You are a sad strange big headed man Uatu. You have my pity!

Fury Lightyear to the rescue!

I spend so much time Believing all the lies To keep the dream alive Now it makes me sad It makes me mad at truth For loving what was you – “Eyes without a face” – Billy Idol I intended to try my best to explain the entire storyline to the latest Marvel event Original…

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Three Books You Probably Aren’t Reading But Should

Unfortunately, it can be easy to get wrapped up in being critical of the things you otherwise enjoy.  Today, I’m going to turn over a new leaf and write something positive by starting a monthly column focussing on promoting some of the books I am really enjoying.  I want to point out three books that deserve a great deal more…

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The Unfinished Symphony That Was Episode 25

Thanks for stopping by.  Nickel here, co-host of the Graphic Novice Comic Book Podcast.  You might remember me from episodes like “Coffee and Comics: A Very Special Graphic Novice Engagement” and “Back to the Future Past”.  If you’ve listened to our humble little podcast before, you know that I try to read a few comics every week.  The…

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Manifest Destiny

When Nickel first threw out the question on Google Hangouts if Doc and I were interested in giving this new Image comic called “Manifest Destiny” a shot, I shamefully recall laughing. I can’t explain my mindset at that moment. Maybe I was just having a bad day or perhaps I was just looking for another excuse to…

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Wynter #1 Review

When the good folks at New Worlds Comics asked us to take a look at Wynter #1, we were honored and a little apprehensive.  So apprehensive, that we almost turned down the preview copy.  I was sure that the publisher would appreciate our reviews, but it would seem like poor form if we ended up…

Afterlife With Archie

Afterlife With Archie

Writer:  Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Art:  Francesco Francavilla Published by: Archie Comics. After four issues and numerous verbal jabs from my co-hosts, I felt it was time to formally address the fact that I am reading an Archie comic. I imagine many of you are now remembering the old familiar magazine racks at the grocery store and picturing Archie sharing a…

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Evil Empire?

Despite having a strong distaste for most comic book reviews, I seem to have no problem ignoring the hypocrisy and attempting to write them myself. As such, please consider any inadequacy you find in this article my personal form of protest. It can be almost impossible to find a negative review online as the various websites…

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Magneto Was Alright

Writer:  Cullen Bunn Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta Color Artist: Jordie Bellaire Letter: VC’s Cory Petit Publisher: Marvel Why is every superhero t-shirt I’ve bought in the past three years form fitting?  Are there statistics published somewhere that claim the average height and weight of an avid comic book reader are similar to that of a marathon runner?  Don’t get me…

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Graphic Novice Episode 8 Preview

After a quick stop at the beer store, we’re heading back to the Graphic Novice Studios this evening to record Episode 8 (Release Date: March 7, 2014).  After we solve a few of the world’s problems and determine the proper ointment for VF, odds are, we’ll eventually get around to discussing some comics. In our Rapid-Fire Review segment, we…