Comic Book Goodness

Comic Book Goodness

A place to share nice and awesome things from your favourite comics. Funny quotes, interesting links (with pretty pictures if you please) cool panels, inspiring artwork. Don't post full stories. We are more into whetting the appetite with teasers and the like.
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Do you like the X-Man Cyclops? Of course you don't. But I do. Check out my review of this Cyclops-heavy X-Men tale over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
I like Cyke! - Andrew C (✔)
There are two of us! - Jed
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In this Flashback Friday over at FreakSugar​, I look back at how Steven T. Seagle dealt with the problems of writing Superman in Vertigo Comics​' IT'S A BIRD... http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
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JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS #1 is truly, truly, truly outrageous! Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
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Want! - Heather
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Hold onto your glitter, y'all. I'm reviewing IDW's new comic book series JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #1 tomorrow. That's right. I didn't stutter.
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O_O <3 - Heather
Crazy, right? - Jed from iPhone
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Hellboy creator Mike Mignola gives his own spin on Mary Shelley's classic monster in FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND #1. Check out my review over at FreakSugar​. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
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Image Comics' DESCENDER is one of the best sci-fi comics to hit the stands in years. Artist Dustin Nguyen spoke to me about his process of creating DESCENDER's worlds in this FreakSugar article. http://www.freaksugar.com/dustin-...
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In this Manic Monday for FreakSugar, I look back at how prepared the Batman is for anything, as seen in the story "The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh." http://www.freaksugar.com/manic-m...
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Spidra Webster
My corner of this devil's trap - I’m beginning to understand the imbalance of armor... - http://monkeyofsteel.tumblr.com/post...
My corner of this devil's trap - I’m beginning to understand the imbalance of armor...
I’m beginning to understand the imbalance of armor coverage for males vs females. #RedSonja #Rule63 #redhead - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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'Wonder World' Sets a New Standard for Wonder Woman Stories - http://comicsalliance.com/TYNION-...
'Wonder World' Sets a New Standard for Wonder Woman Stories
'Wonder World' Sets a New Standard for Wonder Woman Stories
"Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman published one of the character’s greatest stories ever last month: “Wonder World,” written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Noelle Stevenson, told over the course of digital chapters 23 and 24, and published in print this week in Sensation Comics #8. Tynion and Stevenson’s Wonder Woman is a teenager who has run from the comforts and confinement of Themyscira to a classic American boardwalk, where she befriends a group of teenage girls celebrating a birthday. They confront a smarmy dude who won’t give them a turn on Dance Dance Retribution, take his shirt as a trophy, eat some ice cream, and play laser tag. Diana is dazzled by her new sisters’ bravery, candor, and joy — “they haven’t been broken by being here!” she insists to the Amazons who come to take her home. “They have all the wisdom and strength we do, and more.” Oceans of ink have been spilled over Wonder Woman: who she is, what she is, how to write her, how to read her. I’ve... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
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When #Batman pushes Sal Maroni off the building: delicious. #TheDarkKnight
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In this installment of Flashback Friday over at FreakSugar, I look at how Robin put on his big boy pants and became Nightwing on BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES. http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
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Writer and artist Lee Bermejo weaves a tale of reinvention and social commentary in SUICIDERS #1. Here's my review over at FreakSugar​. http://www.freaksugar.com/suicide...
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In this exclusive interview with writer/artist Lee Bermejo, the creator of Vertigo Comics' new book SUICIDERS discusses satire and reinventio with me for FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/lee-ber...
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In this Flashback Friday over at FreakSugar, I ramble on about the themes of death, myth, and resurrection in The Dark Knight Rises. http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
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Just interviewed Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Lovely, gracious guy and so enthusiastic about his work, which made it wonderful to hear him talk.
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Comic Book Women With Realistic Bodies Are The Heroines We Need - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015...
Comic Book Women With Realistic Bodies Are The Heroines We Need
Comic Book Women With Realistic Bodies Are The Heroines We Need
"Yes, comic book heroines are supposed to have powers that are out of this world, but the illustrations of their bodies could definitely be brought down to Earth. A creative team working with Bulimia.com, a website dedicated to providing information and support systems to those struggling with eating disorders, decided to transform covers of comic books depicting popular female -- and male -- characters and give our favorite heroes more realistic bodies. Instead of figures with huge breasts, impossibly small waists and disproportioned thighs, they gave characters like DC Comics' Catwoman and Marvel's Black Widow more practical bodies. The team was inspired by BuzzFeed's edited illustrations of Disney princesses with realistic waistlines. "We didn't intend this project to be a commentary on whether or not comic books send the wrong message about body image," a representative with Bulimia.com told The Huffington Post in an email Tuesday. "Rather, our hope here is to show the extent to... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Jed
I wrote this review of Batman #39 for you! Yes, you! http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
nicely done, Jed. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Is there any chance Joker will meet his demise in this one? I'm no capital punishment type but,... damn. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Thank you! And Colleen and I were talking about this. I really think the Joker has earned capital punishment. - Jed
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In this exclusive FreakSugar interview with Batman writer Scott Snyder, I talk to him about how the Joker sees himself and Batman and how the Joker's attitude toward life shapes his actions. http://www.freaksugar.com/scott-s...
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I'll be interviewing Mike Mignola this week. That's Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Very excited!
*faints* - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
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For this Flashback Friday at FreakSugar, I have written my ode to BATMAN: YEAR ONE. http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
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I've got no problem with Jason Momoa's Aquaman look. Does he look like every other Momoa character? Well, yeah, but that's probably part of the reason he was hired for the role. And his look is in line with one of Aquaman's comic book looks and it makes him look kingly. Stop your griping, Internet. Enjoy something for once...
...Also, I'd like to point out that people are complaining how Aquaman looks in a movie. You're missing the big takeaway: Aquaman's going to be in a movie! I never thought I'd see the day. - Jed
I think this is the only recasting (grit-ifying?) that I really like. I feel like this has the potential to make this character appeal to more than a smaller niche of fans, without ditching a lot of what was good about various previous incarnations. - Jennifer Dittrich
Totally agree. And what non-comic fans have known for a while, Aquaman--even without the beard and the hair--is a total badass and kind of a sour ass in the funny books. The choice of this look just helps everyone else get on board with that idea. - Jed
Just remember: he could've looked like this: http://youtu.be/g0P3YeL... :-) - bentley
HAHAHA! That's wonderful! :) - Jed
Bitter Script Reader on Twitter pointed out that it continues the Zack Snyder look of severe desaturation, though. - Andrew C (✔)
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Momoa's Aquaman look and two of Aquaman's comic book looks. Pretty spot-on.
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Tomorrow in FreakSugar's Flashback Friday
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Over at FreakSugar, Vertigo Comics' EFFIGY writer Timothy Seeley and I discuss small towns and celebrity in his fantastic new series. http://www.freaksugar.com/tim-see...
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I rounded up some TV news and commented on it for ya in this FreakSugar Tune-In Tuesday article. http://www.freaksugar.com/tune-tu...
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Darth Vader #1 is a very pleasant surprise. Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
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In this week's Flashback Friday over at FreakSugar, I look at the death of Spider-Man and what it means to do the right thing. http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
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In honor of Valentine's Day, I take a look at comic books' most toxic couples over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/toxic-l...
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In this week's Flashback Friday over at FreakSugar, I take a look at a tale of heroes wrestling whether the ends justify the means in Jonathan Hickman's NEW AVENGERS: EVERYTHING DIES. http://www.freaksugar.com/flashba...
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Miss Lasko-Gross uses a fantasy realm to explore themes of authority in her original graphic novel HENNI. I give it high marks over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
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