Mike Matei / July 11th, 2014

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  • dave dave

    July 11, 2014 at 11:00 am


    • punkbikerdude

      July 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm


      • BrandeX

        July 12, 2014 at 10:38 am


    • Orionsaint

      July 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Congratulations Dave! You win absolutely nothing!

  • LindyBum1147

    July 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Thank you James. Another great series.

  • Christopher Scorna

    July 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

    No mention of the IDW Ghostbusters series thats currently ending? We need to get this book going again, help us get the word out James! Maybe a comic review for Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary.

    • ToadRoad

      July 11, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      That’s the first I’m hearing it’s ending, but it looks like you’re right. That’s too bad since that was the only comic book I follow.

    • Reaper

      July 12, 2014 at 10:39 am

      did you guys see the bringing GhostBusters Back to Theaters for one week only!

  • grimnebulin

    July 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    As soon as you wondered where Casey came from I thought “Oh, I’ve gotten let him know about the Raphael one-shot!” but then you mentioned it yourself right away. That comic delighted me like few others have before or since, especially in the second half, a separate story where Raphael and Casey team up to stop a crime boss from heisting an Iron-Man-like suit. It’s hilarious how the two are constantly ribbing each other, and Casey’s expression of astonishment “GREAT GOOGALY MOOGALY!” still makes me laugh out loud.

    Later on I found the Donatello one-shot, another excellent story where Don teams up with Jack Kirby (seriously). If the other two turtles ever had their own one-shots, I’ve never laid eyes on them.

  • Satnav

    July 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Nice series, this was a refreshing change of pace. You should really do more.

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention the Long Halloween among your Batman comics, though it’s not really that Halloween-focused I guess. A lot of the old Batman comics, I think, are probably seeming a bit dated now and the character himself is probably a bit different from what we now imagine, so there’s that.

    Dark Empire, even though it’s no longer canon now, did start off interesting, but as I recall in the later issues they just started repeating themselves and the plot just became about more superweapons coming out of nowhere to one-up the Death Star. Still, it does at least have some of the mythic feel Star Wars originally went for.

    I was never that into Disney comics, but that panel there where Mickey Mouse is implied to be saying ‘What the fuck?!” cracks me up.

  • Big McLargehuge

    July 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I have the first 2 Batman Chronicles as well. I love golden age comics. Fantomographic Books(whatever they’re name is) has a collection of pre-marvel Steve Ditko-drawn horror comics which I recommend.

  • greedo

    July 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    This was a great series. Thanks, guys!

  • greedo

    July 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    As for why the Frank Miller Batman comics seem to be better known than the Kane ones, dunno, maybe it’s just what’s en vogue at the moment? I think the Dark Knight series of Batman films probably gave the Frank Miller ones a boost in popular. I’m sure that in a few years, the pendulum will swing, and people will yearn for the older style comics.

  • Kenan Guertin

    July 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    This video was such an awesome treat! I’ve been drawing comics since age 5 and had every book in this video except for the Batman books, I never cared much for superheroes. I’m 27 now and it was so cool to see all these covers again.

    Looking forward to your movie showing in Atlanta. Got my ticket :).

  • July 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    James a big fan of yours been watching you since youtube and you were the Nintendo Nerd. I just wanted to tell you that i didnt think you could impress me more till you talked about these comics batman the most I love your collection and I very jealous keep up the great work man!

  • taykel

    July 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I like Garfield a lot. It’s a shame though that you didn’t show any of the Peanuts strips. Do you happen to own those? I have a few books of the Peanuts comic strips because I’m a fan of the series.

  • Pablo1989

    July 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Nice stuff James, i had a lot comics too but half part of my collection become waste paper, because my dad said they was…OLD!

    Maybe they was old but olso VALUABLE!
    RIP my beloved The Maxx and Teen Titans

  • July 11, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I have the greatest joker stories collection book that James showed.. if you can find it, i recommend the book “over 50 years of american comics” it’s really cool and goes into the history of comicbooks.. it’s got a lot of interviews, and artwork and great info.

  • Thifurious

    July 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Really loved watching this series. It’s so impressive to me all of the stuff you’ve got to say about all these books. I hope you do more some day 🙂 Thanks James!

  • July 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    God I miss Turtle Tuesdays!

    Hope James and Mike review the new film!

  • gorgoroth901

    July 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    As an avid reader, I’m loving these videos.

  • Big McLargehuge

    July 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    One thing I find even stranger than Batman using a gun, is when he got lost in the countryside so he stopped at someone’s house to ask directions, in full costume.

  • Weldin Dunn

    July 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Cool. I always remember trading Garfield comics with my friends.

  • culwin

    July 12, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Yeah books rule!

  • Radelta

    July 12, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I like how when you talked about scarecrow never being represented well in the movies (id agree) you flip through a page with him getting punched in the face

  • nammm3

    July 12, 2014 at 2:06 am

    ‘Star Wars: Dark Empire’ was a very fun book to read, especially when admiring its artwork. Great video James! Lol, crazy how you put the compilation of old Mickey Mouse cartoons next to the Star Wars book

  • Tross

    July 12, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Comics are something I’ve become increasingly intrigued with in recent years. I guess I was a casual comic book fan as a kid, but that’s something I dropped by the time I went to high school. I don’t think it’s in the cards to be a comic book guy, since that’s a very intimidating medium to try to get into, and I chose the path of a gamer anyways(having a collection of videogames is enough for me). I’ve dabbled a little with graphic novels, pretty much exclusively by association with a non-comic book franchise I enjoy(I do happen to own a Mass Effect Library Edition), but I’m not a comic guy.

    The Batman Arkham games have gotten me curious about the Dark Knight, more so than than the movies ever did, but like you, I like to follow stories from start to finish, and a long, ongoing comic book franchise is the worst for that, with all sorts of series and mini-series, which I’m amazed anyone can follow. Now that I know those thick graphic novels exist, I’m further intrigued, but I really don’t have the time, or funds to commit to something like that.

    Besides, those TMNT graphic novels outline my biggest issue with compilations like that. In my limited experience, they tend to be centred more around compiling issues than story arcs, and rarely venture outside one series, meaning, if there are one-off issues and spinoff series, they’ll usually be collected in a different GN. I hate that, because you’d think that would be a good opportunity to gather issues in canon order, to make things less confusing, but nope. Instead, a GN will just be about, say, collecting 4 or more issues in the main series. Since confusing canons due to the existence of so many spinoff comics is the biggest turn off for me with the medium, graphic novels typically do nothing to solve that problem.

  • Goatrider

    July 12, 2014 at 5:43 am

    What’s up with the spoiling movie trailers before your videos?

  • July 12, 2014 at 7:57 am

    You know, I used to have the Garfield Comic Books 1-13. My parents also subscribed to the Donald Duck comics for a while. Then I grew out of them and were sold. I think my sister still has the Garfield books.

  • Stephen Rapone

    July 12, 2014 at 8:39 am

    There’s an incredible comic based off the first Alien movie that was just rereleased within the past two years. I’m surprised it wasn’t mentioned. Highly recommend it. One the of best comic book adaptations of a movie I’ve seen!

  • stinger2578

    July 12, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Seeing the Batman vs Predator comic, I’m curious if you’ve ever seen the Independent “Batman Dead End” short film.

    I got to meet Clark Bartram several years ago, who played Batman in it, and he’s a really cool guy.

  • July 12, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Bring back Audio Slaughter, ACDC has to be in there.

  • Scott Forsman

    July 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Hey James you chould check out the Moomin books, they are very good.

  • July 13, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Cool stuff, I´d like to have all of these. Thanks for sharing your opinions and the video material!

  • July 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Hey, James, if you like ‘Batman: Haunted Knight’ try checking out ‘The Long Halloween’ and it’s follow-up ‘Dark Victory.’ They’re both done by the same creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, and are kind of an unofficial sequel to ‘Year One,’ featuring many of the supporting characters from that book. You can get both easily in collected volumes.’The Man Who Laughs’ is a book that acts as the direct sequel to ‘Year One,’ telling the story of Batman and The Joker’s first meeting, and when taken all together (Year One, The Man Who Laughs, Long Halloween and Dark Victory), form a long narrative of Batman’s formative years.

  • July 13, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I recommend the following:

    Batman: The Long Halloween
    Y: The Last Man
    Locke & Key

  • Gabe Gatens

    July 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm


  • Podo

    July 14, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Frank Miller is terrible, just watch Linkara’s reviews of Frank Miller’s comics

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Thanks a bunch for this series, James. It’s given me a few things to read, especially these comics! I’ll be working my way through those Batman and Star Wars ones.

    Hope you do more.

  • July 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Hey James! Can you please review megaman 8 man? I haven’t played it, but a lot of people say it is one of the WORST megaman games of the series. Please review it on your AVGN show, I love the way you react to all these games and they are great. Thank you!

  • batratspidercrab

    July 31, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Want that Tales from the Crypt box set so bad man!

  • Alex Doucet

    July 28, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    love those old batman comics I have them as well

  • November 3, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    DO toy story for the mega drive/genesis

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