READ MY LIBRARY Entry 54: They call this Shazam thing a Curse – But it’s Awesome!

Wrapping up a previously-unfinished entry from last year, Max writes at length about his all-time favorite super hero, the original Captain Marvel, formerly of Fawcett Comics in the Golden Age now known as Shazam and a mainstay at DC Comics.  Max recounts his personal history with the hero and discusses Shazam’s DC New 52 debut, Shazam Vol. 1: The Curse of Shazam! and why it is must-buy reading.  Plus, a look at a website that every comics fan should know about! Continue reading

Super-Fly Comic of the Week February 14

Come one come all Fly-Fans to another edition of Super-Fly Comic of the Week! With today being Valentine’s Day and all we decided that we would go ahead and not let that have any bearing on our choice for best comic this week. This week had a few really solid candidates: The Bunker #1, Superior Spider-Man #27.NOW, EGOs #2, and She-Hulk #1 all had a good shot at taking the top honor, but this week’s comic is: The Fuse #1

Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Umbral) and Justin Greenwood (Wasteland, Resurrection) bring us another strong Image #1.  This time we have what we in the store have been jokingly calling “Law & Order: Battlestar Galactica” and that’s not terribly inaccurate.  This is a police procedural set in a city that happens to also be a space station.  Ralph Dietrich is a new transfer to “The Fuse” and immediately upon his arrival he’s thrown into his first case when a homeless woman is gunned down in public.  Along with Dietrich we also follow his new partner Klementina who, of course, is a grizzled veteran cop who has been working “The Fuse” for quite some time.  Using the police procedural format to introduce us into this interesting world actually works exceptionally well, but it does enough of it’s own thing so if you’re not a fan of Law & Order-esque shows, you’ll likely still find something to enjoy here.

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Super-Fly Comic of the Week February 7

Hey hey Fly-Fans, we are back with yet another strong week of comics to choose from for Comic of the Week! Marvel had multiple “All-New” #1’s, Greg Pak brought us Turok, and the Joker’s Daughter featured this month from DC, but only one could claim the title. This week, the winner by a comfortable margin is: Ms. Marvel #1MsMarvel1

G. Willow Wilson (Cairo, Air) and Adrian Alphona (Runaways) bring us a newcomer to the Ms. Marvel name: Kamala Khan, a sixteen year old girl of Pakistani descent whose family has strong Islamic values.  Disregard any thoughts you may have about any of those character elements being exploitative, they aren’t.  Kamala is a perfect fit for a new Marvel character, she is instantly relatable and has a very clearly defined character very early on in this first issue.  The plot may be a little on the thinner side, but this is undoubtedly meant to be a character driven issue and that’s where it shines.  The artwork is also beautiful with clear pencils and vibrant colors that allow this issue to really stand out on the shelves today.

Just a reminder that tickets are still available for An Evening with Kevin Eastman. Details can be found by clicking HERE