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…

Roughneck by Jeff Lemire

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect with this months graphic novel release, Roughneck.  I only knew one thing, I was going to love it.  The new book is the first solo, creator owned, contemporary project in five years from Canadian industry leader, Jeff Lemire.   It is no secret that Mr. Lemire is a personal favourite for me-…

Old Man Logan: Berzerker by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino

Warning: If you have not read, heard about, or understand the original mini-series Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, do yourself a big favour and get that book today.  Set in an alternate universe/future, Old Man Logan is a story of a dystopian Marvel Universe in which Logan is one of the…

Justice League: Extinction Machine by Bryan Hitch

Let’s be honest with ourselves, mainstream comics have been a mess.  Major events, reboots, more events, more reboots, how about another major event, followed by a complete reboot.  This attempt to keep print alive and snag new readers has had a reverse impact on long time readers.  It is hard for established fans to keep…

Spider-Man/Deadpool: Isn’t it Bromantic by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness

Relationships are funny, on one end you need to share personal interest and have at least a similar set of morals, values, or beliefs.  But then, as they say “opposites attract”.  There fore a relationship between two iconic Marvel characters, Spider-Man and Deadpool could carry a nice balance, or clash in a horrible way.  These…

Red Onion’s Comic Vault Tour

I know comic books are a tremendous part of Green Onion’s Blog, but I don’t read much, really, not at all.  My advisors said I should read the Bible and American Constitution but then I rented Finding Dory instead.  Great movie, the best, watched it like a dozen times this week.  Anyways, I figured I’m…

Rocket Racoon and Groot: Tricks of the Trade by Skottie Young

McCartney and Lennon.  Jobs and Wozniak.  Ben and Jerry.  Abbot and Costello.  Bert and Ernie.  Jay and Silent Bob.  Bill and Ted.  Scooby and Shaggy.  Famous duos in history that changed the world of entertainment for the better.  And then there is Rocket Racoon and Groot… Alright, let’s get real.  Guardians of the Galaxy was…

Axe Cop by Malachai and Ethan Nicolle

Once again, my Mise en Place was all out of whack this week.  My planned graphic novel review never got read.  Mostly due to some exciting news in the world of Green Onion but, we can talk about that in this Sunday’s Mise en Place.  Luckily for me, the archives of comics I have to review is…