Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
It started with the Vault Keeper. It was resparked by Rick Grimes years later. In between and all around has been Matt Murdock.
I write in my spare time, so I set up my site to feature some writing. To promote the writing, I joined Twitter. I met a stack of people on Twitter which landed me the gig writing comic gonzo at The Weekly Crisis (weeklycrisis.com). Through all of that, I started thoughtballoons (thought-balloons.com), a comic scripting exercise site. Soon after, I slipped my foot in the CBR door. It’s been a long journey from fictional to factual writer but I still wear both hats, at times.
I’m the bronzed Aussie of the CBR experience. If you think that means I look like Chris Hemsworth then feel free to ignore the image posted here. I’ve lived in one of the poorest areas of Australia and now live in the capital. To experience the rest of the world I utilise the Internet. I pay the bills by primary school teaching and my wife and very young son thank me for periodically dedicating time to being an Assistant Principal. One day writing will give me enough money to retire, at the moment it pays for all my comics with change.
FIRST COMIC: "Vault of Horror" #1 Reprint
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Matt Murdock, Yorick Brown
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"Indestructible Hulk" #6 from Mark Waid and Walter Simonson is a clear jumping on point for people who need more Simonson Thor in their world layered through a smart Waid science story.
"Age of Ultron" #4 from Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch is an extremely thin comic. One major plot point occurs and the rest is only concerned with moving enough characters onto the next stage to discover the shocking secret.
"A+X" #6 from Peter David, Giuseppe Camuncolli, Mike Costa and Stefano Caselli delivers a great Wolverine/Captain Marvel short and a flat Gambit/The Thing story. Both involve poker.
"Thunderbolts" #7 from Daniel Way and Phil Noto is a thin issue of a team book that's enjoyable but doesn't really have much to it.
"Uncanny X-Force" #3 from Sam Humphries and Ron Garney is a fun adult styled mutant book about the new team trying to find and save a new mutant girl.
"X-Termination" #2 from David Lapham and David Lopez kicks off the next X event with three teams colliding into the one fight.
"Captain America" #5 from Rick Remender and John Romita Jr. is the battle issue where Cap and his new Zola family collide with strange results.
"Daredevil" #24 from Mark Waid and Chris Samnee continues to look at Foggy's health, Matt's love life, and the still mysterious overarching villain ruining Daredevil's life.
"Thor God of Thunder" #6 from Jason Aaron and Butch Guice is the origin of Gorr and while it raises some great questions of faith, it doesn’t completely deliver as an innovative narrative.
"Aliens Vs Parker" #1 from Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti and Manuel Bracchi is a very funny books with some heart at its center as a space delivery man attempts to chase possible love.
"Sledgehammer 44" #1 from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Jason Latour is a superb war comic that twists in a new version of Iron Man as a Mignola creation.
"Wolverine" #1 by Paul Cornell and Alan Davis kicks off a new era for the clawed mutant in Marvel NOW! with a mystery and a powerful weapon.
"Winter Solider" #16 from Jason Latour and Nic Klein is a tidy and delicious slice of spy narrative as the Winter Soldier travels to a camp and gets into a very long fight.
"Daredevil: End of Days" #6 by Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack and a slew of classic Daredevil artists takes Ben Urich further down the rabbit hole beneath Matt Murdock's death.
"Mask of the Red Panda" #1 from Gregg Taylor and Dean Kotz is a superb Golden Age pulp tale of a hero and his intrepid sidekick exploring a mystical crime in their city.
"The Lone Ranger" #13 from Ande Parks and Esteve Polls is a thin standalone tale of the eponymous hero freeing some Chinese female slaves from a deplorable man.
"Amala's Blade" #0 from Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas is a welcome slice of genre mash up fun as readers follow Amala on an adventure-filled quest.
"Baltimore: The Widow and the Tank" from Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden and Ben Stenbeck is a delicious pair of tales about things that go bump in the night.
"Conan the Barbarian" #13 from Brian Wood and Mirko Colak is a quiet moment showing the growing distance between Conan and Bêlit and how that chasm will be reconnected.
"The Shadow: Year One" #1 from Matt Wagner and Wilfredo Torres is a superb tale of Lamont Cranston returning home in his early years to find plenty of evil to fight in New York.