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Aliens: Defiance #1

March 30, 2016 Author: John Amenta

Writer- Brian Wood Artist- Tristan Jones Dark Horse Comics continues their long partnership with 20th Century Fox in publishing titles based on the 1979 Ridley Scott horror classic Alien, as well as its sequels. Brian Wood (The Massive, Moon Knight) scripts this new series set between the first and second films, with art supplied by Read More

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Those that are About to Die – An Examination of the Suicide Squad, Part Three

March 22, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

A lengthy re-read and discourse on the DC comic book title Suicide Squad and all subseries. Suicide Squad issue 4 is titled “William Hell’s Overture”, another done-in-one tale expanding on the mission of the Squad, this time within the borders of the USA and the DC Universe version itself. Focusing on a costumed vigilante in Read More

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State of the Industry – February 2016

March 19, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

February sales in the comic book market are traditionally slow, with 2016 continuing that (trend) as numbers dipped to lows not seen in nearly a year. Only three titles topped 100k for the month, though a fourth came so close it may as well be considered an even 100 thousand. Marvel dominated the top ten Read More

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Those that are About to Die – An Examination of the Suicide Squad, Part Two

February 27, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

A lengthy re-read and discourse on the DC comic book series, Suicide Squad and all subseries.. “Jail Break” is the title of issue three of Suicide Squad, a done-in-one story that forms a direct sequel to the Legends mini-series introducing this new version of the Squad. As such, it goes slightly far afield of the Read More

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DC Rebirth Announcement: Win or Lose

February 19, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

With DC sales dropping like a sinkhole in Florida, it’s been expected that some form of creative announcement from the co-publishers, Jim Lee and Dan Didio would be forthcoming. Little more than a month ago, the company revealed their intent to give the whole DCU a revamp with the umbrella title of Rebirth. Groans were Read More

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The Sandman #6 “24 Hours”

February 16, 2016 Author: John Amenta

Recently, during one of our challenge episodes of the fantastic podcast From The Hip, my cohost and buddy Sir Jon offered me this as my challenge. Read the first trade paperback of the Neil Gaiman penned comic series The Sandman. Now this, unlike the feat of strength and pure willpower that host and former friend Read More

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Those that are About to Die – An Examination of the Suicide Squad, Part One

February 14, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

A lengthy re-read and discourse on the DC comic book series, Suicide Squad and all subseries. By late 1986, after the final issues of the Legends mini-series had hit the shelves, my interest in the newly reformatted DC Universe was at an all-time high. Amazing amounts of awesome new series were being released following the Read More

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State of the Industry – January 2016

February 11, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

A topsy-turvy tail end of 2015 showed that comic books are an extremely volatile medium, nearly as much as the commodities market. Hoping for a strong opening to the New Year, the top 300 list from Diamond Comics gave the impression of increases, though sales dipped overall. The top ten saw an increase to eight Read More

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The Suicide Squad – Legends

February 6, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

LEGENDS, the six-issue series printed in 1987 from DC Comics, was the essential sequel to the world-changing CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. It was meant to be a reintroduction to the DC Universe as well as a stand alone series that might be a primer to the characters and groups DC was publishing at the time. Read More

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Those That Are About to Die (Again)

February 4, 2016 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

  I spent a couple of hours yesterday watching the pilot episodes of the new comic book based series on the CW Network, DC’s LEGENGS OF TOMORROW. It’s been a widely anticipated show, gathering together a group of characters introduced on both the CW’s other DC Comics’ based shows, ARROW and THE FLASH. Some previews Read More

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