Comic Review: Oblivion Song #4

The Background- Robert Kirkman’s latest comic series continues to hit shelves with this fresh issue. I am surprised that the book does not seem to be as popular as you would expect. I mean, Kirkman is kind of one of the biggest names in the media currently with Walking Dead continuously dominating the stands, and…

Deconstructed: Mr. T and the T-Force #3

Comics Deconstructed just got a little less pitiful as we ring in this dynamite issue of Mr. T and the T-Force. Many young millennials may only know Mr. T by reputation but, there was a time when he was the biggest thing in Hollywood. Earning respect as a tough guy from the ghetto with a…

Deconstructed: Silver Surfer #14

It is the cosmic entity Silver Surfer vs. the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man in today’s Deconstructed! A battle of epic heroes. Two of Marvels biggest headliners going toe to toe. In all honesty, Spider-Man doesn’t stand a chance against the powers cosmic. But, for the sake of putting these two heavy hitters together in one book,…

Deconstructed: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #18

Go Ninja! Go Ninja! Go Ninja! Go! It’s time for some ninjas in a half-shell. It’s time for some turtle power. In fact, I am so pumped up for some mutant turtles let’s kick things off with the classic 80’s theme song. Press it. Listen to it. It’ll get you in the mood. Ah, I…

Deconstructed: Flash Vol. 2 #23

New York Comic Con is in full swing this weekend, and I couldn’t be more jealous of 200,000 people. The largest comic convention in North America is expected to drop some big announcements this year. More importantly may be the big trailers expected like Thor, and Star Wars. But, probably already dropped by the time…

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…

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…

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-…

I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young

Celebrated for his outlandish, characteristic illustration style, Skottie Young is one of the biggest names in comics today.  His work on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series and a collection of books with, the great Neil Gaiman, are unforgettable.  Consistently producing fan favorite variant covers for Marvel’s biggest titles, Mr. Young is well known for…

Spider-Island by Dan Slott

Originally released in 2011 in the issues of The Amazing Spider-Man #666-673, and spawned spin-offs of other New York heroes like Cloak and Dagger and the Avengers.  The collected edition was released in January 2012, featuring the main run, six back up stories that lead to the events, as well as Venoms three important issues….

Star Wars in Comics

The first issues of Star Wars comics were released in 1977 after the explosion of the first movies popularity.  Marvel originally declined Lucasfilm in the publishing of the series.  Striking a deal, it was the sales of Star Wars that saved Marvel financially in the late 70s.  The production of the series ended in 1987….

Watchmen by Alan Moore

It is time we talk about the amazing graphic novel that is Watchmen.  I could go off all day about this wonderful story, but I will do my best to keep this review to my short and sweet formula, that we have grown to love.  Originally published in 1986-87, Watchmen is still wildly popular today,…