So I'm going to change-up how I review comics, to add a little more structure and flow, and to keep my ideas a little more organized. I'm going to break them down into cover, story, and art. I hope you all like it! Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #19 My second issue in this series, … Continue reading Moon Girl and Girl Moon
So I took the kids to the local comic shop today to look around. My son runs straight to the vintage arcade games and pretends to play(1943 is still awesome), and my daughter looks at all the comics, mostly for things like Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and Wonder Woman, occasionally she'll ask about Batgirl … Continue reading Today was Wonder Woman Day. Who Knew?
I picked this one up primarily because it looked relatively kid friendly. I just wanted something to share with my kids. In a Groot based issue language isn't going to be an issue, and it likely won't have much in the way of a lot of violence or mature themes. I was pleasantly surprised! This … Continue reading This Blog is Groot: Guardians of the Galaxy 16
I bought this issue solely for the cover: It looks just like a vintage propaganda poster. The imagery of the Stormtroopers as strong defenders of the Empire, looking implacable is just breathtaking. This cover is just plain beautiful. There is also some really neat imagery: The story itself comes from the perspective of a Stormtrooper. … Continue reading Stormtroopers Looking Cool: Star Wars #21
After managing to avoid spoilers since its release, I finally went and saw Logan. To be perfectly honest, this was nothing like what I'd grown to expect from a comic book movie, and definitely nothing like what I've come to expect from an X-Men movie. It was its own animal. It stood out and above … Continue reading I can’t believe that’s a comic book movie! A look at Logan.
As far as comics go I've always sort of been more of a Marvel guy. Not that DC has never put out good stuff, but teenage me was always into the X-Men. That, and I've never been a huge Superman fan. Not sure why, but the character never really resonated with me or seemed interesting. … Continue reading A First Foray into Justice: My first ever Justice League comic, #14.
I picked this issue up a few months ago on a trip to the local comic shop with my daughter. I'd picked out an issue of Dr Strange, and seeing as they had a two for one sale going on, was looking for that second book. I was having a hard time deciding, so I … Continue reading A Little Girl, a Tyrannosaur, and Lego: A look at Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #12
Tonight my son wanted another story. It was a little too early for him to go to bed, so I figured I'd dig into the few comics I have here and we'd read one together. It needed to cover a few bases: no graphic violence, and nothing obscene. Giant brightly coloured robots seemed to be … Continue reading Change into a Truck: A look at a Transformers comic from 2009.
A couple months ago I received a preview guide from the local comic shop, and within it's pages discovered that one of my favorite pencillers, Chris Bachalo, was still active. I remember this guy from his run on Generation X in the 90's, and have loved his style from the first time I saw it. … Continue reading Doctor Strange #12 In Review
Today my five year old daughter and I stopped in at our local comic shop, Kapow Comics Ltd for the Halloween ComicFest. So today I will be reviewing not one, but all four of the titles we picked up. First off, I want to mention how much fun it was to share this with my … Continue reading Halloween ComicFest 2016