Friday, February 28, 2014

Tash's Pick of the Week: Daredevil #36

Written By Mark Waid
Art By Chris Samnee
Color By Javier Rodriguez

Talk about stopping the presses. Tash Moore here with his pick of the week and I’m sure that if you’ve been keeping up with the pod cast (Shame on you if you haven’t) you know that Daredevil #36 is my pick. Mark Waid, Chris Samnee and crew have done a bang up job with this title since the relaunch. It’s been the most removed from carbon copies of Frank Miller’s Man Without Fear, which is really refreshing.

So in this issue, which is the last before we get a new #1 (Which won’t bring in new readers, no matter what Marvel says.) our boy Matt throws caution to the wind to bring the Sons of the Serpent to light by telling the open court that he is indeed Daredevil.

The Verbal Mosh Episode 258

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It's a brand new episode! We're talking aboutWonder Woman #28, Batman and Two Face #28, Animal Man #28, Captain America #17, and Amazing X-Men #4. It can be heard right here for free and also on our Facebook page.
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #323

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane

    Welcome back to another star spangled Retro Review! This time around we bring you the team of Captain America and Spider-Man for part 4 of 6 of the Assassin Nation Plot. Someone's killed the prime minister of Symkaria and left behind some clues that have ties to the C.I.A. That's right, OUR C.I.A. So no more dilly dallying, let's see what happens next!

    So this story starts off in France, with a man calling himself Solo doing some vigilante work. He taking out some of those Ultimatum Soldiers in the sewers of France. He's looking to find the higher ups of the Ultimatum chain for reasons only he knows for now. Back over in Symkaria, the US Ambassador has finally arrived but the people of the country aren't too happy to see him, since they know about the links to the C.I.A.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Kick-Ass 3 #6

Kick-Ass 3 #6
written by Mark Millar
art by John Romita Jr.

It's not looking good for Hit-Girl. Not one bit. Kick-Ass 3 #6 is my Pick of the Week this week. Though there's some back-tracking, learning more of Mindy's past, I feel the story is moving forward at a good pace with lots of interesting plot twists.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Verbal Mosh Episode 257

These stories take too dang long to make any sense!
This week on The Verbal Mosh, we review: Batman #28, Batgirl #28, Nightwing #28, Superior Spider-Man #27, Thor God of Thunder #19, and Wolverine and the X-Men #41. So tune in right here for this one. Also on our Facebook page.
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Comics Review: The Punisher #1

Written by: Nathan Edmondson
Art by: Mitch Gerads

The Punisher is back, baby! Frank Castle has returned to the Marvel U in his All New Marvel NOW! title and boy I couldn't be happier. I love what Greg Rucka did with the character and I was very sad to see it go. So you know I was more than ecstatic to hear it was coming back. Let's see if Edmondson can match up to Punisher writer's past. 

We open up in Togo, near the Ghana border. A hostage situation. Lights go dim and some soldier folk break in, taking the hostage away. We can only assume these guys are good. The chopper flies away and that's the end of that. A very confusing way to start a book, but I'm sure it'll tie in eventually. Now we're in Mexico, where Frankie boy is doing some light swimming. An explosion here, some gunshots there, and our protagonist has his target right up front.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tash's Pick of the Week: Captain America #16.NOW

Written By Rick Remender
Pencils By Pascal Alixe
Colors By Edgar Delgado, Antonio Fabela & Israel Silva

So the pick of the week is back. I wish you could blame me for this being late but you can really blame the weather. Yeah, that makes sense to me. It’s the weather. And to be truthful the weather here on the east coast has been crappy. Once it gets to spring I’m sure we can get back to talking about super strong guys in tights beating on other people. Ahem. This week my pick is Captain America #16.NOW  Wow look at that, Marvel hates us so damn much that they aren’t even using just  numbers anymore.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop (2014)
directed by Jose Padilha
starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and many more.

It's been quite some time since I saw the original RoboCop movie. What I remember most about it was the violence. With this new re-make of the film I kept a fairly open mind about what to expect and it didn't disappoint. In fact I liked it a smidge more than the original just because I remember feeling like the original was SO violent.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Comics Review: Mighty Thor #207

Written By Gerry Conway
Pencils By John Buscema
Inks By Vinnie Colletta
Color By Glynis Wein

Hi ho there gang. I’m Tash Moore and I’m back with my review for the Mighty Thor #207. It’s been a few weeks since I hammered (Mjolnir?) one out. But hey  we don’t charge for any content on this site. When we launch The Verbal Mosh with premium content and start charging you, then you can let the hate mail fly. Anyhoo, Loki is hiding out in Vermont. I know that if I were a God on earth I’d pick a much better place to hide out. Get your pointy head in the game, Loki!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #322

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane

This issue takes place overseas so get your passports ready as we head into the fictitious homeland of the Silver Sable, Symkaria! Where the fighting doesn't wait not one second. After a good beat down, turns out all Sable and Spidey stopped was a regular robbery. Back at the castle of the royal family, everyone's getting ready for a big celebration. They're celebrating the anniversary of the royal bloodline staying in power, but also the king is having a baby which means the bloodline will continue. Before they part ways, Spidey and Sable meet up with the country's prime minister Limka. He seems a bit sketchy, and his intelligence team hasn't helped Sables cause too much. Sable decides to stay with the king, so Spidey takes this time to do some investigating the only way he knows how.

The Verbal Mosh Episode 256

A little underwhelmed by the books in this week's episode. We're reviewing Trillium #6, Green Arrow#28, and Green Lantern Red Lanterns #28. You can tune in right here or on our Facebook page.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #321

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane

    We're back with part two of six of the Assassin Nation Plot, and what a way to end that last issue, right?! For those of you who don't know...wait...SPOILERS!!!...Aunt May has a serious heart condition and only six months to live! So we start with Spider-Man and Paladin out trying to get some answers again, doing the usual. Beating up bad guys, wrecking hideouts and for Spidey, hitting harder and liking it. He's letting his rage and concern for Aunt May get the best of him out on the field. He's sloppier, less focused, just worried about hitting things really super hard. Spider-Man causes just enough of a violent distraction that lets Paladin head into the building they're outside of so he can get some info. Inside, its all computer discs, something Paladin isn't too familiar with, so he takes everything! He and Spidey go their separate ways, leaving Paladin with info, and Peter pissed. Over at Aunt May's boarding home in Queens, Peter can't hold it in any longer.

Comics Review: Walking Dead #120

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

Last we left these folks, Denise was busy getting her arm torn into by a zombified Holly, and as my man Ron Burgundy would say "Well...THAT escalated quickly."

Rick wastes no time acting on this tragedy, he puts a bullet in Holly's head and calls out for something sharp. A hatchet, a knife, ANYTHING! He needs to cut off her arm before the infection gets in too far. Then, even if they amputate it'll be useless. Heath, Denise's boyfriend runs over to help. When an explosion goes off right behind him tearing off one of his legs! Negan's began throwing grenades over the wall into the town! Chaos ensues EVERYWHERE. Bombs are going off near houses lighting them up on fire, forcing the people inside to escape. Luckily, the people of Rick's town are quick thinkers. Jesus actually catches a grenade and tosses it back over the wall taking out some of Negan's men with it! This almost takes out Gregory, Rick's inside man hidden in Negan's ranks.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Verbal Mosh Episode 255

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It's Episode 255. It's cold. And I wish I had some tea... Anyhoot!
This week we discuss: Thief of Thieves #19, Invincible #108, Superman #27, Miracleman #2, Superior Spider-Man #26, and FF #16. Tune in right here or also in our Facebook page.
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Comics Review: Walking Dead #119

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

Things have been a little shaky for our heroes as of late. Rick's army has been split in two, to better take down Negan's outposts while the main hideout of the baddies is overrun with walkers. Ricks group has been doing just fine, but Ezekiel's group wasn't as successful. They couldn't take down the post, lost a lot of good men, and even Ezekiel's pet tiger, Shiva. Who knows what's to come next in this issue!

Lately, the surviving groups haven't been fighting walkers. They're not something to be worried about, not anymore. Loved ones are dying at the hands of other living people, and that's not going over too well with some of the folks in Ricks group. That's causing emotions to crack, sadness and anger. Ezekiel even breaks down a bit, still torn over Shiva. Luckily, he's staying with a woman who don't take no shit.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Thor God of Thunder #18

Thor God of Thunder #18
written by Jason Aaron
art by Das Pastoras

I wasn't too crazy about any of the books for this past week so when it came time to decide which would be my Pick of the Week, I chose Thor. It's been a very well written book. This issue played with some interesting themes, made more interesting by the characters, that in particular being a dragon.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Comics Review: Superior Spider-Man Team Up #9

Written by: Kevin Shinick
Art by: Marco Checchetto

This is a book I almost dread to read every month. I buy it for a couple reasons, I love Spider-Man, and I love Team Up books. And when Spider-Man AND Team Up are in the same title! Well, you just gotta buy it! Anywho, when I saw the creative team on this issue, I did get excited. I like Kevin Shinicks writing and I absolutely love Marco Checchetto's art. So let's stop wasting time and see what's inside this juicy book. 

Another quiet New York day, and Spider-Man is swinging around this quiet town. The peace and quiet is cut short though when someone starts shooting at Spidey! We learn that it's Frank Castle, The Punisher. Last time he went toe to toe with Spider-Ock, he lost.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Comics Review: Amazing Spider-Man #320

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane

    Here begins a brand new story arc, a 6-parter called The Assassin Nation Plot! This story starts off with Peter in his lab at ESU working on some new stronger webbing. Might as well right? Once that's over, its time to test out the new formula, and there's only one person who can do that, and that's the Amazing Spider-Man! While he's out testing this, over at Aunt May's boarding home, MJ gets a phone call from an old friend, Harry Osborn. He and Liz are moving into a new apartment in Soho and just wanted to get some help from MJ and Peter. The call is short, and Aunt May starts acting a bit weird. She seems like she's waiting on a call, wanting to keep the line open as long as she can. Meanwhile, back on the streets of New York, Spidey finds some knocked out guys at a catering joint. Inside the building he finds the Paladin, an ex gun for hire.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Reboots and Relaunches February 2014

Hello to all out there and welcome to the February edition of Reboots and Relaunches. The Internet column where I take news about the comic book industry and spin it for my own needs. Which now that I think about it, that’s just about every damn “news” site out there. Anyway we’ve (I’ve?) got a great deal of news to go over and I’ll add my opinion to it. I’ll try to stay on the straight and narrow like MSNBC. They have crappy ratings. So I’ll just say that everything about the comics industry hates America, just like Fox News! Thanks to FOX News we all now know that you can lie and get away with it. Just like in the movies.

Speaking of movies, Jesse Eisenberg has been cast in the unnamed Man of Steel sequel. As Lex
Luthor, no less. I assume in this film Lex will create a computer program to kill Superman. But at some point will sue Supes over it and take it public.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Comics Review: Mighty Thor #206

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

Tash Moore back here to give you more goodness from the Bronze Age tales of that sissy boy who has daddy issues, Thunder God Thor. For a really tough guy, he sure does mope around a bunch. The Mopey Thor!!! No, sorry to say it but it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Oh well, go figure.