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Review: Dial H #6

That China Miéville would take on the superhero comic’s most base qualities just six issues into his first ongoing title takes balls. That he does so with deft humor and skill shows he is hitting his stride. That it was [...]

November 12, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

Giant-Size Bullet Reviews #81!

A special note to our regular Bullet Reviews readers and followers: You may have noticed Bullet Reviews was missing from your regular Tuesday reading list last week. This was because, among other things, I was out-of-town for a few days [...]

November 6, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
Wonder Woman #13 cover, by Cliff Chiang

Review: Wonder Woman #13 – Good Pop/Bad Pop

Going into its second year, I'm curious to see if Brian Azzarello has a real plan for Wonder Woman. [...]

October 30, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
Sword of Sorcery #1 Cover by Aaron Lopresti

Review: Sword of Sorcery #1

A cursory glance between Sword of Sorcery’s two features, Amethyst and Beowulf, would give the impression DC’s attempts to reach broader audiences (specifically girls) never got past the “draw both genders cutting swaths of enemies apart” stage of thinking.  It’s [...]

October 23, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
The Zaucer of Zilk #1 (of 2)

Review: The Zaucer of Zilk #1

Many comics over the last few years have embraced a lighter, Silver Age style as a reaction to the latest age of grim’n’gritty, or at least to present an amusing sideshow attraction. Al Ewing and Brendan McCarthy’s The Zaucer of [...]

October 22, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
Cover to Uncanny Avengers #1

Review: Uncanny Avengers #1

A brain surgery is one way to start a reboot.  At least, that’s how Rick Remender and John Cassaday open ​Uncanny Avengers​, the image of Scott Summers as Phoenix shown in the eye of a patient–who turns out to be [...]

October 12, 2012 Features
Non-Humans #1

Review: Non-Humans #1

There’s a moment, more than halfway into ​Non-Humans #1​, where a kid named Todd (the son of the protagonist, Aimes) meets with his girlfriend to show her their new baby. The girlfriend is a mannequin taken to calling herself Spice, [...]

October 10, 2012 Features

Bullet Reviews #78

TUESDAY! Yeah, this has become the primer for New Comics Day, Wednesday. Each week we take a look at a sampling of recently released books from various publishers and give some quick thoughts. This week we look at: Amazing Spider-Man [...]

October 9, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
How I Spent My Summer Invasion #1

Review: How I Spent My Summer Invasion #1

As far as indie comics go, ​the expanded release How I Spent My Summer Invasion​ (from publisher We Comics) really tests the limits of what it means to be precious and cutesy.  Child protagonists, the ‘wacky’ cast of extraterrestrials, cartoon-style [...]

October 5, 2012 Features
Detective Comics #13 cover

Review: Detective Comics #13

DC’s New 52 reboot has reaffirmed the power that visual storytelling has in comic books.  Sadly, they didn’t do this by putting artists with distinctive styles or remarkable craftsmanship on their titles.  For the most part, the line has relied [...]

October 4, 2012 Features
Deathstroke #0

Review: Deathstroke #0

So, we come to this:  the conclusion to Rob Liefeld’s run on ​Deathstroke​, ending with a gimmick.  A fitting capstone to his casual, one could say accidental, subversion of superhero comic books.  As in ​Savage Hawkman​ and ​Grifter​, there’s a [...]

September 24, 2012 Features
Catwoman #0 - New 52 'Zero Month'

Review: Catwoman #0

There were two bits of news that made me more than hopeful the current ​Catwoman ​series would start to turn around starting with the whole “Zero Month” thing.  First off was Judd Winick bowing out after twelve issues of regressing [...]

September 22, 2012 Features

Bullet Reviews #75

For the 75th time(!) it’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Bullet Reviews! This week we look at: Batman And Robin #0, Captain Marvel #3, Conan The Barbarian #8, Creep #1, Dark Shadows #7, Hawkeye #2, It Girl! And [...]

September 19, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
The Ride: Southern Gothic #1

Review – The Ride: Southern Gothic #1

There is something undeniably cool about an anthology focused on murder, sex, and cars.  It’s a very American set of themes, particularly the last third of that equation:  the car’s the symbol of freedom in the ol’ U.S. of A., [...]

September 14, 2012 Features
Big Hero 6: Brave New Heroes

Review – Big Hero 6: Brave New Heroes

Reprinting the 2008 ​Big Hero 6​ mini-series from Chris Claremont and David Nakayama, about Marvel’s Japanese superhero team, did not do it any favors.  Too sloppy, too repetitive, and embarrassingly inconsistent in every sense of the word, it’s hard to [...]

September 12, 2012 Features

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