Category Archives: comics

“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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“Read a Damn Book – 029: Flaming Carrot’s Greatest Hits”

I had the great pleasure of meeting Bob Burden once, back in 1988 at Golden Apple Comics in L.A. My uncle and I drifted into the comic shop, late, for a Burden appearance, and we got there just in time … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 020: Madman Volume 1”

Mike Allred – Madman Volume 1 (2010) As I mentioned in a previous review (see The Atomics: Spaced Out and Grounded…), Mike Allred is one of my favorite comic creators, and this collection PERFECTLY illustrates the reasons why this is … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 014: Krazy & Ignatz”

George Herriman – Krazy & Ignatz (2002/2004) For those of you who may not be familiar with Krazy Kat, it was a long running newspaper comic strip created by George Herriman, not liked by many “normal” folk, but adored by … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 012: All This and Snoopy, Too”

In 1989, (or was it 1990?), I bought about a dozen Peanuts collections at a library book sale for 10 cents apiece. Every now and then, when I get in a specific mood, I grab one of those books and … Continue reading

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