Category Archives: comics
Comic book fans have been seeing more and more genre-styled fiction on the shelves over the last few years. Image Comics, the publisher of so much great creator-owned material, has been on the forefront of that movement.
This fall saw the release of another title in the genre pantheon with Roche Limit, a sci-fi noir tale that take place in the far future, on a far-off world, but whose motivations are distinctly human and timeless.
Follow me after the jump and discover where and how the grim future of Roche Limit exists.
Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we’re kvetching about being old, remembering cassettes and vinyl, talking Philadelphia sports, and just generally telling kids to get off our lawn. See and hear more after the jump.
Often, Biff Bam Pop’s Editor-In-Chief, Andy Burns, and I, converse about all things pop-culture. Music. Movies. TV. Books. You’d expect that of a couple of pals who contribute in various ways to a pop-culture website like Biff Bam Pop!
It’s pretty much a multiple-times-a-day occurrence, our discussions. And there have been times, amidst deep and worthy conversations, that I have called comic books “sequential art”. When I do, for some reason known only to him, Andy Burns gives out a heartfelt laugh in my direction.
He might give another today, when I say that Intersect #1 is a visually stunning and thought provoking addition to the world of sequential art and that it stands boldly amongst all other “comic books” released on the shelves today.
Find out why after the jump!
Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week the topic of discussion is that pesky upcoming movie from Fox, The Fantastic Four. Ray is a huge FF fan and recent reports and rumors of what to expect in this new film version of Marvel’s First Family have him climbing the walls. See and hear more after the jump.
Maybe it’s because of this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, one of the great superhero films made.
Maybe it’s because of the weekly Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, which has been firing on all cylinders in its second season.
Maybe it’s because of last month’s pretty awesome Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer.
All of these things have got Captain America fans, old and new, whipped up into a bit of frenzy. And today Marvel Comics services that frenzy with two – count ‘em two – new Cap titles to read! Follow me after the jump for the goods…
After the last episode of “The Flash” with a wild ride with Captain Cold, filled with all sorts of good Flash-iness, we’re reverting back to Firestorm foes, although Plastique is one of most dangerous of the bunch. Meet me after the super-speed jump for my thoughts on “Plastique.”
The world-renowned superhero has got seventy-five years of archival stories for readers to consider, so it’s no wonder than fans of the Dark Knight can opine about various “favourite” single issues or storylines until the bat signal is swallowed up by the rising sun.
One of the greatest of the greatest Batman tales can be found in the graphic novel format. Today, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s highly regarded Batman: Arkham Asylum celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you how series an event it is!
You get lots of them with Batman and Superman and Flash and Legion of Superheroes and Justice League and so many other great characters and superhero team-ups. But with Wonder Woman, it’s all shoulder shrugs. There are reasons for this, but I’ll save that discussion for another time.
For me, the character’s greatest run might very well be the one under writer/artist George Perez in the late 1980’s.
And now this, more recent one, under Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang.
But all good things…all good things!