Tag Archive: J. Michael Straczynski

Aug 04 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 150 – Before, During, and After Watchmen

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 150, the comic book show that knows how to go out on a party. We’re coming to you live from Good Games Hurstville. In this 150th and final issue for Volume 1, Sydney breaks the record for the number of Spider-Men in one place. Great, now I have to …

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Mar 02 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 131 – Superman: Earth One Volume 3

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 131, the comic book show that makes crime pay full retail, even if we bought it on sale. In this issue, Superman tempts children with his hot chocolate, and that’s not the only Sex Criminals on television. ALSO a brand new team-up series for DC, the Aurealis Award nominations and some …

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Feb 03 2015

Pull List: Comics to read in February 2015

In a world where money is shorter supply than quality comics, you must choose your new investments carefully every month.  All throughout 2015, we will pick the books every month that we think are probably worth having a look at. We’re not saying you have to look at all of them, but they are a good …

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Aug 14 2013

Highlights from Image Comics November 2013 Solicitations – Black Science, Umbral, Alex + Ada, Manifest Destiny, Protectors Inc, Strangeways and A Voice in The Dark

Image Comics are certainly not slackening off in the last part of the year, with no less than seven new #1 titles on the shelves throughout the ninth month of the Roman calendar, but the eleventh for those of us working under the Julian and Gregorian systems. BLACK SCIENCE #1 Originally announced back in July …

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Aug 09 2013

Review: Sidekick #1

J. Michael Straczynski launches another book in the Joe’s Comics line, although it is one that might just live up to its title. The deconstruction of the superhero genre in the pages of comic books continues unabated, with several titles this year already posing the question of ‘what happens when the thrill is gone?’ Following the …

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Aug 09 2013

Graphic Bits Reviews: Avengers A.I. #2, Green Arrow #23, Green Lantern #23, Hunger #2, Satellite Sam #2 and Ten Grand #4

Don’t have time for full reviews of comics? Then check out Graphic Bits: bite sized chunks of comic book goodness designed to get behind the panels and into your hearts. This week (7 August 2013) we get sophomore efforts from Avengers A.I. (Marvel), Hunger (Marvel) and Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin’s truly brilliant Satellite Sam (Image …

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Jul 03 2013

Best Comics of 2013…so far

With so many comics coming out every month, it’s hard to know what to choose. Some of them we read because we love the characters, others because they are essential to the canon. Then there’s those handful of titles that stand out as the best of the best. This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive …

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Jul 03 2013

Image Expo 2013: Announces ‘Velvet’, ‘Ody-C’, ‘Alone’,’Black Science’, ‘Deadly Class’, ‘MPH’, ‘Southern Bastards’

Image Expo is here, and the strongest storytellers of 2013 look set to continue that trend in 2014. Image Comics presented new titles from Matt Fraction, Mark Millar, Ed Brubaker, Jason Aaron, Rick Remender and Darren Aronofsky over the next 12 months or so. There’s also news concerning The Walking Dead going bi-weekly, and some …

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Jun 28 2013

List of 10: What Superman comics to read after Man of Steel

With Man of Steel now out in cinemas around the world, comics fans and non-readers alike may be looking for a place to start reading the further adventures of Superman. This is, after all, the 75th anniversary of the Big Red S, and there’s a world of stories out there. Some stories are essential reads, …

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May 17 2013

Highlights from Image Comics August 2013 Solicitations – Sidekick, Burn the Orphanage, Saga and more!

Following the Dark Hose and  DC Comics solicitations for August, the Image has released its full listings for August 2013. Image Comics will debut two new series in July, including The Sidekick #1 from J. Michael Straczynski and 16-bit fighter tribute in Burn the Orphange: Born to Lose #1 from Daniel Freedman and Sina Grace. Plus, Saga #13 returns after a brief …

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May 02 2013

Review: Ten Grand #1

Two masters team up for a blaze through hell and back, giving a fresh new spin to a familiar concept. Following a few Before Watchmen books for DC Comics, J. Michael Straczynski brings his Joe’s Comics imprint back with a new creator-owned series. The shift from Top Cow to Image Comics must have been the breath of fresh …

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