DC's summer super-event, Flashpoint has both the fun of an alternate reality tale and the reward of a continuity storyline. Written by Geoff "I am DC" Johns, with stunning artwork by Andy Kubert, the first issue is largely spent setting up this previously unseen ‘world’. And what a world they have crafted! Though I'm more a fan of Green Lantern than of The Flash, this event looks to be far more exciting... and dare I pun ‘fast paced’, than Blackest Night or Brightest Day.
Green Lantern - both the character and the series - has reached phenomenal new heights of popularity under the guidance of superstar writer Geoff Johns. For me though, the comic has become a victim of its own success. The title seemed trapped in this never-ceasing loop of mega-events that required buying ever more series to stay involved. So, after Blackest Night, I dropped it from my reading list. Not because it was bad, but just too sprawling in its scope.
DC Comics’ dynamic cover campaign strikes again! I picked up this month's issue of The Flash based entirely on the phenomenal cover by local artist Francis Manapul. I’m not entirely sure why I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the issue, but it is a great read. This reallyshouldn’t have come as a surprise to me, given the creative team involved.
As we sit comfortably in our respective dork dens, let us take a look back at a rather interesting year in comics. The comic world was filled with ups and downs in 2010, here we'll share with you some of the highlights and our personal favourites of the year. We shall save the disappointments for another time... or a podcast.
The past few years have had comic book fans go through blockbuster after blockbuster event that change things in their respective universes forever. Of course, if I were to detail the big comic book events of the past decade this piece would be about thirty pages long. I’ll forego that and allow you to peruse […]
This week is a big week with the launch of Marvel’s Ultimate Comics and of course the second issue of the book I am sure you are all reading; Blackest Night. If you guys see any books you think I’m missing from my pull list or want to post your own list email me at […]
Welcome back to the pull list, let’s get down to it! Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3 (of 3) This issue wraps up our introdcution to the big players in the Blackest Night event. Again, this issue features various artist depicting the various Lanterns of the emotional spectrum. Pick it up to give you […]
This week’s pull list is brought to you by the upcoming nerd mecca that is the San Diego Comic Con. Enjoy the books! Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2 (of 3) Tales of the Corps is a tie-in book that helps explain the dynamics of the different color spectrum Lantern Corps’. Various writers and […]
As a collector the last few weeks have been insane, I’ve been overwhelmed with titles recently. Now you die hard fans are scoffing at my plight, but to be honest, having to read this many books is an overload for my brain, not to mention the financial impact this repeated pull list overload has had. […]