Chris Fluit's News posts – October 2011 Archive (4)

Meta-Textual Musings

 

There’s a saying in the comic book world that every fan wishes they were a comic book writer.  Supposedly, the axiom is exponentially true for comic book columnists.  Those who write about comics wish they wrote comics themselves.  However, lately, I’ve gotten the impression that the reverse is also true.  I think that a lot of comic book writers secretly wish that…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 28, 2011 at 9:48am — 2 Comments

The Best of M.J. and J.J.J.



Spider-Island has been a ton of fun.  It’s possibly my favorite story of the year.  I especially appreciate the story’s wit.  It’s even demonstrated in clever covers with J. Jonah Jameson and Mary Jane Watson displaying their newfound spider powers (Amazing Spider-Man 670 and 671). …

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 21, 2011 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Trade Paperback Review: New Teen Titans: Games

The Games are finally over. 

            More than 20 years in the making, Marv Wolfman and George Perez have finished their New Teen Titans original graphic novel.  For a long time, Games was one of those lost projects that comic book fans fantasized about.  But now, the Titans have defeated writer’s block, artist’s burnout, other creative obligations and a…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 17, 2011 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

Surprising Successes

Last week, I relived some of the famous failures in comic book history.  Now, it’s time to look at the other side of the coin.  Comic books wouldn’t have lasted for more than 70 years without a few successes.  Many of those successes are well documented such as Superman originating the superhero genre or Flash sparking the Silver Age.  I’m going to take a look at some of the…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 7, 2011 at 7:12am — 4 Comments

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