs. Live-Action, and the 616Society!
This week I determine the best single years of Marvel publication history by decade, try to parse out DC’s digital strategy following their move to Comixology Unlimited, and celebrate a comics adaptation soundtrack! [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #54: The Best Single Years in Marvel Comics History, DC on Comixology Unlimited, and the TEOTFW Soundtrack!
This week I binge over 30 issues of Deadly Class, consider what kind of comics make for the best TV shows, and praise the My Marvelous Year listeners! [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #53: Deadly Class, Comics to TV Adaptations, and the Awesome MMY Club!