BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Tomorrow, Marvel’s Iron Fist will be released via the studios’ partnership with streaming service Netflix. In honor of the latest Marvel hero to make his debut, today’s column is going to take a look back at over 4 decades of Iron Fist comic book tales and give you…

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REVIEW: Tooth & Claw #1 – The Death of Magic

REVIEW: Tooth & Claw #1 – The Death of Magic

Written by: Kurt Busiek Art by: Ben Dewey Published by: Image Comics $2.99 “Tooth & Claw #1” had a chance to be the first new Image book this week to meet my expectations and with its over-sized debut I initially thought that it just might. But as the pages dragged on, and I mean dragged on, I found myself lacking a reason to care about the story being told or the characters involved. Part of…

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REVIEW: “Astro City #13” Most Ambitious Comic You’ll Read This Month

REVIEW: “Astro City #13” Most Ambitious Comic You’ll Read This Month

Writer: Kurt BusiekPosts Artist: Brent Eric Anderson Cover: Alex Ross Publisher: Vertigo $3.99 From the atypical Alex Ross cut-up cover (like Shaky Kane got his hands on an Alex Ross painted Jack-in-the-Box vs. Gun Dog fight and splashed it over a psychedelic rainbow), it’s clear that “Astro City #13″ is going to be taking some chances. As you progress through the first 3 pages of Kurt Busiek and Brent Eric Anderson’s “Waltz of Hours,” though, it’s striking just…

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POINT OF ENTRY: Astro City—Confession

Astro City came highly recommended to me by a friend that for the most part has similar tastes. I thought I was going to get something I really liked when I saw that there was also an introduction by Neil Gaiman. After reading the introduction—now knowing that I was supposed to look for what the graphic novel was saying as opposed to just the normal story line—I got pretty exited. I read and thought and read…

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POINT OF ENTRY: Mandi Picks at the Bones of “Astro City #1”

POINT OF ENTRY: Mandi Picks at the Bones of “Astro City #1”

Confession time. Josh Epstein had me try on many hats before settling on this long overdue assignment. When he brought up the subject of me reviewing this, my personal life was basically imploding on itself, and without knowing any background on Astro City, I answered his request with a rather defeated “Okay.” He had to prod me a few more times via messenger before I was able to scrape myself out of bed and do…

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