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About Adam Witt

Adam Witt writes short fiction. He’s from the South Suburbs of Chicago. He’s here to help. Buy his first collection of short fiction, DEATH ISN’T FUNNY, at http://gumroad.com/adamwitt

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Nameless #1 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham

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Grant Morrison came into Nameless fully loaded. It’s got aliens, it’s got secret societies, it’s got that weird vaguely sexual thing going on, it’s got dream logic, it’s got something approaching drug logic — all the Grant Morrison trademarks are there, backed up by Chris Burnham doing the work of his career. But: does it all add up?

Dying and the Dead #1 – Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim

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As with any Hickman book, there’s a lot being built here. Manhattan Projects and East of West took a while to build an emotional core, but The Dying and the Dead wears that on its sleeve. This promises to not only be something special from Hickman and Bodenheim, but something we haven’t really seen before.

Comic review – Stray Bullets: Killers by David Lapham
3 years ago

Comic review – Stray Bullets: Killers by David Lapham

There’s a certain kind of mythology behind Stray Bullets. The story of ‘regarded indie series comes back after long hiatus’ or ‘long-rumored project appears after (insert number of years)’ is one we’re hearing more and more, but there was an excitement you could feel in the room when Image posted the SB logo with the Image ‘i’ at its side. This wasn’t just a regarded indie book: this was the return of the book that put David Lapham on the map and won near-universal critical acclaim during its run (and lots of grumblings during its too-long hiatus).

There were a couple other questions. Chief among them: can do he it again? and which David Lapham will we be getting?

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
3 years ago

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson

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Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover. The cover of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl tells you everything you need to know about the book: it’s going to be …
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Ant-Man #1 by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas
3 years ago

Ant-Man #1 by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas

There are two strong points in Nick Spencer’s favor as a writer: he writes great ‘unlikeable protagonists’, and he’s really funny. Superior Foes of Spider-Man started off as a book that stole everything from Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye that wasn’t bolted down, and ended up as something entirely its own: a book worth reading every month on its own merits, with a sense of humor and a verve almost inimitable. Here, with Ant-Man, he’s heading into similar territory, with similar success.

Comic review: Pop #1 by Curt Pires and Jason Copland
3 years ago

Comic review: Pop #1 by Curt Pires and Jason Copland

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Did you think The Wicked and the Divine could’ve used less idol worship? Did you think Stray Bullets could’ve used more weirdness? Did you like the art in both, but your tastes go more to the Matt Kindt side of things? Curt Pires and Jason Copland cooked up some mad science, and Pop #1 might be the book you’ve been waiting for.

Comic Review: The Fade Out #1, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
3 years ago

Comic Review: The Fade Out #1, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

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There’s a good side and a bad side to doing consistently good work. There are three things you probably know already about Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ books: they’ll be good, they’ll have crime, and it’s on your pull list / trade order. There’s a consistency to their work that fans have — rightfully — come to expect. The Fade Out #1 shows that there are, again, advantages and disadvantages to this.

Comic review: Deadly Class #1 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig
4 years ago

Comic review: Deadly Class #1 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig

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There are about a million ideologies and influences behind punk. Much of it finds root in the do-it-yourself, be-your-own-person school-of-thought. Things aren’t how we want them to be, and we can’t change the overall landscape — so we’ll be over here doing our own thing. We’ll look like nothing you’ve ever seen before. We won’t do anything other than what we want. Rick Remender’s work in comics — from self-published to Marvel stardom — has always seemed to strive for that working-class punk vibe. This is the next logical step: a punk story.

Comic review: Marvel Knights’ Spider-Man #1 – Kindt / Rudy
4 years ago

Comic review: Marvel Knights’ Spider-Man #1 – Kindt / Rudy

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The quick pitch-line for this book is “A story of Peter Parker as Spider-Man… versus 99 villains.” Peter Parker fans and villain nerds are covered. It’s continuity-free, and you can jump right in. Past all that plot-type dressing, though, you might wonder: is the story any good?

Comic review: Grindhouse #1 – Alex de Campi, Chris Peterson

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Grindhouse #1 cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Mutant bees, blood, gratuitous cheesecake, and cat sex. If this weren’t served up in the first five pages, the book wouldn’t have a right to call itself Grindhouse. It does.

Comic review: Sex Criminals #1 – Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky

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Cover for the issue, by Chip Zdarsky.

This could’ve been bad. Really, really bad. In the hands of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals ends up as much more than a cheap joke: it’s one of the best debuts of the year. The word that comes to mind, all the way through this book, from tone, to characters, to setting, is ‘inimitable.’

Comic Review: CENTURY WEST by Howard Chaykin

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from the cover of Century West by Howard Chaykin.

Read most interviews with Howard Chaykin, and you’re likely to find an anecdote about his obsessions with film. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll come across a fascination with the American Dream. In Century West, he blends these together, using the American West as a frame.

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