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…

Descender Volume 3: Singularities by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

One of the best parts of being a comic nerd is finding a series that you absolutely love.  Waiting impatiently for the next installment as the story keeps playing out in your mind.  Finally getting your mitts on that coveted book and flipping the pages knowing the answers you need are there, as well as…

I Hate Fairyland Vol.2 by Skottie Young

I ran a poll last week for you, the audience, to help me decide which graphic novel I should review.  With a resounding 1 anonymous vote, it was settled that I should review the sequel to I Hate Fairyland by the always lovable, superstar cartoonist Skottie Young.  You don’t hear me complaining.  The first volume in this…

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Is it strange for an adult to secretly want to read a mid-grade book simply because of fandom?  Jedi Academy has been silently hiding in my list of books that I want to read for years.  The combination of the cute illustrations of classic Star Wars characters and the hilarious antidotes of books like Darth…

Batman and Son by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert

With comic book crossovers and major company wide events failing to bring in the same sales that they did in the 80’s and 90’s comic publishers have resorted to bringing drastic changes into stabilized character continuations.  Whether it is switching the race or gender of a long running hero or having the villain take control…

Top 10 Funniest Heroes in Comics

​There is nothing comparable to a good book that can make you laugh out loud in a quiet room.  Comic books have always been filled with humour.  Heck, they are often referred to as the ‘funny books’.  Last week we looked at the class clown as an archetype and how useful, and layered they actually are.  So,…

Walking Dead: Days Gone By by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore

It was May 2004.  My team, the Calgary Flames, had just lost game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a controversial game 6.  And, I had to get my wisdom teeth pulled, plus a few extra molars.  In anticipation of the days of bed rest that would follow and making myself feel better from…

A.D.: After Death by Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire, Book 1

I have grown quite comfortable with reading back catalogues of graphic novels.  Waiting patiently for comic titles to be collected into a trade paper back, or letting a story slip my mind for a year till it magically appears on the libraries shelves.  The upside is simple.  Money.  The downside, the spoilers of hearing the…