Archive for December, 2009


Top 10 Disappointing Comics of 2009

1. Fantastic Four (Marvel) by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch What happened?  Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch came out of the gate with guns blazing and threw everything but the kitchen sink at this title.  Fresh off his fantastic second run on Ultimate Fantastic Four that produced Marvel Zombies, a kick ass young punk-rock Namor, an […]


Celebrate Indy Comics Week December 30th with Pretentious Record Store Guy

Indy Comics Week is upon us, and you can celebrate by picking up any Pretentious Record Store Guy comic or Parade of Freak comic at any of these participating, kick ass comic book shops: Flroida Tate’s Comics 4566 N University Dr. Lauderhill FL 33351 Illinois Chicago Comics 3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657 Quimby’s […]


Top 5 Original Graphic Novels of 2009

1) Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli 2) Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke 3) Filthy Rich by Brian Azzarello and Victor Santos 4) Noir by Various 5) 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man by Matt Kindt 5) The Nobody by Jeff Lemire


Top 10 Comics of 2009

1. Scalped (DC/Vertigo) by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera 2. Incognito/Criminal (Marvel/Icon) by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips 3. The Unwritten (DC/Vertigo) by Mike Carey and Peter Gross 4. Fables (DC/Vertigo) by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham 5a. Batman & Robin (DC Comics) by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly 5b. Detective Comics (DC Comics) by Greg […]

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