Looking back on last month’s article, I came to the realization that I tend to add more books to a list than I’m actually able to read and, in may cases, afford. There are only so many hours left at the end of the day to tackle my pull list, and, while they are a passion, comic books are not my only hobby. On top of that, I’ve been reading a lot more “older” stuff lately. This list will be more realistic, conservative towards what I think I’ll actually read. If I get to more, great! I’d love to read every good book out there.
After an almost three year hiatus (the last post came out on 4/30/14), I’ve decided to bring back my column “The Haul.” At its inception, I vowed to write something once a week. Not only did that not happen then, but I will not even pretend to make that claim again today. However, what I can promise is to pop in at least once a month for this new endeavor. When “The Haul” first debuted, it was meant as a place where I could talk about whatever was on my mind that week in the world of comics. Having that freedom was nice, but this next iteration will have better specified boundaries. By dropping a lens over this column, I can provide a clearer focus on what it is readers can expect.
(Note: A discussion on The Walking Dead TV show which contains spoilers)
Over the course of seven seasons, Rick Grimes and his rag-tag group of zombie apocalypse survivors have faced many threats and challenges. With the death of the old World, a new one exists and navigating through it can take body parts and sanity. There may be one way to survive, but there exists many ways to live in a World of the undead… Continue reading Finding a Way
By Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow, Dave Wachter, Ronda Pattison, Shawn Lee
You’re probably familiar with the phrase “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” It applies to actual traveling, but it can also work for stories. While I’m of the opinion that endings are fairly important, in multi-arc story lines, the journey from beginning to the end stretches out to various degrees of enjoyment. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #64
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Thought that there were a fair amount of comic book based TV series last year? Well, this year there were even more. So, let’s dive right in and revisit what excelled and what was meh in home viewing in 2015 . . .
Cosmo: So, I was thinking that we should start with Marvel’s pair of Netflix series as they were the most high-profile comic book TV projects of the year. As I stated in my reviews, I feel that Daredevil & Jessica Jones both really raised the bar on what a superhero series could be. They were among the best TV of any kind I saw in 2015.
Josh:I have to agree, and not just because Game of Thrones was so-so and Fargo Season 2 has been a slow-burner.
Marvel’s Netflix is shaping up to be the dramatic counterpoint/compliment to their films.
Continue reading This Year’s Finest 2015: Comic Convo TV
Watchmen. The Dark Knight Returns. When comics tried breaking into the mainstream, these were shown to demonstrate that they could and do possess literary value. But how can you disprove the belief that comics is more about Superheroes when you use Superheroes as your main argument?
Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore/Charlie Adlard’s mega-smash hit The Walking Dead has spawned toys, video games, and three TV shows. One of them is the most watched comic-book on television, as well as prime-time drama. But with the show’s success, has it strayed too far from the book’s message?