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After Easter Reviews

I picked up these comics on the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter.…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 16, 2010 at 8:45am — 6 Comments

I’m Enjoying Spider-Man Now More Than Ever

It’s always personal. What we like, what we enjoy. It’s based on our personal preferences. Even more than that, those preferences are based on our personal

experiences.



Two months ago, the founder and namesake of this community and my friend Captain…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 8, 2010 at 10:00pm — 17 Comments

Four First Issues of Gen 13

I’m back for another round. Having previously looked at first issues of Wildcats, Youngblood (15 months ago) and Cyberforce (last week), I’m ready to take on another one of Image’s super-teams. However, this time, I’m moving on to the second wave of Image comics. The first wave of Image featured the original founders, three of whom…

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Added by Chris Fluit on April 2, 2010 at 9:48am — 4 Comments

Five First Issues of CyberForce

Fifteen months ago, I took a look at five first issues of Wildcats and Youngblood. It was appropriate at the time as both of those original Image titles had recently come out with new number ones. Jason Marconnet, aka Lime Coke, enjoyed those…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 25, 2010 at 9:27pm — 5 Comments

What Age Is It Now Anyway?

I’ve been talking about the ages of comics for the past three columns (if you think I’m being long-winded, you should see all of the stuff I left out). Either way, I appreciate your perusal and participation. So far, I’ve speculated as to whether or not Brightest Day and Heroic Age will launch a new age, sided with the broad…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 18, 2010 at 9:32pm — 12 Comments

What Comes After the Bronze Age?

Green_lantern_76 For the past two weeks, I’ve written articles about the various ages of comics. It’s an admittedly academic topic, but one which fascinates me (and interests quite a few readers, judging by the number of comments generated by the past two columns). The first column speculated as to whether or not DC’s Brightest Day and Marvel’s Heroic…
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Added by Chris Fluit on March 13, 2010 at 11:04pm — 37 Comments

Is There a Bronze Age of Comics?

300px-New_Teen_Titans_1 Last week, I wrote about the possibility of Marvel’s Heroic Age and DC’s Brightest Day ushering in a new age of comics. Along the way, I

discussed the previous ages of comics, the eras by…

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Added by Chris Fluit on March 6, 2010 at 10:46am — 14 Comments

Is This the Beginning of a New Age?

Brightestdaylogo In January, the two biggest comic book publishers each announced major new initiatives. DC announced “Brightest Day,” a long-form limited series that would follow on the heels of their “Blackest Night” crossover- promising the return of bright and shiny heroes after the recent darkness.…

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Added by Chris Fluit on February 27, 2010 at 8:00am — 13 Comments

The Stars of the Spanish American Style Part Three: A New Millennium

57 The X-Men’s loss was all of comics’ gain. By the late ‘90s, Joe Madureira, Chris Bachalo, Carlos Pacheco and Salvador Larroca were all finding better or more interesting work outside of the confines of the X-Men family of titles. Salvador Larroca’s stint on the Heroes Return mini-series…

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Added by Chris Fluit on February 20, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The Stars of the Spanish American Style Part Two: Xavier’s School for Gifted Artists

28-1 Coming out of the Age of Apocalypse, the X-Men were increasingly drawn and

defined by Spanish artists or American artists with a Spanish style. Joe Madureira was the regular penciller on the core title, the Uncanny X-Men.
Although he was… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on February 12, 2010 at 7:06pm — No Comments

The Stars of the Spanish American Style Part One: The Age of Apocalypse and Before

Astonishing_X-Men_Vol_1_1 If you’ve been reading Fluit Notes for a significant length of time, then you’ve probably heard me mention the X-Men mega-crossover Age of Apocalypse at least once. It was a formative event for me, drawing me back into comics as a college student after wandering away as a teenager. The…

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Added by Chris Fluit on February 6, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments

A Matter of Timing

MARVEL_SWORD_4_by_Deadlydelmundo Marvel Comics recently announced the cancellation of one of my favorite new titles: SWORD. I’m not angry about it. I saw the sales numbers and knew it wasn’t long for this world. But it’s still a little disappointing.…



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Added by Chris Fluit on January 30, 2010 at 9:20am — 13 Comments

No Welcome for New Members?

112171826272 About a month ago, I read Comics Buyer’s Guide #1662. The issue arrived in the mail sporting a Justice League of…

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Added by Chris Fluit on January 22, 2010 at 11:59am — 13 Comments

Trade Paperback Observations: Shaman Warrior

13968 Shaman Warrior

by Park Joong-Ki

I have a…

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Added by Chris Fluit on January 16, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Trade Paperback Observations: Flash and Young X-Men

Img6523 The Flash: Wonderland

by Geoff Johns, Angel Unzueta and Doug Hazlewood…

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Added by Chris Fluit on January 8, 2010 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

New Year Wishes

InfiniteCrisis_1 1. A year-long Wonder Woman epic by Jim Lee

It worked for Batman and Superman. Lee contributed to a Batman modern classic with “Hush.” His Superman…

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Added by Chris Fluit on January 1, 2010 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

The Best of Boxing Day

INT_JLI_punch After writing a Christmas article last year, I wasn’t really sure what to write for this year. Knowing that the article would probably be posted

the day after Christmas, my wife Ana suggested that I write an article

for Boxing Day about some of the best fights. You see, I’m a…

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Added by Chris Fluit on December 26, 2009 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

The Portrayal of Pastors and Priests

In November, I met a pair of priests. Not really. They were actually actors pretending to be priests. Yet, as a pastor myself, I’m generally quite interested in the portrayal of pastors and priests, whether it’s in movies, television, comic books or novels. And the two priests that I met in November were quite refreshing.



The first was Father John… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on December 18, 2009 at 8:32am — 3 Comments

Geoff Johns’ Ten Best Books

9007_180x270 I have a confession to make. I’m not afraid to borrow ideas from other writers. Since we’re talking about comics, we’ll just call it an homage. Like this one. Earlier this fall there was debate over at Comic Book…

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Added by Chris Fluit on December 11, 2009 at 8:59am — 8 Comments

Mark Waid’s Ten Best Books

870889-5981_4_12_super Last week, I wrote about one of my favorite comic book writers, Kurt Busiek. This week, I’m going to write about another favorite, Mark Waid. Waid has been every bit as important to me as Busiek. The two of them are like twins in my mind- drawing me into comics in the mid-‘90s and giving me…

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Added by Chris Fluit on December 3, 2009 at 11:28pm — 9 Comments

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