Category Archives: the Wednesday run

Captain America Gets Doubly Mighty On The Wednesday Run

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…

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Go Crazy For The Batman: Arkham Asylum 25th Ann. Deluxe Ed. On The Wednesday Run

Arkham Asylum coverThere are a lot of great Batman comic books out there.

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!

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Ronin Deluxe Edition Is Classic SF&F On The Wednesday Run

RoninSummer’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.

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The Answer Is Batman Vol. 5: Zero Year-Dark City On The Wednesday Run

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!

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Toil And Trouble And Wytches #1 On The Wednesday Run

WYTCHES 1 CoverWe’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!

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Get Back To Class With Gotham Academy #1 On The Wednesday Run

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!

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Sci-Fi Goes To The Roche Limit #1 On The Wednesday Run

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!

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Childhood Magic Is Oddly Normal #1 On The Wednesday Run

Oddly. Normal.

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.

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