Thursday, April 30, 2015

Reboots and Relaunches: April 2015


Well here we are again. I’m Tash Moore and so I kind of stay true to my word, I’m bringing you Reboots and Relaunches! Bringing you new (not really) and notes from around the comic book industry. Okay, it’s really just me trying to be witty and failing but hey, can you really blame me for trying? Wait, you can? Oh hell, you suck then. Wait, no, come back! We can hate on Bendis together. But still buy his stuff and hating on him from afar. Don’t act like we don’t all do it.

“Bendis is the worst thing to happen to comics. I bet it takes him sixty minutes to speak a sentence.”

Comic fan looks over to retailer in shop.

“Save me a copy of All New X-Men will ya?!”


Yup.




So while I was mostly like you, I was waiting for Netflix to start streaming Daredevil. I was a little reserved but I knew I’d end up watching it. I mean as a lifelong comic book fan, this is pretty damn much the golden age of comic film properties. Hey,

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tash's Pick of the Week: Hulk #15


Tash’s Pick of the Week: Hulk #15
Written By Gerry Duggan
Pencils By Mark Bagley
Inks By Drew Hennessy
Colors By Jason Keith




Hulk Smash! Well unless you mean a pair of pants! The reason you can guess why I went with Hulk #15 as my pick of the week is simply really. I like comics. I like them even more where they are balls to the wall fun. See, like I said, simple. Bruce Banner is falling to his doom (Not Dr.) since he turned from being Doc Green (Another version of the Hulk, but this one is super smart.) but just in the nick of time is able to transform before hitting the ground and you know, dying. Oh, that Banner, always finding a way to save himself just in the right moment. Guys lucky, if you ask me. And you did, because you’re reading this rant, so there! But it’s not over because, Hulk is still batting General Ross in his Red Hulk form (Rulk?).


The best part of this issue is that Doc Green is using the kung fu

The Verbal Mosh Episode 311


Convergence Swamp Thing #1, Batman '66 #22, and Chew #48 along with our final recap of the first season of the Netflix Daredevil tv show are what we discuss on this week's episode. So swing by to hear this new episode right here, gang or even check it out on our Facebook page.
Find more of our reviews along with the Pick of the Week at www.theverbalmosh.com
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Comics Rant: Captain America #5


Captain America #5
Written By Mark Waid
Pencils By Ron Garney
Inked By John Beatty
Colors By Joe Rosas



More of Captain America’s team up time. This time Cap is kicking Hydra ass with The Mighty Thor. Since Captain America declared war on Hydra, he’s enlisted the Avengers to help him out. But just in the shadow’s the Sensational Hydra makes an intro to attack Cap, but he fails and is forced to flee. At least this Sensational Hydra knows when he’s beat and makes for the hills. So with the bad guys being taken into custody, what’s next for our two heroes? They go to Brooklyn of course.


So Thor takes Cap to Brooklyn to grab a bite to eat. It’s a crappy ass diner so I’m guessing that’s why it’s only Cap and Thor in the damn place. This diner makes most of this crappy ass hole in the wall places look like a five star restaurant. Also, does Thor even carry any fucking money on him? Thor wants Mead, but they ain’t got any. So Captain America orders him a milkshake. Clearly,

Comics Rant: Wolverine #4


Wolverine #4
Written By Chris Claremont
Pencils By Frank Miller
Inks By Josef Rubenstein
Colors By Lynn Varley


This is it! And by it, I mean the final issue of the very first mini series staring Wolverine. The mini series that pretty much told Marvel that Wolverine alone could be used to print money. Then they went to the well too many damn times and re launched his fucking comic book, like, a million times. Stan Lee was said to spend all the money on new Shades so he could block out haters. Those haters are in turn people Marvel “Forgot” to pay or send original art back to. Go figure.

So Wolverine isn’t going

Comics Rant: Fantastic Four #207


Fantastic Four #207
Written By Marv Wolfman
Pencils By Sal Buscema
Inks By Joe Sinnott
Colors By Ben Sean



No Fantastic Four this issue. It’s all the Human Torch and his dumb ass hanging around “Security College.” Which sounds like a complete oxymoron because there seems to be none on campus whatsoever. Okay, so our tale starts off with Peter Parker, (Wait, isn’t this a Fantastic Four comic?) getting a new job at the Daily Globe since he got let go by JJJ. Huh, it only took a decade for Pete to figure out that JJJ was a shitty boss. Somehow Parker doesn’t seem all that bright here.


So Peter has been giving a new job with more money and benefits. Well, it’s about time. So Peter’s

Monday, April 20, 2015

Comics Rant: Thor #7


Thor #7
Written By Jason Aaron
Art By Russell Dauterman
Colors By Matthew Wilson


Tash Moore and I’m back. And by Back I mean here with you. Right here I want to be. Telling you that I read the latest issue of Thor by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman. While it’s a pretty damn good comic book, it’s so damn late. It’s so damn late even Warren Ellis is like “Shit! You guys are slower than me on Planetary!” Okay maybe that wasn’t said, but I wish it was. Okay, I just did. So there. So yeah, Thor is here, and she’s fighting the Destroyer, that’s been sent by Odin and his jerk ass brother to steal the hammer back. You’d just think that Odin would leave well enough alone. Odin is a real asshole when Jason Aaron writes him. Hmm, I wonder if Aaron has some sort of daddy issues. I’ll have to remind myself to ask this and other important questions at the 2015 New York Comic Con.

The Verbal Mosh Episode 310


The Gotham, iZombie, and Daredevil t.v. shows are what we discuss on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh comic book podcast. So tune in to this newest episode right here and also on our Facebook page.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Convergence Superman #1

Convergence: Superman #1
written by Dan Jurgens
art by Lee Weeks

This first issue of two of "Convergence: Superman" has been a pleasant surprise to read. I didn't pay much attention to what led to Convergence so I had no expectations for it. I felt like I dropped into a story that already started, but that it was very easy to follow because of the pacing and the way the main points of the plot were casually revealed through the dialogue. I like the direction of the story so far and the representation of the characters. I especially like the way Lee Weeks depicts Superman... both Supermen, in fact.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 309


Spider-Man 2099 #11, All new Hawkeye #2, and Hulk #14, along with the new Daredevil series, episodes 1-4 are being discussed on this week's episode of the comic book podcast, The Verbal Mosh. So swing on by with your billy club right here or even on our Facebook page.
Find more reviews at www.theverbalmosh.com
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Comics Rant: Fantastic Four #206


Fantastic Four #206
Written By Marv Wolfman
Penciled By Keith Pollard
Inks By Joe Sinnott
Colors By B.Sean


I was moving some stuff and then remembered that I was totally late in getting this rant posted. I blame it on work and the fact that it’s getting warmer outside and I can finally get some skating in. Don’t blame m, folks. Blame the weather…..and sleep. But ahem, lets get down to this issue of the Fantastic Four, well three at this point. Johnny Storm is just hanging out back in New York going to this new funky school for rich white kids. No word if TMZ is behind this school. This is what makes me not really care or connect with the Human Torch. Things get tough and the FF need him, he runs off to do his own thing. What a way to help family out, you douche.

Comics Rant: Captain America #4


Captain America #4
Written By Mark Waid
Pencils By Ron Garney
Inked By Bob Wiacek
Colors By Joe Rosas



Capamania is taking over the nation. Unfortunately, Captain America doesn’t feel the urge to nonsensically tear off his shirt and then body slam any fat foreigner. (How dare you be foreigner?!?).  But Cap is a pretty big deal. People love him and want to buy tons of his merch and shower him with praise. Vince McMahon is said to have been jealous of these developments. It’s Captain America and Hawkeye day as the two decide on this day (And this issue) to take a day out on the town. It is 1998 and Super Heroes are pretty much guaranteed at least one day off. Now in 2015, not so much. A Marvel hero now, pretty much saves the day (in their own book) then as soon as they sit down for coffee, boom! Here comes the next asshole bad guy. Oh, and that happens here, too. But with a twist.


Cap here is all like “ I don’t want people to make money off my image! I just to do good!”

Comics Rant: Wolverine #3


Wolverine #3
Written By Chris Claremont
Pencils By Frank Miller
Inks By Josef Rubenstein
Colors By Glynis Wein


Beer,Danger and loose women. Clearly, these are things that our boy Hugh Jack…..I mean Wolverine is all about. Oh, and saving people every once in awhile. But mainly killing people then breaking out the “I’m an X-Man” the moment the authorities (Midnighter?) show up. But this issue was good for what I was. Moving the tale along to set us up for the fourth an final issue of this awesome 1980’s Marvel mini-series.


Wolverine and Yukio are walking or stumbling drunk around Japan. Yukio decides that she wants a little fun. But hey, what she considers fun is her and Wolverine laying down on the train track of the Bullet Train that runs over 200 miles per hour.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Comics Rant: Daredevil #170

Written and art by: Frank Miller
Inks by: Klaus Janson


This issue opens up with a nightly jog on a bridge. Some young folk and and older gentlemen are out for a run when they're joined by an occasional participant, Matt Murdock's alter ego, Daredevil. He runs up a beam and leaps off at the top swinging around with the help of his billy club and he's off to patrol the rest of the city. At a run down bar some thugs are getting together having a drink and reminiscing about getting their asses kicked. One thug, Turk, is shit talking Daredevil against the better judgement of the other thugs. Well little does he know, the Devil is right behind him. Turk gets freaked out and throws HIMSELF out the window of the bar! He steals a local cab and makes his attempt at his escape. Luckily for everyone, the muffler is busted and the noise helps Daredevil find the cab easier. He catches the thug and kicks in the windshield and cracks him in the face. No, seriously, he kicks through the windshield. That's gonna be an expensive fix. This causes Turk to crash the car and Daredevil yanks him out telling him he doesn't want to fight, just information. Gee Hornhead, could've friggin fooled me. He's been hearing rumors of dirty money changing dirty hands, and Turk spills the entire can of beans. A massive hit has been put out on one man. All freelance criminals are banning together to take out one man. A man who's not even in the country anymore. A man who will be played soon by Private Pile, or that guy from that TV show. The Kingpin of crime, Wilson Fisk.

The Verbal Mosh Episode 308

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The Flash and iZombie are what we discuss on this week's episode of The Verbal Mosh, comic book podcast. No new books to review this week, but that's all right. There'll be new books to come. But go ahead and tune in right here or even on our Facebook page.
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #17


Amazing Spider-Man #17
Written By Dan Slott
Pencils By Humberto Ramos
Inked By Victor Olazaba
Colored By Edgar Delgado



Tash Moore here, and as you all know I love Spider-Man. I have and always will be such a huge fan of Spidey. I mean, Unless Spider-Man calls me himself and tells me I’m an ass I’ll continue to plunk down my $3.99, (Soon to be $8.99) for this comic. So I get this issue in the mail and decided to just go ahead and write a rant about it. It’s not like I’ve got much going on. I mean it is Monday, but Gotham isn’t on so I need to do something other than drink coffee and play Tecmo Bowl.


So Peter and Anna Marie are having Dinner with Aunt May and Jay. I’m always up for free food but I am a bit bummed out that May didn’t force Pete and Anna Marie to

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Comics Rant: Wolverine #2


Wolverine #2
Written By Chris Claremont
Pencils By Frank Miller
Inks By Josef Rubenstein
Colors By Glynis Wein


Tash Moore here and I’m pulling myself away from the fact that I am sick (Along with the first season of “House of Cards”) to bring you my rant for Wolverine #2. I don’t really want to get up but, as they say on Broadway, “Screw it!”. Wait, it could that the show goes on. But hey, it’s my rant and my website so I’ll stick with the former.

Where we last left you, Wolverine was shot full of drugs meant to kill him. But since he’s a mutant freak and has his fancy ass healing factor, dying is a no go for our boy. Wolverine was loaded with this killer drug because he dare tell his Japanese Girlfriend, Mariko that he loves her. Her old man, Shingen ain’t going for it. Hey, the man does have debts, so he sells her off to a business partner. Cold.  Wolverine awakes in the apartment of a woman named Yukio. The Hand attack her and Wolverine and it’s on.

Comics Rant: Captain America #3


Captain America #3
Written By Mark Waid
Pencils By Ron Garney
Inks By Bob Wiacek
Colors By Digital Chamelon’s Joe Rosas


Let me say that Hydra are a bunch of morons. Wait, Okay, let me back up at bit. Captain America lost his Shield in the ocean. Yup. So Cap is in Avengers Mansion and trying to work out with a new Shield made for him by Tony Stark. Captain America can’t quite get the handle of it down and breaks lots of stuff in the Mansion. Tony Stark quickly tells Cap to play outside with his new toy. Really. For once it happened just like that. Namor offers to look in the ocean but since it’s a pretty big ocean, Namor says it’ll most likely never be found. So yeah, Captain America is screwed.


What’s pretty funny is that Hydra has a new leader and boy is he a dumb ass.