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Monday, October 17 2011

OMAC #2 illustrates what can be achieved when the bar is lowered

Near the beginning of OMAC #2, a minor character named Sarge Steel spars against three training robots that he’s probably fought countless times before. He defeats them easily, but he isn’t proud. Instead, he poses a question, which seems an appropriate sentiment for this review. “C’mon, this the best we can do?”


Tuesday, July 7 2009

Collapse: 1989’s Legion of Super-Heroes

This comic offers a profound meditation on the far-reaching effects the confluence of a literary revolution, engineering miracle and scientific doctrine would have on popular culture.


Tuesday, September 18 2007

Hero Squared #6

Through his own misadventure, the hero ends up creating an adversary who can challenge him, and who perhaps knows him better than almost anybody else.


Hero Squared #5

The romantic and sympathetic criss-cross pairing up of characters is a great method through which we can peer a little deeper into the relationships.


Thursday, August 23 2007

Dominion #1 of 5

In Dominion, the apocalypse has come to Chicago, through the form of an alien parasite, and it doesn't look good.


Tuesday, May 1 2007

Hero Squared #4

Writers Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis promised that issue 4 of their superhero comedy would have "Less Dialogue... More Hitting", and they delivered on that promise big time.


Thursday, April 26 2007

What Were They Thinking?! Monster Mash-Up

Yes, there are a few missteps, but I feel that the creators will only get a better feel for how to approach the material over time.


Sunday, November 19 2006

Hero Squared #3

So, why is there only one major female in this story, and why is she either at a disadvantage (e.g. a lousy, selfish boyfriend), or playing the role of the scheming, vengeance-minded super villian?


Friday, October 13 2006

Tag #1

Tag offers that most exquisite of rarities: an original horror premise.


Wednesday, August 30 2006

Battle Royale—Volume #1-15

The slide from titillating to ridiculous happens very quickly.


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