As 2019 comes to an end we thought a fun way to celebrate an amazing year in comics would be to share with you our favorite reads of the year.  We got together and each of us chose one book for 3 categories, our favorite ongoing series, our favorite story arc or mini-series, and our favorite single issue of the year. This isn’t the traditional “best of comics list” which you’ll find in abundance with a quick Google search. This is more of way for you to get to know us better and what we really enjoyed reading this year. We think of it more as a fun way to

In the wake of Thursdays general election in the UK, and the results on Friday, I can’t help but feel Hellblazer is the comic that we NEED right now, both here in the UK and the world in general. I’ll try to share my reasons for this without diving too much into the politics. There's a number of reasons for that, although first and foremost this is as a comic book website which isn't exactly the venue for deep political analysis. Also nobody wants to hear me ramble on about politics, people come here for comic book reviews. At its most basic a comic book is just another

The Magic of Eightball On the Mount Rushmore of alternative comic book creators, along with Art Spiegelman and both Hernandez Brothers, is Daniel Clowes. Where’s Chris Ware, you may be asking. He’s on my imaginary landmark too, along with many others. The alt comix Mount Rushmore would have way more than 4 faces because they’re never ones to play by the rules. Cartoonist Daniel Clowes’ first comic series for the seminal independent comic publisher, Fantagraphics, was a 50’s jazz & film noir influenced detective comic called Lloyd Llewellyn. In 1986, it ran

Fa la la la la la ‘tis the season for gift giving and we’re here to help! December and the holiday season is upon us. Many of you are frantically trying to figure out what to get the comic book enthusiasts in your life. Since the culture has exploded in the last decade the choices are pretty much endless. The number one rule when buying for a collector is always include a gift receipt. With that being said here are some fun ideas to inspire you while you brave the shopping crowds! Enjoy! So with all that in mind we've gathered four of the CTG writers together to share their

      Legends of the Dork Knight Issue #2 November, 2019   Hey there fellow Bat-fans.it has truly been an honor for me to be here on Comics the Gathering and having the opportunity to not only do reviews and columns, but to be able to reach out and interact with Bat-fans around the world. I have had so much fun this last month and I really appreciate everyone who checked out my first Column last month. As time goes on and the audience increases, this thing is going to continue to grow and grow and my main priority is

     I’ve been really enjoying Nick Spencer’s run on Amazing Spider-Man. It’s funny, it’s smart, it’s got intrigue and promising plot threads. It’s been righting so many wrongs and will hopefully keep that up. One thing that’s continually annoyed me about it, however, is the recap page. Or rather, its redundancy. Is it even necessary at this point?      Maybe it’s gotten better recently, but the problem is still there. A recap page summarizes everything we need to know about the story thus far. This is most

I Batman Omnibus Vol 1 by Scott Snyder & Greg Cappulo Release date - 11/5/19 If you are a fan of Scott Snyder's run of Batman in the new 52, This hardcover Omnibus is a must have! It will be released November 5th, but pre-orders are live now at all your favorite retailers. ​​​​​​Scott Snyder and Gregg Capullo's Batman stories - from Court of Owls to Zero Year - are presented together in this hard cover omnibus collection. Batman discovers a vast conspiracy with roots deep in the past of Gotham city. From the Court of Owls to the Joker, this collection covers a range of foes

Legends of the Dork Knight #1 A Blog for all things Batman – October As the new Batman review writer here at CTG, I want to use this first Bat-blog to introduce myself to everyone. When I read reviews, or news stories, or blogs, I like to know more about the writer and their background because I want to know just how serious they are about whatever it is I am reading about. Now a days, it’s easy for anyone to read a digital book and write a review on it and not have any passion or true interest in it and that really makes me feel a disconnect from the writer. I want to know

The Beginning is Nigh Fourteen minutes into the pilot episode of HBO’S Watchmen, although I was enjoying myself, I thought, "People are going to be mad about this," which can be said about anything produced in the age of the internet. However, to say anyone would be completely unjust in disliking this show wouldn’t be correct. As a television show, it has everything you can want; there’s great writing, great performances, it’s shot great, a great score, etc. It’s a deserving addition to the catalog of amazing HBO dramas. The luckiest viewers and

As one Batman team exits, a new one enters. By Wes Greer Batman Reviewer As we near the end of the year 2019, we also near the end of Tom King’s run on the current Batman series at DC. King will be stepping down from Batman after issue #85 that will be released this December and conclude the current ‘City of Bane’ storyline. King has had his ups and downs on his time with Batman, but lately a lot of fans have really felt like he hasn’t put forth the effort the Dark Knight deserves, and his departure is welcomed by many. Batman will have a new creative team stepping up

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