The Speech Bubble Year 4: Rebirth

So yeah…it’s been a while. Today marks the 4th Anniversary of the Speech Bubble. Celebrating 4 Years should be a joyous occasion but as anyone that will be reading this can attest, there hasn’t been a single post here over the last year. The truth is, I haven’t had any time and I’m sorry for that. Upon…

Three Years In The Books…

Today marks the 3rd Anniversary of the Speech Bubble. It is an anniversary that leaves me conflicted… First up, it has been quite a while since I’ve even posted here with the month of September not containing a single new posting. I’ve come to realize that time is most certainly not on my side and unfortunately the Speech…

The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Aquaman #43 Review)

There is something to be said for giving the people what they want. As storytellers, I think there’s a certain reflex against that logic. It feels too easy, or worse, too facile. True art has depth and breadth and layers and often that means concealing the full truth to be revealed when the time is just right. This is even more true in terms of serialized storytelling like episodic television or monthly comic books – providing all the answers up front or being too linear with the narrative leaves little to keep the audience coming back for more. The irony, of course, is that in concealing the truth or breaking up the narrative, one risks losing the audience completely, either through confusion or frustration.

The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Justice League #43 Review)

As a rule, I try to vary the comics that I make my Pick of the Week over at Modern Mythologies. This is partly for variety’s sake – knowing that I will be reviewing said comics here at The Speech Bubble – but usually it’s not much of a problem. Week to week and month to month, different comics overtake each other in terms of my anticipation of them for a number of reasons. But lately, thanks to “The Darkseid War” – the latest story arc from writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok – it is simply impossible for anything to overtake my excitement for each successive issue of Justice League.

The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art & The Top 15 Featured Links (08/13/15-08/19/15)

  Welcome to The Comic-Verse, a feature that is all about sharing and promoting content. Not only will you find links to the very best comic-related posting each week from my fellow WordPress bloggers but you’ll also be treated to art from one talented individual. It is all about spreading the word while also honoring those people who tirelessly work away on blogs of…

The Cosplay Runway 08/15/15

It is time once again for The Cosplay Runway. Each and every week I highlight five fantastic cosplay images, oftentimes showcasing both men and women. For the uninitiated, cosplay is “a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea.” All the cosplay featured here will be centralized…