Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 315

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Chew #49 (sans cat photos), Invincible #120, All New Hawkeye #3, and the season finale of The Flash are what we discuss on this week's episode of the comic book podcast, The Verbal Mosh. You can heat this new episode right here or if you're really lazy it can be heard on our Facebook page.
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
directed by: George Miller
starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and more

I saw the latest Mad Max film last week. I thought it was a really good movie and I actually think it might be my favorite of all the Mad Max films that I’ve seen. (Beyond the Thunderdome being the only one I haven’t seen.) The easy thing to understand about all of the Mad Max films is that they tend to revolve around the same themes. There’s always gotta be a struggle over gasoline. There’s usually some woman getting raped or people wanting to rape women. And, the villains seem to love S&M. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Comics Rant: New X-Men #115

New X-Men #115
Written By Grant Morrison
Pencils By Frank Quitely
Inks Bt Tim Townsend & Mark Morales
Colors By Hi-Fi Design

Well I’m back, Tash Moore here and I finally picked up the next issue of the Morrison/Quitely X-Men run. You know how Morrison works here gang. He starts off strong and pulls you in with a really witty tale that gets you hook, line and sinker. Then you also know that he gets paid via Marvel/DC then hauls ass to the bank and just sends “plots”. Hey, if Bendis can pull it off I’m shit sure Morrison can do it as well.

So Prof. X is in his bed after almost shooting himself so his mind couldn’t be taken over by the mysterious force. Prof. X knows that a mind is a powerful thing to waste. I mean, his mind can enslave millions of people, so yeah, better keep that shit under wraps Charles. Back in Latin America, Cyclops and Wolverine and the

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Thor #8

Thor #8
written by Jason Aaron
art by Russell Dauterman

This week I’ve chosen Thor #8 as my choice for best read or Pick of the Week. I wasn’t impressed with the books we had this week, but with Thor the story was interesting at least because of the reveal of who is the new Thor. Finally we know, and it happens to be one of the names on the list that Odinson made when he was trying to ascertain the identity. I liked the reveal on the last page. It shows this Thor goes through a big transformation before we get to what we see with her in the helmet and cape.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Trade Central Station: Batman: Earth One Vol. 2

Batman Earth One Vol. 2
Written By Geoff Johns
Pencils By Gary Frank
Inks By Jon Sibal
Colors By Brad Anderson

Hey, after a long wake it’s good to get a a brand new Earth One Hardcover from the good folks over at DC, and by good folks, I mean money hungry goobers who shit out a “New and Updated” version of Batman for a new generation of fans. OR we can just call it a new way to piss off old fans and not reel in any new fans. Hey, it’s true. But crappy re-imaginings aside, this is the second volume of the Batman Earth One. Think Ultimate Batman, 15 years too damn late. Shit, Marvel is killing off it’s Ultimate Marvel U. in the pages of “Secret Wars.” DC will follow suit once Grant Morrison reads this and figures he want’s a pay day, too.

So where we last left you, Alfred (Who isn’t a sissy boy in this Universe.) ends up shooting Mayor Cobbelpot. Why,you might ask? Because he

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron
directed by: Joss Whedon
starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, and more

It’s taken me a while to get to writing this review for Avengers: Age of Ultron. The reason being that I wasn’t particularly impressed with the movie. Sure, there was plenty of interesting character development and new characters to explore, but I was underwhelmed with the plot as a whole. It felt like the movie was missing a climax and it was written to be a lead in to a sequel than being able to stand on it’s own. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Comics Rant: Daredevil #172

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

    Now we open up inside the water pipe that Daredevil was tossed in while unconscious. By the skin of his teeth, Daredevil makes it to the end of the tunnel, however he's still underground. He finds his way up to the concrete jungle and heads to the very bar he helped shake up the night before. There he finds Turk, the thug who made the call to drown him, Daredevil confronts him and tells him he's not mad, just curious. He wants this guy to spill the complete and total can of beans about organized crime in New York and out of nothing but fear, Turk complies. After he fills in Matt on everything that's been going on with Fisk, he decides its time once and for all to put a stop to the Kingpin of crime before things get too out of hand. He also lets Turk know that he's done working for the Kingpin, he has a new boss, and he's the man without fear.

    In another part of the city, the Kingpin finally has his plan. All the gangs that have been fighting for control of New York were all working under Fisk at one point or another before he left to Japan. Now that he's back, they haven't stopped fighting and come

Friday, May 15, 2015

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #140

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

    This is a big one guys, a lot is going down. Maggie has to deal with Gregory and the attempt on her life, Carl is gone, Michonne is back, and another surprise. A lot is happening all at once and I don't think anyone in the book is ready to handle it as it comes. We open up with Michonne and Rick talking more about why she doesn't think she deserves to live a happy life and its just not registering with Rick. He kind of gives her the same tough love and tells her to count her blessings and keep it moving. After all, she needs to be in good spirits if she's to see Carl again, who's been waiting for her return. But little do either of these people know he's gone off on his own mission. Back at The Hilltop, Gregory is pleading his case against his arrest. He says everything was planted by Maggie and she poisoned herself to frame him. No one believes it, and his story is even starting to change. Now Maggie and Jesus have a hard decision to make, do they let Gregory live or do they have to kill him. Making

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Comics Rant: Daredevil #171

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

    The Kingpin of crime is back in town, but he's not here for the reasons you think. He's not here to revamp underground crime. He's not here to reclaim his throne on the top of the secret world of organized crime. No, he's here to retrieve his wife Vanessa, who's been kidnapped. And for the first time within these pages, our horned hero will face one of his greatest foes for the very first time.

    This issue opens up exactly where the last one left off, when Bulseye kicked Daredevil out of a window and he barely survives by landing in the back of a garbage truck. We see him waking up and smelling a bunch of scents that don't normally go together. Things like orange rinds, coffee grounds and rotten fruit. He finally fully wakes up and realizes he's in the back of a garbage truck and waste no time hopping out and getting back on the move. Meanwhile on another side of the city, a low level thug is in a phone booth making a call to his bosses, reporting that The Kingpin has NOT been killed. If you'll remember from last issue, someone snitched and a plan was set up to blow up the airplane that was supposed to be carrying The Kingpin upon his return to the united states. However, the first

Tash's Pick of the Week: Hulk #16

Tash’s Pick of the Week: Hulk #16
Written By Gerry Duggan
Penciled By Mark Bagley
Inked By Drew Hennessy
Colored By Jason Keith

Yet again, Hulk found itself my pick of the week and with good cause, too. Because it’s that damn good, you see. Duggan has proven himself a very legit writer and he had some pretty big shoes to fill, that of Mr. Mark Waid. Or should that be giant purple pants that always seem to find a way to stay on. Never mind, this just got confusing and strange all at once. Which I guess it what sums up the Hulk for like, the last fifty years. But hey, whatever.

So as well last left you in the pages of the Hulk, The Avengers show up with She Hulk. She Hulk sends the Avengers away. I know if I wanted to have a heartfelt one on one with my cousin. I’d send all the people all up my business away for a bit. It just makes sense. But then again it’s the tale of a dude who turn green when he gets angry instead of just turning red,then crying. So yeah.

Hulks or Doc Green

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Comics Rant: Walking Dead #139

Written by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard

    When we last left this book, Carl had left the Hilltop and followed the Whisperers in order to make sure that his new hot flame Lydia is safe. This one opens up with a familiar face...and a familiar weapon. A katana slices across some walkers to reveal Ezekiel and his men on a clean up run, and they're met up with Rick and his men. They exchange words and greetings and head off to a nearby port. They're waiting for a boat (Thanks Captain Obvious) and the passengers are a little bit unexpected. Meanwhile back at The Hilltop, Maggie is stressing over where the unholy hell Carl could be. Some think he's just hiding to prove a point, but I think Maggie knows Carl a little too well to not know exactly what he's doing. Speaking of Carl,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 313

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Thief of Thieves #28, Secret Wars #1, Amazing Spider-Man #18, and FCBD Bob's Burgers along with Gotham and The Flash are what we discuss on this week's episode of the comic book podcast, The Verbal Mosh. You can totally check out this new episode right over here or heck, even on our Facebook page.
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Olivia's Pick of the Week: Silver Surfer #11

Silver Surfer #11
written by Dan Slott
art by Michael Allred

It’s my turn for Pick of the Week and I’ve chosen Silver Surfer #11. I enjoy the way the cover subtly hints at the plot for this issue. Silver Surfer becomes stuck in this never-ending loop of actions in the search to move forward. The panel layout for the entire issue is unique and also shows the same never-ending loop. It reminds me of a board game. It can seem confusing to read but I found reading the panels presented right-side up first the easiest, and then turning the book around as I went. But then I also read a bunch of the pages upside-down first and it didn’t really affect the telling of the story.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Comics Rant: Captain America #6

Captain America #6
Written By Mark Waid
Pencils By Dale Eaglesham
Inks By Scott Koblish
Colors By Joe Rosas

As I sit here with no coffee, I figured that I should go ahead and review the sixth issue of the “Heroes Return” of the rebooted Captain America. I’ll admit it was all pretty good. I mean, really, how could you go wrong when you leave one of your flagship title in his hands. I kid here, folks. It was 1998, so Cap was in no way a flagship book. They gave it to Rob Liefeld for cripes sake. Yeah, I gotta say that was a real shitty plan.

But all jokes aside, the Skrull who’s taken over in the form of Captain America is being all nosey around Avengers Mansion. Iron Man evens chides “Cap” for damn near shutting down half of the United States defense system. Good to know that America can has ol’ shellhead looking after our interest.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Comics Rant: New X-Men #114

New X-Men # 114
Written By Grant Morrison
Pencils By Frank Quitely
Inks By Tim Townsend
Colors By Brian Haberlin

It’s a bold new direction for the X-Men….circa 2001. Grant Morrison, before he went totally batshit crazy and Frank Quitley before he went totally bats hit lazy tackle Marvel’s Merry Mutants. Sales were starting to slow down after the X-Men reboot of 2000. I blame Chris Claremont and he half ass re tellings of the same stories he wrote. In 1980! (Coughhackcough) Marvel turned to the guy who breathed new life into Animal Man (Not if you ask Mark Millar) and the guy who once actually penciled a monthly book in the pages of The Authority to take on the monthly adventures of Wolverine and crew. Let’s face it, by the year 2000 it was all about the Wolverine. Shit, this title should just have been Wolverine and friends….who aren’t Wolverine. Just in case you didn’t know.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Verbal Mosh Episode 312

Superman #40, Batman #40, All New Captain AMERICA #6, Silk #3, Invincible #119, and Daredevil #15, including Gotham, The Flash, and iZombie shows are what we discuss on this week's episode of the comic book podcast, The Verbal Mosh. So this new episode can be totally right here or hey, you can hear it on our Facebook page.
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