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

Monday, July 6, 2015

Comics Rant: Superman #2


Superman #2
Written & Penciled By John Byrne
Inked By Terry Austin
Colored By Tom Ziuko



Secret! Superman has a secret and Lex Luthor and his bald head wants to know what that  is.  The story starts off with Lex and his huge eye brows wants to know what the link is between Superman and Clark Kent. John Byrne does a great job making Lex an insufferable bully and Clark (aka Superman) is well written as the never say die baby face. Lex is at Lexcorp and he is revealed to be the one who stopped Metallo from killing Superman back in issue #1. Lex wants that job for himself. A job that no doubt will earn him a 401(k) to invest with. Cause he’s rich, see!

Comics Rant: New X-Men #127


New X-Men #127
Written By Grant Morrison
Pencils By John Paul Leon
Inks By Bill Sienkiewicz
Colors By Hi Fi Design



Hey there, gang. Tash Moore her and I was going to do the whole Morrison run of New X-Men, but between driving back from the Jersey Shore and being so damn lazy that I didn’t want to pull down lots of my long boxes to get the rest of his work so my lazy ass is skipping ahead. Much like Grant himself does, skipping the part where his stories make any sense and just skip right to the part where he cashes his check and jams on his bass. Aw I kid. Not about being lazy, but Grant rocking out on the bass. He’s probably tone deaf.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Thors #1

Thors #1
written by Jason Aaron
art by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Marte Gracia

Tying into Secret Wars, we have Thors #1. This book, obviously, focuses on the various incarnations of Thor that police Battle World. I wasn't as impressed with the many Thors in the main Secret Wars book because they more or less all seemed like clones of the same character, but in this book we get to learn more about the elite group of Thors which create a colorful cast for Doomgard's Hall of Homicide. I like how the theme of the book leans more toward a mystery/detective story. Considering how fantasy driven a Thor title would typically be, this story felt very refreshing and entertaining. I so enjoyed the humor in this book. Because of all of this and more is why I chose this book for my Pick of the Week.