With all of the Requiem stuff plastered all over every Batman or Batman-related titled, you’re probably assuming a major crossover story arc is happening. And you’re right, the Batman world is in the throws of Death of the Family aftermath. (What’s that? It’s not Death of the Family related? But it is death related, right?) Okay, so the current major crossover event has nothing to do with the just finished major crossover event Death of the Family, and here’s why:
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In honor of tonight’s The Walking Dead Season 3 premier, we’re breaking our hiatus for the Top 5 Happiest Moments in The Walking Dead. Let’s face it, the zombie apocalypse is a world full of sorrow and none more sorrowful than Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. However, amidst all the rampant (un)death, there are a few bright spots, and we’re bringing them to you today (mostly) spoiler free!
MINOR SPOILER ADVISORY: Be advised, while none of these Top 5 involve major plot events, they may inadvertently hint at some of the things that take place throughout the series.
Did you know that The Walking Dead is a comic book?
When AMC began promoting the TV Show in 2010, I thought they were brilliant for cashing in one the growing zombie fascination of which I was most definitely a part of. Little did I know that The Walking Dead was Robert Kirkman‘s comic book brainchild from 2003 released by Image Comics. Call me a plebeian, but The Walking Dead‘s 100th issue release was the first time I had heard of the comic’s existence. It was at that moment I knew I needed to read The Walking Dead.
For fans of the show, The Walking Dead comic’s beginning is pretty much the same. After getting shot in the line of duty, Rick awakens in a hospital bed after an undetermined amount of time to find that the world has changed and the dead don’t stay down. Robert Kirkman, as homage to Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, chose to do the comic in black and white. That was my first surprise, but it wasn’t my last, and I honestly think it was a good choice. It allows for the artists, Tony Moore (who’s artwork is just fantastic) and then Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn, to create an exceptionally engrossing world that easily suspends disbelief. Continue reading
We’ve been telling you for months now to pick up Punk Rock Jesus, and issue #3 just hit the shelves. Here’s the deal, the story is incredibly engrossing, and you’re not going to be reading anything like it.
In issue #3 we see what happens when the clone of Jesus learns about the biblical Jesus. Wouldn’t you ask, “Can I do miracles too?” Hmm, I know it wouldn’t turn out well for me. And I wonder how the biblical Jesus would react to public school as a teen, don’t you? Well, Sean Murphy thinks his clone would have just as awkward of a time.
Punk Rock Jesus #3 takes us forward through the life of Chris. Murphy is obviously building up to something, and as time goes on J2, the reality TV show, is showing signs of fraying. More plot twists and surprises have us here at Comical Musings already longing for issue #4.
Pick. This. Series. Up.
And we’re done with words, so check out some of the great art from Punk Rock Jesus #3:
Welcome to the very first installment of The Whole 52. As we’ve mentioned before, DC’s reboot of their entire universe is a great time to get back into titles you love and check out titles you’ve never read before. At this point in the game you’re only 12 issues behind (and that’s not very many considering Action Comics and Detective comics were at #904 and #844, respectively, in August of last year). If you were really committed, and had the cash on hand, you could catch up on a new title in only a day.
I’ve decided to make the most of this opportunity and try titles outside my normal pull list. I’m going to read the whole New 52, every single title (even the canceled ones), and share my adventure with you, the reader. So, today we kick off The Whole 52.
When I was a kid, I remember having a Firestorm action figure. The torch looking flame coming off the top of his head is an image that stuck with me. However, in spite of owning this action figure, I came into The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men knowing absolutely nothing about the characters or the series. I did come in with a healthy curiosity and excitement to read up on this character from my youth. The comic, however, quickly killed that enthusiasm. Continue reading
Sean Murphy’s Punk Rock Jesus is now in its second issue, and I’m hooked. A quick recap: reality TV show J2 has cloned Jesus and is broadcasting to the world his birth, life, and all ensuing drama. The premise seemed more interesting than the actual first issue, but Murphy was obviously laying the ground work for some serious storytelling. That brings us to issue #2, Genesis.
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