5 Deadpool Friends & Frenemies We Gotta See in the Sequel
Film, Comic Books
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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Max Landis and Tommy Lee Edwards' "Superman: American Alien" #2 "will make readers wish that every Superman comic was this good."
"The mixture of character conflicts and supernatural threats is utterly engrossing" in Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke's "The Twilight Children" #3.
Dan Slott and Guiseppe Camuncoli's "Amazing Spider-Man" #4 "is another great installment in a fun series."
In "Batman" #47, "Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki throw the 'Superheavy' storyline into high gear."
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #12 is "smart and... goes in new places while engaging new characters."
"Tom King and Mitch Gerads immerse you so fully you'll yearn to escape, even as you're desperate for more" in "Sheriff of Babylon" #1.
"Hopefully, the rest of the storyline can keep up with the high standards set by" Tom King, Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes and more's "Robin War" #1.
Eric Kripke and John Higgins' "Jacked" #1 "feels like the first reel of a new movie, and you'll quickly be dying to see the rest."
Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos' "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" #1 "is a fun debut for this series."
Kelly Thompson and Emma Vieceli wrap up the latest arc of IDW's "Jem" series with a satisfying end to the current arc and a literal cliffhanger.
"This Captain America is the real deal" in Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #3.
Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #150 "serves as both an introduction to new readers and a satisfying experience for existing fans."
Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #29 "is another strong, fun issue from a fairly consistent series."
"With Jeff Lemire, Ramon Perez and Ian Herring returning to the book, that means 'All-New Hawkeye' #1 is just as good as the previous five issues."
"Joshua Williamson and Shawn Crystal hook you on 'Illuminati' #1 through sheer storytelling charisma."
"Steve Orlando and Scott Kolins work extremely well together" in "Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam" #1.
Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #1 "is a pleasant surprise that delivers an intriguing take on humanity and superheroism."
Steve Orlando and ACO's "Midnighter" #6 "is the sort of comic that's as smart and fun as you wish all superhero comics would be."
"If you were a fan of 'Fight Club,' you owe it to yourself to read Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's 'Fight Club 2.'"
"Ryan North and Erica Henderson have created something suitably silly and well worth your time" in "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1.
Tom Taylor, David Lopez and David Navarrot's "All-New Wolverine" #4 continues to mix things up as Laura and her sisters go to Doctor Strange to save Zelda's life.
In Mark Waid and Adam Kubert's "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #3, the team comes together to save the planet and stop Warbringer.
"Robin War" #2 brings the story to a slightly rushed but overall satisfactory conclusion, as King, Randolph, Martinez, Fernandez, Di Giandomenico, Pugh, McDaniel and Owens give us a story about rising up in the face of adversity.
Max Landis and Joelle Jones's "Superman: American Alien" #3 oozes charm with a simple but excellent story where Clark's mistaken identity touches on the problems with money and power.
Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon bring charm and adventure to "The Legend of Wonder Woman" #1, a retelling of the origin of Wonder Woman, the Amazons and the island of Themyscira.
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang continue to take us on a tour of the future in "Paper Girls" #4, and it's even more dangerous than anything we've seen up until now.
In Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's "Doctor Strange" #4, the good Doctor warns the other magic-users of the impending apocalypse, but his analogy of using magic, punching and puking is what seals the deal.
Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #3 gets even creepier when Vision tries to bring Viv back to life, the house gets vandalized and Agatha Harkness sees a vision of the future.
"Totally Awesome Hulk" #2 is at its best when Greg Pak and Frank Cho focus on big monsters or snappy dialogue and, fortunately, there's a lot of both present here.
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips bleakly wrap up their noir Hollywood mystery in "The Fade Out" #12.
One of the high points of the "Secret Wars" event returns with "A-Force" #1, but G. Willow Wilson, Jorge Molina and Laura Martin's attempt to capture this lightning in a bottle a second time has limited initial success.
Eric Heisserer and Miguel Sepulveda reboot the "Lone Wolf 2100" comic, but this updated edition comes across as too much like everything else that has come before it.
"Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis" has a solid premise and intriguing artwork from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Toni Fejzula, but this is a one-shot that will make readers wish it had been spread across two issues instead.
"Black Magick" #3 is slow-moving but rich in atmosphere, and the end result is a pleasant experience as Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott let this world of police work and secret magick unfold in front of us.
In "Jughead" #3, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson continue Jughead's battle against Riverdale High's new principal, even as we're served with yet another fantasy sequence in the middle of the comic.
In Meredith Finch, Miguel Mendonca and Dexter Vines' "Wonder Woman" #47, Cheetah tries to steal an important artifact, and -- while there are still rough spots -- it's the strongest installment in Finch's run yet.
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and Marcio Takara's "Batman and Robin Eternal" #13 gives us another look into Cassandra Cain's early life, even as Grayson, Bluebird and David Cain converge on her at the Nursery.
Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell's "Jem and the Holograms" #10 not only gives the spotlight to Rio, but also lets us learn more about the Misfits (especially Jetta and Roxy) and gives us a story about journalistic integrity.
Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda, Ig Guara and Romulo Fajardo Jr. show us what post-captivity life is like for Kyle Rayner and Princess Kalista, who are on the run in "The Omega Men" #7.
"Cyborg" #6 has good intentions, but David F. Walker, Ivan Reis, Felipe Watanabe, Daniel HDR and Cliff Richards' conclusion continues the overall jumbled and rushed trend of the series.