It’s the last week of summer and while television shows are reruns and summer blockbusters imploded all over the screens, there were lots of great comics that came out over the summer and the fall promises to continue it’s hot streak. This week we have a final issue, returning champs and new additions so let’s get started.
All Star Western Featuring Jonah Hex #34
DC Comics Writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, Artist Darwin Cooke, Colorist Dave Stewart, Letterer Rob Leigh
One of the original New 52 title rides off into the sunset and has been a class act from day one. The plot synopsis from DC is, Time has finally caught up with Hex as he battles to the death against his worst enemy: Jonah Hex! Appropriately titled “The Final Curtain” the books final issue goes out in style with Darwyn Cooke doing … Read More »
The Pinball Arcade has been one of my favorite go to games on the iPad because of the portability of the game and it the best way to play the machines in portrait mode that is a lot closer to the original dimensions of the machines. While these video version will never replace playing an actual pinball machine in person, it’s a lot cheaper to own the digital recreations over the original machines. The cost of the individual tables are $4.99 and there are pro versions that are available that open other options on the tables. If you click on the title it will take you to the Internet Pinball Database and you can find information about the original machines. You can find my previous review HERE I will be review 3 new tables from the current season 3 that … Read More »
A nearly perfect copy of the most highly sought after holy grail of comics has sold for $3,207,852.00 in the most watched auction in comics history. Rare golden and silver age comics have been setting record prices recently and there seems to be no end in sight. This copy of Action Comics #1 with the first appearance of Superman is considered to be the best condition of the comic currently known. The previous amount paid for a copy of Action Comics #1 was in 2011 for the “Nicholas Cage” copy that was also graded at 9.0 and sold for $2.16 million dollars. This copy was considered better because of the condition of the interior pages that were graded as white nearly perfect condition. Most comics from pre 1945 are had to come by for two main reasons,
1) because of WWII … Read More »
It’s no wonder that I never catch up with comic book reviews because there are six new #1 issues that hit the shelves this week. It seems harder to keep up with the amount of book flooding the stands each week. So here we go!
Sensation Comics Feature Wonder Woman #1
DC Comics Writers Gail Simone and Amanda Deibert, Artists Ethan Van Sciver and Cat Staggs, Colorist Brian Miller and John Rauch, Letterer Saida Temofonte
Like the previous Adventures of Superman this is an out of continuity digital first book that is trying to get new readers to Wonder Woman with stand alone stories. The plot from DC is, Diana Prince: Amazon warrior, ambassador to Man’s world, or champion of women in need? All of the above! This digital-first anthology series will bring some of the comics’ greatest talents to Themyscira, and give them … Read More »
It’s been a while for a new Tales From The Shelf post and I hope to get some more up soon.
Kids are Weird by Jeffery Brown who is best known for his Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Daughter books takes a look at what it’s like observing kids as a parent. I myself do not have children I am Uncle Steven to a lot of kids of friends. Trust me I can relate to this book quite well. The thing that I really enjoyed about the book is that it’s very relatable because we all know that kids say the first thing that come to their minds and you never know what you are going to get from them.
The book is 108 pages of Brown’s autobiographical stories from his son Oscar and the crazy things that he says. … Read More »