Thursday, July 31, 2014

Comics Rant: Magneto #7

Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Gabriel Hernandez Walta and Javier Fernandez

    So far Magneto has left Scott Summers and his new Uncanny X-Men. He's been out getting answers for himself after everything that happened in Battle of the Atom last summer (If you still haven't read that, go do yourself a favor. It was the best crossover event of the entire year!) He's been doing things rather harshly as well, asking questions, getting answers, and spilling blood. Recently he's being helped by Briar Raleigh, a girl who he hurt in an outrage some time ago, he doesn't know that though. This issue is another target he was sent for by her. It starts in a dark place, Magneto is sitting in a dark cell. Beaten and bruised, he's picked up by some men in suits who walk him through a hall into a larger room. There's cages surrounded the place, blood and bones everywhere. Erik realizes he's been brought to an arena.

    The book then takes a Tarantino and takes us

The Verbal Mosh Episode 278

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On this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh, we review: Superman #33, Batman #33,Batman and Robin #33, Amazing Spider-Man #4, Daredevil #6, and Silver Surfer #4. So check it out at this link right here or also on our Facebook page.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Detective Comics #33

Detective Comics #33
written and drawn by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

My favorite line to repeat from this story arc has still been "You got that ick?" It just sounds like some nasty disease that people are passing around for fun.

To be honest, I wasn't very enthused about any of the books that I read this past week. Detective Comics #33 made the cut for my Pick of the Week mainly because of the artwork.

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #219

Written By Gerry Conway
Pencils By John Buscema
Inks By Mike Esposito
Colors By Glynis Wein

This is it! The second to last issue of my (Tash Moore) reviews for the Bronze Age Thor. It’s been a good run, along with Trolls, Frost Giants and upset fathers. Sounds like a really bad Coen Brother’s Film. All we’d need is Steve Buscemi looking lanky and sad in a Thor outfit while John Goodman is rocking the Odin dud’s telling him to “Shut up, Donny!”  It’ll be great and just a little bit awkward.  But I’d still find Jeff Bridge’s Loki the best. “ Loki abides man. Loki abides!”

But enough with my craziness. This issue has Thor yet again confronting The Black Stars! And boy are they not happy.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Comics Rant: Daredevil #159

Written by: Roger McKenzie
Art by: Frank Miller

A room full of mobsters and gangsters sits in darkness watching a video of one of DareDevil's fights with Bullseye. A man offers half a million dollars to the man in the room who can bring him proof that the devil is dead in 48 hours. One man takes on the task, that man is Mr. Slaughter. Later on that day, Matt Murdock and his law partner Foggy Nelson are a bit late for court and Matt asks for an extension on the case. The judge allows is, but acts very sketchy himself. Almost like he's being paid to keep an eye on Murdock. Outside, a bum digs through the trash but he's not just a bum,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #129

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

    This issue opens up with Carl packing his things, getting ready to leave and go apprentice at the Hilltop. Meanwhile, in the basement, Rick has his own little talk with Negan. The prisoner reveals to Rick that he's been talking to Carl from time to time, and those talks have let him know Carl is leaving for the Hilltop. The conversation gets real tense when Rick confidently tells Negan he knows he'll die behind those bars. One bit of proof is the fact that Negan doesn't even curse as much anymore. Rick's convinced he's neutered him. He then leaves his prisoner to think about his future.

    All the preparations are just about done and both Rick and Carl are ready to hit the road to the Hilltop. Before leaving, Carl get's a visitor from a local girl named Anna.

Friday, July 18, 2014

TPB Bonanza! Part 7

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Verbal Mosh Episode 277

So, we're looking forward to seeing the new Teenage Mutant.... Jacked-Up, Full-Grown Mutant Ninja Turtles movie when it comes
On this week's episode of The Verbal Moshcomic book podcast, we review: Batgirl #33, Spider-Man 2099 #1, Daredevil #5, and Thor God of Thunder #24. So hit up the link right here for this new episode or feel free to check it out on our Facebook page.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tash's Pick of the Week: Moon Knight #5

Written By Warren Ellis
Art By Declan Shalvey
Colors By Jordie Bellaire

Oh, Moon Knight! As a young man, nothing made me more happy than reading comic books, Normally of the Spider-Man and Batman type and then playing a good video game. Mostly beat-em ups and fighting games. (Double Dragon and Street Fighter II to be exact.) I bring all these things up because after I read Moon Knight #5( Which you all can clearly see is my pick of the week.) I felt Moon Knight #5 combined all those things that I loved (Comics and Games) into a really awesome marriage. (Minus the fighting and name calling and calls to the cops to stop the fussin’ and the fuedin’.) of the two. I first got into Moon Knight thanks to the Marvel Essential program. Glorious black and white reprints of Doug Moench’s work from the 1980’s which is clearly worth it’s weight in gold.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Comics Rant: Daredevil #158

Written by: Roger McKenzie
Art by: Frank Miller

Here we are again kicking off another collection of older books in another Retro Review. This time around we're tackling the book that put both Frank Miller and DareDevil on the map. You know him from projects like Sin City, 300 and The Dark Knight Returns. Now well get to see where it all started.

This was a very short issue. I'm not sure if that's because of the way comics were in that time (late 70's) or if McKenzie couldn't wrap up this arc in a longer manner. Either way, it stands out just as fine. Our hero, Matt Murdock has been kidnapped by some animal dude guy things leavi his law partner Foggy Nelson back at the office, hurt with all their secretaries. Matts taken throughout the city by these guys and it leads to a cemetery. He's then confronted by the dreaded Death Stalker.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Comics Rant: Captain America #22

Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Carlos Pachecho

    Everyone seems to be winding down from the last fight Cap had to endure against the Iron Nail. S.H.I.E.L.D. can't be trusted by anyone, shocker, Steve has had the very youth sucked out of his body. Its a very bitersweet issue. Lots of emotion coming from everyone involved. Nothing screams convenience though, like a giant portal opening up and Arnim Zola's (yes, we thought he was dead too) entire castle and army of minions come through and start attacking New York after the fight Cap was already preoccupied with. YAY plot movement!!! A good amount of this issue is spent in Cap's room with him, Nic Fury and Maria Hill. Cap is seeing on the news different developments about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s super weapon which Steve was forced to destroy last issue. Well, it turns out its in a secret location being fixed. This pisses Cap off to no avail, he had his youth taken away and basically, his powers are gone. All for what? To know the very thing he had to stop can just come back for "just in case" matters. Yeah, it wouldn't sit right with me either. Also, side note. Jet Black and the Falcon are totally hooking up thanks to cheap wine!

Friday, July 11, 2014

TPB Bonanza! Part 6

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Reboots and Relaunches: July 2014

Hey there, folks. Tash Moore here back with the post you all seem to love, but can never seem to keep around. Much like a family member who takes the coins in your piggy banks then slides out of a window in the dead of night. (That really happened to me in the summer of 1996. No lie.)  It’s Reboots and Relaunches. Named for every time someone’s sales are slipping in any book. One of those two things happen. Shit, look at how bad things got for DC, and they did BOTH to all their titles. I’m slowly waiting for this to happen over at Marvel. If only so they can find a way to finally get that Captain America/ Goofy crossover By Mark Waid and Geroge Perez. I’d buy it. Shit, you know you would too! Legit! But really as always I’m just here to report “News” and then add my own wit to it. And by wit I really mean that I’ll give my opinion of the comic book news.  For the record, almost anytime when anyone writes “opinion” on the Internet they really mean total hatred. I’ll try to be a little more kind here, but no promises.

So the first shot of Superman or fucking Hopeman, if Kal-El is to be believed in “Man of Steel”  from the Batman/Superman movie due out in the next two years hit the interwebs. Holy crap it looks……just like the same damn suit he wore in Man of Steel. Huh. Must have been a real slow news day. What? Rob Liefeld didn’t draw something that day? Ahh I kid about good ol’ Rob. But no, I’m totally serious that no one should "mark out" for a photo of Henry Cavill in his Superman duds standing in the damn rain. The only people who should are the goobers who sit down and somehow watch the Twilight films and don’t feel the overwhelming urge to dig their eyeballs out. Nuff Said.

The Verbal Mosh Episode 276

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Friday, July 4, 2014

TPB Bonanza! Part 5

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Movie Review: No Clue

No Clue
directed by Carl Bessai
written by Brent Butt
starring Brent Butt, Amy Smart, David Koechner, and more.

"No Clue" is a funny detective film. It has a very classic premise, too. A young woman named Kyra (Amy Smart) enters the office of a private detective. She's sobbing. She's desperate to find out what's happened to her missing brother. Leo Falloon (Brent Butt) agrees to help the woman out and he's off to solve the mystery from there. The twist in the story comes from the fact that Leo is not a real detective!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #128

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

This issue picks up directly where the last left off, with Negan and Carl. Carl had just reminded Negan that he does indeed still wish to kill him. Negan feels a little taken back by this though, thinking he and Carl were friends. I'm not too sold on that, I'm sure Negan will say anything at this point to get people to like him. The next day goes on like usual, Rick is making his rounds and checking that everything in the town is going according to plan, Andrea is doing some extensive interviewing. Making sure to write down every possible detail she can about every person. At least Carl has made some real friends, and even picked up whittling. He makes animal carvings out of blocks of left over wood and sells them to the neighborhood people. That's really good for him, as it gets him out there and social for once. Lord knows that damn kid needs it.

Meanwhile, out on a regular round up two soldiers run into some walker trouble. Heh, get it. RUN into some WALKer trouble. I'm a hoot.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Amazing Spider-Man #3

Amazing Spider-Man #3
written by Dan Slott
art by Humberto Ramos

In this issue of Amazing Spider-Man, Peter still needs to run about and re-organize his life after having Doctor Octopus mess around with it. It's like: "Hey, Ock. You could have at least put everything back where you found it. -_-" But it makes for an interesting story to see the ways in which Peter puts his life in order. The writing is a lot more creative as compared to the issue where he lets the Avengers know that it's really him by saying: "Hey, guys. It's really me. [Insert funny quip.]" Avengers: "Oh, yes. It must be him." Note that that wasn't the exact dialogue, but pretty close.

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #218

Written By Gerry Conway
Pencils By John Buscema
Inks By Jim Mooney
Colors By G. Roussos

Well I am back as we have just a few more issues to wrap up this Bronze Age run of the Mighty Thor. It’s been a bit of a mixed bag but you know what? Almost any comic book you pick up, that could be the case. So away we go. But even more so the art has been fantastic. John Buscema is one of the all time greats and it’s pretty funny that he wasn’t a big fan of drawing super heroes. He was more happy doing Conan and sword and sorcery comics. He’s awesome with both, so “Big” John is totally a master in my book.

So yet again, with all the craziness that’s happened in the last few issues, Thor would like nothing more than to sit down in Asgard and catch a beer with the Warrior’s Three and dear old Dad, Odin. But there is no rest to be had! Odin knocks Thor’s hooch out of his hand and tells him there is a great danger to the universe…… AGAIN! Jeez, will Thor ever catch a break? I guess not.  So Thor, Sif and the former Rigel Colonizer Tana Nile go to her home planet because the planet has been taken over and blown away by... wait for it…. THE BLACK STARS!!!!