For Your Consideration: DC’s Jonah Hex: The Bronze Age Omnibus


Jonah Hex: The Bronze Age Omnibus

Jonah Hex: The Bronze Age Omnibus


A former Confederate soldier with a horribly scarred face becomes a bounty hunter in the old west and along the way, cements his history as a legend. You can read his earliest adventures in DC’s Jonah Hex: The Bronze Age Omnibus. Robert Greenberger shares some of Hex’s history as well as an overview of what you’ll find in this outstanding collection.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Wild, Wild West


The Sons of El Topo Vol. 1: Cain

The Sons of El Topo Vol. 1: Cain


Westward ho! Wayne Markley heads west for a look at western comics including The Sons of El Topo Vol. 1: Cain, El Mestizo, and more.

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Markley’s Fever Brain: Hello I Must Be Going


Star Wars #1

Star Wars #1



Westfield’s Wayne Markley climbs on his soap box and discusses Marvel Essentials, Jonah Hex, and Star Wars.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: I Was Wrong


Moon Knight #1

Moon Knight #1



Westfield’s Wayne Markley looks at comics he thought he wouldn’t like but ended up enjoying including Creature Commandos, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Showcase on Showcase


Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger

Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger



Westfield’s Wayne Markley spotlights DC’s Showcase Presents collections, including Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger, Showcase Presents The Losers, and Showcase Presents Doc Savage.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Looking Ahead and Peeking Behind


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Westfield’s Wayne Markley shares some thoughts on what he’d like to see happen in comics in 2011.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Random Thoughts and Reviews


Jonah Hex #62

by Wayne Markley

For a change of pace, I am going to look at a number of ongoing monthly books that I enjoy instead of my traditional look at collections or trades. I am going to just point out some random titles with short commentary about each title without going into depth, but I will try and point out if there are collections available of the storylines I am writing about. I have found in the modern era of comic storytelling, a book may turn from rubbish to great on a dime with a new creator or a new direction. When this is the case, I will try and guide you towards the “better” material vs. the bad material. Away we go!

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Beauology 101: How I See ‘Em


Avengers #1
by Beau Smith

Let’s talk about Marvel and DC characters a little. Depending on your age and when you started reading comics, you no doubt have that time period wired into your brain and it makes a difference as to how you see the characters. Example: If you started reading Batman in the early 1960’s, then a part of you will always think of him with the Batcave, the giant penny, fighting bad guys like Gorilla Boss, and never having a story go more than one issue. A far cry from the Batman of the 1980’s when the “grim and gritty” trend began for him.

Neither is right or wrong, it’s just a matter of when you came to the party.

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Too Much Cool Stuff – Not Enough $$$ – April ’10


by KC Carlson

Superman #700

Trinity Anniversary
DC somehow finagled their publishing schedule so that their Big 3 characters all have Anniversary Issues the same month – so look for Superman #700, Batman #700, and Wonder Woman #600. All of these are 56-page comics with several creators pitching in, and all three promise major changes in creative direction as well. Both Superman and Wonder Woman feature the first work on the characters by recently new-to-DC superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski.

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Too Much Cool Stuff – Not Enough $$$ – January ‘10


Girl Comics

by KC Carlson

There are a number of new Marvel projects this month falling under the banner of “Women of Marvel” – spotlighting not only Marvel’s fascinating female characters, but also the creators who wield the pencils and brushes and tap those keyboards. First up is Girl Comics, a three-issue anthology series featuring work by women only. (The book will probably be printed by men, though.) The first issue sports a great She-Hulk vs. Iron Man cover by the amazing Amanda Conner – and it’s not the battle you’d normally expect. I’m looking forward to seeing the work of Ann Nocenti, Devin Grayson, and Trina Robbins, all of whom haven’t done much superhero comic work of late, as well as current faves including Colleen Coover and Stephanie Buscema.

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