Z is for Zola and our beloved Captain American is 90 years old in this bizarre tale. Castaway in Dimension Z sees Steve Rogers tricked, captured and transported to an Alien Dimension run by the devious Arnim Zola. Zola has shaped the reality here, enslaved the inhabitants. Cap is experimented on, but escaped with a child- Zola’s baby boy! This was a truly fun story arc to read. Continue reading
I’m always reading comic books, with a very large collection of both physical and digital books. One series and story arc I recently read was the Superior Spider-Man. Released in 2013-2014 this arc crossed into some trippy, creepy, and awesome areas. It’s one of my recommended reads and I’ll go over why. Fair warning of spoilers; so go read them and come back. Okay, Doc I warned you.
I’m taking a break from my SDCC updates to take us back to 1988 and to the question: “can one bad day make a man a monster?” A question wrestled with in Alan Moore’s “The Killing Joke”, the subject of my first classic comic review.
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Jesus Saiz
In my first article for this site I did something of a hybrid review/op-ed about Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, Now that Issue #2 has hit the shelves I’d feel remiss if I didn’t give it at least a passing mention. Since this book is just out this recently and I don’t want to spoil it, this will be a spoiler free review. Continue reading
Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Rachael Scott
Colorists: Luis Antonio Delgado and Anna Chher
With all the hoopla on-line about the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot I thought I’d take a look at what was going on in Ghostbusters comics. I’ll admit I haven’t been what you’d call a Ghostbusters fan for years, though I was pretty into it when I was kid way back in the 80’s and early 90’s (god does that make me feel old!) but with no new movies my fandom moved on to other things. So, with more decades than I’d care to count between me and the last time I saw anything new in Ghostbusters I was surprised to find that IDW’s Ghostbusters International felt as familiar as it did.
Writer: Paul Dini
Artist: Eduardo Risso
Dark Night: A True Batman Story is an autobiographical tale written by Paul Dini a long-time Batman scribe and writer for the legendary Batman: The Animated Series. It is at it’s heart a survival story, building up a picture of Mr. Dini’s life through his childhood until 1993, when he was the victim of a brutal mugging during his days on the creative team at Batman: The Animated series. From there the story focuses on Dini’s internal struggle to recover both physically and mentally after the attack as well as his struggle about whether writing superheroic fantasy, like Batman, had any meaning in world where justice has eluded him. Continue reading
First off, there will be spoilers in this piece, so if you still plan to read Captain America: Steve Rogers and want to do so unspoiled don’t read this first. Second, I know I am coming late to the party on this one, but as I explain below there’s a reason for it. Now, on with the show…
We have seen some pretty amazing comic book crossovers in the past, but I don’t think many of us ever thought we would see this. IDW and DC Comics have partnered to bring us Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum Wars #1 and is listed as the crossover event of 2015. Oh, and where better to launch this series than San Diego Comic Con! Keep reading for my review.