Comic Review: The Goddamned

The Goddamned Writer(s):  Jason Aaron Artist(s): R.M.Guéra  US Publisher:  Image Comics ++++++++++++++++++++++++   My favorite publisher in the whole wide world (Hyperbole, but you get the idea), has done it again. And what a great way of getting back on the saddle of writing a comic review than with this great amazing title. The team…

The salvation of comics lays with the independents (and new business models)

The last couple of years have driven me, full tilt ahead, unapologetically, towards smaller publishers, what are considered “independents”. In other words, I end up staying away from the big two. And while I though I was teaching them a lesson depriving their coffers from my measly $40.00 bucks a month, and redirecting those resources…

In comics, the artists comes first.

There are some battles I gave up fighting. Paying the salary of a waiter plus the cost of my meal/drink consumption, instead of expecting the employer to pay them a fair wage. (Tipping is almost mandatory in the US, my foreign friends) Not having a say where my taxes go, thus black budget projects. Not having a…

Comic Review: Taking up Savage Dragon

So I recently took up again Savage Dragon from Erik Larsen when an acquaintance told me that now (SPOILER ALERT) the dragon is the original dragon’s kid. I scratched my chin and though “I didn’t expect this from Erik Larson” I’ve met Erik in a few cons, and I always introduced myself as a lukewarm fan,…

Why I stopped purchasing floppies (like I used to)

The question I posit is: Keep sales up by destroying continuity? or Keep sales up by enhancing previous storylines? Today I heard the announcement of Marvel’s relaunch of Black Widow in its own comic. I saw the cover art, and I liked it. But then, as I was wondering if I should go out and…

Jack Kirby: August 28th 1917

Dubbed “The King” , many of you know that Jack Kirby helped change the tone, imagery, direction and esthetics of comic in the mid 1960’s when Marvel surpassed DC on sales. With Joe Simon he created Captain America when the US was starting to join World War II, and he himself was drafter and landed…

Comic Review: Rumble

Rumble Writer: John Arcudi Artist: James Harren Publisher: Image Comics This series started being published towards the end of 2012.

Parents: Make your kids read comics!

In the last couple of months I had the pleasure of enjoying the company of lots of kids in my immediate surroundings. These kids ranged in ages between 2 and 10, and they were a riot and a hoot. The main thing that got to me was the clear distinction of attitudes between the kids…