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League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. October 12, 2016




The final issue of Darth Vader is here! Vader faces Aphra, the droids, Cylo’s creations and the Emperor in this giant-sized conclusion to an epic run from Gillen & Salvador Larroca in Darth Vader #25. … Mark Millar and Greg Capullo’s anticipated sci-fi tale Reborn #1 hits the shelves today! … Don’t cry little sister, Kiefer is on TV again as the President after protecting him for so many years! Tim Seeley (Nightwing, Hack/Slash) unleashes a Vertigo version of The Lost Boys with a brand new #1 today! … Picks this week from

League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. May 11, 2016



Marty! McFly and Doc travel to 1931 in Back To The Future Citizen Brown #1! …Wrapping up the second Volume of Jupiter’s Circle, Mark Millar’s prequel to the superhero story of the century is issue #6. See what happens to the team and where it can lead them! …Something New Tales From Makeshift Bride is the latest from Lucy Knisley (Relish) and First Second Books. Find out how to prepare for a wedding if you are a little different and creative like Lucy! … Picks this week from

Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. March 16, 2016





Nice guy and superman Huck faces his past enemies in the latest Huck #5 from Mark Millar and Raphael Albuquerque. Bendis and Maleev have taken on Daredevil and deconstructed Moon Knight, now the team gives us a different look at Tony Stark with International Iron Man #1. Is Doom really his friend? How will Mary Jane fit into Stark Industries? Where is Pepper? ,,, Damn, Obadiah! Archer and Armstrong are back at it again with a new #1. This buddy cop comic between what can best be described as a Morman and his 7,000 year old drunk buddy is always a good time in A+A #1. … Picks this week from

Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. March 9, 2016


It has been nearly a year since we lost Boston’s Vulcan son Leonard Nimoy to the great expanse. IDW celebrates Spock in Star Trek #55 - Legacy of Spock part 1 of 4. … Nathan Edmondson’s Red Wolf #4 from Marvel puts a Native American chief from the old west town of Timely into modern day Santa Rosa as desert travelers emerge from the shadows. … Jupiter’s Circle Vol. 2 #4 introduces a new villain! From mastermind Mark Millar (Kingsmen: Secret Service, Kick-Ass). Picks this week from

Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. November 25, 2015




Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted, Kingsman: Secret Service) continues his own Golden Age comics history with Jupiter’s Circle Vol. 2 #1, recommended for fans of Mad Men, The Monkees and Batman ‘66. Read more over here. It’s the end of an era as Witchblade has a final issue after an impressive 27 year and 185 issue #1. Say so long to Sara Pezzini with this double size FINAL ISSUE. …Malcolm Dragon faces the most intense enemy of all - Marriage! Malcolm gets married in issue #209 of Savage Dragon. … Picks this week from

Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. November 18, 2015




Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: Secret Service) tells the story of Huck #1 with Raphael Albuquerque (American Vampire). A small-town Huck does good deeds every day in this new twist on your typical super-hero story. Douglas Adam’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #5 wraps up like the mummies in the museum for issue #5. All-New, All-Different Jughead #2 from S3X Criminal Chip Zdarsky wages the war against Gym Class Heroes (no, not the band). … Picks this week from!



FOG! Chats With Master of The Millarverse MARK MILLAR! at FORCES OF GEEK


Superstar writer and undisputed Hollywood hitmaker Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted, Kingsman: Secret Service) took some time to talk with us about the continuation of his multigenerational superhero team Jupiter’s Legacy and the prequelJupiter’s Circle. 

Jupiter’s Circle Volume 2 debuts later this month on November 25th, just as fans are reeling from his his Millarworld 2016 creative team announcements. Frank Quietly rejoins Mark for Jupiter’s Legacy Volume 2 next year.

Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong) will takes over on Circle next year, and details of books with both Greg Capello and Jae Lee have yet to be announced. We’ll also see more volumes of Chrononauts and Hit-Girl. 2016 will be another great year for one of the most genuine fan and creator of super-hero comics we’ve ever spoken too.

That’s a lot to keep up with, so follow #millarworld2016 on Twitter for more info, but join as we orbit Jupiter right now!

FOG!: We’ve just finished the last issue of Book One of Jupiter’s Circle. Did you always know you were going to do the two books together, Jupiter’s Circle when you came up with Jupiter’s Legacy?

Mark Millar: Not really, actually, no. For about two months before I started writing Jupiter’s Legacy, I stood in my office and I had all of these yellow post-it notes working out all the history of all the characters in the series because I was building like the Star Wars universe or the Lord of the Rings universe. It was a working body that needed to have everything connecting properly. 

I just made a point of making sure I knew all of the back histories of everything. So I was like a crazy guy, I actually had all of these stories that no one would ever read as crazy as that sounds. I had yellow post-its in my office and even into the dining room and I worked out all the back stories for the parents and how everybody felt about each other.

Then what I did was I connected it all and my agent said to me when Frank Quitely was taking a while for Volume Two, where we were stockpiling it, “Why don’t you write that story you have up on your wall”? 

I said, “Yeah, I love that story”! And I had always wanted to do a period super-hero thing, something set in my favorite American era which is that Mad Men era, I feel its the beginning of the DC or Marvel Universe, the Silver Age. I just started putting it together.

I think its the most fun I’ve ever had writing anything, it’s been so easy, I think because I’m so passionate about it. It’s everything I wanted to say about super-heroes.



Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. September 2, 2015




Mark Millar’s (Kick Ass, Kingsmen: Secret Service) wraps up volume one of his family superhero prequel Jupiter’s Circle #6. Imagine this is what the Minutemen was to The Watchmen as a love triangle threatens to break up the team! … Daredevil #18 is the final chapter in the Autobiography of Matt Murdock, written by someone who may surprise you! … We can’t stop picking Star Trek/Green Lantern as pick of the week. Issue #3 (of 6) has Captain Kirk teaming up with Hal Jordan and a ring bearing Enterprise crew. … The crossover event is not to be missed for fans of space cops and space explorers! … Picks this week from

Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. March 18, 2015



Like spies, jetpacks, and the glamor of a Hollywood stuntman? Look no further than all of Dave Stevens original comics for The Rocketeer are presented this week in trade form from IDW. … Mark Millar’s (Kick-Ass, Civil War) latest Chrononauts #1 with Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus) telling the tale of the first televised trip through the time stream! … Crockett & Tubbs are back, reimagined by Joe Casey and Jim Mafood for Lion Forge Comics’ Miami Vice Remix #1. …Picks this week from!



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STARLIGHT TPB (Image Comics, by Mark Millar - review) - at FORCES OF GEEK


Written by Mark Millar
Art by Goran Parlov
Colors by Ive Svorcina
Cover by John Cassaday
Published by Image Comics
ISBN 978-1-63215-017-2
Diamond Comic order code DEC140693
Available via Comic Stores 2/11; Bookstores 2/24

Some creators, musicians and authors have a knack for cranking out hits. Stephen King, Tom Petty, you get the idea.

And like those gentlemen, Mark Millar’s work is often imitated but never surpassed. An upstanding member of a Bill and Ted-esque order of chivalry—Most Excellent Order of the British Empire—the Scotsman’s latest trade paperback is Starlight, another gold record to put on the wall.

With Goran Parlov (Punisher MAX) on art, this sendup to pulp heroes, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, John Carter and Adam Strange is a pop-art celebration of comics, serials and retired superheroes.


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What better reason to bring back the Triple Shot of comics at FOG! than a new G.I. Joe book?

Season 4 of IDW’s run is written by Karen Traviss and has Scarlett as the head of the team. We also check in on Starlight by Millar and Parlov over at Image and try to trap them ghosts in the final issue of Ghostbusters from IDW.

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G.I. JOE Season 4 #1
WRITER: Karen Traviss
ARTIST: Steve Kurth
Publication Date: September 24, 2014
Price: $3.99
Publisher: IDW Publishing
UPC: 82771400693300111
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IDW continues the Joe legacy with it’s fourth season of books.

Building off of the history and world building established in previous seasons is the latest from sci-fi author Karen Traviss. This new book jumps forward 5 years from G.I. Joe: Season 3 and the events in the spyfi thriller spinoff book G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files from Mike Costa.

I’m happy to report that this is a new take on the Joes, but also one that’s as thick as Dutch chocolate cake and the characters are all true to form. Fans of Hama’s military jargon will be satisfied, but also real world politics enter the dialogue and situations presented herein.

Recommended if you are enjoying Nathan Edmondson’s work on The Activity, or more recently in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes.

That should do it for the author comparisons, except to say that this is very different from the relatively lighthearted Yo-Joeing going on in Chuck Dixon or Fred Van Lente runs on the book.

Traviss is taking this very seriously, and as a long suffering Joe fan, I couldn’t be happier. Notable changes to the vibe are Scarlett taking a lead role and trying to save the team from disbanding and a course change for Cobra and the surviving Crimson Twin, Tomax.

I am eagerly awaiting the next volume of G.I. Joe with a cool new logo and very talented new female writer at the helm.




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DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for February 12, 2014


 “I’d buy that for a dollar”!, that’s a dollar each for a story set in New Detroit for the new Robocop movie (which is actually pretty good). Joe Harris, Ed Brisson, Frank Barbiere and Michael Moreci take Murphy to the streets in Robocop: To Live and Die in Detroit. Your move, creep! … Another movie property worth checking out is Kick-Ass 3 #6 (of 8). Millar promises that this is the end of Dave and Hit-Girl’s adventures, so if you liked the movies, here is the end game as the meta superhero story curses its way to the end. … Think Tank #12 from Top Cow President Matt Hawkins closes out Season One before going into full color mode later this year. The science thriller uses real science and theoretical government weapons to at the very least make you paranoid and also makes your heart race with all the action! … Picks this week from!

Cosmic Treadmill: A Look At JUPITER'S LEGACY Part 1 (Issues 1-3) at FORCES OF GEEK

The Authority’s Mark Millar and Frank Quitely have teamed up again to dissect the superhero genre as well as the American family and economy in Jupiter’s Legacy.

Issue #3 of the ten issue series drops on Wednesday, September 25 from Image Comics.

This edition of Cosmic Treadmill takes a look at the first act of Millar’s unusually lengthy mini-series that dips into the Golden Age of comics at the same time it looks at the present and how comic heroes might act under present conditions.

Back in April, I presented this review of issue one.

I wasn’t that thrilled with what the first issue of Jupiter’s Legacy had to offer, in fact I had some harsh criticisms about the introduction of Chloe and her drug overdose at the end of the issue. After reading some interviews with Mr. Millar and reading the next two issues, I still stand by what I said about this being a tough introduction to the storyline, but found more to enjoy from the story after reading issues #2 and #3. 

Before delving into the plot points and sophisticated deconstruction of the genre we’re shown in the book, let’s note the artwork. We all know Frank Quitely beautifully renders clothing and costumes in a realistic way, and in an expansion of his talents, Jupiter’s Legacy gives us a wide-screen view of some sophisticated scenery and fight scenes with effortless detail, complex backgrounds and even a bit of gore.

Pacing throughout the books, with Millar’s trademark huge beat cliffhangers at the end of issues #2 and #3 are spectacularly drawn pinups making you crave the next panels to move the story along.
Long haired anti-hero and son of Utopian Brandon Sampson looks eerily similar the artist as a young man, almost as much as his Dick Grayson likeness.

Great to see the artist in his work, all complimented by colorist, letterer and book designer Peter Doherty (2000 AD) on these pages for a soft tangible feel to the world, coupled with naturalistic tones on for the backgrounds.


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DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for April 23, 2013



Mark Millar (Kick Ass) and Frank Quitely (Batman and Robin, The Authority) are back together with a creator owned title for Icon with Jupiter’s Legacy #1. Jupiter’s Legacy is the story of the next generation of heroes looking to live up to their parents in a story of epic scope. The universe in the new title is huge, so expect lots of new characters and Star Wars-like storytelling. … Brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Daytrippers) are on art for Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D.: Vampire #2 following Simon Anders to a small Czech town to find secrets of the vampire clan that cursed him. … Take a field trip to Apokolips after Fourth Period in the last issue of Superman Family Adventures from Aw Yeah Comics’ Art & Franco. This book marks the end of their work on Tiny Titans and Superman Adventures kid’s stories at DC, but look for them on The Green Team and their own creator-owned all ages books at Aw Yeah Comics Publishing. We like their books very much, Lois! … Picks this week from


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DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for April 11, 2012


What do you get when you have the creator of Kick Ass, Mark Millar, and the artist of the Watchmen, Dave Gibbons, working on a book together? A mysterious looking couple of dudes with a yellow logo on the cover, that’s what! Don’t miss Secret Service #1. …Kevin Smith wrote a screenplay for The Bionic Man reboot in the 90s that never saw the light of day so Dynamite adapted this for a successful comic! Marvel writer Paul Tobin brings female counterpart and ex-girlfriend of Steve Austin, Jaime Sommers, to life in The Bionic Woman #1 spinoff this week. …Grins were from ear to ear at Hub Comics over the weekend as collectors and fans met with classic G.I.Joe writer and Wolverine scribe Larry Hama. What happens when Cobra Commander faces the Blue Ninjas in G.I.Joe - A Real American Hero #177? … Picks this week from
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DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for March 21, 2012


My niece Macie’s favorite comic in the known universe goes away so that Aw Yeah Franco & Art Baltazar can work on the new Superman Family Adventures book! Pick up the final issue of Tiny Titans with the littles this weekend to enjoy some quality superhero bonding! … We haven’t gone all soft and family-friendly, Dad will enjoy the heist story in Supercrooks #1 from Mark Millar and Lenil Yu. … Before lightsabers was The Dawn of The Jedi! Two young students feel a disturbance in the Force, a calm before the storm that will engulf their planet and change the galaxy forever! Use the cash, dude. And pick up Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #2 this week! … Midi-chlorian counts this week courtesy of

It’s #comics day kiddies, and you know what that means! A group of the baddest DC villains is plotting to annihilate the Justice League. But hark! You can save them by reading Clay’s comic column and then watching the movie… EARTH PRIME TIME: JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM.

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