CBM Username: tbarklay
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Contact tbarklay Tim is the webmaster of www.comicbooknerdsarehot.com and reads lots of Comics.
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COMICS: Talking Trades - Girls

There’s no two ways about it- Girls by Joshua and Jonathan Luna is a very strange book. It’s not a book everyone is going to like, but stories that leave me scratching my head wondering what on earth I just read really appeal to me. Girls is the second offering from the always excellent Luna Brothers. If you’ve read their first book Ultra or their latest offering, The Sword, you’ll know what you’re in for- a clever, multilayered epic full of jaw dropping final pages and moments that will hit you like a sledgehammer wrapped inside a cement truck.

COMICS: Talking Trades: Locke & Key

Locke and Key is a difficult beast to describe. It’s fantasy, with elements like magic and creepy mansions, but set in the modern world, with 'real' people. It’s horror, with murderous students and sinister villains, but it’s not like a Hack/Slash or 30 Days of Night-type horror. In fact, it's a perfect blend of both genres. It’s The Chronicles of Narnia meets H.P. Lovecraft. It’s Dark Fantasy done right. OK, so that wasn’t so difficult after all…

Talking Trades - Local

I’ve found that as my taste in comics has matured, I’ve stopped following titles and characters and began following creators. This opened up a whole new world of amazing comics for me, and the guy at the top of the list is Brian Wood. It began with Demo, and progressed onto everything he’s ever written. I’ll admit it. I’m a Brian Wood fanboy. But of all the amazing stories he’s done - Demo, Northlanders, DMZ, the Couriers – It’s Local that sits at the top as my favorite. Mostly because of the amazing story it tells, but partly because of Ryan Kelly’s beautiful art and partly because of the gorgeous oversized, cloth bound hardcover it comes collected in.

The Graphic Word Vol. 9

I review a bunch of comics, including Rachel Rising 3, Batwoman 3, X-Factor 227, Morning Glories 14, Severed 4 and trades Daytripper and CBGB.

COMICS: Talking Trades - Phonogram

For music lovers, songs have always held a certain amount of power. They have the ability to move us– physically, emotionally and spiritually. Some songs take us away into fantasy, some have the ability to ground us in reality. What if we could take that raw power that music holds and channel it into magic? This is exactly what Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie manage to accomplish in Phonogram.

The Graphic Word Episode 8

This episode: ‎10 comics in the stack, reviews of Wolverine and the X-Men 1, Captain Swing 4, Infinite Vacation 3, Heart 1 and the Goon 36. In Talking Trades, I do in-depth reviews of Age of Reptiles by Ricardo Delgado and Holy Terror by Frank Miller.

COMICS: Holy Terror by Frank Miller Review

Having never read Hitler’s Mein Kampf, Frank Miller’s Holy Terror is probably the most ridiculous, shallow, offensive piece of propaganda I think I’ve ever read. Pretty? Sure. Any good? Absolutely not. So why did I enjoyed the hell out of it?

Boondock Saints: In Nomine Patris Review

Gangsters, Mafia, avenging angels and a bucketload of violence. That’s what Troy Duffy and JB Love’s Boondock Saints: In Nomine Patris, is all about. It’s available for pre-order now at 12 Gauge Comics and will be released next month.

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