That dude could've punched me in the face and called me the meanest names he could think of, and Sexcastle would still be one of my favorite comics of all time. It might seem goofy for Superman to carve his final message to Earth on the face of the moon—and it is—but there's a mythological quality that makes it work. 141: “Noir Caeser & Hanakotoba w/Jax Cottrell”, Manga Mavericks EP. Chris Sims Type: None Given name ... All portions of the Grand Comics Database™, except where noted otherwise, are copyrighted by the GCD and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0). Favorite Jackie Chan movie? I wrote about this one pretty extensively here, famously inspired the opening sequence of. Chris Sims has 139 books on Goodreads with 18008 ratings. It's a great idea, complemented by the way Davis switches from Batman's usual determined scowl to a cocky grin from one panel to the next as the chemical takes hold, leading to the Scarecrow getting one of the most beautifully rendered punches in Batman history. Chris Sims is still a man about comics. Comic-book. It skews away from the darkness of Year One rather than trying to recreate it, and the result is a colorful, action-packed superhero story with Batman fighting against bone monsters and the Riddler's plan to jumpstart the apocalypse. The further we get away from both of them, though, the more I prefer the latest take on Batman's origin—Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia's Zero Year. Hi, I’m Chris Sims: Writer, Podcaster, and World’s Foremost Batmanologist A portrait of the author as Archie Andrews, photo by Aidan Sullivan I’ve been writing on the Internet for over a decade, and for most of my twenties, I wrote the ISB as a daily comic book and … Like All Star, the premise involves Superman finding out he's dying, and trying to do what he can to leave the world a better place before he's no longer around to save it. Favorite song? To make things just a little more terrifying, he gets away at the end. You can find Play Comics  @playcomicscast  on Twitter and in the  Play Comics Podcast Fan Group  on Facebook. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The twist is that Dr. Bedlam has mind-controlled the building's innocent occupants into a murderous mob hell-bent on killing Scott Free. It's brilliant, and if you've never read it and want a bite-size sample of how good Uncle Scrooge can be, it's well worth seeking out. CIVIL WAR II #6 (OF 7) BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) DAVID MARQUEZ (A) Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover…, Story: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers Art: Alti Firmansyah Cover: David Nakayama Publisher: Marvel Publication Date: June 1st, 2016 Price: $3.99   The X-Men face…, Story: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers Art: Alti Firmansyah Cover: David Nakayama Publisher: Marvel Publication Date: May 4th, 2016 Price: $3.99   If you only…, COLLECTION Solicits Can Be Found Here! KINGPIN #1 MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) BEN TORRES (A) Cover by JEFF DEKAL Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ Connecting Variant…, Story: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers Art: Alti Firmansyah Cover: David Nakayama Publisher: Marvel Publication Date: November 23rd, 2016 Price: $3.99   Apocalypse is back…, COLLECTION Solicits Can Be Found Here! Filtrar listado Todo del autor En mi colección. That's the issue that's all full-page splashes, where Thor fights the Midgard Serpent and hits him so hard that he breaks every bone in his own body. Únete a Facebook para estar en contacto con Chris Sims y otras personas que tal vez conozcas. Set. Some say he’s a definite problem now. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. In 1992, 16 years before Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight, this was a Joker who tied Jim Gordon to a chair and beat him with a baseball bat while forcing Gotham (and Batman) to watch, all in the name of pure, random chaos. Chris Sims is a game designer and associate editor working at Wizards of the Coast, Inc.. is the source for Marvel comics, digital comics, comic strips, and more featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men and all your favorite superheroes. Chris Sims has made his name mostly on the strength of his blogging, both on his own at the Invincible Super Blog, and as one of the principal writers at Comics Alliance. Rob Liefeld, Chris Sims y Chad Bowers Panini Cómics Ref. Perfil de Chris Sims . The big trick of MTMTE, and its follow-up series Lost Light, is that it's about giant transforming robots that are written as people, with all the relatable neuroses and flaws people have. Christopher Albert "Chris" Sims (born October 21, 1942) is an American econometrician and macroeconomist. If you clicked on the link to my favorite song above, then you already know how I feel about Christmas. There are so many great ones, so many incredible long runs and mind-blowing single issues, that it's hard to figure out how to narrow it down—and even if I do, there's a good chance that tomorrow, I'll be reminded of how great the Bob Haney/Ramona Fradon issues of Metamorpho were, and have to decide if those should be on the list instead. He lives in North Carolina and his favorite color is blue. It's one of the stories where Mister Miracle is trying to win his freedom from the sinister machinations of Apokolips by defeating the traps set by Darkseid's lieutenants, with what seems like a simple challenge. It's Starks' tribute to '80s action movies like Road House and Commando, with Shane Sexcastle as a former assassin who just wants to work in a flower shop and winds up in a fight scene that lasts for about 120 pages. From there, Chris worked his way up into RPG R&D as an editor, and finally became a story designer. 10 appearances; X-Men ... Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. Cart. This year, Chad and I are tearing it up across both coasts in our triumphant victory lap, Twice In A Lifetime 2014! The best, though, is the adaptation of A Link to the Past that ran from January to December of 1992. That's difficult. 10 SC, FAMILY TREE TRAILER DROPS FOR NEW HORROR SERIES BY JEFF LEMIRE & PHIL HESTER, YOU SHOULD BE READING: SEPTEMBER 25, 2019, SAGA: COMPENDIUM ONE SURPRISE DROPS IN STORES TOMORROW, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 GETS A SPECIAL DIGITAL COMIC RELEASE IN CELEBRATION OF MAY THE FOURTH, Manga Mavericks On TV #01: “Central Park”, Doctor Who 11.01 “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”, Manga Mavericks @ Movies #41: “Tokyo Godfathers”, Manga Mavericks @ Movies: “Captain Marvel” (Patreon Peek), Manga Mavericks @ Movies #39: “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”, MARVEL Single Solicitations for February 2017, MARVEL Single Solicitations for December 2016, MARVEL Single Solicitations for NOVEMBER 2016, MARVEL Single Solicitations for September 2016, MARVEL Single Solicitations for JULY 2016, Manga Mavericks EP. Join Facebook to connect with Chris Sims and others you may know. It's brilliant and hilarious, and also involves gunchuks, which are nunchuks that are also guns. Apr 8, 2016 - Story: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers Art: Alti Firmansyah Covers: David Nakayama & Joyce Chin Publisher: Marvel Publication Date: April 13th, 2016 Price: … Ver serie completa. 139: “Our Dreams at Dusk”. Bright's "Seeds of Empire" in #100 is my favorite. It all leads to a great story about Joes trapped behind enemy lines that's genuinely thrilling, smart, and surprisingly relevant, and allows the Commander to be sinister and hilarious. If that wasn't enough to get it a spot on this list, "you brought a you to a me fight" would be. Ver perfiles de personas llamadas Chris Sims. View the profiles of people named Chris Sims. IVX #1 (of 6) CHARLES SOULE & JEFF LEMIRE (W) LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A/C) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER…, COLLECTION Solicits Can Be Found Here! The basic idea is that Magica DeSpell, in an effort to finally steal Scrooge's Number One Dime, zaps Scrooge and Donald Duck with a curse that alters their personal gravity, sending them falling sideways. Some say he’s a precious angel who learnt his lesson. I wrote about this one pretty extensively here, but the short version is that Naoki Urasawa's adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's best-loved Astro Boy story is the greatest grim-and-gritty reboot of all time. I will never understand why Ann Nocenti's run as the writer of Daredevil isn't as well-known or beloved as Frank Miller's. X-Men '92 co-writer Chris Sims discusses Marvel's hit series and the fine balance between parody and homage. The goofy idea this time: an Elder of the Universe named the Champion comes to Earth to test his mettle against the world's strongest super-heroes in a series of boxing matches, forcing them to fight with his nigh-infinite power. The art's beautiful, especially the way Hellboy himself is colored as a flat, bright red against the story's dark backgrounds, and it also underlines how adaptable he is as a character. There's even a text piece in the first issue where Kirby talks about the inevitability of the Internet in 1974. I can even tell you my single favorite joke on The Simpsons without hesitation, but comics? May 27, 2016 - Story: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers Art: Alti Firmansyah Cover: David Nakayama Publisher: Marvel Publication Date: June 1st, 2016 Price: $3.99 The X-Men face… In other words, it's got everything a great comic needs. Walt Simonson's run on Thor defined the character in a way few creators have ever managed approach. Taken as a whole, it's arguably the best and most consistent collection of superhero comics ever, and it has some of the best moments in Marvel history. Jack Kirby's one of those creators who makes it almost impossible to figure out a single book that encapsulates his best work (there are about a dozen strong contenders from Fantastic Four alone), but my personal favorite has to be OMAC. The thing is, it's also undeniably Santa Claus. They were right. The story doesn't just follow Jack Staff. Comic Book Reviews, Reviews Come what may, the Evil Dead movie series will always be remembered as a landmark of both horror and independent film making. I was never a Transformers fan growing up, but so many people told me that More Than Meets the Eye, by James Roberts, Nick Roche, Alex Milne, Brendan Cahill, and others, was the best comic going that I finally broke down and read it a couple years ago. It was about, as Snyder said in interviews while it was coming out, the fear that you could wake up on a sunny Tuesday morning and find out that the world was crumbling around you. For real, though? The bigger trick, though, is that for all that its characters are relatable and human, they're in the kind of stories that you can only tell with giant transforming robots who have lifespans in the millions of years and warp drives that create alternate universes based on quantum probability. Sort & Filter . It finally comes down to Ben Grimm, and while he's no match for the Champion's strength, he just doesn't stay down. Chris Sims’s most popular book is Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University. It was about Batman standing, more than anything else, as a force against nihilism. Together with Thomas Sargent, he won the Nobel … Each week, comic book writer Chris Sims answers the burning questions you have about the world of comics and pop culture: what's up with that? Not favorite comics, you understand. AUGUST 2020; JULY 2020; MAY / JUNE 2020; APRIL 2020; MARCH 2020; FEBRUARY 2020; JANUARY 2020; More information My Account; My Wishlist Search. Posted on March 23, 2014 by Chris Sims Con Season is once again upon us, friends, and that means that it’s time for the Action Age Comics World Tour! The difference is that in this one, they present the Joker as genuinely terrifying in a way that even the show never got to. He takes out everyone from Thor—whose use of a hammer constitutes a DQ—to the Hulk, whose savage mind makes him ill-suited for the sweet science. Mora's art is great for a story of Santa Claus as a fantasy hero, and as for the story, well, it's undeniably Morrison, full of stuff like toy-making elves that are actually aliens from a psychotropic higher dimension. It's Kirby's take on dystopian sci-fi, and for all its wild, explosive storytelling of the One Man Army Corps crashing through walls and battling a hundred thousand foes—literally the plot of #3—the thing that really makes it stand out is how prescient it was. In terms of pure bang for your buck, Jack Staff's the best thing that's ever been on a comic shop shelf. If Ben Grimm was the prototype of the hard-luck hero, Peter Parker was the refined version, and this story has all the never-say-die emotion of that MTIO Annual ramped up to the millionth degree. Each week, comic book writer Chris Sims answers the burning questions you have about the world of comics and pop culture: what's up with that? Fair warning: this one might actually be the most biased pick on the list, as Kyle Starks is a friend of mine. Original Comic Book Art; Advance Listings by Month Available For Pre-Order. Mike Mignola's Hellboy is pretty great in general, but "The Corpse" is basically a perfect comic. Originally told in two-page installments, it's based on bits of English and Irish folklore, and finds Hellboy traveling to three graveyards to bury a surprisingly snarky corpse before dawn in order to rescue a child who's been kidnapped by the Sidhe. The page layouts are incredible, especially in the black-and-white issues where Grist uses negative space to create full environments, and the stories are always incredibly clever takes on the tricks of the superhero genre—I'm awfully fond of the one based on the premise of an entire city becoming the Hulk—but the best thing is how effortlessly he juggles multiple storylines, blending them together and separating them out. We don't have satellites capable of performing "Electro-Hormone Surgery" from orbit just yet, but the villains of OMAC were the ones creating artificial "friends" that could be rigged to explode, or the super-rich who lived outside the law. 140: “MASSIVE & Gay Manga w/Anne Ishii”, Manga Mavericks EP. Kelley Puckett and Ty Templeton start with a premise that's been done a dozen times, including on B:TAS itself: the Joker hijacking a TV station to terrorize Gotham via the airwaves. Fight! Let's look at a timeline – what hasn't been lost or deleted at least. X-Men ’92 #2 really takes this series to a fun, weird place and if you go along for the ride it will be worth it. Since the matter of Sims versus D’Orazio became public knowledge on the modern, social-media oriented internet, there’s been a nigh-constant mosh pit devoted to the weighing of Sims’ soul. It's so iconic that I've described it before as "the one where Spider-Man does the thing"—lifting that wreckage because he needed to do it has become his defining trait. You can keep your Killing Joke, this is my pick for the best Joker story of all time. Chris or Christopher Sims may refer to: . It's not exactly flawless, but there's a strong argument to be made for Chris Onstad's Achewood as the single best comic of the 21st century. Chris Sims: “Buy This Book: Gunsuits” (Comics Alliance). But, you know, ask me again tomorrow and you might get a different answer. Great Outdoor Fight is the strip's best story in a walk. IVX #0 CHARLES SOULE (W) KENNETH ROCAFORT (A/C) Variant Cover by ALAN DAVIS Variant Cover by RON LIM…, Story: Chris Sims & Chad Bowers Art: Cory Hamscher Cover: David Nakayama Publisher: Marvel Publication Date: July 27th, 2016 Price: $3.99   An X-TRA special…, COLLECTION Solicits Can Be Found Here! COLLECTION Solicits Can Be Found Here! And now, we've reached the Batman portion of the list. At the end of the day, Batman Adventures was every bit as good as its animated counterpart, and stories like this are why. This one's probably going to stay at the top, though. Mister Miracle #3 manages to do both at the same time. Economics and econometrics research papers and teaching materials by Christopher A. Sims Meagan Damore Nov 11, 2015 "Mockingbird" Ongoing Series … My favorite, though, is Don Rosa's "A Matter of Some Gravity." Finally, we have my pick for what is objectively the single best comic book ever printed: "The Final Chapter" from Amazing Spider-Man #33. He's also written the award-winning Down. Just go with it. Also, they're all cats. Guardianes de la Galaxia v2 2. There's a whole universe in there with a ton of characters, including my personal favorite, Becky Burdock: Vampire Reporter. ... That proved right, as that issues' writers Chad Bowers and Chris Sims reunited on this miniseries tying-in to … Chris Sims. As tempting as it is to go with the famous "Silent Interlude" (#21) or the over-the-top action of the Snake Eyes Trilogy (#94-96), Hama and M.D. The result is an epic fantasy that takes a loose approach to the events of the game, introducing new characters and an adventure across a sprawling version of Hyrule to make Link's battle with Gannon seem even bigger than ever. That makes sense, too, since Nintendo got the legendary Shotaro Ishinomori—the guy who created Kamen Rider and the Power Rangers franchise, among other things—to tell the story. If you'd like to ask Chris a question, please send it to @theisb on Twitter with the hashtag #WhatsUpChris, or email it to with the subject line "That's What's Up. There's a lot of different qualifiers, but there's one answer I almost always give when I'm asked for my favorite comic: Paul Grist's Jack Staff. All he has to do is enter a skyscraper at the 50th floor and leave through the front door on the street. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); © 2013-2020. Showing 10 of 22 Results. For all that I love the cosmic mythology of Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga, I have to admit that some of my favorite parts are the ones that don't deal with the nature of good and evil and how that struggle exists within all of us. Christopher Albert "Chris" Sims (21 de octubre de 1942) es un econometrista y macroeconomista estadounidense.. Actualmente ejerce de Profesor de Economía y Finanzas en la Universidad de Princeton. He is currently the John J.F. JUMP ON BOARD THE GALAXY’S GREATEST COMIC WITH 2000 AD PROG 2150! Chris Sims Real Name Chris Sims Employers Marvel; Oni Press; Dynamite Entertainment; monkeybrain Comics; Action Age Comics; Image; UDON; Boom! Chris Sims | Marvel Chris Sims: Comics Comic-book. Sims has launched a couple of memes in his time, but he’s also launched a few webcomics, notably Awesome Hospital (with Chad Bowers, […] Kentaro Takemura and Charlie Nozawa's Super Mario Adventures is terrific, and Benimaru Itoh's StarFox is like Moebius meets Nintendo in the best way. 1 History 2 Powers and Abilities 2.1 Powers 3 Links and References 3.1 Discover and Discuss 3.2 Footnotes "Casanova" Chris Sims was one of the criminals who was captured by Spider-Man and then released by corrupt cop Jimmy Rellman. design a space marine with the warhammer 40,000: marneus calgar #1 color your own cover! Like most Achewood, it's built on a weird idea: an annual no-holds barred battle royale between 3,000 men dating back to the 1920s. Preview: Something is Killing the Children #5, Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. So how about this: instead of giving you my picks for a single favorite and a single objective best, I'll give you a top 20 and let you figure it out for yourself. I'm someone who has some pretty hard opinions on things, and if you'd ask me my favorite piece of virtually any other medium, I'd be able to tell you easy. None 1 Appearances of Chris Sims … Chris Sims appears in 100 issues View all X-Men '92. Tapa dura. Seven Seas Licenses Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter, Monster Musume – Monster Girls on the Job!, and More, TOKYOPOP Expands Trade Distribution with IPG. As it is with Chris Sims and "The Rob" as Chris dubbed him. While the most enduring part of her run was the introduction of Typhoid Mary, the good stuff goes far beyond that, building to an arc with artist Kieron Dwyer where Bullseye starts impersonating Daredevil in order to ruin his reputation, and winds up truly believing he is Daredevil. Chris Sims has written Deadpool, the X-Men, and the Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel Comics. One final favorite Batman story before we move on, and it's a good one. All rights reserved. — @MelonArrow. It comes down to the approach. Not only does it mark the return of the one true Cobra Commander—who literally kicks a puppy on the first page—but he takes over a town by preying on economic anxiety and claims that they're the real Real Americans. Guión 12; Dibujo 0; Portada 0; Portada Alt. It's worth noting that Superman's impending death is, of course, a bit of a hoax on Hamilton and Swan's part, but it's so good that it doesn't actually matter, and stands as one of the best stories of the entire Silver Age of comics. The best is unquestionably #362's "Into the Valley of Death," but in the interest of avoiding spoilers for anyone who hasn't read it, I just want to take a moment to mention "Mjolnir's Song" from #381. As easy it is to go to a story like "This Man, This Monster," this is the Thing's defining moment for me. It's great sci-fi, great comedy, great character work, and it's even great romance—and it'll break your heart into a million pieces. It's full of silliness, including an opening splash where Superman is being carried by a dozen tiny Kryptonians in the weirdest Pietà ever, but there's also a genuinely earnest quality to it that makes it really affecting. Darkhawk made a major return to comics in the Legacy Comic Darkhawk #51 (which I've previously reviewed in the Marvel Legacy Companion collection). Chris Sims: Comics. If there's one thing that should be apparent from this list, it's that I love comics where goofy ideas turn into surprisingly emotional stories, and there's no single issue that does that better than Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7. It was the most afraid I've ever been of a supervillain. It's big and noisy and full of punches, but it's up there with Kamandi and his return to Captain America as some of his best work of the era. Plus, the reveal at the end—of what Batman is truly afraid of—sets up the gut punch of Death in the Family better than anything. For a comic that was based on a toy line and existed almost entirely to get impressionable kids to buy action figures, Larry Hama's run on G.I. Masacre 2. alongside Chad Bowers, and is the former senior writer for the Eisner Award-winning ComicsAlliance.He was once on national television as the World's Foremost Batmanologist. When Ray Smuckles, the strip's thong-wearing de-facto main character, discovers his father is a former winner, he decides to enter and win, with his perpetually depressed best friend Roast Beef joining him as a sidekick and "fight scholar." Zero Year, on the other hand, wasn't about the fear of street crime. I read this when I was ten years old, and that page of the Joker gleefully breaking Gordon's arms? All Star Superman is justifiably regarded by most readers as the best Superman story for at least ten years in either direction, but one thing that's often glossed over is how good the stories that inspired it are—especially Edmond Hamilton and Curt Swan's "The Last Days of Superman.". Each week, comic book writer Chris Sims answers the burning questions you have about the world of comics and pop culture: what's up with that? It's tough to get into, sure, but Onstad has a way with language that's up there with P.G. N0817-PAN41 Ver otros productos de la misma colección Ver otros productos del mismo autor Masacre es tan popular que ahora tiene su propia OGN, y además ha conseguido que vuelva al tajo su cocreador, Rob Liefeld. Comic Culture is directed and crewed by students at … Year One was rooted in the urban crime wave of the '80s and all that came with it, a darker and (slightly) more realistic version of Batman than we'd seen before. It's one of those books that does everything right, with some of the most innovative craftsmanship that I've ever seen. While they were often overshadowed by darker stories like Year One at the time, Mike W. Barr and Alan Davis's run on Detective Comics produced some of the best Batman stories of the '80s, and a couple that are in serious contention for Greatest of All Time status. It's full of issues with wild premises like Daredevil defeating Ultron by crashing a pickup truck into him and then beating him into pieces with a stick, but they're balanced out by a thoughtful take on superheroism in which every act of violence is treated as a failure, and the psychology of its characters are often the focus. Don't get me wrong, that stuff's great, but sometimes, you just want to see a high concept in action. Yes, the Riddler. It's a reverse Die Hard that ends with Scott being locked in a safe and thrown into a vertigo-inducing 45-story drop, and on top of that, it introduces Big Barda and kicks off the greatest romance in comics history. For years, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One was my all-time favorite comic, and definitely my favorite Batman story. Biography Chris Sims started out working for small d20 companies in 2003, then landed a freelance editor gig for Wizards RPG R&D. Guionista. ", Q: What is your favorite comic of all time, and which comic do you consider the best of all time? Wizards finally hired him as the Duel Masters editor in 2005. What follows is an story about fathers and sons, trying to live up to an impossible legacy, and what it means to be someone's best friend in the face of something that's meant to tear you apart—and also fight scenes where country singers get their faces torn off. Chris Simms (disambiguation) Settle in, we'll be here a while. As great as the larger Hellboy mythology is, stories like this that are where Mignola's effortless adaptability shines. Chris Sims can be found @TheISB on Twitter, his website The ISB, wherever Marvel comics are sold, and on one of his many podcasts including: War Rocket Ajax  for general comic awesomeness Over the course of its original 155-issue run (plus another 40 of Special Missions), it produced some true classics, and still stands as one of the best long runs ever. It might seem weird that one of the best comics of all time can be found in the pages of Nintendo Power, but that magazine actually produced a whole slate of great ones. My favorite: "Fear for $ale," in which the Scarecrow doses Batman with a chemical that takes away his fear rather than amplifying it, leaving the Dark Knight an overconfident grandstander on a mission to rescue Robin. This leads to 16 pages of stories in which the the two ducks have to "climb" across floors and walls and risk "falling" sideways to their deaths. Ver serie completa. The real Daredevil responds by dressing up as Bullseye, re-creating their classic fights but with a psychological twist that deals with identity and self-perception, and winds up as a masterpiece of complicated storytelling. 0; Color 0; Tinta 0; Rotulación 0; Arte 0; Secret Wars: X-Men '92 4. This is a question I get asked a lot, and it's also one of the most difficult to answer. Christopher A. Sims, American macroeconomist; Chris Sims (police officer), British Chief Constable Chris Sims (priest) (born 1949), Anglican priest Chris Whitey Sims (born 1966), musician and songwriter; See also. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's Klaus, an origin story for Santa Claus that reads like the Rankin-Bass Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town rewritten to star Batman, is one of my favorite things ever. And it's even more impressive when you consider that, according to Sean Howe's Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko produced it without ever actually speaking to each other. Wodehouse, and a knack for exploring subjects like depression, loss, and Airwolf (the super-helicopter from the television show of the same name) with equal emotional resonance and genuinely hilarious punchlines. It's not quite as well-known as Rosa's exhaustively researched and beautifully crafted magnum opus, The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck, but it has a premise so clever that it makes you mad you didn't think of it first, and leads to the kind of story that you can only tell this way in comics. Thanks to creators like the unbelievably good Carl Barks, there are enough great Scrooge McDuck adventures to fill up an entire list by themselves—including the one that famously inspired the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark. If you'd like to ask Chris a question, please send it to @theisb on Twitter with the hashtag #WhatsUpChris, or email it to with the subject line "That's What's Up. When your comic is called Gunsuits, there's really only one way it can go. He's a friend to children who brings presents and battles against the somber bitterness of Grimsvig, but he's also an action hero with a direwolf pulling his sleigh and a sword to wield against the wicked. ", That's What's Up: The 20 best comics ever. CIVIL WAR II #3 (OF 7) BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) DAVID MARQUEZ (A) Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC VARIANT COVER…. [1] El 10 de octubre de 2011 fue laureado con el Premio del Banco de Suecia en Ciencias Económicas en memoria de Alfred Nobel compartido con Thomas Sargent. Liefeld, who co-created the character, will work with Chris Sims and Chad Bowers on the new Marvel Comics project. Joe is way better than it has to be. Favorite things, right up there with brown paper packages tied up with string.