Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Chris Thompson and Darwyn Cooke Columns
In Memoriam: Darwyn Cooke

By | Dec 30, 2016 | Columns

It would be disingenuous to say that I knew Darwyn Cooke well, but I did spend a lot of time with him at The Lakes Comic Art Festival last year, and for the duration of that show he was my ‘con buddy.’ He was the guy I did a lot of my panels and talks […]

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Noel Neil in Adventures of Superman Columns
In Memoriam: Noel Neil

By | Dec 29, 2016 | Columns

It might seem odd to, after all the folks that have passed away this year, to honor an actress from a television show that debuted thirty year before I was born. But you have to understand, Noel Neil represented something that, to a boy growing up in the 80s, seemed rare and magical: a superhero […]

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oakley-cover-square Columns
My Comics Year: Making a Comic

By | Dec 29, 2016 | Columns

This year, I finished a comic called “Oakley Rushie Down to the Bay.” Nominally a comedy, the story focuses on a young woman trying to wrangle her friends together to uphold a tradition, even though none of these people really want to talk to her at that moment. It took me shy of 100 days […]

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Carrie Fisher Columns
In Memoriam: Carrie Fisher

By | Dec 29, 2016 | Columns

Carrie Fisher: Drowned in Moonlight, Strangled by Her Own Bra My story isn’t unique: like many people, Carrie Fisher was my first real crush. I didn’t know why, but as a young boy watching Star Wars, she was different from all the other girls I knew. She wasn’t just cute and funny,  she was strong […]

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Fantastic Four #375 Columns
In Memoriam: Paul Ryan

By | Dec 28, 2016 | Columns

Paul Ryan’s passing last March meant not only a loss to his family and friends, but the loss of one of the best “sixth man” artists in mainstream comics In basketball, the “sixth man” refers to player usually sent in first to relieve one of the five starters. They are often asked to sub in […]

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Columns
My Comics Year: Comics Podcasts Saved My Life

By | Dec 28, 2016 | Columns

I’ve listened to comics podcasts for years. But this is the year I’ll make the ludicrous claim that comics podcasts sorta saved my life. In Glen Weldon’s The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture (Simon & Schuster), Weldon quotes comedian Scott Aukerman about the Gen-Xers I was on the tail end of: […]

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Batman-vs-Harley-Quinn-in-Justice-League-vs-Suicide-Squad Podcasts
The DC3cast, Episode 48: ‘Rebirth’ Titles, Round 28

By , and | Dec 28, 2016 | Podcasts

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] ‘Rebirth’ is upon us, and so your fearless hosts are going to talk (at least) all the first issues of each ‘Rebirth’ title! The boys discuss their new spin-off podcast, discuss the glory of “Aquaman,” “Nightwing,” and “Superman,” and more. Follow our hosts on Twitter, @VJ_Ostrowski, @sirfox89, and […]

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Steve Dillon RIP Columns
In Memoriam: Steve Dillon

By | Dec 27, 2016 | Columns

I was in college when I first read “Preacher.” At this time in my life, you could say I was in the typical “rediscovering comics” phase: someone who had read comics as a kid, bounced out due to bullying (back in the days before superheroes were a cultural norm — remember that?) and then came […]

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