This week on “Previously On,” I see successful new perspectives told in 3 Image Comics series, and shout the praises of annotations in comics. [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #65: The Value of Perspectives in Man-Eaters, Bitter Root, and Jook Joint
This week on “Previously On,” I consider why I’m so excited for Marvel’s War of the Realms, analyze the strength of Image Comics throughout the decade, and find a cool new Judge Dredd podcast! [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #64: Reviewing the Road to War of the Realms, Where are the Image Comics Hits, and Loving Judge Dredd Pods
Another C2E2 has come and gone, so it’s time to take stock of everything excellent… and less so. [Read more…] about C2E2 2019 Recap: What’s Great, What Wasn’t
As much as I love comics, I’d be lying if I pretended comic cons didn’t make me nervous. People always make me nervous, and enormous swaths of people I don’t know make me especially nervous. You’ll never believe this but C2E2, now in its 10th year as Chicago’s biggest comics and entertainment convention, is full of a lot of people. Lots and lots of people!
Despite this, I had a marvelous C2E2 2019, for the first time attending with full press privileges (see also: I got a different badge, got to seek some peace and quiet in a private room, and had a Monster Energy rep comp me a free coffee). Did I get egregiously sweaty and nervous trying to figure out things like “where’s the press lounge,” “do I just walk up to Jonathan Hickman and ask him to sign a copy of Secret Wars #1,” and “am I really about to defend Marvel’s Rhino on a live panel podcast?” Of course! But looking back, the things that made me the most nervous are also the things I’m happiest I went through with.
It’s amazing how often that’s the case! [Read more…] about A Dave At C2E2: Comic Book Herald’s Long Con!
This week on “Previously On,” I review the first 20 issues of Scott Snyder’s time writing Justice League, weigh the challenges of reading both high-minded critical darling comics and more genre-baked superheroes, and celebrate Comic Book Herald’s first comic con press badge! [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #62: Is Justice League Good? Plus, Balancing “Artsy” vs Superhero comics, and CBH going to C2E2!