DC Comics and the New 52

A little over a month ago, DC Comics announced they are relaunching their entire line of monthly comics and resetting them back to #1 starting in September.  For those of you not familiar with the monthly numbering system, let me give you an overview: each comic book series numbers each issue, starting at #1.  Every … Continue reading DC Comics and the New 52

G.I. Joe #21 or why I used a dictionary for a comic book with no words

One of the comic books I collected regularly was Marvel Comics “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.”  I was a fan of the toys (as was every other boy my age) and the cartoon, so naturally the comic book was right up my ally.  I was on board pretty much from the beginning and to … Continue reading G.I. Joe #21 or why I used a dictionary for a comic book with no words

What To Read After: Green Lantern

After seeing “Green Lantern” on the big screen, it’s time to sit down and get to know The Corps a little better.  Here’s a good place to start.  This post may contain movie and comic book spoilers, so be warned! Green Lantern Vol. 4 #29-35 It seem like issue #29 is a strange place to … Continue reading What To Read After: Green Lantern

What To Read After: X-Men First Class

You saw “X-Men: First Class” and liked it.  So, now what?  Where do you start?  Fear not, I’m here to help.  This post may contain movie and comic book spoilers, so be warned! X-Men First Class (Vol. 1 – 8 issues, Vol. 2 – 16 issues, Finals – 4 issues)  The name of these limited series … Continue reading What To Read After: X-Men First Class

My First Comic Book: Action Comics #463

  Every comic book reader remembers their first time.  It is the nucleus a long and exciting adventure in the world of comic books.  It is your origin story.  Every superhero has one and so does every reader.  My comic origin began with Action Comics #463: “Die Now, Live Later!” The year was 1976, and … Continue reading My First Comic Book: Action Comics #463