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Archive for June, 2008

Thank You Mr. Turner

Posted by jadecanary on June 30, 2008

CBR News on the passing of Mr. Turner.


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The Kryptonian Code: The “Lost-Modern” Age

Posted by jadecanary on June 18, 2008

In 1985, DC Comics decided to combine the “Infinite” number of continuities they created, purchased, or inherided through a 12-issue mini-series called “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. We all know that. At the same time, they decided to ret-con Superman. Y’know, make him fresh for new readers. Dump the entire Silver Age continuity. They handed the reins to John Byrne. Read the rest of this entry »

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BSR Flashback: Batman #497 (L July 1993)

Posted by jadecanary on June 16, 2008

The Broken Bat
Knightfall Part 11
by Doug Moench (w)
Jim Aparo (p)
and Dick Giordano (i)

Broken… and done.

With Batman: R.I.P. in full swing, I’m reminded of the last time Batman got his ass handed to him, Knightfall. Knightfall was a 19-part epic (with sort-of cross-ins) featuring the official first assault on Gotham by 1993 Villain of the Year Bane. Bane made his first appearance in the Vengeance of Bane Special. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why isn’t there a review??? I need my Jones!!!!

Posted by jadecanary on June 13, 2008

Simple fact is, I’m a Thursday guy, not a Wednesday guy.

I play cards at my comic shop on Thursdays. VS System, eva hear of it? If not, you didn’t find your way here from the mothership of the BENDING STEEL franchise.

I’ll give you a list of what I picked up…

Batman Confidential #18
Trinity #2
Wonder Woman #21
Titans #3
GL Corps #25
Booster Gold #10
Action Comics #866
Green Arrow/Black Canary #9
Salvation Run #7

I’ve read like half of them. I STILL love Booster Gold. I have issues with DC and their treatment of Superman. I’ll be on this weekend to praise/wig-out.

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Jelly and Cheese: June 9, 2008

Posted by jadecanary on June 9, 2008

Fans of the original BENDING STEEL (includes my wife and my mom, among no others) will recognize a Jelly and Cheese title. The following is my pull-list from this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Supergirl #30

Posted by jadecanary on June 8, 2008

by Will Pfeifer
and Ron Randall

…I like to take a look at a planet that’s not exploding.

Do I have to? Really? If I do, I’m going to go off! Are you sure? Okay, I warned you… Read the rest of this entry »

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Detective Comics #845

Posted by jadecanary on June 8, 2008

The Riddle Unanswered
by Paul Dini (w)
Dustin Nguyen (p)
and Derek Fridolfs (i)

Next thing you know she’ll be trading in her top hat and fishnets for a cape and cowl. “Bat-anna”. Has a ring to it.

I don’t care about what people say about COUNTDOWN, I still like Paul; Dini’s writing. His run on DETECTIVE COMICS has been really good. Take, for example, what he has done with The Riddler. Right from the start, he has taken a fun Bat-Villain and made him a recurring character with solid dialogue that doesn’t involve holding someone hostage and sending the exact address to Gotham PD in the form of a riddle. The Riddler, Private Detective has been an excellent support character, and a thorn in the side to the real detective. (and the book is called DETECTIVE COMICS!) Read the rest of this entry »

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Manhunter #31

Posted by jadecanary on June 7, 2008

Part 1
by Marc Andreyko (w)
and Michael Gaydos (a)

Is there any place on the planet that doesn’t have their own superhero?

MANHUNTER IS BACK! Many many moons after the solo adventures of Kate Spencer ended, her book has returned from the dead, and right where it left off. I am unfamiliar with the circumstances for the cancellation of MANHUNTER, but I’m happy to be reading this book again. Read the rest of this entry »

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45 Minutes of the Sex and the City Movie

Posted by jadecanary on June 4, 2008

We get to the theater about an hour early for “What Happens in Vegas”, so we need something to do. My wife is the former manager of this particular theater, so we have the run of the place. We decide to drop into the “Sex and the City” movie. She wants to know what all the hype is about. I’m here for the nudity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Action Comics #865

Posted by jadecanary on June 4, 2008

The Terrible Toyman
By Geoff Johns (w)
and Jesus Merino (a)

There are Superman people and there are Batman people…

The Toyman has seen himself reincarnated by various writers. Most receintly, he was seen as a “Toyboy”, working with Lex Luthor and his “Revenge Squad” (his appearance was like that in “Superman, The Animated Series”). What Geoff Johns has done with this issue of Action Comics is clean up the Toyman’s history, intergrate each incarnation (without Superboy-Prime punching a wall in time) and sort-of erase the most disturbing moment in Winslow Schott’s career of villiany. Read the rest of this entry »

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