Rude Chapbooks 02.27.12 | Lettering in Finesse

February 27, 2012 0

Beyond the series’ customary virtues of script and art, AvengersAcademy #26 earns accolades this week for an unlikely but no less fine lagniappe: its letters page. Also praised, panned, or simply pondered: Dark Horse Presents […]

Rude Chapbooks 11.21.11 | Gage-ing Excellence

November 21, 2011 0

Our perpetually overstuffed columnist here gives thanks for writer Christos Gage’s Avengers Academy #22 and, among the week’s five focal floppies, also relishes Batman #3, Hawken #1, and Mudman #1, but considers Kirby: Genesis—Captain Victory […]

Rude Chapbooks 05.09.11 | Proof Positive…and Negative

May 9, 2011 0

In one of those sporadic must-be-off-his-meds-again columns, our cranky comic book commentator lauds not only Proof Endangered #5, the bittersweet finis of that “Bigfoot goes X-Files agent” miniseries, but also four other floppies released during […]

Rude Chapbooks 03.07.11 | M-m-m-mad Science!

March 7, 2011 0

Dr. Doom should watch his ass, ’cause a new fantastic foursome is now gleefully gunning for technovillainous types like him—as chronicled in The Intrepids #1. Also recommended without reservation from this week’s five floppies: the […]

Marvel Comics 12.11 | The Return of Giant-Man

November 19, 2010 0

Hank Pym’s redemption is complete as he dons his old Giant Man duds in Avengers Academy #7, plus Deadpool works for the vampire horde in  Deadpool #30, dead X-Men rise to face the Chaos King in Chaos […]

Marvel Comics 12.10 | Giant Man returns!

September 3, 2010 0

Giant Man returns, but who is the man behind the mask? You’ll have to wait until December’s Avengers Academy #7 to find out, and to find out what’s behind the censored bars in our four-page […]

Marvel Comics 04.07.10 | Ultimate Comics X

March 12, 2010 0

Jeph Loeb and Art Adams redesign the Ultimate Marvel Universe in Ultimate Comics X #2 and we have your four-page preview, plus Iron Man By Design, Sean Philips joins the crew on Stephen King’s Dark Tower, and a look at […]