Wednesday 26th November 2014,
Comic Booked

All posts by Julien Loeper

Multiversity

Signals from the Multiversity #3

On Multiversity: The Just The Just is unlike any of the other Multiversity books out right now, primarily because it reads more like a gossip magazine, and features semi-photorealistic art from Ben Oliver (someone you wouldn’t expect to collaborate with [...]

October 31, 2014 Reviews
Edward Scissorhands Comic

Review: Edward Scissorhands #1

I have unapologetically always been a Tim Burton fan. Consider it a byproduct of growing up with his films. However, I’ve no idea who Kate Leth is. This is more primarily my fault. So when I find out one of [...]

October 23, 2014 Reviews
wytches

Review: Wytches #1

Wytches scared me to death. I don’t scare easy. The only horror movie that gives me a semblance of fright anymore is the original Halloween, primarily because it relied less on visual gore and more on creating suspense. It teases [...]

October 8, 2014 Reviews
Gotham Academy

Review: Gotham Academy #1

You want to know what was the dopest sh*t when I was a kid? Harry Potter and Batman. You want to know what’s even cooler? A partial mixing of the setting and premise of the prior with the world of [...]

October 2, 2014 Reviews
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Signals from the Multiversity #2

Golden Age comics/characters tend to occupy a weird niche in the comics market today. Even more so for the pulp characters of the 30s to early 1940s. Dynamite Entertainment has carved out a market for itself by lapping up the [...]

September 19, 2014 Features
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Review: Deadly Class #7

Being a teenager at any point in time is weird and confusing as hell. Your perspective on things starts to take shape, molding itself into something concrete. Sometimes you begin to hate yourself, and subsequently humanity. You get looked at [...]

September 18, 2014 Reviews
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Author Page: Julien Loeper

The central conceit of this, in a decade of ever-decreasing anonymity, is to basically sell myself to you (the reader), work out the issue of my credibility as a comic book critic, and give out more personal information than I [...]

September 13, 2014 Author Page
East of West #15

Review: East of West #15

How does one lay down a foundation for something so structurally big, so epic in nature, that it has the proper support structure while still being able to build and build and build? Plan it in advance. Root concepts down [...]

September 10, 2014 Reviews
Green Arrow

Review: Green Arrow – Futures End #1

Every so often, a title like Green Arrow gets one great run in a series of runs ranging from mediocre to just plain horrendous. It seems like one of those titles they will give to literally anyone who can write [...]

September 7, 2014 Reviews
multiversity

Signals from the Multiversity #1

A primer: each month I will be writing an essay detailing a central topic featured within the issues of Grant Morrison’s Multiversity saga. This month I am detailing The Multiversity #1 and its exploration of the fandom’s approach to comic [...]

August 27, 2014 Features
New Avengers #23

Review: New Avengers #23

Although I could care less about warning you, spoilers will be below. The problem with comic books, mainly superhero ones, is that the stories are always stuck in a perpetual second-act. There is no beginning, nor is there an end. [...]

August 24, 2014 Reviews
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75th Anniversary: Batman #33 Review

Batman #33 Review Zero Year. It’s finally over, in what feels like a strenuous, never-ending length of time. That’s not necessarily a good or bad thing, but it’s nice to finally get some closure to the third extremely lengthy Batman [...]

July 23, 2014 Reviews
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My Five Favorite Batman Stories: 75th Celebration

My Favorite Batman Stories I’m not usually one to try and talk about Batman, both as a franchise and as a character, because enough already gets said about Batman. What sort of expert opinion or analysis do I have to [...]

July 23, 2014 Features
The Wicked + The Divine

Review: The Wicked + The Divine #2

There’s a question that’s been running through my mind as a quasi-professional critic as of late: where is the creativity coming from in the superhero/cape comic section of the industry? I’m not saying they’re not exciting, and I’m also not [...]

July 16, 2014 Reviews
New Suicide Squad #1

Review: New Suicide Squad #1

New Suicide Squad #1 is not a great comic, but it’s not a bad one either. It’s just there. The thing about this is DC hasn’t put out a great Suicide Squad run since Ostrander’s seminal run on the title [...]

July 9, 2014 Reviews