REVIEW: ‘Flash Gordon’ #2

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Jeff Parker
Illustrated by Evan Shaner
Colored by Jordie Bellaire
Lettered by Simon Bowland

Welcome back kids!  It’s another Saturday afternoon, you’ve got a quarter burning a hole in your pocket, and there’s a new Flash Gordon serial on at the Butler Theater!  Come in, enjoy the cool dark smell of buttered popcorn, and relax in our musty comfort. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Flash Gordon’ #1

(Dynamite Comics, 2014)

Written by Jeff Parker
Illustrated by Evan Shaner
Colored by Jordie Bellaire
Lettered by Simon Bowland

The retcon company, Dynamite, is at it again with the release of Flash Gordon #1 this week.  Written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Evan Shaner, Flash delivers a modernized version of the comic that our parents and grandparents grew up reading in the funny pages, the one the spawned a film my generation loved to hate. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Aquaman and the Others’ #1

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Dan Jurgens
Pencils by Lan Medina
Inks by Allen Martinez
Color Artwork by Matt Milla

Aquaman has long deserved the kind of readership and critical acclaim the character is finally receiving. Not since Peter David’s harpoon-handed, shaggy-haired, bearded version of the Atlantean King ruled the seas in his series of the late 80’s has Arthur Curry received so much positive press. Usually reserved for the butt of jokes made by a largely non-comic book reading public, Aquaman holds Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Aquaman’ #26

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by Jeff Parker
Pencils by Paul Pelletier & Netho Diaz
Inks by Sean Parsons
Color Artwork by Wil Quintana

If I had to personally pick Geoff Johns’ successor on Aquaman the series would have still ended up in the very capable hands of the extremely talented and prolific Jeff Parker. After reading 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: “Batman ’66” #1

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Jeff Parker
ARTWORK BY:  Jonathan Case
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Jonathan Case
COVER ARTWORK BY:  Mike & Laura Allred

Recently DC has gotten a reputation for its dark, gritty and often violent subject matter, well none of that is present in the new digital first Batman ’66 and it is one heck of a joke-filled, action-packed thrill-ride. I grew up on re-runs of the old Adam West television show that this book is based and let me just say, “Holy Attention to Detail!” even the likenesses of the actors who portrayed these characters are there; Adam west, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar and Frank Gorshin go from the small screen to the printed page in all their 1960’s campy glory.

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