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.