Category Comics

Ultimate Comics Avengers: Next Generation

I enjoy the art of Carlos Pacheco: he has a great style that has worked across the board for Marvel and DC.  Sight unseen I ordered Ultimate Comics Avengers: Next Generation Premiere Hardcover.  I’ve read previous Ultimates titles and knew…

Book Of The Month Club & V For Vendetta

Before I dive into this fascinating and edge-of-your-seat topic a little background information may be in order.  Welcome to the first column of Bound Together, a look at comic book trade paperbacks and graphic novels in all their shapes and…

Frank Cho in Paris

My family and I were on vacation the last three weeks and one of our stops was Paris.  While wandering the streets we came across Album, a comic shop with their windows filled with statues.  I took a look around…

The Abominable Charles Christopher Book One

While perusing TCAF last weekend I spotted this gorgeous faux suede hardcover: The Abominable Charles Christopher Book One by Karl Kerschl. I knew the bare minimum: this is a weekly webcomic that just received its second Eisner nomination.  What caught…

TCAF 2010: Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Today and tomorrow at the Toronto Reference Library branch is the annual Toronto Comics Arts Festival, or TCAF.  It’s been running for several years but this was my first time attending the show.  It’s a small press independent kind of…

Heavy Liquid

I plan to attend TCAF this weekend and see Paul Pope is a guest.  Pope is a creator I see popping up here and there but in the past haven’t been willing to give his material a try; it’s too…

Starman Omnibus Volume 1

I’ve wanted to pick up Starman Omnibus Volume 1 for quite some time but there always seemed to be something else more deserving of my available funds.  I finally had a chance when an Amazon gift card fell in my…

Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson Volume 1

I read the entire Walter Simonson run on Thor as they were published during the 80s: it was my favorite book and I was completely captivated by the story.  I even hung on when Simonson stopped doing the art and…

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Volume 1

Growing up I was a dedicated Marvel comics fan and didn’t stray much into DC territory.  Sure I caught the big books, Dark Knight, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, but it had to be making a lot of noise for me…