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Who Will Write New X-Men After Grant Morrison Is Gone? by Derek McCaw (12-29-03)
He's written characters named Summers before...

48 Pixel Heroines by Daniel DeFabio (12-29-03)
A holiday treat...can YOU identify the superheroines?

Graphic Depictions: 2003 Gift List by Rob Sparling (12-24-03)
Admit it...even on Christmas Eve, you're still stuck not knowing what to get your geek...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Andrew Simchik (12-18-03)
100 Bullets #48 and yet another issue of Neotopia this week -- Drew's in heaven...

HeroClix: The New DC Expansion Set UNLEASHED! by Derek McCaw (12-17-03)
With more than a couple of figures guaranteed to make you react in an embarassing manner...

Graphic Depictions: SpyBoy by Rob Sparling (12-16-03)
Peter David and Pop Mhan create gourmet mayhem...mayhaps it's your cup of tea...

Reviewed: Neotopia 2.4 by Andrew Simchik (12-11-03)
Drew has become enamored with pixies...go figure...

Graphic Depictions: The Foot Soldiers by Rob Sparling (12-10-03)
Trapped in a dystopia, graverobbers find themselves with a little something extra...

Reviewed: JSA: All-Stars #8 by Derek McCaw (12-09-03)
Wait -- I'm confused -- a de-powered Spectre looks just like Hal Jordan...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (12-08-03)
Formerly Known As The Justice League #6, Hawkman #22

Reviewed: Detective Comics #789 by Derek McCaw (12-04-03)
Who cares about the Randori Stone? Let's get to the guy making the suit...

Reviewed: Plastic Man #1 by Derek McCaw (12-03-03)
Stretch your mind -- Kyle Baker makes Eel O'Brien play a looney tune...

12 Pixel Heroes by Daniel DeFabio and Niilo Tippler (12-02-03)
Can you rise to the challenge and spot your heroes when they've been... Atari-ized?

Reviewed: Hellblazer #190 by Andrew Simchik (12-02-03)
Constantine becomes the least interesting character...hey, he maybe he already is Keanu...

In Praise of Neotopia by Andrew Simchik (12-01-03)
Don't let the presence of pixies scare you...come on, you've gotta love their stix...

The Star-Spangled Anti-Communist by Jason Sacks (11-26-03)
When Captain America met his '50's replacement, the American Dream turned nightmare...

Graphic Depictions: Switchblade Honey by Rob Sparling (11-26-03)
Star Trek and Starship Troopers, the Warren Ellis way...it's messed up and fun...

Vegas Comic-Conned by Scott Zakarin (11-24-03)
Sure, it's a comic con, but where are the actual comics?

Vegas Comic-Con: Pics and More Pics by Derek McCaw (11-24-03)
The Creative Light team cavorts with celebrities, and we say, "Danke Schoen..."

Graphic Depictions: Proposition Player by Rob Sparling (11-19-03)
Souls are just like poker chips...and here I am playing Uno...

Let The Superteams Give Thanks by Troy Benson (11-17-03)
Geoff Johns makes a 7-year-old's dream come true...never mind the kid is now in his 30's...

Look Upon My Works, Ye Mighty... by Derek McCaw (11-13-03)
A review at this week's best bargain in comics: Conan The Legend #0!

Graphic Depictions: Mr. Majestic by Rob Sparling (11-12-03)
Free from licensing concerns, Wildstorm's Superman clone surpassed the original...

Reviewed: Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place by Derek McCaw (11-11-03)
If three Nazis die in the forest, and nobody sees it, is it still murder?

Dark Horse Gets Shi... by Derek McCaw (11-10-03)
William Tucci's avatar of death returns for a mini-series this Spring...

More From Vegas With Love (and Cheyenne Silver) by Derek McCaw (11-10-03)
...more pictures, including the winner of the Vegas Costume Contest...she frightens me.

From Vegas With Love (and Cheyenne Silver) by Derek McCaw (11-10-03)
A few pictures from the Las Vegas ComicCon courtesy of Bryan J. Kinnaird...

Graphic Depictions: Daredevil Ninja by Rob Sparling (11-05-03)
Stick, Stone, and breaking bones, but dialogue will never hurt me...

The Sandman: King of Dreams by Derek McCaw (11-03-03)
Everything you ever wanted to know about Neil Gaiman's epic comic series and more...

Reviewed: Hellblazer #189 by Andrew Simchik (10-28-03)
Another view of a new chapter in the life of John Constantine, Character Ruined By Hollywood.

Gangsters Before The Golden Gate: Caper #1 by Derek McCaw (10-28-03)
I'm not sure where it's headed, but I like where it's been...

Make Mine DC by Troy Benson (10-28-03)
In which a crusading DC fan explains why the JLA must of course whup The Avengers...

1x10c: Commander Courage, Proud Symbol of Conservation by Donald Swan (10-28-03)
A page out of history when Smokey Bear almost got replaced...

Reviewed: Avengers/JLA #2 by Derek McCaw (10-22-03)
Next thing you know, Superman's going to start calling them "filthy Marvies..."

With Friends Like These... by Derek McCaw (10-21-03)
An advance review of this week's Hellblazer #189...

Graphic Depictions: A Case For Sojourn by Rob Sparling (10-21-03)
Rob's not recommending just one -- there's a whole mess o' trades to be had here...

Who's The Hottest Batgirl Of Them All? by Derek McCaw (10-20-03)
An advance review of this week's Batgirl #45...

CrossGen Cleans Some House by Derek McCaw (10-17-03)
Several titles reach unexpected finales in January...

Take Me Out To The Ballgame by Derek McCaw (10-16-03)
WizKids just may bring jocks and geeks together...sniff...it's beautiful, man...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Andrew Simchik (10-15-03)
A new art team sucks the magic out of Atlantis...somebody get Simchik 100 Bullets...

Graphic Depictions: Darkminds by Rob Sparling (10-15-03)
Pat Lee's early work on a robot in dis guy's mind...

The 1602 Annotations by Julian Darius (10-14-03)
Wondering just who Virginia Dare is? Julian Darius knows...

Marvel's EPIC Line Suspended by Derek McCaw (10-10-03)
Is it a sign that the House of Bill Jemas' Ideas is collapsing? And where is Jemas anyway?

Graphic Depictions: Gen 13 by Rob Sparling (10-09-03)
Sometimes a concept is worth a second look, and we're not talking about Fairchild's assets...

Reviewed: Endless Nights by Andrew Simchik (10-08-03)
Great flights of fancy both painted and prose, but is it worth it for fans? Only Simchik knows...

Once Upon A Dime: When Marvel Was Timely... by Jason Sacks (10-06-03)
A look back at Marvel's Golden Age, courtesy of our sister site...

Reviewed: Superman: Birthright #4 by Derek McCaw (10-01-03)
Superman for a new generation -- but the old generation should be reading it, too...

Graphic Depictions: Clockwork Angels by Rob Sparling (10-01-03)
Magic, Demon-raising, and Cute Girls: It should be the seeds of a great story...

Reviewed: Comic Book Artist by Jason Sacks (09-30-03)
It has come to this: websites about comics reviewing magazines about comics...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Andrew Simchik (09-29-03)
Namor #6, Hellblazer #188

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (09-25-03)
Amazing Spider-Man #58, Exiles #34

Closing The Book On Hush by Derek McCaw (09-24-03)
Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee end their best-selling run with Batman #619...but have they wrought?

Graphic Depictions: Beautiful Killer by Rob Sparling (09-23-03)
Not just your average incredibly hot assassin seeks revenge kind of story...

Mail Call (09-22-03)
A few requests, some thanks, more Fanboy Radio, and then The Villikon Chronicles continue...

Written With Blood: An Interview with Joshua Dysart by Derek McCaw (09-22-03)
Some might think DC spurious, to make The Demon so fast and furious...

Secrets of Gravity: An Interview with Joshua Dysart, part two by Derek McCaw (09-23-03)
"...I realized I wanted to make my series relentless, not ...in style, but in content..."

The War Is Coming... by Derek McCaw (09-18-03)
If another fanboy site throws down a gauntlet in Texas, and nobody sees it, is it still funny?

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (09-18-03)
Gotham Knights #45, Birds of Prey #59, Daredevil #52

Graphic Depictions: Ranma 1/2 by Rob Sparling (09-17-03)
Pandas, nudity, and water-based curses all add up to hee-larity...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (09-17-03)
A preview of Batman #620, new Sandman stuff, and Triple H is about to hit the silver screen...

Display Those Miniatures Proudly... (09-16-03)
No, not those miniatures ...WizKids announces display case for MageKnight and more!

Hey Kids! Comics! by Andrew Simchik (09-16-03)
Namor #5, Endless Nights Preview Special, Neotopia vol.2 #1

Once Upon A Dime.com: One For The Ages by A. David Lewis (09-15-03)
Noted comics scholar ponders a fanboy question for Donald Swan's fanzine...

Reviewed: The Villikon Chronicles by Marin Carpenter (09-11-03)
Scantily-clad vampire women, rugged military men, an alien world...how could it go wrong?

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (09-10-03)
Detective Comics #786, Exiles #33, Formerly Known As The Justice League #3

Graphic Depictions: Days Like This by Rob Sparling (09-09-03)
Mama said there'd be trades like this...actually, she didn't, but I was going with the theme...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (09-08-03)
Alias #26, Daredevil #51, Decoy: Stranded

Lost Treasures: The Black and White Bust of 1987 by Jason Sacks (09-08-03)
Bubbles burst all the time...and some really good books get lost in the panic...

Reviewed: JLA/Avengers #1 by Derek McCaw (09-04-03)
Some of us have waited twenty years...can anything live up to Fanboy Frenzied Anticipation?

Back From The Grave: Grumpy Old Monsters #1 by Derek McCaw (09-03-03)
IDW sent an advance copy of the last hurrah of our favorite creatures of the night...

Graphic Depictions: Invincible by Rob Sparling (09-03-03)
An Image Comics trade paperback that refreshes the superhero genre...

Reviewed: Hellblazer #187 by Andrew Simchick (09-03-03)
A new critic weighs in on an old bastard...

For Love of the Game: A Look At Red Eye Press by Derek McCaw (08-29-03)
Working cross-country, two creators are putting out books you should be reading...

Ascending The Throne: Review of Daredevil #50 by Derek McCaw (08-28-03)
Should we just have a weekly column called "Why I Love Bendis?"

Graphic Depictions: At Death's Door by Rob Sparling (08-27-03)
Can DC Comics capture the manga crossover audience? Is there such a thing?

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (08-26-03)
JLA #84, JSA #51, Powers #33

And Lo, There Shall Come A Champion... by Derek McCaw (08-22-03)
WizardWorld Chicago determined the best HeroClix player in the world...GET HIM!

Graphic Depictions: Hopeless Savages Ground Zero by Rob Sparling (08-21-03)
How exactly do the children of punk rockers find a new way to rebel?

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (08-20-03)
Exiles #30, Fables #16, Fantastic Four #502, Green Arrow #29

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (08-18-03)
Amazing Spider-Man #56, Spectacular Spider-Man #3, Aquaman #9, Batgirl Year One #9

Reviewed: Daredevil: Lowlife by Jason Sacks (08-18-03)
Can Bendis be this good and resist temptation much longer?

Say Amen, Fanboys by Derek McCaw (08-18-03)
With King David and Samson: Judge of Israel, Sunday School tries to break into Wednesdays.

The Other Famous Writer From Cleveland by Derek McCaw (08-15-03)
We do enough for Bendis...how about Harvey Pekar and American Splendor?

Something Witchbred This Way Comes by Derek McCaw (08-14-03)
1602 #1 is here -- but is it more than just a game of "Where's Wanda (Maximoff)?"

Graphic Depictions: Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, Volume 1 by Rob Sparling (08-12-03)
The World's Greatest Detective versus the REAL batman...

Panther's Rage: The First Marvel Graphic Novel by Jason Sacks (08-11-03)
A look back at a groundbreaking series most fans have forgotten existed...

Words and Pictures by Joshua Elder (08-11-03)
After comparing Bush to Lex Luthor, Joe Kelly defends JLA #83 in an interview with Elder...

MAIL CALL (08-08-03)
Some Van Dam good feedback, and hey, a letter from Gail Simone!

Once Upon a Dime.com: When Walked The Reverend by Chris Garcia (08-07-03)
The Defender of the Southern Faith gets an overdue revisit from Garcia...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (08-06-03)
Superman/Batman #1, Supreme Power #1

They Came From The '80's: August by Mish'al Samman (08-06-03)
Would you pause in a firefight to kiss Scarlet? I thought as much...

DVD Reviewed: Countdown To Wednesday by Derek McCaw (08-05-03)
Inside the comic book industry, warts and all. Parents, buy this for your budding artists...

Reviewed: George R.R. Martin's The Hedge Knight by Derek McCaw (08-05-03)
Roaring Studios prove they've got talent that outweighs a little controversy...

Graphic Depictions: Monkey vs Robot and The Crystal of Power by Rob Sparling (08-05-03)
Oh, Curious George, you're so fun -- ow! Stop that! STOP THAT! You're breaking my spine!

The Naked Censorship of Liberty Lad by Donald Swan (07-31-03)
An excerpt from this week's Once Upon A Dime.com...

Preview Books From ComicCon by Mish'al Samman (07-30-03)
Because you can't have ComicCon without comics...exclusive looks at exclusive books!

Graphic Depictions: Strangers In Paradise by Rob Sparling (07-29-03)
Francine and Katchoo...gesundheit...I'll bet Terry Moore never gets tired of that joke...

Another Side of ComicCon 2: More Notes From Mish'al by Mish'al Samman (07-28-03)
From noon 'til midnight, Meesh wallows in Star Wars...

My Dinner With Stan Lee by Daniel DeFabio (07-24-03)
A private moment from San Diego, soon to be followed by "My Dinner With Donna D'errico."

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (07-23-03)
Birds of Prey #57, Outsiders #2, Teen Titans #1

Graphic Depictions: Shade The Changing Man by Rob Sparling (07-24-03)
Sure, Vertigo has a formula...and sometimes, that's about all it is...

Another Side of ComicCon: Notes From Mish'al by Mish'al Samman (07-23-03)
Meesh is all about the mecha, which isn't as pervy as it sounds...

ComicCon 2003 Day Four: What's With All The Little Jedi? by Derek McCaw (07-22-03)
It's Kids' Day, which means that if you fight over an action figure, you can cause tears...

ComicCon 2003 Day Three: San Diego Goes Hollywood by Derek McCaw (07-19-03)
The studios bring their stars, but you know what? It's still all about comics...

ComicCon 2003 Day Two: We'll Fix It When We Get Back by Derek McCaw (07-19-03)
A hurried taste of what's going on and what we have yet to come...

ComicCon 2003 Day One: Hey, There's A City Around Here by Derek McCaw (07-17-03)
Venture offsite to find Comics -N- Stuff -- the manager's pretty cool...

ComicCon 2003 Preview Night: Smithers, Release The Hounds by Derek McCaw (07-16-03)
So many booths, so little time, and so far, not nearly enough booth babes...

Things To Do In San Diego When You're Near Small Press by Derek McCaw (07-16-03)
We're in San Diego...here's some books to look for...and now, off to preview night...

Graphic Depictions: The Path: Crisis of Faith by Rob Sparling (07-15-03)
Rob doesn't just want superhero stories. Sometime he likes revenge filled monks.

They Came From The '80's: July by Mish'al Samman (07-11-03)
G.I. Joe AND Transformers? Together? Meesh regained consciousness just yesterday...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (07-09-03)
Just waiting for the return of the classic sound effect "POIT!"

Graphic Depictions: The Tick Omnibus by Rob Sparling (07-08-03)
If you don't understand the cry of "SPOON!" then you need to read this article. Sorry. You do.

Graphic Depictions: Herobear and the Kid by Rob Sparling (07-02-03)
A collection so good Sparling recommends the expensive hardback special edition...

Crisis In Zero Hypertimes by Derek McCaw (07-02-03)
If you're a criminal in Gotham City, pray it's not a Gotham guarded by Batman...or Planetary...

Words And Pictures by Joshua Elder (06-30-03)
We welcome Joshua back to Fanboy Planet...

Graphic Depictions: Ruse by Rob Sparling (06-26-03)
Sure, exit the Fantastic Four, but Enter The Detective...

Let Cosmic Justice Be Done! by Derek McCaw (06-26-03)
Okay, okay, I promise not to pout when we play HeroClix this time...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (06-25-03)
The Goon #1, Outsiders #1

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (06-25-03)
Batman: Gotham Knights #42, Beware The Creeper #3, Birds of Prey #56, Daredevil #48

Arwyn In Your Pocket! And Maybe On Your Pocket, Too... by Derek McCaw (06-24-03)
A flurry of announcements from CrossGen today...one is bound to strike your fancy...

WizKids Becomes Topps of the Heapp by Derek McCaw (06-24-03)
I worked long and hard for that headline, and it still hurts...

Once Upon A Dime -- ONLINE! New For 6/23/03 by Derek McCaw (06-23-03)
Check out our sister site, and find out just why you should be a fan of Mary Medusa, too!

Don Bluth Blasts Off! Space Ace #1 Preview by Derek McCaw (06-23-03)
Did anyone else feel a strange attraction toward Kimmy?

Simon Archard...Murderer? Or Is It Just A ...RUSE? by Derek McCaw (06-19-03)
CrossGen offers a sneak peek of Ruse #21...

The Good, The Bad, and The Winick... by Derek McCaw (06-18-03)
Blood and Water #4, Graduation Day # 1,2, and 3, and Green Arrow #27

Digest THIS! by Derek McCaw (06-17-03)
Ruse Traveler? I think I have one of their albums...

Graphic Depictions: Courtney Crumrin & The Night Things by Rob Sparling (06-17-03)
A feature article sure to get some Goths hissing at us...

As The Waid Turns... by Derek McCaw (06-16-03)
Fantastic Four loses a writer under controversial circumstances...

George Perez In Spaaaaaccceee... by Derek McCaw (06-16-03)
CrossGen releases a sneak peek at Solus #4...

Who Is Donna Tr -- Oh, Never Mind... by Troy Benson (06-16-03)
A longtime DC character dies an ignoble death...must be crossover season...

Return To The Dragon's Lair... by Derek McCaw (06-13-03)
At least on paper, you don't have to do that left, left, right, up, left thing...

Get Your Kicks On Route 666 by Derek McCaw (06-12-03)
CrossGen offers the perfect jumping on point...and it has circus freaks, too!

Shadowrunning -- Wasn't That A Bee Gees Song? by Derek McCaw (06-12-03)
Because even action figures have to obey rules...

How To Draw The Marvel Way by Derek McCaw (06-12-03)
You could call it shameless hucksterism, but we don't see a red cent out of it...

Graphic Depictions: Blue Monday by Rob Sparling (06-12-03)
"...the most realistic portrayal of the teenage thought process..."

Once Upon A Dime -- ONLINE! by Derek McCaw (06-11-03)
A classic 'zine finally makes it to the internet...with some familiar names attached...

Reviewed: Lobo Unbound #1 by Derek McCaw (06-09-03)
Finally, The Main Man is back and not trying to pander to all ages...

DC News: The Boy Wonder Switches Teams! by Derek McCaw (06-06-03)
...and on that note, I'm outa here for until Monday...

Dark Horse News: Before You Die, You Read This Comic by Derek McCaw (06-05-03)
Trigun, Hellsing, and The Ring are all being translated for your reading pleasure...

DC News: High Sales In A Handful Of Dust by Derek McCaw (06-05-03)
Sure, Gaiman's going to rewrite Marvel history, but for his next trick...

Marvel News: Hulk Nightmerica #1 First Look by Derek McCaw (06-04-03)
Folks who went to Wizard World East got this in that old-fashioned paper form...

Graphic Depictions: Scion by Rob Sparling (06-04-03)
Plenty of action prettily drawn -- if that's your cup of tea...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (06-02-03)
Batman #615, Fantastic Four #69, The Flash #198

Reviewed: Barnum! by Chris Garcia (06-02-03)
The World's Greatest Showman takes on the evil Master of Electricity...

Reviewed: JLA: Age of Wonder #1 by Chris Garcia (05-30-03)
Thank heavens for him today.

Graphic Depictions: V is for Vendetta by Rob Sparling (05-28-03)
Even in the begining, Alan Moore was the best...

Snake Never Plays By The Rules by Derek McCaw (05-23-03)
We're used to waiting...what's this giving it to us early?

From a Planet Out In Space, Here To Save The Human Race... by Derek McCaw (05-22-03)
Sure, I like this Tiga fellow, but whatever happened to Ultra Klutz?

Everything Changes ...In 1602 by Derek McCaw (05-20-03)
Neil Gaiman promises to turn the Marvel Universe into something ...marvelous.

Graphic Depictions: Jack Staff by Rob Sparling (05-20-03)
There's just something about a superhero book that includes Tom Tom The Robot Man...

First Look at Kingpin #1 by Derek McCaw (05-19-03)
You like the crime genre? Marvel bets you do...

A Stitch In Time? by Derek McCaw (05-14-03)
Courtney Huddleston moves from shape-changing aliens to mystical toys...

Graphic Depictions: The Scorpion Key by Rob Sparling (05-13-03)
In direct violation of Fanboy Planet editorial policy, here's a bashing of Bendis...

The Days After Free Comic Book Day by Derek McCaw (05-07-03)
Sure they were free, but were the books any good?

Graphic Depictions: The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius by Rob Sparling (05-05-03)
If Judd Winick caught your attention with Exiles, you still don't know Judd...

Portrait Of The Atlantean As A Young Man by Derek McCaw (05-01-03)
Dang it. Bill Jemas wrote the best book of the week. And it only costs a quarter!

Free Comic Book Day: You Had Me At Free... by Derek McCaw (04-30-03)
It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Little Things I Found At WonderCon by Chris Garcia (04-30-03)
A smaller con is an excellent time to explore the smaller presses...

Graphic Depictions: Out From Boneville by Robert Sparling (04-29-03)
It looks like a funny animal comic, but it doesn't read like one...

Still, It Beats Goin' To Work by Derek McCaw (04-28-03)
Day One of Wondercon...low-key, but we saw a pretty girl...

Here Come The Creepy Freaks by Derek McCaw (04-23-03)
With characters like Frosty the Snotman, chances are the kids are going to want this thing...

Graphic Depictions: Batman/Deathblow by Robert Sparling (04-22-03)
Can even Brian Azzarello save a team-up from the Liefeld years of Wildstorm?

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (04-22-03)
Gotham Knights #40, Beware The Creeper #1, The Flash #197, Green Lantern #162

They Came From The '80's: G.I. Joe Special by Mish'al Samman (04-17-03)
Duke takes a side trip into The X-Files...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (04-15-03)
Aquaman #5, Astro City: Local Heroes #2, Batgirl: Year One #5, Blood and Water #2

Marvel News: God Loves, Man Creates Sequels by Derek McCaw (04-15-03)
A sneak preview from X-treme X-Men #25, a sequel to the greatest X-Men story ever told...

Graphic Depictions: Meridian by Robert Sparling (04-14-03)
Stuck in term paper Hell, Sparling dreams of floating cities and flying teen girls...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (04-08-03)
Alias #21, The Blackburne Covenant #1, Daredevil #45, Detective #781, Hawkman #14

Marvel News: A New Look For Namor #1 by Derek McCaw (04-02-03)
The manga look? Pretty much out. Make way for the look of Larroca...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (04-01-03)
Amazing Spider-Man #51, Batman #613

Marvel News: Spider-Girl Lives! by Derek McCaw (04-01-03)
...but the book's still cancelled, isn't it? However, on The New Mutants front...

Graphic Depictions: The Power of Ion by Robert Sparling (04-01-03)
We're going to get a lot of H.E.A.T. for this one...

Reviewed: JLA #79 by Derek McCaw (04-01-03)
Man, we'd better not have an alien overlord hiding in The Pentagon...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (03-28-03)
WizKids raises the bar on gaming with action figures...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (03-27-03)
He-Man moves the castle, Shazam! gets a writer, and Giles just doesn't know for sure...

Graphic Depictions: Y The Last Man by Robert Sparling (03-27-03)
Being the only male alive on the planet only sounds like a good time...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (03-25-03)
New X-Men #138, The Punisher #23, Supergirl #80

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (03-24-03)
Gotham Knights #39, Birds of Prey #53, The Flash #196, Green Arrow #22

Mail Call (03-24-03)
Hey, a reader wants to see a little more action on the Forum -- it's up to you...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (03-18-03)
Aquaman #4, Batgirl: Year One #4, Legends of the Dark Knight #165

Graphic Depictions: Jinx by Robert Sparling (03-18-03)
By law, one of us has to gush about Brian Michael Bendis each week.

Mail Call (03-17-03)
No letter from David Busby this week. Do you think he's cheating on us with another site?

Across The DC Universe With Alan Moore by Derek McCaw (03-17-03)
Oh, for the days when Alan Moore liked working for DC...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (03-12-03)
Powers #29, Spider-Man: Blue, Ultimate Spider-Man #37

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (03-11-03)
Alias #20, Detective #780, Exiles #23, Hawkman #13

Graphic Depictions: Astronauts In Trouble by Robert Sparling (03-11-03)
A story that gives us the space program we were promised as kids...with dark consequences...

Mail Call by the staff (03-10-03)
The Thunderbolts remind us that it's pimps up, hos down.

Reviewed: Batman #612 by Derek McCaw (03-04-03)
Who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman? My money's on Catwoman...

Graphic Depictions: Lone Wolf 2100 by Robert Sparling (03-04-03)
Out of the madness of manga influence, a trade paperback worth your time...

Mail Call by the staff (03-03-03)
Aaagghhh...Derek's too busy to write today. Luckily, YOU wrote instead.

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (02-27-03)
It's still not for kids, but Mark Millar has made the Ultimate line into a classic...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (02-26-03)
Even a man who's pure of heart and says his prayers at night can still be owned by Marvel...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (02-25-03)
Isis returns...and she's ready for Hollywood...

Graphic Depictions: Hectic Planet by Robert Sparling (02-24-03)
We are proud that Sparling stumbled upon the greatness that is Dorkin...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (02-19-03)
Tons of movement from Marvel, and a farewell to Birds of Prey...

Graphic Depictions: 100 Bullets by Robert Sparling (02-18-03)
100 untraceable bullets. Proof of who wronged you. All for just $9.95...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (02-18-03)
Action Comics turns 800...or something like that...

Reviewed: Rawhide Kid #1 by Derek McCaw (02-12-03)
It doesn't suck as much as I thought it would...insert your own joke here...

Graphic Depictions: Daredevil The Man Without Fear by Robert Sparling (02-11-03)
Sometimes an "ultimate" book doesn't actually have that word in its title...

Hey Kids! Trade Paperbacks! by Michael Goodson (02-10-03)
CrossGen: We read their books because we want to...

Your Man@Marvel Crosses Over by Derek McCaw (02-10-03)
Someday, we will all have worked for CrossGen...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (02-05-03)
WizKids stole my idea for a Halloween costume...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (02-05-03)
From The Filth to X-Statix, it's a good week for teams...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (02-05-03)
Two villains make theirs Marvel...

Words and Pictures by Joshua Elder (02-03-03)
Those "nonhuman creatures" just may turn out to be sharper than a serpent's tooth...

Graphic Depictions: Queen & Country by Robert Sparling (02-03-03)
Greg Rucka writes a spy who doesn't have time for martinis...

Planet Buzz (01-29-03)
Marvel takes us backstage at Avengers Mansion...

They Came From The '80's by Mishal Samman (01-29-03)
There are as many Transformers books as there are Spider-Man books...hmmm...

Graphic Depictions: Lucifer by Robert Sparling (01-28-03)
Oh, sure, there's that whole War in Heaven thing, but really, he's pretty cool...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (01-28-03)
He can take on a vampire and a spiderwaspwoman, but Spider-Man still fears his wife...

Words and Pictures by Joshua Elder (01-28-03)
Copyright extensions keep us from seeing what we really want...Ultimate Mickey...

Graphic Depictions: The Metabarons by Robert Sparling (01-22-03)
Savage warriors battle across the multiverse in order to preserve their lineage...

Planet Buzz by Derek McCaw (01-22-03)
Who is Gus Beezer? Those answers and more wait within...

Words and Pictures by Brendan McGinley (01-21-03)
Josh Elder takes some time off while the column tackles Garth Ennis...this could get ugly...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (01-20-03)
Why bring back the original Venom when the Ultimate version has us so excited?

Marvel Asks: Guess Who's Back? by Derek McCaw (01-17-03)
Aw, crap. Anyone but him...

Marvel News: Stronger, Thicker... by Derek McCaw (01-16-03)
Marvel has heard some complaints, and is taking action...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (01-15-03)
From the JSA to Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra, I'm one happy (if late) camper...

Marvel News: A Very Big Secret by Derek McCaw (01-15-03)
Yes, it's true: Bill Jemas and Peter David have run away together to Cancun...

Hey Kids! Comics! by Derek McCaw (01-14-03)
This was one high-quality (and expensive) week -- so far, we've got A through H...

Graphic Depictions: Superman For All Seasons by Robert Sparling (01-14-03)
Sparling tugs on Superman's cape to see one of the best of DC's graphic novels...

Marvel News: The Runaways by Derek McCaw (01-13-03)
A girl group gets superpowers? Nah. It couldn't be that...

Marvel News: Change Is Good by Derek McCaw (01-10-03)
Yes, Joe Quesada announces that from now on, he will be Josephine...

Marvel News: Who Is Gus Beezer? by Derek McCaw (01-10-03)
At this point, your guess is as good as ours...

Dark Horse News: Dark Horse Does Horror by Derek McCaw (01-10-03)
They've assembled some top creators just to give you the major creeps...

HeroClix: The Fanboy Planet Variations by Michael Goodson and Derek McCaw (01-09-03)
How do you determine just how many corpses to litter the field with?

Dial H For Hours of Play: HeroClix Reviewed by Derek McCaw (01-08-03)
HeroClix has stolen most of my spare time...

Graphic Depictions: Billi 99 by Robert Sparling (01-07-03)
Dark Horse presents a very human look at a costumed vigilante...

Reviewed: Unstable Molecules #1 by Derek McCaw (01-06-03)
Reed Richards just wants to create textiles...instead, he may end up saving the free world...

Words and Pictures by Joshua Elder (01-06-03)
If it's the Truth, why isn't it more compelling?

Reviewed: JLA #76 by Derek McCaw (01-02-03)
Anybody else for a hot cup o' Plastic Man?

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Comics News and Reviews For 2001

 

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