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Friday Review: Shirtless Bear Fighter

This week I take a look at the ridiculously named Shirtless Bear Fighter from Image Comics. You pretty much get what you expect from this one, so let's jump in. Shirtless Bear Fighter is a five issue mini series from Image. So, it was a rather quick read. It was written by Jody LeHeup and Sebastian Girner, with… Continue reading Friday Review: Shirtless Bear Fighter

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What is in a Name?

Lately, I've been thinking about the language of comics. Specifically, what we call them in all their variations. We've got comics, graphic novels, trade paper backs, strips, web comics, cartoons. Seems like a lot to me. And, recently, I've had several people ask me about what the proper name is for the medium (a heavy… Continue reading What is in a Name?

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Friday Review: Pogo

Currently, I'm fighting with the yearly winter illness that finds me in the dark of the night. So, my brain may not be in the best shape for writing; stick with me. This week I'm reviewing Walt Kelly's famous daily comic strip: Pogo. The volume I read was Volume 1 Through the Wild Blue Yonder.… Continue reading Friday Review: Pogo

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Funny Pages

I mostly try, and largely fail, to write comedy. I've always liked the comedy genre, and often try to put my two passions together, thus resulting in comics that might make you laugh, or might leave you wondering what you just read. It's hard to do a truly funny comic. There's a couple reasons for… Continue reading Funny Pages

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Friday Review-Gale

Hey, let's dive into some webcomics! Gale is an indie webcomic made by fellow creators that I met through social media/networking. It is written by Seth Greenwood and drawn by Angela Zhang, who've been working tirelessly to bring this comic to readers, so let's jump in! Gale is a noir. You know, black and white,… Continue reading Friday Review-Gale

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(Comic) Lovers in a Digital Time

It's never been a better time to read comics. And if you don't think that, then you can't argue it's never been easier to get access to them. Let me tell you something I love; digital reading. I know that a lot of people want what they call "the real book," as I hear so… Continue reading (Comic) Lovers in a Digital Time

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Friday Review: Lucky Luke-Billy the Kid

In order to prepare for my upcoming western comic, I've been doing a little bit of research. Some of that research was reading this volume of Lucky Luke. This was released as the first volume by Cinebook, the publishing company, but it's actually the 20th Lucky Luke story. I haven't been able to find a… Continue reading Friday Review: Lucky Luke-Billy the Kid

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Carl Barks

I sit here, and stare at the screen, thinking about what to write. One name continues to scroll across my mind: Carl Barks. Where Karl Marx ran foul of capitalism, Carl Barks ran with the most capitalistic of fowls. I'm so happy I got to write that joke. Carl Barks, the creator of Uncle Scrooge.… Continue reading Carl Barks

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Friday Review: The Fisherman Rumble at Robber’s Reef #1

This week for my comic review, I'm taking a look at The Fisherman. This is a different review for me, because the Fisherman is done by indie comic maker (and fellow Ohian) Aaron Lindeman. Reviewing Will Eisner was a lot of fun, but I'm excited to report on the local indie scene, so let's get… Continue reading Friday Review: The Fisherman Rumble at Robber’s Reef #1

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Beyond 1986

I'm of the opinion that comics have always had depth. That's not to say all comics all the time, in fact we live in a time with plenty of shallow comics (my own web comic included!) But back in the early days of comics, anything with depth was the minority. For most of the 20th… Continue reading Beyond 1986