Category: Graphic Novels

SUPERIOR #4 BY MARK MILLAR AND LEINIL YU

This issue opens with Tad Scott, the actor who has portrayed Superior in 5 movies meeting with some executives from the movie studio that produces those movies, They tell him that they’ve canceled production on the next Superior film because of this real-life Superior who has appeared. They don’t know if they still have the…

THE NEW (& IMPROVED?) WONDER WOMAN

As I’ve mentioned before, Wonder Woman is one of MY 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES. Recently, writer J. Michael Straczynski, has been hired by DC comics to take over the monthly comic-book series, and he has announced a new origin story, as well as a new costume. First, let me start with the costume. It’s not bad.…

THE HONOR BRIGADE

“Tom [Stillwell] wants to make comics fun again.” That is one of the lines written by fan favorite comic-book writer Gail Simone in the Forward to this book, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to describe this volume of The Honor Brigade: FUN. Originally released as a 6-issue black & white miniseries,…

PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY #1

I have written before about my love for comic-book anthologies and this is the newest one that I have discovered. This book has short stories by different creative teams in it. The book opens with the cover-story, PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY by Mark Stancil, Wilfredo Torress & Brian Hardison. It’s 18 pages long, and tells the…

PITCHED VOL. 1 (Graphic novel review)

  This is an anthology, consisting of 9 stories, all of which are written by Eric San Juan, but each one is drawn by a different artist. The book opens with an interesting forward written by the one and only Erik Larsen (comic-book creator, and current Image Comics President), who, despite admitting that he hadn’t…

SUPERHEROES & POLITICS

Last year I wrote a blog where I listed MY 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES Today I’m revisiting that list. This time I’m speculating as to what their individual political leanings are, and whothey voted for in the last election, President Barack Hussein Obama or Sen. McCain? 1/CAPTAIN MARVEL In his secret identity, Captain Marvel is actually…

MY 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES

Yeah, that’s right. I’m a grown man who reads comic-books. So? 1)THE ORIGINAL CAPTAIN MARVEL I think I saw this character in the cartoons first & then later in live-action TV series, before ever reading a comic-book. But it automatically appealed to me. I’d already been interested in Greek mythology, so that was an interesting…