All posts tagged: comic books

Review: The Night Gwen Stacy Died, by Sarah Bruni

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books / comics

A superhero whose adventures are written in the classic Marvel Comics style lives in a world so fraught with tragedy that mere mortals could not bear it. Each month, friends and family are put in deadly peril, allies are mind-controlled, replaced with robot or alien doubles, and countless civilians are hurt by battle debris. At their best, monthly comics are essentially four-colour soap operas, and no hero’s saga exemplifies this best than that of Spider-Man, […]

Notes on MAN OF STEEL (spoilers)

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comics / film

As it looks like I’m probably not going to be able to record a proper Spoiler Show episode about Man of Steel, the new Zack Snyder/Christopher Nolan Superman movie, I decided to get a few of my thoughts down here, before I forget. One the whole, I’d rate the film 3/4 stars. There were quite a few things I really enjoyed about the film, a few I found a little concerning, and a few I […]

The Spoiler Show Episode Four – DC Comics The New 52 Almost One Year Anniversary

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As advertised by portents and prophecy, the time of #SpoilerFriday has returned, bringing in its wake THE SPOILER SHOW! This week, Marcus and I try to tangle the hugely sticky wicket that is DC Comics’ “New 52” initiative, which has almost celebrated its first birthday. We offer up our favorite books from the current publishing slate, and I somewhat foolishly attempt to explain, among other things, the concept of the multiverse, why making Green Lantern […]

“L’enfant terrible”, or Why I’ll Miss Daken

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comics

Just a short post for you guys today, as I’m almost done reading Nabokov’s Pale Fire and’ll have a review of it up later this week. If you hadn’t guessed from the title of my blog, I’m a pretty nerdy guy. My day job is selling comic books, and as such a lot of my reading time is spent within their four-colour pages. In that spirit, here’s an article I wrote for feminist comics blog […]

The Faceless Issue One

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comics

Oh yeah, blog posting. So here’s a little piece I worked up for a comic collaboration that never really came together. I still think it’s pretty cool, maybe you guys will too? Page One Panel One Big wide shot from the top left hand corner of a large warehouse. On the ground are arranged thirty or so jump-suited henchmen arranged before a makeshift stage, their backs facing the camera. Various pieces of industrial crap from […]

How to Convene – Comic Book Convention Etiquette and Tips

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comics

So I’ve been to a few comic book conventions now (as it is one of the perks of my job), and I feel I should help out some of my geeky brethren and sistren who’d like to attend one, but are potentially scared of what they’d see there. Here’s a few pointers to keep in mind. – on health When attending a convention, you are willingly subjecting yourself to a full-scale assault by viruses and […]