Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Reboots & Relaunches Dec. 2013

Hey Gang, Tash Moore here. I’ve not done a proper review in what feels like a lifetime. But I swear that will change soon. My real job and the holidays have caught up to me. I owe them money. I’ll get back to making fun of all your favorite comics soon but until then I’m starting a new monthly column to talk about what’s going on in the world of comics and give my two cents. Which I guess is pretty much worthless. So I’d like if you gave it back, please. Anyway I’m going to call it Reboots and Re-launches. Wow, I remember back in the day when a new #1 would mean something. Now it means that Joey da Q. will just laugh at me and count my money. All the way to the bank. Yup.
Anyway I’ll look at some news stories from “News” sites like Newsarama and Bleeding Cool. Bear with me, folks.

One bright ray of hope is that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are re launching Daredevil with a new #1. How Original. Oh, I kid. Normally I’d make a big fuss but in case you’ve been living under a rock Daredevil is a damn fine comic. Did I mention that the price will go up from $2.99 to $3.99? No? Well I just did. Price jump be damned. I’ll still read it. Just as long as DD doesn’t get his sight back and turns out to be French. Oh, that’s already been done already!

Scarlet Witch and Rogue kill each other in Uncanny Avengers #14 . Which I guess really isn’t news because Marvel spoiled that big news to USA Today. Marvel pretty much spit in the face of everyone buying that book. I can’t for the life of me don’t know why the P.R. “Professionals” at the House of (Reused) Ideas keep revealing big plots of major books to the general public. They keep saying it’s to build buzz. Buzz to what? Those people never come in droves to buy the damn comic. Worst of all Rogue and Scarlet Witch will be back from the dead anyway. In what no doubt will be another “Event” book. Save yourself the hassle and just send Marvel your ATM card.

In DC News, Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. I would keep this to myself but I totally have a bad feeling about this. I think that WB is adding way too many characters to this damn thing. I mean I could be wrong and I hope I am. This would be a major set back to DC and it’s JLA movie if this damn thing flops. Zack Snyder and crew have got their work cut out for them. Also I have no idea who Gal Gadot is. Which I guess could be a good thing really. Going with a unknown has worked for WB before. The Late, great Christopher Reeves totally comes to mind. DC should just look to how Marvel got it right by using a slow burn and introducing the Avengers in separate films that didn’t suck. (Catwoman, I’m looking at you.) But I digress, it could be good. But don’t count on it.

Well I’m going to take a nap. I’ll be doing this again next month and I’ll be back with some new reviews in the coming weeks. So stay warm and read some good comics. Until next time, Make Mine (Cheap) Marvel.

-Tash Moore

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