Author Archives: Costa

About Costa

Writer. Cartoonist. Coffee drinker.

Random Record Review, The Plurals, “A Futurespective”

- The Plurals A Futurespective GTG Records/Bermuda Mohawk (2011) – Remember how Motorhead is the only metal band a punk rocker is supposed to lock, and how Motown is the only pop music that really matters besides the Ramones? OK, … Continue reading

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Random Record Review – Real Good, “demo tape”

- Real Good demo tape self-released (2011) – SHORT VERSION: I’m reminded of Samiam and J Church almost instantly, which in my book is always good. LONG VERSION: Some days, I really miss simple music. I really do. Don’t get … Continue reading

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Nate Simpson’s NONPLAYER Picked Up by Warner Bros.

The rights to Image Comics’ Nonplayer, the critically-acclaimed new comic miniseries from artist/writer Nate Simpson, has been optioned and picked up by Warner Bros. according to Variety magazine. The comic is about online gamer Dana, who tops and defeats a … Continue reading

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On the new Ultimate Spider-Man

In an article in USA Today, Marvel’s revealed the hidden identity of the new Spider-Man in their Ultimates line title Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man.  A “re-imagining” of the regular storylines and characters of the classic Marvel comics, the Ultimate books have … Continue reading

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random comic review – “SCUD the Disposable Assassin: The Whole Shebang”

I don’t ever want anyone to ever say anything bad about comic books from the 1990′s ever again.  Seriously. I will punch you in the face. Now, that being said…wow.  Rob Schrab’s mind is a strange, strange place, one that … Continue reading

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random movie review – “The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and the Changing Face of Comics”

I love BONE. Jeff Smith is one of my heroes and probably one of the greatest American cartoonists of the “modern” comic era. BONE‘s story of the three Bone cousins lost in the Valley and getting wrapped up in an … Continue reading

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