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Jun. 5th, 2006



Batman - "The Dark Knight Returns"

You were the one they used against us, Bruce. The one who played rough... 'Sure we're criminals' you said. 'We've always been criminals. We have to be criminals'.

Batman - "The Dark Night Returns" (1986)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns issues 1-4. Writer and Artist: Frank Miller, Inker: Klaus Janson, Colorist: Lynn Varley. Published by DC Comics, 1986.

Rating: M for Mature

Summary: It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory.

The review...Collapse )

Jun. 1st, 2006

Astonishing X-Men


X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong (2005)

I want you to focus on ONE simple fact. Can you do that for me? Jean Grey is DEAD.

X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong (2005)

X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong mini-series issues 1-5. Writer: Greg Pak, Penciller: Greg Land, Inker: Matt Ryan, Colourist: Justin Ponsor. Published by Marvel Comics in 2005.

Rating: T for Teen

Summary: The mysterious and powerful Phoenix Force is life incarnate, and yet it consumes whole worlds in a moment. Its long history with the X-Men is fraught with tragedy... especially concerning one of the most beloved of their number, Jean Grey. What will happen when the Phoenix returns to Earth in search of the one mortal who could ever contain its power... only to find her dead?
Dude, I think your baggage is showing...Collapse )

May. 10th, 2006



Ten reviews of various things

JLA: Year OneCollapse )

New X-Men: ImperialCollapse )

Superman, Batman: Public EnemiesCollapse )

JLA: New World OrderCollapse )

JSA: Darkness FallsCollapse )

Batman: A Death In The FamilyCollapse )

Ruse: Enter The DetectiveCollapse )

Secret Origins, featuring the JLACollapse )

Batman: No Man's LandCollapse )

The Amazing Adventures Of The EscapistCollapse )

May. 5th, 2006


Has anyone seen this?

I just stumbled across this article:

LA Area College to Display Banned Manga BookCollapse )

Apr. 24th, 2006



Batman: "Year Two - Fear the Reaper" (1987, 1991)

ooooh... scary

Batman - "Year Two - Fear the Reaper" (1987, 1991)
Detective Comics issues 575-578, Batman: Full Circle (one shot). Writer: Mike W. Barr, Pencillers: Alan Davis and Todd McFarlane, Inkers: Paul Neary, Alfredo Alcala and Mark Farmer, Colorists: Steve Oliff, Gloria Vasquez and Tom Ziuko. Published by DC Comics, 1987, 1991.

Rating: T for Teen

Summary: A sequel to Batman: Year One, this collection explores Batman's second year prowling the streets of Gotham as its protector. As the Dark Knight continues to build the foundation for his relationship with James Gordon, Gotham's original vigilante, the Reaper, returns to the streets and begins dealing lethal justice. As the body count grows, Batman must form an uneasy alliance with the man who is responsible for his existence, Joe Chill, the murderer of Bruce Wayne's parents.
I used everything I had... all my skill, all my strength... and it still wasn't enough.Collapse )

Apr. 23rd, 2006

boyds bear - Me


Classification system?

Hello all. I haven't really posted a lot here, but I hope to rectify that in the future.

My question today isn't really the purpose of this community, but I thought that maybe readers here might be able to provide some ideas. I apologize if it's too offtopic.

I'm looking for a new way to organize my growing collection of trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and graphic novels. Basically, I'm looking for a good way to organize them on my bookshelf. At present, they're divided up first by publisher, then by 'family' (i.e., Batman family, Spider-Man family, X-Men family), then by precise title (if they're in a continuing series of volumes still being published) and/or in ascending chronological order of when the stories take place as best as I can determine (occasionally this gets difficult). However, lately, I've been wondering if there might be a better way to organize everything. My main concerns, aside from what's been mentioned above, are space limitations (for instance, the ever-growing X-Men section will soon need to spill over into a new shelf) and differing size of books (most everything is "standard", but there have been some recent additions in the digest/manga and oversized hardcover sizes).

Any advice from anyone? Does anyone else have a better/different classification system that they use for personal collections?

Apr. 20th, 2006



Batman "Year One" (1987)

He will become the greatest crimefighter the world has ever known... It won't be easy

Batman - "Year One" (1987)
Batman issues 404-407. Writer: Frank Miller, Artist: David Mazzucchelli, Colourist: Richmond Lewis. Published by DC Comics, 1987.

Rating: M for Mature

Summary: A young Bruce Wayne has spent his early adulthood traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city.
Very good Bruce. You've really put the fear of God into them...Collapse )

Apr. 14th, 2006

Sin City Nancy


Sin City (1991-92)

And when his eyes go dead the Hell I send him to will seem like Heaven after what I've done to him.

Sin City (1991-92)
Originally Published in Dark Horse Presents 51-62 and the Dark House Presents Fifth Anniversary Special. Also known as Sin City: The Hard Good-Bye. Story and Art: Frank Miller. Published by Dark Horse Comics, 1991-1992.

Rating: M for Mature

Summary: Tough-guy Marv finds the girl of his dreams, an incredible beauty named Goldie. But when Goldie is murdered on their first night together, Marv scours Basin City to find her killer in hopes of avenging her death.
There's no settling down. It's gonna be blood for blood and by the gallons...Collapse )

Apr. 12th, 2006

Astonishing X-Men


Astonishing X-Men - "Gifted"

Joss is my new master.

Astonishing X-Men - "Gifted" (2004)

Astonishing X-Men (volume three) issues 1-6. Writer: Joss Whedon, Artist: John Cassaday, Colorist: Laura Martin. Published by Marvel Comics, 2004.

Rating: T for Teen

Summary: Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started?

Sorry about the timing. Did I miss the sorting hat?Collapse )

Apr. 10th, 2006

Y the Last Man


Y: The Last Man - "Unmanned"

It's too late. It's like this everywhere. My partner. My husband. All over the city. All over the world, maybe. It's the men... All of the men are dead.

Y: The Last Man - "Unmanned" (2002)

Collects Y: The Last Man issues 1-5. Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Penciller: Pia Guerra, Inker: José Marzán, Jr., Colourist: Pamela Rambo, Clem Robins: Letterist, Original Series Cover Art: J.G. Jones. Published by Vertigo and DC Comics in 2002.

Rating: M for Mature

Summary: When a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, unemployed and unmotivated slacker Yorick Brown suddenly discovers that he is the only male left in a world inhabited solely by women.
I know what an ampersand is, asshead! Why are you talking to one?Collapse )

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