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“Read a Damn Book – 114: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”

Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, and Lynn Varley – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986 / 2002) It’s one of the most famous comic series of all time. Along with Watchmen, and characters like Punisher and Wolverine, The Dark Knight Returns … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 109: Mister Miracle”

Jack Kirby, one of the true geniuses of comics, created or helped to create some of the most important and fondly remembered superhero characters in the world: Captain America, Inhumans, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avengers, Hulk, Black Panther, Nick Fury, Marvel’s … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 103: The Defenders – Marvel Masterworks Volume 2”

Back in February of this year (2018), I reviewed the first volume of The Defenders – Marvel Masterworks, and I have finally acquired enough dough to get volume two! And, DANG! It was fun enough that I read it TWICE … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 096: Star Brand”

When I was about 14 years old, and Marvel Comics was about to turn 50, the folks at the Mighty Marvel Bullpen decided to REVOLUTIONIZE comics and start an entire “New Universe,” set not in some cartoony, fantasy world, but … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 089: Kingdom Come”

I’ve been on a bit of a superhero kick lately (you might have noticed), but there’s one somewhat classic story that I’d never read—UNTIL NOW! I mentioned to my friend (and frequent P.E.W. contributor), Michael King, that I’d never read … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 088: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom Volume One”

In light of our current political atmosphere, I thought it would be a good idea to look at a good, old fashioned, nuclear hero… I give you: DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM!!! Paul S. Newman, Bob Fujitani, Frank Bolle, … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 085: Promethea – Book 1”

Alan Moore, J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray, and others – Promethea – Book 1 (2000) Alan Moore, who I’ve written about in previous reviews (Watchmen, in particular, but he comes up in JMR Higgs’ book about The KLF, as well), … Continue reading

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