Grounded

Jumpstart With The Pen: Lobo Case Study

Salutations Readers, So far in our journey through jump starts we’ve touch on Catman and Phantom Girl. Two characters who have had their own style of reworking that came out quite well. Catman h...

TCWNewbies: Raw Comic Books vs. Slabbed Comic Books

Graded or Ungraded: Lets discuss collecting raw (ungraded) vs. slabbed (graded) comic books. A raw comic book is any book not encapsulated by one of the three grading companies: CGC, CBCS and PGX .Thi...

Looking Through the Longbox #1: Moon Knight: From the Dead

Hello everyone and welcome to the first edition of Looking through the Longbox. Looking through the Longbox is an article where all the staff and contributors here at Shoot the Breeze can talk openly ...

Batwoman: What to Know and What to Read

With the groundbreaking news that the next CW DC crossover will introduce Batwoman into the Supergirl/Arrowverse, I’ve put together an essential reading list and top facts you should know for those in...

Grounded #3: Fantastic 4-Ever

When I think of the Fantastic 4, I think of a family first and foremost. I also think of 4 strong willed individuals who can still operate independently yet fight and think as one unit. They have a lo...

Jumpstarts with a Pen: Phantom Girl Case Study

Hello dear readers. Last week, we visited Thomas Blake, aka Catman, as he went from laughable Batman wannabe to a nomadic beast master who handles his business. This week, we’re going to take a ...

Cable and X-Force

Let us discuss First Appearances

First Appearances The most sought after and collected books besides issue number one, are “The First Appearance” books. The first appearance of a character is just that. The first time we are introduc...

Jumpstarts With The Pen: Catman Case Study

It’s hard to admit when our favorite characters become stagnant. We become so familiar with our favorites that when writers start to deviate from the familiar, the audience is always divided in ...

Grounded #2: The Kids Are Not Alright

For the past 2 years, there’s been a lot of returns to familiarity. Superman’s red trunks, Wally West coming back from the great beyond, and the Watchmen being brought into the spotlight o...