Ten Best Comic Books of the 80s

June 15th, 2013

The 1980s saw some of the most original and unique story lines in the history of comic books. Granted, there were a few dud titles as well. Not many will remember ROM, The Space Knight and for good reason.

Of the various books released during the era, the following are the top ten:
The Uncanny X-Men
The Incredible Hulk
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Swamp Thing
The Dark Knight Returns
The Fantastic Four
Green Arrow

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Ten Best Comic Books of the 70s

April 16th, 2013

The 1970s through the early 1980s is sometimes referred to as the Bronze Age of Comic Books, following the Golden and Silver Ages and preceding the Modern Age. The comic books of the 70s had not yet reached the grim, gritty realism of most Modern Age comics, but neither were they quite as wholesome or optimistic as previous years’ superhero stories. The 70s is seen as a time of transition in the comic book industry. In that shuffle, Read the rest of this entry »

Why the Comics are better than Movies

August 28th, 2012

If you get movie channels through services like then you have probably seen more than a few comic movies making their rounds. Movies based on comics seem to be a real hit with the theatre-going crowd, these days, but are they really better than the source?

Fans seem to be polarized on this question, but many seem to lean toward the opinion that the publication is enjoyed far more than the movie adaptations. There are many different reasons for this.

One of the most obvious is casting and acting. The medium of comic books is so minimal compared to an in your face, Hollywood production. You don’t really have to fill in any gaps. When it comes to a comic book, your mind is filling in everything. What the voices sound like? How fast the action is moving? All of it – and it all sounds right in your mind.

Not to mention that it’s always difficult making the translation between action that you hold in your hands and action meant for a massive audience.

Comics are simply better than the movies that are based on them because comics are the source. Comics are not validated by the movies; movies are validated by the comics.

Ten Worst DC Comic Books Ever

June 1st, 2012

Ten of the worse DC comic books have started appearing on lists around the web in the wake of summer blockbusters. There is a billion dollar in movie ticket sales that has been captured by one spring blockbuster hit: The Avengers. This movie is making tons of money, but there is also a spotlight to shine on some less stellar moment in the wake of success.

It may be surprising, but the top ten lists of many of the books include some of the best and most well-known characters in the DC Comics lineup. Several DC Comic books that Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Worst Marvel Comic Books Ever

May 28th, 2012

1. One More Day- One More Day retcons Spider-Man revealing his identity, erases Peter’s marriage to Mary Jane, and all to save his ailing elderly Aunt May. Poor decision.

2. Daredevil (Pre-Frank Miller)- Daredevil, the lawyer turned vigilante, was a joke before Miller got his hands on the storylines.

3. Ultimates 3: Ultimates 1 and 2 were fantastic successes. The third in the series though, not so much.

4. Ultimatum: Widely considered the death of the Ultimates Universe, Ultimatum required a full re-launch.

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Ten Best DC Comic Books Ever

May 24th, 2012

Alan Moore’s Magnum Opus earned a spot on Time’s 100 Greatest Novels list.

2.The Dark Knight Returns
Frank Miller brilliantly deconstructs the superhero archetype by exploring Batman in his old age.

3.The Swamp Thing
What most thought would be a pulp serial ended up being an important, environmentally conscious work of art written by Alan Moore.

4.Kingdom Come
Alex Ross creates a masterpiece. Each panel is a stunning oil painting in itself.

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Ten Best Marvel Comic Books Ever

May 23rd, 2012

1.The Phoenix Saga
Chris Claremont pens one of the most famous story lines in the X-men universe.

2.Daredevil – Born Again
Frank Miller made Daredevil into an A-list Superhero after it had toiled as a B-list comic for decades.

Chris Claremont teams up with Frank Miller to take Wolverine on a violent journey to Japan.

4.Spiderman – Kraven’s Last Hunt
Kraven the Hunter hunts Spiderman, the only prey he has yet to kill, in J. M. DeMatteis’s classic comic.

5.The Ultimates
Mark Millar’ updated version of the Avengers.

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Ten Best Marvel Heroes of All Time

May 20th, 2012

There have been many great heroes in the Marvel Universe. These might be the ten best of all time.

10. The Thing

The Thing, transformed into a rocky creature after exposure to cosmic radiation, has always been a stalwart defender of humanity despite his social isolation.

9. Professor X

The telepathic mentor of the X-Men has always fought the to bring peace between humans and mutants.

8. Daredevil

Since being blinded, Daredevil has fought crime with his sharp senses and hard-nosed justice.

7. Read the rest of this entry »