"Batman's" Gotham Was... Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
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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David Petersen's "Mouse Guard" continues to enthrall, issue after issue.
"FF" continues on after "Fantastic Four" returns, but the art choice is sabotaging the story.
It's a shame "Alpha Flight" is back to being a limited series, because this is thoroughly entertaining.
There's a lot to love about the latest "Dark Horse Presents" to more than cover for an occasional misstep.
"Justice League Dark" is in the dreaded "middle issue" phase, which is still good, just not as great as the first two.
"Teen Titans" is aiming for that most essential element that was missing out of some recent incarnations of the title: fun.
"Batman: The Dark Knight" is coming across as a poor man's "Hush."
"Aquaman" continues to be fun, but it feels like it's over in the blink of an eye.
How about a little rabbit for your pre- Thanksgiving dinner?
"iZombie" is about as dependable as they come, which is a good thing.
"Captain Atom" is pulling a "superhero as deity" storyline, but so far it's not new territory.
"Nightwing" has turned out to be a pleasant, by- the-books superhero comic.
Don't let the joking fool you, "X-Factor" is in some dark territory.
Little by little, "Justice League" is coming together, and by that I don't just mean the main characters.
Blink's back! But not the one you all knew and loved in "Exiles."
A slow build to a nasty revelation is part of what makes "Batman" so great.
"Superboy" continues to be pleasantly fun, with a last-page reveal that most figured out two issues ago.
Let's face it, this is really "Justice League Medieval."
"Huntress" brings a solid hero-versus-crime- family story to life.
This might be familiar ground for the Penguin, but it's so enjoyable I can't complain.