Author Archives: Frida Keränen

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“Only A Poor Old Man”

By | May 28, 2020 | Reviews

“Only A Poor Old Man” largely defined the most famous character invented by one of America’s most important comic book creators. That is a heavy claim to make, but anything else would be an understatement. The first comic with Scrooge McDuck as the main character is maybe not Carl Barks’ absolute best work, but one […]

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“The Books of Magic”

By | Apr 13, 2020 | Reviews

Nearly every piece of writing about “The Books of Magic” seems to start by comparing it to Harry Potter. After all, the premise of “young bespectacled boy is told he is capable of magic” makes it an easy connection. This makes the comic a bit hard to sell for new readers, even though “The Books […]

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“Superman: Birthright”

By | Dec 26, 2019 | Reviews

While perusing my shelves to pick out a comic for reviewing, I found myself unable to decide on one because there were so many possible criteria for choosing it. Should I return to an old favorite just out of nostalgia, try a classic I had missed out on, or pick a comic to review purely […]

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Keeping a Watch on “Doomsday Clock” #10

By | Jun 17, 2019 | Annotations

Welcome to “Keeping a Watch on Doomsday Clock,” our column dedicated to annotating the first ever DCU/Watchmen crossover that most of us probably didn’t need but is here nonetheless! Since this 12-issue maxiseries relies so heavily on “Watchmen,” a comic that has a ton to unpack in itself, there are a lot of details and […]

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Keeping a Watch on “Doomsday Clock” #9

By | Apr 10, 2019 | Annotations

Welcome to “Keeping a Watch on Doomsday Clock,” our column dedicated to annotating the first ever DCU/Watchmen crossover that most of us probably didn’t need but is here nonetheless! Since this 12-issue maxiseries relies so heavily on “Watchmen,” a comic that has a ton to unpack in itself, there are a lot of details and […]

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“Batman & Robin Must Die!”

By | Mar 6, 2019 | Reviews

When Batman supposedly died about a decade ago, nobody was surprised to see him come back after a while. That didn’t mean fans weren’t excited to see how his return would happen, creating various theories and trying to connect the dots in Grant Morrison’s Batman mega-epic. While Batman’s travels through time were depicted in The […]

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Keeping a Watch on “Doomsday Clock” #8

By | Jan 7, 2019 | Annotations

Welcome to “Keeping a Watch on Doomsday Clock,” our column dedicated to annotating the first ever DCU/Watchmen crossover that most of us probably didn’t need but is here nonetheless! Since this 12-issue maxiseries relies so heavily on “Watchmen,” a comic that has a ton to unpack in itself, there are a lot of details and […]

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Keeping a Watch on ”Doomsday Clock” #7

By | Oct 29, 2018 | Annotations

Welcome to “Keeping a Watch on Doomsday Clock,” our column dedicated to annotating the first ever DCU/Watchmen crossover that most of us probably didn’t need but is here nonetheless! Since this 12-issue maxiseries relies so heavily on “Watchmen,” a comic that has a ton to unpack in itself, there are a lot of details and […]

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Rosi Kämpe Talks Her New Ongoing at Marvel, “Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider”

By | Aug 27, 2018 | Interviews

This fall, Marvel is unveiling an all-new Spider-Gwen ongoing series, titled “Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider.” One of the more popular and, frankly, surprisingly enduring creations for the last decade, Spider-Gwen has become one of the most dynamic and interesting characters Marvel is publishing in any book, and it is really encouraging to see both Marvel support […]

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Keeping a Watch on ”Doomsday Clock” #6

By | Aug 22, 2018 | Annotations

Welcome to “Keeping a Watch on Doomsday Clock,” our column dedicated to annotating the first ever DCU/Watchmen crossover that most of us probably didn’t need but is here nonetheless! Since this 12-issue maxiseries relies so heavily on “Watchmen,” a comic that has a ton to unpack in itself, there are a lot of details and […]

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