2022 was a rough year for me in the comic book world. There were some books I lost my way with and others I just dropped because I couldn't deal anymore. The biggest thing is that I fell out of hard with the current runs of Batman. It started back when they did the great … Continue reading 2022, my year in Comics
Fear State has come to its conclusion, and with it the run of James Tynion as both a Batman and DC comics writer as he has headed over to substack to do the freelance thing. Substack is the latest effort by writers to male their own way outside of the established order, be it newspapers … Continue reading Review – Batman: Fear State
This one is coming on the heels of John Moxley (or as you may know him, Dean Ambrose) releasing a video that is essentially proclaiming his freedom from WWE. One of the reasons, if not the main reason, Dean/John did not renew his contract is that he didn't like the roles he was given by … Continue reading Creative Freedom isn’t an Entitlement
It's been a rough year or so on the internet for two titans of entertainment, WWE and Marvel comics. In both cases the temperature of a lot of takes has gone up and up while the logic of said takes has plummented. It's at the point now where people are posting pictures of empty arenas … Continue reading What Secret Empire and WWE have in common
First up, logistical kudos go out to everyone involved. Every issue came out on time, and they kept it to the number of issues that were announced. No adding on 'unplanned extra' issues after it started like Civil War 2 or Secret Wars. And because there were no delays we don't have the awkward situation … Continue reading Final thoughts on Secret Empire
We have another cancellation, this time Black Panther and the Crew. After all of two issues Marvel decided it was time to pull the plug, with the upcoming sixth issue being it's last. This is on the heels of BP: World of Wakanda getting cancelled after four issues, and Nighthawk meeting it's fate pretty quickly … Continue reading Do you even buy comics, bro?
Secret Empire is here, and so far so good. The opening issue set the table really well for what's to come while not shooting too many shots early. Writer Nick Spencer has already made me feel more at ease with what's going to happen here storywise than I was at any point during last year's … Continue reading Secret Empire Kicks Off
As the discussion continued about the reasons for Marvel's sales drop as last year closed out a popular culprit was event fatigue, that some people are just tired of all the events that seem to be popping up one after another, and now we're on the verge of the next event starting up, Marvel's Secret … Continue reading Is Event Fatigue Real?
There's been a lot of conversation on twitter about what looks like is going to be a walkback of sorts on Marvel's big diversity push of the past few years. Marvel's VP of sales David Gabriel made some comments in a recent interview that got a lot mileage on twitter, and not in a good … Continue reading Money Talks: The Marvel Rollback
I wrote a few weeks back on Civil War 2 and where I thought it went wrong, but after reading DC's Injustice story, I've become convinced that these large scale heroes divided stories need to go away and never come back. In each case you can read comments and reviews that say the story started … Continue reading No more Civil Wars or Injustices