Guilty Pleasures: My Spawn Obsession

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I’ve always held a soft spot for the hardcore, shallow ‘90s comics. Which is strange, because I didn’t grow up with them, so I don’t have the rose tinted lens of nostalgia to view them with. X-Force, Force Works, anything with the word Force, I always got a kick out of them. But the comic that always lingers at the edge of my mind, the series I keep coming back to, is Todd McFarlane’s Spawn.

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The A-Z of Underrated Comic Runs: Conan (2004)

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There’s a whole lot of comics out there. Unfortunately, with hundreds of releases every week, some hidden gems are bound to get swept under the rug. We’re here to bring you what we consider to be some of the best underrated comic runs.

Note: This is limited to material I own/have read, so if you feel like I’ve missed out on better stories, don’t get too hurt. Or better yet, tell me in the comments, and let me know about it!

Well, it’s been some time since the last instalment, but fear not, faithful readers (yes, the two of you), we’re still working! Last time, we looked at the parody type series, The Boys, where this time, we’re venturing into an age of high fantasy! We’ll be looking at one of my personal favourites of writer Kurt Busiek’s work, his run on Conan for Dark Horse.

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The A-Z of Underrated Comic Runs: The Boys (2006)

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There’s a whole lot of comics out there. Unfortunately, with hundreds of releases every week, some hidden gems are bound to get swept under the rug. We’re here to bring you what we consider to be some of the best underrated comic runs.

Note: This is limited to material I own/have read, so if you feel like I’ve missed out on better stories, don’t get too hurt. Or better yet, tell me in the comments, and let me know about it!

Last time, we looked at one of the genre’s most overlooked superheroes, Aquaman. This time, we go to the other end of the spectrum. The Boys is a recent work by controversial Irish writer Garth Ennis (Preacher), and artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan). Famous for his outward loathing of the superhero genre, Garth Ennis puts his all into this book. With despicable superhero characters, and a no-nonsense bastard team to combat them, The Boys is the literal manifestation of Ennis’ anger. It’s a combination of political commentary, humour, satire, and all out super-being action, penned with the dark and beautiful vision of Darick Robertson.

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The A-Z of Underrated Comic Runs: Aquaman (1994)

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There’s a whole lot of comics out there. Unfortunately, with hundreds of releases every week, some hidden gems are bound to get swept under the rug. We’re here to bring you what we consider to be some of the best underrated comic runs.

Note: This is limited to material I own/have read, so if you feel like I’ve missed out on better stories, don’t get too hurt. Or better yet, tell me in the comments, and let me know about it!

What better way to start it, than with one of history’s most underrated characters, Aquaman? Scorned ever since his appearance in the ‘80s cartoon Super Friends, he’s often referred to as the joke of the Justice League, the ‘weird guy who talks to fish’. Aquaman takes a lot of flak from other writers. Luckily for him, he’s had some very dedicated talents over the years, working hard to expand his lore and help him reach his potential.

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#Trending In The World Of Comics 05/18/15: (A Legendary Trailer, A Super Trailer, A Devilish Trailer, & Other News!)

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In #Trending, Sam will highlight and offer his opinions on any comic-related news that occurred during the week. This will included news about comic books, comic-related movies, TV shows, video games, etc. including sharing any hot trailers that were released. Let’s begin:

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Still not warming up to the title, but the trailer for the upcoming Flash/Arrow spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow looks promising while revealing the major baddie to be Vandal Savage.
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CBS has put up the first look at the new Supergirl series with an almost 7 minute long trailer. Take a look, get hyped.
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With production for Captain America: Civil War up and running, lots of set photos have shown up online. There’s Chris Evans suited up in both his costume and a real suit, Anthony Mackie back as Falcon…

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#Trending In The World Of Comics 05/11/15: (R.I.P. Constantine?, Legends Form, Deadpool Salutes Moms, & Other News!)

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In #Trending, Sam will highlight and offer his opinions on any comic-related news that occurred during the week. This will included news about comic books, comic-related movies, TV shows, video games, etc. including sharing any hot trailers that were released. Let’s begin:

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Following months of ‘will they, won’t they’, NBC has officially cancelled Constantine. However hope remains as Warner Bros is attempting to find a new home for the series. Arrow’sStephen Amell even pitched the idea of a crossover between the two.
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CW has given the green light for a Flash/Arrow spinoff named Legends of Tomorrow (yeah, they could have done better). The series will follow Rip Hunter as he travels back in time recruiting a “ragtag team [to] defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known.”
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5 Great, Accessible Avengers Runs for Beginners

With the release of the Age of Ultron, the Avengers have reclaimed their post in being one of the most popular superhero franchises. So what better time to get into the comics? There’s a whole 50 years of content worth exploring, with plenty of lore and battles to read about. However, it can be a little daunting to find a good run, or even an easy access point.

We’ve decided to make the job a little easier for you guys. Compiled here is a list of what we think are the most accessible, and also quality Avengers runs. We’ve tried to spread it out over the decades, so you can get a taste of how the team was in every era. Die-hard fans, bear in mind that some of your favourite runs may not be included, as they can be a bit too reliant on past lore. We’ll get to yours later.

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