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Review: Crogan’s Loyalty by Chris Schweizer

Mike Pawuk

Crogan’s Loyalty Written and Illustrated by Chris Schweizer Oni Press, 2012 ISBN 978-1-934964-40-8. The adventures of the Crogan family continue… Since the first book in the series, Crogan’s Vengeance, was released in 2008, Chris Schweizer has set out to tell the ambitious family history of the Crogans from the days of pirates, with “Catfoot” Crogan, [...]

Gaming Around: Ratchet & Clank

Mike Pawuk

I love playing video games in the limited free time I have in between being a librarian and a parent of young children. Time is fleeting, but if I can play a game by myself for 30 minutes here and there or with my seven-year-old son, it’s great to have the opportunity to play. Video [...]

Review: Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1

Mike Pawuk

Just another tale of a boy and his Tyrannosaurus Rex friend who wears a cybernetic suit that he kicks butt with… Super Dinosaur, Vol. 1. Written by Robert Kirkman Illustrated by Jason Howard Image Comics, 2012. 978-1-60706-420-6 Rated E for Everyone Dinosaur lovers: All you have to know is there’s a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the [...]

Review: Giants Beware!

Mike Pawuk

Giants Beware! Written by Jorge Aguirre Illustrated by Rafael Rosado First Second Books, April 2012 204 pages, $14.99 Ages 7 and up If there’s a giant to be slain, look no further than pint-sized Claudette to do it. She’s a fierce and feisty red-headed little girl who won’t back down from anyone or anything. Claudette [...]

Free Comic Book Day – Saturday May 5th!

Mike Pawuk

Free Comic Book Day is once again here this Saturday, May 5. Now in its tenth year, it’s the annual celebration of comic book stores and the love of reading, and best of all, there are some great free comic books made especially for the day. What is Free Comic Book Day, you ask? It’s [...]

Review: Amazing Spider-Man issues #668-#672

Mike Pawuk

For a man who’s been around for 50 years this year, Peter Parker (AKA Spider-Man) is not known for having an easy life (as the original theme song says: “Wealth and fame, he’s ignored / action is his reward”) – he’s had his share of ups and downs, but you can be assured that with [...]

Countdown to The Avengers: Thor: The Mighty Avenger Vols. 1 + 2

Mike Pawuk

With the impending release of the eagerly-awaited The Avengers film directed by Joss Whedon arriving on May 4th, what better than to do a retrospective on some of the best collections for readers on some of the Marvel Super Heroes that make up the core of the Avengers team from the upcoming movie? First up [...]

Comics Commentary: RIP Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Mike Pawuk

RIP The All-New Batman: Brave and the Bold – we hardly knew ye. After only 16 issues after your brief (and really unnecessary) relaunch since the first Batman: the Brave and the Bold monthly comic book ended with issue #22, another all-ages Batman title has bit the dust. At least you went out with a [...]

Cartooning Around: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Marvel Universe/Disney XD

Mike Pawuk

As we count down to May 4th – the release of the Avengers feature film, let’s take a look at another version of the Avengers from Marvel Comics’ animation division. With the debut on April 1 of the Marvel Universe block on Disney XD alongside the highly-anticipated Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, the true gem of [...]

Cartooning Around: Ultimate Spider-Man on Marvel Universe/Disney XD

Mike Pawuk

With this summer shaping up to be another fantastic time for comic book fans—with feature films including The Avengers (May 4th), Amazing Spider-Man (July 3), and Dark Knight Rises (July 20)—kids especially are getting treated to a double whammy of DC and Marvel Comics presence on television as well, with DC Comics’ DC Nation programming [...]