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By Michael Climek

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With the spotlight feature I’d like to showcase works that may have ‘fallen under the radar’ for many comics readers. Works that are particularly entertaining, and would be beloved, if people managed to pick them up.

Justice League Unlimited is the ‘all-ages’ book that ties into the Cartoon Network version of the show Justice League Unlimited. The comic continued to be published long after the show had ceased operations.

The comic is one of my favorite series ever, as it is done-in-one spotlights on characters, it is non continuity so a lot of dead characters are alive, and it really emphasizes the family aspect of the Justice League as a unit.

This particular issue, #28, is very note worthy. It is admittedly Christmas themed but that’s not what makes it interesting, nor should it be treated as some sort of deterrent. It’s a character study of Batman, notably the issue explores what Bruce Wayne was like as a child after his parents were killed. As clearly the path to becoming Batman did not start when he was an adult or in his late teens, it started the moment his parents died.

To the best of my knowledge this is not explored in other works (aside from a few brief scenes in Paul Dini’s Detective run right now), most other writers start to focus on the journeys of Bruce Wayne in his late teens and begins traveling the world and learning and honing the various techniques it takes to become Batman.

But in order to get to that point Bruce Wayne had to have a dramatically peculiar childhood devoid of fun, filled with work and study, and any lacking in any of the trappings of normal family life.

Well Justice League Unlimited #28 deals with this. It’s actually fairly heartbreaking and I even got all chocked up at one point. For anyone with even a passing interest in why Batman is Batman you need to read this book. Or heck, for anyone with even a passing interest in Christmas stories you need to read this book.

It’s going to be a bit hard to find, as it’s currently uncollected, so you’ll have to resort to Ebay or a site like Midtown Comics or Mile High. But you’ll be glad you did.

It’s a movie year after all with the Batman. Don’t you need to know more info about why Batman is Batman and what he had to do to get there? This book is indispensable. Check it out.

By Michael Climek

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So in a meager effort to make floppies less intimidating I thought I?d let you all know what I?m picking up this week. The list of what is shipping this week is taken here at Graham Cracker Comics.

Here is my list for comics shipping 07-10-08 (New Comics ship on Thursday this week due to the July 4th holiday)

MARVEL
Amazing Spider-Girl #22
Invincible Iron Man #3

DC
Action #867
Batman Confidential #19
Booster Gold #1000000
Detective Comics #846
Final Crisis Requiem #1
Green Arrow Black Canary #10
Huntress Year One #5
Jokers Asylum: Penguin
Justice Society of America #17
Trinity #6
Wonder Woman #22

INDEPENDENT
Wolfskin Annual #1

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By Michael Climek

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So in a meager effort to make floppies less intimidating I thought I’d let you all know what I’m picking up this week. The list of what is shipping this week is taken here at Graham Cracker Comics.

Here is my list for comics shipping 07-02-08 (New Comics ship on Wednesdays)

MARVEL
American Dream #5
Astonishing X-Men #25
Dark Tower Long Road Home #5 a

DC
All-New Atom #25
Batman #678
Batman Vs The Scarecrow One Shot
Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam #1 a
Blue Beetle #28
Jokers Asylum: The Joker
Legion Of Super-Heroes #43
Manhunter #32
Nightwing #146
Trinity #5

DC/VERTIGO
Hellblazer Presents Chas Knowledge #1

INDEPENDENT
Boys #20

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By Michael Climek

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Long time readers are aware that I try not to do comic reviews here at Foot2mouth as I believe in only mentioning positive things about comics I’ve read. If I don’t like a book I just try to forget about it. Super-Hero Comics is a small enough market that the market overall really does not benefit from any negativity. However, a few weeks ago I read a trade that so disturbed me that I feel I must address it in hopes of creating a cathartic response, and as a warning to others.

I’m telling you right now to steer very clear of The Spectre – Infinite Crisis Aftermath. I’ll get to why soon enough, but before I do we must cover some long winded basics about this current incarnations of The Spectre.

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By Michael Climek

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So in a meager effort to make floppies less intimidating I thought I’d let you all know what I’m picking up this week. The list of what is shipping this week is taken here at Graham Cracker Comics.

Here is my list for comics shipping 06-25-08 (New Comics ship on Wednesdays)

MARVEL
Avengers The Initiative #14
Captain America #39
Immortal Iron Fist #16
Thunderbolts #121
Wolverine First Class #4
X-Men First Class #13

DC
Batman Gotham After Midnight #2
DCU Special Reign In Hell 80 Page
Final Crisis #2 batman cvr
Green Lantern #32
Huntress Year One #4
Superman #677
Trinity #4

INDEPENDENT
No Hero #0

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By Michael Climek

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The company I work for, Gameloft, has recently released a version of The Oregon Trail for mobile phones.

http://www.gameloft.com/mobile-games/the-oregon-trail/

It’s been receiving excellent reviews, and having worked on the game, I can confirm that it kicks ass.

To check if the game is available on your phone text ‘WAGON’ to 82174. This does not purchase the game, so don’t freak, it just checks to see if it’s available, then you can choose to purchase it.

I know you all want to catch Dysentery from the comfort of your own mobile phone. So I suggest you download this immediately.

By Michael Climek

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The company I work for has yet another game on Wii-Ware and it just went live today. The game is Block Breaker Deluxe an excellent Arkanoid/Break-Out styled game with loads of additional content to make it fun and unique.

As I’m sure you all enjoyed TV Show King earlier I think you should check out Block Breaker as soon as you can. It’s only 8 dollars and to purchase it you don’t even have to leave the house, you just point the Wii-mote at the screen and using the handy Wii-Ware service.

You won’t see any familiar names in the credits on this one, but I was involved with this game, and I give it my seal of approval. The game is simple to understand, easy to play, and more entertaining than you may initially expect. Give it a try.

By Michael Climek

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So in a meager effort to make floppies less intimidating I thought I’d let you all know what I’m picking up this week. The list of what is shipping this week is taken here at Graham Cracker Comics.

Here is my list for comics shipping 06-18-08 (New Comics ship on Wednesdays)

MARVEL
American Dream #4
Incredible Hercules #118
Punisher #58
X-Factor #32

DC
Batman and the Outsiders #8
Birds of Prey #119
Brave and the Bold #14
Catwoman #80
DC Special Cyborg #2
Flash #241
Justice League of America #22
Teen Titans Year One #5
The Spirit #18
Trinity #3

DC/VERTIGO
Hellblazer #245

DC/WILDSTORM
Ex Machina #37

INDEPENDENT
Anna Mercury #2

KIDS
Marvel Adventures Avengers #25

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By Michael Climek

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Judging my Nintendo’s impressive sales numbers, and the always-sold-out status of the Wii, I’ll hazard a guess that most of you have a Wii. Furthermore if you’re reading this I’ll assume most of you have the internet. With this in mind you should download TV Show King immediately.

TV Show King is a casual trivia game that launched with the Wii-Ware service, Nintendo’s new program that allows new games to be downloaded directly onto the console. I was very psyched when one of my company’s games was included with the launch titles. Furthermore my team put a lot of work into this game, and I think the game is solid, so I want to promote it. It’s a great casual title for friends and family. And let’s face it; everyone likes trivia.

The game is only $10 and if you look around for the game credits you may see a few names you recognize. So pick it up, it’s worth it.

By Michael Climek

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So in a meager effort to make floppies less intimidating I thought I’d let you all know what I’m picking up this week. The list of what is shipping this week is taken here at Graham Cracker Comics.

Here is my list for comics shipping 06-11-08 (New Comics ship on Wednesdays)

MARVEL
Amazing Spider-Girl #21
Kick Ass #3
newuniversal shockfront #2
Punisher Max Little Black Book
Skaar Son of Hulk #1

DC
Action #866
Batman Confidential #18
Booster Gold #10
Gotham Underground #9
Green Arrow Black Canary #9
Green Lantern Corps #25
Huntress Year One #3
Salvation Run #7
Trinity #2
Wonder Woman #21

INDEPENDENT
Doktor Sleepless #7

KIDS
Tiny Titans #5

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