Tag Archives: Mark Waid

I can’t get enough of adventure comics

It has been a year since ABC cancelled its witty adventure show Agent Carter and I’m still looking for something with the same jazzy panache and the ability to conjure that old-school type of silly, joyful escapades. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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On Jason Todd, Robin

One way to look at the second Robin, Jason Todd, is that he started out as a well-executed bad idea and ended up as a poorly executed great idea. Another way to look at the character is that DC at … Continue reading

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Accessible superhero comics – part 1

As much as the Gotham TV show pretends that it isn’t the case, if you’re into Batman, you’re likely to enjoy superheroics. Although one can argue that Batman is not an actual superhero because he doesn’t have super-powers (I disagree), … Continue reading

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Non-Batman crime comics – part 1

As much as I love the outlandish side of Batman comics, with characters like Pee-Wee, the Talking Penguin, I’m actually a huge fan of Dark Knight stories that deploy tropes such as hardboiled dialogue, elaborate capers, twist-filled mysteries, and single-minded … Continue reading

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