On Things I’ve Been Reading

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1 IDW Publishing/DC comics Written by Chris Roberson Pencils by Jeffrey Moy Inks by Philip Moy A starship streaks by. Her lines are somewhat familiar — saucer, secondary hull with a navigational deflector, two cylindrical warp nacelles — but there are some details that are unusual — the saucer has aContinue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading”

On the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes Crossover

ADDED (10-22-2010): These are my pre-publication thoughts. My thoughts on the first issue itself can be found here. END This week, IDW Publishing made me very happy. At San Diego Comic-Con, they announced that, with DC Comics, they will be publishing a Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover by novelist Chris Roberson and artist Jeffrey Moy:Continue reading “On the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes Crossover”

On My 2011 Shore Leave Schedule

We come to it at last, the great battle of our times. No, wait. That’s not right. Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup. No, that’s not it, either. Oh! I’ve got it! Next weekend, July 8th through 10th, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, is Shore Leave, a science-fiction and fantasy convention.Continue reading “On My 2011 Shore Leave Schedule”

On Cyberspace and the New Batgirl

The shoe that I’ve been fearing to drop since last week dropped today. The new Batgirl in the DC Universe will be Barbara Gordon, not Stephanie Brown. For me, that’s a big deal. I mentioned in passing last week that I absolutely adore the current Batgirl series. I didn’t want to love it — StephanieContinue reading “On Cyberspace and the New Batgirl”

On Flashpoint and the New DC Universe

Two weeks ago, I ruminated on DC Comics’ Flashpoint event and what it might mean for Batman comics. Well, earlier this week, DC Comics announced what’s coming down the road — the DC Universe as we know it will change radically in September. Comics fandom has been beside itself since Tuesday trying to figure outContinue reading “On Flashpoint and the New DC Universe”

On Batman and Flashpoint Theories

This afternoon, at the office, I read some comic books. I’d gotten behind on my Batman reading, and I read last week’s Batman Inc. #6 and this week’s Batman: Gates of Gotham #1 (which need to be read in that order — there’s an element in the first that is picked up in the second).Continue reading “On Batman and Flashpoint Theories”

On Things I’ve Been Reading

I have a stack of comics, some read, some not. Here are three that caught my attention the past few weeks. Ruins. Marvel Comics Written by Warren Ellis Art by Cliff & Terese Nielsen Fans of Star Trek fiction may recognize the artist for Ruins; yes, years before he did the Deep Space Nine novelContinue reading “On Things I’ve Been Reading”