Markley’s Fevered Brain: Why Aren’t You Reading…


Hawkman

Hawkman


There are so many comics available every month that’s it’s easy for some to slip through the cracks; even ones that are excellent. Wayne Markley takes a look at a few comics he thinks should be on your reading list including DC’s Hawkman and Marvel’s Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

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Beauology 101: I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing THAT!


Burt Ward as Robin

Burt Ward as Robin



Beau Smith takes a lighthearted look at superhero costumes.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Hey Joe!


By Wayne Markley

Dong Xoai

Over the last 60 years, Joe Kubert has been one of the steadiest, and arguably greatest, artists of all time. His work has spanned everything from Hawkman and the Flash in the 1940s to his own caveman creation Tor, (which he still revisits as recently as two years ago) to perhaps the work he is best know for, Sgt. Rock. It also includes almost every other DC war hero ever created to Tarzan in the 1970s to his most recent work, Dong Xoai. I would highly recommend all of his work and I am going to review a handful of his prodigious output in this column.

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Too Much Cool Stuff – Not Enough $$$ – November ‘09


Captain America #602

by KC Carlson

The big news over at Marvel this month is a two fisted-knockout. Part one is the return of Captain America Steve Rogers to the Marvel Universe in a big way. First, the regular monthly Captain America comic starts up again, as issue #602 features the first chapter of Two Americas by Ed Brubaker and Luke Ross. Then, Steve returns to the Avengers in the pages of New Avengers #61 by Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen – which is one of the tie-in books for Siege, the second part of the big news from Marvel. Written by Brian Bendis and pencilled by Olivier Coipel, Siege is a four-part series described as the culmination of events beginning with Avengers Disassembled and leading through House of M, Civil War, Secret Invasion, and the long-awaited (at least by me!) wrap-up of Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign over the Marvel U. Key to the promotion of Siege is the image of Marvel’s core Avengers – Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America – all reunited again, and all the real deal!

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