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Casual Comic Guy Picks: Hot Comic Books of the Week (April 9, 2014)

Wow. What a great week for comics. If I bought all the hot picks for this week, it would take me three weeks to read them all. But, I think they’re all worth checking out (or at least skimming). Too many comics – not enough time… Straight into the previews.

I hope you saved up your nickels. folks, ’cause there’s a lot this week.

Astro City #11

Astro City #11. By: Kurt Busiek, Brent Eric Anderson, Alex Ross. DC Comics.

Astro City is a comic I remember fondly. Read the rest of this entry

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The Official Casual Best Comic Book Duos of All Time

So, it’s not a comic book. It’s my blog and I’ll put up photos of Doctor Who if I feel like it.

I’ve showered a heap of love on one particular comic book couple since I started casually commenting on comics. In the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, I spent a bit of time (OK, way too much time) thinking about my favorite comic book duos. As always, additional comments or suggestions are welcome.

Here’s my frame of reference for defining the greatest twosomes to grace the pages of comic books:

  1. I’m looking almost exclusively at guy/girl duos in comic books. Like I said, Valentine’s Day got me thinking about the topic. Whichever way the wind blows for you, it’s all good. That’s just my frame of reference.
  2. I’m thinking mostly of duos that functioned as a self-contained team, or at least teamed up regularly enough that they’re linked in my mind.
  3. Romance not required, but the possibility of romance certainly helped some duos jump up in the rankings.

Let me start with some also-rans that fell off the list for various reasons:

Sue Storm / Reed Richards

In my youth, these two were the “first couple” of the Marvel Universe.

Way to dress up for the occasion, Reed.

They lost too many points for the following: Read the rest of this entry