14 Sep, 2011

50 Word Reviews: DC 52 Part 1

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here this week with a special all-new review format! We’re dropping the previous Twee-view format with the 140 character tweet like reviews and doing short and sweet 50 words reviews! Here they are, in alphabetical order:

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Grant Morrison

HEY THERE MIDTOWN LEGION OF BLOGGERMENTS! Raph here, with a report from the Grant Morrison signing. What a great thrill! I’ll also have some thoughts on his upcoming Superman run. Lotsa comic goodness coming your way in the next few weeks, especially with all the news from SDCC… stay tuned to the blog for more interviews and thoughts! Phew!
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Hello Midtown Blogger League of America! (or wherever you’re from!), Raph here this week and I got some twee views as well as something different. I thought I’d get into a little something we fanboys (and girls) like to do: talk about our favorite things in comics. This time, I want to take a look at some alternate realities, particularly with the Ultimate Universe going through major upheaval and the DCU being re-written in Flashpoint… I wanted to look at some universes and tales that I’ve enjoyed in the four color founts of fun that are comics… gotta get this Stan Lee Alliteration bug out of my system…

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Midtown Bloggerinos! It’s Raph, here this week with a special Q&A with Paul Cornell, writer of Captain Britain & MI-13, Doctor Who and this week’s Action Comics 900! (Special Thanks to David Hyde and Austin Trunick!) This was a great opportunity for me, as I’ve been a Superman fan since I was about 3 and Christopher Reeve in his light blue Superman suit told Lois Lane (and a very young impressionable boy) that he was “a friend”, before soaring into the night sky. Superman was, and still is, my favorite  character. I’ve joked with a couple of friends and comic creators that I’ll be writing Action Comics #1000, but for now, let’s take a look at 900. There will be some minor spoilers, but I’ll try to keep it as sparse as possible for the benefit of those who don’t get to the book before this review.

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August 9, 2010 – This week writer Len N. Wallace calls in to tell us about his Oni Press book Love Buzz. Also, Dimitrios some how gets his hands on a newspaper and shares a story with us about someone finding a copy of Action Comics #1 in their basement. Lucky ducks!

Artist Brad Walker talks to us about his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, Action Comics, and everything in between!