Category Archives: comics

“Wedding” by Richard F. Yates

Yesterday, my older daughter got married. (All hitched-up…) Exhibit A: It was an interesting wedding—superhero themed, because she and her new husband are both comic book fans. The centerpieces for the tables, which my wife and the girls worked on … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 052: Ranma ½ Volume 1”

I’ve been at this book review gig for about eight months now, and it’s an absurd crime that I haven’t reviewed a single transgender martial arts comedy comic yet… Slacking. That’s the only thing I can call it… Rumiko Takahashi … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 048: Gregory”

I don’t remember how I found this particular book by Marc Hempel (who would later go on to do a stint illustrating Neil Gaiman’s “The Kindly Ones” storyline in the brilliant series, The Sandman,) but Mariah and I both loved … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 044: Super Aces”

Again, FULL DISCLOSURE, this is an Art Horse project, and as such was created by friends of mine. The book I’m looking at for this review is a superhero story set during an alternate history version of World War II: … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 036: Watchmen”

You’ve probably heard of Watchmen. You’ve probably heard that it changed comics forever. Maybe you’ve even seen the film version… But to actually READ the book, that’s something else entirely… Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons – Watchmen (1986/2005) Alan Moore … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 034: Metropolis”

Osamu Tezuka – Metropolis (1949/2003) [Translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian] Osamu Tezuka is one of the most famous comics artists that Japan has ever produced, but I’m not real sure how well known he still is today. Some people may remember … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 032: Understanding Comics”

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, comic books were HOT! Mainstream comics (Marvel & DC) were doing well, collectors’ prices were up, and the classic characters were on everyone’s mind. Tim Burton’s Batman film (from 1989) smashed box-office … Continue reading

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