Author Archives: Gregory Ellner

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Hack Slash Omnibus 2 Deluxe Featured Annotations
Butcher’s Block, Slab 8: Carving Through “Hack/Slash”

By | Nov 8, 2021 | Annotations

Welcome to Butcher’s Block, our “Hack/Slash” annotation. With the Kickstarter-funded hardcover version of the second omnibus now in print, there’s a few new additions that we should dive into. Furthermore, for sake of clarity: “Hack/Slash” is a mature comic book series. As such, many images may not be suitable for younger audiences, and quotations and/or […]

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Dark Knights of Steel issue 1 featured Reviews
“Dark Knights of Steel” #1

By | Nov 4, 2021 | Reviews

A song of darkness and sun begins with a unique Elseworld as kingdoms rise amongst various heroes in “Dark Knights of Steel” #1! Written by Tom Taylor Illustrated and Colored by Yasmine Putri Lettered by Wes Abbot An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will […]

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This Month in Comics: October 2021

By | Nov 2, 2021 | Columns

As with many a month, October 2021 had quite a lot going on. There are series debuts, anthologies, seasonal events, and the return of some conventions, with not everything in these elements necessarily remembered for positive reasons. Regardless, let us all look back at this past October, as seen through impressions left by the publications […]

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Batman Secret Files Peacekeeper 01 #1 Featured Reviews
“Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01” #1

By | Oct 21, 2021 | Reviews

How can a one-shot be used to integrate a new villain effectively into the past and present of an established hero, but still feel as though it would be difficult to pull off in other settings? See in this new ‘Secret File!” Written by Ed Brisson and James Tynion IV Illustrated by Joshua Hixson Colored […]

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We Have Demons #1 Featured Reviews
“We Have Demons” #1

By | Oct 7, 2021 | Reviews

Scott Snyder and various DC Comics collaborators come together in this new series delving deep into his love of atypical horror stories! Written by Scott Snyder Illustrated by Greg Capullo Inked by Jonathan Glapion Colored by Dave McCaig Lettered by Tom Napolitano The conflict between good and evil is about to come to a head […]

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Black Manta #1 Featured Reviews
“Black Manta” #1

By | Sep 10, 2021 | Reviews

Who is Black Manta when separated from his archenemy and going out on his own journey? Find the start of an answer to such a question in the debut of his eponymous limited series! Written by Chuck Brown Illustrated by Valentine De Landro Colored by Marissa Louise Lettered by Clayton Cowles Following his appearance in […]

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Superman '78 #1 Featured Reviews
“Superman ’78” #1

By | Aug 27, 2021 | Reviews

The Blue Boy Scout is here to save the day with a take on the “Donnerverse” begun with 1978’s Superman, entertaining regardless of readers’ prior experience with the property! Written by Robert Venditti Illustrated by Wilfredo Torres Colored by Jordie Bellaire Lettered by Dave Lanphear Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman […]

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Pennyworth #1 Featured Reviews
“Pennyworth” #1

By | Aug 13, 2021 | Reviews

Look at classic British spy fiction with a DC Comics twist in this tie-in debut to the television series of the same name, following Batman’s butler Alfred Pennyworth decades before he worked in Wayne Manor and during that same tenure in interrelated stories across time! Written by Scott Bryan Wilson Illustrated by Juan Gedeon Colored […]

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Amazing Fantasy #1 Featured Reviews
“Amazing Fantasy” #1

By | Jul 29, 2021 | Reviews

From spy fiction to ancient creatures to superheroics and more, “Amazing Fantasy” #1 more than lives up to its title! Written, Illustrated, and Colored by Kaare Andrews Lettered by Joe Sabino EXPERIENCE THESE HEROES LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Red Room Black Widow, teenage Spider-Man, World War II Captain America – the most iconic versions of your […]

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Catwoman 2021 Annual #1 Featured Reviews
“Catwoman 2021 Annual” #1

By | Jul 1, 2021 | Reviews

Walk through history with Father Valley as the Order of St. Dumas expands its tale and gives more to Catwoman’s latest enemy. Written by Ram V Illustrated by Fernando Blanco, Kyle Hotz, and Juan Ferreyra Colored by David Baron Lettered by Tom Napolitano Father Valley is a mystery. His unusual style as a hit man, […]

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