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12/29/2006 Here we are at my last TOT of 2006 and I'm pretty much winging it.
12/28/2006 I review some stuff I picked up from Mid-Ohio-Con: FLARE ADVENTURES #18, LIBERTY GIRL #2, CHRIS YAMBAR'S MEOW WOW! 2, AGENT Z #1, ROCKET GIRL #2, and THE THREE KEYS #1.
12/25/2006 Hathy Holidayth
12/22/2006 Happy Birthday to me...
12/21/2006 I conclude my Mid-Ohio-Con report.
12/20/2006 My Mid-Ohio-Con report continues. I review BATMAN/THE SPIRIT #1.
12/19/2006 I continue my Mid-Ohio-Con report and review CIVIL WAR #4, CIVIL WAR: X-MEN #3, and WOLVERINE #46.
12/18/2006 My Mid-Ohio-Con report begins. I review DOC SAVAGE #1: "FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE" AND "THE DEVIL GENGH" and ANNIHILATION #3-4.
12/11/2006 The last couple weeks have been tough to handle. Jerry Bails. Dave Cockrum. And now the sad news Marty Nodell has passed away.
12/08/2006 I feature FOXTROT, which soon, will no longer be a daily comic.
12/07/2006 Some backstory regarding my work on THE SHADOW WAR OF HAWKMAN including how I came up with Thanagarian names. A story about working for comics in my youth. Also, get more Tony with ESSENTIAL MAN-THING VOL. 1.
12/06/2006 My thinking behind the use of "Black" in the names of black super-heroes. Some background on Misty Knight. Get more Tony with UNCLE SCROOGE #360.
12/05/2006 I feature GASOLINE ALLEY. I direct you to places to get more Tony with COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1625, a Phantom #1457 review, and an interview regarding my connection with Marvel and DC's Treasury Edition comics.
12/04/2006 A discussion on how to honor Jerry Bails.
12/01/2006 I review 52 Week 23-28. Tony Poll results for: Which Marvel horror characters would you most like to see return in an ongoing series? Which Marvel black-and-white horror magazines of the 1970s would you most like to see return? How would you rate DC's ALL-NEW ATOM?
11/30/2006 Tribute to Dave Cockrum.
11/29/2006 Tribute to Jerry Bails, the father of comics fandom.
11/28/2006 I review STAN LEE'S AMAZING MARVEL UNIVERSE, THE SHADOW: "CRIME, INSURED" AND "THE GOLDEN VULTURE", INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2, ARCHENEMIES, CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE, STAGGER LEE, and the Medina Library.
11/23/2006 Happy Thanksgiving!
11/22/2006 COMICS IN THE COMICS features FOXTROT and GET FUZZY.
11/21/2006 I review BACK ISSUE #19, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #27, and the archives of THE TREASURE CHEST OF FUN AND FACT. An addendum regarding previous SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE PREQUELS comments. COMICS IN THE COMICS features ARLO AND JANIS and PEARLS BEFORE SWINE.
11/20/2006 I feature THE BEST OF THE HARVEYVILLE TIMES. I review CANCER MADE ME A SHALLOWER PERSON and CANCER VIXEN. COMICS IN THE COMICS features PRETEENA, FRED BASSET, STEVE KELLY, THE FUSCO BROTHERS, FOXTROT, and STRANGE BREW. Some talk regarding downsizing at my local papers. The TONY POLL results for: Which future SHOWCASE edition would you like to see? How do you rate the OMAC, UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS, and CREEPER limited series?
11/17/2006 Some exciting details about this year's Mid-Ohio-Con.
11/16/2006 Some emails regarding my SUPERMAN RETURNS review.
11/15/2006 I feature ESSENTIAL MARVEL HORROR VOL. 1.
11/14/2006 I feature ESSENTIAL TALES OF THE ZOMBIE VOL. 1.
11/13/2006 I review SUPERMAN RETURNS PREQUEL #1-4, SUPERMAN RETURNS (the movie), SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION, and SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE MOVIE AND OTHER TALES OF THE MAN OF STEEL.
11/10/2006 COMICS IN THE COMICS features ZIGGY, NANCY, HI AND LOIS, PRICKLY CITY, BIZARRO, CRANKSHAFT, MUTTS, and FOXTROT.
11/09/2006 I feature MARVEL MASTERWORKS: WARLOCK VOL.1. COMICS IN THE COMICS features FOXTROT.
11/08/2006 COMICS IN THE COMICS features BIZARRO, RUBES, BEETLE BAILEY, SALLY FORTH, FUNKY WINKERBEAN, BALLARD ST., and GET FUZZY.
11/07/2006 I review SUPERMAN: THE ACTION COMICS ARCHIVES VOLUME 2. Tony Poll results for: How would you rate HEROES? At this point in Marvel's CIVIL WAR, is Tony "Iron Man" Stark a hero or villain? Does incarcerating unregistered superhumans in a prison in another dimension constitute cruel and unusual punishment? Do you feel minority superhumans (African-American, gay, Hispanic, etc.) in CIVIL WAR are being injured, tortured, or killed at a disproportionate rate? How would you rate CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN? Which future comic book movie are you most looking forward to seeing? How would you rate CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE? How would you rate the MARTIAN MANHUNTER? And an email from Peter Kuper regarding THEO AND THE BLUE NOTE and STOP FORGETTING TO REMEMBER.
11/06/2006 I feature WHIZ COMICS #100. My work on the Mid-Ohio-Con panel programs. How I'm voting tomorrow.
10/20/2006 I feature CANDY #6. I review HEROES FOR HIRE #1, NEW AVENGERS #23, WOLVERINE #45, CABLE & DEADPOOL #31, CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #2, and MS. MARVEL #7. COMICS IN THE COMICS features FAMILY CIRCUS and REALITY CHECK. Get more Tony with ESSENTIAL TALES OF THE ZOMBIE VOL. 1.
10/18/2006 I feature LASSIE #51 and review 52 Week 20-22 and ANNIHILATION #2. Get more Tony with CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE and MARTIAN MANHUNTER. The TONY POLL results for how you rate the new LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES animated series, BLACK PANTHER, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, and JERICHO.
10/09/2006 I try something different with THREE A DAY. COMICS IN THE COMICS features DILBERT. TONY POLL results for how you rated SUPERGIRL, BATMAN: FACE TO FACE, FIRESTORM, and TEEN TITANS: TROUBLE IN TOKYO.
10/06/2006 The Texas home of award-winning cartoonist Lea Hernandez was destroyed in a fire. Here's how you can help.
10/03/2006 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM COMICS #22. I review CIVIL WAR: X-MEN #2 and THUNDERBOLTS #105. COMICS IN THE COMICS features editorial cartoons by CHIP BOK and JEFF DARCY. Get more Tony with ESSENTIAL TALES OF THE ZOMBIE. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY lists CHICKEN WITH PLUMS on their "The Must List" and review X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and AMERICAN PROFILE celebrates Dick Tracy's 75th anniversary. TONY POLL results for: How you rated DC's SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1001 Years Later) and Marvel's ANNIHILATION comics, and which new or returning TV genre show are you looking forward to.
10/02/2006 I feature Kurt Wilcken's BLONDE PHANTOM art. I review 52 WEEK EIGHTEEN, 52 WEEK NINETEEN, ANNIHILATION #1, CABLE & DEADPOOL #30, CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #5, and MS. MARVEL #6.
09/28/2006 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM COMICS #21. I review ANNIHILATION: NOVA #4, ANNIHILATION: SILVER SURFER #4, and ANNIHILATION: RONAN #4. Black Lightning in JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #27. COMICS IN THE COMICS features Popeye in various editorial cartoons. Get more Tony with UNCLE SCROOGE #360 and ESSENTIAL MAN-THING VOL. 1. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY reviews CHICKEN WITH PLUMS, CANCER VIXEN, LOST GIRLS, and GROUNDED VOLUME 1: POWERLESS. The TONY POLL results regarding questions on the new FANTASTIC FOUR cartoon.
09/25/2006 I discuss BLACK LIGHTNING. I review ANNIHILATION: NOVA #3, ANNIHILATION: SILVER SURFER #3, ANNIHILATION: SUPER-SKRULL #3, and ANNIHILATION: RONAN. C.S.I. IN THE COMICS features BIZARRO and MONTY. NEWSWEEK mentions CANCER VIXEN. The TONY POLL results for: PLUTO has been reclassified as a dwarf planet. I think it should be renamed. Which of these names would you pick? How would you rate DC's new BLUE BEETLE series? How would you rate TEEN TITANS (One Year After)? How would you rate SNAKES ON A PLANE?
09/21/2006 I review BATMAN: FACE TO FACE, ANNIHILATION: SILVER SURFER #2, ANNIHILATION: SUPER-SKRULL, ANNIHILATION: NOVA, and ANNIHILATION: RONAN. I tell how to get more Tony and about today's magazine watch, WEEKLY WORLD NEWS. And the TONY POLL results for which side are you on in Marvel's CIVIL WAR event, who's acted more heroic and honorable, and should Spider-Man revealing his secret identity be undone? Also, results for how you rated DC's weekly series 52 and your favorite after INFINITE CRISIS launched or retooled series/mini-series.
09/18/2006 I recount by East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention 2006 experience. I review BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER?, THE ROACH, BLACKJACK: BLOOD & HONOR, and FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MAN #23-26. Some photos from ECBACC and a correction for a previous column regarding MAN COMICS.
09/15/2006 I feature MAN COMICS #6. I review 52 WEEK SIXTEEN, 52 WEEK SEVENTEEN, SPIDER-GIRL PRESENTS AVENGERS NEXT VOL. 1: SECOND COMING, and DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #343. ABSOLUTE DARK KNIGHT mentioned in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. The TONY POLL results for how you rated THE 4400, THE DEAD ZONE, SAVED, LIFE ON MARS, EUREKA, RESCUE ME, BLADE, 30 DAYS, HEX, MONK, and PSYCH.
09/11/2006 My 9/11 5th anniversary commentary.
09/05/2006 I feature ADVENTURES OF REX THE WONDER DOG for my alpha/omega covers. I review 52 WEEK FIFTEEN, DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #30, DISNEY PRESENTS CARL BARKS' GREATEST DUCKTALES STORIES VOLUME 2, and DONALD DUCK ADVENTURES #17. COMICS IN THE COMICS features a MIKE LUCKOVICH cartoon. The TONY POLL results for your thoughts on comics books making the transition to movies, TV, and direct-to-DVD. Also, how you rated SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC ATTACKS, MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND, and STAN LEE'S WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO.
09/04/2006 I feature ASTOUNDING STORIES #29. I inform you about FROM THE TOMB and my take on Giant-Man and Wasp regarding their side in the current CIVIL WAR event.
09/01/2006 I feature 2000 AD and honor their 1500th issue. I review AFTERLIFE VOL. 1, BEYOND #1, CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #21 and CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #22. COMICS IN THE COMICS features DILBERT, ROSE IS ROSE and REAL LIFE ADVENTURES. The TONY POLL results regarding what you thought regarding the biggest news to come out of San Diego's Comic-Con International.
08/30/2006 I review 52 WEEK ONE through WEEK FOURTEEN. A comic book dream. COMICS IN THE COMICS features KIRK WALTERS, THE FLYING MCCOY BROTHERS, HOUSEBROKEN, and MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM. The TONY POLL results for questions regarding SUPERMAN RETURNS and your favorite live-action version of Superman.
08/28/2006 An email from David Gabriel, Marvel's Vice President of Sales, explaining what their doing to compensate retailers affected by the shipping delays of CIVIL WAR and several major tie-in titles. I review Black Panther #18, CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #4, CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #1, THE NEW AVENGERS #22, WOLVERINE #44 and FANTASTIC FOUR #539. COMICS IN THE COMICS feature MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM, FLYING MCCOYS, NANCY, and REALITY CHECK. Some ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY comic mentions for THE 9/11 REPORT: THE GRAPHIC ADAPTATION, DC Comics super-hero stamps and Major Victory. TONY POLL results for questions regarding X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.
08/25/2006 I review CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #3, THUNDERBOLTS #104, CIVIL WAR #3, CIVIL WAR: X-MEN #1, X-FACTOR #9, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #534. My thoughts on Black Lightning in the JLA. COMICS IN THE COMICS features TRIPLE TAKE, NANCY, MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM, CRANKSHAFT and REALITY CHECK. The TONY POLL results for: Which of these TV networks did you watch the most? Are you considering attending The New York Comic-Con? Would you by ROM if reprinted in a Marvel ESSENTIAL format?
08/23/2006 I review FANTASTIC FOUR #538, THE NEW AVENGERS #21, WOLVERINE #43 and X-FACTOR #8.
08/19/2006 Cute animals, COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1622, Mid-Ohio-Con, Jon Provost on CBS's SUNDAY MORNING, and PSYCH Treks to Comic-Con.
08/16/2006 I review CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #1, CIVIL WAR #2, THUNDERBOLTS #103, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #533 and CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #2. Who's side am I on with Civil War. COMICS IN THE COMICS features BEETLE BAILY, PEANUTS and SALLY FORTH. Also, ENTERTAIMENT WEEKLY mentions few comics related stuff. Finally the TONY POLL results for how you would rate INFINTE CRISIS, ONE YEAR LATER and CIVIL WAR.
08/14/2006 I review CIVIL WAR #1, SHE-HULK #8 and WOLVERINE #42. Get more Tony with UNCLE SCROOGE #356 and BACK ISSUE #17. TONY POLL results for your choice of winners for the 2006 Eisner Awards Hall of Fame compared to the actual winners.
08/11/2006 I feature YOU'RE ON NOTICE. Also, a BRAVE AND THE BOLD #68 correction and even more TONY POLL results for your choice of winners for the 2006 Eisner Award compared to the actual winners.
08/09/2006 I feature and review SHOWCASE PRESENTS: METAMORPHO VOLUME ONE. Even more TONY POLL results for your choice of winners for the 2006 Eisner Award compared to the actual winners.
08/08/2006 A guest column on an important issue for comics creators, publishers, and readers.
08/03/2006 I feature DENNIS THE MENACE for today's ALPHA/OMEGA covers. I review HANK KETCHAM'S COMPLETE DENNIS THE MENACE 1953-1954: VOLUME 2, THE HARVEYVILLE FUN TIMES #64, JEEPERS PEEPERS! A GALLERY OF AMERICAN PIN-UP ART, LIBERTY GIRL #1, and ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN VOL.3: DOOM WITH A VIEW DIGEST. My casting choice for BLACK LIGHTNING. More TONY POLL results for your choice of winners for the 2006 Eisner Award compared to the actual winners.
08/02/2006 I feature UNCANNY TALES #92. I review CFQ, DORK TOWER #34, DR. BLINK, SUPERHERO SHRINK #3, and DECIMATION: GENERATION M. Also, BEEFER MADNESS and the TONY POLL results for your choice of winners for the 2006 Eisner Award compared to the actual winners.
08/01/2006 I review MARVEL MONSTERS, EGO & HUBRIS: THE MICHAEL MALICE STORY, SCHIZO #4, KAGETORA, PASTEL, PICHI PICHI PITCH, SCHOOL RUMBLE and THEO AND THE BLUE NOTE.
07/14/2006 The months of May through July have whipped me like I was some potato destined to become a tasty side dish.
07/03/2006 I feature DETECTIVE COMICS #294. I review PAT NOVAK FOR HIRE, DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #29 and THE PHANTOM #9-10. COMICS IN THE COMICS features STRANGE BREW, THE FLYING McCOY BROTHERS, BIZARRO, MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM, MIKE LUCKOVICH, STEVE KELLY, and JEFF DARCY. Get more Tony with CHAMPIONS CLASSIC VOL. 1.
06/26/2006 Happy birthday to my son, Eddie Isabella! I review SHOWCASE PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN VOL. ONE, TALES OF THE CHAMPIONS VOL. 4, No. 4, and WEREWOLVES: CALL OF THE WILD #1. In addition, Happy birthday to Jerry Bails and Tom DeFalco. Get more Tony with WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE #354 and a recommendation for LITTLE WHITE MOUSE OMNIBUS EDITION.
06/22/2006 I feature AMAZING MYSTERIES #34. I review AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #531, CIVIL WAR: OPENING SHOT, FANTASTIC FOUR #537, and MARVEL LEGACY: 1970s HANDBOOK. An email from Museum of Disability History inquiring about Archie Comics' Robin Gatner character. COMICS IN THE COMICS features BOB GORRELL, PRETEENA, MONTY, TANK McNAMARA, PRICKLY CITY, and REALITY CHECK. A heads up regarding Virginia Hubbell credit for creating Witch Hazel and Little Itch.
06/21/2006 The Best and Worst of INFINITE CRISIS. I review SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN VOL. ONE, CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 1, THE THING #1-5, THE ART OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN, SHADOW ROCK, and OFF ROAD.
06/07/2006 I for my Alpha/Omega covers I feature Lev Gleason's DAREDEVIL COMICS #1 (1941) and #134. I review ALTER EGO #59 and Marvel's ANNIHILATION books: ANNIHILATION: SILVER SURFER #1, ANNIHILATION: SUPER-SKRULL #1, and ANNIHILATION: RONAN #1.
06/05/2006 I feature UNCANNY TALES #82.
06/02/2006 I feature SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #11 and SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN FAMILY: VOLUME ONE.
05/31/2006 I feature ARCHIE'S RIVAL REGGIE #5. I review ARCHIE & FRIENDS #100, BETTY #155, BETTY AND VERONICA #217, VERONICA #170, ARCHIE DIGEST #225, BETTY AND VERONICA DIGEST #165, JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #10, ARCHIE'S PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #102, BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #142, and JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #121. Also, the return of Katy Keene.
05/29/2006 Memorial Day is a day for commemorating the U.S. men and women who died in military service to this country.
05/25/2006 COMICS IN THE COMICS features a comic by Bob Gorrell, LA CUCARACHA, SUTTON IMPACT and THIS MODERN WORLD. Corrections for TEEN TITANS #31. Get more Tony with CBG #1619. A Bear attack in Ohio. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. CHENG SHI LIE REN (CITY HUNTER) for some old business. Some online goodness and who's on my list.
05/17/2006 I review ALL MONSTERS ATTACK! and KRAA! THE SEA MONSTER.
05/16/2006 I feature for my centennial comic BOY COMICS #100. I review LOVE AND CAPES #1, MARVEL ROMANCE, ULTRA MANIAC VOL. 1-2, SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOLUME ONE, THE 101 BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS, and GRAPHIC NOVELS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.
05/15/2006 I feature CANDY #5. I review GOOD-BYE CHUNKY RICE, THE INCREDIBLE PULPS: A GALLERY OF FICTION MAGAZINE ART, JUST HEAT IT 'N' EAT IT! and RANDOM ENCOUNTER. COMICS IN THE COMICS featueres FUNKY WINKERBEAN, NANCY, PRETEENA, and FRAZZ. Reminder of my ECBACC appearance. TONY POLL results for: How do you feel about the courts ruling Jerry Siegel's heirs own SUPERBOY as of November 17, 2004? Do you think SMALLVILLE might infringe on the SUPERBOY copyrights? Do you want TONY POLL questions based on this year's Eisner Award nominations.
05/08/2006 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM #20. I review X-MEN: COLOSSUS BLOODLINE, DARLING CHERI, STRUWWELPETER, and SHEEP OF FOOLS. COMICS IN THE COMICS features REALITY CHECK and CLEATS. Get more Tony with NOBLE BOY and THE PREPOSTEROUS VOYAGES OF IRONHIDE TOM. The TONY POLL results regarding: DC's ONE YEAR LATER and Marvel's CIVIL WAR and your thoughts on my TOT cover features/rotations.
05/04/2006 I feature DETECTIVE COMICS #130.
05/03/2006 I discuss ATLAS COMICS, the Human Robot, and Leonard Kirk's ATLAS project. I print part of my FREE COMIC BOOK DAY interview with comic book, graphic novel, and manga recommendations.
05/02/2006 For alpha/omega covers I feature ADVENTURES OF THE FLY #1/MIGHTY COMICS #50. I review 7 DAYS TO FAME #3, ANNIHILATION: PROLOGUE, and THE BATMAN STRIKES! #19. COMICS IN THE COMICS features BEETLE BAILY and MONTY. Get more Tony with BATTLE HYMN: FAREWELL TO THE GOLDEN AGE and my MYSPACE. The Tony Poll results regarding the movies V FOR VENDETTA and ULTIMATE AVENGERS.
05/01/2006 I feature AMAZING STORIES OF SUSPENSE #90 and an email with info on dating Alan Class comics.
04/21/2006 I feature the EAST COAST BLACK AGE OF COMICS CONVENTION, which I will also be attending.
04/19/2006 A few comments regarding that foreign editorial cartoon that offended that group of people. I review ESSENTIAL AVENGERS VOL. 5, TEEN TITANS: THE FUTURE IS NOW, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY VOL. 6: BOOZE, BROADS, & BULLETS and VOL. 7: HELL AND BACK, EASY WAY, WALT DISNEY'S DONALD DUCK AND UNCLE SCROOGE, and VIVID GIRLS VOLUME ONE. And Happy Birthday, Steve Pyskoty-Olle.
04/18/2006 I review NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #530, and FANTASTIC FOUR #536. Also an email from John Petty regarding Godzilla.
04/17/2006 I review AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529, GENERATION M, NEW EXCALIBUR, and THE PULSE #14. COMICS IN THE COMICS features REALITY CHECK. Some clarifications on a previous SUGAR & SPIKE discussion. TONY POLL results for a quartet of DOCTOR WHO questions. Tony's "My Movie Moment" and an email from Paul Castiglia regarding the Creature from the Black Lagoon's comic cover appearances.
04/13/2006 I feature SINISTER TALES #144.
04/11/2006 I feature Superman #133. The TONY POLL results for: Which DC titles from January-February of 1970 would you like to see back as an original ongoing series? Which Marvel titles from the first half of 1970 would you most like to see back as an original ongoing series? What is the greatest additional percentage of the usual cover price you would pay to get the same comic book *without* ads? What is your monthly comics-buying budget? Can Chuck Norris throw a punch so hard even Chuck Norris would not be able to withstand it?
04/10/2006 I feature JUGHEAD #79. I review INFINITE CRISIS #5, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #649, BATMAN ANNUAL #25, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #5, and JONAH HEX. COMICS IN THE COMICS features STRANGE BREW, REALITY CHECK, BEETLE BAILEY, and GARFIELD. Corrections and clarifications on BATMAN #135. Get more Tony with MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #287 and UNCLE SCROOGE #352.
04/03/2006 I review AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 10: NEW AVENGERS, PUNISHER: RIVER OF BLOOD, GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH, VILLAINS UNITED, MICHAEL CHABON PRESENTS THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE ESCAPIST #8, HARLEQUIN PINK: A GIRL IN A MILLION, HARLEQUIN VIOLET: RESPONSE, and FADE FROM GRACE.
03/31/2006 I feature ESSENTIAL GODZILLA. I review LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #15, SOLO #9, VIGILANTE #6 and WARLORD #1.
03/30/2006 I feature for my centennial comics DENNIS THE MENACE #100 and DENNIS THE MENACE BONUS MAGAZINE SERIES #100. I review GREEN LANTERN #9, JLA: CLASSIFIED #17, SUPERGIRL #5, and WONDER WOMAN #226. Also, corrections on previous BLONDE PHANTOM #19 credits.
03/29/2006 I feature CANDY #4. I review BATMAN #650, BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #7, and CATWOMAN #52.
03/28/2006 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM #19.
03/27/2006 I feature DETECTIVE COMICS #272.
03/24/2006 I feature THE KID FROM TEXAS #2 and COMIC BOOK NERD #1. The TONY POLL results for: What SHOWCASE PRESENTS volumes you most enjoyed as well as would like to see a second volume of? If a super-hero, would you register with the government? Should non-registered heroes be incarcerated in a Guantanamo Bay-like prison? And questions regarding the importance of Comic-Con International in San Diego versus New York Comic Con to fans and industry.
03/23/2006 For my alpha/omega covers I feature WING COMICS #1 and 124. I review ACTION COMICS #836, BATGIRL #73, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #74, BIRDS OF PREY #91, FIRESTORM #22, JSA CLASSIFIED #9, JUSTICE #4, MANHUNTER #19, and SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #2.
03/22/2006 I feature AMAZING STORIES OF SUSPENSE #198, an Alan Class comic from the 1980s.
03/21/2006 I feature ACTION COMICS #242. I review WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY AND THE GANG: CLASSIC STORIES IN VERSE, THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR, and FUTURAMA #22-23. COMICS IN THE COMICS features MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM. Corrections regarding my column on Denmark's ANDERS AND (Donald Duck). Also, GET MORE TONY with a PRELUDE TO PLANET HULK review and I READ THE NEWS TODAY.
03/20/2006 I feature ARCHIE'S PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #100. I review THE BATMAN STRIKES #18, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #200, CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #5, GREEN ARROW #59, HAWKMAN #49, JLA #125, JONAH HEX #4, JSA #82, NIGHTWING #117, ROBIN #147, SUPERGIRL #4, SUPERMAN #226, TEEN TITANS #32, and TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF DONNA TROY. COMICS IN THE COMICS featurs comics by Mike Luckovich, Walt Handlesman and Jim Borgman.
03/17/2006 I feature KONGA #1. COMICS IN THE COMICS features MIXED MEDIA, MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM, STRANGE BREW, and LOST SHEEP. Also, get more Tony with the CHAMPIONS CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB and WEEKLY WORLD NEWS. Also, TONY POLL results for: If power is, indeed, the ultimate aphrodisiac, then which of these guys is the love god of the comics industry? If you were a DC Universe character, what profound changes in your life will be evident one year after INFINITE CRISIS? It's "Rush Week" for THE NEW AVENGERS. Which of these prospective members would you most like to see make the team?
03/15/2006 I feature OUR ARMY AT WAR #100. I review AQUAMAN #39, BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #4, BLOOD OF THE DEMON #12, DETECTIVE COMICS #816, GOTHAM CENTRAL #40, GREEN LANTERN #8, JSA: CLASSIFIED #8, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #18, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #14, OUTSIDERS #33, and RANN-THANAGAR WAR: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1. Also, I share a FOX TROT and BIZARRO.
03/14/2006 I feature CANDY #58.
03/13/2006 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM #18. I review ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #648, BATMAN #649, BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #6, CATWOMAN #51, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #4, JLA: CLASSIFIED #16, JLA: CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE, PLASTIC MAN #20, ROBIN #146, TEEN TITANS GO! #27, VIGILANTE #5, WONDER WOMAN #225, and YEAR ONE: BATMAN/RA'S AL GHUL. COMICS IN THE COMICS features BIZARRO. A correction regarding the SGT. ROCK cover artist previously mentioned.
03/10/2006 I review INFINITE CRISIS #4, ACTION COMICS #635, ALL STAR SUPERMAN #2, BATGIRL #72, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #73, BIRDS OF PREY #90, FIRESTORM #21, FLASH #230, FLASH: ROGUE WAR, GREEN LANTERN #7, JSA: CLASSIFIED #7, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #13, MANHUNTER #18, NIGHTWING #116, SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #1, and TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS: THE INSIDERS.
03/09/2006 I feature BATMAN #163.
03/08/2006 I feature HEDY OF HOLLYWOOD #48. The TONY POLL results for the Academy Awards nominees you wanted to win the Oscar and, in the same categories, the nominees you thought would win.
03/07/2006 I feature DC's GHOSTS series. I review THE BATMAN STRIKES! #17, BATMAN: HUSH RETURNS, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #199, CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #4, GREEN ARROW #58, HAWKMAN #48, JLA #124, and JLA CLASSIFIED: COLD STEEL #2. Also, Tony's THIS OLD CHAIR.
03/06/2006 I feature JOURNEY INTO DANGER #8. COMICS IN THE COMICS features REALITY CHECK, NANCY, FLO AND FRIENDS, and ROSE IS ROSE. Corrections on HEAVY METAL. How to get more Tony. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's comics related mentions and reviews. Things to vent about for ON MY LIST. TONY POLL results for what Marvel, DC and non-Marvel/DC comics I should catch up on first. Finally, an email regarding DC's SHOWCASE PRESENTS volumes.
03/03/2006 I feature SUPERMAN #123. I feature AQUAMAN #38, BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #3, BLOOD OF THE DEMON #11, DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #815, GOTHAM CENTRAL #39, JONAH HEX #3, JSA #81, OUTSIDERS #32, SUPERMAN #225, SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER #1-3, SUPERMAN: SACRIFICE, and TEEN TITANS #31.
02/28/2006 I feature PEP COMICS #22.
02/27/2006 I review TRANSFORMERS #0, CAPTAIN UNIVERSE: POWER UNIMAGINABLE, GIANT MONSTER #1, BUJA'S DIARY, GRAPHIC CLASSICS: ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, THE INCREDIBLE MR. KNOTTS #1, ROBOTIKA #1, ROCKY VOLUME 1: THE BIG PAYBACK, SIMPSONS COMICS #111, and WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE ADVENTURES #6. The passing of Don Knotts and Darren McGavin. Also, some corrections for a couple past columns.
02/24/2006 I feature the giant monster novels, KONGA, GORGO, and REPTILICUS. I review BATMAN #648, CATWOMAN #50, JLA: CLASSIFIED #15, THE RANN-THANAGAR WAR, SOLO #8, SUPERMAN/BATMAN #23, TEEN TITANS GO! #26, VIGILANTE #4, and WONDER WOMAN #224.
02/23/2006 I feature VAMPIRELLA #100 for today's CENTENNIAL COMIC. I review INFINITE CRISIS #3, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #647, BATGIRL #71, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #72, BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #5, BIRDS OF PREY #89, THE FLASH #229, GREEN LANTERN #6, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #3, JSA CLASSIFIED #6, JUSTICE #3, MANHUNTER #17 and ROBIN #145.
02/22/2006 I feature CANDY #3. I review ACTION COMICS #834, AQUAMAN #37, THE BATMAN STRIKES #16, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #198, CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #3, FIRESTORM #20, GREEN ARROW #57, HAWKMAN #47, JLA #123, NIGHTWING #115, and TEEN TITANS #30.
02/21/2006 I feature BLONDE PHANTOM #17. I review BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #2, BLOOD OF THE DEMON #10, DETECTIVE COMICS #814, GOTHAM CENTRAL #38, JLA CLASSIFIED: COLD STEEL, JONAH HEX #2, JSA #80, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #16, OUTSIDERS #31, SUPERMAN #224, and SUPERMAN SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS 200.
02/20/2006 I feature BATMAN #159. I review ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #646, BATMAN #647, DOOM PATROL #18, JLA CLASSIFIED, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #12, PLASTIC MAN, and WONDER WOMAN #223. COMICS IN THE COMICS feature ZITS, CURTIS, and MARY WORTH. The TONY POLL results for: Do you enjoy TONY'S ONLINE TIPS when I write about manga? If someone wishes you the best of the season, does it really matter to you what phrase he uses? How satisfied are you with your current job?
02/17/2006 I feature QUICK-TRIGGER WESTERN #18. I review PLANETARY BRIGADE #1, 2000 AD #1469 and #1470, BETTY AND VERONICA DIGEST #162, BETTY AND VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #139, DEFENDERS #5, DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #336, MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #285, JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #240, and ZOMBIE TALES: DEATH VALLEY.
02/16/2006 I feature various THE PHANTOM comics. I review ANTHEM #1, FLARE #32 and FLARE ADVENTURES #16. Also, my full disclosure as I walk two worlds as both writer and reviewer.
02/15/2006 I feature COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1616.
02/13/2006 I feature SINISTER TALES #196. COMICS IN THE COMICS features REALITY CHECK and BIZARRO. The TONY POLL results for how you feel regarding some of what I regularly review. Also an email regarding SUPERMAN #186 and another on the GOLDEN AGE SPECTRE ARCHIVES.
02/07/2006 I feature SUPERMAN #125. I review 2000 AD #1468, 2000 AD PROG 2006, and BOOK OF LOST SOULS. COMICS IN THE COMICS features an editorial cartoon JERRY HOLBERT, COMMITTED, MARMADUKE, and THE BOONDOCKS. Comics reviewed in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and an online recommendation for Tom Grieve's WAR ROOM.
02/06/2006 I feature ARCHIE'S GIRLS BETTY AND VERONICA #41. I review BATGIRL #70, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #71, CATWOMAN #49, FLASH #228, JSA CLASSIFIED #5, ROBIN #144, and VIGILANTE #3. The TONY POLL results regarding questions on HEROCLIX. An email regarding when Steve Ditko left Marvel.
02/02/2006 I review GODZILLA: FINAL WARS, ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1, BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #1, BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #4, BIRDS OF PREY #88, CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #2, GREEN ARROW #56, GREEN LANTERN #5, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: TEENAGE REVOLUTION, MANHUNTER #16, and SUPERGIRL #1-3.
02/01/2006 For CENTENNIAL COMICS COVERS I feature POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #100. COMICS IN THE COMICS features ZIGGY. Also, two recent passages, the most successful comic-book films, METH.o.d., today's recommended site and photos from my Mid-Ohio-Con '97 roast. Finally, the Tony Poll results that asked readers to choose "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" for the following: INFINITE CRISIS, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, DECIMATION, Peter Jackson's KING KONG, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE and AEON FLUX.
01/31/2006 I feature CANDY #2. I review BRENT CLARK ROGERS GUIDE TO THE DC UNIVERSE, 7 DAYS TO FAME #1-2, BEST OF THE WEST #55 and BLACK PANTHER #10-12. COMICS IN COMICS features comics with a SUPERMAN theme. Also, GET MORE TONY and TONY'S BACK PAGE.
01/30/2006 I feature ALL SELECT COMICS #11. I review INFINITE CRISIS #2, ACTION COMICS #833, AQUAMAN #36, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #197, BREACH #11, DAY OF VENGEANCE, GOTHAM CENTRAL #37, HAWKMAN #46, JLA #122, NIGHTWING #114, SON OF VULCAN #6 and TEEN TITANS #29. Also, my MySpace page, upcoming Gemstone books and an email regarding the Ohio Green Party.
01/27/2006 I feature BATMAN #154. I review MANHUNTER: STREET JUSTICE and BEST OF THE WEST #53-54. Some news on JUGHEAD AND HIS FRIENDS DIGEST #11 and RCHIE & FRIENDS #101.
01/26/2006 I feature SECRET STORY ROMANCES #14. I review BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE #1-3, ARCHIE DIGEST MAGAZINE #222, THE CALL OF THE WILD and DONALD DUCK ADVENTURES #15. COMICS IN THE COMICS features PRICKLY CITY. The TONY POLL results for your opinion on "age-advisory" and "content-advisory" labels on comic books and graphic novels.
01/25/2006 For ALPHA/OMEGA covers, I feature TALES TO ASTONISH #1 and 101. I review BLOOD OF THE DEMON #9, DETECTIVE COMICS #813, FIRESTORM #19, JONAH HEX #1, JSA #79, THE OMAC PROJECT TPB, OUTSIDERS #30, SUPERMAN #223 and VIGILANTE #1-2.
01/24/2006 I feature SINISTER TALES #5. I review ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #645, CATWOMAN #48, DOOM PATROL #17, FLASH #227, JLA #121, JLA CLASSIFIED #13, JSA CLASSIFIED #4, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #11, SOLO #7, TEEN TITANS #28 and WONDER WOMAN #222.
01/23/2006 The TONY POLL results for: Comic books?! Do they still make those things?! I review FELL #1, HANK KETCHUM'S COMPLETE DENNIS THE MENACE: 1951-1952, GIANT MONSTER, FIRST & FIFTEENTH: POP ART SHORT STORIES, DEATH NOTE, NOAKI URASAWA'S MONSTER and THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL: THE EARLY WORKS OF DR. SEUSS, VOLUME 1.
01/18/2006 I feature 10 of my favorite comic-book covers. Also the TONY POLL results when we asked you to vote for your favorites in the GOLDEN GLOBE categories. Also, WHEN DITKO LEFT MARVEL...
01/17/2006 I review 2000 AD EXTREME EDITION #11, BROTHER GRIM, GHOST HUNT: VOLUME 1, JLA: SYNDICATE RULES, THE PLOT: THE SECRET STORY OF THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION, WILL EISNER: A SPIRITED LIFE and PRIVATE WARS.
01/16/2006 I feature the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND. I review 2000 AD #1467, 2000 AD WINTER SPECIAL and JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #239. COMICS IN THE COMICS features TRIPLE TAKE. Also, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and GET MORE TONY with COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1615, WALT DISNEY'S UNCLE SCROOGE #349 and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES #661. TONY POLL results for: Different versions of classic super-heroes are common in today's comics and other entertainments... Which version of Superman, Batman, Justice League, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the Avengers do you prefer?
01/12/2006 I feature MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #284 and review DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #335. COMICS IN THE COMICS features REALITY CHECK, MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM, BIZARRO, STRANGE BREW, FUNKY WINKERBEAN and THE FLYING McCOYS. Also, my account with Gene Simmons of KISS, Reginald Hudlin in NEWSWEEK and a comment on the recent MARY WORTH. Finally, ONLINE GOODNESS, a new section for TOT.
01/11/2006 I feature the Black Lightning HeroClix figure. I review CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #1, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #2, JUSTICE, MANHUNTER #15, EVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCHBOY #4 and SUPERMAN #222.
01/10/2006 I review NOTHING'S SACRED, BATGIRL #69, BATMAN #646, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #70, BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT and BIRDS OF PREY #87.
01/09/2006 I review MBQ #1, MARVEL AGE SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 1: LEGACY, BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE, ROUND TABLE OF AMERICA: PERSONALITY CRISIS #1, ARCHIE & FRIENDS #94, THE PHANTOM #7-8, ROB HANES ADVENTURES #8, SIMPSONS COMICS #109, BART SIMPSON #25 and SPIKE: OLD TIMES.
01/06/2006 I feature YOUNG ROMANCE 40. I review INFINITE CRISIS #1, ACTION COMICS #832, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #196, FIRESTORM #18, GREEN ARROW #55, HAWKMAN #45, JLA #120, NIGHTWING #113 and VILLAINS UNITED #6. Then, Archie Comics news and COMICS IN THE COMICS features DILBERT, HEART OF THE CITY, MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE and GASOLINE ALLEY. Finally, some notable comics related mentions in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's year-end double issue.
01/01/2006 Happy New Year! CHRISTMAS IN COMICS features THE BORN LOSER, JUDGE PARKER and REX MORGAN, M.D. In addition, I have my Christmas notes, New Year notes and snapshots. Also, my guidelines for reviewing Web comics.

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