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THOUGHT CLOUDS: Justice League #12 (the kissing issue) (Comic Review)

THOUGHT CLOUDS: Justice League #12 (the kissing issue) (Comic Review)

JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 Geoff Johns, writer; Jim Lee, artist I know, I know. Superman belongs with Lois Lane. Wonder Woman belongs with Steve Trevor. And the world is up in arms because Superman and Wonder Woman were caught kissing. And HOW I know it is that the Internet told me. What the Internet DIDN’T tell me, or you either, was that in the context of the story, it makes sense. It’s a logical (as logical as love can get) … Read entire article »

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Superman and Wonder Woman Sitting in a Tree (Cool Comic Covers #22)

Superman and Wonder Woman Sitting in a Tree (Cool Comic Covers #22)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, with all the hoopla about Superman kissing Wonder Woman, I was reminded of a cover image I saw when I was just a young man . . . First, the hoopla. People are getting upset that, in the New 52, Superman and Wonder Woman are romantically linked. Because … Read entire article »

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THOUGHT CLOUDS: Batman Earth One (comic book review)

THOUGHT CLOUDS: Batman Earth One (comic book review)

(This review originally appeared on The Spirit Blade Underground Podcast.) BATMAN EARTH ONE Geoff Johns, writer; Gary Frank, artist Here’s what the critics have to say about Batman Earth One, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank: “. . . new, breathtaking . . .” – Brad Meltzer, important writer guy “. . . the right stewardship . . . awesome . . .” – David Goyer, big time movie writer “Original, surprising and emotional . . . must-read . . .” … Read entire article »

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Adventure Comics #425 (Cool Comic Covers #21)

Adventure Comics #425 (Cool Comic Covers #21)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, a bad day scenario if I’ve ever seen one . . . I hate it when this happens. You know the situation. You’re climbing up a mountain and then you fall, which is okay because you have a safety line, but then you get attacked by a winged … Read entire article »

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Episode 21 — “Interview w/ Paul Asay, Author of God on the Streets of Gotham”

Episode 21 — “Interview w/ Paul Asay, Author of God on the Streets of Gotham”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA special episode today, to kick off Batman week. We had Paul Asay, author of God on the Streets of Gotham, come and talk about his book, the Batman movies, his favorite villains, his hopes and fears about the new movie, and his opinion of other superheroes . . . and Aquaman. God on the Streets of Gotham is a book about the spiritual ideas that can be found in Christopher … Read entire article »

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Star Trek (DC Comics) #25 and Top Dog #9 (Cool Comic Covers #13)

Star Trek (DC Comics) #25 and Top Dog #9 (Cool Comic Covers #13)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: Our cool comic covers come not from the artwork, but from something more personal. Be warned — things from antiquity, like bookstores and magazine racks, are mentioned in this post. When I was a a lad, back in 1986, I was in the bookstore and while I was pursuing … Read entire article »

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From Beyond the Unknown #23 (Cool Comic Covers #11)

From Beyond the Unknown #23 (Cool Comic Covers #11)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: Comic book covers and gorillas go hand in paw. I don’t know why. I understand there are blogs devoted to the subject and perhaps some college papers or something as well. But there are many gorillas in the mist of comic book history, so don’t be surprised if they show up here, featured … Read entire article »

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“From Beyond the Unknown” #12 (COOL COMIC COVERS #3)

“From Beyond the Unknown” #12 (COOL COMIC COVERS #3)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: Cavemen on dinosaurs vs. fighter jets. Drawn by Joe Kubert! Does anything else need to be said? ~ Ben Previous Cool Comic Covers: #2 — “Action Comics” #419 #1 — “Weird Science-Fantasy” #27 … Read entire article »

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“Action Comics” #419 (COOL COMIC COVERS #2)

“Action Comics” #419 (COOL COMIC COVERS #2)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: I’m not going to say too much about the covers that appear here. If I have some sort of historical tidbit to give, I may elaborate some. But often I’m just going to let the artwork speak for itself. This is one of those times. You know who Superman is. You may not know … Read entire article »

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TRAILER: The Dark Knight Rises

TRAILER: The Dark Knight Rises

And here we have the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. As I already posted, the teaser poster got me excited to see the movie. More excited than I already was, I should say. You can watch it here . . . Some of this feels disturbing . . . some of it feels strange (the football field thing — that’s either going to be brilliant or awful, but in the trailer I find myself confused . … Read entire article »

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