Browsing posts by Jonathan Bernhardt

The cheeky little brother that Mom makes FBB take everywhere. No lie, the dude is like, fifteen years old. He’s got a driver’s license? What? You can’t buy liquor with that shit. FBB is kind of embarrassed by Jon, but keeps him around to meet snark and David Lapham quotas. And Wire quotas. You can never rep the Wire enough. FBB keeps its name in the streets.

Feb 14

FBB Valentine’s Day Weekend: 25 Things Jon Loves About Comics

Posted February 14, 2009

Since it’s close enough to Valentine’s Day for government work, some of us at FBB have decided to once again put aside the women in our lives to reflect on our true passion: comic books. We decided to each list twenty-five things we love about comics, be they creators, characters, moments, plot devices, instances in [...]

Feb 11

The Banality of Evil: Kobra

Posted February 11, 2009

Faces of Evil: Kobra came out two weeks ago, and if you’ve forgotten about it already, or never knew about it in the first place, that’s forgivable. A book like this would have normally passed us by more or less unnoticed, but we’ll be giving it a more extended look than usual, because it’s somewhat [...]

Jan 24

Josh & Imp…Launches? Yes, We’ll Go with Launches

Posted January 24, 2009

What most of the people involved with this site know about Jon Bernhardt but you, the Anonymous Reader, do not is that he, much like everyone else who reads comics, would like to write comics, preferably in exchange for money and some press. You know, a Newsarama interview or two every six months, followed by [...]

Aug 29

FBBP #69 – Explicit Invasion

Posted August 29, 2008

Jon, Pedro, Chris, and Joe got together on Wednesday to discuss the current status of Marvel’s (not-so) Secret Invasion. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Aug 27

FBBP #68 – Out of Nowhere…

Posted August 27, 2008

With Pedro and Jamaal doing adult things, we brought in a ringer. Jon Bernhardt came up from Baltimore to chat about the first issue of Air, G. Willow Wilson & M.K. Perker’s new Vertigo ongoing. Then, a surprise visitor arrived just in time for our discussion of Captain America #41 by Ed Brubaker & Steve [...]

May 8

Lapham Watch 2008 Continues

Posted May 8, 2008

David Lapham has returned to the internet with a blog. You will not be surprised by its URL. http://davidlapham.blogspot.com/ Feel free to go over there and comment on his promo article for Young Liars about how much you wish he was working on Stray Bullets instead. I hear he loves it when people do that. [...]

May 5

Benjamin Ong Pang Kean: A Straight Up Buster?

Posted May 5, 2008

That’s a Fox News question, by the way. The answer is “Yeah, he is.” Kean is in hot water right now in our little corner of the blogalaxy, and it’s all because of this (by way of Rich Johnston’s Lying in the Gutters): The above is from the original version of this interview that he [...]

Apr 21

FBBP #55 – NYCC Extravaganza: Posse Cut!

Posted April 21, 2008

After Saturday’s adventures we got a fair number of people together. The resulting podcast was a bit of a mess, but enjoyable to record, at least. Some of the people involved were giddy like little school girls because of this man: BIG SHOUTOUT: The Whole 4L Crew, the people we met from PopCultureShock, the gracious [...]

Apr 15

David Lapham Update: Goddammit, David Lapham

Posted April 15, 2008

Some of you out there in FBB Readerland who follow the site might be under the impression that, beyond showing up on the occasional podcast sounding like I’m phoning in from Atlantis, all I do is read the mainstream work of vaguely indie guys and then bitch either about them getting no respect for that [...]

Apr 7

So Kelley Puckett’s a Pretty Awesome Dude

Posted April 7, 2008

Because it really looks like he’s single-handedly saving Supergirl’s soul. It might be impossible at this point to save the book itself; it’s been bleeding ever since Jeph Loeb left it in the lurch to pursue lucrative opportunities over at Marvel like that book about the Red Hulk what uses guns, or the two Ultimates [...]

Mar 24

Spoiler Alert

Posted March 24, 2008

It looks like everyone’s favorite C-list-supporting-character-turned- bizarrely-persistent-martyr is back for reals as of this past week’s issue of Robin (#172 for anyone who just has to hunt down a copy to read up on all these Shocking Revelations). I figure it’s been, like, five days or something since it’s come out, so I’m not spoiling [...]

Mar 8

Amy Who?

Posted March 8, 2008

Teen Titans: Year One #3 came out this week — and it rules, so go buy it — but take a look at the cover and see if you notice anything off. Yep, Amy Wolfram, the writer, doesn’t get a cover credit, which is unfortunate, because she’s been doing a pretty good job. But before [...]

Mar 4

FBB Swipe Files: Alan Graaaaaant. Come On, Now.

Posted March 4, 2008

Comic book writers, I can understand the bind you’re in. I get that you want an issue title that has cultural context, that resonates with your readers, and is instantly memorable. But guys. GUYS. “Sins of the Father?” Yeah, that one’s taken. In fact, it’s taken by (in no particular order): Amazing Spider-Man #263, Avengers [...]

Mar 3

All-Star Batman and Robin Is Amazing. No, I am Not Trolling. (FBB Remix)

Posted March 3, 2008

This article kicked off the FBB invasion of PopCultureShock, and also launched PCS’s new comics feature, Alternate Current — a series of weekly posts on thought-provoking, or simply fun, topics from bright minds all throughout the blogalaxy. Go check it out every week. I think it runs Thursdays? Maybe I just write fast. And if [...]

Feb 27

Wizard Check: Still Punks

Posted February 27, 2008

You know what’s passé? You know what’s been done? Making fun of Wizard Magazine. Specifically Wizard Online, because fuck if I’m going to shell out bills for a print version. But sometimes you click a link, and you read a thing, and then you got to write a thing, even though your first reaction is, [...]