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CBF #5 : Fall TV Has Sprung!

September 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Fall is in the air with football already underway and Guardians of the Galaxy completing its summer dominance. This also means TV is back in full swing and there is a lot to look forward to for the comic book fan – not to mention more announcements for new shows like Supergirl, Titans, and Lucifer. We’re at the apex of our comic book dreams coming to life, but one has to wonder if burnout is not too far off as well.

I talk about all of this as well as an end to a fine first run of Thor by Jason Aaron. Enjoy!

CBF Quick Picks #100 – Comics Celebration

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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This is it! The moment dozens of comic book fans have waited for! Comic Book Fury turns 100 years old! Now somebody pass us our dentures…

We’re giving you an extra-length addition of our epic show, as I first reflect on this achievement and what the industry has looked like within that time span.

We then get back into business with a look at the latest releases:

  • Supergirl #3 is familiar, but refreshing at the same time. Can’t quite put my fingers on it, but it works
  • Severed #4 is trying to tell us not to just trust an oil-peddling salesman who eats kids. Guess that’s a bad thing, right?
  • Wonder Woman #3 delves into why she doesn’t want to be called clay.
  • Batman #3 takes the honors this week because Scott Snyder makes owls creepy.

We then wrap up with some Q & A where we talk about if DC’s re-launch was an editorial success, the independent comics of choice, and if Superman remembers to wear the essentials when going out to play superhero.

Thanks again for all of your support and looking forward to 100 more shows!

Music provided by DRUGMILE – The Getaway

CBF Quick Picks #92 : The New DCU – Week 3 Part 2

October 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Wrapping up the best of week 3 took us into all sorts of interesting avenues:

  • Green Lantern Corps #1 brings Peter Tomasi back to the fold and a return to form that was lost when Tomasi originally left the book.
  • Supergirl #1, while basically one big action scene, was a welcome surprise. Seeing her re-discover herself is something we’ve seen before, but seems fresh in this new beginning. Strong showing from the Superman line so far.
  • Nightwing #1 sees Dick Grayson go back to his previous mantle. It’s about as run of the mill as you can get, but a solid re-start for the character.
  • We then hit the sex controversy land again with Red Hood and the Outlaws #1. Starfire is now under the radar of female characters being sexually objectified.

Week 4 shows coming soon!

Final Batch of DC #1’s – Superman and Family

June 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Well, here we are, folks. The final batch of new DC #1’s have made their way to the DC Source blog. And we all know that Superman was last on the list to re-launch. Here’s what we got:


Action Comics #1 written by Grant Morrison and art by Rags Morales
Just coming off its 900th issue a couple of months ago, it now falls into the hands of a man we know well as the one who not only evolved the Batman line over the last 5 years, but also is responsible for one of the greatest Superman stories in some time in All-Star Superman. Seems like we have trust issues with our first superhero. All eyes will be on this one.


Superman : Man of Tomorrow #1 written by George Perez and Jesus Merino
DC is being very cryptic about what’s changing in his status quo. Nevertheless, getting Perez on board to write is an interesting choice to start with.


Supergirl #1 written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson with art by Mahmud Asrar
Apparently, Supergirl has issues with us. I guess I should be moving, right?


Superboy #1 written by Scott Lobdell with art by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean
Seems like our same old Connor Kent, but with more Terminator technology inserted. Lobdell seems to be getting a lot more work because of this DC re-launch too, I’ve noticed.

So there you have it, kids. DC’s September plans are in effect. What do you think of everything so far?

CBF Quick Picks #35 : Batgirl #14

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Back in action and was there ever a lot to talk about.

We kick off with a quick review of Avengers The Children’s Crusade #2 for the week of 9/1. For all the crap I give the Avengers books as of late, this one series from Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung delivers in spades. Characterization is effectively done and it’s all plotted well to make you wonder where the hunt for Scarlet Witch will go next.

I then sound off on the continuing brilliance of the cosmic saga known as Thanos Imperative in issue 4 and the climax of Daytripper, which ends a well-told series about the appreciation of family, friends, and life overall.

In the end, I give it to Bryan Q. Miller’s work on Batgirl #14. He’s been writing up a great series that’s stood out on its own in its own little corner of the Bat universe. This particular issue gets quirky as Batgirl and Supergirl go out on the town to enjoy an average Friday night, only to combat 24 copies of the 1930’s movie version of Dracula. I think that’s all I need to say to get you to buy the book…

CBF Quick Picks #33 : New Mutants #16

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Brightest Day and Green Lantern Corps came out this week, but I put those aside to highlight a couple of books that were saved by cool fanboy moments in Batman Beyond #3 and Secret Avengers #4, a welcome surprise in Supergirl #55, and then finally a bang-up job by Zeb Wells on New Mutants #16. This one is building up really good and setting itself apart from all the Heroic Age crap that X-Men now is finding itself under. And being able to tie into the Inferno storyline with brand new villains is no small feat, which speaks well to the talent of Wells and company.

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