Zac Owens

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A world traveler and all-round nerdy guy, Zac is a DC fan and aspiring comic book writer. When he's not writing for Monkeys Fighting Robots he's carefully fitting more books onto his already-dangerously-overstuffed bookshelf. He lives in Halifax, NS for the moment, that is until his Green Lantern ring comes in...

Review: FRANKENSTEIN UNDONE #2 Moves Faster Than It Should

Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, with art by Ben Stenbeck, colors by Brennan Wagner, and letters by Clem Robins, Dark Horse's Frankenstein...

REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD #5 Bounces Back with a Vengeance!

Suicide Squad #4 was the first in this series to not get a perfect score in my reviews. After three brilliant issues, the writing...

REVIEW: DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 Keeps Stakes High to the End

Written by Tom Taylor, with art by Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott and Neil Edwards, colors by Rex Lokus, and letters by Saida Temofonte, DCEASED Unkillables...

REVIEW: LOIS LANE #10 Gets Big and Multiversal, But Stays Grounded

Lois Lane #10, written by Greg Rucka, with art by Mike Perkins, colors by Andy Troy, and lettering by Simon Bowland, makes some massive...

FAMILY TREE VOL. 1 Is Quietly Horrific and Deeply Rooted in Family

Written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur and Ryan Cody, and lettering by Steve Wands, Image Comics' Family Tree: The Sapling...

REVIEW: HAWKMAN #23 Reminds Us Of What We Can Control

Written by Robert Venditti, with art by Marcio Takara, Fernando Pasarin and Oclair Albert, colors by Jeromy Cox and lettering by Rob Leigh, DC...

JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE is Really About Superheroes and Their Costumes

Comics have historically presented a complex relationship between superheroes and their costumes. The Amazing Spider-Man #50 famously sees Peter Park dump his costume in...

REVIEW: FRIDAY #1 Patches Together A New And Brilliant Genre

Friday #1, out now from Panel Syndicate by writer Ed Brubaker, artist Marcos Martin, and colorist Muntsa Vicente, is the kind of fresh storytelling...

OPED: Why GOTHAM CENTRAL Wants Us To Hate Batman

Gotham Central takes every superhero comic and places them under a microscope. It takes the Deus ex machina of decades gone by and asks,...

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL: Bravely Going Where We’ve Been Before

There is so much to love about the Justice League International series from 1987. Writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis keep us readers on our toes...

OPED: FABLES or the 150 Issue How-To on Killing Your Darlings

Thirteen years is a lot of years. One hundred and fifty issues is a lot of issues. Yet somehow, writer Bill Willingham and artist...

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #1 is a Careful Continuation

Written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, with art by Ty Templeton, colors by Monica Kubina and letters by Joshua Reed, Batman: The Adventures...