Month: September 2011

Review: The New 52 – Action Comics #1 (DC Comics)

Courtesty of eXpertcomics.com. View the blog Action Comics #1 (featuring Superman)Title: “Superman Versus the City of Tomorrow”Writer: Grant MorrisonArtist: Rags Morales w/ Rick BryantCover by: Rags Morales w/ Brad Anderson Variant Cover by: Jim Lee w/ Scott Williams & Alex SinclairOriginated as: Action Comics (1938) First, let me say that I am thrilled to be able to witness the release of an all-new #1 issue of such an historic title. The original Action Comics #1 was an anthology title (as virtually all comic books were at the time) released on April 18th of 1938 (with a June cover date) and featured, among other stories, the first ever Superman story by two co-creators of Jewish descent, writer Jerome “Jerry” Siegel and artist Joseph “Joe” Shuster. The story, simply called “Superman” was a 13-page lead feature originally intended to be a newspaper strip a few years prior. There’s so much more to the origin of this landmark, milestone, watershed publication that simply won’t fit here. Suffice it to say: Action Comics Vol. 1, No. 1 as well as …

New DC 52 Review Week 1 | Professor Brand-X

Professor Brand-X in an eXpertComics Month-Long Event featuring The New 52 from DC Comics ON THE PROFESSOR’S DESK THIS WEEK: Action Comics | Stormwatch | Static Shock | Men of War G’day, class. This week your friendly neighborhood comic book Professor, Brandon “Brand-X” Rucker, is going to take you to school on DC’s New 52. Honestly, I’m a virtual novice when it comes to the greater DC Universe, so this will be educational to me as well. We will learn about this exciting new comics universe together during this historic re-launch event. As noted elsewhere on this website, my esteemed eXpertComics columnist colleagues – the irrepressible Steve of 777 DAMM, the cuddly Dave of Full Page Bleed (FPB), and the self-described “spazzy” Lisa of ComixBook Gurl – are also covering The New 52 with their specific assignments, so be sure to check those out as well. Me, I’m covering Action Comics #1, Stormwatch #1, Static Shock #1 and Men of War #1 this week. But first, an introductory summary follows. The story so far… As …

New: Liquid Imagination Online #10 is Live!

The latest issue of Liquid Imagination went live this week. Here’s what we have in store for you: Speculative Short Stories – Edited by Kevin Wallis: 60 Minutes by Matthew Leroy The Riveting Tale of Rosie Reever by C.S. Nelson 2012: A Firsthand Account of the End of Days by Bryan Phillippi Carnival by Julie Reece Fugue State by Jennifer Rachel Baumer Scuttle by Milo James Fowler Six Sunsets by Maria Alberto * All of these tales are narrated by Bob Eccles Flash Fiction/Microfiction – Edited by Brandon Rucker: Featured author Kenton Yee: Swan Egg by Kenton Yee, Erasers by Kenton Yee, & Wholly Matrimony by Kenton Yee (the latter narrated by Bob Eccles & flash-animated by Sue Babcock). Plus: The Faernix’s Regard by Mark Wolf Death Watch by Richard Flores IV Cold Steel by Raina Lorring Tomfoolery by John H. Dromey Literary Fiction edited by Sue Babcock & John “JAM” Arthur Miller: I’ll Fly Away by Lauren Bates Miraculous by Stephen V. Ramey Space Monkey by Scott T. Hutchison Poetry edited by Chrissy Davis: Paper BMW by Amit …