Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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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Quarantines, as it turn out, make for a great X-Men line-up.
"Teen Titans" is on the road to fun again. How'd that happen?
"Conan the Cimmerian" draws to a close with a muted conclusion.
"What are we missing?" is an apt but unfortunate rallying cry for this book, in more ways than one.
A sequel (or is that prequel?) to issue #6, as Captain Atom takes another trip into the future where Max Lord succeeded.
"Action Comics" continues to bring a lot of fun, even without that much action.
Hope you like exposition, because "Green Lantern" is serving up a whole lot of it with a side of talking.
It's pretty to look at and kind of cute, but understand in advance that there's virtually no plot here.
The conceit of the comic is a little hard to swallow, but Jeff Parker does his best job of selling it.
Straczynski tries to make a point about every-day heroes, but it gets lost in the melodrama.
Not quite as strong as Tony Daniel's previous "Batman" issues, but by the end it's showing promise.
"The Flash" finally crosses the finish line for its first story, but despite the delays it's a strong showing.
Two She-Hulks, no waiting.
Abnett and Lanning bring not only this mini-series, but all of Marvel's space opera books to a satisfying conclusion.
Welcome to "Batgirl," Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs. Hope you survive the experience!
After a month off, "Birds of Prey" finally wraps up its initial storyline, and it feels good to finally move on.
"Chew" hits the quarter mark in its planned 60-issue run, with a surprisingly fun Chu family Thanksgiving.
Given a full issue's worth of space, John Rogers and Andrea Di Vito's "Dungeons & Dragons" turns out to be a lot of fun.
Did we say five issues? We really only meant four. Or maybe not.
Last but not least... Reptil.