End of an Era: DC Has Left New York City

I was in New York City this past weekend for MoCCA Fest 2015, and whenever I left the show area, I had a vague sense of melancholy. That’s because DC Comics had decamped for the west coast, and there would no longer be any point in walking by 1700 Broadway, where I worked in 1996. It’s been a long time since then, of course, but memories keep coming back, particularly when I read Bob Greenberger’s posts on his long and […]

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Archie vs. Predator #1

Like a bad Saturday Night Live sketch, I got more entertainment out of the title and concept than I did from sitting through the content. Archie vs. Predator #1 is mostly a tease, as the title characters don’t even encounter each other — presumably, that’s to save something for the remaining three issues. It’s written by Alex de Campi, drawn by Fernando Ruiz, and inked by Rich Koslowski. The kids win a beach vacation to Costa Rica, where the girls […]

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The Tithe #1

The Tithe is a heist story set in a megachurch carried out by a bunch of hackers. I have no idea what’s going to happen next, and that’s a good thing when it comes to adventure comics these days. Launching the book with a quote by Jim Bakker while pointing out his time in jail sets a certain mood as well. Matt Hawkins writes and Rahsan Ekedal draws the tale. A heavily armed crew wearing Jesus masks breaks into the […]

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Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure

What a great book to read just after my most recent trip to New York City! Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure is a a wonderful romp through the big city, as Pablo, new to the area, gets lost during a school field trip to the Empire State Building. New friend Alicia tries to help the pair get back to their group. Along the way, we all learn more about the subway system and how it was built. The images […]

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Avengers Shill Razors in Digital Comic

If you want to read a new movie Avengers adventure before the film comes out in May, I’m not sure this will totally fulfill your needs, but it did answer a question I had. But I’m getting ahead of myself. To promote the Fusion ProGlide razor with FlexBall Technology, Gillette announced “four super-charged prototype razors inspired by Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, and Thor”. Here’s the video showing the “Avengers-inspired technology”: The Thor razor with micro-lightning can only be […]

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Nutmeg #1

Nutmeg, written by James F. Wright and illustrated by Jackie Crofts, ships this week from Action Lab Entertainment. I hope you’ll check it out. The publisher bills it as “Betty and Veronica” and Heathers meets Breaking Bad, while the creators describe it as a “culinary coming-of-age crime comic”. In a 1960s girls’ junior high, Cassia Caraway is new to class. She pairs up with Poppy Pepper to learn her way around, and they quickly fall foul of Saffron, the leader […]

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Watching Your Life on Stage: A Fun Home Coda

Alison Bechdel created the important and inspiring Fun Home as a look back at her father’s life and secrets. The graphic novel is now a Broadway musical (which would be amazing to see), described as featuring “Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family — her mother, brothers, and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father — that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience is performed entirely in the round… [it’s] about […]

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