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I Love That Robert Kirkman Is Making Comics Surprising Again

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First, Robert Kirkman launched a new comic series without telling anyone – not even the comic shops receiving the book.

Then, he concluded his massive mega-hit, The Walking Dead, without tipping his hand before the final issue dropped. If you somehow managed to avoid the internet for a couple days before buying your comics on July 3, you’d have had no idea you just bought the last issue of The Walking Dead.

I have not read a lot of Kirkman’s comics, but I love his publishing stunts. And I love Kirkman’s rationale for them, which is simply to make comics surprising again.

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The Comic I Use to Cook Kimchi Pancake

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Last week, I wanted to cook my favorite snack food – so I opened up the one comic that resides in my kitchen:

Robin Ha’s Cook Korean contains a bunch of awesome pictorial recipes, including a very simple and well-illustrated walkthrough of making kimchi pancake. I am not much of a cook, but I love kimchi pancake (in my experience, no Korean bar snack is better). I also love that, with the help of this comic, it’s both easy and fun to make!

With my craving near an all-time high, my wife Kat and I spent an hour of last Thursday evening cooking up some kimchi pancake. This is our story.

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Episode Five: Green Lantern – Circle of Fire

Waiting on the Trade Podcast

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, guest host Simon Payne takes us on a tour of the early-2000s DC Universe, as we discuss the Brian K Vaughan-helmed miniseries Green Lantern: Circle of Fire.

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I Will Never Understand The Boys

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Over at Multiversity Comics (my comics home away from home), I wrote a quick treatise on why Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, and Tony AviƱa’s The Boys is maybe good, maybe bad, but decidedly not for me. If you’re in for complicated takes on complex comics, click here to read my review of The Boys: Vol. 1.

If you’re a regular reader, don’t worry! I’ll be back with the usual full post in a couple weeks.