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Other Comic Books Read In July 2013

I read The Ultimates #1-13 on the Fourth of July. It’s still great, a bit like League of Extraordinary Gentleman as the government assembles a team of flawed iconic figures, with a clash of personalities. It might have been short … Continue reading

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Captain America 101

Captain America may just be Marvel’s Superman, the one iconic hero every superhero universe has a copy of. He’s also the most successful of the Golden Age Marvel heroes, although since Jack Kirby was one of his cocreators, the character … Continue reading

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Wizard’s Favorite Comic Book Characters

Entertainment Weekly is making a good case for taking some of my money with a new issue with lists of their favorite movies, TV shows, albums and books. I know it’s shamless and arbitrary, but I do like these kind … Continue reading

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Comics Read in May 2013 Part 2

Saucer Country #1-14 is right up my alley, a blend of sci-fi and politics, as a presidential contender is convinced that she was abducted by aliens. The series is a bit low on the answers, focusing on people trying to … Continue reading

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Comic Books Read in April 2013

It seems certain I’ll finish my goal of reading 2013 comic books in 2013. The Grendel: Hunter Rose Omnibus included the one-shot Devil by the Deed, the two anthology mini-series Black, White and Red #1-4 and Grendel: Red, White & Black #1-4, and … Continue reading

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2013 Comics in 2013….March Progress Report Part 1

It seems I’ll have no problem with reading 2013 comic books this year. Locke & Key Volumes 1-6, Grindhouse, Omega #1-3: I’ve come to this series just as it’s ending, devouring every issue as quickly as humanly possible. A collection of … Continue reading

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2013 Comics in 2013 February Progress Report

Continuing my efforts to at least take note of at least 2013 comic books I have read in the course of the year, under the assumption that I’d read this amount anyway. This is made easier by the cinematic storytelling … Continue reading

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Two points about Amazing Spider-Man #698

There are two interesting things about the plotting for Amazing Spider-Man #698. I’m trying to keep it spoiler-free, although any analysis of the craft is bound to suggest details about the narrative. The entire issue builds to a twist which … Continue reading

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On Bringing Back Ben Reilly

I’m ambivalent on the question of whether Ben Reilly should be resurrected. In superhero comics, there are ways to circumvent a character dissolving into dust. That’s not the problem. It could always be revealed that another clone, or an entity … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Gwendy and Other Bad Ideas

One More Day was the second time Marvel came close to resurrecting Gwen Stacy. As Rich Johnston noted, back when he was writing about comics gossip in his All the Rage bulletin, John Byrne and Howard Mackie had a similar idea. … Continue reading

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