Author Archives: Benjamin Birdie

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Columns
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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Columns
Hey Comics! What’s Good? #5

By | Jan 3, 2018 | Columns

Out of the frozen tundra of the new year, your favorite comics column returns. We’ve been gone a few weeks, so let’s waste no time! Here are this week’s five rad things!! 1. The new “Quantum & Woody” debut. Daniel Kibblesmith and Kano’s first issue of “Quantum & Woody” just came out (with letters by […]

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Columns
Hey Comics! What’s Good? #4

By | Dec 12, 2017 | Columns

Wow, is it really that time again? Time for five more completely rad things in the world of comics? Shoot, I guess it is! Here we go! 1. DC’s new trade dress Okay, just ignore that “Batman” logo for this exercise. It won’t take long I promise, and when we’re done, you can go back to […]

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Columns
Hey Comics! What’s Good? #3

By | Dec 5, 2017 | Columns

Folks, I’ve spent another week reading comics! Here’s the stuff I liked the most. 1. Lee Weeks’s second act Lee Weeks has been drawing comics for a long time. And he’s been drawing comics with a consistent craftsmanship not easy to find. When it comes to artists, though, long-term careers aren’t really the norm, especially […]

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Doom Patrol Columns
Hey Comics! What’s Good? #2

By | Nov 28, 2017 | Columns

Another week gone by, another assortment of five amazing things in comics I happened to notice. A quick note about how this column will handle spoilers. Naturally, I read new comics every week, but I’m going to hold off on talking about anything spoilery in anything in particular until the following week, hopefully giving everyone […]

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Walking Dead Columns
Hey Comics! What’s Good? #1

By | Nov 21, 2017 | Columns

Comics can break your heart. They’re filled with compromise, creeps, and dunderheaded calls beyond measure. But they’re also magical, overflowing with incredible work by tireless craftspersons. Sometimes it’s just nice to sift through the years and years of books and pick out five things we can all agree are amazing. This week? Charlie Adlard drawing […]

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New-X-Men-114-Page Reviews
“New X-Men” #114

By | Nov 8, 2017 | Reviews

It’s 2001. I’m working at a Virgin Megastore and Cyclops just got done being possessed by Apocalypse or whatever. My favorite writer in the world and best artist who ever lived are teaming up to reinvent the team of weirdos that got me into comics in the sixth grade. This is what happened. Written by […]

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Quantum and Woody 2017 #1 Featured Interviews
NYCC ’17: Daniel Kibblesmith, Meet Quantum and Woody

By | Oct 17, 2017 | Interviews

This December, Valiant is bringing back everyone’s favorite Adopted-Brothers-Who-Can’t-Be-Seperated-For-More-Than-24-Hours Superteam, Quantum and Woody in an all new ongoing series written by Daniel Kibblesmith (“Valiant High”) with (honestly stunning) art by Kano. We talked to Daniel about his process, balancing his hot shot TV writing career (Late Night with Stephen Colbert) with comics, and what he’s […]

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Justice League of America #1 Featured Interviews
NYCC ’17: Talkin’ DC With Steve Orlando

By | Oct 10, 2017 | Interviews

We sat down with Steve Orlando, current writer of “Justice League of America” and “Supergirl,” and soon-to-be-writer of “Milk Wars” (with Gerard Way), the Doom Patrol/JLA crossover and the freshly announced “The Unexpected” for The New Age of DC Heroes initiative. We talked about all of the excitement ahead in his forthcoming work for DC. Now, you’re working […]

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