Author Archives: JP Fallavollita
At once, it’s been as fascinating as any Philip K. Dick narrative, as engaging as any John Le Carre novel, and as exciting as the best Wachowski films.
Today, MIND MGMT, after 35 monthly issues, comes to an end. Prepare for the astonishing conclusion in the one-shot issue, aptly titled, NEW MGMT #1.
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Get Hit With A Heavy Dose Of Mythology With WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ OMNIBUS VOL. 1 On The Wednesday Run
In terms of name recognition, globally she falls only behind Superman, Batman and probably Spider-Man. But I terms of comic book stories, well, there just aren’t that many that can ben deemed “classic” for the art form. And there are a myriad of reasons for that, which this column won’t get into.
For all the marketing behind collections of The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told or The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told or even The Greatest Joker Stores Ever Told, Wonder Woman doesn’t come close. But the late 1980’s had, for a time, arguable put stories about the Amazon Princess right up with any comic book legend.
Lucky us, here they are collected, under the pen of one of the greatest artists of the medium. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Wonder Woman By George Perez Omnibus Volume 1.
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If you didn’t catch it on air, or on Facebook or Twitter, you can watch it here, as it brilliantly ridicules the absurdity of the wide varietal, and often lacking, sexual education curriculum between school districts in the United States.
And that brings us to this week’s comic book pick, which just happens to fall within the science fiction genre. Because, let’s face it: what’s better than mixing sex with science fiction?
Follow me after the jump to get the skinny on the first issue of The Beauty.
Did you ever slowly spin your classic rock vinyl LP’s backwards on your records player so you can hear the hidden Satan-worshipping messages left by the band?
It’s all kind of ridiculously funny, isn’t it?
We hear at Biff Bam Pop! love classic rock.
And we love horror.
And that’s why you need to be reading This Damned Band #1, out today! More info after the jump!
Look, if you’re over thirty (oh hell, if you’re over forty!) years of age, and you were a comic book reader as a kid, you’ll remember the old Marvel What If and Team-Up comic book titles. Boy, they were fun!
DC had them too. Remember The Brave and the Bold and DC Comics Presents? They were great!
Sometime during the 1980’s, those kinds of comic books fell out of favour with their publishers, and, it must be said, their fans. I won’t dwell on the why’s in this particular column. Sure, comics like that were still being published, but not to the same degree and certainly not to the fanfare of those earlier decades. Maybe it had something to do with comic books stories becoming more “realistic”. Maybe it had something to do with the end of the “one and done” single issue stories. Maybe it had something to do with the comic book audience growing up and getting old.
In any case, there’s been a particularly fun team-up comic book being published for eight months now and it’s high time you, or your young son or daughter, turned an excited eye towards it.
I’m talking, of course, about issue #8 of the Guardians Team-Up monthly comic book series!
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At that time, there were some great runs on everyone’s favourite superhero and his monthly comic book titles such as Batman, Detective Comics, and the newly released, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight.
In fact, two specific runs stand out: one by an acclaimed writer (who happened to be aided by an acclaimed artist) and one by an adored artist who brought a sense of visual storytelling to monthly Batman stories that hadn’t been seen before.
If you didn’t get a chance to experience Batman at that time (or if you’d like to re-experience those stories in a new format), follow ne after the jump for the lowdown on some high-flying, but dark, heroics!
We all knew this was coming.
With the 2015 edition of the San Diego Comic Con in full swing right now, we knew that Warner Brothers would release something new regarding one of next year’s most eagerly anticipated films. And today, they didn’t disappoint fans.
Black versus blue.
God versus man.
Day versus night.
Batman versus Superman.
The one question that remains: what do you think?
Congratulations! You’re going to have a great time this weekend! But don’t bother jamming your swim trunks and your snorkel gear into your Samsonite. Or your backpack. Or your courier bag. You won’t have room. Not with all the exclusives you’ll be picking up at the Con.
And don’t forget the art tube you’ll need to store all those sketches and prints you’ll be getting. (Make sure it has a strap so you can sling it over your shoulder!)
Still, there’s time to make a Wednesday run to your local comic book shop today right?
Get into the spirit of sequential art early with today’s release of the first Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: Black Science #1.
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If you’re seeing all things maple leaf red or the word “eh?” keeps coming up in your Facebook or your Twitter stream today, it’s because today, July 1, is Canada Day!
Canada Day! The national holiday of this columnist’s nation, celebrating the 1867 birth of the greatest hockey-playing, maple-syrup loving, beaver adoring, arctic-solidifying, rainbow-coloured monied, Mountied, health-cared country in the world!
Of course, some of those might not be real words, but any British, Russian, Brazilian or Korean citizen – or any other citizen from any other country – can easily get the drift: today, July the 1st is our day.
Why not spend it protecting our nations’ borders from our southern neighbours?
You heard me right. Follow me after the jump for the eagerly anticipated scoop on We Stand On Guard #1.
I’m actually a fan of the Scott Lang Ant-Man character (the second Ant-Man) over the original Hank Pym Ant-Man character. (Ducks for cover).
Sacrilege! To the pitchforks! Strike the torches! Bring him down!
I know. I know. How could I possibly say that, being a “purist” sort of fellow myself? I mean, I like my Nutella on plain, untoasted, Wonder bread. I’m not a fan of company branding on my shirts. And Batman is at his best when his costume is a gray sweater with a black bat symbol on it.
Even though I’m a fan of the Scott Lang character, I’m still keen on the affectionately and cheekily titled Ant-Man: Larger Than Life #1 – out today.
Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you why!