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Comic Book Fury - Part 2

What To Watch Out For in Comics – 6|23|14

June 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The comic world is a whirlwind to work through with its weekly releases. I’m going to take that burden away from you the best I can and give you some focus on what’s important to check out each week.

Here’s what’s on tap for the week of June 23rd:


Batman #32

I’ll admit it. I thought I could use a break from the Batman abundance after the Joker story. Re-telling the origin story for a New 52 world seemed like the best time to do it, having read so many variations of the origin story. I am glad I did not jump off of that ship.

8 issues into the Zero year epic, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have written/painted Gotham into a corner with the Riddler at the helm. This is the most intimidating you’ve seen out of Riddler and it makes you question how Batman will respond in this penultimate issue to the sprawling storyline.


Justice League #31

Lex Luthor joining the elite DC squad was already enough to win me over. Now we see other Forever Evil side effects happening with a new bearer of the Power Ring. This is what I was hoping for in terms of a shake-up in the New 52 and Geoff Johns sure enough can deliver great new relationships to a team dynamic.


Uncanny Avengers #21

I have grown into a huge Rick Remender fan as of late. I already was a fan when he first came to Uncanny X-Force and then took on Black Science, but it’s been solidified after I finished up the last omnibus of Fear Agent. He truly is a writer that is all about the long-form and the ultimate payoffs – something that can get easily lost in mainstream superhero storytelling.

This issue marks the end of his Avenge the Earth arc, but potentially is wrapping up everything he started back with Uncanny X-Force #1. Of course we know that the world will return to its original form, but it doesn’t take away from the bombastic storytelling and key relationships he’s built over the years. The fact that Remender is getting the next event with Avengers/X-Men Axis shows how far he’s come at Marvel over the years.

CBF Quick Picks #144 : February Comic Book Shout-Outs

February 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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She-Hulk

No news is good news….so I’m going to share some shout-outs instead to some books that have caught my eye in the last couple of weeks.

Injustice Year Two is still going strong off the heels of last year. And Charles Soule hit another one out of the park amidst his heavy workload with She-Hulk #1. This Hawkeye template is really working for Marvel.

Hit the Play and get more of the juicy details!

CBF Quick Picks #143 : Injustice Prevails

January 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Injustice Gods Among Us

I am loving the Injustice Gods Among Us comic right now and apparently so are you what with DC reporting excellent sales for the digital series. This is what they need to offset what didn’t work in the New 52.

Why is the series working so well and what else could DC do to keep interest going into the new year? Let’s find out and hit the Play.

CBF Quick Picks #142 : Image Keeps on Chugging

January 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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They may not show it in market share, but Image Comics has become the place where big and fresh ideas get their fresh starts. This year’s Image Expo re-enforced that idea grabbing key talent for the long-run to headline the new year with big names like Scott Snyder, Ed Brubaker, and Grant Morrison.

What will this mean for the industry and will it represent a changing of the guard in the market that has so long seen Marvel and DC trade leads? Hit the Play and find out.

CBF Quick Picks #141 : The Dark Horse Dilemma?

January 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Star Wars

We all knew it was coming. Disney is giving Marvel the keys to the Star Wars comic book kingdom in 2015. The question to ask though is if this is a serious enough affair to threaten Dark Horse’s business.

Hit the Play button and we’ll see if Dark Horse’s catalog is still enticing enough to make it a key player.

CBF – 2013 Year in Review

December 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Comic Books

Time to dust off those Fury awards – it’s the 2013 year in review for comics!

Too much good stuff this year, but we did narrow down a winner for best series, writer, artist, and publisher in the world of sequential storytelling. Hit the Play and find out who.

Have a great Christmas and New Year’s!

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