Comic Books

The Long Box – Comic Reviews: Star Wars #1, Punk Rock Jesus #6, and Superior Spider-Man #1

Posted: January 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

Welcome back True Believers! I hope everyone had a great start to 2013. The year should be pretty incredible for comic fans. We get a new Superman movie, the next chapter in the Marvel Studios film franchise with Iron Man 3, and we are going to get a a lot of new and fun things […]

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Comic Review: The Amazing Spider-Man #700 *SPOILERS*

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 1:08 am   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

This week saw the release of a comic that literally broke the internet. The Amazing Spider-Man #700 resulted in much fanfare and critical backlash. Issue 700 marks the end of The Amazing Spider-Man and leads directly into the MarvelNOW! launch of The Superior Spider-Man.  I’m warning you now, I’m going to be talking about the issue itself and spoiling the ending, […]

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Comic Book Reviews: Marvel NOW!

Posted: November 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

The Marvel Now! relaunch is in full swing.  New creative teams and new titles have launched, and I have taken it upon myself to read almost all of the new titles (you can thank me later).  Notice that I said “RELAUNCH” and not “REBOOT”.  Rather than start all over with a new beginning, as DC has […]

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The Long Box: Comic Book Casting Call – Daredevil

Posted: November 8, 2012 at 10:29 am   /   Comic Books, Film, Local

Back in 2003, Fox acquired the rights to Daredevil during the initial surge of interest in comic based films.  The original cast was Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, Jennifer Garner as Elektra, Michael Clarke Duncan as The Kingpin, and Colin Farrell as Bullseye.  The movie opened to mixed reviews.  A sequel was discussed but never […]

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Comic Review: Superman: Earth One – Volume 2

Posted: November 6, 2012 at 2:22 am   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

Comic Review: Superman: Earth One – Volume 2 Written by J. Michael Straczynski Art by Shane Davis                 Finally! I can write about a Superman book.  For anyone that knows me, I don’t hide that Superman is MY hero.  He was the first character I ever read, and […]

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The Longbox: Comic Book Casting: The Justice League

Posted: October 15, 2012 at 11:10 am   /   Comic Books, Film, Local

Superhero movies have taken over cinemas across the globe.  Marvel Studios hit the ground running with 2008’s Iron Man and culminated with the 3rd highest grossing film of all time, 2012’s The Avengers. Marvel has figured out the formula and shows no signs of slowing down.  With the exception of Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, DC Comics has […]

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Pick of the Week: Nightwing #0

Posted: September 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

Pick of the Week – September 23,2012 – Nighwing #0   Story by Kyle Higgins and Tom DeFalco Art by Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira We are in the second week of DC’s “Zero Month” and are treated to an amazing issue of Nightwing.  This book retells the origin of the original Robin and current Nightwing, […]

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Pick of the Week for September 12, 2012 – Batman #0

Posted: September 18, 2012 at 9:18 am   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

Pick of the Week for September 12, 2012 – Batman #0    Story by Scott Snyder    Art by Greg Capullo    Back-up Story by James Tynion IV    Back-Up Art by Andy Clarke It’s been a year since the New 52 reboot, and DC has now launched “Zero Month” – every title is getting a […]

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Pick of the Week for September 5, 2012 – Hawkeye #2

Posted: September 10, 2012 at 10:08 am   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

Pick of the Week for September 5, 2012 – Hawkeye #2   Story by Matt Fraction Art by David Aja   I try not to pick the same book two issues in a row, but dammit if Hawkeye isn’t awesome.  It’s funny, it’s smart, it has heart, and in a world full of make believe heroes, Clint Barton […]

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Comic Pick of the Week: The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom

Posted: August 29, 2012 at 9:26 am   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

Pick of the week for August 27, 2012 – The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom Written by Mark Waid Art by Chris Samnee   The year was 1991, and I was sitting in a darkened movie theater waiting for another random Disney movie.  Little did I know I was about to fall in love with a movie […]

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