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Shoot Those Damn Bluebirds: Put the Pearls & White Gloves Back On

Shoot Those Damn Bluebirds: Put the Pearls & White Gloves Back On

By Brian Burchette in Features on August 11, 2008

Hey look, Superman is crying… again! Batman is going over the deep end… again! Just what the hell is up with our heroes at the beginning of the new millennium? I’ll tell you what – lack of real women, that’s what! Superman married Lois Lane, who seems to be kicking more ass than he [...]

Peeing in Your Shower: The American Crime Epic

Peeing in Your Shower: The American Crime Epic

By Keb Ellis in Features on August 11, 2008

You may not believe me when I say that 100 Bullets argues against the fact that you can’t mix crime with epic. After all, epics are usually about honour and valour, the highest point in human existence. Epics are usually where men and gods meet and grand battles take place. Crime stories involve [...]

The College Perspective: Growing Up with a Covert Action Team

The College Perspective: Growing Up with a Covert Action Team

By Victor C. in Features on August 5, 2008

Hi, and welcome to the College Perspective, your invitation to the learned community.  Normally when a school atmosphere is evoked, one’s thoughts might rest upon a tradition of learning, enriching oneself through education. However, others may think of wide-eyed idealism, hypocrisy, and the naivety that comes with early life.  It’s on these lesser [...]

Peeing in Your Shower: Y the Great Epic

Peeing in Your Shower: Y the Great Epic

By Keb Ellis in Features on August 5, 2008

(Massive spoilers for those who haven’t read the entire Y: the Last Man series…) There was a period of time between when I finished volume 9 and started volume ten of Y: the Last Man that I like to call a “the quiet before storm.” It’s not so much quiet but anticipation followed by [...]

Tabletop Wisdom: The Germans Scored a Critical Hit

Tabletop Wisdom: The Germans Scored a Critical Hit

By wisdom000 in Features on July 30, 2008

By Wisdom000 Everyone here knows my all consuming love for Cyberpunk 2020, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I keep up with current events, what little there are, of this nigh abandoned game. Abandoned may not be the proper phrase. What R. Talsorian did (the publishers of Cyberpunk 2020 and many other [...]

Six Days of Madness, One Day of Mayhem: Wednesdays are Just the Beginning

Six Days of Madness, One Day of Mayhem: Wednesdays are Just the Beginning

By Lucretius in Features on July 30, 2008

It’s Wednesday and your money is begging to be spent.  Comic Book Day is here!  Your excitement bubbles because your favorite title is beginning a new event that claims that “Nothing will ever be the same again”.  Never mind if it’s an utter lie…you’re psyched.  Your heart is racing and your adrenaline pumping.  You [...]

Super Reads Secret Invasion

Super Reads Secret Invasion

By SuperginraiX in Features on July 29, 2008

Still working our way through a nice pile 'o SI comics! This time we look at Mighty Avengers #16, The Incredible Hercules #119, X-Factor #33 and then jump into our time machines to finish off the Xandar-Skrull Invasion with Fantastic Four #'s 208 and 209.  Let's do this thing! Spoilers Ahead!

Peeing in Your Shower: Deviating the Plot - Local

Peeing in Your Shower: Deviating the Plot - Local

By Keb Ellis in Features on July 28, 2008

I finally got the last two issues of Local in the mail. I’d almost given up on and forgotten about the series until about a month ago when my friend Nate told me the last issue came out. So yeah, I decided to drag the other ten issues out of my long-box and read [...]

Video Gaming: The Best of E3 2008 - Nintendo Wii

Video Gaming: The Best of E3 2008 - Nintendo Wii

By GLX in Features on July 25, 2008

By GLX For comic fans, San Diego Comic Con is THE focal point for big announcements; Video gamers have E3. Here are my top 5 picks for the best Wii games from E3: 5. Wii Music Why it’s interesting: The concept of playing a variety of instruments using existing Wii accessories interests me from a gameplay perspective and [...]

Kid D: Superhero Tights in High School

Kid D: Superhero Tights in High School

By Daniel in Features on July 22, 2008

I feel like I am a pariah in the comic community. As a teenager I don’t have many people to share my hobby with. This mentality is part of what is killing comics, the negative stigma that it is a low form of art and enjoyment. Teenagers perceive comics as something beneath them. [...]

Peeing in Your Shower: Hellboy, Satan and Free Will pt. 2

Peeing in Your Shower: Hellboy, Satan and Free Will pt. 2

By Keb Ellis in Features on July 22, 2008

Last week I started talking about how Mike Mignola’s Hellboy bears an incredibly large similarity to Satan from Paradise Lost, and left you with the idea that Hellboy and Earth are mirrors or reversals of Satan and Hell. You can read the article here. I want to continue with this idea and provide some examples [...]

Having a Cowabunga Time with Tales of the TMNT's Tristan Jones!

Having a Cowabunga Time with Tales of the TMNT's Tristan Jones!

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on July 18, 2008

Recently I've been on a Ninja Turtles high! I've seen the recent movie so many damn times and been trying to collect as much of their books I see in shops. And today I chat with an actually writer of the Turtles! Mr. Tristan Jones visits to give a lil' chat about the Turtles and his upcoming issue #50, a milestone for the series! After the recent movie, Jones' first issue (#36) definitely forced me to become a fan of the Turtles full time! So it's my great pleasure to present to you....

Shoot Those Damn Bluebirds: Thongs for the Memories

Shoot Those Damn Bluebirds: Thongs for the Memories

By Brian Burchette in Features on July 15, 2008

I love comics with every fiber of my being. I eat, sleep, and crap comics which, trust me, makes hemorrhoids seem as easy as Paris Hilton after an all night bender. So please indulge me for a few minutes while I reveal to you what the answer to a popular comic really is. [...]

Peeing in Your Shower: Hellboy, Satan and Free Will pt. 1

Peeing in Your Shower: Hellboy, Satan and Free Will pt. 1

By Keb Ellis in Features on July 15, 2008

Today, I open with a famous quotation: “Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n.” – As said by Satan on line 263 from Book 1 of John Milton’s epic Paradise Lost A bit of background for those who aren’t familiar: Paradise Lost is Milton’s most famous epic poem about the fall of man in [...]

Haggling

Haggling

By GCom in Features on July 13, 2008

By GCom This was a series of encounters that stands out in my mind. The background info: My comic store is a little different from many it’s size. We’re brightly lit, organized, clean, kid-friendly, have an abundance of staff to help people, have chairs so people can browse leisurely, and have a shload of product. As many comic [...]

4E Dungeons and Dragons is Released, But is it Worth Playing?

4E Dungeons and Dragons is Released, But is it Worth Playing?

By wisdom000 in Features on July 13, 2008

By Wisdom000 Sound the trumpets, beat heavy the drums of battle, and let slip the barbarian hordes to wreak havoc across the land…. Welcome to the first column of Tabletop Wisdom, I am your host, Wisdom000, and in the future this column will be dedicated to tabletop gaming, mostly RPG, but there will also be some [...]

Peeing in Your Shower: Destructing the Contemporary Superhero in The Boys

Peeing in Your Shower: Destructing the Contemporary Superhero in The Boys

By Keb Ellis in Features on July 7, 2008

Hello and welcome to my boring column that looks at really boring topics like comics being understood as literary thingies which basically means because I’m an English major with no job, I read comics and over analyze them until you decide to shoot me. Oh, my name is Keb if you don’t already [...]

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