Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Comics Review: Mighty Thor #202


Written By Gerry Conway
Pencils By John Buscema
Inks By Vinne Coletta


Ego Prime is on Earth and boy is he pissed. It must be because of that name that’s upsetting him. Tash Moore here, I know it’s been awhile since I posted anything here so I’m back with a little pre-thanksgiving Thor review. Thor won’t be eating turkey and hanging with Loki in today’s review. He’s got to go toe to toe with wait for it…….. Ego Prime!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Comics Review: Superior Spider-Man #21

Written by: Dan Slott
Art by: Giuseppe Camuncoli


We last left Otto Parker on the verge of some $#!% going down. His thesis for his doctorate was accused of being stolen (from himself nonetheless) and Otto's old love, Angelina Brancale, has woken up from a coma from the news that Spider-Man killed her husband. She then fired up Otto's old virtual reality machine to bring back the super strong, super pissed, super PMS (can I say that?) Stunner! Needless to say, she's going for "Peter's" head.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Animal Man #25

Animal Man #25
written by Jeff Lemire
art by Rafael Albuquerque



This issue was fantastic. I love the art. Rafael Albuquerque's work fits so well with darker themes. The heaviness and energy of the lines makes the characters look beautiful and violent.

The plot continues with the Brotherhood of Blood making a scene at that famous award ceremony in which Buddy Baker is nominated for Best Actor for his role in Tights. There's not a lot happening with Maxine, Buddy's daughter, and her part of the story. She's just trying to lay low for the moment. She does notice the storm and the rain which will foreshadow the struggles to come.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Verbal Mosh Episode 247

On this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh we discuss Wake #5, Wonder Woman #25, Harley Quinn #0, Batman and Two Face #25, Indestructible Hulk #15, and Fantastic Four #14. So tune in to hear this episode for free right here and for free on our Facebook page as well.
Batman is never alone in the city. Not with his flock of bats circling over his head.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Dead Talks #1: The Walking Dead # 115

Written by: Robert Kirman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

    Welcome to the inaugural review in a new segment we here at the Verbal Mosh are calling...get ready...its awesome...Dead Talks. AIN'T IT GREAT?!?! Anyway, we're here bringing you some in depth Walking Dead coverage and just in time for the 10 year anniversary AND the start of their big new story arc "All Out War"! I'm very excited for this mainly because I'm a huge fan of the book but ALSO, this arc is a 12 parter!!! For those of you who don't know, this book only comes out once a month so this one single arc will last an entire year!!! Ok, enough rambling, let me catch you folks up on what's been going on lately in the life of Rick and his group. They've all been living just fine in the town Rick found, except they have to answer to Negan. Leader of the Saviors, a group who controls all the neighboring towns. They've got an "agreement" with Rick to take half of everything they own, once a month. Half their food, half their ammo, half their weapons. Rick isn't going to stand for this any longer, he's made alliances with some of the towns that also hate Negan and they've come together to bring war on him. And now, ladies and gents, we crack open issue 115 and begin...All Out War. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tash's Pick of the Week: Thor God of Thunder #15


Written By Jason Aaron
Art By Ron Garney
Colors By Ive Svorcina



Hey gang, I’m back and yes it is I who has the pick of the week. I’m running with the Thor theme this week with Thor God of Thunder #15 from the good ol’ Marvel bullpen. If you haven’t noticed that Thor The Dark World is out, (and shame on you if you haven’t see it yet.) this issue has the main bad guy from said film taking center stage.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #315

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane


    This issue opens up in Colorado. The state that brought us South Park, John Elway and legalized pot. In a super prison called the Vault. An ex army soldier needed some job security so he picked up a job as a guard at the prison, and so far, its going great. That is, until his first week on the job is over and as he's making his regular patrol he sees a body of a fellow guard on the floor. He quickly shuts off the sonic shield designed to keep super villain Eddie Brock inside his cell and checks on the body, but that body isn't any regular body. That body has a very symbiotic quality to it! Being a religious man, Eddie Brock doesn't like the idea of killing for no reason, and does feel some slight remorse for what he did. A kiss on the forehead of his victim and a verbal apology cleanses his conscience, but some sacrifices have to be made if Venom wants to achieve their goal, and that's destroying Spider-Man! Speaking of whom, he's in New York fighting off a wet foe.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Comics Review: Marvel Knight's Spider-Man #2


Written by: Matt Kindt
Art by: Marco Rudy

    This book is definitely off to a strange start. Peter took an odd photo job that turned out to be a trap set up for Spider-Man! He then had to face some of the weirdest foes he's ever had to throw down with, and at the head of it all (in issue 1 at least) was the dreaded Arcade! Spidey was drugged up and woozy, but Arcade told him he had to fight 99 of his own villains or a bomb was going to go off somewhere undisclosed! Seems like some pretty heavy stuff for a comic book, man its good to have Marvel Knights back! So now let's crack open this issue and see what the hell Peter can get himself into next!

The Verbal Mosh Episode 246


I'll say it once. I'll say it again. Batman's haircut looks dumb.
This week on The Verbal Mosh, we review: Batman #25, Nightwing #25, Superior Spider-man #21, and All New X-Men #18. You can hear about Batman's dumb ass haircut right over here or tune in on our Facebook page.
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Amazing X-Men #1

Amazing X-Men #1
written by: Jason Aaron
art by: Ed McGuinness

Amazing.

Actually this issue was pretty good. I wasn't too enthused about any of the books I read this week. Amazing X-Men happened to stand out just a bit more than the other books.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Comics Review: Mighty Thor #201


Written By Gerry Conway
Art By John Buscema and Jim Mooney



This issue opens up in Brooklyn, where Heimdall shows up with some super secret task given to him by Odin. In this issue we don’t get the full detail of what he’s doing but I’m pretty sure we will find out later.  But back on Asgard is where the fight between Thor and Pluto are still battling it out for Odin’s soul.

The battle is so epic in scope that Thor and Pluto are shaking Asgard to it’s core. Hela has so much respect for All Father Odin that she gives him his life back. I had no idea that you could do that for someone you respect so much. Shows what I know.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #314


Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane



    This issue opens up on a very cold day. No, not because people are emotionally dead, but its snowing! And as if that's not enough, Peter Parker and his lovely wife Mary Jane Watson Parker have just been evicted! As you know, they live in a building owned by a man who recently kidnapped MJ and kept her hostage, almost forcing her to marrying him. Luckily he was stopped and sent to jail with some help from Spider-Man. Aunt May is a bit worried and offers a room at her boarding home in Queens, but Peter's got a spot already set for them and its a surprise. Elsewhere in Queens, a shady business man stands in his office with what may be his accountant or something. Its a small scene, only a page, but it doesn't feel like any of these men are up to any good. Back at Peter and MJ's apartment, they get all their belongings moved out fairly quickly, MJ decides to head to her lawyers office to see if there's any advice she can get from them on what to do next. While Peter heads to the Bugle to see if there's any work in store for him there. On the walk over, Peter admits to MJ that he actually doesn't know where they're going to be staying. He doesn't want to go back "home" with his Aunt May as much as he may love her, he doesn't want to take a step back. And awesome MJ understands this, but the moment is cut short by a near by mugging which Peter barely even wants to go stop, but does. You know, that whole Power/Responsibility thing.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World
directed by Alan Taylor
starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Alba, Christopher Eccleston, etc.

Spoilers!!!


It was very chilly last night, but we happily trekked out to see Thor: The Dark World. The movie theater was very old. The seats squeaked but there was no popcorn and soda on the ground, at least, compared to more modern theaters.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Verbal Mosh Episode 245

It's late at night and we're sleepy. Here are the books we discuss on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh: Superman Unchained #4, Morning Glories #34, Green Arrow #25, Trillium #4, and Captain America #13. You can listen for free right here or on our Facebook page.
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Comics Review: Mighty Thor #200


Written By Gerry Conway & Stan “The Man” Lee
Art By Big John Buscema
Inks By John Verpoorten


Beware! If this be…Ragnarok. With a tittle like that you know it’s got to be good. Am I right? Tash Moore here with your blast from the somewhat past. Looking back at the 200th issue of the Mighty Thor to see just what the hell was going on in the thunder god's world back in the Bronze Age. We get a little back and forth in this issue where we get current Thor and Future Thor. Jason Aaron may have stolen this idea but we like him so we won’t judge.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tash's Pick of the Week: Scarlet Spider #23


Written By Chris Yost &Erik Burnham
Art By David Baldeon
Colors By Chris Sotomayor


Well right off the bat let me say that this will totally be a straight forward review of Scarlet Spider #23. Why, you might ask? Because Kaine and the real deal Scarlet Spider were my favorites as a little kid growing up in the 1990’s. So I have nothing bad to say here. It was a great blast from the past here.

Giving you, dear reader, a little bit of back story here for people who were born in 1992. Kaine is the goofy long-haired very first rejected clone of Spider-Man. (See the 1970’s Clone saga.)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Comics Review: I Killed Adolf Hitler

I Killed Adolf Hitler
by Jason


I picked this book up having read one other book by Jason before called, The Left Bank Gang. I really enjoy the simple character designs and straight forward storytelling that Jason uses. It compliments the often complex emotions the characters are dealing with.

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #313

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane

    This issue wastes no time in picking right up, giving us a great page shot of a giant shark swimming through the air inside the Midtown Tunnel. The shark takes off the entire top half of the taxi cab that both Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson Parker are riding in. They're on their way to Queens to check in on Peter's Aunt May, hoping that area isn't as bad at Manhattan. Peter actually punches out the shark all without the driver seeing and they keep moving on with their day. I guess things are just that easy when your life is a comic book. Back at Empire State University, we see a struggling Dr. Curt Conners in his lab trying to fight off becoming the Lizard. He's supposed to be able to control the transformation but something is not letting him grab control over it this time around and he transforms without wanting to. Pete and MJ finally make it to May's house and the groups just miss each other, May isn't home and as Peter leaves as Spider-Man in worry, May arrives at home, telling MJ she tried to leave for Manhattan. On the other side of the city, another car shoots across town. Inside are Billy Conners and his mother. They're on their way to go see Curt, he wants to talk about them getting back together and the only reason she agreed was because he said he can control the Lizard. Whoops.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Comics Review: Indestructible Hulk #14

Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Mahmud Asrar and Kim Jacinto


    Hulk's been traveling around time stopping a team of Chronarchists from altering time to their liking. Time in general has been all completely messed up since the shenanigans that took place during the Age of Ultron, don't worry, we want to forget it ever happened too. So far he's stopped two of them, one in the old West that brought dinosaurs into the mix and a second one in medieval times that tried bringing some weapons to the king before man is supposed to get them. Its all looking pretty easy, that is until we learn the next and final Chronarchist is at the sight of Bruce Banner's accident when he becomes the Hulk. It seems that this Chronarchist is trying to undo the very creation of the Hulk! Well, let's just crack open this issue and see where it leads.

   

The Verbal Mosh Episode 244


We've got three books to talk about this week, and they are not too shabby at all:
Itty Bitty Hellboy #3, Superior Spider-Man #20, and Kick-Ass 3 #4. So click on the right here or also tune in as well on our Facebook page.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Daredevil #32

Daredevil #32
writer: Mark Waid
artist: Chris Samnee

Appropriately spooky themed since yesterday was Halloween. This issue was fantastic. I read it and was completely shocked by the ending. I'm not going to spoil it if you haven't read it already. I will talk about the other things that happened in the issue though.