Archive for September, 2009

Gluey Tart: I Shall Never Return

I Shall Never Return, by Kazuna Uchida, 2007-2008, Deux Press I don’t know. This five-volume series is like a love affair that you try to describe to someone a few years later, and you open your mouth to explain your actions, and nothing comes out because you’re just thinking, no, I was into that person, […]

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Frank Miller’s Not Dead, But That Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Dance On His Grave

Tim Sale is no Frank Miller

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Face Down In The Mainstream: Batwoman Pt. 2

Eyecandy. I like it. But it’s tough to have nothing but eyecandy. There needs to be a structure, a frame, a skeleton for the flesh to hang upon. Unfortunately, the skeleton of this week’s Batwoman is sort of wimpy and dull. Which is too bad, because the art continues to be very very nummy. In […]

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Bound to Blog: Wonder Woman #18

That’s a kind of generic cover for Peter; the knight’s certainly nicely drawn (love that plume), but overall it’s fairly static and boring by his standards. Part of that may be that it’s trying to be coy: Marston/Peter have a secret return villain, and they don’t want to give it away. But here I come […]

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Music For Middle-Brow Snobs: Thrash by Thrash

Thrash and related bits, like the title says. 1. Slayer — Piece by Piece (Reign In Blood)2. Slayer — Necrophobic (Reign in Blood_3. Bathory — War (Bathory)4. Testament — Do or Die (The Legacy)5. Metallica — Whiplash (Kill ‘Em All)6. Morbid Angel —Bleed for the Devil (Altars of Madness)7. Napalm Death — Siege of Power […]

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Utilitarian Review 9/25/09

On the Hooded Utilitarian This week started out with me posting on Marston/Peter Wonder Woman #17, the Sailor Moon manga and what parents talk about in the park when they talk about comics. Vom Marlowe did the first in a series of posts about Batwoman. Suat wondered why on earth people like to collect racist […]

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Gluey Tart: Future Lovers

Future Lovers, Saika Kunieda, 2008, Deux Press Cover: Do not like. Everything else: Love, love, love. I guess I could stop right there and call it a day, but that would be lazy. Even I see that. And despite lazy being my middle name (Kinu L. Kitty, as it says on my driver’s license), this […]

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