Comic Review: Jeff Lemire’s Royal City

Published on May 5th, 2017 in: Comic Reviews, Comics, Current Faves, Reviews |

By E.A. Henson

Reading comics is just like consuming any other kind of media for me. You consume what you’re presented with on a weekly basis and there’s a certain baseline enjoyment you derive from it. Spider-Man duking it out with Doc Ock again? Cool. Batman solving a crime while being dark and brooding about it? Right on.

For comic book fans that’s pretty much it. I’m not saying that it’s boring or it’s really even that bad. I’m sure I’ve written before that comics are (for me and I’m sure others) escapism. That’s great, but it can also get stale pretty quickly.

When something truly good comes along it’s easy to notice but you also have to be paying attention. I know how easy it is to get your weekly pull from your LCS (Local Comic Shop), plow through your books, and finish them in time for Arrow to start on Wednesday night. I do it all the time and it’s super easy (is that a super hero pun? I can’t tell anymore).
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Riverdale: Stupid, Sexy Archie

Published on February 9th, 2017 in: Comics, Current Faves, Retrovirus, TV |

By E.A. Henson

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I am a fan of Archie Comics.

Now, I had never actually purchased an Archie comic up until 2015… but I’m still a fan.
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Comic Reviews: Loving The Animal, Part 2

Published on December 2nd, 2016 in: Comic Reviews, Comics |

By E.A. Henson

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There are no great second acts.

Unless you count The Empire Strikes Back, The Wrath of Khan, Paul’s Boutique, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, etc. Whoever it was that mangled that F. Scott Fitzgerald quote clearly never took those into consideration. I’m fairly confident that if Fitzgerald had read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets he would have thrown the manuscript for The Great Gatsby right in the trash.
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Comics Review: Loving The Animal, Part 1

Published on October 21st, 2016 in: Comic Reviews, Comics, Reviews |

By E.A. Henson

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Books: Doom Patrol and Shade, The Changing Girl

The first time I heard about DC Comic’s Young Animal imprint I was nearly drowned in the sea of buzzwords that accompanied it: pop-up, curated, boutique. Admittedly, it took me a moment to get past all that to see what the books really are.

For me, the press releases should’ve read “BREAKING: COMICS FAN MAKES GOOD, COMES BACK TO OLD NEIGHBORHOOD A HERO.” But I’m getting ahead of myself.
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Can I Get A Witness? Absolute Preacher Is A Triumph

Published on September 7th, 2016 in: Comic Reviews, Comics, Current Faves, Reviews, TV |

By E.A. Henson

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The first season of the darkly funny and hyper-violent Preacher TV series recently wrapped up and DC/Vertigo Comics has, coincidentally, just published the first volume of Absolute Preacher. If you’re a new fan of the show or an old fan of the comic this hefty tome is definitely something worthy of your attention.
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July Comics Rundown with DC, Marvel, and IDW

Published on August 19th, 2016 in: Comic Reviews, Comics, Current Faves, Reviews |

By E.A. Henson

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Let’s take a look at some of my favorite titles from July of this year!
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