Jon Maki

  • With not a lot to choose from and some reasons to not dive into the Archives, there are spoilers ahead for…

    Thor #4Writer: Jason AaronArtist: Mike Del MundoCover: Mike Del MundoRated T […]

  • A relatively light week – at least in terms of regular books – but not a cheap one, given the purchase of a particularly weighty tome*.

    Let’s take a look:

    From DC:

    JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS […]

  • The birth of a new dream and the return of some icons means that there are spoilers ahead for…

    The Sandman Universe #1Writer: Neil Gaiman (Story), Dan Watters, Kat Howard, Nalo Hopkinson, Simon S […]

  • The return of an iconic brand and set of characters serves as the centerpiece to this week’s Showcase.

    From DC:

    BATMAN BEYOND #22 – Batman’s got a bullseye on his back in part four of “Target: Batman. […]

  • Jon Maki commented on the post, Spotlight Sunday 8.5.18, on the site OpenDoor Comics 2 weeks ago

    In January, I think.

  • One way or another I would have ended up writing about this, so I decided to just lean into it, which means there are spoilers ahead for…

    Mister Miracle #10
    Writer: Tom King
    Artist: Mitch Gerads
    Cover: Nick D […]

  • A damaged shipment at the comic shop makes for a rather light Showcase this week.

    From DC:

    MISTER MIRACLE #10 – Darkseid has put an offer on the table— something that can end the war between New Genesis and Apo […]

  • Jon Maki commented on the post, Spotlight Sunday 7.29.18, on the site OpenDoor Comics 3 weeks ago

    Dave Cockrum was the regular X-Men artist by that time, which…I would have been okay with him drawing it as well.
    Then again, maybe if Wolfman wrote it, Byrne would have been willing to be involved, but I know by that time he would have had no interest in working on it with Claremont.
    Still, it’s an interesting thought experiment, and yeah,…[Read more]

  • I don’t know, it probably needs more racism and misogyny to hit the right tone, but not bad, overall.
    Also, Teen Titans Go! has the benefit of being funny.
    (I don’t actually watch it very often, as I don’t actually watch much TV at all. But if the TV happens to be on, and TTG! happens to be on – the odds of that are good – I’ll sit down and watch a bit.)

  • I will say that Wolverine had the only good voice casting/acting on the show. Well, him and Roddy Piper as Sabertooth.
    (I will not dignify the rest of your blasphemous nonsense with a response.)

  • Well, she was either “Sprite” or “Ariel” at the time – I forget which; it took her a while (and being possessed by a demon ninja) to settle on a code name.
    The voice acting – and voice casting – were the things that kept me from enjoying the 1990s’ X-Men animated series, but I probably would have been able to look past a lot of my complaints if B:…[Read more]

  • There was nothing in this week’s stack of books that really cried out for the Spotlight, but there is something in the Archives that I’ve wanted to write about for a long time that is newly-relevant, so there are […]

    • Well, she was either “Sprite” or “Ariel” at the time – I forget which; it took her a while (and being possessed by a demon ninja) to settle on a code name.
      The voice acting – and voice casting – were the things that kept me from enjoying the 1990s’ X-Men animated series, but I probably would have been able to look past a lot of my complaints if B: TAS hadn’t set such a high bar (for animation and for voice acting/casting).
      Marvel never really bothered offering much in the way of explanation for how the crossovers could happen, but DC’s position (back before CoIE) was that they took place on Earth-B. But yeah, I love the bit with Robin casually dropping a reference to the Avengers.

    • I will say that Wolverine had the only good voice casting/acting on the show. Well, him and Roddy Piper as Sabertooth.
      (I will not dignify the rest of your blasphemous nonsense with a response.)

    • I don’t know, it probably needs more racism and misogyny to hit the right tone, but not bad, overall.
      Also, Teen Titans Go! has the benefit of being funny.
      (I don’t actually watch it very often, as I don’t actually watch much TV at all. But if the TV happens to be on, and TTG! happens to be on – the odds of that are good – I’ll sit down and watch a bit.)

    • Dave Cockrum was the regular X-Men artist by that time, which…I would have been okay with him drawing it as well.
      Then again, maybe if Wolfman wrote it, Byrne would have been willing to be involved, but I know by that time he would have had no interest in working on it with Claremont.
      Still, it’s an interesting thought experiment, and yeah, while I have no complaints about Simonson, it would have been cool to see what Perez would have done.

  • This is the part where I try to come up with something clever to say as a means of introducing this post in which I list the comics I bought today, one of which I might write about tomorrow.

    Look, her […]

  • A desire to write about something new combined with an overwhelming sense of nostalgia means that there are spoilers ahead for…

    New Challengers #3
    Writer: Aaron Gillespie, Scott Snyder
    Artist: Andy Kubert, V K […]

  • Time to make the donuts Showcase!

    From DC:

    THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN #6 – It’s an epic battle for Tir Na Nóg in this finale, as King Elatha has opened its Causeways and both Fomorian and […]

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    Yeah, that’s right – a joke about clocks. That’s the level you’re getting here, folks.

    I mean, maybe things would improve if, oh, I don’t know, you were to lend a little financial support via Patreon […]

  • (Imagine the theme for the American version of The Office being played on a balalaika.)

    We would definitely benefit from someone putting Trump’s phone in Jell-O.

    (Here is some more text to keep the raw a […]

  • A desire to accentuate the positive means that there are spoilers ahead for…

    Domino #4
    Writer: Gail Simone
    Artist: David Baldeon
    Cover: Greg Land
    $3.99
    Marvel

    “I resent that. I like a lot of snacks and sex […]

  • This week’s Showcase includes a double helping of Gail Simone, a new start for the Man of Steel, and something that’s probably going to interfere with my ability to sleep, if history is any indication. Let’s take […]

  • The conclusion of the introduction to a new chapter for DC’s flagship character means that there are spoilers ahead for…

    The Man of Steel 1-6
    Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
    Artist: Various
    Cover: Var […]

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