Monday, August 29, 2011

Batman Incorporated #8

404 - the fun in this comic could not be found.

all 0's out of 0101010101

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Punisher

W - Greg Rucka
A - Marco Checchetto

A classic Punisher tale.  Vigilante justice at it's best.  Merciless righting of wrongs.  The writing is good, it has an excellent flow and pace.  It's easy to digest and I don't mean that in any kind of bad way.  I'm a little iffy on the art.  It's mostly ok, but Punisher too pretty!  It doesn't fit.  Regardless of my opinion of the art, the comic was good!  Fun!  Hard core!

4 out of 5 fully spent clips.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Binky to the Rescue

W/A - Ashley Spires

Fun for everyone!  This is the 2nd Binky book so far.  Admittedly, I'm a huge fan of anything to do with cats, but still: The art is HILARIOUS!  The facial expressions and body language of Binky are expertly rendered and portray the exact emotion intended.  The story is simple, straightforward and appropriate for cat lovers of any age.  It didn't get an Eisner nomination for nothin!

5 out of 5 on the Space Cat Academy entrance exam.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Bombyce Network

W/A - Cecil and Corbeyran

I was drawn in by the cover art.  What a stroke of luck, this book is AWESOME!

Flea and Elmore are thieves.  They're part of a network.  The Bombyce Network.  They have gotten themselves into a bundle of trouble by robbing the wrong powerful people.  Nasty things are going on amongst the upper echelon of the French elite and this burglary could expose them all!

As indicated by the cover, the art is amazing.  It's rich like a painting and still maintains the crispness of penciled lines.  The story is gripping.  Originally 3 issues, Corbeyran left the series after issue two.  There was a three year wait between the first two, and an EIGHT year wait for issue three.  Yeesh. The split-up is noticeable in the writing even though it's not directly made clear.

Cool shit.  4 out of 5 gold schillings.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Written by - Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti Art by - Ryan Sook
.......So its been a while since a posting, huh? We've been attempting (with phenomenal success and disparaging results) to read all of Flashpoint and Fear Itself.With such an extreme consumption of mediocrity we have dashed our ability to describe or transmute our indifference into words.Fear not!Hark!Out of the deluge of humdrum storytelling arises.........JONAH HEX #70! Alright Jonah Hex is great.Not as a human but as a monthly,on time comic,and as a character.Month after month for near on six years Palmiotti and Gray have brought a wrinkle to my brow and a smile to my lips.( also my hand to my mouth while i exclaim an "oh snap!". Because you do not mess with Hex and tons of characters seem lose sight of this,and then lose a chunk of their head....which i love!) But i digress.Jonah Hex has a rotating cast of phenomenal classic western comic artists and the best guest artists in the biz.They get artists that typically only do cover illustrations do to whole interiors because these high profile artists WANT to draw an awesome western....and that be Hex.Issue #70 is no exception,with the amazing Ryan Sook shaming lesser artists with his interior art.Hex has always done amazing single issue stories and rarely did multi part stories,which amongst the spate of crossovers and clifhangers based storytelling, was a gale of fresh air.This is the final issue before the enormous relaunch of DC comics in september....wait....i know. Maybe you dudes are like "hold on Christian,you just sold us on a great monthly series just to tell us its over!? what the hey!?" Fear not! DC comics is not completley brain dead, and Jonah will be back in the pages of "All Star Western"! This series will feature Jonah in Gotham! when its a frontier town! He'll be reluctantly teamed up with Amadeus Arkham the founder of Arkham Asylum, to catch criminals! The writing team remains the same! I know! Totally awesome right!? Read it!

two out two six guns firing on all cylinders
it would have been awesome if Paul Pope and Frank Quitely had each done a single issue of Jonah just sayin.