I love 90’s comics. It’s not nostalgia. No, the vast majority of my nostalgia with regards to comics comes from the 80’s, which is when I started reading them. In fact, 90’s superhero comics actually drove me away from comics all together, but 90’s indie comics brought me back. But this post isn’t about those,…… Continue reading Top 5 90’s Superhero Events
Tom King has spent 51 issues trying to find the Flying Water Vase of Zenn-La. The vase shows up in the first issue of The Vision, by King, Gabriel Walta, and Jordie Bellaire. It shows up on the 4th page, to be exact, and it appears in nearly every issue of the series. It comes…… Continue reading Shallow Waters: Tom King’s Attempt to Find Depth in Batman
Unlike the Avengers or the X-Men, the Justice League has a fairly iconic core team. That’s not to say that the original five X-Men aren’t iconic, but that book didn’t take off until most of those characters were replaced. The Hulk left the Avengers early on, just as Captain America joined early on, and these…… Continue reading The Best Justice League Team
I’ve been trying to figure out why the X-books don’t appeal to me anymore, given that in my younger days I wasn’t just a Marvel zombie, but an X zombie. I’m sure the sheer number of comics is part of it. Continuity doesn’t bother me, so it’s not that. I think part of it is…… Continue reading The Best X-Men Team
It was a groundbreaking superhero story. It took archetypal characters to their organic extremes. Every action had consequences. Change was real and long lasting. These were sophisticated stories featuring complex moral and philosophical issues, told through the genre of brightly colored super beings. It wasn’t Watchmen. The comic in question was The Squadron Supreme, a…… Continue reading Squadron Supreme is better than Watchmen
I love the Clone Saga. I didn’t even really read the thing when it was coming out and yet every couple of months I come back to it. I think part of it is that it so perfectly encapsulates 90s superhero comics, 90s Marvel in particular. It was a germ of an idea that was…… Continue reading Why are people obsessed with the Spider-man Clone Saga?
Oh, the comics year that was 1988. I was still relatively new to comics at that point; I bought my first superhero comic off a spinner rack in the summer of 1986. Because this was my early days of reading comics, I no doubt view much of 1988 through rose colored glasses. Highlights Superman turned…… Continue reading Comics Year in Review: 1988
Superman is a dad. This is one perhaps my favorite thing in all of comics right now, and has been for the two years since Rebirth happened. Lois and Clark being married and having a son have taken the Superman story to a new level, one that had formerly only been seen in imaginary stories.…… Continue reading If Jon Kent goes away we riot.
Funny enough, the first Avengers comic I read/bought wasn’t an Avengers comic, but a West Coast Avengers comic. It was, in fact, volume 2, #17, of West Coast Avengers, and it featured a group of characters that were more or less foreign to me. I had some idea of who Iron Man was because I’d read enough…… Continue reading The Best Avengers Team
In the penultimate Meltcast (the podcast put out by the fine folks at Meltdown Comics), Caleb, Sam, Chris, and Aaron give their top 5 lists for the greatest comic books of all time. It’s an interesting discussion, and I invite you to listen to it, as well as the 73 previous Meltcasts (and the 1…… Continue reading Destroying Comics: Important Issues