That Time I Mentioned the Hodag While Interviewing James Tynion IV

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Over at Multiversity Comics, I recently got the chance to interview writer James Tynion IV and editor Eric Harburn about their new ongoing horror series, Something Is Killing the Children.

Because Tynion IV is a fellow Sconnie (and Something is set in Wisconsin), we briefly talked about the 90 minute drive that connects Madison to Milwaukee, the book Weird Wisconsin (which was written by an author from my hometown), and the most fearsome critter to ever stalk Wisconsin’s Northwoods.

No, the hodag does not appear in Something Is Killing the Children. Don’t worry; the book’s still great.

If you’d like to read the full interview, just click this link. And to check out the first issue of Something Is Killing the Children (which was quite good), click here.

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Jason Wordie’s Colors Make Abbott Supernaturally Good

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I’m STILL catching up on comics I missed from 2018, which is how I happened to find myself reading BOOM! Studios’s Abbott a few weekends ago. And while writer Saladin Ahmed and illustrator Sami Kivelä delivered a heck of a supernatural crime thriller, it was colorist Jason Wordie’s work that blew me away.

Look at those textures! Look at that blending!
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Working at Yuletime: “Klaus” Review at Multiversity

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Hey all, Merry Christmas (or wintertime celebration of your choice)!

I’m taking the week off from writing to celebrate with family. But if you’re looking for your normal dose of comics nonsense, I’d encourage you to check out my recent review of Klaus at Multiversity ComicsKlaus is one of my Christmas favorites; I’ve made a point of re-reading it each winter since it came out. I may even be reading it now, as you’re reading this!

If you’re a regular reader, thanks for taking the time to peruse the blog in 2018. And if you’re just popping by for today, thanks for being here! From me to you, I hope you have a great rest of your holiday season, and that your New Year starts out right.

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Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Shattered My Heart

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If, a couple years ago, you’d asked me whether I’d care about a Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comic, I would’ve said, “Unlikely.” My nostalgia trigger is easy to trip, but for some reason, Power Rangers didn’t trip it. I love the concept, the characters, the Zords. But watching the show again with my friend’s at-the-time five year old, it didn’t hold up. I figured Rangers was something that was still awesome, but was no longer for me.

Enter Kyle Higgins and co.’s Mighty Morphin’ comic from BOOM! Studios.  For the last thirty some issues, that book’s creative team has been producing a Power Rangers story that I care about, and that echoes some of the best “kids properties” comics I’ve ever read.

Last week, the story that’s been ongoing since issue one came to a head, in the finale of the multiverse-spanning Shattered Grid saga. And reader, it choked me up a little bit.