Browsing posts by Matt Jett

Matt Jett is a 23 year old aspiring nerd journalist from Austin, Texas. As a recent college grad, he dove headfirst into the job market and came up floundering, and is now planning to retreat back into the protective womb of academia. He has a personal blog at www.mattjett.com where he talks about things that are not comics.

Feb 15

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

Posted February 15, 2009

All of the smaller images are thumbnails, so click if you’d like a better look. 1. Hellcat 2. Liver Blow! 3. Thing’s Trenchcoat, Hat and Glasses

Feb 13

Waited for the Trade: Eternals – To Slay a God

Posted February 13, 2009

Eternals: To Slay a God Collects: Eternals #1-6 and Annual Writers: Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf, Fred Van Lente, Jack Kirby Artists: Daniel Acuna, Pascal Alixe, Jack Kirby Marvel Comics Only slightly delayed due to NYCC! The works of Jack Kirby are among the most influential ever produced in the comic book industry. He created characters [...]

Feb 6

The Banality of Evil: Prometheus

Posted February 6, 2009

I was chatting with Chris Eckert and David Brothers about how a lot of villains in comics seem to have no plausible motivation for doing what they do. This seems pretty obvious; for every Dr. Doom, who has an overabundance of motivation, you have a Bullseye who is just CRAZY and HARDCORE. If you’ve listened [...]

Jan 30

Waited for the Trade – Doubleshot!

Posted January 30, 2009

Huntress: Year One collects Huntress: Year One #1-6 written by Ivory Madison art by Cliff Richards DC Comics DC’s Year One concept has become something of an institution lately, with everyone from Metamorpho to Two-Face to Green Arrow getting miniseries under its banner, complete with a “Year One” logo. Each series fleshes out the character’s [...]

Jan 23

Waited for the Trade: Spider-Man – New Ways to Die

Posted January 23, 2009

Spider-Man: New Ways to Die collects Amazing Spider-Man #568-573 written by Dan Slott & Mark Waid art by John Romita Jr. & Adi Granov Marvel Comics Fair warning: This review contains some spoilers, but nothing that will really ruin your enjoyment of the story. Be forewarned. I’m in love with Harry Osborn. Not the Harry [...]

Jan 16

Waited for the Trade: X-Force v1 – Angels and Demons

Posted January 16, 2009

Spinning out of the events of Messiah Complex, X-Force follows a “black ops” team of X-Men, tasked with missions other mutant superheroes would find morally compromising. These missions invariably end up being incredibly violent, as X-Force is the sort of superhero team that doesn’t stick to the standard “no killing” type of heroics. The philosophy [...]

Oct 22

Pull List Analysis for October 22, 2008

Posted October 22, 2008

It’s a big week for known quantities at Marvel and DC, as their respective Summer Blockbusters stretch into sweaterweather. After last week’s Rogues’ Revenge and Legion of Three Worlds tie-ins, the fourth issue of the core Final Crisis title by Grant Morrison and JG Jones (and Carlo Pacheco, and Doug Mahnke… what up’s, Jonesy?) drops, [...]

Apr 8

Creative Team Turnover and You: A Four Stage Healing Process

Posted April 8, 2008

Whether it’s Greg Rucka leaving Checkmate, John Rogers leaving Blue Beetle, Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz leaving Booster Gold, or Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker leaving Iron Fist, nearly every comics fan has some loss to lament, and I haven’t even mentioned the numerous art changes that happen from month to month. In order to [...]

Feb 29

Not Just For Kids: The Best Superhero Comics You Aren’t Reading

Posted February 29, 2008

The Marvel Adventures imprint is Marvel’s latest attempt to get younger readers to start buying comics, something they don’t do very often these days. The books are set up as sort of an ancillary, less-edgy Ultimate imprint, with new, continuity-free takes on the characters everyone knows and loves, but above all, kid-friendly in content. The [...]

Aug 30

Autopsy Report – The Immortal Iron Fist: The Last Iron Fist Story

Posted August 30, 2007

Written by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction Drawn by David Aja Collects The Immortal Iron Fist 1 – 6. The Last Iron Fist Story is not about the Iron Fist, nor Danny Rand. Rand may be the protagonist but the story, and the series to date, is about the rich legacy of the Iron Fist [...]

Aug 16

Autopsy Report – Essential Dazzler

Posted August 16, 2007

Reprints: X-Men 130-131, Amazing Spider-Man 203, and Dazzler 1-21 Creative Teams include: Chris Claremont/John Byrne, Marv Wolfman/Keith Pollard, Tom DeFalco/John Romita Jr. and Frank Springer, and Danny Fingeroth/Frank Springer. Fingeroth/Springer are responsible for the bulk of the work in the TPB. Yes, they’ve printed an Essential volume staring Dazzler. Not a dream, not a hoax, [...]