Here, you will find all my posts about comic books. I read craploads of comics. I have them all over the house in boxes and bags, on the walls and in the sofa cushions.

On this site, the focus is a panel (or two) a day from (just about) every issue of my favorite comic books series:

The Avengers
Batman by Frank Miller
Batman by Grant Morrison
Captain America
Daredevil by Ann Nocenti
Daredevil by Denny O'Neill
Daredevil by Frank Millerl
A Panel from Every Defenders
Fantastic Four
The Flash by Mark Waid
The Joker (1975)
The Evolution ofThe Punisher
The Secret Six by Gail Simone
Spider-Man (both Amazing and Peter Parker)
Spider-Man by JMS
Spider-Man by Peter David
Spider-Man by Roger Stern
Suicide Squad
Superman by John Byrne
Superman: For Tomorrow

For the long-running titles I've reviewed, you can see what I thought of specific creators on my rating the runs page.

I also post things like:

5 Panels From A Great Comic (reviews of my favorite runs or issues)
Action Figure of the Day (toys!)
Best Comic Book Runs of All Time
Best of 2011
Best of 2012
Best of 2013
Best of the Decade
Civil War & tie-ins (Marvel)
Top Ten Lists

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IMG_7799We get a great, conscious parody of the (self) importance of this #1, with a reference to Giant Size X-Men #1, the single most important mutant comic of all time and probably the most influential comic of the 1970s. But that was not enough! We also get our first Doop solo story!

Technically, the team still doesn’t have a name. With her dying breath, U-Go Girl whispered a name to Mister Sensitive, but we the readers don’t know what it is yet. Although, based on the new title of the book, we can all guess….


X-FORCE #129: The Final Issue


IMG_7795X-Force ended because so many fans were pissed that their black op X-Men mag had been turned into its exact opposite: A brightly colored team that was in the spotlight, public, and all about making money off being heroes.  But before she died, Edie whispered the name of the new team into the ear of the team leader, and her boyfriend, Mister Sensitive.

And you’ve got to love Mike Allred’s covers in this series.  This one in particular….

Anyway, nothing to fear.  X-Statix got its own book the very next month.


X-FORCE #128: “Someone Dies”


So far, this is my single favorite issue of this groundbreaking series.  The title, “Someone Dies,” is wholly believable.  Milligan and Allred started X-Force by killing off the team’s leader, and one other character, in the very first issue.  It was clear that nobody was safe.

But in this issue, it’s never clear who is going to die.  And the story plays with this concept, from the get-go, with this dice roll to determine who will stay behind and face certain death in space to save the others.


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