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Why So Blu Crew Recaps Comic-Con with Out Now with Aaron and Abe Podcast

I don’t often post episodes of Out Now with Aaron and Abe, the podcast I co-host weekly, but this was a special event. Given that a few members of the Why So Blu crew were at Comic-Con this year, it seemed right to record an episode where we could gather everyone’s thoughts about this year’s […]

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Gotham Throwdown! Riddler vs. Joker (Round 1)

Batman #25 came out in print and digital formats this past Tuesday, but it wasn’t the Caped Crusader that everyone was necessarily clamoring to read about this week. Turns out the greed of two of Batman’s biggest arch rivals have pitted their wits and forces against one another. Ladies and germs, this is a story […]

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How DC Saved Aquaman

He talks to fish. He carries an underwater pitchfork. He looks like Biff the water polo star. The character of Arthur Curry has been the butt of numerous jokes and criticisms over the years. He’s been the proverbial punching bag of readers and critics alike. Yet somehow, despite all the knocks and jabs, Curry (a.k.a. […]

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Da Vinci’s Demons – The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray Review)

This season opens with the Turkish army as their ships approach the shores of Italy, poised to attack.  Meanwhile Da Vinci is at the ready with one of his inventions; he has secured multiple cannons together in a way that they can be fired and maneuvered by one person.  But what he doesn’t know is […]

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Why Marvel’s Winning, DC’s Losing and Valiant is Better Than Both of Them

I’m a bagpiper. Yeah I know, what the heck does that have to do with comic books, right? Bear with me as there’s a point to this. In the bagpiper community, we have a running joke as to how the rest of the world views our music. It goes something like this, “There are three […]

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The Best Comic Books of 2013

Super heroes and regular humans alike had their work cut out for them in 2013. The DC universe witnessed the advent of the Forever Evil storyline that saw everyone’s favorite do-gooders beat down and removed from the picture (temporarily anyway). Marvel is experiencing the return of Galactus, so you can bet earth is on his […]

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‘Eternity’ Proves Forever Thrilling

I don’t know what it is, but of the half dozen or so comic book titles that really, truly impress me this year, a third of those deal with the dearly departed. First it was IDW’s Grim Leaper. Now it’s National Comics’ (via DC) Eternity; the story of a 27-year old medical examiner who has one extremely unique […]

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Batman Annual #1 (Review)

Just when you thought DC’s launch of the New 52 was long done and over, readers get treated to an extension of that with this week’s release of Batman Annual #1. The title comes to us amidst the very solid ‘Night of the Owls’ story arc currently taking place throughout many DC titles while also […]

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Final Week of ‘New 52’ Issue 1 Releases

The final week of issue 1’s from DC’s New 52 have been released and the public has had their day in the sun to review them. While I didn’t get to every issue that came out last week, I did take a look at six of the titles. I passed on David Finch’s The Dark […]

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Aquaman #1 – The New 52

The final week of The New 52 is upon us, and while I will have a review of multiple titles next week, today is going to focus on a character DC has had trouble delivering to readers on a more serious level. Aquaman. The sea-farring superhero turned 70 this week, debuting in issue #73 of […]

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September 21st ‘New 52’ Releases from DC

Yesterday witnessed another barrage of DC Comics restarts as we get closer to the final launch date. Though September 21st’s releases consisted of twelve titles, we’re going to take a quick look at half of those, including DC standouts Batman and Wonder Woman.  It’s hard to believe four of the five ‘New 52’ release dates […]

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Today’s ‘New 52’ Releases from DC

After today, there are only two more Wednesdays of release dates that restart 52 DC titles at issue 1. While I was unable to get my hands on issue 1 of Deathstroke (sold out) or a few of the other DC notables today, I did pick up six other firsts. Read on to see what’s worth a buy and […]

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Batwing Makes DC Debut

One of the many titles of DC’s New 52 on the release agenda is the brand new character Batwing, which, as you can guess, comes from the Batman universe. The artwork caught my eye a few weeks back, but not having much to go on as far as background is concerned resulted in me not putting […]

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From Blackest Night Comes Brightest Day

Of all the storylines that have taken place in the comic book industry recently, Blackest Night is arguably the most profound.  Nekron and the Black Hand had almost successfully wiped out the DC universe in the eight-part series that kept buyers of the title on the edge of their seats.  As I write that, I […]

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Free Comic Book Day! May 1st

The time is ticking down as we approach yet another national Free Comic Book Day.  What is it, you might ask?  Exactly what the name states.  Well, let’s clarify that.  You don’t get to walk off with just anything off the shelf.  Publishers from the big players such as Marvel and DC all the way […]

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Valiant Days of Old

Back in the early 90’s, several comic book companies were trying to secure their foothold in the industry.  Comics were selling, but not necessarily at the volume they are today.  The aggressive onslaught of comic book movies has only helped this surge in book sales, but twenty years ago, Marvel, Dark Horse, and DC didn’t […]

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