Author Archives: Rodney Ortiz

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Twists-of-Fate-Featured Reviews
“Twists of Fate”

By | Dec 11, 2018 | Reviews

The circumstances that spur one to pick up a book can many times be an intriguing part of the reading experience. In regards to graphic novels there are numerous aspects that can spark this interest; whether it is an eye catching cover, a tantalizing title or a captivating excerpt. There must be something in its […]

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“My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies”

By | Nov 13, 2018 | Reviews

“My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies” has been pitched as the first original graphic novel from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. While that statement is certainly true, relegating it as another story from a dynamic creative team is a disservice. This is a completely engrossing tale that must be read multiple times to fully comprehend […]

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Bram-Strokers-Dracula-Cover Reviews
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

By | Sep 11, 2018 | Reviews

Just in time for Halloween, this September IDW is set to release “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” by Mike Mignola and Roy Thomas. On the face of it, this seems like a natural fit for the acclaimed “Hellboy” creator, with so much of his work carrying an occult sensibility. However, it’s far more interesting than that. Originally […]

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Music-Meister-Brave-Bold Television
Five Thoughts on Batman: The Brave & Bold‘s “Mayhem of the Music Meister!” & “Inside the Outsiders!”

By | Aug 20, 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. This entry marks our final installment for […]

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“Memoirs of A Very Stable Genius”

By | Aug 14, 2018 | Reviews

It feels like at least half of my graphic novel choices this year have been based on how wacky the title strikes me. Since I had such wonderful luck with “Get Naked” and “Kabul Disco”, how could I possibly pass up “Memoirs of A Very Stable Genius?” There was zero chance I’d let this slip […]

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Convention-Brave-Bold Television
Five Thoughts on Batman: The Brave & Bold‘s “Legends of the Dark Mite!” & “Hail the Tornado Tyrant!”

By | Jul 30, 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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A Study in Emerald Reviews
“A Study in Emerald”

By | Jul 17, 2018 | Reviews

When I found out that Neil Gaiman was releasing a new graphic novel I instantly knew that I’d be picking it up. The man is a master in the industry and his work rarely, if ever, disappoints. From his early work on “Miracleman” to his acclaimed run on “Sandman,” Gaiman brings a unique and eccentric […]

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Booster-Gold-Brave-Bold Television
Five Thoughts on Batman: The Brave & Bold‘s “Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!” & “The Color of Revenge!”

By | Jul 16, 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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