Twenty Percent Ghouler

Chris Sims, Senior Writer at ComicsAlliance, cowriter of Down Set Fight and Subatomic Party Girls, writer of Radical Guardian Skater X, possible dracula

glitteringgoldie:

"Nephew?! What the hell are you doing here!?"

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comicsalliance:

‘GOTHAM ACADEMY’ #1 GETS AN A++ (AND EXTRA CREDIT FOR A BATMAN APPEARANCE)
By Chris Sims
Gotham Academy is exactly the comic book I want to read.
That probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been reading ComicsAlliance for any significant amount of time. I mean, if you made a list of the things I like seeing in my comics, then Batman, teenage mystery solvers, and high school drama set in a superhero universe are all things that are going to land pretty close to the top of the list, and those three elements form the exact core of Gotham Academy‘s premise. It’s so perfectly designed to fit my very specific tastes that you’d actually have to work hard to combine them into something that I wouldn’t like.
Because of that, it might be tempting to write off anything nice I have to say about the book, but trust me: this first issue of Gotham Academy is great, not just because it’s got a bunch of stuff I want to see, but because Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Geyser,and Dave McCaig, have produced one of the most solid starts of the year.
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comicsalliance:

‘GOTHAM ACADEMY’ #1 GETS AN A++ (AND EXTRA CREDIT FOR A BATMAN APPEARANCE)

By Chris Sims

Gotham Academy is exactly the comic book I want to read.

That probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been reading ComicsAlliance for any significant amount of time. I mean, if you made a list of the things I like seeing in my comics, then Batman, teenage mystery solvers, and high school drama set in a superhero universe are all things that are going to land pretty close to the top of the list, and those three elements form the exact core of Gotham Academy‘s premise. It’s so perfectly designed to fit my very specific tastes that you’d actually have to work hard to combine them into something that I wouldn’t like.

Because of that, it might be tempting to write off anything nice I have to say about the book, but trust me: this first issue of Gotham Academy is great, not just because it’s got a bunch of stuff I want to see, but because Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Geyser,and Dave McCaig, have produced one of the most solid starts of the year.

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zegas:

Print this up and get it to your comic store!
goshisdead:

Here’s a handy-dandy Retailer Order Form for COPRA: ROUND ONE! Print this sucker out at home and bring it to your local comic shop. Easy!Also, in case the above JPG gives you any grief, here’s a higher-quality PDF: http://tinyurl.com/copraform
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zegas:

Print this up and get it to your comic store!

goshisdead:

Here’s a handy-dandy Retailer Order Form for COPRA: ROUND ONE! Print this sucker out at home and bring it to your local comic shop. Easy!

Also, in case the above JPG gives you any grief, here’s a higher-quality PDF: http://tinyurl.com/copraform

Episode 44: King of Trios

kingimpulse:

So, I went to America.

Over the course of four days, I saw one TNA Impact taping and then all three nights of CHIKARA’s King of Trios. This episode is a collection of post-show recordings with Danielle Matheson, Chris Sims, Kyle Starks and Gavin Jasper. One of them was done in a Waffle House.

Easily the greatest weekend of my life. Thank you to everyone that made it so very special.

You can stream the show on Libsyn, or press play on that handy little button. We’re now on iTunes, so if you want to go through and subscribe/review, that’d be lovely. We’re also on Stitcher!

Make sure to follow Danielle on Twitter, @prograpslady and visit WithSpandex every day for some of the best wrestling related content online, including The Best and Worst of Impact Wrestling.

Follow Kyle online, @starr226 on Twitter, or robotmountain on Tumblr. Check out his website for a ton of free-to-read comics, and buy things from his store.

Chris is @theisb on Twitter, and the Senior Writer at ComicsAlliance. Check out his comics work at Comixology.

Gavin is @Gavin4L on Twitter, and can also be found at 4thletter.net and Den of Geek.

In between episodes, check out Have A Nice Day on Tumblr, where I’ll be posting videos, pictures and quotes to do with the week’s episode.

You can follow me on Twitter, @KingImpulse, which is my personal account where I tweet about wrestling, pop music and comic books.

When I’m not podcasting, I’m a regular columnist for WhatCulture’s WWE section of the site.

If you’ve got an idea for a show, or have something you’d like to talk about on the show, just reach out and we’ll chat. You can email me anytime.

Q
Have you been reading the Edmondson/Noto Black Widow? Is it worth checking out?
A

I haven’t, no, but I’ve heard a couple of good things about it.

Q
How can you say the Scarlet Witch has never been in a good story? I understand Avengers Disassembled, House of M, and Avengers vs. X-men are controversial, so I won't press the issue, even though I enjoy all of them. But you're basically saying there were no good Avengers stories in all of the 70s, not even the Kree-Skrull War or the Korvac Saga.
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francavillarts:

DRACULAArt by Francesco Francavilla
~~ Listen to them: the children of the night. What sweet music they make. ~~
Halloween is coming so expect more of this stuff popping up on here daily ;)
Cheers,FF
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francavillarts:

DRACULA
Art by Francesco Francavilla

~~ Listen to them: the children of the night. What sweet music they make. ~~

Halloween is coming so expect more of this stuff popping up on here daily ;)

Cheers,
FF

(via benito-cereno)

goodnessaidan:

this is the best relationship I’ve ever been in

goodnessaidan:

this is the best relationship I’ve ever been in

comicsalliance:

FUNKYWATCH: SEPTEMBER’S MOST DEPRESSING ‘FUNKY WINKERBEAN’ AND ‘CRANKSHAFT’ STRIPS
By Chris Sims
Over the past 40 years, Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean has transitioned from a gag-a-day comic strip about a high school to an ongoing chronicle of pure, abject misery. Thanks to the commentary on Josh Fruhlinger’s Comics Curmudgeon, I am now completely obsessed with it, which is why I spend a little time every month rounding up its finest examples of crushing despair.

After last month hit rock bottom with the worst Funky Winkerbean strips on record, I was dreading diving into September’s offerings even more than usual. That said, it seems like Batiuk has decided to take the month off from pure despair, instead taking a hard left turn into a set of comics that make absolutely no sense. Unless you count the one where an elderly woman is so frustrated with her neighbors that she literally renounces God, I mean. That one could really go either way.
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comicsalliance:

FUNKYWATCH: SEPTEMBER’S MOST DEPRESSING ‘FUNKY WINKERBEAN’ AND ‘CRANKSHAFT’ STRIPS

By Chris Sims

Over the past 40 years, Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean has transitioned from a gag-a-day comic strip about a high school to an ongoing chronicle of pure, abject misery. Thanks to the commentary on Josh Fruhlinger’s Comics Curmudgeon, I am now completely obsessed with it, which is why I spend a little time every month rounding up its finest examples of crushing despair.

After last month hit rock bottom with the worst Funky Winkerbean strips on record, I was dreading diving into September’s offerings even more than usual. That said, it seems like Batiuk has decided to take the month off from pure despair, instead taking a hard left turn into a set of comics that make absolutely no sense. Unless you count the one where an elderly woman is so frustrated with her neighbors that she literally renounces God, I mean. That one could really go either way.

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