Comics Anonymous


CRAIG FROM THE BAT CAVE: ISSUE 2 by Craig
June 6, 2012, 9:33 pm
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Greetings Bat-Fans! Join me in another edition of my column that stalks the streets of Gotham looking for crime and punching it in the face. I’ll warn you though, you’ll need to put your big boy pants on – it’s not a nicey nice spoiler free zone in here, I’ll be cracking these books in two to reveal all of their gooey centres…

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CRAIG FROM THE BAT-CAVE: ISSUE 1 by Craig

It’s a surprise this didn’t happen earlier – my very own column to talk about the thing I hold most dear in comics – Batman. If you’re new to the blog you’ll already know I read a lot (if not most of) the bat-books from DC, as well as steep myself in as many bat-things as a married man can get away with, so it was only logical that I start a regular post to discuss everything that’s going on in the Bat-verse. Be careful though – SPOILER ALERT! – although I try to keep away from spoilers in my reviews of issues, this feature won’t have such a luxury – so it’s wise to make sure you’ve caught up before going much further.

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MY PULL LIST, THE DCNEW52 AND ME by Craig
January 26, 2012, 8:21 pm
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Like probably many of the readers of this blog, I pre-order my comics two months in advance. It has it’s pros and cons. Pro – it means you’re more likely to get hold of that issue that ends up selling out and going to second print, but con – sometimes you’re taking a gamble and have to anticipate what’s going to be good and what’s not based on very little information. Granted the same risk is taken when you’re just buying from a shop, but it’s more likely you’ll have read or heard good / bad things from places like your faithful Comics blogs (hint – us). For me, this month was a particularly hard one – there appears to be a lot of new books coming out in March that I like the look of, but to add this to my already extensive pull list would be fatal on both my wallet and storage space. So I figured it was about time I had a look at my regular order to see what could be chopped – and since the biggest chunk is made up of DC’s New 52, I figured I’d share my thought process here as a way of micro-reviewing the current line-up. It’s timely also since DC themselves have seen it necessary to cut 6 of the original line up and replace with “second wave” titles…

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BATMAN #5 by Craig
January 22, 2012, 5:55 pm
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Is it too early to predict the best comic of 2012? Only 22 days in and I certainly have a contender – Batman #5. I’ll probably go as far to say that this whole series by Scott Snyder and Gregg Capullo will be one of the best stories of 2012 too. Haven’t started the Batman comic of the DCNew52? Where have you been?!

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COMICS ANONYMOUS TALKS TO BRYAN TALBOT by Linsay @softlyspokenlas

Bryan Talbot is a British comics creator who doesn’t have to trade on 4 middle of the road issues he did for a big time Marvel/ DC cape in the 90s to draw a crowd at a convention. Whilst he has worked extensively for 2000AD, had stints on Batman and Gaiman’s Sandman it is his own, original graphic novels that he is perhaps most well known for.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011 DAY 15 – BATMAN by Craig

!!PREDICTABILITY ALERT!! – No Comics Anonymous list would be complete without two guaranteed items: The Blue Beetle for Linsay (Check) and Batman for Craig. No prizes for guessing what today’s highlight is… Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011 DAY 9 – SCOTT SNYDER by Craig
December 9, 2011, 9:09 pm
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It may have been a long week, but if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s your daily dose of Comics Anonymous 2011 highlights. So what better way to start the weekend, than another of Craig’s favourite creators of the year.

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COMICS ANONYMOUS TALKS TO JOCK by G-Man

Now you may know Jock from his recent run on Detective Comics with Scott Snyder, or you may know him from his work on The Losers with Andy Diggle.  As for me, I know him from his Green Arrow: Year One six-issue run with Mr Diggle.  We caught up with him at this year’s Thought Bubble amidst the hustle & bustle and in between his commissions work for the con (shown below). Here’s what we talked about.

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COMICS ANONYMOUS TALKS TO TIM SALE by Craig
November 27, 2011, 9:17 pm
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One of the big highlights of Thought Bubble for me, and for many of the people I spoke to over the weekend, was the many big-name American guests in attendance. The CA gang were fortunate to speak to a few of them, including my personal favourite, artist Tim Sale.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #3 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
November 6, 2011, 5:59 pm
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Ah my beloved Justice League International, how many words have I written on the subject since the DC Reboot? Far too many, most of you will no doubt be thinking. I was beginning to think Dan Jurgens has also written too many but then that could turn into a bit of pot/ kettle. It would also be mean.

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