Category Archives: the Wednesday run
Summer’s well over and it already feels like Fall has come and gone – and Halloween is still a week away! That means December holiday shopping is just around the corner. If you haven’t noticed the holiday trimmings at your local mall yet, you will shortly.
But you’ve been good this year, haven’t you?
So, if you think it’s still too early to treat a loved one, how about treating yourself to a classic comic book that helped changed the comic book landscape here in North America, collected in a new hardcover format?
Treat yourself to the new Deluxe Edition of Frank Miller’s Ronin.
Have you been watching Gotham, the new fall television show that centers around the death of an important, rich couple, the start of one good man’s policing career, and the origins of a despicable, crime-ridden city that will eventually require another man to dress as a bat, meting out vigilante justice to help keep order amidst sheer chaos?
It’s a smash hit – a program I make sure to set my schedule around every Monday night.
A riddle, then, in honour of that new television show: Where can you go in order to fully understand all that you already know?
It’s a simple riddle, really. Follow me after the jump and I’ll point you to the right answer!
We’re well into one of Biff Bam Pop’s favourite months of the year, the one where the leaves start to change to orange and then blood red in colour, where the air starts to get a little more chill, and where the nights start to get a little longer and a little blacker.
Of course, lucky us, that obviously means the release of television shows and movies the fit within the suspense and horror genres.
Comic books are no different. And this week sees the release of one of the most highly anticipated new series of the year – let alone a horror title – in Wytches.
Follow me after the jump where we’ll take a look and see what’s cooking inside the couldren!
The fall means back to school, doesn’t it?
Regardless of your age, the change in weather and the change in the colour of leaves (well, depending upon where you live) is synonymous with buying pens, pencil cases and duotangs. Students still use those things right? Everything hasn’t gone iPad, has it?
In any case, DC Comics is getting into the back-to-school game this fall, publishing a new, monthly series aimed at a younger audience (YES! Comics for teens!) but enjoyable to comic readers of all ages.
Boys and girls, please take your seats. Gotham Academy is now in session!
Science fiction and comic books.
It’s like the raison d’etre of the pop culture medium these days, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. To varying degrees, Marvel Comics and DC Comics, the two big industry publishers, have had their fair share of sci-fi and fantasy titles of late, but it’s Image Comics that have reinvigorated and firmly cemented the genre in the imaginations of readers, new and old.
That trend continues today with the publication of the fascinating Roche Limit #1. Follow me after the jump for more on the new monthly series!
Two words that stick out like sore thumbs when you place them next to each other.
One of the gripes I (as well as some of the other writers on this site) have is that most of the comic books published today are published for our demographic: old(er). Sorry, tongue firmly planted in cheek there, ladies and gents who write or read the articles on Biff Bam Pop! – but it’s true. Won’t someone think of the children (at least, more often then the major comic book publishers do these days)?
And that’s where Oddly Normal, the comic book, raises its hand and waves it frantically from the back of the grade five classroom.
Follow me after the jump for a short show and tell session.
Here at Biff Bam Pop!, we’re big fans of the Alien film franchise. Who isn’t, right? So when Prometheus, a parallel spin off of that famous sci-fi/horror franchise was released a few years ago, we were all pretty excited.
Personally, I loved the first half of Prometheus and kind of liked parts of the last third, but it missed a lot of important storytelling marks for me. That said, perhaps the greatest strength of Prometheus was that it set up the promise of a whole new mythology from which other films, and today, comics, can draw upon.
Finally, new stories await fans with today’s release of Prometheus: Fire And Stone #1.
Has it been twenty years already?
I was already familiar with Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed work through his monthly Sandman series, published by DC Comics. Of course, the brilliant artist Dave McKean painted, sculpted, photographed, and photoshoped each of those covers, so I was quite familiar with his work as well.
But it was the hardcover graphic novel of Mr. Punch, first published in 1994, that opened my mind, even more broadly than it was, to the types of stories that sequential art – that comic book storytelling – could celebrate.
Follow me after the jump for a twenty-year continuation of that celebration.