Author Archives: Drew Bradley

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Why I Quit Marvel

By | Mar 21, 2018 | Longform

I’ve seen a lot of frustration aimed at Marvel the last few years and the general consensus seems to be that their comics have been falling in quality. I can be counted as one of their lapsed readers, although I seldom see the cause of my defection shared by others. How I got started with […]

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Minding MIND MGMT: Issue 36 / NEW MGMT 1

By | Sep 1, 2015 | Annotations

Matt Kindt’s “MIND MGMT” is now officially over. The final issue may not contain any clues or hints for the future, but let’s dig into it for references and hidden messages one last time. The Cover In a parallel to the first issue, the final cover is another mugshot of Meru. Putting the two side-by-side […]

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Minding MIND MGMT: Issue 35

By | Jul 28, 2015 | Annotations

Matt Kindt’s “MIND MGMT” reaches a crescendo this month, and these annotations are here to help you enjoy the action as thoroughly as possible. The Cover This immortal has been around since the very first issue, yet somehow never received a name. Like the other character covers in this arc, she’s in rough shape. The […]

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Small Press Spotlight: Gun #1

By | Jul 21, 2015 | Columns

Jack Foster’s “Gun” is far more impressive than it has any right to be. Right out of the gate, it seems to have so many things working against it. It’s a non-Big 2 superhero story. It’s self-published by an unknown creator. It’s not available through Diamond. Despite these enormous roadblocks, it’s actually a fine-tuned comic […]

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Minding MIND MGMT: Issue 34

By | Jun 23, 2015 | Annotations

Because each issue of Matt Kindt’s monthly series overflows with interwoven narratives, a standard review just doesn’t cut it. This column will provide in-depth analysis and help you navigate the overlapping plots as the series winds down. The Cover It’s tough to say for sure with all the fur, but I believe this puppy’s left […]

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Minding MIND MGMT: Issue 33

By | May 26, 2015 | Annotations

Because each issue of Matt Kindt’s monthly series is overflowing with interwoven narratives, a standard review just doesn’t cut it. This column will provide in-depth analysis and help you navigate the overlapping plots. The Cover This month spotlights the “Pipe Kid” first seen in #21p20 and somewhat introduced in #22. Despite the monstrous images hidden […]

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Minding MIND MGMT: Issue 32

By | Apr 27, 2015 | Annotations

Because each issue of Matt Kindt’s monthly series is overflowing with interwoven narratives, a standard review just doesn’t cut it. This column will provide in-depth analysis and help you navigate the overlapping plots. The Cover A roughed up Duncan gets the cover treatment this month, and there’s not much to say about it, really. The […]

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