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Back Issue Comic Reviews from the Cosmic Longbox return!

With Mark Waid’s triumphant return to DC and the launch of his Lazurus Planet event, the CLB has us taking a look back at his work with the Big Two publishers, Marvel and DC, so we can examine when and why he became one of the most esteemed creators in the halls of the Ziggurat. As usual, the THN boys will be using their “Buy It,” “Skim It,” or “Leave It” rating system, but do you really think they have the stones to give their hero, Mr. Waid, a Leave It? Not these fanboys…


Back Issue Reviews: 

 

 

Matt: Fantastic Four Vol 3 #60 Previous Issue Next Issue Fantastic Four (Vol. 3) #59 Fantastic Four (Vol. 3) #61 Art by: Mike Wieringo, Karl Kesel and Richard Isanove Alternate Covers Release Date August 28, 2002 Cover Date October, 2002 Issue Details 1. "Inside Out" Appearances · Synopsis Writer(s) Mark Waid Penciler(s) Mike Wieringo Inker(s) Karl Kesel Colorist(s) Paul Mounts Letterer(s) Richard Starkings Albert Deschesne Editor(s) Tom Brevoort

Deadpool vol 2 #1, Marvel, 1994

Captain America #444, Marvel, 1995

Ka-Zar vol 3 #1, Marvel, 1997

Fantastic Four Vol 3, #60, Marvel 2002

 

 

 


Must Read Picks for Next Week!

Matt’s Pick:

Batman: One Bad Day: Bane DC, $3.99 Written by Joshua Williamson Art by Howard Porter Solict/Setup: A PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE DESTROYED BY VENOM! Bane broke the Bat--he's one of the only villains to ever truly vanquish the Dark Knight--but is that all he's ever accomplished? Decades from now, Bane is a washed-up wrestler reliving his glory days in the ring, defeating someone dressed like Batman every day. But when he discovers that there's a new source of Venom in the world, he'll do everything he can to shut down the facility it's coming from for good and make sure that no one takes the poison that ruined his life. An epic saga set throughout Bane's life, expanding on the hopes, dreams, regrets, and failures of one of DC's most legendary villains, brought to you by the iconic creative team of Joshua Williamson (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Flash) and Howard Porter (The Flash, Justice League).Batman: One Bad Day: Bane
DC, $3.99
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Howard Porter
Solict: A PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE DESTROYED BY VENOM! Bane broke the Bat–he’s one of the only villains to ever truly vanquish the Dark Knight–but is that all he’s ever accomplished? Decades from now, Bane is a washed-up wrestler reliving his glory days in the ring, defeating someone dressed like Batman every day. But when he discovers that there’s a new source of Venom in the world, he’ll do everything he can to shut down the facility it’s coming from for good and make sure that no one takes the poison that ruined his life. An epic saga set throughout Bane’s life, expanding on the hopes, dreams, regrets, and failures of one of DC’s most legendary villains, brought to you by the iconic creative team of Joshua Williamson (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Flash) and Howard Porter (The Flash, Justice League).

Joe’s Pick: 

Nightwing #100 DC Comics, $6.99 Written by Tom Taylor Art by Various Solict: Art by Bruno Redondo, Rick Leonardi, Scott McDaniel, Mikel Janin, and Javier Fernandez. Come join us with big smiles and even bigger celebrations as Nightwing hits its milestone issue #100! Cheer how far we've come by looking through the decades at what has made Nightwing a beloved hero. What better way to celebrate than with familiar friends and artists? Then, with Heartless creating a lair in the heart of Bludhaven to take Blockbuster's throne, Nightwing will follow suit, setting up a headquarters of his own...with the help of some friends who helped make him who he is now, of course!

Nightwing #100
DC Comics, $6.99
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Various
Solict: Art by Bruno Redondo, Rick Leonardi, Scott McDaniel, Mikel Janin, and Javier Fernandez. Come join us with big smiles and even bigger celebrations as Nightwing hits its milestone issue #100! Cheer how far we’ve come by looking through the decades at what has made Nightwing a beloved hero. What better way to celebrate than with familiar friends and artists? Then, with Heartless creating a lair in the heart of Bludhaven to take Blockbuster’s throne, Nightwing will follow suit, setting up a headquarters of his own…with the help of some friends who helped make him who he is now, of course!

Trade/Graphic Novel Pick:

Public Domain TPB Image Comics, $16.99 Written and drawn by Chip Zdarsky Solict/Setup: Syd Dallas is responsible for pop culture's greatest hero: THE DOMAIN! But his sons Miles and David have a complicated relationship with both the creation and their creator. Can they convince their dad to fight for their family's legacy? This fun and heartfelt series written and illustrated by Eisner winner CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS, Daredevil) explores a WILD ALTERNATE WORLD where comic book creators aren't properly acknowledged or compensated for their creations!! Crazy, I know!! Collects PUBLIC DOMAIN #1-5

Public Domain TPB
Image Comics, $16.99
Written and drawn by Chip Zdarsky
Solict: Syd Dallas is responsible for pop culture’s greatest hero: THE DOMAIN! But his sons Miles and David have a complicated relationship with both the creation and their creator. Can they convince their dad to fight for their family’s legacy? This fun and heartfelt series written and illustrated by Eisner winner CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS, Daredevil) explores a WILD ALTERNATE WORLD where comic book creators aren’t properly acknowledged or compensated for their creations!! Crazy, I know!! Collects PUBLIC DOMAIN #1-5.


 

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#692: Back Issue Comic Reviews - The Cosmic Longbox Celebrates Mark Waid!