Nothing But Comics has hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday one of our staff members made a list of their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week we’ve aggregated all the list together Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List
It probably came as no surprise to long-time readers that I recently selected Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as my favorite comic series. I have written enthusiastically about the series in the past, as well as covered the latest addition to The Endless mythos: Sandman Overture. This Wednesday, Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III bring Overture to an end. In anticipation of this event, I thought that I would revisit some of the most memorable moments from the original series. Gaiman was lucky to work with a wide variety of artistic talent for Sandman; together they created many of the most striking and poignant images in the medium.
NB: I have limited myself to the original 75 issue series. Thus, nothing from either Death limited series or the various additional takes, including Overture, which Gaiman has scripted since “The Tempest.”
Continue reading Revisiting The Dreaming; Sandman’s Most Memorable Moments
Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the site’s anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Tyler
In 1971, Swamp Thing debuted in House of Secrets #92. Over the course of the following 45 years, the character would undergo a series of permutations. What started as a horror comic book would be refashioned by Alan Moore into one of the most iconic runs of the 80s. Moore’s darker, more psychological edge would stick with the character throughout the subsequent Vertigo years as various writers would take their turn with Swampy. Then in the early 10s, DC began shifting Swamp Thing closer to its mainline characters with the Brightest Day sequel, The Search. This process was made complete by arrival of the New 52. Writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule might have kept some of the accumulated atmosphere and mythos, but the overall effect was that the character was closer to a superhero than ever before (this was especially true of the Soule run). Now, DC has course corrected once again, reconnecting Swamp Thing with his former horror roots. It is a welcome change, which, based on the initial outing, is generally successful.
Continue reading Review of Swamp Thing #1
THIS WEEKS GUEST
I first discovered the dark and moody artwork of Kelley Jones in the pages of DC Comics legendary series Sandman, but it was really a few years later that I became a devoted Jones fan when I picked up Batman: Dark Joker, The Wild. That elseworlds graphic novel has what I consider to be to this day, the scariest portrayal of The Joker ever rendered. It is the stuff of nightmares and I loved it! You would think that someone who is capable of invoking such horrors would be kind of a creepy dude, but on the contrary – Kelley is incredibly generous, nice and super cool. He took time out of his busy schedule to answer my 5 Questions. So let’s get to it!