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12/23/2005 Happy Holidays! This holiday edition features FOUR COLOR #367. I share some holiday cards I have recieved this year. COMICS IN THE COMICS features a Jeff Darcy editorial cartoon. Also, favorite holiday stories, WALT DISNEY'S CHRISTMAS PARADE #3, UNCLE SCROOGE #348 and I review IMAGE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2005 and MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL. As well, TONY POLL results for: Do you give comic books or comics-related items as presents? Do you receive comics or comics-related items as presents? Do you *really* give a rat's posterior if someone wishes you "Happy Holidays!" or "Merry Christmas!"? How do you do most of your Christmas/holiday shopping? If Santa Claus had any political affiliation, which party would he join? Finally, my holiday message to you...
11/07/2005 I feature ALL-AMERICAN COMICS #53. Also, ALFRED'S FAN FICTION, NO APOLOGIES NECESSARY for bad recommendations and BLOCKBUSTER VS. NETFLIX for online rentals. Finally, some TONY STUFF.
11/01/2005 I do LIGHTNING ROUND REVIEWS for: ACTION COMICS #830-832, ARCHIE'S PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #97, BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #1-2, BIRDS OF PREY #82-86 and BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #104-105. COMICS IN THE COMICS features FOXTROT, OUT OF THE GENE POOL, TANK McNAMARA and WORKING IT OUT. Also, LEE "BUDGIE" BARNETT's FAST FICTION, a place to find my gang discussion on horror comics and some politics.
10/31/2005 Happy Halloween! I share some Halloween photos. COMICS IN THE COMICS features OFF THE MARK, ZIGGY, MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM and an editorial comic by MIKE LUCKOVICH. The TONY POLL results for: How you graded SERENITY, how you graded the FIREFLY series, favorite FIREFLY cast member, favorite FIREFLY episode and how often you play video games. Also, an email from JUSTIN, our wonderous web-wizard, regarding video games. Also, poll results for: how you would rate INFINITE CRISIS #1, how often you clip coupons, what will you next computer be (desktop or laptop?), how you prefer watching movies, how often you visit your doctor for a physical check-up, your response to "Comic books?! Do they still make those things?", which grilled food you like the most, your favorite type of music and which Halloween costume you are most likely to wear?
10/26/2005 I feature MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY #2. COMICS IN THE COMICS features FOXTROT. The origin of the Black Lightning name and get more Tony with ESSENTIAL WEREWOLF BY NIGHT VOL. 1.
10/25/2005 I feature ASTOUNDING STORIES #163. COMICS IN THE COMICS features DOONESBURY. A quick mention for MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #282 and a TONY'S BACK PAGE.
10/24/2005 I feature ASTOUNDING STORIES #91. COMICS IN THE COMICS features ZIGGY. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has some favorable comics mentions and reviews. Also, a strange mail and the TONY POLL results for: Do you agree the DCU should be less dark? Do you think DCU will be more or less popular with current readers? How would you rate the first episodes of GHOST WHISPERER,INVASION and NIGHT STALKER?
10/20/2005 This is another short note from me to you.
10/18/2005 I feature METAL MEN #18.
10/17/2005 I review MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS: WOLVERINE VOL. 1, ASTONISHING X-MEN 7-11, THE NEW AVENGERS #1-7, THE NEW THUNDERBOLTS #1-10, ULTIMATES 2, BLACK PANTHER #1-6 and DAREDEVIL: REDEMPTION #1-6.
10/14/2005 I feature COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1612. Also, ARCHIE NEWS, MARVEL MASTERWORKS news, COMICS IN THE COMICS featuring MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM and POPEYE and a CONSTRUCTION NIGHTMARE, literally. Finally, TONY POLL results for which current genre (horror, sci-fi) show, crime show, live-action drama, returning sitcom and new sitcom would you most like to see as a comic book?
10/13/2005 I feature STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES #86. Then LIGHTNING ROUND REVIEWS for SNAKE EYES: DECLASSIFIED #1, SERENITY #1-3, G.I. JOE #2-3, DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES #2, CAGE #1-5, BETTY AND VERONICA DIGEST #160 and BETTY #150.
10/12/2005 Another LIGHTNING ROUND REVIEWS with me reviewing WHAT WERE THEY THINKING, ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, TREE OF LOVE, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #70, FIREFLY: THE COMPLETE SERIES, EXCALIBUR #5-14 and DALE EVANS WESTERN #1. Also, an email regarding the previously written about ADVENTURE DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS.
10/11/2005 Some venting...
10/10/2005 This is the best I can do for you today...
10/06/2005 I feature a photo of the Isabella family at the Paris in Las Vegas.
10/05/2005 I feature a family photo from Universal Studios Florida. COMICS IN THE COMICS features an editorial cartoon by Jeff Darcy. I mention some comics related items found in this month's ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY magazine. The TONY POLL results for your favorite third season episode of THE BATMAN. Also, how you rated the new season shows: BONES, SUPERNATURAL and THRESHOLD.
10/04/2005 I feature the British DC Comics publication ADVENTURE DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS.
09/30/2005 Putting a spin on my alpha/omega cover bit, I feature THE FLINTSTONES #4 and HOWDY DOODY #1. COMICS IN THE COMICS features STRANGE BREW. The TONY POLL results for which Marvel Studios self-produced movies you would be most likely to see and just how much TV do you watch in a typical day.
09/29/2005 I feature SINISTER TALES #176. I review ALTER EGO #51, BETTY #149 and CITY OF TOMORROW #3-6. COMICS IN THE COMICS features CLEATS. Finally, an email thanking me for asking readers to support hurricane relief.
09/28/2005 I feature CAPTAIN MARVEL, JR. #13. I review 2000 AD #1441-1452, ADAM STRANGE #1-8 and THE BAKERS #1. COMICS IN THE COMICS features STRANGE BREW and the TONY POLL results for questions regarding JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED.
09/27/2005 Ifeature ESSENTIAL GHOST RIDER VOL. 1.
09/26/2005 I feature CANDY #1. COMICS IN THE COMICS features BEETLE BAILEY and BLONDIE. I review THE DEFENDERS #1-12/THE ORDER #1-6 and MICKEY MOUSE ADVENTURES #5. Also, the TONY POLL results for favorite publishers (with a twist) and your grade for the movies CONSTANTINE, ELEKTRA and MAN-THING.
09/20/2005 I feature JUSTICE #7. COMICS IN THE COMICS features BABY BLUES, BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH and B.C.. Then I review CSI: NY - BLOODY MURDER and IDENTITY CRISIS.
09/19/2005 I review MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER Vol. 1, MOSQUITO, NAT TURNER and SHOJO BEAT.
09/16/2005 Today is my daughter Kelly's birthday so you get a proud parent moment and then a review of WB's SUPERNATURAL.
09/15/2005 I feature COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1611 and I SPY.
09/14/2005 I feature Mid-Ohio-Con and announce it as the start of my 2006 TONY ISABELLA "DID YOU MISS ME?" TOUR.
09/13/2005 I can multi-task. Really.
09/12/2005 Ifeature SINISTER TALES #168 and review ANGEL: THE CURSE. COMICS IN THE COMICS points to BIZARRO and BLONDIE. Also, my take on Black Lightning Fan Fic and GODZILLA IN THE COMICS.
09/09/2005 I have been trying to keep things light here, but...
09/08/2005 I feature REPTILICUS #2.
09/07/2005 I feature REPTILICUS #1.
09/06/2005 I feature UNCLE SCROOGE #345.
09/02/2005 I feature FAMOUS FUNNIES #100. COMICS IN THE COMICS revisits paper characters. Also, GODZILLA IN THE COMICS and the TONY POLLS results for how you graded your interest in Aquaman.
09/01/2005 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM #16 and ZIGGY in today's COMICS IN THE COMICS. Also, I present the TONY POLL results for how you would grade the SIN CITY movie and an error is corrected in a past column regarding the Danish Disney book ANDERS AND.
08/31/2005 I feature BATMAN #145 and for COMICS IN THE COMICS I point you to THE FLYING McCOYS, OFF THE MARK, REAL LIFE ADVENTURES and SOUP TO NUTZ. Also, the TONY POLL results for which listed non-Marvel/DC publishers were your favorite?
08/30/2005 Today's ALPHA/OMEGA covers feature FAMOUS FUNNIES. Also, I have ROSE IS ROSE for COMICS IN THE COMICS and more AQUAMAN emails from TONY'S MAILBOX.
08/29/2005 I feature SINISTER TALES #131. Also, the TONY POLLS results regarding your choices between DC and Marvel Comics on a six-pack of questions.
08/26/2005 Today's edition is being turned over to readers who have e-mailed me with comments on my columns and polls.
08/25/2005 I feature NICK FURY AND HIS AGENTS OF SHIELD #5 and the story of my worst comics job... ever!
08/24/2005 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #100 is my Centennial Covers feature!
08/23/2005 I feature DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #331, then do LIGHTNING ROUND REVIEWS of 2000 AD #1425-1440, ALPHA FLIGHT #1-6, ARCHIE #559 and DEVIL GIRL HOT KISSES. Also, COMICS IN THE COMICS again points to MUTTS.
08/22/2005 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM #15. My LIGHTNING ROUND REVIEWS are for TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #4, ULTIMATE SECRET #1-2, VAMPIRES UNLIMITED: SHAPES #1, VERONICA #163 and ZORRO #1-2. COMICS IN THE COMICS points to GARFIELD, ROSE IS ROSE and MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM. Also, the TONY POLL results for which of the new drama or genre shows you were most looking forward to seeing.
08/19/2005 I feature BATMAN #135 and review GURU GURU PON-CHAN #1, DR. BLINK: SUPERHERO SHRINK #2, G.I. SPY #1 and G.I. JOE: SNAKE EYES DECLASSIFIED #1. COMICS IN COMICS points to MUTTS and NEST HEADS. Also, emails from artist Gordon Purcell about his WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE! appearance as well as emails regarding DC's new twist and ALPHA FLIGHT.
08/18/2005 For my ALPHA/OMEGA cover set, I feature SENSATION COMICS #1 & 109. A bit on Aquaman and BIZARRO and MUTTS for COMICS IN THE COMICS. Then TONY POLL results for: Of the top 19 PREVIEWS orders for May, 2005 - which was your favorite comic book? Which best describes how you buy your new comics (including trades)? Which formats accounts for most of your spending? Do you spend more money on new or old comics?
08/17/2005 Some commentary on DC COMICS. Then I review TEEN TITANS GO! #18, DAY OF VENGEANCE #1-2, THE RANN-THANAGAR WAR #1, VILLAINS UNITED #1-2, BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE #1, CITY OF TOMORROW, DESOLATION JONES #1 and MATADOR #1.
08/16/2005 I feature COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1610.
08/15/2005 I feature one of Dan Piraro's BIZARRO comics. I review DC: SACRIFICE parts 1-4 (SUPERMAN #219, ACTION COMICS #829, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642, and WONDER WOMAN #219) and THE OMAC PROJECT #4. Also, some observations and odds and ends that include JUGHEAD #170, revisiting REPTISAURUS #4, GORGO and ALPHA FLIGHT #100 for TONY'S CENTENNIAL COVERS.
08/12/2005 I feature SINISTER TALES #129.
08/11/2005 I feature BATMAN #131 and for COMICS IN THE COMICS we look at HEART OF THE CITY, MIXED MEDIA and OFF THE MARK.
08/10/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #228 and COMICS IN THE COMICS points to HEART OF THE CITY, MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM and MIXED MEDIA.
08/09/2005 We resume TONY'S CENTENNIAL COVERS series with ALL-AMERICAN MEN OF WAR #100. I review ART OF GEORGE TUSKA and LOOKING FOR A FACE LIKE MINE. COMICS IN THE COMICS features FUNKY WINKERBEAN and the TONY POLL results for villains you'd like to see in the FANTASTIC FOUR sequel and a thumbs up or thumbs down for NEW AVENGERS, NEW THUNDERBOLTS and YOUNG AVENGERS.
08/05/2005 I feature Blonde Phantom #14 and review CAPOTE IN KANSAS, COURTNEY CRUMRIN TALES, THE DREAMLAND CHRONICLES #1 and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #60-78. COMICS IN COMICS features PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, SALLY FORTH and FOXTROT.
08/04/2005 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM COMICS #13. I review BANANA SUNDAY #1 and three comic book films: BATMAN BEGINS, FANTASTIC FOUR and SKY HIGH.
08/03/2005 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM #12.
08/02/2005 I feature a PETE VON SHOLLY spoof, REPDICULOUS, and then ARCHIE NEWS, COMICS IN THE COMICS pointing to LUANN and feature film rights for DAMN NATION. The TONY POLL results for how your choices compare to those of the Television Critics Association's. Also, the TONY POLL results for questions regarding THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS.
08/01/2005 Lightning Round Reviews of 2000 AD #1420-1424, ALTER EGO #50, COMICS REVUE #221-222, COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS #1, DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #330, HOUSE OF M #1-2, SECRETS OF THE HOUSE OF M and MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #16.
07/29/2005 A look at REPTISAURUS #4
07/28/2005 I detail the rejections I collected before I landed my first job in the industry.
07/27/2005 Some commentary and then I review THE COMPLETE PEANUTS: 1953 TO 1954, 24 HOUR COMICS ALL-STARS and SHONEN JUMP.
07/26/2005 I feature COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1609 then I review RAIDER: DEAD MEN'S TALES and BEST OF THE WEST #6 and #8. COMICS IN THE COMICS points to OUT OF THE GENE POOL and an editorial cartoon by MIKE LUCKOVICH. Finally, the TONY POLL results for questions regarding the FANTASTIC FOUR movie.
07/25/2005 I feature ASTONISHING #31 and FANTASTIC FOUR #23 and review THE OMAC PROJECT #2-3 and DAMN NATION #2-3. COMICS IN THE COMICS features GREYSTONE INN and TONY POLLS present the results for your grades on the performances in BATMAN BEGINS by Michael Cain, Liam Nesson, Katie Holmes and the Batmobile. Also, your favorite story from the third season of TEEN TITANS.
07/22/2005 An error in THE GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS: 365 DAYS and correction. I review MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #14-15, BETTY AND VERONICA DIGEST #158 and JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #3. A few panels of STRANGE BREW for COMICS IN THE COMICS. Also, the TONY POLL results regarding actor performances in BATMAN BEGINS and favorite third-season episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED and STATIC SHOCK. Finally, who the heck is Steven Mandragora?
07/21/2005 I point to my work on UNCLE SCROOGE #343 and review ACTION COMICS #827-828. For COMICS IN THE COMICS I feature FOX TROT. Also, the TONY POLL results regarding BATMAN BEGINS and favorite episodes of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, STATIC SHOCK and TEEN TITANS animated TV series.
07/20/2005 I review MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #13, OMAC PROJECT #1, DAMN NATION #1, WULF AND BATSY, OF BITTER SOULS #1, THE HUNGER #1 and THE ART OF GREG HORN.
06/29/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #745 and #802. THE FLYING McCOY BROTHERS are in today's COMICS IN THE COMICS. I question a TOMAHAWK entry in THE GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS: 365 DAYS and more Superman emails from TONY'S MAILBOX.
06/28/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #687 and a heads up for Archie #561. For COMICS IN THE COMICS I have for you Mike Peter's MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM along with his bio. Also, TONY'S MAILBOX has an email regarding my work on ESSENTIAL LUKE CAGE and Captain Marvel.
06/27/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS WEEKLY and for COMICS IN THE COMICS I present GET FUZZY. Also, the TONY POLLS results for your favorite pre-INFINITE CRISIS mini-series and favorite first-season episodes of JUSTICE LEAGUE, STATIC SHOCK, TEEN TITANS, and THE BATMAN. Finally, an email from ANTHONY TOLLIN for TONY'S MAILBOX regarding ACTION COMICS #484 as well as best DC Comics movies.
06/24/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #544 and give you some TONY STUFF.
06/23/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #484. COMICS IN THE COMICS discusses MEYER'S TAKE, CANDORVILLE, PRICKLY CITY, NANCY and BIZARRO. NOTES FROM THE 100 leads to a review of DEADBEATS 70-71 and TONY'S MAILBOX brings up comic book prose novels.
06/21/2005 I feature DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #329 and review THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #42 and KEKIONGA. For COMICS IN THE COMICS in spotlight RHYMES WITH ORANGE and some ZIGGY panels. Also, I present the TONY POLL results for questions based on the nominations for the 21st annual Television Critics Awards.
06/15/2005 I feature and revisit FROM BEYOND THE UNKNOWN #5. I review A BIT OF MADNESS, BETTY AND VERONICA SPECTACULAR #69, RAIDER FROM THE SHADOWS, of SAMURAI: HEAVEN AND EARTH #1 & 2, WRONG ABOUT JAPAN: A FATHER'S JOURNEY WITH HIS SON and ZOUNDS! A BROWSER'S DICTIONARY OF INTERJECTIONS.
06/14/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #424 and COMICS IN THE COMICS points to BRENDA STARR and HI AND LOIS. Also, a look at the coming TONY POLLS and some mail from the TONY POLL MAILBOX regarding your selection of comics-related vacation spots.
06/13/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #364 and CBG #1607. For COMICS IN THE COMICS I feature ROSE IS ROSE. Also, the TONY POLLS results for when we asked you to vote on comics-related vacations.
06/12/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #301.
06/11/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #241.
06/10/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #181.
06/09/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #121.
06/08/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #61 and COMICS IN THE COMICS points you to HEART OF THE CITY and NANCY. I introduce you to GLYPHS, have more notes on my 100 list of things I love about comics and feature ALL-AMERICAN COMICS #100 for today's centennial cover.
06/07/2005 I feature ACTION COMICS #1 and I take back Tonys awarded, something I've never done before, to THE SUPERHERO BOOK. More notes on the 100 things I love about comics and I feature ADVENTURES OF JERRY LEWIS #100 for today's centennial cover.
06/06/2005 I feature WALT DISNEY'S VACATION PARADE #2.
06/05/2005 I feature AMAZING STORIES OF SUSPENSE #184. For COMICS IN THE COMICS I direct you to FRANK AND ERNEST, THE FLYING McCOY BROTHERS and OUT OF THE GENE POLL. I expand on my 100 things I love about comics list. For TONY'S CENTENNIAL COVERS I feature ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #100.
06/04/2005 I share with you 100 things I love about comics.
06/03/2005 I feature some sports comics: ALL-TIME SPORTS COMICS #5, BABE RUTH SPORTS COMICS #1, SPORTS ACTION, BILL STERN'S SPORTS BOOK #10, ALL-AMERICAN SPORTS #1, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #45-49, CHAMPION SPORTS #1 and STRANGE SPORTS STORIES.
06/02/2005 I feature WALT DISNEY VACATION PARADE #4.
06/01/2005 I feature ANNIE OAKLEY. COMICS BY TONY directs you to DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #331 and UNCLE SCROOGE #345. COMICS IN THE COMICS covers DENNIS THE MENACE, HI AND LOIS and LUANN. Also, the TONY POLLS results regarding: the new DC Comics logo, BATMAN BEGINS, FANTASTIC FOUR, SUPERMAN RETURNS and V FOR VENDETTA.
05/23/2005 I feature BUGS BUNNY'S VACATION FUNNIES #6, point out SERGEANTSTEIN AND HIS MARAUDIN' MONSTERS, have more GODZILLA IN THE COMICS with TRIPLE TAKE, direct you to PALAOEBLOG and review COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE #121, their final issue. Also, congrats to David and Meryl Campiti on the birth of Jasmine, the next POP CULTURE FEST, getting my autograph, some legal bother, the upcoming Betty and Veronica dolls, BROTHER GRIM, THE ANTIDOTE and the new WFC column by Jon Knutson, COVER STORIES.
05/22/2005 I feature GIANT-SIZE MARVEL and the other half of my interview regarding my involvement with F.O.O.M.
05/21/2005 For ARMED FORCES DAY, I feature THRILLING COMICS #50. I review SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCH BOY #1 and Frew's THE PHANTOM #1403-1404. Also, GODZILLA IN THE COMICS and an interview on the subject of my involvement with F.O.O.M.
05/20/2005 I feature SECRETS OF THE UNKNOWN #224. I review THE HARVEYVILLE FUN TIMES and IRON GHOST #1. The TONY POLLS results for questions concerning FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Also, what I'm doing, done, not doing and reading.
05/19/2005 I feature DONALD DUCK #67. I review BEOWULF #1. COMICS IN THE COMICS features MONTY, NANCY and NATURAL SELECTION. More emails to the TONY POLLS MAILBOX regarding recent comics event which most angered or annoyed readers.
05/18/2005 I feature HOT STUFF, THE LITTLE DEVIL #82. I review CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and present some emails regarding yesterday's TONY POLL results.
05/17/2005 I feature Gumby and his 50th anniversary. I review CHEEKY ANGEL and COMICS IN THE COMICS features BIZARRO and RHYMES WITH ORANGE. Also, the TONY POLL results for: Which recent comic-book event has angered/annoyed you the most? Which DC Comics title would you like most to see revived as an ongoing title? Which Marvel comic would you like most to see revived as an ongoing title? Which non-DC or Marvel comic book title would you like most to see revived as an ongoing title?
05/16/2005 I feature SECRETS OF THE UNKNOWN #223. COMICS IN THE COMICS features HEART OF THE CITY and REALITY CHECK. Also, fond memories in HI AND LOIS.
05/15/2005 I feature the many begins and ends of the STRANGE TALES series.
05/14/2005 I feature SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #1 and 163.
05/13/2005 I feature SECRETS OF THE UNKNOWN #222. COMICS IN THE COMICS features NON SEQUITUR and FAMILY CIRCUS. Also, memorable movie quotes and TONY'S MAILBOX receives an email regarding CHEEKY ANGEL and my work on HAWKMAN.
05/12/2005 I feature COMICS BUYERS GUIDE #1606. COMICS IN THE COMICS features MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM. Also, World Famous Comics web-wizard Justin is on the road again, some Pope Talk, THE BRENT CLARK ROGERS GUIDE TO THE DC UNIVERSE and the TONY POLLS.
05/11/2005 I discuss DC Comics and their new logo.
05/10/2005 Today is Alex Schomburg's birthday and I feature CAPTAIN AMERICA #47 and #58. Also, I review BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #1 and BIRDS OF PREY #81.
05/09/2005 This is your Monday morning wake-up call. I feature a photo of "Rawk Gurl" and her eBay auctions.
05/08/2005 Happy Mother's Day!
05/07/2005 I feature FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and discuss Lynx and Blackie and MYSTERY MEN COMICS.
05/06/2005 It has been said, quite correctly, that we can learn from our mistakes.
05/05/2005 I wish STAN GOLDBERG a happy birthday and feature MY GIRL PEARL #7. I embrace "absolutely sometimes" as a new politcal theory and present the TONY POLLS results regarding the Eisner Awards.
05/04/2005 I present a pitch for a Spider-Man mini-series or story arc I wrote at the behest of an artist.
05/03/2005 I feature WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES #656 and review BIRDS OF PREY #76-80.
05/02/2005 I feature KONGA #2 and review DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #327. The TONY POLL results for how long you think Paramount should wait before launching a new Star Trek series and who should run a new Star Trek series? Also, which concepts you like to see used in a new Star Trek series and what you would like me to review next.
05/01/2005 I don't know what I could possibly write to make this image any more perfect than it already is.
04/30/2005 EXTREME CHIP 'N' DALE: CHIPMUCK COMMANDOS!
04/29/2005 I feature PASTY WALKER #32, 1 and 124. COMICS IN THE COMICS featues MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM and JUMP START. I ask for help finding EERIE #17 and review HOLLYWOOD ECLECTERN #40. Also, an email asking me what is an independent comic book and what is a graphic novel and my response.
04/28/2005 I feature THE DICK AYERS STORY: AN ILLUSTRATED AUTOBIOGRAPHY and wish Dick Ayers a happy birthday. I review ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #636-638 and JUGHEAD #164. Also, an email from a reader who almost never agrees with my comic book reviews and commentary.
04/27/2005 Comfort food in the late evening hours brings little comfort the following morning.
04/20/2005 I feature TOM AND JERRY PICNIC TIME #1 and review CHEEKY ANGEL VOL. 5 and TALES FROM RIVERDALE. Also, COMICS IN THE COMICS features MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM and SALLY FORTH. I recommend more online destinations to visit.
04/19/2005 I review HE BLACK HEARTS IRREGULARS #1 and BUSTED! Also, COMICS IN THE COMICS features PRICKLY CITY. I recommend more online destinations to visit.
04/18/2005 I feature JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS #13. I review THE BEST OF STAR-STUDDED COMICS, LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS #1 and TWO BITS #1. COMICS IN THE COMICS feature MISTER BOFFO and I recommend some online destinations.
04/17/2005 I feature an armed chick. Then Do Hilliard reviews THE ESSENTIAL LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN.
04/16/2005 I feature SECRETS OF THE UNKNOWN #185 and the UK published Alan Class comics. COMICS IN THE COMICS feature MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM and NANCY. Also, I discuss copyright violations online and Tobias Whale.
04/15/2005 I review BLOOD OF THE DEMON. COMICS IN THE COMICS features NANCY and STRANGE BREW. Also, HEROES ANONYMOUS news, something I wrote for a Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art exhibit on the Harvey Awards and an email from a fan who enjoys what I write even though he disagrees.
04/14/2005 I review 2000 AD EXTREME EDITION #6, ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: GIFTED, DOCTOR SOLAR - MAN OF THE ATOM VOLUME 1, RUSS MANNING'S MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER VOLUME 1, GRAVEDIGGER: THE SCAVENGERS #1, TEMPLE & NASH: THE COCKROACH CONSPIRACY and PERVERSO.
04/13/2005 I feature STAR SPANGLED DINOSAURS and review PETE VON SHOLLY'S MORBID 2 - DEAD BUT NOT OUT!, THE FLYING F---! and WHAT IF...JESSICA JONES HAD JOINED THE AVENGERS? Also, the TONY POLLS results for who you would like to see portray Wonder Woman on the big screen and what would you like me to review next.
04/12/2005 I feature Wini Smart's "Day Off", discuss yesterday's POP CULTURE FEST and ask you for some advice.
04/11/2005 I feature some drawings from my New York City 2003 Farewell Tour stop by Jim Salicrup, Guy Gilchrist and Scott Roberts.
04/10/2005 I feature ESSENTIAL TOMB OF DRACULA VOL. 4 and discuss the 35TH OFFICIAL OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE's new nine ages of comics. Also, ARLO AND JANIS and BIZZARO for COMICS IN THE COMICS and TwoMorrows' PARTNERS FOR LIFE.
04/09/2005 I feature HOUSE OF MYSTERY #85 and tell you about POP CULTURE FEST.
04/08/2005 I feature HOUSE OF SECRETS #12.
04/07/2005 I feature HOUSE OF MYSTERY #76.
04/06/2005 A case of deja vu when I feature HOUSE OF MYSTERY #79 but this time with MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #18 for a little insight. COMICS IN THE COMICS features BEETLE BAILEY and HI AND LOIS. The TONY POLLS semi-finalists for who should play Wonder Woman. Also poll results for, among the 2005 HUGO AWARD nominees, Best Dramatic Presentation/Long Form and Best Dramatic Presentation/Short Form. And results for what should I review next. Finally, TONY'S MAILBOX brings us letters about DAISY KUTTER and old DC cover art and interior stories.
04/05/2005 I am very tired...
04/04/2005 I discuss COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1604 and SHONEN JUMP. I review MASKED MARVELS, GALLIFREYAN GAZETTE and ODDLY NORMAL #1. Also, emails from LEE BENAKA about GHOST RIDER #12 orginal art and ANDREW LAUBSCHER about HOUSE OF SECRETS #3's cover.
04/03/2005 I feature HOUSE OF MYSTERY #65. COMICS IN THE COMICS features HEART OF THE CITY, BREVITY and OUT OF THE GENE POOL. Also, some emails and finally, I direct you to Gerry Shamray, who takes a different route on reviewing the SIN CITY film.
04/02/2005 I feature HOUSE OF SECRETS #3. COMICS IN THE COMICS features ZIGGY and ZITS. Some emails regarding Frew PHANTOM comics and the ANDY HARDY comic book series.
04/01/2005 I feature HOUSE OF SECRETS #11, HOUSE OF MYSTERY #78 and HOUSE OF MYSTERY #79 -- a trio of Jack Kirby covers. COMICS IN THE COMICS features MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM. Finally, three interview questions that I've answered.
03/31/2005 The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men...
03/30/2005 I feature TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #22. COMICS IN THE COMICS features CATHY, DILBERT, FRAZZ and FUNKY WINKERBEAN. I give the TONY POLLS results for another round of actresses you would like to see as Wonder Woman, your choice among the 2005 Reuben Awards nominees for Cartoonist of the Year, Comic Book and Newspaper Strip and finally the results for what you would like me to review next. TONY'S MAILBOX receives some emails that shed some light on the Black Lightning card featured in a previous column.
03/29/2005 I feature TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #18. COMICS IN THE COMICS features BEETLE BAILEY and LA CUCARACHA. TONY'S MAILBOX features an email from underground comix legend JAY LYNCH and our pal RICK CHANDLER.
03/28/2005 I feature TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #13 and review KIRBY UNLEASHED. Also, the TONY POLLS results regarding: Jerry Siegel's heirs claiming their rights to Superman, the new LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES title, SIN CITY, Valiant titles you'd like to see return and what I should review next in my column.
03/27/2005 The cover of LOONEY TUNES #150 is about as warm and fuzzy as you're going to get from me this Easter. Truth be told, I have never felt more distant...
03/26/2005 I feature ALF SPRING SPECIAL #1. I review 2000 AD EXTREME EDITION #5 and AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED: CAPTAIN AMERICA. Also, COMICS IN THE COMICS features ELDERBERRIES and TONY'S MAILBOX recieves an email regarding the Frew PHANTOM comics.
03/25/2005 Today's column has been swept away...
03/24/2005 I feature TALES OF HORROR #12 and review 2000 AD's PROG 2005, ALTER EGO: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, AMERICA'S GREATEST COMICS #10 and MANSQUITO.
03/23/2005 Don't you just hate it when...
03/22/2005 I feature SUPERMAN #66.
03/21/2005 Your choice from the Saturn Award 2005 nominees for best science fiction, fantasy, horror, action/adventure/thriller and animated film. Also, best actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress and performance by a younger actor.
03/20/2005 I review THE SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY ARCHIVES VOLUME 1.
03/19/2005 I feature WILL EISNER then review BONE ONE VOLUME EDITION, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 5 and THE PHANTOM #1398-1402.
03/18/2005 I review SHINING KNIGHT #1 and more COMICS IN THE COMICS. Also, an email from underground comix legend JAY LYNCH.
03/17/2005 I feature THE QUITE MAN and review SEVEN SOLDIERS #0. Also, COMICS IN THE COMICS, COLD CASE and a Tony-quote in someone's Usenet sig file.
03/16/2005 Here's the deal.
03/15/2005 A quick correction to a factual error I made in my THE SUPERHERO BOOK review and then I review FROM BEYOND THE UNIVERSE #5, IT'S A BIRD and LUNCH HOUR COMIX.
03/14/2005 Celebrating my father's 80th birthday.
03/13/2005 I feature SECRETS OF THE UNKNOWN #156. Also, the TONY POLL results for what you would like me to review next as well your choice from the Saturn Award 2005 nominees for best director, writer, music, costume, make-up and best special effects.
03/12/2005 I feature FREDDY #33 and review THE SUPERHERO BOOK, MEN OF TOMORROW: GEEKS, GANGSTERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE COMIC BOOK and GREEN LANTERN: SLEEPERS BOOK TWO. Also, COMICS IN THE COMICS features BIZARRO and CANDORVILLE. Finally, TONY'S MAILBOX with a letter relating to MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS VOL. 1 and WILL EISNER.
03/11/2005 I feature CREEPY #17 by running my 37-year old fan letter written for the issue along with my impression of the issue today.
03/10/2005 If we were going to have technology issues, I suppose this was the week we had to have them.
03/09/2005 I feature how DOPEY DUCK begat TALES OF JUSTICE.
03/08/2005 Please, Lord, forgive Tony...
03/07/2005 I discuss the battle between DC Comics and Jerry Siegel's estate.
03/06/2005 Some political commentary
03/05/2005 A plethora of business, household, and personal errands.
03/04/2005 I feature ESSENTIAL LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN VOL. 1. Also, where to find my interview on my editorial experience on Marvel's black-and-white horror magazines, a checklist of my current GEMSTONE COMICS work, bunch of COMICS IN THE COMICS and a ZANTI MISFIT, WEIRD MYSTERIES #4 and CHILLING TALES OF HORROR #2 of connection.
03/03/2005 I feature ASTONISHING #9. Also, more info and corrections for DC COMICS RARITIES ARCHIVES - VOLUME 1. In addition, DINOSAURSUS and CARY GRANT. Finally, Jon Knutson chimes with my NEWS YEAR'S RESOLUTION.
03/02/2005 I present the TONY POLLS results for what you would like me to review next and what shows were your favorite Saturn Awards nominees in the television category.
03/01/2005 I review DC COMICS RARITIES ARCHIVES - VOLUME 1.
02/28/2005 I review 2000 AD #1407-1419. And the TONY POLS results for when we asked you to vote on the various DVD categories of the Saturn Awards.
02/27/2005 I feature BEETLE BAILY #18 and the GRAND COMICS DATABASE. I review WHAT IF... GENERAL ROSS HAD BECOME THE HULK? and WHAT IF... MAGNETO AND PROFESSOR X HAD FORMED THE X-MEN TOGETHER? Also, ARCHIE COMICS news and the TONY POLLS results on what you would like me to review next.
02/26/2005 I feature CREEPY #18 and discuss MY FIRST CONVENTION and MY FIRST DAREDEVIL. Also, the TONY POLLS results for what I should review next.
02/25/2005 I feature a Bruce Beattie political cartoon and review UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 1: THE END OF HISTORY. For COMICS IN THE COMICS I feature ARLO AND JANIS, MONTY and BIZARRO. Also, the TONY POLLS results for which items you would like reviewed.
02/24/2005 I review HULK VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 1, HOLY MOLY, VOLTON FANZINE #1 and ARCHIE DIGEST #214.
02/21/2005 I feature Burt Gummer and for a comic I never knew existed, ANDY HARDY. I review NYPD BLUE: SEASON ONE on DVD and present the TONY POLL results for which of comics and books would you most like Tony to review? Also, the results asking for a thumbs up or thumbs down on: ELEKTRA, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and the new seasons of 24, ALIAS and SMALLVILLE.
02/14/2005 I feature a Batman Valentine and review GREEN LANTERN: SLEEPERS BOOK ONE.
02/11/2005 I discuss the "Brotherhood of Comics" and ACTOR. Also, I review ALTER EGO #42 and B. KRIGSTEIN VOL. 1.
02/10/2005 I review ARCHIE #554 and BATMAN: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS. Also, ARCHIE NEWS, NEWLY ARRIVED, NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS and WORLD OF SUSPENSE #8.
02/09/2005 I review MICHAEL CHABON PRESENTS: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE ESCAPIST VOL. 2. Also, ZIGGY in COMICS IN THE COMICS, and the TONY POLLS results for: What's your favorite comics or comics-inspired movie, your favorite fantasy/horror/sci-fi film and the number of movies in the theater you saw in 2004. Also in a typical year, will you see more movies at the theater or at home?
02/08/2005 I review CHEEKY ANGEL and discuss a couple sites I like. Also, a mention for "A Scattered Interlude with Harlan Ellison" in Cleveland, Ohio.
02/07/2005 Today I ask readers about a BLACK LIGHTNING card and discuss COMICS IN THE COMICS, IF I HAD MAGIC POWERS and TV'S GREATEST TEEN IDOLS. Also, WIN A CARTOONIST and a WARDROBE MALFUNCTION.
02/05/2005 The second half of a two-column farewell to the late RAIJIN COMICS. I review KEIJI, NEMURI KYOSHIRO, GUARDIAN ANGEL GETTEN, BOW WOW WATA and THE CLIMBERS SAGA.
02/04/2005 The first half of a two-column farewell to the late RAIJIN COMICS. I review FIST OF THE BLUE SKY, SLAM DUNK, BAKI THE GRAPPLER, CITY HUNTER and REVENGE OF MOUFLON.
02/03/2005 I feature Strange Adventures #55 and present the TONY POLLS results for: Which Marvel title would you most like to see reprinted in ESSENTIAL format? Would you buy DC Comics reprints in the Marvel ESSENTIALS format? If DC did ESSENTIAL-style reprints, which series would you most want reprinted in the format? Which DC character would you most like to see available as a DC DIRECT action figure offering? Which Marvel character would you most like to see available as an action figure?
02/02/2005 I feature Action Comics #160 and Back Issue #8. Also, COMICS IN THE COMICS with Black Lightning and Boondocks and I review Tom Batiuk's MUSIC IS WORTH IT...MUSIC IS WORTH IT...MUSIC IS... and the TONY POLLS regarding your favorite 2004 movies.
02/01/2005 I review ARCHIE #553, SIMPSONS COMICS PRESENT BART SIMPSON #21 and THE GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS: 365 DAYS. I also discuss a new approach to upcoming reviews that may involve your input and present the TONY POLLS results for questions regarding exclusive contracts between creators and publishers and the importance of reproduction quality on reprints.
01/17/2005 I feature LOVERS #31 and review ATTITUDE FEATURING: ANDY SINGER: "NO EXIT", THE BLACK ENCHANTRESS #1, RETURN OF SHADOWHAWK #1 and PACESETTER #5. Also STRANGE BREW for January 14 and COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1602.
01/10/2005 The poll results for: Which of the listed 19 comic characters would you select as the next President of the United States? Also, I review ALL FLEE!, BARAKA AND BLACK MAGIC IN MOROCCO, HARD TIME: 50 TO LIFE, INVINCIBLE: FAMILY MATTERS and MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS VOL. 1.
01/05/2005 In honor of Will Eisner.
01/04/2005 I feature Dell's FOUR COLOR #1120 (2nd series), which adapts the movie DINOSAURUS!
01/03/2005 I discuss Dave Barry and review SPIDER-MAN INDIA. Also, an unintentionally amusing email that I received.
01/02/2005 I feature WEIRD MYSTERIES #4 and review ATOMIC KITCHEN and BATMAN: HUSH VOL. 1 & 2. Also, Hannibal Tabu's THE BUY PILE featuring his 2004 SMACKDOWN AWARDS and Archie Comics' JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST.
01/01/2005 I have a few thoughts on the new year and am looking for people who want to draw comics. In addition, there's some stuff on my pal Roger Price's POP CULTURE FEST.

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