JUST JOSHING: Belial

Sometimes you just want to have fun reading comics. They don’t need to be Maus or…

JUST JOSHING: Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender

History comics are a mixed bag usually. Sometimes they tend to be dry, as we’re recounting…

JUST JOSHING: Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter

Russell Nohelty is one of the most constant professionals I know in the industry. He does…

JUST JOSHING: Starhenge

Liam Sharp might be the best artist in the game today. I “met” Liam (ie, chatted…

JUST JOSHING 50: Heirs Of Isuldur The Perilous Prospects Book 1

Today is a milestone. My 50th column for First Comics. I want to thank Rik for this…

JUST JOSHING: Night Wolf #6

Night Wolf might be my favorite Kickstarter book right now. It’s an old-school-style comic, and I’ve…

JUST JOSHING: Nyobi: Birthright #1

Once upon a time, I was pro-life. Older me has developed quite a bit of nuance,…

JUST JOSHING: Cthulhu is Hard to Spell: Battle Royale

Cthulhu is always hard to spell, and Russell Nohelty does a wonderful job creating worlds that…

JUST JOSHING: Iscariot

Just because the world has always been that way doesn’t mean it has to be this…

Just Joshing: Seconds

Bryan Lee O’Malley is a genius. I’m not just saying that because he’s Canadian (but he…

JUST JOSHING: Night Wolf

Werewolves are almost never complicated in fantasy. With the exception of books written by Ilona Andrews,…

JUST JOSHING: Ordinary Gods

I’ve always been a fan of stories of myths and gods walking among us. Neil Gaiman’s…

JUST JOSHING: Legacy of the View

I have a secret belief that musicians might be the best comic creators in the biz.…

JUST JOSHING: Origins

One of my favorite science fiction tropes are robots. Robots present a wonderful combination of our…

JUST JOSHING: The Bubba Patrol

Sometimes, you find a book you don’t expect to read. Bubba Patrol is not one of…

JUST JOSHING: Cult of Dracula

Dracula never goes out of style. There’s something about the count we all love. Retelling the…

JUST JOSHING: Red Atlantis

I should just openly confess my love for Stephanie Phillips’ writing right now. I’m not sure…

JUST JOSHING: Seed Seekers

It’s been a while since I’ve done a column. I’d like to apologize for that. It’s…

JUST JOSHING: Harley Quinn: Future State

So it’s no secret I’m a Stephanie Phillips fan. I’ve enjoyed her Aftershock Comics work. She…

JUST JOSHING: Peerless

I had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing Kristopher Morron for my podcast a few weeks…

JUST JOSHING: Nira X Reborn #1

I love books with gravity like Saga or Last week’s column. Sometimes, you want a book…

JUST JOSHING: The Incantesi

My friend Rich Perotta has found his calling. People may know Rich from his time with…

JUST JOSHING: Billionaire Island

“All of life is reduced to the common rubble of banality. War, murder, death are all…

JUST JOSHING: Crossover

Superman was a child’s wish for a man to be stronger and better than everyone else.…

JUST JOSHING: Spectress and Sabanion

Buddy books are without a doubt one of the better concepts in comics. My buddy book…

JUST JOSHING: Foxy and Wolfy Vol. 1

Kitsune Windsor is the Fox Spirit that creates magic. I interviewed her on my blog, and…

JUST JOSHING: Elysium Fields

I love Greek mythology. I based my Alice Zero series on mashing Greek myths with Alice…

JUST JOSHING: Macbeth: The Red King

Macbeth was my Shakespeare play. In high school, Mr. Sharpe would make me read it, and…

JUST JOSHING: Green Lantern 80th Anniversary

This week’s review is a special one for me. I’ve been a fan of Green Lantern…

JUST JOSHING: Wynd

In this crazy time, Boom Studios is the new Image Comics. Image in 2013 was a…

JUST JOSHING: SHADY LADY

I like a good one-shot. Comics very often have a made for trade kind of deal…

JUST JOSHING: Appalachian Assassin

Romances aren’t always requited. As a culture, we’ve been exposed to the fact that on television…

JUST JOSHING: Sentient

I love a great science fiction comic. Been a big fan of the genre since I…

JUST JOSHING: Super Bud

I have to admit, I’ve never been into the weed movement.  I used to be a…

JUST JOSHING: Rise of the White Phoenix Volume 1

I love pro wrestling. Pro wrestling and comic books are kind of like brothers from different…

JUST JOSHING: Plume Omnibus

I just wanted to say that I wrote this column entirely of my own free will. …

JUST JOSHING: Artemis and the Assassin

Well, I didn’t expect to be gone this long, but uh, the apocalypse kind of happened.…

JUST JOSHING: Mercy

I always get intrigued whenever I see an Image Comic number one.  Yes, people think of…

JUST JOSHING: Witch Creek Road

Sometimes I just want to forget about men and women in tights and read something a…

JUST JOSHING: The Green Lantern Season 2 #1

Who is Hal Jordan?  This has been one of the central questions in The Green Lantern.…

JUST JOSHING: Good Spirits

I’m a big believer in buying local.  Local doesn’t just apply to food for me.  I…

JUST JOSHING: Krampus is my Boyfriend

I’ve been a big fan of SM Beiko since the Auroras two years ago. She won…

Just Joshing: Greg Pak

It was the best of Greg Pak and the worst of Greg Pak. Before I begin…

JUST JOSHING: STAR WARS RISE OF SKYWALKER

Happy New Year everyone. The theme of this column is heroes. It is both about my…

JUST JOSHING: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100

My grandmother loves to remind me of when I was ten years old that she took…

JUST JOSHING: PORTALBOUND

Portalbound caught my eye when I looked in my previews last year.  I wanted to read…

JUST JOSHING: Immortal Hulk

So in light of a crazy Christmas schedule, a few books coming out, I had to…

JUST JOSHING: Silver Surfer, The Enslavers

Stan Lee is gone.  I only had the chance to meet him once, and it was…

JUST JOSHING: Norah

I stumbled upon Kasey Pierce one day on Dirk Manning’s Facebook page.  She was calling herself…

JUST JOSHING: The Empty

Jimmie Robinson is one of my favorite creators.  I discovered him reading a comic called Five…

JUST JOSHING: Badassical

Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Joshua Pantalleresco.  I write stuff and podcast too.  Today I…