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WTF, DC? Split

First things first: I’m enjoying the whole Rebirth thing. Batman, Detective Comics, and New Super-Man are really good books. New 52 was the worst. I’m so happy DC decided to retire the whole “Remember this thing you liked? Now it’s … Continue reading

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WTF, DC? Supergirl, Part Three: Matrix (Convergence)

So…long time no see. With the exception of Multiversity, Astro City, and Detective Comics, I’ve largely given up on DC for Marvel.┬áDaredevil, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3000, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, … Continue reading

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OMG, DC: Justice League Quarterly #5

I’ve written about Justice League Quarterly before. The book ran for almost half a decade (from 1990-1994) and was by no means a perfect comic: I enjoyed issues #1, #3, #5, and #8 (and #8 only because seeing Qwardian versions … Continue reading

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NON-DC: Marvel NOW! An Unmitigated Success in Attracting New Readership

I’m about to turn 34. From the age of nine (1989) through just recently (2011), my comic book purchases were almost exclusively DC. A few times a year I’d buy something from Marvel or Dark Horse or Image, but DC … Continue reading

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NON-DC: A brief word about Joshua Hale Fialkov’s Elk’s Run

Elk’s Run had an interesting publishing history that I was able to experience firsthand (more or less) as a consumer. In…lemme see…2005 or 2006 I was in a comic book store, looking at the independent publishers’ rack (probably looking for … Continue reading

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OMG, DC: Earth-Prime in the Pre-New 52 DCU

Earth-Prime first appeared in 1968, within the pages of The Flash #179. It was the “real” world – where no superheroes existed, and Batman, Wonder Woman, et al, existed solely as comic book characters. About 17 years later, DC Comics … Continue reading

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OMG, DC/NON-DC: Kurt Busiek’s Glorious Astro City

Part of why I whine so much about DC is that I love long, involved, complex mythologies and I really love complaining when what’s considered “canon” gets abused and tossed around like its the New 52 version of Starfire or … Continue reading

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