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“Daredevil: Guardian Devil”

By | Feb 12, 2019 | Reviews

“Kevin Smith changed everything.” That’s how Joe Quesada opens his introduction for the “Daredevil: Guardian Devil” trade paperback. He goes on to praise Smith for the leap he took from Hollywood to comic books saying, “He was symbolic of what was to come, and I will love him and sing his praises from now until […]

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“World’s Finest”

By | Feb 5, 2019 | Reviews

Published as three 48-page prestige-format issues in 1990, “World’s Finest,” wears its love for the Golden Age of superheroes on its sleeve thanks to a collaboration that unabashedly celebrated the off-the-wall splendor of costumed superheroes while softening the prickly relationship between fellow orphans Batman and Superman only a few years after Frank Miller’s precedent-setting “Dark […]

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“Bungo Stray Dogs” Vol. 1

By | Jan 29, 2019 | Reviews

Kicked out of the orphanage he lived in, Atsushi is at the end of his rope. However, saving a man may have just changed his fortune and introduced him into a new world of intrigue with this first volume of “Bungo Stray Dogs.” Written by Kafka Asagiri Illustrated by Sango Harukawa Having been kicked out […]


By | Jan 15, 2019 | Reviews

Walt Simonson is probably best known for his work on “Thor.” He is a dynamic artist and writer, and his “Thor” run is not only for that character, but in super hero comics in general. This review, though, is not about that run on “Thor.” Instead, we’re looking at a different pantheon, a different publisher, […]

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“The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans”

By | Jan 1, 2019 | Reviews

This is a perfect superhero comic. I’ll grant you the distinct probability other single-issue superhero comics, either before this one’s release in August 1982 or afterwards, are as good. But nothing beats “Marvel and DC Present The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans” as a perfect optic blast (or starbolt) of story, character, creators, […]

“Royal City”

By | Dec 19, 2018 | Reviews

In this week’s evergreen review, we’re taking a look at the vastly underrated and overlooked Jeff Lemire written and drawn series “Royal City.” This a comic that’s pure Lemire and deserves a second glance for its raw emotion and gripping character drama. Written, Illustrated and Colored by Jeff Lemire Letters by Steve Wands In his […]

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By | Dec 11, 2018 | Reviews

Only one comics reviewer has to work at Yuletime, and that’s me. So as Christmas approaches, let’s take a look back at one of my seasonal favorites, Grant Morrison and Dan Mora’s “Klaus.” Written by Grant Morrison Illustrated by Dan Mora Lettered by Ed Dukeshire Klaus is “Santa Claus: Year One.” Award-winning author Grant Morrison […]

“Adventure Comics” #4 & #5

By | Dec 4, 2018 | Reviews

It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on the 10th anniversary of “Blackest Night.” In retrospect, that event arguably marks the zenith of the “Geoff Johns era” of DC Comics. So, it’s especially appropriate that Johns used that event to cap of what I consider the definitive ending to the character I most associate […]

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“Bug Boys” Vol. 1

By | Nov 27, 2018 | Reviews

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a bug village? To have a yard and woods be endless, sprawling and mysterious? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to explore with friends the ever widening world and to wrestle with new emotions? “Bug Boys” Vol. 1 invites us, through the […]

“Locke & Key”

By | Oct 31, 2018 | Reviews

Rendell Locke has been murdered and he leaves behind his wife Nina and their three kids, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode. The family is shattered, but Rendell always mysteriously told his wife that if anything were ever to happen to him, she should take the family and move them to his ancestral home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. […]

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“Secret Warriors” #24

By | Oct 16, 2018 | Reviews

Jonathan Hickman, maybe more than any other current writer, has picked up a reputation for intricate, densely plotted, structurally complex stories. A recent read-through of his first long-form work, “Secret Warriors,” showed me all of that, but one issue in particular stuck out for being the shining example of why his approach to storytelling works. […]


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