Author: Nola Pfau

The Golden Age Clashes with the Modern Age in Black Hammer [Review]

Black Hammer Jeff Lemire (Writer), Dean Ormiston (Artist), Dave Stewart (Colorist), Todd Klein (Letterer) Dark Horse Books September 20, 2017 It’s a weird feeling, to be disappointed by a comic. I mean, I’ve read plenty of bad comics, reviewed them a few times now, but it’s always harder when the books you’re hoping to be good aren’t. It’s all the more frustrating when that book has all the bones of a good story, only to be marred by poor choices in the details. Black Hammer is the story of a team of super-pastiches, and the mystery of their lives after...

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Previously on Comics: Living in a Hellscape

Seems like every time I sit down to write one of these, I gotta lead with people in positions of power in the comics industry using that power to punch down. We start the week off with Action Lab. Sorry, Action Lab Danger Zone, because the first thing that both bearers of the Action Lab name will tell you when you try to discuss this topic with them is that it’s a matter to discuss with Danger Zone specifically, which is their adult-themed imprint, and entirely separate, because you don’t want to mix those titty zombie comics with your empowering...

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Kick Or Treat – Fall Kickstarters

We’ve just entered the spookiest time of the year, and is there anything scarier than missing out on comics projects? I mean, probably, but also, no! Here are some great comics Kickstarters for you to check out! Ladies’ Night Anthology Vol. 5: Sisters 24 Hours Left! Here at WWAC, we have a specific focus on highlighting the voices of women, genderqueer and nonbinary folk, so the idea of a comics anthology with a focus on the exact same has some pretty obvious and immediate appeal to us. Additionally, because this is their fifth go round, we can be pretty...

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Previously On Comics: Charity and Foolishness

Most important things first: Noted comics creator Jon Rosenberg could use your help. Jon’s son Alec was born premature, and has cerebral palsy as a result of complications from that. He needs spinal surgery, and Jon’s insurance won’t cover the year of therapy Alec will need after that to relearn how to walk. They’re nearly at their goal now, with only $6,000 or so to go. Please consider helping the Rosenbergs out, they could really use it! In the last week, both Mark Waid and Vault Comics have released statements on harassment, and their strong words have ended it forever!...

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Hi-Fi Fight Club: Fixed Nostalgia Still Needs to Move

What I really like about comics is that sometimes, amidst all of the fluff and fun, they help the reader understand something, whether about themselves or about the world or the life that they inhabit. Sometimes that thing is a profound and deep thing, and sometimes it’s something very simple or basic. For instance, Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 helped me understand that I’ve made the shift toward someone who prefers trades and collections over single issues. Everything that’s here is good, it’s just that there’s not enough of it. The comic’s been billed to me as “Empire Records meets Fight...

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