Trade Post: Bloody Mary & Tom Strong Volume 1

Bloody Mary (Helix/Vertigo/DC) Written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Carlos Ezquerra Collects Bloody Mary #1-4, Bloody Mary: Lady Liberty #1-4 Garth Ennis is one of those comic creators who has earned a life-time pass as far as I’m concerned. His work on Preacher (my reviews of which you can read here, here and here) resulted … Continue reading Trade Post: Bloody Mary & Tom Strong Volume 1

Trade Post: Punisher Welcome Back, Frank

Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank (Marvel) Written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Steve Dillon Collects Punisher #1-12 I have a confession to make, something I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone before. I actually liked Michael Golden’s weird demon-hunter version of Punisher. Whew, that feels good. At the time that that miniseries came out, I had … Continue reading Trade Post: Punisher Welcome Back, Frank

My 12 Favorite Trade Reading Experiences Of 2012

I write about a lot of trades on this site, about two a week if I’m on my game. But, I actually read a lot more than that. So, this particular list is the 12 books or runs that I enjoyed the most reading or re-reading this year. Most of them have been covered on … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Trade Reading Experiences Of 2012

Ad It Up: Sandman

Sandman was one of those comics that I always knew about, but never really got into. I started reading around 1992 or so and the book had been going strong for about four years at that point. But, I was way more interested in the adventures of Batman, Superman and Green Lantern, not some guy … Continue reading Ad It Up: Sandman

Hellblazer Trade Post: Fear And Loathing & Pandemonium

Hellblazer: Fear and Loathing (Vertigo/DC) Written by Garth Ennis, drawn by Steve Dillon Collects Hellblazer #62-67 I’m a gigantic fan of Preacher (see my posts on the subject here, here and here) so I jumped at the chance to read one of their earlier team-ups on Hellblazer from the early 90s. I was also curious … Continue reading Hellblazer Trade Post: Fear And Loathing & Pandemonium

100 Bullets Trade Post

100 Bullets is one of those books I have a history with. I think I heard about the book by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso where a mysterious man handed people a briefcase full of untraceable ammunition and evidence of who wronged them, giving them the chance to right wrongs, first from Wizard. It sounded … Continue reading 100 Bullets Trade Post

Apocalyptic Trade Post: Wormwood Gentleman Corpse Vol. 3 & The Authority: Kev

Wormwood Gentleman Corpse Volume 3: Calamari Rising (IDW) Written & drawn by Ben Templesmith Collects Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse: Calamari Rising #1-4 Geez, I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I reviewed the second volume of Ben Templesmith’s Wormwood Gentleman Corpse. Don’t let that seem like a reflection of how much I like this … Continue reading Apocalyptic Trade Post: Wormwood Gentleman Corpse Vol. 3 & The Authority: Kev

Vertigo Trade Post: Sweet Tooth Volume 1 & Dead Enders

Sweet Tooth Volume 1: Out Of The Deep Woods (Vertigo/DC) Written & drawn by Jeff Lemire Collects Sweet Tooth #1-5 I’ve been hearing good things about Jeff Lemire for a while now. Back when I watched the iFanboy podcast (I stopped when I was no longer keeping up with monthly comics) they always had great … Continue reading Vertigo Trade Post: Sweet Tooth Volume 1 & Dead Enders

Halloween Scene: Red State (2011)

I’m a Kevin Smith fan, which I’ve written about before on UnitedMonkee. In addition to his flicks, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to and enjoying the podcasts on his Smodcast network. As such, I’ve been hearing a lot about Red State over the past few years. In brief, Smith wrote the movie around … Continue reading Halloween Scene: Red State (2011)

Books Of Oa: Green Lantern Rebirth

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH Written by Geoff Johns, drawn by Ethan Van Sciver Collects Green Lantern Rebirth #1-6, Wizard X Welcome to a new semi-regular feature here on the blog called Books Of Oa which will look at various Green Lantern-based comics, starting with Geoff Johns’ run on the book. Starting with Green Lantern: Rebirth, Johns … Continue reading Books Of Oa: Green Lantern Rebirth