A Fitting End to ‘Y’?
As is the case with pretty much every comic I read, I was a latecomer to Y: The Last Man--gimme a break, I only started reading comics a few years ago. But I was immediately stricken with Brian K. Vaughan's extremely clever dialogue laced with some of the best and dorkiest pop culture references I've ever read--and that's saying something because I used to follow Bill Amend's weekly FoxTrot comic
Oh Say Can You Say it Ain’t So!
When I went to Wizard World Philadelphia in June, I'd actually never read any of David Mack's work. I was, of course, familiar with the superb cover art he did for Bendis's Alias, but that's about it. So Chris insisted we go and check out all the Kabuki trades...
Jenna Delves Deeper into Comics
One of the benefits of working at a major men's magazine is that my inbox gets inundated on a daily basis with random crap that people think the magazine absolutely MUST publish in order to stay relevant (read: natural male enhancements supplements and stories about men doing strange things with bees)...
Warren Ellis had the Best Week Ever
Last week was a big one for our friend Warren Ellis. Aside from contracting what he diagnosed as San Diego SARS and downing something like five pallets of Red Bull at what is assured to be one of his last Comic-Cons in quite a while--and you should check out John's stellar on-the-scene reportage for all the tidbits and gory details of that adventure--he released the first issues of two new comic s
Jenna Jameson In Bed with Virgin
While John, Chris, and Wayne are basking in the glow of Comic-Con and I am stuck in the drudgery of Manhattan, I bring news that should brighten your day--I know it did mine. But first I pose a question: what do you do if you're an adult entertainment star that's been around long enough so that your age, and your many cosmetic surgeries, are starting to catch up to you...
Ultimate Spidey #111: The End of an Era
I know this post is about a week late --I think my colleague Chris Dooley put it best when he texted me yesterday succinctly calling me a "slacker"-- but I couldn't let the publication of Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 111 pass unnoticed. For this issue marked the end of the longest continuous run of a creative team since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's 102 issues of Fantastic Four...
Ellis’s ‘Crooked Little Vein’ Weighs the Lesser of Two Evils
Welcome to America, a country so desensitized that anal sex is too mainstream to be considered a fetish, and where Macroherpetophilia (love of large lizards, namely Godzilla) flourishes. Welcome to America, a country so morally decrepit and corrupt that rich Texas oil families with political aspirations are left to their own devices (namely hunting dolphins and seals and snorting large amounts of
‘Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen’ Gets the Comic Treatment
A few months ago I was writing profiles for Time.com's online poll leading up to the magazine's annual Time 100 list--basically 100 Person of the Year issues all rolled into one to sell twice as much ad space as the Person of the Year. In any event, my job was to come up with one reason why a person is influential, and one reason why they're not, theoretically giving the online reader the chance t
Joe Matt is a Freak…And That’s Why We Love Him
If I had to sum up my second day at MoCCA in one word, it would be "porn." Not that I saw any actual pornography--I wish--or that much of my time wasn't still spent walking the floor, meeting artists and exhibitors and again spending way beyond my means on new comics...
Stranger in a Strange Land
Props go to John (and Robert A. Heinlein) for lending me the title of this post, for today was my first foray into the world of Indie comics as I traversed through MoCCA 2007. As a relative newcomer to comics, my experience thus far has kept me in the Marvel/DC superhero realm of comic books...