Sunday, December 27, 2015

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #2

Doctor Strange #2
Written By Jason Aaron
Penciled and Colored By Chris Bachalo
Inked By Tim Townsend, Al Vey & Mark Irwin

So much like R. Kelley, Chris Bachalo loves his mamma. Which he dedicates this issue of Doc Strange to. I can dig it. We get right back to where we left off from the first issue of the relaunched Sorcerer Supreme from the mind that made X-Men lighthearted, Jason Aaron.

We have Zelma, who's from the Bronx and also has some weird little purple demons coming from her head going to see Doctor Strange for help. Because let's face it, no amount of Oxypads will solve that shit.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #3

Amazing Spider-Man #3
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

I think I say this just about every chance I get, but I really do enjoy reading Amazing Spider-Man. Ever since Dan Slott has taken over the title solo he's injected it with so much fun, action, and a little thing called continuity, that it's like Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. are still at the helm. If you don't know what continuity is, don't worry, neither does Marvel editorial. Zing.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Comics Rant: Silk #1

Silk #1
Written By Robbie Thompson
Drawn By Stacey Lee
Colored By Ian Herring

Hey, look here, another new #1 from the House of Ideas. Marvel Comics. Well, in this case more like they had one idea (the reboot) and ran that shit into the ground. But as you might recall from The Verbal Mosh podcast, and if you haven't then shame on you, you know that I really enjoy Silk. It's a refreshing take on someone in the Spider-Verse that, you know, isn't a clone. Hey, I really enjoyed that run of stories. So send any and all complaints to

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Comics Rant: Batman #46

Batman #46
Written By Scott Snyder
Penciled By Greg Capullo
Inked By Danny Miki
Colored By Fco Plascencia

Super? Heavy? Superheavy? Yes, folks, the storyline that sent shockwaves throughout the Batman offices, since, well the last fucking storyline is still going strong. Jim Gordon is still the goddamn Batman, wearing what can only be described as Bat-workout gear and a mecha Batman suit. Seems like Scott Snyder has been watching too much Mobile Suit Gundam. Amirite? Okay, enough with the jokes. I got a rant to dive deep into.

Mr. Bloom has attacked. Okay, wait, that's too strong a word. Hmm, okay he's shown up at a fundraiser for new Gotham PD Commissioner Sawyner and Geri Powers, who runs Powers industry and created the new Batman program. He does the whole James Bond villain thing by talking to everyone, but just for a bonus, he kills some of the guests, too. Well, here's hoping homeboy had a check list of whom to off.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Comics Rant: Extraordinary X-Men #1

 Extraordinary X-Men #1
Written By Jeff Lemire
Penciled By Humberto Ramos
Inked By Victor Olazaba
Colored By Edgar Delgado

Jeff Lemire? Writting the X-Men? Sign me up. Oh, yeah. He totally brought over the Amazing Spider-Man art team with him. That's a legit plus. I no longer give a crap about the event books. So I have no clue how this new X-Team came about or just Cyclops did. I do know that that damn Terigen mist that powers the Inhumans has been let loose out on the Earth and given humans powers. Oh and it's totally killing the mutant race off by making them sterile. Bummer.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Comics Rant: Prez #5

Prez #5
Written By Mark Russell
Penciled By Ben Cadwell
Inked By Mark Morales
Colored By Jeremy Laswon

Just what is going on in this comic? You've got the American president dissolving US military might! Going to foreign nations and saying sorry for US policy! A killing machine with an identity crisis! All this and the complete and utter greatness that is Carl, The End of Life Bear. I kid you guys not, it's a big bear drone that gives out weed. My brother would love this dude. They'd be completely inseparable. Let's dig into this issue of Prez.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Comics Rant: Superman #45

Superman #45
Written By Gene Luen Yang
Drawn By Howard Porter
Colored By Hi-Fi

Hold on to your hats, folks, because this is going to get weird. Tash Moore here and with what little free time I have, I sat down on my couch and I got around to reading Superman #45 and man, I got a really good kick out of it. Parts of the book was good and some bad, but I did leave the reading with a laugh. Okay, to bring those of you who aren't reading this comic on the regular, Superman no longer has the Clark Kent guise to lean on. Yeah, you read that right. Everyone knows Big Blue's Secret I.D.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #2

Amazing Spider-Man #2
Written By Dan Slott
Penciled By Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked By Cam Smith
Colored By Marte Gracia

Again, Dan Slott and the Amazing Spider-Crew crank out another great Spidy web. (Pun intended, by the way.) It's James Bond meets the wall crawler. Except, you know, there's no PG 13 sex. Spidey is family friendly, you know. So we're picking up from last issue, which was yet another freaking #1! Parker Industries has it's webware device stolen by The Zodiac. Thankfully, Peter is smart enough to fuse Doc Ock's nano tech with his own to keep any unwanted  hackers from messing with his tech. Now that I think of it, is there really a WANTED hacker? No? Didn't think so.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #1

Amazing Spider-Man #1
Written By Dan Slott
Penciled By Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked By Cam Smith
Colored By Marte Gracia

Back I am. Tash Moore here and I am totally finished with my big move so I can get right back on with making rants about comics. Also, completely forgetting to remove/ any and all typos. Yup. Its a back to basics approach. Huh, kind of like what's going on in the pages of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Did somebody say, yet another reboot. I know I sure didn't. But with Dan Slott at the helm I mean, really, how bad could it be. So without delay, here's my rant on yet, once again, an Amazing Spider-Man #1

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Matt at New York Comic-Con 2015: Saturday

This day started much MUCH earlier than the rest. The 6 AM train on a Saturday would not get us there on time for a good spot, so me and a couple friends packed up a car, and crunched the numbers. With tolls and parking, we'd be paying the same exact amount of money as the train would cost, so we might as well get there much earlier than the rest. Up by 4, on the road by 4:30. We arrive at the Javits Center around 5:30, 6, and still had to wait a block and a half away. Not too bad for a Saturday though. Sure, the wait sucks, but we're in good company and the time flies by like nothing. That is, for whatever reason, until we hit the basement. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Matt at New York Comic Con 2015: Friday

Well, my day doesn't have the best of starts, but it also doesn't have worst. I wake up bright and early, get showered and dressed, and make it to the train station just in time to see the first train of the morning pull off. I just haaaaaaad to take that extra 3 seconds putting on my socks, didn't I? Then to make matters even better, my 6:30 train is 10 minutes late, giving more time to the early birds to line up ahead of me. I finally get to New York and what a beautiful place every single time. I swear, I'll never get tired of seeing this city, no matter how many times I come here. I catch a cab and book it to the Jacob Javitz Center and there's already a short line of people. A friend of mine who actually caught that 6 AM train is part of the first hundred in line, which just kind of adds salt to the wound, but the line isn't much longer. My spot in line is about three blocks away, or wrapped around the same block 3 times. It's now about 7:30 and the wait begins. Got my headphones in, got some good comics to read, the time goes by like nothing. Next thing I know, its roughly 10 AM and we're being allowed to hit the showroom floor. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 325

All New Hawkeye #5, Prez #4, Invincible #123, and Thief of Thieves #31. Those are the books talked about on this week's episode of the comic book podcast, The Verbal Mosh. We, also, discuss episode 2 from season 2 of Gotham. So, tune in right here to listen to this episode or check it out on our Facebook page.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Comics Rant: The Walking Dead #146

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

For a couple pages, we see how the towns people are mourning the loss of 12 of their own. Lives taken by Alpha as a warning to Rick not to cross the lines into Whisperer territory. After many tears and silence, the people begin to make their opinions known to Rick. Families and friends of those who were murdered demand action. Most offering to go into Whisperer territory themselves to take a couple of them out. It ends with a man saying Maggie should take over all the communities, then storming out. Knowing exactly what he was talking about, Rick still asks Maggie why he would say that. He wants to hear her say it, she executed Gregory, the man who tried to poison her and take back the Hilltop. An argument we thought we'd never see erupts between Rick and Maggie, leading to Rick actually hooking off on Maggie. She follows up by laying him the hell out.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Comics Rant: Miracleman #1

Miracleman #1
Written By Neil Gaiman
Drawn By Mark Buckingham
Colors By D’Israeli

Oh crap, a Miracleman title not written by Alan Mo…I mean, “The Original Writer.”  Since he didn’t want his name on the republished comic, I’m sure Marvel did what it always does and sent said royalty check to Stan Lee. Just because. Hey, if it’s good enough for Jack Kirby, it’s good enough for Alan Moore. So Neil Gaiman has taken over this book as per Moore’s recommendation. Moore’s run was surreal and violent. I read this whole run before but this is the first time I’ve owned it legit. It’s good but damn man, did this comic need all that fucking re-coloring. It’s like they fucked this book’s new coloring up just for spite.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 324

Silk #7, Thors #3, Daredevil #18, All-Star Section Eight #4, and Batman #44, along with season 2, episode 1 of Gotham are the things we discuss on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh, comic book podcast. So tune in right here, gang or you can also listen on our Facebook page.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Comics Rant: Midnighter #4

Midnighter #4
Written By Steve Orlando
Drawn By Stephen Mooney
Colored By Romulo Fajardo, Jr.

Well, well, well would you look at that? I have a new rant and it’s a modern comic book. Go figure. After wrapping up a new episode of The Verbal Mosh Podcast, I figured that now would be a good enough time as any to hammer this rant out. So to quickly fill you in, Midnighter, who was cool when he wasn’t so damn watered down in the pages of Mark Millar’s The Authority, has his own ongoing (if sales permit it) title. For the few of you who don’t know, he got his gifts from the God Garden (TM Warren Ellis.) and those cool WMD’s have been stolen. Along with his long lost stolen file with all his info on it, that he never knew about. Think Wolverine but totally getting it on with dudes. Wait, think Batman but totally getting it on with dudes. Wait, wait, wait, think if Wolverine and Batman had a baby. That pretty much sums up Midnighter.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Comics Rant: Action Comics #587

Action Comics #587
Love is in the air. Manly love that is!
Written and Penciled By John Byrne
Inked By Dick Giordano
Colored By Tom Ziuko

The Superman team up books continues. With much fanfare I might add. DC in the late 80’s was promoting the hell out of it’s Superman line of comics. And with much reason I might add. After a slight sales slump (Something that Batman titles don’t know a thing about.) DC decided to reboot Big Blue. Letting John Byrne hotshot the relaunched Superman book and let him turn Action Comics into the Superman team up book. Which I’ll admit was a good idea because let’s face, it’s always fun to have Superman interact with other heroes and villains of the DCU. Plus, I’m sure it kept John Byrne creatively happy, All while collecting a paycheck and bashing Chris Claremont, which to be fair, is pretty much warranted. Amirite? Of course, I am. On to the rant.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Comics Rant: New X-Men #132

New X-Men #132
Written By Grant Morrison
Penciled By Phil Jimenez
Inked By Andy Lanning
Colored By Chris Chuckry

Well, would you look at that. A New X-Men issue that totally made sense and didn’t seem like it was written in a whacked out drug state. You know, now that I think about it. That’s also how I write my rants. Hey, great minds think alike. Or, maybe just the crazy ones. I guess X-men editor put a gun to Grant Morrison’s head and forced him to write a compelling story. Okay, that may not be true. It might just have involved withholding royalty checks. Or something.

So way back, in the beginning of the Morrison’s run, he did a tale where the Sentinels blew up Genosha and killed millions of Mutants and Magneto. So after all the crap that went down with X-France (They dead.) and Weapon XII (Fantomex, FTW!) Prof. X and Jean stop on the island of Genosha to pay their respects. And hey, even Storm shows up to lend moral support. She’s on loan from the Chris Claremont X-Treame X-Men title, so yeah, she’s got a crappy early 2000’s uniform on.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Comics Rant: Batman #351

Batman #351
Written By Gerry Conway
Penciled By Gene Colan
Inked By Tony Dezuniga
Colored By Adrienne Roy

Bat-Vampire? Oh yeah. That’s really what’s going on in this issue of Batman. To bring you up to speed, Dick Grayson has returned to help Gotham and Batman out by once again becoming Robin. But he also has a new love interest, Dala. Dick met her while going to Gotham U. But as it would turn out, her and her brother are both Vampires. Man, I’m sure that happens to dudes in college all the time. Right? If anybody reading this and just started their secondary education and a girl shows interest in you, run like hell.

So Dala and her brother turns Robin into a vampire and in turn, he turns Batman into one, as well. Batman is fighting to keep himself from killing people, but Robin don’t care. First he comes on to Vicki Vale and tries to bite her, but she thinks he’s making a move and runs into her apartment.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #145

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard 

The lines have been drawn by The Whisperers. Alpha has taken the lives of 12 people from Ricks camp and killed them. Putting their heads on pikes marking the boundaries between Ricks group and The Whisperers. The last two being personal friends of Ricks: Rosita and Ezekiel. This was especially hard for Michonne, someone who was romantically involved with Ezekiel and took it for granted toward the end. The heads then begin to turn to Walkers. And Michonne must take on the hard task of finishing him off.

Everyone is finishing off the heads when Michonne tackles Lydia, screaming. She's asking if Lydia knew that was how Alpha worked. And calmly, Lydia tells her that her mother had never met a group as large as Ricks. And she also makes it known, calmly as well, that if Michonne doesn't get off, the knife that Lydia is holding will be halfway through Michonne's neck. Things get real intense when Carl even pulls a gun out on Michonne for attacking Lydia. I guess the box holds the power, huh?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #144

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

One of the most bone chilling endings in any issue of this book left us with Rick and Alpha on the top of a building overlooking her private stash of walkers. The largest collection of contained walkers we as readers have seen to date in this series. And it's being used as a weapon. Alpha has threatened Rick, telling him to back off or this comes knocking at the doors of his precious newly built community of towns. Upon returning back to the camp, Lydia is doing everything she can to get Carl to leave in peace without her. But Alpha has other plans for Lydia, whispering to Rick that she can not provide the safety for her daughter that people like Rick can, she bans her own daughter out.

On the way out of the camp, Alpha tells Rick

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Movie Review: Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four
directed by Josh Trank
starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and more.

I've said it many times on our podcast, but I enjoyed the previous Fantastic Four movies. The ones with Jessica Alba, Captain America, and the guy from Charmed in it. It seemed like the people in charge of this movie were mostly focused on reaching out to a younger demographic by having a young cast and including an inter-racial family. That's certainly what the previews focused on. It felt like the movie tried too hard to be hip and missed the mark. There was not a lot about this movie that I enjoyed. A few points I found interesting. Aside from seeing the characters and their specific powers, this movie didn't feel like a Fantastic Four movie which was my biggest issue with it.

The Verbal Mosh Episode 323

Thief of Thieves #30, Prez #3, and Superman #43. ASHORT episode for this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh, comic book podcast. Man, this is clearly the laziest show notes every, and I should know. RIght? SO just tune in right here, gang or heck, you can hear it on our Facebook page.
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Comics Rant: Superman #4

Erotic in some way? No?
Superman #4
Written and Penciled By John Byrne
Inked By Karl Kesel
Colored By Anthony Tollin

Violence, she wrote. No, I kid. There’s tons of it in this issue of Superman. No, really. Tash Moore here, and unlike some of the other people, I’m here with this rant, for you, the people. That’s right. All five of you. Don’t say I never did anything for you. Before I disappear under the wave that is a new NFL season, I’m still taking a strong look at John Byrne’s Man of Steel work. Sure, DC has thrown it to the side to make way for more Frank Miller Batman shit, but they gotta pay the bills. When did Superman every put DC on the map? Oh?

All that aside, this issue begins with Jimmy Olsen on a date.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Comics Rant: New X-Men #131

New X-Men #131
Written By Grant Morrison
Pencils By John Paul Leon
Inks By Bill Sienkiewicz
Colors By Chris Chuckry

As I sit here getting over a really bad fever, I felt now is a good time as any to pull myself up from hanging in my bedroom to read another issue of New X-Men and rant and rave about it. Cause hey, isn’t that what I do? Of course it is! I mean, it’d be nice if I got paid, but hey, that ain’t even gonna happen, so have at you. So Prof. X is in Paris, mourning the death of Darkstar. You know, a character so important to the X-Men franchise that when Morrison suggested to kill her off, nobody batted an eye. I know I didn’t. Ahem.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 322

Silk #6, Robin Son of Batman #3, Invincible #122, Secret Wars #5, and Batman #43 are the comics we review on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh. You can check this new episode out right here and on our Facebook page.
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Comics Rant: Batman #348

Batman #348
Written By Gerry Conway
Pencils By Gene Colan
Inks By Klaus Janson
Colors By Adrienne Roy

In this story titled “Shadow Play” Bruce, Dick and Alfred return to the countryside of Gotham and to Wayne Manor. Now that Dick is back in the role of sidekick, Bruce can stop being a total sissy boy and take up his crime fighting war back to the original bat cave. Good for him. Batman needs a little light every once in awhile. I mean, Gotham is a gloomy ass place, but it can’t be like that all the time. I mean, unless your last name is Nolan.

So Bruce and Dick are moving back into the original cave and the giant penny that they have ( Taken from Two Face, Maybe?) go rolling then the all do the just stand around and laugh with each other. Huh? That never seems to work for me while I’m out on the job. Plus, DC and Batman would never lie to me.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Movie Review: Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep
directed by: Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

Shaun the Sheep is a fantastic movie. The theme is quite classic, of characters realizing what they have once they've lost it. And, it's the characters that make this movie really great. The different animals show a range of personalities from being rude to level-headed. Just seeing the farm sheep get into antics in the big city was hilarious as they try to pass off as humans. The movie was so funny and heart-warming, too.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Comics Rant: Action Comics #586

Action Comics #586
Written & Drawn By John Byrne
Inked By Dick Giordano
Colors By Tom Ziuko

Superman continues his roll as the savior to Darkseid in this issue. Where we last left you, Superman had lost his memory and was put under the spell of Amazing Grace to be a slave to Darkseid. ( I didn’t make it up, folks.) But the only reason Supes is going all bad guy on us is because he was thrown into the fire pits of Apokolips. Huh, who knew that being thrown into searing hot flames would make you forget who you are? I’ll have to test this theory out. John Byrne would never lie to us. Right? (Wrong!)

Orion and Lightray of the New Gods are sent to try to make some kind of deal with Darkseid. I really can’t comment on what that deal was supposed to be. I wasn’t shelling out the $0.75 to find out. I’m not made of coins here folks. That change could be put to good use. Namely laundry, and the every once in awhile I decided to pay the parking meter. Ahem. Superman is being put threw through the wringer by Granny Goodnes, who is clearly the most laughable of the Fourth World baddies created by Jack Kirby. Superman is also still rocking an outfit that looks like something out of that shitty “Alexander” film by Oliver Stone. It looks just like something Collin Ferrel would have worn. You know, minus the bad blond dye job and piss poor acting. Yup.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Comics Rant: New X-Men #130

New X-Men #130
Written By Grant Morrison
Drawn By Igor Kordey
Colored By Dave McGaig

Prof. X and Jean Grey continue to team up with the mutant Fantomex to bring down Weapon XII. Oh, and maybe save some lives in the process. But hey, when you can barely keep yourself from being turned into a god damned cripple all the time, it’s hard to see Prof. X doing anything other than falling over and blaming somenone else for why he failed.

‘Hmmm, there’s a pumpkin bomb here, along with a glider. This can only be the work of Magneto! That monster.”

Magneto rolls eyes. “You know, we are in the Marvel Univere, you dick.”

Prof. X and facts. Go together like oil and water. Or just like when the fuck did this guy become a legit teacher. If X-Men has taught me anything, is that if you take a group of runaway kids and force them to wear spandex and do you bidding, like say sending them off to their deaths, nobody will call child services. Or the cops, for that matter.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 321

Superman #42, Thors #2, Daredevil #17, and Midnighter #3 are the comic books covered in this week's show.
Btw, the anime characters discussed during this episode that bugged Olivia were the two leadFEMALE students in Classroom Crisis. So tune in right here, and also on our Facebook page.
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Movie Review: Ant-Man

directed by Peyton Reed
starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena, etc.

This movie had the sad misfortune of me seeing it right around the time I was getting a wisdom tooth removed. Because of that I was in no mood to write a review for it, despite the movie itself being so fantastic. So, it's been a while and I may not remember every tiny detail about the movie but I'll try to talk about as much as I do remember.

First off, Paul Rudd is great. People I know who like one Paul Rudd movie, generally like all of his other movies too. My own first Paul Rudd movie was Clueless. A classic. Paul Rudd plays Ant-Man in this movie. Not the original Ant-man, Dr. Hank Pym, who's played by Michael Douglas. Hank Pym's glasses were really sweet looking. I could not stop staring at them from time to time.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Comics Rant: Batman #340

Batman #340
Written By Gerry Conway & Roy Thomas
Penciled By Gene Colan
Inked By Adrian Gonzales
Colored By Adrienne Roy

The MOLE!!! Holy Shit, Gene Colan, and his name is right there on the cover of the freaking comic. You got to remember, this was pretty much the times where the comic book character made the creator and the sales, not the other way around. But having Gene Colan draw your book was a very big deal. DC luring him away from big bad Marvel Comics was a real feather in their cap. I mean, the guy for years, did a fantastic job making Daredevil a top notch book and fans often wondered how his style would fit the Batman and shit, here starting in this issue, we get out wish.

Our story begins with a prominent business man is murdered in a very strange manner. But hey, I mean, it is Gotham. Everyone pretty much does in a interesting fashion. It’s the law.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Comics Rant: Adventures of Superman #426

Adventures of Superman #426
Plotted By John Byrne & Marv Wolfman
Written By Marv Wolfman
Art By Jerry Ordway
Colors By Tom Ziuko

More Superman/ Darkseid/ DC crossover goodness. And by goodness I mean the complete and total opposite of that. Tash Moore here, and I just started to bring you good folks, and the masses the greatness that is John Byrne’s Superman, but like most roads out there, you get a pothole. A pothole named DC Crossovers. This was basically a crossover to bring Jack Kirby’s New Gods back into the new DCU after Crisis On Infinite Earths. So yeah, Superman gets dragged in this tale.

So Supers was last seen thrown into the fire pits of Apokolips and since he’s the man of steel, he doesn’t die. But he kind of forgets that he’s Superman. Uhmm, I don’t think that’s how amnesia works, there guys, but hey, it’s a comic book. So goober pulls Superman

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tash's Pick of the Week: Prez #2

Tash’s Pick of the Week: Prez #2
Written By Mark Russell
Penciles By Ben Caldwell
Inks By Mark Morales & Sean Parsons
Colors By Jeremy Lawson

Tash Moore here and I’m bringing you my pick of the week. Clearly with all that I’ve read this week Prez #2 takes the cake. It’s weird, but this feels very much like the sleeper hit of the summer. Mark Russell and crew have crafted a tale that mixes comics and politics, which if you didn’t know just happen to be two of my favorite things ever. So in the future, Beth Ross is a high schooler who’s dad is dying. (Ouch.) She can’t seem to get any financial help, but on the plus side, she’s just won the electoral votes of Ohio during the Presidential Election. Saywhatthefucknow?

If you’re wondering how that happened, it’s that in the future (in 8 years.) people will be able to vote for President via social media. Shit, I can totally see that. Hell, In Oregon, they don’t even have polling places. You vote vial postal mail. I wonder if Al Gore beat George W. Bush by a slim margin cuz some goober forgot to add a stamp. Heh. Democracy at work, folks. So Beth wins Ohio because a viral video of her at her job at a Corn Dog fast food joint of her getting her hair caught in a fry pit of grease. Classy.

Comics Rant: New X-Men #129

New X-Men #129
Written By Grant Morrison
Drawn By Igor Kordey
Colored By Dave McGaig

Fantomex is still around and he ain’t going anywhere. Well, you know, other than wanting to go home. Tash Moore and we continue to tell you the tale of Prof. X and Jean Grey along with Fantomex in France……stupid French. The French Government wants Fantomex, because of something. But Prof. X ain’t giving him up. Something about morals or some such. So Jean, Charles and Fantomex go on the run to Fantomex’s home. Which happens to be this super awesome giant house built in the French Mountains. He also lives with his momma, which kind of takes away any cool factor about him. I imagine Fantomex yelling at his mother to “not touch his stuff.” Which I think translates into “Don’t drink all my orange juice” in normal speak.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 320

Silver Surfer #13, Robin Son of Batman #2, Invincible #121, and All New Hawkeye #4 are the books discussed on this week's episode of the comic book podcast, The Verbal Mosh. So check out this new episode right over here or heck, even on our Facebook page. 
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Comics Rant: Superman #3

Superman #3
Written & Penciled By John Byrne
Inked By Terry Austin
Colored By Tom Ziuko

Shit! Just about two months into the rebooted Superman by John Byrne and already we get a crossover that spans the entire DC comics line of titles. Good thing that DC learned their lesson and didn’t ever do that again. Oh. They didn’t? Meh. Something’s just never change. I for one am totally burned out on these line wide crossovers. But at least of this tale they got the New Gods. No word on if the folks over at DC paid any royalties to Jack Kirby. So yeah, John Byrne has been called on to turn chicken shit into chicken salad. All without having to carry Chris Claremont on his back.

The book beings with Lois Lane

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Comics Rant: New X-Men #128

New X-Men #128
Written By Grant Morrison
Drawn By Igor Kordey
Colored By Dave McCaig

Mutants, spoons and morally questionable weirdos and by that I’m talking about the X-Men. Tash Moore back again and I’m still running through the Morrison X-Men run. Yeah, I skipped a few (lots) issues. But hey, unless you want to come to my home and dig them out of the longbox that’s totally on the bottom, I clearly ain’t going to get to it. But if  you do make it here, I’ll force you to write up the reviews yourself, you lazy bum. I’m like a life coach, despite not caring or bothering to use spell-check. Yup. So lets move on with Igor Kordey, who at this point was switicing back and forth on the art chores with Ethan Van Scciver because Frank Quietly must have injured himself cashing his sweet ass Marvel Paycheck. Marvel, the only place that fucking pays you not to work. So long as your last name is Bendis or Fraction.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Comics Rant: Action Comics #585

Action Comics #585
Written and Penciled By John Byrne
Inks By Dick Giordano
Colors By Tom Ziuko

This issue of Action Comics opens up with the Phantom Stranger. Why is he here, you might ask? Why, back in the day, (1986) Action Comics was pretty much the Superman team up. Think Spidey with Marvel Team Up. Only with more art by John Byrne. Byrne was firing on all cylinders at this point and had his flow for the Man of Steel down pat. The Phantom Stranger is talking about a plot of land where killers, rapist and maybe Hitler were buried a mile off of Metropolis. The tale then switches to high above the city and Superman is looking old a gray haired. Why’s that? It because he’s battling Arathaza. She’s really a co worker of Supes who finds a magic diamond that turns her into a hulking amazon. (Not Wonder Woman.)

So Superman prevails over Arathaza

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #143

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

We ended the last issue with Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers at the actual fair that's being thrown by Rick's town. All while Rick, Andrea, Michonne and Dante are out looking for that exact group and Carl. What could she be doing there, infiltrating? Scoping out the town to attack later? Whatever her reason, it can't be good. She walks off and continues to shop around the fair. Just then, Ezekiel comes to that very blacksmith's stand and chats it up with a member of the boat crew that Michonne showed up with. After some BS small talk, the man, Pete just ends up telling Ezekiel that Michonne is still in love with him and he needs to get his shit together and go get her, so he runs off to prepare some Barry White albums for when Michonne comes back with Rick. Meanwhile, out in the real world, Rick and his troop are confronted by a Whisperer. After some tough talk, the messenger tells Rick that he will take him and only him to their camp to see Carl, the rest have to stay put where they are under the watch of some other Whisperers.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 319

Constantine the Hellblazer #2, All StarSECTION 8 #2, and Batman #42 are the books discussed on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh, comic book podcast. So tune in right here and even on our Facebook page.
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Monday, July 13, 2015

Reboots and Relaunches July 2015

Tash Moore here, and I’m yet again going to rant and rave with all the news and such from Comic Con 2015. Hey, remember when Comic Con was about comics? No? Neither does the motherfuckers who put on this con. Mark my words folks, Comic Con will stay in San Diego until 2018! Which is when Comic Con will leave along with the NFL Chargers. It’ll happen, you wait and see. Ahem, So Trailer’s is all that you see now a days and SDCC had tons, so I’ll just have a few things to say about that.

Batman V. Superman V. Lex’s Wig!

Bah! Only Zack Snyder could take a trailer and make people NOT want to go see his movie. That’s Snyder for ya, But hey, you get to see Wonder Woman, and look she’s uhh, standing and then, uhmm, doing something. What a way to sell a movie. Marvel/Disney take notes. The quickly burn them cause this shit ain’t working. But other than that, Ben Affleck  will star and direct a stand alone Batman film.  The Jury is still out on Batfleck. I tell you, Warner would have been better off by driving a large truck of money to Christopher Nolan’s house and signed him to direct and then get out of his way. But hey, you gotta love Jesse Eisenberg in that flowing red wig. Maybe he’s born with it, or maybe it’s Kryptonite poisoning!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Movie Review: Terminator: Genisys

Terminator: Genisys
directed byAlan Taylor
starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, and more.

This movie was fantastic for many reasons. The title is nostalgic in that it reminds me of the Sega: Genesis gaming console I used to play with when I was a child. I loved playing Sonic the Hedgehog. Heheheh. I loved seeing the scenes from the first Terminator movie used in this film. Younger Arnold Schwarzenegger had to fight older Arnold Schwarzenegger. So cool. I'll get to why there were two Arnold Schwarzenegger's further in this post. I saw this movie in IMAX 3D, and aside from one or two scenes that had some cool special effects, I didn't care for the 3D. I most certainly would've enjoyed this movie even more if I saw it in 2D because it took a couple of minutes for my eyes to adjust to the screen, so I'd recommend to anyone else to see it in 2D.

The Verbal Mosh Episode 318

Midnighter #2, Chew #50, and Secret Wars #4 are all the books we discuss on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh,COMIC BOOK podcast. It's a strange and short episode. Perhaps the humidity from the summer air has gotten to us.So once again, head on over right here or tune in for free on our Facebook page, to hear this new episode.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #142

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

This issue starts out with the bringing down of Gregory from the tree. Last issue he was hanged for the crime of attempting to murder Maggie. What makes it a little uncomfortable is Maggie then follows up with a speech about not becoming the kind of people who kill to punish. So you totally get this vibe like "its wrong...unless it happens to me." which makes me like Maggie just a bit less and I think everyone in the town got that same vibe seeing from the look on their faces. Back at Alexandria, the town is getting the last touches done on the first town fair. The booths are being built, the food is being put out. There's about to be a big ol party there at Alexandria! Meanwhile, Carl is still hanging with the