Acquisition Avalanche 2015, the second one!

I’ve acquired some more comics from fellow collector Dean, from Captain Comics in Boise, ID, and from eBay, so I wanted to show them to you. Thanks for watching!

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RandoMonday: Swamp Thing #10

Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.

Swamp Thing (2011) #10 by Scott Snyder (writer), Francesco Francavilla (artist & colorist), Travis Lanham (letters), Chris Conroy (assoc editor), Matt Idelson (editor), and Francavilla with Nathan Fairbairn (cover)

God, what a creepy story. This is one of those comics where I simply don’t know who to attribute its success, Was it the script, the artist’s interpretation, or some combination that made this issue so good? We basically get Anton Arcane’s take on Abby’s “origin” or “true nature”, including a wonderful pull-away shot of Abby as a baby focusing on a fly on her rattle, only to reveal on a splash page her dead, rotting mother, and baby Abby was responsible! And then there’s Arcane narrating the story for us and for Swamp Thing as he lay rejuvenating in the swamp, with Arcane depicted in our and Swampy’s face. The story and art mesh so well here. It’s a pity most comics aren’t like this.

4/3/13 Comics Review, Part 2

I talk about the following comics:

  • Indestructible Hulk #6
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #7
  • Masks #5
  • Miss Fury #1
  • Shadowman #6
  • Superior Spider-Man #7
  • Swamp Thing #19
  • Thanos Rising #1
  • World’s Finest #11

Podcast Episode 44: Alpha and Omega

I read some first issues and final issues of some comics, and wanted to share my thoughts about them with you.

Alpha:

  • Age of Ultron #1
  • Ame-Comi Girls #1
  • Helheim #1
  • Sex #1

Omega:

  • Before Watchmen: Rorschach #4
  • Buffy: Willow: Wonderland #5
  • Superman #17 (H’El on Earth)
  • Swamp Thing/Animal Man #18 (Rotworld)

Finally, I talk a bit about the Green Lantern and Young Justice finales (and end with a brief discussion with a special guest).

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Podcast Episode 42: Comic Potpourri

This episode, we discuss a little bit of news, review the endings of the “Rotworld” and “Death of the Family” storylines, and then discuss our enthusiasm for the upcoming Emerald City Comicon!

  • News (1:47)
  • Reviews (37:50)
    • “Rotworld” from Swamp Thing and Animal Man
    • “Death of the Family” from the Batman family
  • Emerald City Comicon (1:23:40)

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