Author Archives: Jay Barrett

Dating, PR, and Other Ways to Break the Comic Book Stigma

Dating, PR, and Other Ways to Break the Comic Book Stigma

I was on a date the other night and I figured out why people stigmatize comic books. This epiphany found me on a date at a sushi bar, as I was slaying a dragon roll. This once venerable dragon had been humbled and massacred by my chopsticks, and I was lathering his rice laden carcass

Review: BATMAN #62

BATMAN #62 Written by Tom King Art by Mitch Gerads, Clayton Cowles Edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 ***SPOILER WARNING*** Batman #62 is a deliriously delicious disaster piece that all at once illustrates the fractured mindscape of The Dark Knight, recaps Tom King’s entire run

Review: BATMAN #61

BATMAN #61 Written by Tom King Art by Travis Moore, Tamra Bonvillain, and Clayton Cowles Edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr Published by DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Batman #61 is yet another devastatingly disturbing cut in Tom King’s surgical dissection of The Dark Knight’s psyche. After the cataclysmic cliffhanger of

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

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