PREVIEWS: "Daredevil," "Uncanny X-Men," & More Marvel Comics On Sale August 3, 2016
I first discovered the joy of comics in 1980 when some girls on my school bus brought in their father's copies of Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I've written freelance interviews and articles for "Wizard" (going all the way back to the first issue), headed up the Small Press Expo and the Ignatz Awards, served as an Eisner judge and written reviews regularly since 1999 (first for iComics.com, then moving to my own site Read About Comics).
I moved to the Washington DC area in 1974 and have yet to leave. I design and develop training for the Federal government during the day, and I've had both fiction and non-fiction professionally published. In my spare time I train for marathons and triathlons. I've promised my friends one of these days I'll run a race dressed as the Flash.
FIRST COMIC: "Elfquest" #5
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Fone Bone, Captain Britain, Rachel Summers Grey
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Jill Thompson drawing a James Robinson script for a Times Past story in "The Shade" #8. It doesn't get much better than this.
"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" finally returns to Andrew Devon and Fenix's story and it's worth the wait.
"Mystery in Space" is a truly mixed bag from start to finish.
"The Culling" continues in "Superboy" with little more than a non-interesting fight scene.
"iZombie" begins its final storyline, and the apocalypse is just getting started.
A secret from the first issue of "The Punisher" is finally made public, but the end result isn't what the teller expects.
The strong second issue of "Alabaster: Wolves" proves the first one wasn't a fluke.
Robin takes the lead of "Batman and Robin" #9, but it feels a little inadvertently silly at times.
"Night of the Owls" hits the book from which it originated, and it's easily the best chapter yet.
"X-Factor" takes on a new case that shifts the focus in just the right way.
Peter Milligan takes over "Stormwatch" in a way that follows up Paul Cornell's issues on the title.
"Avengers Academy" gets dragged into "Avengers vs. X-Men" with a mixed bag of results.
"Night of the Owls" invades "Detective Comics," and Daniel finds a good balance for his plots and that of the crossover.
The basic thrust behind "Higher Earth" is familiar but in doing so it allows Sam Humphries and Francesco Biagini to jump right into the story.
Grant Morrison steps into another universe for "Action Comics" #9 with a reminder of what it means to be Superman.
"Avengers vs. X-Men" #3 sets up a series of upcoming fights, but don't worry -- you've also got a fight scene this issue too.
"Earth 2" opens with a history lesson that is important, but also slightly too long.
"Insufferable" has a strong opening chapter, but some of the transitions feel slightly gimmicky.
As the "I, Vampire" and "Justice League Dark" crossover wraps up, there's a distinct change in the status quo.
"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Pickens County Horror" is a book that deserves to have the word "horror" in its title.