Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tash's Pick of the Week: Animal Man #27

Written By Jeff Lemire
Art By Rafael Albuquerque
Colors By Dave McCaig

It’s on! Like some sort of hot buttered treat. Tash Moore here with my pick of the week, which is Animal Man. Much like Animal Crackers, I can’t seem to get enough of this title. Is it me or does Animal Man seem like the most original story being told in the DCnU? Quick hide Jeff Lemire before Dan Didio knocks him and locks him in a closet for not being American or a guy not named Lee or Snyder. Ahem, Animal Man is stuck doing battle in the Red and has to fight the evil totem that turned on the good totems.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #319

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane

    Last we left our red and blue hero, we had no cards left against the newly improved Scorpion. This villain had taken the man he was supposed to kidnap, hostage and threatened to kill him, if he wasn't replaced by J. Jonah Jameson. Whew, that was a mouthful, now let's get to business and get on with THIS issue. the very first page has our hero swinging through town carrying around...a pizza?! Yeah, don't worry Spidey, we can't believe you're doing this too. I know times are tough at the Bugle, and Parker probably finds it hard to sell some pics, but to resort to delivering pizzas?! Oh, wait, its to the Scorpion himself. Figured he couldn't order out, military would show up. At least if he sent Spider-Man for a pizza, he knows he won't get caught.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Comics Review: Inhumanity: Spider-Man #1

Written by: Christos Gage
Art by: Stephanie Hans

    This was a book I definitely didn't have plans on buying. I haven't been too satisfied with the last couple of Marvel's "event" books (Infinity and Age of Ultron) and spinning out of Infinity was this big hype on the return of the Inhumans. Inhumans this, Inhumans that, Inhumanity! Well I'm not sold. But I walked into my local comic shop in a bit of a rush last week and as I skimmed my books before purchasing I saw this title, and as you guys know me for being a sucker for covers, this one really stood out to me. On the front is Spider-Man, my all time favorite super hero, and a real life true hero of New York, a member of the Fire Department. They almost look like they're floating, and in between them is what looks like a child, bound at the feet by Spidey's webs.

The Verbal Mosh Episode 254

New comics to talk about!
There's Chew #39, Wonder Woman #27, Batman #27, Batman and Two-Face #27, Captain America #15, and Wolverine and the X-Men #40. Now tune in right over here to hear this episode for free!
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Olivia's Pick of the Week: Fantastic Four #16

Fantastic Four #16
written by Matt Fraction and Karl Kesel
art by Raffaele Ienco, Karl Kesel and Lee Allred

This issue was Fantastic. ;) It wraps up the FF story-line with it. There's another joke at Uatu's expense. And there's a barbecue. Barbecues are great. It makes me think of good food, good weather and not any of this "polar vortex" stuff.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Comics Review: Cable & X-Force #18

Written by: Dennis Hopeless
Art by: Angel Unzueta

Yet again I've put myself in a predicament where I'm looking at my week of books and thinking "Wow this is all I've got?" And yes, as I'm sure you can tell y my choice this week, I've picked out the absolute top notch books to read this week. Sigh, when's Peter coming back? *cough cough March cough cough* Ok enough of that, let's get back to business!

In the absolute shortest of words, everything in Cable's life has been totally and completely #&@%'ed these last couple months. His head has been stabbed, his powers have been taken and given and taken, his team almost all died in one issue, but at least his baby girl Hope is back. The reason for most of his stress and the cause of a lot of problems over the years, one if them being Bishop. For those of you who don't know, Bishop is another time traveling mutant who was hellbent on killing Hope, claiming that would, in fact, save the mutant race instead of keeping her alive. And as you can see by this cover, Cable isn't too thrilled about Bishop being back around.

The Verbal Mosh Interview: Norm Breyfogle Part 3

Part 3 of 3 of the Verbal Mosh interview with comicbook artist Norm Breyfogle. In this final segment, Norm talks about the Star Trek series, comic book relaunches, the advancements and restrictions of comic book materials for print, vacationing on the moon, and more.And It can all be found at this link right over here. Click Me :)
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Monday, January 20, 2014

The Verbal Mosh: Norm Breyfogle Interview Part 2

Part 2 of 3 of The Verbal Mosh interview with artist Norm Breyfogle. In this segment, Norm talks about some of his recent work, the ups and downs of working in the comic book industry, venturing into writing, more on the Superman movies, meeting Margot Kidder, and more. And it all can totally be found at link right over here.Enjoy!
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The Verbal Mosh Episode 253

We're back to reviewing comic books. In episode 253, we review: Batgirl #27, Nightwing #27, Miracleman #1, Superior Spider-Man #25, Thor God of Thunder #17, Daredevil #35, Amazing X-Men #3, and All New X-Men #21. Check this brand new episode out right over here!
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The Verbal Mosh Interview: Norm Breyfogle

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Friday, January 17, 2014

The Verbal Mosh Episode 252

We are finally back. Old man winter can't keep us down forever.
We've only got three books to talk about on this episode: Green Arrow #27, Green Lantern #27, andSuperman #26. Hoh boy!Check out this awesome new episode right over here And the 2013 Book of the Year was recently announced on our 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Comics Review: Talon #14

Written By James Tynion IV
Art By Emanuel Simeoni
Colors By Jeromy Cox

It’s the end of the run for Talon. I wont’ be going over this book any more as it’ll be replaced by Green Lantern in the next few weeks. I’ve decided to drop this book and it’s nice to see that the writer is also wrapping up his run on this title. Good news for everyone. But as they say, every beginning has an ending and vice versa, so away we go. Talon is still fighting for his life at the top of the Orchard Hotel in Gotham. With the Super Talon causing all types of trouble things seems bleak for our hero.

Comics Review: Walking Dead # 118

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

The stakes are high, hostages have been taken and no one is safe, even if they're on your side of the fight. We last left this comic with Rick's group having a plan to take out all of Negan's outposts individually while Negan's main outpost of overrun with walkers. Negan doesn't have much time to escape, but hasn't done much to help himself. Its not looking too good for the bad guys here, but there's still a lot of story left. A small group returns to the hilltop community where Maggie is staying, and they fill the group in on what's been going on. Maggie isn't too thrilled, as she knew nothing about the plan. Rick was keeping this a secret from a lot of people, and its not rubbing them the right way. Maggie gets even more mad when someone from the returning group tries to convince everyone to give in and just side with Negan, calling him a reasonable man. For those of you who don't remember, or those who haven't read it ***MAJOR SPOILERS***

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2013 Book of the Year: Marvel's FF

It was a few days before the end of December 2013. The conversation went something like this:
-Hey! The year is almost over. We should decide what book will be the 2013 Book of the Year.
-Yeah. What was the best book put out this year?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Comics Review: Superman Unchained #5

Written By Scott Snyder
Pencils By Jim Lee
Inks By Scott Williams
Colors By Alex Sinclair
Flashback Art By Dustin Nguyen
Flashback Colors By John Kalisz

Tash Moore here. No new episode of The Verbal Mosh until mother nature chills out with that snow and crap. The postal service (not the band) is moving pretty slow. You’ll get a new episode soon so hold tight and keep warm. If you were smart you could just sleep with a cat for extra warmth. If it’s good enough for Bret Hart it’s good enough for you! Legit! Speaking of Babyfaces, I’m reviewing Superman Unchained #5 (or lets give Jim Lee a high profile book so we can justify what we pay him.)

This issue starts out with a young Clark Kent and Lana Lang playing back in Smallville.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #318

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane

Finally, that Venom ordeal is over. He was left basically dying on a beach and now Spidey's got a stinger of a match ahead of him. Whoo I crack myself up. This issue opens up with the Scorpion in some kind of training facility and he's got a brand new set of duds. He's got some new upgrades on his stinger and his tail can now bend and attach to things. We now learn that none other than Justin Hammer has funded this new get up for Scorpion and it's in exchange for a job, of course. Scorpion is to kidnap General Musgrave and bring him to Hammer. Scorpion leaves the facility on a helicopter and Hammer is left with an assistant to ponder this new business move. Meanwhile, a young recently homeless couple are found checking out apartments in New York City.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
directed by Peter Jackson
starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more.

I saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug a little after Christmas. I'm sure many people have seen the film by now, as it's been out for a few weeks. It was a really good film. It's nice building up the anticipation and excitement to see the next in this movie trilogy, just as it had been when I first found out about the Lord of the Ring movies and just as it will be when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is released.

When I first found out about the Lord of the Rings movie it was through a coming attractions tv show. After finding out it was based on a book, I scrambled to read the first book in the three... four months?... leading up to the first movie release. After the third movie had been released, I had read all three books and the prequel: The Hobbit. I haven't re-read them since and part of me thinks that maybe I should but the other part of me enjoys re-discovering what happens in The Hobbit through the films.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Comics Review: Walking Dead #117

Welcome back everyone! Back from a long much needed holiday break. Hope everyone had a safe and pleasant ChrismaHanuhKwanzikah and a happy new year. So what way to bring in these next 12 months of joy in than with some hell and Walking Dead? I can think of at least 4 other ways, but we may have kids reading so we'll just stick to the comics.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Comics Review: Mighty Thor #205

Written By Gerry Conway
Pencils By John Buscema
Inks By Vinnie Colletta

It’s a mad mad world and it’s all Thor’s fault. Thor is still trapped in the realm of Mephisto and things don’t look good. I was really excited to read this issue because it’s got a rare early appearance of Mephisto before Marvel really ran the character into the ground (One more day). Throw in that the story is awesomely drawn by Big John Buscema and you’ve got a sure fire winner here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Reboots & Relaunches Jan. 2014

Reboots and Relauches #2

    Yet again with 2013 over I can totally start raging on 2014. Tash Moore and I’m going to be adding my cheap thoughts (no refunds) about what’s going on in the comic book industry. Lots of “news” and so on. We here at The Verbal Mosh want you to be (somewhat) informed. So without further ado...

Gal Gadot responded to the Internet on her being way too bony to play Wonder Woman.