Chris Fluit's News posts – April 2011 Archive (5)

Childhood Comics and Contemporary Music

Not that long ago, I watched a documentary called “It Might Get Loud.”  The documentary brought together guitarists from three different generations- Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge and The White Stripes’ Jack White.  It was a blast.  It was fun to listen to music from three of my favorite bands.  It was fun to hear them talk about their influences- to see Jimmy Page…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Trade Paperback Reviews: American Vampire, Batman & Robin and More

American Vampire Vol. 1

By Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque and Stephen King

 

They had me at “Hello.”  Okay, that’s not quite true.  They actually had me by the second paragraph of the introduction when Stephen King reminded us that vampires are supposed to be killers.  They’re vicious, literally blood-thirsty killers.  For that reason, vampires…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 22, 2011 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

100 Greatest Characters of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Part 2

Last week, I started my list of the 100 greatest characters of the ‘70s and ‘80s.  As with the list I did last year for the 100 greatest characters of the ‘90s and ‘00s, I decided to present the list alphabetically.  It’s hard enough narrowing all of the characters down to 100 without having to try and sort them, too.

 

51. Lilith (Marvel, 1974): One sign…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 15, 2011 at 9:28am — 6 Comments

100 Greatest Characters of the ‘70s and ‘80s

Last year, I wrote a pair of columns about the greatest characters of the past 20 years.  I had a lot of fun coming up with the list and discussing it with everyone here.  It was so much fun I’m going to do it again.  This time, I’m looking at the 20 years before the past 20 years: otherwise known as the ‘70s and ‘80s.  Sit back, read along and have fun.  After all, that’s…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 8, 2011 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Flashpoint vs. Fear Itself

Last December, the big two comic book companies both dropped the first hints of their major events for this year.  DC would run Flashpoint while Marvel would launch Fear Itself.  For some fans, it was like a Christmas bonus- the next big story to get excited about.  For other fans, it was a lump of coal in their stocking- another huge company crossover to complain…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 27 Comments

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