Monday, April 4, 2011

COMICS READING FOR MARCH: “The Epics”



* NOW WITH STAR RATINGS (ala Wrestling Observer Newsletter PPV reports) *

HOW I RATE THE COMICS VIA THE ALAN MOORE SCALE

***** Watchmen, Marvelman, V For Vendetta

**** From Hell, Supreme, Swamp Thing, Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?

*** League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Axel Pressbutton, Tom Strong

** Promethea

* WildC.A.T.S.

DUD (or lower) anything he’s written for Avatar or any of the non-comics drivel he shits out on a regular basis


1.-12. Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars TPB (Marvel, 2005) *

- first published as Secret Wars #1-12 (1984-85)

Writer: Jim Shooter/Artists: Mike Zeck & Bob Layton & a ton of inkers

13.-25. Squadron Supreme (Marvel, 1997) ***¼

- first published as Squadron Supreme #1-12 & Captain America #314 (1985-86)

Writer: Mark Gruenwald/Artists: Bob Hall, Paul Ryan & others

26.-37. Crisis On Infinite Earths (DC, 2000) **

- originally published as Crisis On Infinite Earths (1985)

Writer: Marv Wolfman/Artists: George Perez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo & Jerry Ordway

38.-41. Kingdom Come (DC, 1997) ****

- originally published as Kingdom Come #1-4 (1996)

Writer: Mark Waid/Artist: Alex Ross

42.-55. Earth X (Marvel, 2002) **

- first published as Earth X #0, #1-12, #X (1999-2000)

Writers: Alex Ross & Jim Krueger/Artists: John Paul Leon & Bill Reinhold


PLEASE also check out the excellent podcasts The Comic Book Attic (comicbookattic.libsyn.com) and Comic Book Noise (http://www.comicbooknoise.com/).

And for all your back-issue needs, head to Lone Star Comics at http://www.mycomicshop.com/.

If you have any comments to make on this podcast, please email me at Dann.Lennard@gmail.com.

And check out my blogs, starting at jackkingkirby.blogspot.com.

Running time: 38min
http://kirbyyourenthusiasm.libsyn.com/kirby-your-enthusiasm-episode-9-the-epics-

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