Comics Anonymous

June 13, 2012, 7:55 am
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Given the chance, there’s probably a short list of people with whom I’d like to swap brains for the day, including Grant Morrison (trippy) and Scott Snyder (BATMAN!), but right now there’s one person’s head I’d love to be able look deeply into so that I can have the answers to what’s happening in his comic – Nick Spencer. He’s currently writing a couple of books for Image and has previously worked with DC and Marvel. We managed to grab Nick at this year’s Kapow! to talk about his current and upcoming work.

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It’s pretty clear that when we look back at this time in comics we’ll probably refer to it as the creator-owned-age, just like we’ve had our gold, silver and bronze ages previously. It’s not a new phenomenon, but it’s certainly an idea that’s got a lot of people thinking, which as a result has made for more interesting and ground-breaking comics for us the reader. At the epicentre of it all stands Image – a publisher who’ll gladly welcome anyone who has a good idea with open arms and allow them to do what they want with it. So it’s no surprise that this new title, Creator-Owned Heroes comes with the Image stamp of approval and a bag full of creators behind it.

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June 4, 2012, 4:05 pm
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Kapow 2012 had a lot to offer those in attendance with signings, stalls, artist alley, movie previews and screening – but it was the comics panels that Comics Anonymous were most interested in. With many big name panellists and some interesting announcements, here’s a run-down of what was on offer over the weekend.

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May 21, 2012, 5:09 pm
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Comics Anonymous is just back from this year’s Kapow! – here is a rundown of the weekend by Linsay and Craig.

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SKULLKICKERS #14 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
May 11, 2012, 5:31 pm
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The previous issue of this fine comic book ended on a sweet cliffhanger, with Baldy about to get into a tussle with a recently hatched Thool. For those who don’t own an up to date copy of the ‘Fieldspotter’s Guide to Thools’, they are are horrid stinking purplish creatures which hatch from eggs. Issue #13’s cliffhanger was so great in fact that Team Skullkickers have decided to keep it hanging there and make us wait a while longer for resolution. Opting instead to lead us by the hand deep into the mythos of Skullkickers, by beginning to explore the origin of ‘Baldy’ and of course, his gun. Continue reading

SKULLKICKERS #13 ADVANCE REVIEW by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
March 27, 2012, 8:33 pm
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Does Absence makes the heart grow fonder? In the case of Image’s ever excellent Skullkickers it most certainly does. My poor wee Scottish heart has been positively yearning for this quick witted axe bashing floppy. After an extended break for the creative team it’s back with a bang and even better than I remember. Continue reading

SKULLKICKERS #13 PREVIEW by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
March 25, 2012, 6:49 pm
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Can it be true? Is my ‘Number One For Fun’ comic back? Unless Mr Zubkavich & Previews are playing a cruel joke on me Skullkickers #13 will be out on April 4th and I cannot wait! Since I’m lucky enough to hang about at all day I’ve already read the issue. Its the first part of a new story arc and is bloody hilarious. This comic just keeps getting better and better. Continue reading


A Couple of months a made a lot of noise about cutting my DC pull list back because I was spending too much money on substandard comics and sacrificing other more interesting books. As a result of reading through previews for March 2012, with so many good books on the horizon, it was time to make some tough decisions: getting rid of heroes I was reading just because their name started with Super. Well March is here and so begins the start of some promising books – starting this week with The Manhattan Projects from Image.

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GLORY #23 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
March 7, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Okay, I’ll admit it; I’m a bad feminist. I am more interested in reading a great comic book that seeing a fifty/ fifty gender split and I positively detest quotas like this being shoehorned into comics or any other medium. I am however, ‘a real woman’ and I will also admit to getting pissed off with gravity defying boobs, skimpy battle costumes and the like. Maybe I’m a tough comic fan to please? I don’t think so. I think if creators put the right amount of effort into their characters and stories and let those elements be the focus instead of cramming in as many underrepresented minorities or cleavage shots as they can; we’d see better books, more often. Thankfully, Image’s recently relaunched Glory does just that. Continue reading

PETER PANZERFAUST #1 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
March 5, 2012, 10:59 am
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As part of last years Comics Anonymous Christmas highlights feature we discussed the quality of new titles being published by Image. Luthor Strode and Last of the Greats among others, made last year one in which many mainstream only fans gained the right impetus to move out of their comfort zones. Peter Panzerfaust is the latest title from Green Wake writer Kurtis J Weibe and artist Tyler Jenkins. Continue reading