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May 25, 2010

Avenging the Week, pt 6 – The Chronic Break

Filed under: Avenging the Week — Jamaal Thomas @ 3:34 pm

This is going to be a very busy week for me in the real world, so this’ll be a light one. I hope that these links and random commentary will tide you over until next time. This week: Farel Dalrymple, the Roots, comics art, The Things We Should Be Discussing, links, and Tomorrow’s Pull List Today!


May 18, 2010

Avenging the Week, pt. 5 – Back to the Trap

Filed under: Avenging the Week — Jamaal Thomas @ 3:01 pm

This week we briefly step back into the world of mainstream superhero comics with reviews of Dark Avengers and Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne. I also take a quick look at the recent Glyph Awards, and lay some links on you. Spoilers below.


May 17, 2010

Batmannotations: Batman and Robin #10-12 – “Batman vs. Robin”

Filed under: Annotations — Tags: , , , , — David Uzumeri @ 8:54 pm

For those of you who missed it, I already annotated Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 over at Comics Alliance. You’ll continue to find those annotations there, while Batman and Robin will remain here.

It’s been a while and there’ s a lot to talk about, so let’s get into it.

May 13, 2010

FBBP #125 – Geoff! Jeff! Jeff!

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , , — Chris Eckert @ 9:57 am

The Funnybook Babylon Podcast is back at full power and looking at a trio of books written by a trio of homophonic dudes!

Yes, This is Being Published: Brightest Day #1 (DC) by Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi and a Big Bag of Artists

Underground (Image Comics) by Jeff Parker & Steve Lieber (collected edition out this week)

Sweet Tooth Volume 1: Out of the Woods (DC/Vertigo) by Jeff Lemire (collected edition also out this week)

This was a happy accident, the Trio of [Geo/J]effs, and one we may follow up on in the future. What show would you guys like to see? The Briancast? The Petercast? The Sarahcast? The Bongcast? Let us know!

May 7, 2010

Avenging the Week, Pt. 4 – Rookie Season

Filed under: Avenging the Week — Jamaal Thomas @ 4:54 pm

Fight to grow old
Fight to be humble
Fight to stay bold
And then one day, fighting doesn’t make sense
Spending time together’s just another expense
I just want to love, but I ain’t been right
How can I do us and can’t keep on the lights?
This is my plight
I don’t have a plan
Tomorrow is far, I’m talking distant lands
But that’s not true, I do what I can
I work so hard that my face stays tan
Beg you to meet me, work ’till you know me
Sleep with the world, and still feel lonely
I just want to love, and be loved back
You just love to dance, I can’t touch that

-Allure (Must Have Been Love), T.Shirt X Darvin Silva, Tan-Face Children EP.

I love debut works by new comics creators in the same way that I love first albums, or a director’s first film. It’s thrilling to watch an artist discover their voice and articulate ideas that have been percolating for a lifetime. I’m often so caught up in the creator’s exploration of the form that I tend to forgive flaws far more than I would for an established creator. It’s hard not to suspend judgment for these kind of books – every page feels like it’s bursting with enthusiasm and creativity. The final product tends to be something fearless, unburdened by convention. Sometimes there’s nothing better than consuming art without any preconceived expectations. No track record, no established characters, no legacy to live up to. Just the creator and the page.

May 4, 2010

FBBP Slimcast #1 – Joseph & Jamaal talk Black Widow

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , , — Jamaal Thomas @ 10:41 pm


In an effort to present more unsolicited opinions on comics, Funnybook Babylon proudly presents THE SLIMCAST: shorter shows featuring our regular panel and guests briefly discussing the issues of the day. The stars have not been aligning for our traditional full-crew sprawling podcasts in recent weeks, but rest assured they will return soon.

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