TO BINGE OR NOT TO BINGE… IS THAT A QUESTION?


Champions #2

Champions #2


KC Carlson binge read comics last week and tells you about two of his favorites; DC’s Suicide Squad and Marvel’s Champions.

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READING COMICS WITHOUT MOVING MY LIPS


Superwoman #1

Superwoman #1


KC Carlson gets the review bug and takes a look at a number of DC Rebirth titles including Superwoman, Batgirl, Titans, and many more! He also talks about Marvel’s Civil War II: Ulysses!

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Something New and Somethings Old


Swamp Thing: Trial by Fire

Swamp Thing: Trial by Fire


Wayne Markley returns with more reviews including DC’s Swamp Thing: Trial by Fire and Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Trial by Fire and Dark Horse’s Semiautomagic! What does he think of them? Read on!

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SUICIDE (SQUAD) WILL KILL ‘YA


Suicide Squad #1

Suicide Squad #1


The suicide Squad are heading your way on screen and in a new series! KC Carlson takes a look back at the history of this team of villains!

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For Your Consideration: Showcase Presents: Suicide Squad


Showcase Presents: Suicide Squad

by Robert Greenberger

When the Suicide Squad debuted in early 1987, the era of grim and gritty comics had been embraced by DC and Marvel. Readers seemed ready for stories that explored the dark underbelly of superheroes and this series took them places previous unvisited around the DC Universe. The series remains a much beloved project from that time and it is being celebrated with Showcase Presents: Suicide Squad, collecting the first 19 issues along with the Doom Patrol/Suicide Squad Special and the crossover issue of Justice League International.

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KC Column: Creation Comforts


Detective Comics #27
by KC Carlson

Often in comic books, especially when it comes to superhero comics, credit for creation is talked about in two different ways. One is the common-sense, often folkloreian manner of determining who created a character: either based on a series of tales handed down through the years by those who were there, or by comics historians who have studied the early works and can determine artist styles and quirks or certain writer tics (like placement of punctuation or use of verbs or adjectives, or even the number of exclamation marks used!!!). The other is whoever the lawyers say created something. Of the two, I believe the latter is the more arcane and mysterious choice.

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Comics & More – November Staff Picks


Roger Likes

Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Jackpot #1

Suicide Squad #67

More of Roger’s Favorites

Back Issue #38
Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures – Complete Series DVD
Moon DVD
King Aroo Vol. 1 HC
Donald Duck Classics Vol. 1: Quack Up HC
Adventures of Simone & Ajax GN
Marvel Masterworks: Inhumans Vol. 2 HC

Bob Likes

Blacksad Vol. 1 HC

Cover Girls of the […]

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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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Help John Ostrander


GrimJack Vol. 2 cover
by Roger Ash

During the heyday of my comic reading, John Ostrander’s writing was always around, whether on First Comics’ GrimJack; DC’s event, Legends; my personal favorite, DC’s Suicide Squad; and many others. He’s remained active in comics and is currently writing Dark Horse’s Star Wars: Legacy.

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