Boom! Studios’ silly, soapy ode to the real desperate housewives of superheroes is back this week as “Supurbia” becomes an ongoing. The story picks up shortly after the end of Grace Randolph’s miniseries as the spouses and heroes settle in to life after the death of Meta Legion leader Marine Omega. The new Marine Omega … Continue Reading →
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A couple new takes on sci-fi comics worth noting are hitting shelves today, so here I go, noting them: “The Hypernaturals” (Boom!): As I wrote about the Free Comic Book Day preview of this new series, writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are no strangers to futuristic superteams. Among other things, they’ve written for DC’s … Continue Reading →
It seems like just about all I’ve written about Boom! Studios has been covering its kid line, but they do have comics for grown-ups, too, and a fun new one starts today. That would be “Supurbia,” which the company is pitching as a sort of “Real Housewives” of the super community. It’s about the spouses … Continue Reading →
This year has seen a bounty of great graphic novels and trade paperback collections for the “all-ages” group. And in many cases, they truly are for all ages, not just kids. Sure, they’re kid-friendly, but they’re so good, grown ups will enjoy reading them to the tykes in their lives — or maybe just borrowing … Continue Reading →
Over the last few years, Boom! Studios’ kid imprinat, Kaboom!, has done a remarkable job with the Disney properties, bringing back the likes of “Darkwing Duck,” “DuckTales,” “Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers” from the old “Disney Afternoon” cartoon block, as well as new adventures of classic characters such as Mickey, Donald and Goofy. So I … Continue Reading →
Comic books are getting really political this year. After covering the likes of the Obamas and former VP candidate Sarah Palin recently, Bluewater is coming out with titles about 2012 Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney, plus a special on the tea party movement, all under the banner “Political Power.” Bachmann’s book is … Continue Reading →
It’s been a while since I’ve written about any all-ages books, and this month has a few that are worth mentioning. “Saltwater Taffy: Caldera’s Revenge, Part I” (Oni Press) – Jack and Benny Putnam are back with a new New England adventure in the latest graphic novel in Matthew Loux’s (“Sidescrollers”) inventive series. It’s the … Continue Reading →