Still on the Shelf #87 – Runaways

For a column that tends to focus on smaller titles in need of a little marketing boost, I do tend to get back to Marvel books an awful lot, I know. I do rant my fair share about what I often feel to be Marvel’s insane practice of printing 50 or so (only a SLIGHT...

Still on the Shelf #86 – Ultra

Once upon a time, if you were going to make a super-hero comic, you had a pretty simple formula to use. You had your good guy, who went after the bad guys. The focus of the story was the action itself, and all that personal, real-life stuff was shoved in the...

Still on the Shelf #85 – Defex

When I first read about Aftermath in Previews, it raised my eyebrows. Devil’s Due – perhaps in an attempt to reinvent themselves, or in an effort to expand their readership, launched this new line of superhero comics. The premise was pretty simple, if not a little...

Still on the Shelf #84 – Slingers

Before I get started this week, I would like to let you all know that this is going to be the last “official” version of Still on the Shelf to appear on Comixtreme. It has been a fantastic couple of years there, and I wouldn’t give them back for anything, but the time...

Still on the Shelf #83 – NBM

Recently, you might have noticed a few mentions by me of some of NBM’s comics and other graphic literature. NBM has a pretty diverse line-up, but one of the things that struck me about them as a publisher is that they tend to do a lot of things that would qualify as...

Still on the Shelf #82 – Demo

by special guest Brandon Schatz Okay, kids, the first step, is to breathe into a paper bag. It’ll stop you from hyperventilating now that you’ve realized that Craig “Hero to the Indy Comics” Reade is not on his column duty again this week, and...