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Spotlight Sunday 9.10.17

Spotlight Sunday 9.10.17

Superman #30 Writer: Keith Champagne Artist: Ed Benes, Tyler Kirkham, Philip Tan Cover: Dough Mahnke Rated T $2.99 DC What is Superman afraid of? Or, perhaps more to the point, what could Superman possibly be afraid of, given that, you know, he’s Superman? What do you fear when there’s virtually nothing that can hurt you, […]

Weigh In Wednesday 9.6.17

Weigh In Wednesday 9.6.17

A relatively light week, with only two regular comics, a hardcover collection featuring fan-favorite former follower of Freud and flame of a famously flamboyant felonious funnyman fledermaus-foe, frenzied, frenetic, flighty, fun femme fatale (Phew!), the one-and-only Harley Quinn! And a trade paperback that includes the iconic Teen Titans story “The Judas Contract.” TPB = Trade Paperback, […]

Spotlight Sunday 9.3.17

Spotlight Sunday 9.3.17

Darkseid Oversize Special #1 Writer: Mark Evanier, Paul Levitz Artist: Scott Kolins, Ande Parks, Phil Hester Cover: Chris Burnham Rated T $4.99 DC What is the opposite of life? Is it death? It might seem so, but ultimately death is a part of life. Death provides the shape and form of life, defining its boundaries, […]

Weigh In Wednesday 8.30.17

Weigh In Wednesday 8.30.17

Going for a simpler, more streamlined approach this week. Vote below to select which comic gets featured in the Spotlight Sunday post. TPB = Trade Paperback, a volume containing a longer original story, or collecting multiple issues of a regular comic. Check back this Sunday to see which comic wins! Special thanks go out to Comic […]

100 Years of Kirby

100 Years of Kirby

Jacob Kurtzberg, better known to the world as Jack “King” Kirby, was born 100 years ago today. While Jack left us in 1994, the unparalleled nature of his genius lives on and continues to inspire new generations of comics fans and creators, both in the comics he created, and in the adaptations of this creations […]

Spotlight Sunday 8.27.17

Spotlight Sunday 8.27.17

Welcome to another Spotlight Sunday, in which I share my thoughts on a single comic, selected by you, the reader, from the week’s purchases. As with the inaugural post, there was something of a paucity of votes on this week’s Weigh In Wednesday post, despite the fact that I added a polling option to simplify […]

Weigh In Wednesday 8.23.17

Weigh In Wednesday 8.23.17

It’s New Comic Book Day, which means it’s time for this week’s Weigh In Wednesday! Here’s what I bought this week, in no particular order: BETTIE PAGE #2 Bettie takes on Hollywood as the B-Movie Queen of the Space Commies! Bettie gets in over her head with the shadowy Sky Science cult! Bettie unleashes chaos […]

Spotlight Sunday 8.20.17

Spotlight Sunday 8.20.17

Welcome to the first-ever Spotlight Sunday, in which I focus on one comic from my Wednesday purchases! In theory, the comic in the Spotlight is selected by you, the theoretical reader, based on a listing of the week’s purchases that I provide in the Weigh In Wednesday post. I can’t say it’s entirely unexpected, but […]

Weigh In Wednesday 8.16.17

Weigh In Wednesday 8.16.17

As I devote more time and energy (and, ideally, money) to growing the OpenDoor Comics online presence, one of the steps I mentioned I would be taking is engaging in more blogging. Towards that end, though I must admit that I’m not that much of a fan of “theme” posts in general, today I’m launching […]

Is This Thing On?

Is This Thing On?

I have a problem. Well, really, I have a lot of problems. Physical, mental; really, just a huge pile of problems both large and small. For the purposes of this post, though, there’s one problem in particular that I’m grappling with though in fairness, the problem is made up of several smaller problems, and it’s […]