Author Archives: Rodney Ortiz

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Kabul Disco Reviews
“Kabul Disco”

By | Jun 12, 2018 | Reviews

In these turbulent, war torn times where political opinions can stain you permanently, how do you make the war in Afghanistan both charming and amusing? Apparently, you get Nicolas Wild to tell you a first person narrative of his time there as a cartoonist. It is hard to imagine a more upbeat interpretation of Kabul, and […]

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Five Thoughts on Batman: The Brave & the Bold‘s “Day of the Dark Knight!” & “Invasion of the Secret Santas!”

By | Jun 4, 2018 | Television

Batman’s had a lot of different animated incarnations over the past 30-years, and while Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League are certainly iconic, one should not overlook Batman: The Brave & the Bold. Is it a bit campy? Yeah, but that’s what makes it so utterly charming. Follow along as we go through the […]

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“Carthago”

By | May 8, 2018 | Reviews

With summer rolling in and people everywhere pining for some beach fun, what better time to read a book about Megalodons! If you’re like me and Shark Week doesn’t put that icy chill down your spine like it used to, pick up “Carthago,” by Christophe Bec, Eric Henninot, and Milan Jovanovic for some good old […]

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“I Kill Giants”

By | Apr 24, 2018 | Reviews

Having seen that the theatrical release for “I Kill Giants” came out late last month and is now available to stream, I felt this would be a good time to go back and touch upon the series that inspired the movie. Originally released in 2007, Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura’s 7-issue limited series stands […]

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Get Naked Featured Reviews
“Get Naked”

By | Apr 10, 2018 | Reviews

I picked up “Get Naked,” by Steven T. Seagle, on a whim. Mostly because it was titled “Get Naked.” Immediately thoughts of old “Benny Hill” hijinks ran through my mind. Why was Benny Hill the first place I went? I have no idea, my mind is a strange place sometimes. But the idea put a […]

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Looking Back on Superman: The Animated Series

By | Apr 2, 2018 | Longform

Recently I spent the last month re-watching Superman: The Animated Series with my kids. It was a pleasant departure from our typical Disney themed watching habits and a welcomed return to an animated favorite from my youth. For many of us growing older with comics can become an interesting transition. Time becomes precious, and thus […]

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Judge Dredd Megazine 389 Featured Columns
Multiver-City One: Judge Dredd Megazine 389 – Darklands!

By , , , and | Nov 15, 2017 | Columns

Welcome, Earthlets, to Multiver-City One, our monthly look at the “Judge Dredd Megazine!” Let’s get right to it. THIS MONTH IN JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE 389 Judge Dredd: Defrosted Credits: Rory McConville(script), Paul Davidson (art), Chris Blythe (colours), Annie Parkhouse (letters) Rowan Grover: Rory McConville continues to prove his worth as an up and coming writer […]

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Original Valiant Covers Columns
Unifying Valiant, Part 18: ‘Unity’ Chapter #14-18

By | Nov 7, 2017 | Columns

Welcome to Unifying VALIANT, our celebration of the 25-year anniversary of VALIANT’s companywide crossover ‘Unity.’ A precursor to the now omnipresent annual comic event, ‘Unity’ and VALIANT changed the face of the comic industry in the early ‘90’s. In each entry we’ll be focusing on one of the company’s storylines until culminating at ‘Unity.’ Follow […]

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Unifying Valiant, Part 17: ‘Unity’ Chapter #10-13

By | Oct 24, 2017 | Columns

Welcome to Unifying VALIANT, our celebration of the 25-year anniversary of VALIANT’s companywide crossover ‘Unity.’ A precursor to the now omnipresent annual comic event, ‘Unity’ and VALIANT changed the face of the comic industry in the early ‘90’s. In each entry we’ll be focusing on one of the company’s storylines until culminating at ‘Unity.’ Follow […]

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