After Wednesday: Pure Imagination and The Incal

Of the possibilities that the medium of comics holds for creators, presenting stories of great imaginative depth is high up there. Just the thought of it makes me want to put on a crushed velvet suit and dance around with horrible stereotypes… [embedplusvideo height=”380″ width=”450″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1leFO4x” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/RZ-uV72pQKI?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=RZ-uV72pQKI&width=450&height=380&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep6164″ /] Granted sometimes there is a template in place especially with existing or ongoing characters, worlds, or situations. There are times, however, when comics provide fresh…

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After Wednesday: A Taste for Violence

After Wednesday: A Taste for Violence

This week as I was reading and deciding what to write about, I was surprised how conflicted my feelings became in reading an original text and the adaptation of that text (yes, I am STILL on adaptation). While I enjoyed a great deal of the Darwyn Cooke adaptation of Richard Stark’s (penname for the author Donald Westlake), The Outfit, I was left with a puzzling feeling after doing some further research on the series as…

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AFTER WEDNESDAY: Starting to Fill in the Gaps with Miracleman, A Dream of Flying

AFTER WEDNESDAY: Starting to Fill in the Gaps with Miracleman, A Dream of Flying

I am of an age in which I can comfortably settle myself as being apart of the pre-internet generation developmentally. Situated within my age group (35-50) is a phenomenon that I believe is shrinking due to all available information/artifacts being made available through technology. That phenomenon is collecting the ephemera of certain eras of comics. When I say collecting I mean physically tracking down single issues or collections in all size and shape of store,…

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After Wednesday

After Wednesday

Hello again, crusaders! Its time for my weekly rundown of what I found of interest this week. For those new to the column: I am a comics enthusiast who reads a lot of titles and each week I sort through my box and talk about those I found the most interesting. All opinions are my own, and I hope you share some of your own (more about that at the bottom). Cool? On to the…

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After Wednesday

After Wednesday

Greeting, crusaders! In a week that was dominated by the release of a comic by some guys named Gaiman and Williams III there were some other titles that got released I found to be worthy of a read. For those new to the column: I am a comic enthusiast who reads a lot of titles from all over the place and puts forth my suggestions of what I found to be pretty good. All opinions…

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Valiant Comics Previews “Quantum and Woody #5”

Valiant Comics Previews “Quantum and Woody #5”

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of “Quantum and Woody #5” – the first issue of In Security, an all-new story arc from award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit) and fan favorite artist Ming Doyle (Mara)! Start reading here on with an all-new arc, an all-new jumping-on point, and all-new…problems? Imbued with unpredictable new superpowers in the wake of an energy experiment gone wrong, Eric and…

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BOOM! Studios Announces 2 Guns Creator Steven Grant’s New Miniseries​, Deceivers​

BOOM! Studios Announces 2 Guns Creator Steven Grant’s New Miniseries​, Deceivers​

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] October 24,  2013 (Los Angeles, CA) In December, BOOM! Studios will debut their newest original series, Deceivers, written by Steven Grant (2 Guns, 3 Guns) and illustrated by newcomer Jose Holder (Incorruptible). It will ship with a main cover by Stephane Roux (Birds of Prey, Grace Randolph’s Supurbia). A Steven Grant signed incentive cover will also be available for retailers to order. WHY WE LOVE IT: Everybody loves a good…

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After Wednesday

After Wednesday

Greetings, crusaders! This week in comics was fairly heavy on debut issues—both in print and digital-only format—so some of the decisions were pretty tough. If you are new to this, here is a quick breakdown: I am a comic enthusiast who reads a bunch of comics every week, and then I choose what I feel is noteworthy and hopefully can help people to think some more about possible comics to read and stimulate some discussions…

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Titan Comics Releases UK Arrow TV-Show Comic

Titan Comics Releases UK Arrow TV-Show Comic

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Titan Magazines has launched the all-new UK Arrow comic based on the hit TV series that exploded on Sky1 last year. Coinciding with the second series launch, Arrow hits stores on October 17 and is on sale now. For the stories you won’t see on TV, go behind the scenes in Starling City with the all-new Arrow comic. Jeff HayesMore Posts

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Valiant Comics Previews “Harbinger #17”

Valiant Comics Previews “Harbinger #17”

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of “Harbinger #17” by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Valiant superstar Clayton Henry! Ten days ago, Peter Stanchek and the Renegades barely escaped the clutches of Toyo Harada in the epic final battle of the Harbinger Wars…or so they think. As reality unravels, Valiant’s teenage superteam is about to discover the true extent of the collateral damage from the…

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