Friday, December 31, 2010

CAA: My Top 5 New Comics of 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

CAA: Thor vs. Racism

First time I've gotten angry doing a piece for this show. Let's hope it's the last.

You can read the Comics Alliance article on this story here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Comics Are Awesome: Starman

Sorry for the delay on this one folks. Hopefully next one will be out sooner.

Please let me know what you think!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Comics Culture

We here at Comics Are Awesome (all one of me) can only produce so much brillant content only so fast. That is to say, I'm terribly lazy.

So today, oh faithful readers, I shall start a new written segment I am calling "Comics Culture" because, if you haven't guessed yet, titles are really hard for me. Also because "Comics Are Awesome" isn't just purely about comic books, but all aspects and permutations like films, video games, shirts and even the very culture of comic fans.

So today I want to celebrate one of the men responsible for me starting this website: Lewis Lovhaug, aka Linkara. Linkara is one of the producers for That Guy With the Glasses , as well as his own blog, Atop the Fourth Wall. And I would almost certainly not be producing my own videos if not for him.

Linkara in many ways is the ying to my yang. The Coke to my Pepsi. The DC to my Marvel. The Superman to my Lex. The clever bòn mót to my overdone, too-long analogy... Err moving along.

Atop the Fourth Wall is, like my own CAA, a video review series for comics. But where I come to celebrate the comics that deserve the praise, Linkara instead takes up arms against those comics that deserve the pain. Linkara seeks out the worst comics has to offer and roasts them until you can make S'Mores by holding up a your marshmallow up your computer screen.

Whether you're new to comics or an established (read: "old") fanboy like myself AT4W is funny and smart, but despite the lambasting, you can also tell Lewis' passion for the hobby come through. This isn't someone who mocks comics because he hates them, but because he loves them.

So go, while you all wait patiently for the third CAA review, and check out some of his stuff. Just please come back when you see how much better he is at this than I am.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A CAA Editorial- Comic Collecting in the Digital Age

So that's my opinion, but what's yours? Feel free to leave a comment.

Also on a more technical note, I've gotten a new microphone for narration (sadly not compatiable for when I shoot video which still causes some irritating background noise) and I've tried encoding the video slightly differently. Did you notice any improvements? Please let me know!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Currently writing the script for CAA #3, but work has been crazy so it's going a bit slower then I'd prefer.

However I did notice that this week Dark Horse is selling a reprint copy of Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 for $1.00. So if you don't want to trust my review and spend $18 blind on a the first series, go to your local comic shop and try the first issue. In a day where a single new comic issue can easily go for three times that much, it's a steal and will give you a taste for the book. Remember, comics are awesome and we're going to get the word out!

Monday, September 6, 2010

CAA #2 - Umbrella Academy

I think with two videoes that officially makes it a series right?

Once again, if you have a comments, thoughts, complaints or whatever, it's all appreciated, so please send me feedback!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

CAA Video Log #1 - Apologies for the hair.

This is fairly long and I get a bit tired and rambly towards the end, but I give my thoughts on "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" and "Batman: Under the Red Hood" as well thanks for all the compliments, criticisms and most of all thanks for watching!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ah ha! I'm learning!

Oh and in case one is curious you can find Nick Lowe's rather catchy Runaways Theme here!

Episode 1: The Runaways

Episode 1 is up!

You can find it at: (I haven't figured out how to post it on here without it bleeding into the sidebar on the right.)

Feel free to comment, here, or at TGWTG with any suggestions, pointers, criticisms or (if you're nuts) praise.

Thanks folks!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Welcome aboard

Hello and welcome to my new blog, Comics Are Awesome. I hope for this to be a place for me to get my feelings out on comics. As you can tell by the title, I love comics and hope to make more people aware of all that's great in comics. Hopefully the first episode of the vlog will be posted soon. Though odds are no one will be reading this until I've already posted it as I doubt I will be doing much pimping of this place until I have, ya know, something promote. So why am I doing this again?