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A Second Opinion on DK2

Professor Xtos didn’t agree with what I wrote about DK2–namely, that it works best as fish wrap. Impudent ignoramus! Needless to say, I’m changing the access codes on the Fortress of Surlitude. He’ll be cut to ribbons by my automated … Continue reading

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Meet Robot Frank

Riso turned me on to Robot Frank, who produced this awesome little photo comic. Hell yeah, hell yeah. Robot Frank also has his own old-fashioned comic comic as well as a six-page mini comic. Robot Frank’s friend Robot Ron looks … Continue reading

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DK2

If you loved the original Dark Knight–the brilliant series of graphic novels that pretty much reinvented superhero comics back in 1986–then run like hell from this ugly, incoherent sequel. Disappointment awaits all who enter. Just for fun, let me access … Continue reading

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Popbot: Book One

Back when Kitty was a rock star, he ran up a lot of debts and sexed up a lot of underaged girls. Now that his band has dissolved and he’s just an ordinary cat, people want to flay his furry … Continue reading

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Spider-man 1992

Why haven’t I reviewed the new Spider-Man movie yet? Because I’ve been waiting for Krantoor the Munificent to come to town. He’s visiting from his island fortress, and we’re going to see Spidey sometime during the next few days. We’ll … Continue reading

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Wake 3

Sole survivor of a spaceship crash, Navee grew up on a jungle planet, swinging from vines and making friends with the more sophisticated animals. Just as she ripened into womanhood, her planet gets wasted and she ends up living with … Continue reading

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Grip

Gilbert Hernandez has a new series called Grip: The Strange World of Men, published by DC/Vertigo. Check out the review I wrote for it in the March issue of Wired. And by the way, you can read all of my … Continue reading

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American Century: Scars & Stars TP

The United States answers to no one, and we like it that way. Our president pretty much says so at every turn. U.N. conference on racism? No thanks, he’d rather go fishing. Kyoto Accord for limiting greenhouse gasses? Not while … Continue reading

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2001-08-14

Bradford W. Wright says this about Superman in his earliest years: Audiences familiar with the rather stiff and morally upright character that Superman later became would be surprised to discover that Siegel and Shuster’s original character was actually a tough … Continue reading

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2001-07-25

Today I detour from comics to talk about the new Planet of the Apes movie. Professor Xtos and I attended an advanced screening last night in D.C. (His wife got us tickets–thanks Madame Xtos!) Here’s what you want to know: … Continue reading

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