For those of you who haven’t heard, our ol’ pal Rusty Shackles has moved on from his contributions to ComicsAlliance, including regular art chores on our series of Great Comics That Never Happened. But that doesn’t mean the feature’s ending — instead, I’ll be joined by new artists for each installment!
This time around, Hector Plasm‘s Nate Bellegarde joins me to bring you the ultimate story of COSMIC DRACULA… and that’s just where it starts!
Ah, Halloween. That time of year when all across the country, altruistic professions like “nurse” or “teacher” are slutted up in the name of scaring off demons! It’s a grand tradition, and one that’s finally hit the world of comics, which is why today at CA, I’ve made up a list of the worst and weirdest “sexy” Halloween costumes, complete with side-by-side comparisons so you can see how they stack up to the originals!
Today at ComicsAlliance, I offer up a review of the Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic, and in order to cement my status as a cranky old man before my 28th birthday hits on Thursday, I did not like it.
Now turn down that hippity-hop and get off my lawn, you good-for-nothings.
After taking last month off due to being out of town for HeroesCon, Chris vs. Previews has returned for another month!
This time around, I throw my spotlight onto the fact that the Great Darkness Saga finally gets reprinted, celebrate the return of the DMP Manga Tagline of the Month, and get completely mystified by the latest “Ame-Comi” statue offerings.
Despite the fact that my core talent clearly lies in making “humorous” lists of super-heroes, I’m occasionally called on by my job at ComicsAlliance to write an actual review, and that’s exactly what I did this week with a look at what’s wrong with The Sentry: Fallen Sun.
Ragnell has another take on the same issue that goes into way more detail about the Rogue stuff, but I was personally just utterly mystified by the Wrecker and the kids. Just… why, you know? In any case, the only thing further I have to say on the matter is that it was all I could do to not put this in the CA Article…
…because I am basically twelve.
ISB reader David Wolkin celebrates the Awesomeversary at work.
Five years ago, my friend Phil told me I should start a blog. I told him that the last thing the world needed was someone else who thought their diary was so awesomely important that it was worth other people reading. I had, however, made a New Year’s resolution to write more, so on January 6, 2005, I relented, signed up for a blogspot account and ended up creating Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog.
The rest you probably know.
I’ve gotta say, the past year has been a good one here at ISB HQ: 2009 saw me branching out into more freelance work than I’ve ever had, with regular gigs at two other sites, getting my first two Action Age comics out on the web (and finishing others that nobody’s seen yet), and even what I hope is the start of work in comics that I’m not publishing myself, which is a pretty big thing for me.
Even more than that, though, it was a good year for new friends. There’s Euge, of course, who has gone from being a literal Person I Don’t Know to a better friend and partner than I ever would’ve thought, but there are others too, like the comics internet’s two favorite married couples, Evie & Aaron and Chris & Curt. I’ve met some good folks, and if nothing else, the past five years have been worth it just to get those folks (and the other great friends I’ve made) in my life.
But that’s enough of that. Two paragraphs of maudlin sappiness a year is about all I can stand, so let’s get on with it. Raise a glass, folks. May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.
Welcome to Year Six.