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Archive for April, 2006

Brian Michael Who…?

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

OK, don’t get me wrong. I am not — repeat NOT — ragging on mega-writer Brian Michael Bendis. But have you read Daredevil #84, the one that came out this week? It’s now being written by Ed Brubaker and it’s actually even better than when Bendis and Maleev were on the title. Sorry, Bendis fans, […]

Bendis! Speaks (Again)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Hey, Bendis fans are pretty lucky these days — it’s only been a week or so and already there’s another cool, extensive interview with BMB on Newsarama. Somehow I guess I missed the announcement of this Ultimate Power thing, which Bendis describes as: It’s a Squadron Supreme/Ultimate Universe team-up. I’ll be writing the first three […]

Pittsburgh Comicon follow-up

Monday, April 24th, 2006

There was a Bendis panel on Saturday and it was totally packed. Beyond packed. Beyond standing room only. He didn’t say much that I hadn’t read online, but he was really funny and still seemed pretty genuine. I met Jamal Igle, the artist on DC’s Firestorm. I hadn’t read the book previously, but I thought […]

Vote for Luke Cage!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Hey, everyone — be sure to check out this poll at Newsarama. I admit I don’t know much about Cloak & Dagger, and the New Warrior are just so-so, but you HAVE to love what Bendis has done with Luke Cage. Vote for Cage! This entry written by… Fanboy.

More Bendis! (There can never be enough)

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

When I wrote my New Avengers entry, I forgot about this, too: POWERS #20 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING “SECRET IDENTITY” POWERS’ MOST EXPLOSIVE YEAR CONTINUES! What Walker and Pilgrim first thought to be a tragic double powers suicide reveals itself to be the first […]

(Almost) Live from the Pittsburgh Comicon

Friday, April 21st, 2006

While I heard some people saying it was slow and other people saying it was better than last year, I can’t comment on how this compares… it’s my first Pittsburgh Comicon. And so far it’s been very, very cool. I stood in a very long line and waited quite a while, but I got to […]


Friday, April 21st, 2006

{Cal} is at Pittsburgh Comic-Con right now. In the same room as Bendis. I’m at my dad’s apartment, stealing time on his laptop while he’s getting ready for a date. Guess where I’d rather be? This entry written by… Fanboy.

Bendis! Alert — New Avengers #22

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Oh, man, my computer was down for days so I missed it when they posted the Marvel solicits for July. I just saw this now: NEW AVENGERS #22 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU CIVIL WAR Tie-in! NEW AVENGERS DISSASEMBLED continues! Brian Bendis teams up, for the first time, […]

Letter: Dear Neil

Friday, April 21st, 2006

(Written by Kyra Sellers) [NOTE from the writer: Some asshole hacked into my computer at home and stole a bunch of private letters that I was never going to send anyway. He’s posting them on the web and I can’t stop him.] Dear Neil, So, today I found out that you’re married. I was reading […]

Ads in Comics

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

No, I’m not talking about those full page ads that interrupt the stories. I’m talking about this story from Newsarama, where they reveal that Marvel and DC are going to be sticking all kinds of product placement stuff into their comics. Ads in comics is one reason why I wait for the trade most of […]

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