Best Of The Best Trade Post Preacher Vol. 7-9

PREACHER SALVATION (Vertigo) Written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Steve Dillon Collects Preacher #41-50 If you’re so inclined to check out my previous Preacher reviews, I wrote about the first three volumes here, skipped 4 and covered 5 and 6 here. If you haven’t read those posts, you should know that Preacher’s one of my … Continue reading Best Of The Best Trade Post Preacher Vol. 7-9

Best Of The Best Trade Post: Preacher Vol. 5 & 6

PREACHER: DIXIE FRIED (Vertigo) Written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Steve Dillon Collects Preacher #27-33, Preacher Special: Cassidy – Blood & Whiskey EXPECT SPOILERS AHEAD After reading through the first three volumes of Preacher, I skipped the fourth because it collects most of the one-shots and minis related to the book. Usually, I read them … Continue reading Best Of The Best Trade Post: Preacher Vol. 5 & 6

Best Of The Best Trade Post: Preacher Volumes 1-3

PREACHER: GONE TO TEXAS (Vertigo) Written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Steve Dillon Collects Preacher #1-7 Preacher, like Starman, is one of my all-time favorite comic books. Also like Starman, I read Preacher all the way through for the first time while I was an intern at Wizard. Everyone was raving about it and I … Continue reading Best Of The Best Trade Post: Preacher Volumes 1-3

Halloween Scene Trade Poster: The Darkness

I can’t really understate how important Wizard magazine was to me during my formative comic-buying years in the 90s. I’d already become a die-hard DC fan before I discovered the magazine, but it became this window into a much larger comic landscape of companies ranging from Marvel and Dark Horse to those guys doing crazy … Continue reading Halloween Scene Trade Poster: The Darkness

Book Report: A Manhattan Ghost Story By T.M. Wright (1984)

As I mentioned when I wrote about Paperbacks From Hell and The Nest, my latest obsession is paperback horror from the 70s, 80s and 90s. After reading the former book and getting the reprint of the latter from the fantastic Valancourt Books, I made my way over to ThriftBooks armed with the list of titles … Continue reading Book Report: A Manhattan Ghost Story By T.M. Wright (1984)

Halloween Scene 2019: Vertigo

As I mentioned in my Halloween Scene 2019 kick-off post, I’ve decided to stick to Vertigo comics this scare season. The reason for that is two fold. First, the imprint was officially shuttered earlier this year and second, I was already pretty close to finishing up House Of Mystery.

Trade Post: Just A Pilgrim, Criminal & Martian Manhunter

I’ve been doing some cleaning in the garage and want to whittle down my To Read boxes so I dove in and came out with this batch. Here’s what I thought! Back when I worked at Wizard, I found a batch of Black Bull trades that were up for grabs. If you’re unfamiliar, that was … Continue reading Trade Post: Just A Pilgrim, Criminal & Martian Manhunter

Keanu Computer Double Feature: Johnny Mnemonic (1995) & The Matrix (1999)

Johnny Mnemonic‘s one of those 90s sci-fi action movies I saw once in high school and didn’t really think of much between then and when it popped up on Netflix Instant fairly recently. The movie finds Keanu Reeves’ title character working as an information courier. Instead of carrying the data in a briefcase, though, he gets … Continue reading Keanu Computer Double Feature: Johnny Mnemonic (1995) & The Matrix (1999)

Comics, Comics, Comics, Comics: Gen 13 By John Arcudi & Gary Frank

On several different occasions (including this one) I’ve talked about how much I dug Gen 13 in the 90s. Every ten years or so there’s a teen superhero comic that kids of that era really gravitate to. For me it was Gen 13. I started reading the book somewhere in the teens and made it … Continue reading Comics, Comics, Comics, Comics: Gen 13 By John Arcudi & Gary Frank

Mage Trade Post: The Hero Discovered & The Hero Defined

Mage: The Hero Discovered (Comico/Image) Written and drawn by Matt Wagner Collects Mage: The Hero Discovered #1-15 I’ve talked a lot about how influential  my time at Wizard was on my comic reading experience. That’s where I was finally able to read some of my all-time favorite comics like Preacher, Starman and Sandman along with … Continue reading Mage Trade Post: The Hero Discovered & The Hero Defined