"A Look Back"

Looking Back On Volume 1 Of Morrison’s JLA [Review]

JLA Vol 1 Review

I was seven when this series was coming out, and to call it revelatory would be an understatement.

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The Good But Not Great Fantastic Four: 1234 [A Look Back]

  • November 30, 2011 12:38 am
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Grant Morrison and Jae Lee team up for a story pitting the Fantastic Four against their eternal nemesis Doctor Doom, who has now found a way to use reality itself as a weapon.

Considering how well-known Grant Morrison is, and how every one of his stories is endlessly discussed and referenced on the internet, it was shocking to find out about this little story from 2002 that no one ever talks about.

Then I read it, and found out why.

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Captain America Volume 4 [A Look Back] + [Rant]

Captain America Volume Four is an abomination that makes even The Abomination say, “Wow… what were you guys thinking?”

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Captain America (1990) Movie Review

Remember when, while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV, you saw that awesome commercial for this Summer’s big blockbuster, Captain America: First Avenger?  Some of you probably saw that and said, “Damn I can’t wait to see that!”  I know I did, but I also thought back to a little gem of crappiness known by basically the same name that was supposed to be released in 1990, but didn’t see the light of day until 1992, when it was released directly to video.

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Favorite Comic Book Writers of 2010

As 2010 comes to a close we take a look back at some of our favorites from the year; there will be many more categories to come, each author getting one pick. And after reading our favorites from the last year we want to hear yours!

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Cry For Justice [A Look Back]

This is by way of a follow up piece to the somewhat controversial miniseries Cry for Justice. I’m going to go through and find the various errors that occurred throughout the series. Not things I didn’t like, not opinion issues, flat out mistakes from the writer or artist that the increasingly poorly titled “editors” also let get by. I will also be doing my best to point out things that are brought up and never resolved or addressed. I have done by best to not include things that I didn’t like, or tactical errors made by characters, simply things that seem blatantly incorrect.

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The True Fall of Green Arrow

  • July 20, 2010 8:49 pm
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After the failure of the 1983 mini-series to garner an appropriately sized audience for Green Arrow, the Emerald Archer was quickly re-scuttled back into the C-list of DC characters who served as back up for those who were actually worthy of their own ongoing series, and not much more. But not everyone looked over at the character without a second thought, some saw a deeper, if not entirely darker potential for the character. And one of these people was a man named Mike Grell.

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Green Arrow vs The Oil Industry!

  • July 7, 2010 4:47 am
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Moving on from our special look back at the very first Green Arrow #1, we now turn our attentions to the remainder of the mini-series presented in 1983 as part of a test of Green Arrow’s popularity.

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Batman #666; A Look Back

  • November 23, 2009 11:11 pm
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Batman #666

It’s a significant moment in a comic book’s history when it reaches #666 (though; not that a lot have). Not only because it represents a milestone in the publication’s history but also because of the preconceived link between “666″ and the biblical “Number of the Beast” which has given the number it’s own special haunting, similar to Friday the 13th. So…slap together an unholy issue number along with Grant Morrison’s twisted mind and what you do you get?

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Terra Miniseries, A Look Back

  • September 17, 2009 11:10 pm
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Terra #1

Fairly recently, DC ran a four issue limited series about Terra. Technically, this is Terra III, but that’s actually part of the series- straightening out the rather convoluted history of this name. The series is by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmotti (writers), and Amanda Conner (pencils). Conner has gone on to provide the art for the currently running Power Girl series, and I rather like her nice clean lines and very clear art.

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The 2009 Summer of Batman; A Look Back

  • September 5, 2009 1:09 pm
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Summer-of-Batman-Reviewed

Well…summer is over. I’m stuck behind school buses on my way to work, my surfboard is back in storage, I’m looking for plane tickets for the Christmas vacation, and all that hype during and after Battle for the Cowl about Batman and it’s new titles (all grouped into a big event; Batman Reborn) is old news and we know who the new Batman, Robin, Red Robin, and Batgirl are. The dust is starting to settle and following our Batman Summer Survival Guide I think it’s time to take a look back and see just how well the 2009 Summer of Batman turned out.

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Battle for the Cowl: A Look Back

Battle for the Cowl and Batman #428 comparison

Battle For The Cowl
Well, all of the Batman Reborn titles have come out and the events from Battle for the Cowl are officially behind us, while the once uncertain future is now the present. I think now is a good time to take a look back at the event so big it literally stopped the presses. As I flip through the three issues to help me write this, along with all the Batman Reborn titles, two things stick out the most:

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