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Marvel just released the second volume of Thor: God Of Thunder and as an overall story I was blown away. The two volumes are Thor God Of Thunder Vol 1 – The God Butcher and Thor God Of Thunder Vol 2 – Godbomb. An eleven issue story arc by Jason Aaron that centers on a being that slays gods from every world he encounters in order to rid the world of religion and its empty promises. Along the way Thor from three different periods in time (young Thor, current Thor and all-father Thor) are drawn into the conflict culminating in a battle royale with all three distinct Thors doing what they do to save the universe.…

This time around I’m nominating The Shadow by Denny O’Neil and Michael Kaluta, or more accurately issues 1-4 and 6 done by that creative team. The title that made Kaluta known to fans, The Shadow didn’t last long but it burns brightly in the memory of many a comic fan.…

October 22, 2012 / / Absolute-ly 1 Comment

Last updated on February 12th, 2013 at 01:35 pmAfter a very long hiatus we’re back with another edition of Absolute-ly, a look at material that deserves to be in a gigantic art loving format akin to DC’s Absolute, Dark Horse’s Library or IDW’s Artist Edition.   Silver Surfer: Parable was a wonderful two issue mini-series from Stan Lee and Moebius.…

September 1, 2011 / / Absolute-ly 10 Comments

Unfortunately Jim Steranko is a name fading from the collective comic book memory, to its detriment. Exploding onto the comics scene in the late 1960s and then quickly leaving the medium, he stands out as a master of page layout, design and motion.…

Last updated on November 14th, 2016 at 07:54 amWelcome back to Absolute-ly, a feature that focuses on what comic should receive the “absolute” treatment: any story from any publisher.  A call to arms of hardcover comic book fans. Mike Mignola was in the second phase of his career; after starting at Marvel he packed up and moved to DC.  While…

Last updated on January 7th, 2014 at 07:54 amWe’re launching a new monthly feature that focuses on what comic should receive the “absolute” treatment: any story from any publisher.  A call to arms of hardcover comic book fans. While at DC Scott Dunbier pioneered the absolute edition line, a massive 9×15″ slipcased hardcover:  a comic at it’s best.  Since then…