Thursday, March 23, 2017

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #24

Amazing Spider-Man #24
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Pencilled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Jason Keith

Well, it's safe to say that I feel pretty damn guilty about not picking up the Clone Conspiracy mini series. I guess, I'll just have to wait for the trade to fill in the blanks. Now that I think of it, the regular Amazing Spider-Man series has done a really good job, without me having to fork over extra cash. Thanks, Dan Slott.

Here we find

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #15

Mighty Thor #15
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Even though it's issue #15, the good folks over at the House of (recycled) Ideas made sure that we got a brand new #1 thrown right up in the upper right hand corner. God forbid we DON'T confuse our newer readers. I'm kidding, there are no new readers. But sadly, this is all I have to gripe about for the issue.

As Heimdall stands

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Comics Rant: Black Widow #10

Black Widow #10
Story by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Despite what you see is going down on the cover, Black Widow is not giving the Winter Solider, Bucky Barnes, a tattoo. I mean, that would be a little bit off kilter there, don't you think? But with Waid and Samnee at the helm, it would be just about better than any thing else out on the comic book market from the big two.

That said, lets jump right into this rant. Black Widow, Winter Solider, along with the real Weeping Lion head to the Moon.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #6

All Star Batman #6
Written by Scott Snyder
Drawn by Jock
Colored by Matt Hollingsworth

Some creepy ass elements of Spawn have somehow crept into this issue of All Star Batman and I ain't mad. Mr. Freeze is back, (finally) with a new attempt to wreck the planet. Gee, this guy couldn't just sit back and let global warming do it's thing naturally? Would have just been easier.

Batman journeys to the top of the world

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #23

Amazing Spider-Man #23
Written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Jason Keith

A super entertaining issue of Amazing Spider-Man that doesn't feel like it literally reached into your pocket and took the $3.99? Well, we get that every month so it's safe to say if you read this book, you're spoiled. Well, that and Silver Surfer. Both very well written books, again by Mr. Slott. He's Marvel's answer to Geoff Johns. He can take any property or story and add a new twist to make it new again.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Comics Rant: Superman #13

Superman #13
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Doug Mahnke
Inked by Jamie Mendoza, Keith Champagne and Norm Rapmund
Colored by Wil Quintana

Picking up from last issue of Superman, an alien who can shape shift is being taken in by SHADE by Frankenstein, with the help of Lois Lane and the Man of Steel. Hey, it is his book after all.  But just when you thought things couldn't get even more out of hand, it does! Frankenstein's Bride shows up! Shes's got four arms and guns to match and she's blasting the alien (Kroog) to hell. Well, she's a bounty hunter now that she divorced Frankenstein. Bummer.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #14

Mighty Thor #14
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Steve Epting
Colored by Frank Martin

Well, would you look at that. A Marvel comic that is hitting into the double digits. Better not get too used to this. You just know a new #1 is hiding around the corner waiting to ruin your collecting life. But that's not the most pressing thing going on here. Malekith is still waging war with the League of Realms and Thor. Also, kicking ass on the light elves, too. Which makes him the worst because, well, he did marry their queen and become their ruler. Ouch.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Comics Rant: Superman #12

Superman #12
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Doug Mahnke
Inked by Jamie Mendoza & Christian Alamy
Colored by Wil Quintana

I say, damn, there are a great deal of ads in comic books these days. Shit, they don't even go to great lengths to hide them anymore. I guess with sales shrinking, they gotta get that money anyway they can. Much like a pimp in the night. Other than that let's talk about this issue of Superman. First off, I really enjoyed the fact that they were able to incorporate Frankenstein here. I haven't seen homeboy

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #5

All Star Batman #5
Written by Scott Snyder
Pencils by John Romita Jr.
Inked by Danny Miki, Tom Palmer, Sandra Hope & Richard Friend
Colors by Dean White

Well, I'm not going to lie to any of you. I really had no damn clue as to what was going on in this issue of All Star Batman. I mean, I understood parts of it, but you know, the whole thing was really strange. I think Scott Snyder has traded bodies with Grant Morrison or Brian Michael Bendis, just said, "Fuck It," and just started sending scripts even if they are good or not. Then, he ran to the local bank to cash his check before anyone noticed just what the hell was going on.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Comics Rant: Black Widow #9

Black Widow #9
Story by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

In reality, the market has been flooded with relaunched super hero books and it feels like to me, anyway, a great deal of them ain't worth the paper they are printed on. Creative teams that don't stick beyond a few issues, or that get twice a month shipping that really cuts into the quality (no, I'm not talking about you, Amazing Spider-Man) of the comic brings down, in my opinion, the industry as a whole.

But that's where you have a title

Monday, January 23, 2017

Comics Rant: Silver Surfer #8

Silver Surfer #8
Story & Art by Dan Slott & Michael Allred
Colored by Laura Allred

In sector gamma 9 of the universe, things just got real. Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood are flying out in the dark vacuum of space. That's how most of their tales begin, but here, they get eaten by a giant space whale named Jumbonox the Gignormous. Great name, I know. Just when things are looking bleak for the two, they find themselves in the stomach (naturally) and then are suddenly overwhelmed by Jumbonox's immune system in the form of cool looking pink antibodies. Yup, you read that right, too.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Comics Rant: Superman #11

Superman #11
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray,Mark Morales & Christian Alamy
Colored by John Kalisz

More of the Supersons, and boy, I kinda have to admit, this is starting to wear a bit thin. Well, I guess to be fair this story with Robin and Superboy teaming together was only about two issues. Thankfully, Tomasi and crew didn't try to give it the Bendis treatment and stretch this shit out to 7 and a half issues. Ugh. Wait? What's that? Wizard doesn't make those 1/2 issues anymore? Or even publish its own magazine anymore. Well, color me surprised. And angry. Because I just sent my $5.99 in that little envelope for a copy of Superman #11 1/2.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #13

Mighty Thor #13
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Steve Epting
Colored by Frank Martin

The bright side to all this is seeing the great Steve Epting drawing a Marvel comic. It's just too bad it isn't Captain America, but you know what? I'll take what I can get. Thor has called together the League of Realms in her battle against the evil Malekith. When a bad guy is throwing down like this and even the Mighty Thor herself needs back up, you know it's a tough road ahead.

The League of Realms here is now acting as it's own independent body and taking the war to Malekith head on and that begins with expelling

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #10

Superman #10
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Super kids unite. Well, that's the name of the game when we get Robin and Superboy in a comic. Our tale begins with Superboy and his cohort, Kathy, from Smallville going to look for a tree for the holidays. I'd say Christmas, but I don't want the liberals to come and kick down the door and give me shit. Kathy ain't having the spookiness of the Smallville bog and takes her ass home. Don't blame her, normally when someone takes to a dark secluded area, you don't make it back alive.

Superboy then runs into Nobody. If you don't know who she is, then you gotta look at the trades of the Gleason/Tomasi run of Batman

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #21

Amazing Spider-Man #21
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith & Roberto Poggi
Colored by Jason Keith

So this issue of Amazing Spider-Man is more or less a Clone Conspiracy tie in. That's just fine with me! Its got Clones and guess what? The return of Kaine! Well, he's back and rocking his Scarlet Spider outfit, which to be honest, I've never been to big on. But hey, he's back, so I'm not gonna complain. Yet. Since Kaine was killed during the fight with Morlun and his family, in what was Spider-Verse, he's found a way back. He was in the form of being the other (the giant ass spider.) And with that form being killed, Kaine is back to his normal clone self.

Clone in the sense that he looks like Peter Parker but the clone Degeneration is back and in full effect. Hey, looking at the cover, doesn't Scarlet Spider's outfit look like some Old Navy Activewear? It doesn't, does it? Kaine

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #4

All Star Batman #4
Written by Scott Snyder
Pencils by John Romita, Jr & Declan Shalvey
Inked by Declan Shalvey & Danny Miki
Colors by Dean White & Jordie Bellaire

Well, four issues in and I still can't really tell you just what the fuck is going on. I kind of think that's what Scott Snyder is going for here. As far as John Romita, Jr., well, I'm sure he's just happy to get a check from DC comics that actually clears. No, wait, only Marvel sends fake checks. Just ask Jack Kirby. I'd like to think that Stan Lee is still out there, after all theses years, holding on to them. Out of spite. Or not. But hey, I can troll, can't I?

On to the rant. Batman and Duke, (which is still a stupid ass code name. I mean, its not even a code name, it's his real name!)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #12

Doctor Strange #12
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Chris Bachalo
Inked by Tim Townsend, Richard Friend, Al Vey, Victor Olazaba & John Livesay
Colored by Antonio Fabela

Well, well, look what we have here, a Doctor Strange comic that has Baron Mordo and the dreaded Dormammu, (two m's, fam). With the new movie out you know that someone at Marvel thinks some one will go out and buy this book. Not damn likely but can we really blame them for trying? You can't, but I sure can. But that's not how the issue begins.

We start off at NYU medical center where we have Mister Misery torturing the students. Not like they need a supernatural being to do that. Pretty sure debt

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #20

Amazing Spider-Man #20
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith & Giuseppe Camuncoli
Colored by Jason Keith

Dock Ock is back! To say nothing of the fact that he's alive and fighting our hero. You know, the one who shoots webs. Yeah, that's right, Spider-Man. But while you are no doubt wondering how this has happened, we will get there. Well, really that's what this issue is clearly about.

Otto is dead but as always his mind was stuck somewhere else thus saving him completely. Doc Ock transferred his mind into the robotic body of the Living Brain. When they fell apart when he attacked Spider-Man back in issue #19, Ock jumped into the body of a small spider-bot and ran off to locate his body.

Doc Ock and

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #9

Superman #9
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Doug Mahnke
Inked by Jaime Mendoza & Trevor Scott
Colored by Wil Quintana

Superman, Superboy, and Captain Storm (not Sue or Johnny) of the Losers team up to escape Dinosaur Island. Man, remind me to keep my ass away next time Jon Kent decides to build some shit for the school's show and tell. Some innocent people could be killed! Or at the very least, maimed. Since Storm has been stuck on Dinosaur Island since World War II, Superman tells him that the good ol' US of A won the war and made it safe for democracy. Oh and we elected Donald Trump. Which promptly makes him shoot himself. Okay, maybe not all that but hey, it could have went that way.

Nobody knows just how Captain Storm got

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
directed by David Yates
starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, and more.


Yes, sure, there were supposed to be a bunch of other movie reviews. Like my review for Suicide Squad, in which I wanted to comment on the disturbing reactions I saw in the theater to small children seeing lots of violence and murder and them gasping in awe like it was the coolest thing. What is wrong with these kids? A rhetorical question since I'm sure they're just desensitized to violence from other movies, tv, games, etc. Then there's the Batman v Superman review in which I would make the same joke that everyone else has already made about the ridiculous scene of the two Martha's. Martha? Martha?! Maaaaarrrrrrtttthhhhhaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! Well, stuff happened, but here's my review for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

I'll try not to spoil the movie too much.