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The Haul: March 2017

Looking back on last month’s article, I came to the realization that I tend to add more books to a list than I’m actually able to read and, in may cases, afford. There are only so many hours left at the end of the day to tackle my pull list, and, while they are a passion, comic books are not my only hobby. On top of that, I’ve been reading a lot more “older” stuff lately. This list will be more realistic, conservative towards what I think I’ll actually read. If I get to more, great! I’d love to read every good book out there.

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Freeze Frame 2/24/2017

From Supergirl Being Super #2 by Joelle Jones & Kelly Fitzpatrick
From Supergirl Being Super #2 by Joelle Jones & Kelly Fitzpatrick

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Freeze Frame 2/17/2017

From Dark Horse Presents #31 by Tim Hamilton
From Dark Horse Presents #31 by Tim Hamilton

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The Allred Family Teams With Young Animal For New Jack Kirby Inspired Miniseries

bug-the-adventures-of-a-forager-cover-mike-allred-laura-alldred-dc-young-animalStarting in May of 2017, the Allred family of Lee, Laura & Michael Allred whose work has appeared in titles like Silver Surfer, iZombie, Madman & X-Statix will be teaming up to work on a new Young Animal miniseries titled Bug!: The Adventures Of  A Forager and will feature several Jack Kirby creations like the original Sandman & Atlas. More details at CBR

Review of The LEGO Batman Movie

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No Spoilers

It has often been observed how malleable a character Batman is. Over the past several decades he has found himself equally at home busting the heads of petty street criminals and out-witting cosmic menaces with (new) god-like powers. What unities such diverse plots is a common interest in the humanity of the hero. The tone of the narrative might emphasize oppressive bleakness or optimistic redemption, yet what all the best Bat-stories have in common is an interest in who the man is beneath the cowl. This is true of the movies as well; for example, Christopher Nolan’s masterful Bat-trilogy is as, arguably more, concerned with Bruce Wayne than it is with Batman. In many ways, The LEGO Batman Movie liberally skewers the melancholy tone of Nolan’s films, while sharing with them an interest in the hero’s personality. Amidst the bonanza of gags, Chris McKay’s new film has something to say about Batman’s character.

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Freeze Frame 2/10/2017

From Detective Comics #950 by Marcio Takara & Dean White
From Detective Comics #950 by Marcio Takara & Dean White

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The Haul: February 2017

After an almost three year hiatus (the last post came out on 4/30/14), I’ve decided to bring back my column “The Haul.” At its inception, I vowed to write something once a week. Not only did that not happen then, but I will not even pretend to make that claim again today. However, what I can promise is to pop in at least once a month for this new endeavor. When “The Haul” first debuted, it was meant as a place where I could talk about whatever was on my mind that week in the world of comics. Having that freedom was nice, but this next iteration will have better specified boundaries. By dropping a lens over this column, I can provide a clearer focus on what it is readers can expect.

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Freeze Frame 1/28/2017

From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillan
From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillain

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