Chris Fluit's News posts – October 2012 Archive (4)

Comic Book Costumes

Halloween is a happy time of the year for me.  It usually brings back fond memories of past costumes.  Of course, there have been a few recurring themes over the years.  Science fiction and fantasy.  Classic horror characters.  And, naturally, comic books.

              

 My first comic book costume was Batman.  I was probably 10 at the time.  My mom sewed a homemade costume for me and I cut a Batman logo out of yellow cardboard.  My brother dressed up as…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 31, 2012 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

The X-Men Reading Project Final Revue

It was Labor Day weekend 2009, when I embarked on an ambitious project that would eat up more than 3 years of my life. I decided to read every X-Men comic. All of them. In order.



I’d read most of them before. In fact, I’d read most of them more than once. But this was the first time that I would start in 1963 with X-Men #1 and systematically read right up through…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

New DC versus Marvel Now

It was the biggest story of the year: DC started over. They canceled their entire line of comic books and, in September 2011, started over with 52 new titles. It was a bold, unprecedented move in the history of comic book publishing. Of course, DC didn’t exactly start from scratch. A number of the new titles were relaunches of old favorites like Justice League and Superman. A…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 20, 2012 at 3:45pm — 9 Comments

The Best X-Men Stories of the Past 4 Years, Part IV: Honorable Mentions Part 2.

Fear Itself, Uncanny X-Men 540-543, 2011: The last couple of years have been somewhat crossover heavy for the X-Men, especially following the success of Messiah Complex. And yet, these crossovers have generated some very good stories- especially on the periphery. The X-Men aren’t featured stars in the Marvel crossover fear itself, but they do join in for a…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 6, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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