Saturday, September 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #16

Amazing Spider-Man #16
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

More returning to a long gone era as we kick off this issue of Amazing Spider-Man. I mean, what would a Spider-Man book be if they didn't find some way to go ahead and remind us all of the Clone Saga. Hey, I mean, that's the thing that got me hooked on comics. What can I say, I grew up in the 1990's. It was a magical time. You know, when you could still wear pants that went straight to the ground and still be considered cool. Those where the days.

Jay Jameson is sick as we learned last issue. The doctors

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #4

Superman #4
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Man, they really should take to calling this the Superman Team Up. I mean, Marvel had that Spider-Man Team Up title and that made money. Money you can take to the bank, the money bank. Wait, I'm getting lost here. So Superman and his son are fighting with the Eradicator in the good ol' Fortress of Solitude. Shouldn't that be a place for rest and football?

The Eradicator wants to change Supes Jr.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #10

Mighty Thor #10
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Mathew Wilson

So.... many... plot threads.... in this issue of the Mighty Thor. We get a team up with Thor (Jane Foster) and Roz Solomon trying to stop the Agger Imperative. If you didn't read last issue or my rant for that matter, you may not know what the hell is going on. Darrio Agger, CEO of Roxxon has been taken hostage by the Silver Samurai (the son, not the kick ass original) in order to gain control of Roxxon. But if you know Agger, he ain't having none of that.

Instead of taking over Wall Street, Agger would be happy

Friday, September 9, 2016

Comics Rant: Nightwing #2

Nightwing #2
Written by Tim Seeley
Drawn by Javier Fernandez
Colored by Chris Sotomayor

Nightwing and his lies to be a part of the new Court of Owls continues here. The Owls have Nightwing working for them and since they feel he isn't bad enough, they make him team up with another costumed weirdo in their employ, Raptor. Well, that name ain't winning any originality awards. Or, hell, maybe it is, but we got a team up comic to talk about here. Nightwing and Raptor board his flying drone looking plane to infiltrate (great word) a Kobra tanker.

The Court of Owls wants this stopped and want what's on the tanker.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #1

All Star Batman #1
Written by Scott Snyder
Penciled by John Romita Jr. & Declan Shalvey
Inked by Declan Shalvey & Danny Miki
Colors by Dean White & Jordie Bellaire

A new Batman #1?!? Huh. DC must be getting desperate for sales that they have come all the way down to the Marvel sales tactic. We get a new Batman title and since JRJR is drawing it, you know what that means. Price hike. Hey, the guy's gotta eat. And by eat I mean the best damn steak New York has to offer!!! Ahem. But we get two stories in this issue, the main Batman story with a newly returning Two Face and a back up nobody asked for with that kid Duke, who's the new Bat sidekick named Freewheel or Wheeler or something like that. Don't ask me, I don't care to be honest.

The issue starts off

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #3

Superman #3
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Drawn by Jorge Jimenez
Colored by Alejandro Sanchez

Superman and family take Superman Jr. to the Fortress of Solitude to figure out just what the hell is happening to his boy. You know, before his powers manifested, you should have given this shit some thought before having kids. Just saying. To compound maters, the Eradicator is back! Oh did I mention that he's just chilling inside the Fortress? Well, you would know that if you read my last rant for issue #2.

Superman's first instinct is to protect Lois and his Son. Which he does by throwing everything but the kitchen sink to bring down the Eradicator. It's not going Superman's way but Eradicator gets the upper hand (don't the bad guys always) and instead of inflicting harm, Eradicator saves Lois and Superman Jr.  from some falling debris and that gains Superman's trust. Well, that was easy.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #9

Daredevil #9
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Goran Sudzuka
Colored by Matt Milla

Wearing a black costume can make you go mad. Just ask Spider-Man as he shows up here to team up with Daredevil. What could make the two street level heroes of the Marvel U. team up this month? Why, Daredevil placed a phone call to our web swinger. Really, folks, it's that easy. Daredevil wants Spider-Man's help to steal a very valuable briefcase at the fancy hotel that he's been staying at for the last few days.

DD and Spidey attack the penthouse and the one guy who's job it is to hold on to the briefcase actually manages to get away but our heroes are hot on his tail. With a guy that moves that fast he must do cross fit..... clearly.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Comics Rant: Silver Surfer #5

Silver Surfer #5
Written by Dan Slott & Michael Allred
Drawn by Michael Allred
Colored by Laura Allred

Man, that's a lot of Allred's. Ahem, Silver Surfer is back on our planet which in case you didn't know, is Earth. Glad to clear that up. Since the Surfer saves all of our culture and whatnot from his own people of Zenn La, the people of Earth can't help but love him and no doubt throw rose petals at his feet. Shit, let me be the first to say thanks for saving my cats, fam.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #9

Mighty Thor #9
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Mathew Wilson

Thor and Roz Solomon team up. But hell, if you've been reading this book since day one you already knew that was going to happen, but it's still a fun tale. Lady Freyja is dying and it's all Loki's fault, but if you let him tell it, he's been really trying to save her. Boy, he's been using that same old song and dance since back in the day when Stan Lee wrote the title and was straight up snitching on Thor to Odin. Real talk, look it up.

But back to the Thor and Roz Soloon team up, Roz wants Thor to help save Darrio Agger. Normally,  they'd just let him be killed by his business partners whom he double crossed last issue. But they have to save him after learning of the Agger Initiative. What's that you might ask? Well, if Darrio Agger ever were to end up dead, Roxxon Island, which floats over NYC would explode and destroy the city.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Silk #10

Silk #10
Written by Robbie Thompson
Drawn by Tana Ford
Colored by Ian Herring

Man, kind of weird seeing a Marvel comic reach double digits, but here we are. This is the culmination of everything that's been going on in this book since the Marvel Now relaunch. Silk has supposedly gone bad and joined up with Black Cat. But as we learned, it was just her going deep undercover for Mockingbird and SHIELD to get close to Black Cat and bring her to justice.

The kicker is that Black Cat and Silk broke into Parker Industries last issue to steal this new device.  Now, Black Cat never tells Silk just what it is, but at the end of last issue we found out it was a new Spider-Tracer and Black Cat uses it to follow Silk to her meeting with Mockingbird and learns of her betrayal. Kind of like a crazy 1990's soap opera.

Here Silk gets a message from Black Cat to meet with her so they can break into Stark Industries in Brooklyn. But "It's a Trap!" As soon as Cat and Silk get inside, Cat steals a prototype teleport belt. Black Cat uses the belt to teleport them to the Bar With No Name, it's where all of Spider-Man's villains tend to kick it and cool off with a beer, to do battle in front of all of Black Cat's goons.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Comics Rant: Suprman #2

Superman #2
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Superman and son continues, from the last issue I mean (Duh). You probably know by now that Superman has a son, named Jon. Jon's got powers just like his old man, except that they clearly aren't that well developed. It's the new status quo for the Man of Steel and I'm okay with that, so long as they keep letting Patrick Gleason draw the book. That's one awesome looking Superman. It gives John Byrne a run for his money.

So this story begins with Supes and son going to the aid of a Russian submarine crew that has a damaged propeller. Good to know the Man of Steel isn't above helping for something like this. Come to think of it, maybe Superman might think about getting a tow truck. Judging by what happens here, he'd be great at providing roadside service. Hell, you could even call it Superman and son! Cause, well, you know.

Nothing ever goes swimmingly for our hero, so of course he gets attacked by a giant octopus. Superman Jr. helps out by blasting the creature with heat vision. This kid must be strong because his heat vision even harms his dad. Talk about powerful.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #15

Amazing Spider-Man #15
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia


Mary Jane strikes!! Tash Moore here, and when we last left you in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, our lead hero Spider-Man and Iron Man did the whole team-up thing. Which leads to mixed results, I might add. Regent has been kidnapping heroes in the Marvel U and stealing their powers. You know, for the greater good. You just know whenever you read that somewhere, it leads to someone turning to the dark side.



Spidey and ol' Shellhead

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Comics Rant: Black Widow #5

Black Widow #5
Written by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Damn, just how many books does Matthew Wilson color anyway? We get more James Bond like flipping, fighting, and shooting in this new issue of Black Widow. When last we left the Super Spy she was in possession of some Russian intelligence stolen from her old handlers at the Red Room program. This was to be given to her new boss, The Weeping Lion. (Still not a fan of that name.) But, Natasha isn't really turning heel. The Weeping Lion just has some Intel on her that she clearly doesn't want to get out to the greater Marvel U.

An emissary of the Lion meets Black Widow to gather the stolen Red Room folder, but boom, he's not really with the Weeping Lion. He's a member of SHIELD, trying to find out if Black Widow has really gone rogue.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Comics Rant: Nightwing #1

Nightwing #1
Written by Tim Seeley
Drawn by Javier Fernandez
Colored by Chris Sotomayor

Look, y'all. It's Nightwing, and he's back! Now that he's no longer doing the whole "James Bond" routine he can go back to rocking tights. The story is told in three parts. The first part is Nightwing is working in Europe for the Court of Owls. Man, I mean, I really forgot about those guys. They are holding over his head that if Nightwing doesn't do what he's told, they'll kill Robin. Didn't Robin die and come back a few months ago? Does that even still exist in this universe? I admit I'm lost, so I'm just gonna go ahead and say no.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Comics Rant: Silk #9

Silk #9
Written by Robbie Thompson
Drawn by Stacey Lee
Colored by Ian Herring

Hey, would you look at that. A good issue of Silk. And that's not just because Stacey Lee is back to drawing it. Okay, well to be honest that's what it feels like since I didn't read the "Event Book" Spider-Women, and I use the term loosely. Silk and Black Cat start our tale together by breaking into the Brooklyn facility of Parker Industries. I can only image how much in rent that moron Parker is paying for that place.

So, yeah, Silk and Black Cat are sneaking their way into Peter Parker's personal lab at his company to steal what isn't very clear yet. Seems an evil version of Silk came into our universe and started stealing everything that wasn't nailed down and that's how Silk is now 100% "True to the Crew" now with Black Cat. She has her full trust.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #9

Doctor Strange #9
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Chris Bachalo
Inked by Mark Irwin, John Livesay, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey, Tim Townsend and Jamie Mendoza
Colored by Java Tartaglia and Chris Bachalo

Hey, it's an issue of Doctor Strange where you can stomach the artwork and it doesn't make you feel like you were on a roller coaster. What can I say? There was time that I felt that Chris Bachalo's art was hard to follow. Now it's not that frequent, but sometimes I'm just like "What the fuck is going on here?" Either he got a handle on it himself or an editor helped him out, there was very little confusion here.

Doctor Strange is in Tibet.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #8

Daredevil #8
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Goran Sudzuka
Colored by Matt Milla

The Man Without Fear is playing poker. Shit, I mean, it's about time that Matt got down and dirty and decided to make some extra money playing poker with his powers. Dude ain't a high powered attorney anymore so he needs to get paid. At first Matt is using a fake French name (stupid French) and is cleaning up house. He's running roughshod over the house. Matt has been and is still tracking down something that the Black Cat has stashed away in the hotel.

Matt then plays against a telepath in the employ

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Black Widow #4

Black Widow #4
Written by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Black Widow is still recovering from the wounds that were handed to her by a young killer agent from last issue. She wakes up in a cabin in the woods and is being mended to by her old, former handler, Iosef. If you don't know this guy, then you might want to dig up and read those old Daredevil issues from when Widow and Ol' Hornhead were a couple and living in San Fran and DD was really a team up book. Iosef was there. Except he had that super (not really) awesome Charles Bronson mustache.

 Iosef nurses Black Widow back to (semi) health.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #14

Amazing Spider-Man #14
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

"Someone has to stop him!" Which would be the name of the title of this issue of Amazing Spider-Man if it had come out in the Silver Age. Man, I miss titles like that. Anyhoo, Regent is still out there attacking Avengers and capturing them to add their powers to his own. But hey, also during this time, Spider-Man and Iron Man both still have their thumbs up their asses. Hell, Regent even beats up the new Thor (Ther) and gains her powers, provided she keeps her hand on the hammer. That way Regent and his people can lift it off the ground. Nice touch by Slott and Co. To remember that little tidbit.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #8

Mighty Thor #8
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Lots going on with Thor here, folks. And I mean lots. Tash Moore here and I've pulled myself away from the WWE Network and laughing at how shitty WCW was via 1999, and I ended up reading this issue. That and eating waffles, so yeah, all very essential things to do on most days. I know this is just the eighth issue, but could someone over at Marvel stop with this rebooting with a new #1 shit? Thanks.