For this week's Extra Tuesday, Captain Nostalgia returns with a devilish Captain's Comic Log. This month he's taking a look at Marvel's 1984, "The Blue Devil." You may be familiar with this character from his appearance in DC Universe' Swamp Thing, but was his comic worth reading?
Even if you removed the dialogue from the pages, you could still "feel" what was happening in the story. Crott's use of color in storytelling is a long lost art that I wish modern-day comic artists would take the time to remember.
Several stories have been announced to launch DC Black Label, but one that caught our attention was Superman Year One by Frank Miller. Frank is no stranger to controversial, dark stories, that draw readers in and challenge the way they see a character. He did a great job with Batman year one which essentially redefined how people see the origins of the Dark Knight. However, the question becomes, does he do justice to the Man of Steel?
Typically in these reviews, I talk about the cover art, story art, and the story itself. This landmark issue, however, poses some problems with this format. Much like the first issues of Detective Comics, this Giant-Size issue is composed of several stories that are not connected. With 10 different covers (10 main variants), 12 different writers, a rockstar list of artists; this truly is a celebration of the World’s Greatest Detective.
Within the first arc of the “Young Animal” version, we are introduced to Casey Brinke and dismembered variation of the Doom Patrol. Throughout the duration of its’ first six issues, the title manages to not only reunite the core team and build on some new members.
For anyone who has experienced the changing power of the love of Jesus Christ, the way that power manifests itself in our lives varies from person to person. So, when that person happens to be a comic book artist, it's only natural that his faith comes out in his art. I first heard of Scott … Continue reading A Review of “The Gospel of Jesus Christ”
When Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Spider-Man in 1962, they basically took everything that was common about superheroes at the time and turned it upside down. Instead of a Greek-god-bodied, wealthy, well likeable icon of American dreams and dashingly handsome do-gooding, they made a teenager with common problems, and common worries become endowed with … Continue reading A review of T-Man and HyperStrike