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

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