Chris Fluit's News Posts (168)

Kurt Busiek’s Ten Best Books

10917_400x600 One of my favorite comic book writers is Kurt Busiek. He’s one of the storytellers who pulled me back into comics in the mid-‘90s and his work has given me countless hours of enjoyment since then.…

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Added by Chris Fluit on November 27, 2009 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

All of October, Part Two

13172_400x600 Last week, I started to review every comic book that I bought in October, seeing as I bought them all in one visit at the end of the month. But there’s only so much I can write in one sitting. And I’m figuring there’s only so much you can read. So here’s the second half of my column reviewing…

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Added by Chris Fluit on November 20, 2009 at 9:11am — 5 Comments

All of October, Recent Reviews

Act882 With house guests four weekends in a row, I didn’t make it to the comic book store during the month of October. The silver lining is that I had a month’s worth of comics waiting for me when I finally showed up. That gives me the perfect opportunity to assess my current pull list and share some…

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Added by Chris Fluit on November 13, 2009 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

The Cold War Isn’t Over: More Recommended Reading

TPB4Cover web Americans have a fascination with countries that used to be our enemies. Our fascination with Japanese culture is well-documented. Though not as prevalent, there’s also an interest in the former Soviet Unioin. Cold War…

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Added by Chris Fluit on November 6, 2009 at 8:14am — No Comments

They Only Come Out at Night: Recommended Reading for Halloween

Nocturnals_5.preview Looking for something scary this Halloween? Maybe a little bit of monster fun? Allow me to recommend one of the overlooked masterpieces of the last 15 years: Dan Brereton’s…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 31, 2009 at 3:02pm — 5 Comments

My First Grade Field Trip By Zoe Woodwind

(as told to Chris Fluit)

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 23, 2009 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Comics that Should Make a Comeback: Martian Manhunter

Martian-manhunter It wasn’t easy to think of a DC title that should make a comeback. They bring back their titles so often that I have more opinions about which concepts should be given an extended vacation than I do about which titles should come back. But there is one very notable…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 16, 2009 at 11:55am — 7 Comments

Comics that Should Make a Comeback: Star Wars Rebellion

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In 2002, Dark Horse launched a new Star Wars series, “Empire.” The title would be set in “the era when Emperor Palpatine held the galaxy in his iron grip!” The stories would take place shortly after the original Star Wars movie, though a few would be set in the days…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 10, 2009 at 10:25am — 5 Comments

Comics that Should Make a Comeback: Generation X

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Generation X was one of the most successful new comics of 1994. It introduced a new team of teenaged mutants. It reintroduced…

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Added by Chris Fluit on October 2, 2009 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Creating Conflict: X-Men Utopia and Justice Society of America

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The key to any story is conflict. Without conflict, there’s no drama. Without conflict, there’s no action. Without conflict, there’s no story.… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on September 25, 2009 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

Death or Exile: Comparing Superman Titles without Superman

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You can’t have a Superman title without Superman in it, can you? Well, yes, apparently you can. DC has done it twice in their history. First, there was the… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on September 18, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Buffy vs. Farscape: Comparing Canceled Shows Continuing as Comics

Buffy-season-8-comic-book-issue-4-a In 2007, Joss Whedon brought his creation Buffy the Vampire Slayer to comic books. That’s not to say that Buffy hadn’t appeared in comic books before. She had been starring in comic books for nearly a decade. But this time her appearance would be very different. Instead…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 11, 2009 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

Rating the Runs from the X-Men Family of Titles

1-1 Like All in the Family and The…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 3, 2009 at 9:09pm — 4 Comments

Naturally Enhanced- The Best of the Hologram, Die-Cut, Glow-in-the-Dark Covers

JLA_Avengers_3_Cover Jim Shooter said it best in an editorial for Valiant Comics. He bemoaned the excess of the industry in the early ‘90s when it seemed like all you needed was a cool cover to sell a crappy comic. He promised his readers that Valiant would never do that.…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 28, 2009 at 1:15pm — 10 Comments

Titans in the Spotlight

New_Teen_Titans_Archives,_Volume_1 The New Teen Titans is the book that made me fall in love with superhero comics- rivaled only by the Uncanny X-Men. I loved the art and the stories. I loved the blend of characters. I loved the relationships: the friendships, the romances and the subtle rivalries. I…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 20, 2009 at 8:17pm — 10 Comments

Assorted Batman Stories from the Past 28 Years

500-2 Last month, I looked at my collection of Superman comics. I had so much fun writing about the not-quite random assortment of Superman stories and titles that I thought I’d do it again with Batman.…

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 14, 2009 at 9:12pm — 8 Comments

Whatever Happened to Rictor and Shatterstar?

In the closing scene of X-Factor #45 (and yes, that’s a spoiler warning if I’ve ever written one), Shatterstar is freed from the mental control of Cortex moments before killing Strong Guy and Rictor. Emotionally relieved, Rictor and Shatterstar embrace and kiss. Guido Carosella, aka Strong Guy, reacts by saying, “Uh-kay. Didn’t see that one coming.” …

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Added by Chris Fluit on August 7, 2009 at 12:30am — 17 Comments

The Many Paths of George Perez, Part Two

101561-45495-george-perez_large Last week, I looked at the first half of George Perez’s career (so far), from the time that he broke in with Marvel Comics in 1974 to the end of his Wonder Woman work at DC. Now, it’s time to pick up where we left off, with the second half of Perez’s career (so far) from 1991 to now.





VI. The Infinity/Imperfect Years (1991-1993)



The early ‘90s were a… Continue

Added by Chris Fluit on July 31, 2009 at 7:58am — 4 Comments

The Many Paths of George Perez, Part One

101561-45495-george-perez_large I. The Early Years (1974…

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Added by Chris Fluit on July 24, 2009 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Selected Superman Stories from the Past 5 Years

831-1 I had so much fun writing about Superman for last week’s article that I thought I’d come back for another round. In the first article, I covered stories that fell between “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and “Countdown to Infinite Crisis.” This time, I’m covering Superman…

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Added by Chris Fluit on July 17, 2009 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

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