Deconstructed: Uncanny X-Men #161

If there is any time more fitting for a good X-Men story, let me know. With last weekends horrible events in Charlottesville, VA, and hate, bigotry, and racism playing a major part in political discussions currently, some comfort can be found in the pages of the Uncanny X-Men. The main underline theme of Xavier’s School…

Deconstructed: Plastic Man Vol.4 #1

Once again Plastic Man is making his return to mainstream DC comics. Despite having his own television series, and being a reoccurring member of the Justice League, ol’ Patrick ‘Eel’ O’Brian’s superhero career has fluctuated from nobody to notoriety countless times. Now, with comic guru, Jeff Lemire at the helm, Plastic Man is about to…

Deconstructed: Defenders #52

All of Marvel Studios investment in Netflix is about to culminate with the heroes joining together to form the Defenders. As exciting as it is to see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces, I thought this would be a great opportunity to take a look back at one of the original…

Deconstructed: World’s Finest Comics #302

I cannot stand Ben Affleck as Batman! Sorry, I need to just say it once in a while, especially since he all bit ruined the new Justice League preview. Like, I am all “wow, Aqua Man looks cool. Ahh, Flash is rad. Ooh, they look good.” And then there’s emo Affleck trying way to hard…

Deconstructed: Amazing Spider-Man #244

With all the hype after Ned Leeds appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the potential of that leading into a Hobgoblin storyline, I thought a throwback to some classic Hobgoblin comics was in order. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of Hobgoblins first appearance in #238. The mystery of who Hobgoblin truly was/is one of…

Deconstructed: Robin, Vol.4 #85

As my son, Zyler, began his summer reading I picked through my old comics to find ones that would appeal to him. Teen Titans being popular as they are currently, Robin is one of Zyler’s favourites. It was a score when I discovered a run of a dozen or so of Robin’s own title from…

Deconstructed: Fantastic Four #51

When starting this new series for the Green Onion Blog the most exciting part has been going through my old comic books and seeing all the amazing covers, and stories long forgotten. To kick the series off there is no better place to start than one of the most infamous issues of one of the…

Champions by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos

Well, I have successfully put friend, and fellow blogger, Michael Miller of My Comic Relief, on his proverbial toes by mentioning I had read a graphic novel under his recommendation, while avoiding any mention of the book of choice or my general feelings about it.  By now he has breathed a sigh of relief (no pun…

A.D.: After Death by Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire, Book 2

I was a little shocked when searching through my archives for my review on book one of A.D., and found that I had read it back in November last year.  It felt fresh in my head, and I knew exactly what had occurred in the little book, despite not reading it for over seven months.  I…

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Oh, Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns.  Easily one of the greatest comic books ever written.  I originally read this book back in the 90’s during my high school days.  The then 20+ year-old book, now 30+, is an essential read for any comic book enthusiast.  I recall the shift in me brought on by this…

We Stand on Guard by Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skorce

First off, allow me to say something that may come as a shock to many of my American friends and readers.  As this graphic novel deals with in a fictional, aggressive manner: the world sees the U.S.A. as the most dangerous, and reckless force on Earth.  Even in Canada, your friends, neighbors, and brothers, we…

Green Onion Live @ Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo / Mise en Place

9:00am- Good morning good folks and fellow geeks.  Today is the day I make my way down to the biggest comic-con in Western Canada.  Already some great things have come out of the Calgary Expo including a surprise appearance by Stan Lee, Todd McFarline dropping hints about the next Spawn movie, and a live recording…