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Comic Book Corner: 9 Comics We Read in October & November 2017

Comic Book Corner: 9 Comics We Read in October & November 2017

Reading Time: 7 minutesComic Book Corner, Image: Sophie Brown Welcome to the final Comic Book Corner of 2017, and indeed, the final ever Comic Book Corner in this format. Starting in 2018, Comic Book Corner will be moving from a digest format to individual review posts. This will allow us to share our favorite comics… Read More

DC Comics: Buy ‘Midnighter’ Before He’s Gone

DC Comics: Buy ‘Midnighter’ Before He’s Gone

What else should you grab? If you like horror, Swamp Thing. Batgirl fans, the new issue is out and Black Canary’s back. Fans of Scott Snyder’s run on Batman should check out Batman & Robin Eternal, as there are major doings with Harper Row. But Ray and I won’t limit ourselves to just those comics. We read them all. Read More

The DC Comics You Should Be Reading

The DC Comics You Should Be Reading

In print, Deathstroke’s ‘meh’ title is selling more than Grayson, DC: Bombshells, Black Canary and We Are Robin. Martian Manhunter, Secret Six, Doctor Fate and Omega Men are bottom sellers. Gotham Academy, one of the freshest and most interesting ideas in the Batman mythos in ages, is selling only 16,000 print copies a week, which boggles my mind. Read More

The Cliffs of Insanity: Science Fiction and Women

The Cliffs of Insanity: Science Fiction and Women

It turns out, the climb up the cliffs of insanity was a bit too steep even for me last week, but I’m back.

And a busy couple of weeks it was, given I spotted a new widget that makes fun of DC Comics propensity for shooting itself in the foot, became immersed reading a controversy about science fiction and women that started when an article in a respected publication started rating female editors by looks, and finally, relaxed by reading a tribute book to the Dragonlady herself, Anne McCaffrey. Read More

The Cliffs of Insanity: Why I’m in Love With Kickstarter

The Cliffs of Insanity: Why I’m in Love With Kickstarter

This week’s adventures climbing the cliffs of insanity include a look at several awesome kickstarter comic projects that have come to fruition, including Gail Simone and Jim Califiore’s much-anticipated story, a great post on the origins of Lois Lane, and a video that my youngest son hunted up because the music was used at the beginning of Iron Man 3. Read More