REVIEW: ‘Butterfly’ #1

(Archaia, 2014)

Story by Arash Amel
Written by Marguerite Bennett
Illustrated by Antonio Fuso
Colored by Adam Guzowski
Lettered by Steve Wands
Cover by Phil Noto

*Major Spoilage…you’ve been warned.

As I’ve gotten more involved with the comic industry, and more vigilant on the entertainment industry as well, I’ve found it easier to watch trends.  Most recently of course we saw Continue reading

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REVIEWS: ‘Red Sonja: Berserker’ and #1 Dollar Issue

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Red Sonja: Berserker
Written by Nancy A. Collins
Art by Fritz Casas
Colors by Mark Roberts
Letters by Rob Steen
Main Cover by Joseph Michael Linser

Red Sonja #1 (Dollar Book)
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Walter Giovani
Colors by Adriano Lucas
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Jenny Frison

I’m trying something a little different this week thanks to the Dynamite release of two titles with the same main character. Red Sonja has often captured our imaginations and hearts Continue reading

Bag and Bored’s ‘Best of 2013’: CORY THRALL

BEST OF 2013
with Cory Thrall

When I started this crazy thing called Bag & Bored I was looking for something to kill some time and have some fun with.  Nothing big, no readership – just silly meanderings on whatever comics I had read that week.  Consider my surprise that here we are over a year later and with quite a cast of reviewers and writers on our team.  One of the major pay-offs with this site has been Continue reading

REVIEW: “Noir” #2

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Written by – Victor Gischler
Illustrated by – Andrea Mutti
Colors – Vladimir Popov
Letters – Rob Steen
Cover – Ardian Syaf

A few spoilers…

Welcome back to Dynamite’s U-Noir-verse, the world where hard-boiled criminals go toe-to-toe with tough gals and even tougher gals. In this, the second offering from Victor Gischler, the focus is directly on the women of the universe, Black Sparrow and Miss Fury Continue reading

‘The Weekly Bat-Signals’ with Shawn Warner, Episode 16

Greetings fellow Gothamites, this week we are coming to you from stately Wayne Manor, just 14 short miles northwest of Gotham City down Old North Pass. Lots of news from Hollywood this week on the Batman Versus Superman movie and all the hoopla surrounding the cinematic Bat-Universe in general, some big names weigh in including the most recent Dark Knight Christian Bale as well as avid Bat Fan and one of AMC’s Comic Book Men, director Kevin Smith. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Nightwing” Annual #1

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Zakk Saam

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Pencils by: Daniel Sampere, Jason Masters
Inks by: Vincente Cifuentes
Color Artwork by: Chris Sotomayor

While Nightwing Annual #1 is being marketed at a tie-in to the Batgirl: Wanted arc, it’s definitely not required reading material. I picked this book up because Nightwing is my all-time favorite hero and has been since I was a kid watching Batman: the Animated Series of the early-to-mid nineties. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Batman and Batgirl” #21

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Peter J. Tomasi
PENCILS BY:  Cliff Richards
INKS BY:  Mark Irwin with Marlo Alquiza
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  John Kalisz

There are five stages to the grieving process, this month Bruce Wayne finds himself in the bargaining stage of dealing with the loss of his son Damian who was brutally murdered. In the previous months Bruce has not been himself but nowhere has that been more apparent than here as Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl tries to help him come to grips with the immense grief. Continue reading