Top 5 Comic Books of All Time

by on May 12, 2017

Irrespective of being a 90’s kid or an 80’s kid, comics have been an integral part of every kid’s life. In fact, why only say a kid? Even for many adults, comics are a source of joy. No stream of media could ever replace the exhilaration that comics make you experience. Surely, every chronic comic fan will agree to the following list of top 5 comics of all time.

Batman VS Superman!

 

1. Maus

Writer/Artist: Art Spiegelman

It is not just a “one comic you need to read before you die” sort of comic, it is an artistic expressional experience that one needs to go through in a lifetime. This Holocaust comic based on the life of Vladek, Spiegelman’s father, a Polish Jew, survivor of a concentration camp. Maus gains its laurels as it portrays all characters as animals. The Jews are characterized as mice, the most disgraced of the food chain and the Germans, their hunters as cats, the British as Dolphins and Americans as Dogs.

2. Watchmen (DC/Vertigo)

Writer: Alan Moore

Artist: Dave Gibbons

If you have watched Watchmen, the movie in 2009 and not read the comic, you have disgraced yourself. This 1986 DC comic attempts to take superheroes and subject them to usual moral afflictions of humans. The story begins with a superhero, The Comedian thrown off from a window and leads to finding the causes behind.

3. Sandman (DC/Vertigo)

Writer: Neil Gaiman

Artist: various

In an era where comics were hidden under the pillows, Gaiman’s Sandman brought out a revolution that led to acceptance of comics as mainstream media. It is the story of Morpheus, the god of dreams, who with his collection of siblings known as The Endless, travels around the dimensions and time periods to find the relationship between human and reality.

4. The Dark Knight Returns (DC Entertainment)

Writer/Artist: Frank Miller

Batman was subjected to sheer injustice on the TV in the 60s. Frank Miller finally promised to give Batman his aura back and gave birth to Bruce Wayne again. Wayne in his 50’s retired from his Batman days, is forced to wear his cape on as a new gang, The Mutants, tear Gotham City apart.

5. Preacher (DC/Vertigo)

Writer: Garth Ennis

Artist: Steve Dillon

Introducing Jesse Custer, a Preacher, known to be the most dangerous and blasphemous character of the Vertigo world. Jesse is possessed by a creature, Genesis, who kills everyone in his congregation and give Jesse unnatural powers, the ones that God’s rivals own.

About Us

by on May 7, 2017

Since December, 2007 ”Comics and Comics” has been entertaining crowds with the geekiest stand-up comedy imaginable.  The material presented within the show covers all things fanboy: comic books, movies, videogames, role-playing, action figures, etc. The show was created by stand-up veteran Tom Franck who books comedians who are not only the finest working today, but who have the geek street cred appropriate for the show.   Franck himself can claim the ultimate nerd comedian status as an appearance in Green Lantern 143 labeled him as the top comedian in the DC universe.
Due to the high volume of comedians requesting to perform on Comics and Comics since its launch, another version of the show, Crisis On Infinite Comics and Comics, was started several months after the regular show. While the normal “Comics and Comics” shows feature about six comedians, Crisis shows have lineups of 15-20 comics. This secondary venue allows comedians appropriate for the theme of the show to be recognized and booked much sooner than if the Crisis didnt exist.

Each “Comics and Comics” show begins with a trivia contest to warm up the crowd.  Because of the geek erudition of the crowd, seldom is the audience stumped no matter how ridiculously difficult the questions become.

Comics and Comics shows also feature a monologue by Tom Franck called But Lets Face It an opinion piece which addresses topics relevant to the world of fanboys.  “But Let’s Face It” has quickly become a highlight of the show and seen much popularity on in the internet.

Audience members of Comics and Comics are not only treated to an evening of top-notch stand-up comedy, but can also quench their thirst with a stunning variety of exotic cane-sugar sodas including: Faygo, Boylans and Mexican Coke at the open bar.

Comics and Comics was featured on a segment on NPRs Marketplace and has been performed at the San Diego Comic-Con, Anime Expo and the Long Beach Comic-Con.