Author Archives: Jay Barrett

Review: THE GREEN LANTERN #1

Review: THE GREEN LANTERN #1

THE GREEN LANTERN #1 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Liam Sharp, Steve Oliff, and Tom Orzechowski Edited by Jessica Chen and Brian Cunningham Published by DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Grant Morrison’s Green Lantern #1 is chaotic, exciting, and forebodingly insidious. Grant Morrison’s signature moves are character deconstruction and meta-commentary by using

Review: BATMAN #53

BATMAN #53 Written by Tom King Art by Lee Weeks, Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Clayton Cowles Edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr Published by DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Batman #53 is the cathartic climax to the “Cold Days” story and sees Bruce Wayne resolve to rebuild himself from his lowest point.

Review: BATMAN #52

BATMAN #52 Written by Tom King Art by Lee Weeks, Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Clayton Cowles Edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr Published by DC Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Has someone you loved ever left you? Someone who didn’t just hold your heart, someone who didn’t just make you happy — someone

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #4

JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #4 Written by Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV Art by Francis Manapul, Hi-Fi, Andworld Design Edited by Andrea Shea, Rebecca Taylor, Marie Javins Published by DC Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 I don’t think anyone understands the DC Universe better than Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, and James Tynion

Panic Between the Panels: How to Write Your Own Love Story

I spent this past Valentine’s Day convincing my girlfriend to break-up with me. It took some mental and conversational gymnastics with a hearty dose of self-deprecation/ character suicide, but I got her to hit the eject button. Valentine’s Day wasn’t the greatest backdrop, but our work schedules didn’t match, we wanted different things, she lived

Embrace the Reaper: Death and Dying Between the Panels

Super-heroes are meant to die. Stay with me here: all hero stories should end with a coffin. It’s the only logical ending. Every single super-hero put on their cape, cowl, or spandex because they were no longer able to accept their world for what it was. They couldn’t turn away from the malice, injustice, chaos,

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