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Required Reading: Essential Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1

Too often, the artistry of older superhero comics is underestimated.  They were, after all, “kids stuff,” good for their time but quaint by today’s more sophisticated standards.  That’s the image the industry presents to the mainstream, echoed by traditional critics [...]

July 3, 2012 Reviews
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The Digital Age: A Comic Book Singularity

In the beginning, there was Superman. The history of superhero comics is divided into generally accepted “Ages”, and it all began with Superman.  The Golden Age was kicked off by Action Comics #1, the debut of Superman, and superheroes proliferated [...]

April 18, 2012 Features, Reviews
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Bullet Reviews #48: Adventure Time, Scarlet Spider, Haunt and More!

Each week at Comic Booked we like to offer Bullet Reviews of the previous week’s books in hope of introducing fellow readers to books you might not generally think about trying. This comes in handy, especially if you’re having a [...]

February 14, 2012 Reviews
Comic Booked Best of 2011

Best of 2011: Wrap Up

Hello there comic fans, and welcome to 2012! As we begin the new year, it only makes sense to take a quick look back at the past year and remember some of our favorites. To celebrate the best of the [...]

January 2, 2012 Reviews
Comic Booked Best of 2011

Best of 2011: Best Crossover Event

As 2011 comes to a close, it’s safe to say that it has been a banner year for the comics industry and fans alike. Here at Comic Booked, we have always taken our comics pretty seriously, and after a stellar [...]

December 31, 2011 Reviews
Comic Booked Best of 2011

Best of 2011: Suprise Hit

As 2011 comes to a close, it’s safe to say that it has been a banner year for the comics industry and fans alike. Here at Comic Booked, we have always taken our comics pretty seriously, and after a stellar [...]

December 30, 2011 Reviews
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Scarlet Spider Swings Back To Action In January

First of all, let me just say how excited I am that the Scarlet Spider is returning to the Marvel Universe. The character was the best part of the Clone Saga from the ’90s, allowing Peter Parker to withdraw from [...]

December 1, 2011 Reviews
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Review: Amazing Spider-Man #674

Spider-Island, in my opinion the best crossover event of 2011, is over, and this issue picks up where it left off.  The aftermath of a city infested with millions of spider-powered people is seen in this issue, and Dan Slott [...]

November 18, 2011 Reviews
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Bullet Reviews #36: Spider-Island Wraps! Farscape! Turtles and More!

Another week gone by and that means another round of Bullet Reviews! This time around we have books from last week and a few from two weeks ago managed to sneak in! Amazing Spider-Man #673! Annihilators: Earthfall #2! Farscape #24! [...]

November 7, 2011 Reviews
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Spider-Island Concludes!

Alright, Spider-Fans, this is the big finish so hang on tight, we have four, count ‘em, FOUR books to cover! To keep the size of this review manageable I’m going to go through the miniseries titles pretty fast. SPIDER-ISLAND: SPIDER-GIRL #3 by [...]

October 29, 2011 Reviews
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Review: Amazing Spider-Man #672

Okay, it’s official: Spider-Island is one of my favorite Spider-Man stories of all time. Spider-Man is the character that brought me into comics.  The first comics I ever read (maybe the first anything I ever read for fun) were Stan [...]

October 28, 2011 Reviews
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What Grinds My Gears? Unnecessary Comic Deaths and Manufactured Events!

Something has been nagging at me for some time now: gimmicky comic book marketing ploys.  We all saw the damage this practice did to the industry in the 90’s.  I thought that everyone had learned their lessons, and that the [...]

October 15, 2011 Features, Reviews
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Spider-Island: Heroes For Hire and Amazing Spider-Man!

We’re fast approaching the end of this event and these reviews have become bi-weekly because Marvel seems to be putting out just one issue a week. It’s more fun for me to cover more than one book in these reviews, so [...]

October 15, 2011 Reviews
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Review: Amazing Spider-Man #671

Spider-Island is so good that it looks like it may go down in Marvel history as one of the best Spider-Man crossover events of all-time.  This comic is jam packed with fun from the first page to the last, and [...]

October 13, 2011 Reviews
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Giant-Sized Spider-Island: TWO WEEKS WORTH!

Yes, we missed last week and it was my fault. I wasn’t able to get both books from last week and I was finishing my preparations for Detroit Fanfare. But, this week we have a Giant-Sized Spider-Island column! In the [...]

October 3, 2011 Reviews