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About Joe Grunenwald

Joe Grunenwald is a writer and editor from Dayton, OH, who has been reading comics since before he could read. He has a BA in English, which he earned in part by somehow getting away with writing a thesis about Animal Man. Follow him on Twitter at @joegrunenwald.

Latest Posts | By Joe Grunenwald
Comic Review: Doomsday Clock #1 (Spoiler-Free)
3 weeks ago

Comic Review: Doomsday Clock #1 (Spoiler-Free)

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One of my favorite things in music is when a band that I like covers a song by another band that I like. A band doing another band’s song …
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Comic Review: Batman Lost #1 (Dark Nights: Metal)
1 month ago

Comic Review: Batman Lost #1 (Dark Nights: Metal)

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DC’s Dark Nights: Metal is in full swing, with the titular Dark Knights having invaded Earth, and the heroes of the Justice League scattered and trapped. At the center …
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Comic Review: Detective Comics #965 (Mild Spoilers)
2 months ago

Comic Review: Detective Comics #965 (Mild Spoilers)

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My comic-reading history is very closely tied to Tim Drake’s history as Robin. I had read comics sporadically from a very young age, but it was the storyline that …
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Comic Review: Dark Nights: Metal #1 (Mild Spoilers)
4 months ago

Comic Review: Dark Nights: Metal #1 (Mild Spoilers)

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I went in to Dark Nights: Metal #1 with a healthy level of skepticism. The two prelude issues – Dark Days: The Forge and Dark Days: The Casting – …
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Thought Bubbles: How Feminists and SJWs Are Ruining Comics
4 months ago

Thought Bubbles: How Feminists and SJWs Are Ruining Comics

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For the past few years it seems like there’s been an influx of new blood into the comics industry. Characters who historically have not starred in comics and people who …
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Comic Review: Archie #22 (Spoilers)
5 months ago

Comic Review: Archie #22 (Spoilers)

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Teenagers make dumb decisions. This isn’t news. It’s also not something that Archie comics as a whole has ever ignored. Since the relaunch of Archie two years ago, though, …
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Comic Review: Wonder Woman #25
5 months ago

Comic Review: Wonder Woman #25

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Wonder Woman

The post-Rebirth Wonder Woman series kicked off with a question: what is the truth? Truth is an essential element of Wonder Woman. Her lasso, the Golden Perfect, compels those …
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Comic Review: Dark Days: The Forge #1
6 months ago

Comic Review: Dark Days: The Forge #1

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There is a lot going on in Dark Days: The Forge #1. Writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV are joined by an all-star trio of artists – Jim …
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Thought Bubbles: Bat-Times, Bat-Channels
6 months ago

Thought Bubbles: Bat-Times, Bat-Channels

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I don’t remember what my actual introduction to Batman was, but I’m certain that the Adam West-starring Batman TV show is the reason I still like the character today. I …
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Comic Review: Wonder Woman Annual #1
6 months ago

Comic Review: Wonder Woman Annual #1

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So far, DC’s Rebirth annuals seem to be using their expanded space to present readers with either one longer story (see the Superman or Titans annuals), or a handful …
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Comic Review: Teen Titans #8 (The Lazarus Contract, Part 2)
7 months ago

Comic Review: Teen Titans #8 (The Lazarus Contract, Part 2)

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Titans fans have been waiting for “The Lazarus Contract” for nearly a year. Announced by Deathstroke writer Christopher Priest back in August of 2016, the story was initially going …
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Comic Review: Action Comics #975 (Spoiler-Free)
9 months ago

Comic Review: Action Comics #975 (Spoiler-Free)

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With last week’s kickoff of the “Superman Reborn” storyline in Superman #18, the mystery of the second Clark Kent took center stage in the Superman family of titles. The …
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