CBR's Guide to Free Comic Book Day 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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"Animal Man" kicks off its second storyline with the right mix of family, superpowers, and ominous predictions.
Superman tussles with the Collector and gets a new suit, too.
Probably the strongest of the modern "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series" issues to date, Donatello's story is also the fluffiest.
Vampires! Pirates! Tapas restaurants! (One of those three things is not actually in "The Shade" #5.)
"Legion: Secret Origin" gears up for its conclusion, even as we get another glimpse into the new time-travel difficulties in the DC Universe.
"FF" is entertaining but it’s also starting to lose its identity.
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning take "New Mutants" back to the original series' most-hated storyline. Oh boy.
"I, Vampire" gears up for its first crossover even as a potential game-changer occurs.
Another "Wizard of Oz" remix begins, with strong potential ahead.
"The Ray" blazes toward a finish, but some of the fun from the first half is curiously absent.
The story in "The Flash" #6 is fine, but it's the art that will grab your attention.
Mera takes over "Aquaman" this month, but it's a little hard to buy her naivety.
The first "Demon Knights" storyline is perhaps one chapter too long, but spotlights on two members help hold interest.
"Resurrection Man" #6 feels like an issue from the old series. That's a compliment.
Kyle Higgins' run winds down even as it has found its footing.
The Amy Reeder-drawn arc on "Batwoman" finally begins, and it's off to a slow but promising start.
Magma and Mephisto, sittin' in a tree, K-I-S-S-I- N-G...
"Wolverine & The X-Men" is fun, but this issue is feeling a little scattered.
"Batwing" is losing some air-speed as the initial storyline begins to drag.
"Avengers Academy" starts wrapping up its first post-relocation story, but it feels a little bit rushed.