Archive for June, 2010

False Starts, Part Three of Three: Dazzler #1

Posted by on June 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Of the small set of comics I'm reviewing in this series — all of them, current Marvel #1s — the Dazzler one-off is actually the best. The comic is, at least, in touch with its own kitsch.

Iron Man 2: Iron Harder

Posted by on June 15th, 2010 at 3:56 AM

This is Richard Cook. I’ve hacked my way into Noah’s TCJ account.

As some of you know, the Hooded Utilitarian blog has gone kaput. So for at least part of the week, my fellow Hooded Utilitarians will be posting under

Journalista for June 15, 2010: We need your help

Posted by on June 15th, 2010 at 2:19 AM
Al Williamson dies ♦ Apple relents on Joyce and Wilde comics censorship ♦ more

False Starts, Part Two of Three: Astonishing X-Men #1

Posted by on June 15th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The first issue in the new Astonishing X-Men series doesn't manage to astonish in the least.

God Damn You, Bette Davis

Posted by on June 14th, 2010 at 9:36 PM
Why did you say that to Lucille Ball?

Bizarro Some More

Posted by on June 14th, 2010 at 8:33 AM
But Not What You Think

Minicomics Round-Up: Henderson, Neely

Posted by on June 14th, 2010 at 5:37 AM
Rob reviews new minis from Sam Henderson and Tom Neely.

Journalista for June 14, 2010: Reasons for pessimism

Posted by on June 14th, 2010 at 1:46 AM
Buenaventura Press closes ♦ Gaiman vs. McFarlane, round two ♦ more

False Starts, Part One of Three: Avengers #1 and Secret Avengers #1

Posted by on June 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In the abstract, one might assume that the first issue of a new series would represent a fresh start, and that one might pick it up and simply read it, without wading into a morass of back-story dozens of titles wide and hundred of issues deep. In the Marvel Universe, at least, that assumption would be wrong.

What the Hell

Posted by on June 13th, 2010 at 4:43 PM
You, Robert Crumb . . . what the hell? What the hell did you mean by that?

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