Category Archives: JP/Japer

It’s The Rookies Of the Year With “New Talent Showcase #1” On The Wednesday Run

new-talent-showcase-1Ah rookies!

Those new, generally youngish (but not always) members of some faction of society: sports teams, post-secondary education institutions, law offices, happy-hour bars, and the like.

Yes, rookies are babies in need of knowledge feeding, philosophical views and values burping, and life-skill diaper changing. That’s why an older generation guides them…so that one day, “the son becomes the father and the father the son.”

Or something like that.

Earlier this year, under acclaimed writer Scott Snyder and legendary artists Jim Lee and Klaus Janson, DC Comics started up their own comic book academy to develop writers and artists to lead the sequential art form forward.

The results of that first cohort are in and the rookies have something to say in New Talent Showcase #1!

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Aw Yeah It’s “Super Powers #1” On The Wednesday Run

super-powers-1Won’t someone think of the children?

The comic book medium is able to tell all kinds of stories, but often of late, the stories meant for kids has become something of an afterthought. That’s not to say that there aren’t great kids comics being published – there are. That’s just to say that the reading age of those that are actively interested in comic books has risen over the last three decades…and comic book companies have catered to that older demographic in their publications.

It’s great to see that, especially as we approach the holidays – a time of wonderment and excitement for children (and their parents) – that DC Comics has decided it’s apt time to publish something pretty wonderful for kids (and their parents).

Today sees the release of the super-awesome Super Powers #1!

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Trip Through The “Ether #1” On The Wednesday Run

ether-1-coverHolee molee there’s a litany of awesome creator-owned science-fiction and fantasy comic books around these days!

From Seven to Eternity to Black Science to Saga to Monstress, to Red Thorn to name only a few!  There’s a litany of amazing reads available to us each and every week, and we here at Biff Bam Pop! love every single one of them!

And since there’s so much love to go around, why not add another to your fervent reading pile?

This week sees the release of Ether #1 from the critically acclaimed (and one of The Wednesday Run’s favorites) writer and artist, Matt Kindt!

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It’s A New World Today For “Mother Panic #1” On The Wednesday Run

mother-panic-1Are you a little tired and/or bleary eyed today?

Are you scratching your head, wondering what happened to your perceived reality?

It’s a brand new day today in America and, truthfully, throughout the world. If you’re like me (and I’m sure many of you out there are), you were glued to your CNN, your FOX or your CBC last night and into the wee hours of the morning waiting on the results of the craziest US Presidential election in many generations.

Whatever your desired outcome, the sun did rise this morning.

And, not to be glib, it being a Wednesday, new comic books came out.

So don’t panic.

Instead, let’s take a look at the first issue of a new monthly series in Mother Panic #1!

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Drop A Pretty Penny For The Very Pretty “Absolute Batman: Year One” On The Wednesday Run

absolute-batman-year-oneIt’s November.

So, if you’re like me, you might be thinking about what to get yourself this coming holiday season. Heck, why not treat yourself to something on the upcoming Black Friday? You’ve been good this year.

Or, maybe, you just don’t need any justification to “look after number one”. Any old day will do.

If that’s the case, “any old day” is today.

And the treat?

The treat is as classic as classic comes in the history of the comic book medium.

The treat today is the classic, the gorgeous, the absolutely necessary in any collection, Absolute Batman: Year One!

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31 Days Of Horror 2016 Ticks Down To “Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days” On The Wednesday Run

neil-gaimans-midnight-days-coverThe clock is ticking down and the midnight hour is close at hand! Well, the only midnight hour worth mentioning, really…and that’s the midnight of All Hallows Eve.

As Presidential candidate Donald Trump might say: “It’s a fantastic midnight hour, the best midnight hour, believe me.” And for once, he might be right in his horrific exuberance.

We here at Biff Bam Pop! would certainly agree, and as we continue with our daily 31 Days of Horror series of articles, a tribute to all things spooky this Halloween season, this weekly Wednesday Run column gets in on the act one last time – with another sampling of comic book storytelling you need to get your hands on.

Prepare yourselves, then, for the grandest of grand midnight hour tales! Prepare yourself with a collection of some of the best horror, fantasy and strangeness you’ll ever come across, in any season, with today’s release of Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days!

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31 Days Of Horror 2016 Brings “Harrow County #17” On The Wednesday Run

harrow-county-17As Biff Bam Pop! continues it’s 2016 edition of 31 Days Of Horror, this week, the Wednesday Run column gives you yet another in-season choice to read.

Imagine then, a small town in rural America, beset by a dreadful history of witchcraft and malevolent magic that is plagued in present day life by an unending series of “Haints” – inhuman creatures, ghosts, goblins and monsters!

Harrow County is an absolutely beautiful monthly horror series from publisher Dark Horse Comics, and one this site has recommended before. If you need to catch up, there have been three volumes collected already, with a fourth on the way, early next year. (Just so you know, Harrow Country is also in development as a television series!)

That said, the scary season is upon us and that means that the comic book to pick up this week is Harrow County #17!

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31 Days Of Horror 2016 Finds “The Lost Boys #1” On The Wednesday Run

the-lost-boys-1-cover“One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach…all the damned vampires.”

Oh, yeah!

With that one, end-of-film revelation, the 1987’s The Lost Boys cemented itself as a fan favourite, vampire-flavoured, horror-comedy. Grandpa knew the town was rife with the undead – all along! For a fervent fan base, that meant story-line speculation, insinuation and a broadening of in-film lore.

As a teenage kid coming out of that movie, my friends and I would endlessly debate: was Grandpa a vampire? How many other vampire clans were there in Santa Clara? Was David really dead? How many head vampires might there be? Wouldn’t werewolves make for a great sequel?

And therein lay the excitement…sequels!

Today, just in time for Biff Bam Pop’s continuation of 31 Days of Horror, Vertigo Comics releases a sequel miniseries to the film, affectingly and simply titled: The Lost Boys!

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31 Days Of Horror 2016 Brings A Gothic “Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1” On The Wednesday Run

deadman-dark-mansion-of-forbidden-love-1It’s October – and that means that the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to turn shades of yellow, orange and red, and you’re probably mulling over what Halloween costume you’ll be wearing at the end of the month.

It’s October – and that must also mean…horror! How delicious!

As Biff Bam Pop! brings you the 2016 edition of our annual 31 Day of  Horror features, the next four Wednesday Run columns will attempt to highlight some of the more (a-hem) seasonal comic book releases.

Who better to kick that off than everyone’s favourite dead man, Deadman – in his new, Gothic-tinged miniseries, Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love!

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The Year Of Wonder Continues With “Wonder Woman: The True Amazon” On The Wednesday Run

wonder-woman-true-amazonIt’s been quite a year for Wonder Woman, one of the world’s greatest and most recognized pop culture icons!

Created in 1941 by the psychologist and writer, William Moulton Marston, the greatest of the Amazons has seen both regular publication and acclaim in comic books, books, television, video games, board games, toys and film, for seventy-five years. It’s a true testament to her inherent characteristics, chiefly that of being timely and important to any age.

During her 75th year, Biff Bam Pop! has celebrated and highlighted various publications from DC Comics featuring Wonder Woman from the first issue of her new monthy series, to her inclusion in the Earth One graphic novel series with the release of (finally) her own book.

We even got super excited, along with millions of other fans, when the trailer to her first feature film debut (due to hit theatres early next year) dropped.

Today, DC Comics continues to celebrate the character with another, beautiful, standalone graphic novel, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon!

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