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May 11, 2012

Azzarello and Chiang’s Excellent Adventure

Filed under: Blurbs,Reviews — Tags: , , — Jamaal Thomas @ 1:14 pm

I loved everything about the first few issues of Azzarello and Chiang’s Wonder Woman. When Chiang was briefly rotated off the title, my love dimmed, even though Akins is a more than capable artist. Chiang returned to the series for the seventh issue, but I fear that it’s too late. My love has faded.

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January 6, 2012

FBBP #137 – New Year, Same Old New 52

Welcome to 2012! Back in the dying days of 2011, we sat down and looked at some of DC’s “New 52” titles a few issues in. Titles discussed include:

  • Action Comics by Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and others
  • Batman & Robin by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
  • Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
  • Batwoman by JH Williams III and Haden Blackman
  • Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

We also talked about the overall “success” of The New 52, how we as readers should judge the success, how much digital comics should cost, and how Apple should really sell Chris an iPad for ten dollars. Seriously. It would be great PR.

What New 52 books are we sleeping on? What books are we insane to enjoy? Why aren’t we reading something not published by DC? All good questions, and it’s up to you, the FBBArmy, to tell us!

COMING IN 2012: More Avenging the Week, more Girl Talk, more podcasts, and A Cavalcade of Davids!

February 14, 2009

FBB Valentine’s Day Weekend: 25 Things Pedro Loves about Comics

On the worst day of the year for single people and absent-minded married men, Team FBB stood back and thought of the things that we love about comics. We capped it at 25 so that this series of articles would be completed sometime this year. One interesting thing that I came across while compiling my list was how many of these selections were based on visual storytelling moments. I’m starting to realize that I enjoy the art side of comics more than the writing.
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January 28, 2009

Final Crisis #7 – “New Heaven, New Earth”

Final Crisis #7

Final Crisis #7

Not much preamble to make here – it’s the last issue, I enjoyed it a lot, a lot of people probably think it’s confusing drivel. Maybe I can help you out.
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April 15, 2007

FBBP #7 – “Mommy, Daddy, why are you fighting?”

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , — Jamaal Thomas @ 10:00 am

“Transmetropolitan is why mommy hits daddy, sweetie”…

Find out why the three of us probably can’t discuss Warren Ellis or Transmetropolitan EVER AGAIN. Joe tries to review Desolation Jones (the first trade) and the discussion explodes. At the end of the show, we have our first Podcast Rule: No talking about Transmetropolitan, even mentioning The Smiler will likely provoke violence in the future.

Before the brouhaha, there’s a nice conversation about sales numbers and Gail Simone taking over Wonder Woman before Desolation Jones sets everyone frothing at the mouth, which is strange because we all love the book.

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