Author: Annie Blitzen

52 Facts About DC, By The Numbers: November 2017, Weeks One and Two

Or However Many I Feel Like, And They Might Not All Be Facts Welcome back to By The Numbers, the column where I count things in this week’s new comics from DC! This column will contain spoilers, but I’ll keep them as vague as possible while still amusing myself. Due to difficulties with WWAC splitting into separate blogs for its separate content areas, my October Week One column has been unavoidably delayed. Last time something like this happened, I put the following week at the end. I’m trying something different this time: I’m just putting it all in one list. Let me know which format you prefer, though of course we hope nothing will ever delay the column again! (But shit happens.) The books! Mostly garden-variety disappointment. The reliably good ones continue to be reliably good. Batman: White Knight seems like it’s maybe shaping up, but I’m still giving it a lot of side-eye. In the new Hannah-Barbera series The Jetsons, Jimmy Palmiotti blows our minds with a dark, edgy take on the world of the classic cartoon… a take that’s been banging around the internet since at least 2011. Look out for a new tie-in Flintstones series that reveals… wait for it… that they’re set in the same world! Which, y’know, has been established since the 1987 film about precisely that. I’m not mad DC is paying people to make bad comic takes on some of...

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Roundtable: The Wild Storm #8

The Wild Storm #8 Warren Ellis (writer), Jon Davis-Hunt (artist), Steve Buccellato (colorist), Simon Bowland (letterer) WildStorm (DC Comics imprint) October 18, 2017 In the murky depths of the Distant Past, there was another world. A world of pouches and unnecessarily large guns. A world with a lot of compound words where the second word was capitalized even though it was in the middle of a word. A world much like the DC Universe, but with more scowling: the WildStorm Universe. Separately, Rae Epstein and Annie Blitzen became fans of the comics line that gave them a chain-smoking lightning...

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52 Facts About DC, By The Numbers: October 2017, Week Four

Or However Many I Feel Like, And They Might Not All Be Facts Welcome back to By The Numbers, the column where I count things in this week’s new comics from DC! This column will contain spoilers, but I’ll keep them as vague as possible while still amusing myself. Halloween in coming! Every night is Halloween! In honor of the most important holiday of the year, we have an extra-spooky edition of By The Numbers: One of these books is dead to me. We have THIRTEEN titles this week! Plus six more and one that’s dead to me. Oh! There...

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Halloween Mini-Reviews Bonanza: Haunted Chunks to Chew On

It’s Halloween on Tuesday! Woah, scary! Want some comics with that? Yes you do! Try these. Coady and the Creepies Liz Prince (writer) and Amanda Kirk (artist) BOOM! Box October 11, 2017 Coady and the Creepies stars horror pop punk band The Creepies made up of triplet siblings Coady, Cory, and Criss. The band and their roadie are traveling the country playing kick ass punk shows and getting mixed up in some hair-raising hijinks. This series is SO MUCH SPOOKY FUN, and there’s a great ghostly twist to this story! It’s full of spectres, meddlesome demons, fashionably dressed skeletons,...

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52 Facts About DC, By The Numbers: October 2017, Week Three

Or However Many I Feel Like, And They Might Not All Be Facts Welcome back to By The Numbers, the column where I count things in this week’s new comics from DC! This column will contain spoilers, but I’ll keep them as vague as possible while still amusing myself. Yet again, DC Comics has made the controversial decision to publish comics this week. The degree to which I am upset about this is average. The quality of the comics is average. The weather is lovely today. I think I’m going to cosplay Hela for Halloween. Don’t tell my wife, who...

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