Major "Justice League" #50 Revelations, Changes Lead Into "DC Universe: Rebirth"
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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The purpose of "Flashpoint: The Outsider" is still a little perplexing, even at the two-thirds mark.
The Wonder Woman versus Aquaman conflict continues to play out, but it's distinctly less exciting once all the facts are out.
For an origin that's about to get wiped out, an awful lot of time is being spent on it, here.
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Liz Sherman returns, and new artist Tyler Crook steps on board.
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"Adventure Comics" winds down with a graduation ceremony, and the return of an old villain.
"iZombie" suddenly starts converging its characters and plots, and I'm pleased as punch.
If there's a plot here, it's hard to find.
"Knight of Vengeance" remains the crown jewel of the "Flashpoint" stories.
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It's a brisk read, but Ben Oliver's art sure is pretty.
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