Bobby Shortle is founder and Editor in Chief of Talking Comics as well as the host of the weekly Talking Comics Podcast. When he's not writing about comics he's making short films which can be found at http://vimeo.com/bobbyshortle and talking about pop culture over on Twitter @bobbyshortle.
Blue Beetle #1
Issue Title: Metamorphosis
Written by Tony Bedard
Pencilled by Ig Guara
Inked by Ruy Jose
I know nothing of the Blue Beetle. I donʼt know his origin, his skill set or his history. I picked... Read More...
Bionic Man #1-2
Written by Kevin Smith and Phil Hester
Art by Jonathan Lau
Cover by Alex Ross
Review by Bobby Shortle
I'm a gigantic fan of Kevin Smith. Movies such as Mallrats, Dogma, and Chasing Amy were... Read More...
More THX 1138 than Boy of Steel; Superboy #1 is an engaging science fiction morality tale dressed in a super hero skin. The opening panels skirt the line between pulpy and haunting as newly developed Superboy... Read More...
Demon Knights #1
Issue Title: Seven Against the Dark
Written by Paul Cornell
Pencils by Diogenes Neves
Inks by Oclair Albert
Demon Knights #1 is crack for a fantasy lover. Camelot has fallen and Merlin,... Read More...
Red Lanterns #1
Issue Title: With Blood and Rage
Written by Peter Milligan
Pencils by Ed Benes
Inks by Ed Benes
Red Lanterns #1 is an oppressively dark, unyieldingly bleak, and unapol... Read More...
Animal Man #1
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Travel Foreman and Dan Green
Animal Man #1 is a perfect example of what most excites me about this DC New 52 relaunch. It gives me the opportunity to drink i... Read More...
Action Comics #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Pencils by Rags Morales
Inks by Rick Bryant
If Justice League is DCʼs version of a big budget tent pole comic book then Action Comics is...well...the other... Read More...
Title: Office Management Amidst Chaos
Written by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen
Pencils by Keith Giffen
Inks by Scott Koblish
The success of O.M.A.C. #1 could be a litmus test of a whole... Read More...
Justice League #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
Justice League is one of those rare cases in entertainment where a companyʼs biggest property is being helmed by its industryʼs most... Read More...