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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"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.
One of the characters wants to know what the point of their trip was. It's a fair question.
"JSA All-Stars" shifts to a focus on the underused Cyclone, and it's about time.
"House of Mystery" has definitely lost its own mystery, and when you're just left with "House of" it's understandably dull.
Did someone say... hawk?
The previously unrevealed origin of Ice! (Hint: it's more than just water getting very cold.)
Don't let the cover fool you, it's not really a one-shot about Oracle.
Wilson's fill-in script is solid, but the art doesn't quite live up to the early promise.
"Beasts of Burden/Hellboy" truly merges the best of both worlds.
"Fantastic Four" is still entertaining, but it's also starting to lose some steam.
In which the JSA turns into a grim and gritty mid-'90s team and utterly misses the point.
"Batman Beyond" probably didn't need to be six issues in length, but it's ultimately still enjoyable.