Author Archives: Benjamin Birdie

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #801

By | Jun 22, 2018 | Reviews

Dan Slott says good bye to everybody’s favorite wall-crawler in a stand-alone story that could satisfyingly be considered the last Spider-Man story ever. (Spoilers follow below.) Written by Dan Slott Illustrated by Marcos Martin Colored by Muntsa Vicente Lettered by Joe Caramagna After ten years, Dan Slott’s final issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is here, […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #15

By | Jun 19, 2018 | Columns

1. The Bizzaro World of “Superman” The Bizarro world of opposites is a long standing tradition in the DC Universe, and has seen all kinds of interpretations, but in their last big storyline for their “Superman” run, Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, and Doug Mahnke (with letterer Rob Leigh and a bunch of inkers and colorists […]

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Art Feature: Stuart Immonen

By and | May 31, 2018 | Art Feature

Editor’s Note: Yesterday, the comics world was shocked by the ‘retirement‘ of Stuart Immonen. Part of the shock is that Immonen’s decision is so unlike what we see from most comics creators, who only stop working when either they physically cannot draw anymore, or the calls for work stop coming. Immonen is in neither situation, […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #14

By | May 22, 2018 | Columns

1. That smokey “Flavor” (I immediately regret what I just wrote but not enough to erase it, sorry ’bout it.) Anyway, the first issue of “Flavor” does a great job at building a charming and compelling world and you should totally read it. Co-creators Joseph Keatinge (writer) and Wook Jin Clark (artist) are at the […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #13

By | Apr 17, 2018 | Columns

1. How good Stuart Immonen is at drawing. Stuart Immonen is a really great artist (inked here, as he usually is, by Wade Von Grawbadger). One of the things that makes him great is how everything he draws reflects serious thought about the things he’s drawing. Like, sometimes you forget how impressive it is that […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #12

By | Feb 20, 2018 | Columns

1. Christopher Priest’s first “Black Panther” storyline Chances are it’s been a while since you’ve revisited the very beginning of Priest’s landmark run, but it’s remarkable how well he establishes his own voice to the character and also manages to combine so many disparate elements into a single story. Priest’s run features a lot of […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #11

By | Feb 13, 2018 | Columns

1. “VS” #1 is the best debut issue since “New X-Men” #114. I mean we’re all on the same page here, right? We were all duly excited about “VS,” of course. We had Ivan Brandon writing his follow up to “Drifter,” one of the only finite comic series that hid its reveal to the end […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #10

By | Feb 8, 2018 | Columns

1. The Wild Future Vision of “Motherlands.” One of the great advantages of a sci-fi comic is that you can create a future with a limitless budget, and cram all the wild ideas you’ve got into its pages. Si Spurrier and Rachael Stott (with Felipe Sobriero coloring and Simon Bowland lettering), are definitely leaning into […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #9

By | Jan 30, 2018 | Columns

1. Shalvey + Bellaire = Team Supreme on “Injection” Warren Ellis’s “Injection” has become the perfect showcase for the synergy between artist Declan Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire (lettered here by the great Fonografiks). It’s moody, atmospheric, and super-weird; all qualities on display in the series’ last arc about Brigid Roth’s examination of strange rock […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #8

By | Jan 24, 2018 | Columns

1. “The Mighty Thor” is still really, really good. Jason Aaron has had a knack for creating his own little corner of the Marvel Universe that doesn’t really concern itself with a lot of the goings on outside of it. He brings back favorite characters, he keeps his cast consistent in their motivations, generally he’s […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #7

By | Jan 16, 2018 | Columns

1. John Paul Leon draws EVERYTHING. “Batman: Creature of the Night” is sort of Kurt Busiek’s spiritual successor to “Superman: Secret Identity.” Once again, we see a big DC character through the lens of the “real world.” I’m not going to get too into the thematics of the story here (they’re great and well-examined). I […]

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Hey Comics! What’s Good? #6

By | Jan 9, 2018 | Columns

Welcome back, friends. I’ve spent a lot of this ridiculously cold week catching up on a lot of stuff I’d missed over the past little while. (Along with one rad book hot off the presses.) There’s bit of a theme here about the benefits of following your own voice, which is a lovely sentiment as […]

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