Monday, June 30, 2014

The Verbal Mosh Episode 275

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On this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh comicbook podcast, we review Invincible #112, Superman #32, Batman #32, and Chew #42.
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Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #329

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Erik Larsen

Here it is folks, the final issue of the McFarlane/Michelinie Omnibus. It's been a wild ride, let's close it out with a bang. This opens with our recent villain Sebastian Shaw overlooking some new sentinels. His doctor assistant has made the connection between a Dr. Max Lubish conducting experiments at ESU around the time Spider-Man got his cosmic powers. Shaw is anxious to speak to the good doctor and get some answers. Back in NY, Peter is having some trouble helping MJ with her lines and she suggests he go out and take a swing. Sometimes the fresh thin air can help when clearing your head. While he's out on his swing stopping petty crimes, Shaw has arrived at ESU and is forcing Lubish to help him by blackmailing him. Everyone's got their secrets which are always kept...unless you're a villain. Then you know everyone's secrets. They're uploaded when you wake up. Back to reality now.

All the villains so far in Acts of Vengeance are still dealing with their losses, Graviton is flying around but hurt, and even up in space Loki is pissed at the mortals. So pissed that he uses his mischievous powers to bring together the three sentinels from the beginning of the issue. They have now combined to form one massive super dangerous Tri-Sentinel!!! Spidey's senses pick up on it quickly and he sees the Tri-Sentinel is making it's way for a near by nuclear plant and he's the only one who can stop it. Bit of course, because Graviton was there before, he makes another appearance but it dealt with quickly.

Friday, June 27, 2014

TPB Bonanza! Part 4

Congratulations, Garrey! You win the books seen in the Week 3 post. Please email us with your address so we can ship these books to you. Thanks!

On to Week 4 of the contest. Entry period 6/27-7/3/14. This week's prize:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Comics Rant: All New X-Men #28

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Stewart Immonen

Last issue in this book, the future Brootherhood was back. But how? Some of them died in the Battle of the Atom mini event? What's gives brah? Don't worry folks, all questions will be answered, along with new questions raised at the end of this book. Why? Because how else does Bendis keep you coming back for more? Oh Bendis, how I love thee. Back to business!

This issue opens up with a future beast who's basically mind raped himself into a fur all of crazy. In a room full of chalkboards, he's figuring names and dates of the past, trying to put everything in place. After all, this is the man who brought the original X-Men back in time and sort of destroyed the time stream by himself. He's approached by Xavier (our Xavier's son) and Raze. (Son of Wolverine and mystique...yo, she really gets around huh?) They've come to recruit Hank for their plan to fix everything in the time stream. But how?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tash's Pick of the Week: Thor God of Thunder #23

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Esad Ribic
Colors by Ive Svorcina

Well, I’m back and this time I’m bringing the pick of the week with me. As you can all probably tell from the header, I’m going with Thor: God of Thunder #23. Well really if you check out the cover it says 023, but who we kidding. This or any other Marvel book sure as hell ain’t gonna make it to triple digits. Amirite? You know I am. Back to my review, this tale takes place in the present and the future.

In the present, Thor deals with the crap that Roxxon oil is pulling by opening up plants in Thor’s beloved Broxton (by the way of the Golden Bridge) causing pollution that damn near drives everyone out of the town. Huh, who knew that having a Thunder God who fights all types of magical bad guys would not be a plus to your town?

The Verbal Mosh Episode 274

Our trade paperback contest is still running. We are into Week 3 of the giveaway. Be sure to take a look at our website to enter and see what this week's prize is.
On this episode of The Verbal Mosh, comic book podcast, we review Silver Surfer #3, Wonder Woman #32, Batman and Ra's Al Ghul #32, and Daredevil #4. So tune in to hear this brand new episode right here or also on our Facebook page.
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Friday, June 20, 2014

TPB Bonanza! Part 3

Congratulations Michael Gray! You are the winner of the books shown on the Week 2 post. Please email us with your address so we can mail you these comics. Thanks!

Week 3 begins now. Entry period is from 6/20-26/14. This week's prize:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Comics Rant: Amazing X-Men #8

Written by: Craig Kyle and Chris Yost
Art by: Ed McGuiness

    Coming off the big arc with Nightcrawler and a weird One-And-Done story with Spider-Man its time for another big ol' 5 part arc entitled World War Wendigo which can mean one thing for sure...there will be...X-Men in this book. Oh, and the Wendigo! Before the issue actually starts, the foreward gives you a little insight on the Wendigo and how its actually a curse put upon those who eat the flesh of other humans. Basically, you're a cannibal, you become a Wendigo. Which is something I actually didn't know so thank you Marvel for dropping some comic book knowledge on me. Anywho, this issue opens up at a meat packing plant in Ontario, Canada. Two worker are arguing over some shenanigans that do nothing for the story, but in the end the manager type figure straight cracks the worker in the face and on the way down, the poor kid snaps his neck on a ledge. Well,

The Verbal Mosh Episode 273

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Power Rangers?! Dragon Ball Z Kai???!!!! And comics, of course.
On this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh comic book podcast, we review Detective Comics #32, Batgirl #32, and Hulk #4. Check out this new Episode right over here or on our Facebook page.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #217

Written By Gerry Conway
Pencils By John Buscema
Inks By Sal Buscema
Colors By P. Goldberg

Hey there, kids and fully grown adults. Tash Moore here with a review for more Bronze Age Thor goodness. Well to be fully honest with you, some of the tales are a bit lackluster. No wonder they gave the book to Walt Simonson and let him do what he wanted. While the story could be hit or miss (Like almost anything like the big two throw at us each and every month) the art was always top notch. “Big” John Buscema always had a bevy of inkers to make his fantastic work look even better. Unless your name just happened to end with Colletta. We hate that guy. (And not just 'cause he was awful.) So that’s a major plus in my book. Which you can’t read. Hey, it is MY book. Go get your own, you troll faced goober.

Anyway, I’ve got a book to review and in this issue, Thor gets a break. Yeah, I’m just kidding, we all know he doesn’t.

Comics Rant: Giant Sized Spider-Man #1

Written by: Joe Caramagna
Art by: Scott Koblish, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Francesca Ciregia, and Elena Casagrande

    Still in full celebration mode for the return of our beloved Peter Parker, Marvel's been releasing more and more Spidey related stories all staring the original Web Head himself, Peter Parker. There's the newly launched Amazing Spider-Man with Peter, Dan Slott is also penning a mini series about Peter's first days titled Learning to Crawl, and now there's this Marvel One-Shot written by long time Marvel letterer Joe Caramagna. This is sort of like Learning to Crawl but its a collection of short stories about Peter learning about all his new powers and learning how to use them, all while putting a new fresh spin on the origin tale of the greatest super hero this age has known, Spider-Man.

    The first story is titled Behind the Mask. This, if you couldn't already tell, is about who is under the Spidey mask: Peter Parker. The typical story of Flash Thompson bullying the nerdy kid, Uncle Ben there with words of wisdom, the ever so imminent science accident

Friday, June 13, 2014

TPB Bonanza! Part 2

Congrats to Phillip! He left a comment and is now the winner of 10 free trades. See, it's as easy as that.
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It's now time for Week 2 of this contest. Entry period 6/13-19/14. This week's prize:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Moon Knight #4

Moon Knight #4
written by Warren Ellis
art by Declan Shalvey

That's right! I believe Moon Knight was my last Pick of the Week and now it's my current Pick of the Week too. We'll have to see how long it can keep up this streak.

It's another great stand-alone story that we've got here. It's nice. You don't have to worry about getting lost in the story if you don't remember what happened in the previous issues. That can happen if you read a lot of books or those books happen to fall behind schedule. But not this book... So far...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #328

Written by: Dave Michelinie
Art by: Todd McFarlane

    This issue wastes no time kicking up the action as it opens with a grey Hulk bashing some stuff around the Mesa Desert in Nevada. Overhead a helicopter flies nearer and nearer with a curious Sebastian Shaw inside wanting to do some business with the Hulk. They discuss the business on the way over to New York City. Speaking of New York, Spider-Man is doing what he's learned to newly do best and that's stop crime with awesome new powers! He can change the molecular state of anything by just touching it, and yes, that includes webbing up a bomb and turning his webbing to an adamantium box to eat up the explosion. He can even fly now. FLY. Ugh, this all sounds like Superman before 1986...I feel like I've made that joke about this book already. Oh well. Spidey flies home and is having a good night with his wife MJ Watson Parker and some friends before the festivities get cut short. The Hulk has arrived in New York and he's been promised a lot of money by Mr. Shaw,

The Verbal Mosh Episode 272

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Hot diggity dog! Tiny Titans is back!... If only for a short while.
On this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh, comic book podcast, we review Wake #9, Green Arrow #32, Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #1, Miracleman #7, and Captain America #21. So tune in right here or also listen on our Facebook page.
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #127

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

    The war is over, now we rebuild. That's the opening line for this issue of The Walking Dead. All Out War ended on a low note with Negan still alive but imprisoned and the Hilltop and the Kingdom coming together to move forward in this world. How will Rick deal with the threats to come and the threats right under his nose? Only one way to find out and that's to just dive into this damn book!

    This issue opens up with a group of survivors who've been making their way across with a couple horses and a tanker you see on Mack trucks. They get overrun by a herd pretty quickly though, tearing through their horse and even turning over the entire tanker! Now its an all out brawl putting the humans against the dead, but before it gets too gritty, and after only losing one member of the group, they're saved by a man on a horse in armor. Its Jesus! Him, Eugene and Rosita have some kind of system to steer herds in the direction they want. Its a very intricate plan they use, so the herds don't come anywhere near their towns. Jesus comes back to the new group and offers to bring them back to their location. In today's world, they're still careful, but offer a safe haven to all who seek it.

Friday, June 6, 2014

TPB Bonanza! contest

TPB Bonanza!

TPB= trade paperback
Welcome to week 1 of this 7 week contest. 

The details:
Limit 1 entry per household per week. Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years old to enter. If under 18, you must have your parents permission to enter. Any person currently or previously associated with The Verbal Mosh is ineligible to win. 

Each week for 7 weeks we'll be giving away a different stack of 10 trade paperbacks. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each contest post during each contest cycle. If you win, you are ineligible to enter and win again during the remainder of this 7 week contest.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #216

Written by Gerry Conway
Pencils by John Buscema
Inks by Jim Mooney
Colors by Geroge Roussos

In this story titled “Where Chaos Rules” it should just really be titled, “Where Continuity Chaos Rules.” Okay, not really a good title but you know, you get the idea. Tash Moore here, and seeing as how the summer is here and flash floods haven’t sent the Garden State out into the ocean, I can get back to the really important things in life. Like what might you ask? Well, penning this Bronze Age Thor tale from The Mighty Thor #216. Now you all know the deal by now that I don’t get too deep into the details (go read the damn comic for yourself.) but I give it to you quick and dirty. (That sounds wrong.)

Thor and the Asgardians along with Mercurio

The Verbal Mosh Episode 271

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X-Men: Days of Future Ultron.... wait a minute... Days of Future Past. That's it.
On this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh, we're reviewing only two books! Batman #31 and Thief of Thieves #21. So head on over here or to our Facebook page to hear this episode for FREE!
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