Long time readers (yes, yes) will recall the heady days of 2008 when I wrote a not entirely regular column about comics called Comics Are Expensive. Each installment featured a handful of reviews of the books I’d bought that week, covering a wide spread of offerings from the likes of Marvel and DC to tiny [...]
Hey, it’s one of those column things all the kids are so crazy about these days. This one was actually written ages ago, but never made it into the series of tubes on account of Val being all manner of crazy-busy. In an effort to lighten her load (and feed my insatiable need to see [...]
Not quite what I intended for a return to updating, but hey, any port in storm, yeah?Â There’s a new Comics Are Expensive up at Occasional Superheroine’s comics-specific sister-site Comic Book Junction. The plan, I think, is for Comics Are Expensive to resume it’s regular schedule of appearing in your tubes for the reading every [...]
So, where were we? Apologies for the long absence – summer tends to be completely insane at my day job of making videogames, what with publishers wanting things out the door in time for Christmas, and mine was swallowed whole by work this year. But things have calmed down a bit and I’m back now, [...]
New Comics Are Expensive up at Occasional Superheroine, this week discussing the first issue of the rather fun Invincible Iron Man. Good times are but a click away.
I wasn’t going to buy comics this week. Really. There’s still books from NYCC to talk about, after all, and I’m still very, very poor. But I pick up a copy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a friend, see, and well… I managed to get out for under ten dollars, though, so I suppose [...]
New Comics Are Expensive is up at Occasional Superheroine, this time talking up the first issue of the new limited series from Oni’s demon-y Noir The Damned and the first book of Dark Horse’s Scarlet Traces, a sequel of sorts to H.G. Wells’ War of The Worlds. Good times abound.
I wasn’t ready for Comic Con. I realize that now. Not enough money, not enough sleep beforehand or during, and not nearly enough booze on hand to deal with the sensory overload (though the overpriced food court selling little bottles of wine certainly helped). What I did have was, in hindsight, less of plan and [...]
Last weekend’s New York Comic Con was my first big convention thing (a visit to MoCCA shortly after moving here hardly compares), and all things considered I don’t think I could have asked for a nicer introduction the particular brand of insanity these things become the focal point for. The Girlfriend and I went all [...]
04.18Comics < Sick
No Comics Are Expensive this week, this time due to spending the last two days with a stomach virus rather than any minor moral quandary. Though it turns out that having your stomach twist itself into interesting new shapes and reading a modern Jeph Loeb comic feel similar enough that it’s hard to tell the [...]