Posts Tagged ‘Greg Rucka’
Comic Book Fix: Meaningful Characters and Pointless Deaths
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:06 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:06
I started reading Gail Simone‘s original Birds of Prey comics. I’ve been meaning to read them for a while, but never knew where to start. Was her entire run available as trades? Would I have to pick my way through the back issues of local comic shops? And if I did, how many issues did Simone write? Fifty? And if you throw in her Secret Six books, and her current Batgirl run, that’s, what, more than 100 individual comics, isn’t it? Where in the world would I find room for all that? And then it hit me. I didn’t need to track down the single issues of Simone’s work. I didn’t have to clear space on a bookshelf or get a new short box. All I had to do was search for her name using the comiXology app on my tablet computer and there they were, all of her comics, just sitting there, waiting.
I probably never would have bothered to try to find physical copies of all of Simone’s work. Too much effort. No guarantee of success. It was either download the issues or hope that someday DC would put together nice, updated collections of her comics. And who knows when, or even if, that will ever happen. It’s taken DC almost 20 years to release decent collections of the whole Batman: Knightfall saga. Who wants to wait that long?
Tags: avengers, Avengers vs X-Men, AvX, barbara gordon, birds of prey, black canary, Brian Michael Bendis, captain marvel, Charles Xavier, Cyclops, Dark Horse, DC Comics, dinah lance, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, helena bertinelli, huntress, jean grey, kelly sue deconnick, mavel, Oracle | Posted under Comic Book Fix | No Comments
Comic Book Fix: Comic-Con 2012 Recap
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 02:35 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 18 July 2012 02:35
And like that … it’s gone. The pop culture whirlwind that is San Diego Comic-Con is now in the wind, and everyone can catch their breath. After four days of nonstop press releases and panel announcements, the comic book industry is taking a collective sigh this week as it recovers from what many have affectionately dubbed “Nerd Prom.” And while the industry recuperates, that gives us plenty of time to sift through all the tweets and RSS feeds to find the truly big news of the weekend.
While a lot of attention is heaped on the various movie panels (Guardians of the Galaxy! The Winter Soldier!), I’m going to stick to comic book news in this post. Movies might make more money, but the real innovation these days is being done at your local comic book shop. So read on for what I think were some of the biggest announcements of this year’s Comic-Con.
Tags: 2012, Criminal, Darick Robertson, DC Comics, django unchained, duane swierczynski, Ed Brubaker, eisner awards, emma rios, Francesco Francavilla, Greg Rucka, howard chaykin, IDW, Image Comics, j. bone, j.h. williams iii, james robinson, joe casey, Judge Dredd, kelly sue deconnick, lazarus, mark waid, Matt Fraction, Michael Lark, Neil Gaiman, pretty deadly, quentin tarantino, Sandman, Sean Phillips, Vertigo | Posted under Comic Book Fix | No Comments
Comic Book Fix: Reviews – Fatale #1 and The Punisher #7
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:40 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 18 January 2012 11:00
In which I review two of my favorite books of the past couple weeks: Fatale #1, the new “horror noir” from the Eisner award-winning team behind Criminal and Incognito: Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips; and The Punisher #7, by not-frequent-enough collaborators Greg Rucka and Michael Lark.
Comic Book Fix Wed: Best Comics of 2011
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:33 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:00
Nothing was more impactful on the comic book industry in 2011, or received greater media attention, than DC Comics’ summer announcement that the 70-year-old company was rebooting its entire line of superhero comics in September. Spinning out of the much-hyped Flashpoint miniseries, DC unleashed “The New 52″ upon the world and suddenly the world was paying attention to comics again. Sales of the top tier “New 52″ books, like Justice League and Action Comics, reached levels not seen since the industry’s heyday back in the mid-’90s.
But lost amidst all the hoopla over Superman’s new costume was a lot of great comics not starring men and women wearing tights and capes. Which is not to say there weren’t amazing, wonderful superhero books released in 2011. There were. I even have a couple on my year-end list. But there’s a much bigger world of comics out there, everything from crime to horror to humor, and I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you not only some of the best comics of 2011 but some of my favorite comics ever.
Check out my list after the jump, and be sure to come back next week for the titles I’m most looking forward to in 2012.
Tags: Animal Man, Avaritia, Batman, Best Comics of 2011, Black Mirror, Casanova, Clockworks, Criminal, Daytripper, DC Comics, echoes, Ed Brubaker, Eduardo Barreto, Fabio Moon, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Ba, Gabriel Rodriguez, Greg Rucka, Hark A Vagrant, icon, Image, Infinite Kung Fu, Jeff Lemire, Jock, Joe Hill, Joe Simon, Josh Fialkov, Kagan McLeod, Kate Beaton, Kody Chamberlain, Locke & Key, Matt Fraction, Matthew Southworth, Oni Press, Our Love Is Real, Rahsan Ekedal, Randall Munroe, Scott Snyder, Sean Phillips, Stan Humphries, Steven Sanders, Stumptown, Swamp Thing, Sweets, The Last of the Innocent, Top Cow, Top Shelf, Travel Foreman, Vertigo, xkcd, Yanick Paquette | Posted under Comic Book Fix | No Comments