Category Comics

Free Vertigo comics

Received an email from DC Comics today letting me know issue one of Madame Xanadu was available in PDF format as a free download.  I checked it out and it pointed me to a list of free issue one Vertigo…

Batman: Nine Lives by Motter and Lark

Picked up a bunch of DC trades and graphics novels off a Diamond sale last month: items I’d wanted to read but never got around to picking up.  One of those is Batman: Nine Lives by Dean Motter and Michael…

Switching to trades

It was a tough decision but I’m making the switch from individual issues (weeklys)  to trade paperbacks.  The idea was percolating in my head for about a year and the rationale is twofold: new comics aren’t worth anything and there’s a lot…

The Silver Age Of Comic Book Art

Picked this up at a discount book store in Toronto.  The format and flashy cover caught my eye: thumbing it showed a nice selection of art from the top silver age artists so I bought it. The Silver Age Of…

DC’s Wednesday Comics anthology

DC is launching a twelve-issue weekly series in July called Wednesday Comics.  It’s being published broadsheet size 28×20″ and will be shipped folded twice to 7×10″.  The series is the brainchild of DC’s art director Mark Chiarello who besides lining…

Variant Covers

DC just posted their June 2009 solicitations: the above image is my pick for best cover.  While I admire and enjoy an amazing piece of art as much as the next fan I detest having a cover done by someone…

Smash this Hulk ripoff

Scanning the Image Comics solicitations for April I came across this book from Jeff Loeb and Rob Liefeld. How can this be construed as anything but an Incredible Hulk ripoff?  Especially when it’s part of his battle cry “Hulk smash!”.

Nexus Archives and hardcover collections in general

Comics have been moving to a mass global market for some time in the format of the collected edition.  Various formats are available and lately all for the same material: soft cover trade paperback, hardcover, oversized hardcover, omnibus, absolute edition,…