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The Editor's Notes: Movies Probably Not Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

The Editor’s Notes: Movies Probably Not Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

The Editor’s Notes is an opinion column allowing our writers to express their honest feelings about comic books, the comic book industry, and all that it inspires. The views expressed within belong solely to their author. Marvel Studios’ man in charge, Kevin Feige recently made comments implying that movies based...
The Kabooooom! Pull List, 8.27.14 Edition

The Kabooooom! Pull List, 8.27.14 Edition

Here at Kaboooooom we live and breathe comic books, but if you’re new to the game or just don’t frequent the local comic shop it can be hard to know where to start. For that, we’re here to help. Every week we’ll share with you our recommendations for what you...
Kabooooom! Lists: 10 Best Marvel NOW! Comics

Kabooooom! Lists: 10 Best Marvel NOW! Comics

In October 2012, Marvel Comics relaunched several of their ongoing titles under the banner of Marvel NOW!  They also began introducing new titles into the mix.  Today, Marvel NOW! is in its second wave, and with so much flux, how do we know what’s good and what’s bad?  Here’s a...
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NEXT GEN: Heroine Addict [Part 1]

NEXT GEN: Heroine Addict [Part 1]

This article by fellow Kabooooomer Sarah Moran does a nice job of highlighting a troubling trend in the industry.  I think part of the issue is that darker characters, or characters with troubled pasts, are generally easier to write for and relate to.  It’s the classic Superman paradox, where a hero with no weakness or...
Comic Review: POP #1

Comic Review: POP #1

Purists of various musical genres scorn all corporate-created music as products crafted by committee for consumption by the mindless masses. But suppose that were the literal truth? Consider for a moment the idea that this year’s hottest singing sensations and most beautiful starlets were literal products, genetically engineered in a lab and bred to the...
Comic Review: WOLVERINE #12

Comic Review: WOLVERINE #12

Wolverine has faced a lot of challenges during Paul Cornell’s run on the title. He’s lost his healing factor, been humiliated both physically and emotionally, and has faced his fear of death.  In Wolverine #12, Wolverine’s journey comes full circle in a surprisingly well done final issue. It has been awkward to watch one of Marvel’s...
TV Review: DOCTOR WHO S08E01 "Deep Breath"

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO S08E01 “Deep Breath”

As the days drew closer to the airing of Doctor Who‘s series 8 premiere, “Deep Breath” and more promotional material was released, I began to worry. Not because it looked bad, but because it looked good. The trailers, the teasers, the week long video countdown – all of it! It was scary because I started...
Comic Review: MULTIVERSITY #1; Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Comic Books

Comic Review: MULTIVERSITY #1; Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Comic Books

Admittedly, attempting to write a review of a book as absurd and surreal as Multiversity #1 is daunting. But in all honestly, it’d be a disservice to not at least try putting down some words about Grant Morrison’s most recent event series. And not just because Kabooooom! is a site focusing on comic book reviews...
The Editor's Notes: The Deeper Meaning of Comic Books

The Editor’s Notes: The Deeper Meaning of Comic Books

The Editor’s Notes is an opinion column allowing our writers to express their honest feelings about comic books, the comic book industry, and all that it inspires. The views expressed within belong solely to their author. To some people, comic books are childish remnants of a time where responsibility was an unknown and nap time...
The Kabooooom! Pull List, 8.20.14 Edition

The Kabooooom! Pull List, 8.20.14 Edition

Here at Kaboooooom we live and breathe comic books, but if you’re new to the game or just don’t frequent the local comic shop it can be hard to know where to start. For that, we’re here to help. Every week we’ll share with you our recommendations for what you should checking out and what...
Comic Review: THE FADE OUT #1

Comic Review: THE FADE OUT #1

Hollywood.  1948.  Where the only stars are on the silver screens and the gutters are filled with broken dreams.  It is here that we fade in on Charlie Parish, as he fights unconsciousness and finally wins. Charlie is a troubled man.  A full-time screenwriter and part-time drunkard, he hasn’t quite recovered from the war.  Throw...
The Best Cosplay of AnimeFest 2014

The Best Cosplay of AnimeFest 2014

AnimeFest is an annually-run festival held in Dallas, Texas.  It is also the name of the non-profit educational group which has organized the festival every year since 1992.  The intent of AnimeFest is to educate the public about animation, art, and other forms of traditional and popular culture and art. Our own Matt Morrison was...
Comic Review: HEXED #1

Comic Review: HEXED #1

Hexed is terrific. The writing is tight, thrilling, and focused; and the art and coloring are tremendous. The series follows the original Hexed title released in 2008, but you don’t need to have read it to have a great time. However, there may be some disorientation for new readers. Nelson and his team throw the...
Comic Review: SENSATION COMICS #1

Comic Review: SENSATION COMICS #1

The greatest advantage the forces of law and order possess has always been their ability to unite for a common cause.  Criminals, by contrast, can rarely agree upon much of anything or put aside their personal differences in favor of mutual goals.  At least, not long enough for any alliance to accomplish any lasting damage....
The Kabooooom! Pull List, 8.13.14 Edition

The Kabooooom! Pull List, 8.13.14 Edition

Here at Kaboooooom we live and breathe comic books, but if you’re new to the game or just don’t frequent the local comic shop it can be hard to know where to start. For that, we’re here to help. Every week we’ll share with you our recommendations for what you should checking out and what...