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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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It feels childish at first, but the more I read of "Mickey Mouse and Friends" the more I found myself drawn in.
It's a day in the life of the Thunderbolts, now with added Shadowland.
As "DC Universe Legacies" moves into the realm of "Crisis on Infinite Earths," the book is picking up somewhat.
After its initial, exciting storyline, "Birds of Prey" feels slightly rushed this month.
The idea of a stone age CBGB is amusing, but this issue's lead story stretches on a bit too long.
"X-Men" is serving up a solid little story that fits well with Fraction and Carey's X-Books.
"Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom" is telling a story with a writer who has a lack of imagination, but I think it's inadvertently hitting too close to home.
Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving ramp this storyline up and we get a large payoff from the last year of the title.
I have no idea who the target audience is for this book. I'm not sure there is one.
Geoff Johns tries to squeeze the Star Sapphires into the new greater Lantern cosmology. It's a little forced, but almost works.
The new "Secret Six" is good, but it feels a little too compressed in places.
"1 Month 2 Live" has a lot of good talent lined up, but a lackluster beginning.
The latest "JSA All-Stars" is suffering from middle child syndrome. Or something like that.
When even the other characters in the comic find the plot hard to swallow, something has gone wrong.
The art in "Scarlet" is beautiful, but I can't help but feel like we've read this story before.
Red Lantern rings and Brainiac and Lobo, oh my!
"Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" #3 isn't as strong as the earlier issues, but even then it's still entertaining.
I hate to say it, but the fake advertising campaign for "Guarding the Globe" was more amusing than the real thing.
The new "X-Men Legacy" story is one that you might enjoy more in theory than practice.
Considering the title is just biding time until Matt Fraction and Pasqual Ferry arrive, "Thor" has been a pleasant read.