Saturday, December 31, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #10

Superman #10
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Super kids unite. Well, that's the name of the game when we get Robin and Superboy in a comic. Our tale begins with Superboy and his cohort, Kathy, from Smallville going to look for a tree for the holidays. I'd say Christmas, but I don't want the liberals to come and kick down the door and give me shit. Kathy ain't having the spookiness of the Smallville bog and takes her ass home. Don't blame her, normally when someone takes to a dark secluded area, you don't make it back alive.

Superboy then runs into Nobody. If you don't know who she is, then you gotta look at the trades of the Gleason/Tomasi run of Batman

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #21

Amazing Spider-Man #21
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith & Roberto Poggi
Colored by Jason Keith

So this issue of Amazing Spider-Man is more or less a Clone Conspiracy tie in. That's just fine with me! Its got Clones and guess what? The return of Kaine! Well, he's back and rocking his Scarlet Spider outfit, which to be honest, I've never been to big on. But hey, he's back, so I'm not gonna complain. Yet. Since Kaine was killed during the fight with Morlun and his family, in what was Spider-Verse, he's found a way back. He was in the form of being the other (the giant ass spider.) And with that form being killed, Kaine is back to his normal clone self.

Clone in the sense that he looks like Peter Parker but the clone Degeneration is back and in full effect. Hey, looking at the cover, doesn't Scarlet Spider's outfit look like some Old Navy Activewear? It doesn't, does it? Kaine

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #4

All Star Batman #4
Written by Scott Snyder
Pencils by John Romita, Jr & Declan Shalvey
Inked by Declan Shalvey & Danny Miki
Colors by Dean White & Jordie Bellaire

Well, four issues in and I still can't really tell you just what the fuck is going on. I kind of think that's what Scott Snyder is going for here. As far as John Romita, Jr., well, I'm sure he's just happy to get a check from DC comics that actually clears. No, wait, only Marvel sends fake checks. Just ask Jack Kirby. I'd like to think that Stan Lee is still out there, after all theses years, holding on to them. Out of spite. Or not. But hey, I can troll, can't I?

On to the rant. Batman and Duke, (which is still a stupid ass code name. I mean, its not even a code name, it's his real name!)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #12

Doctor Strange #12
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Chris Bachalo
Inked by Tim Townsend, Richard Friend, Al Vey, Victor Olazaba & John Livesay
Colored by Antonio Fabela

Well, well, look what we have here, a Doctor Strange comic that has Baron Mordo and the dreaded Dormammu, (two m's, fam). With the new movie out you know that someone at Marvel thinks some one will go out and buy this book. Not damn likely but can we really blame them for trying? You can't, but I sure can. But that's not how the issue begins.

We start off at NYU medical center where we have Mister Misery torturing the students. Not like they need a supernatural being to do that. Pretty sure debt

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #20

Amazing Spider-Man #20
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith & Giuseppe Camuncoli
Colored by Jason Keith

Dock Ock is back! To say nothing of the fact that he's alive and fighting our hero. You know, the one who shoots webs. Yeah, that's right, Spider-Man. But while you are no doubt wondering how this has happened, we will get there. Well, really that's what this issue is clearly about.

Otto is dead but as always his mind was stuck somewhere else thus saving him completely. Doc Ock transferred his mind into the robotic body of the Living Brain. When they fell apart when he attacked Spider-Man back in issue #19, Ock jumped into the body of a small spider-bot and ran off to locate his body.

Doc Ock and

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #9

Superman #9
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Doug Mahnke
Inked by Jaime Mendoza & Trevor Scott
Colored by Wil Quintana

Superman, Superboy, and Captain Storm (not Sue or Johnny) of the Losers team up to escape Dinosaur Island. Man, remind me to keep my ass away next time Jon Kent decides to build some shit for the school's show and tell. Some innocent people could be killed! Or at the very least, maimed. Since Storm has been stuck on Dinosaur Island since World War II, Superman tells him that the good ol' US of A won the war and made it safe for democracy. Oh and we elected Donald Trump. Which promptly makes him shoot himself. Okay, maybe not all that but hey, it could have went that way.

Nobody knows just how Captain Storm got

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
directed by David Yates
starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, and more.


Yes, sure, there were supposed to be a bunch of other movie reviews. Like my review for Suicide Squad, in which I wanted to comment on the disturbing reactions I saw in the theater to small children seeing lots of violence and murder and them gasping in awe like it was the coolest thing. What is wrong with these kids? A rhetorical question since I'm sure they're just desensitized to violence from other movies, tv, games, etc. Then there's the Batman v Superman review in which I would make the same joke that everyone else has already made about the ridiculous scene of the two Martha's. Martha? Martha?! Maaaaarrrrrrtttthhhhhaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! Well, stuff happened, but here's my review for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

I'll try not to spoil the movie too much.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #19

Amazing Spider-Man #19
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Jason Keith

More clones than you can shake a stick at! Jay Jameson is sick and dying, but only NEW U tech, which we all now know is really just a front for the Jackal, can save him. Man, that guy just can't stay dead. But it's Dan Slott, so can we really complain? No. I guess we can't. But in typical Spider-Man/ Parker luck fashion our hero just can't get right.

Aunt May knows that something is killing her new husband, but Peter doesn't want to use the NEW U procedure because when his own

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #8

Superman #8
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Doug Mahnke
Inked by Jamie Mendoza
Colored by Wil Quintana

Superman and Superboy and Krypto! Man, I gotta admit this is more and more starting to feel like a love letter to Superman's Silver Age here. The Man of Steel is helping his son with his school science project in the Fortress of Solitude. Which when you think of it, is there really any other place you can think of which would provide a better amount of material for making a kick ass science project? I didn't think so.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Comics Rant: Silver Surfer #7

Silver Surfer #7
Story by Dan Slott & Michael Allred
Drawn by Michael Allred
Colored by Laura Allred

Damn, could this book get any better. Yes. Yes it can. Much like how Doug Moench and Kelley Jones redefined Batman in the mid 1990's, the marriage of Slott and the Allred's have made Silver Surfer the most off beat and quirky titles in the Marvel U. While it isn't your normal superhero fair, it's one of the best things going on in comics.

Surfer and Dawn Greenwood are taking it easy since all the craziness of last issue. They go to a planet with bouncy balls, and a planet with fluffy rabbits, cat, dog hybrids. Not gonna lie, I want to go to this planet. ASAP. Dawn notices that Silver

Friday, November 25, 2016

Comics. Rant: Black Widow #7

Black Widow #7
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

More Black Widow revised origin going on here. Plus did you see the huge ass #1 Marvel tossed on the cover? They were so doing that to make people think this was a new #1 issue, but it ain't. How about a little truth in advertising. Huh? Not gonna happen you say? Okay then. Black Widow and the real Weeping Lion have teamed up. Well, more like Black Widow is forcing him to help her or she'll kill his ass. So yeah.
Sounds like a fair trade off.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #3

All Star Batman #3
Written by Scott Snyder
Penciled by John Romita, Jr.
Inked by Danny Miki
Colored by Dean White

Batman, Two Face, and the KGBeast, all right here. Well, from what I read in this issue of All Star Batman, KGBeast just wants to be called just the Beast. Like what, a sexy beast? I think not, but hey, you can tell he works out. The Gotham mob bosses of Black Mask and the Penguin have hired KGBeast to kill Batman and Two Face. Just one problem. KGBeast charges a fucking huge fee for his services. Black Mask wonders out loud what will happen to him and Penguin when KGBeast finds out they can't possibly afford to pay him. But that will have to wait for another issue.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #12

Mighty Thor #12
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman & Frazer Irving
Colored by Matthew Wison & Frazer Irving

It's the secret origin of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Again, Jason Aaron excels at these off beat tales. I mean, if you need any further proof, just check out his work on Wolverine and the X-Men. It's top notch and worth whatever you have to pay to get it. No, seriously.

So Thor or Ther as the Internet has taken to calling

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #7

Superman #7
Story by Peter J.Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Drawn by Jorge Jimenez
Colored by Alejandro Sanchez

No idea where they found artist Jorge Jimenez but man, he kicked all types of ass with this fill in issue. Since Patrick Gleason is the regular artist on this book and it's very much a twice a month, he'll have to spilt art chores with someone. Think when Greg Land did that with Terry Dodson on Uncanny X-Men. Except, you know, the guys over here on this comic has what's that thing? Talent. Yeah, that's it.

Superman is helping out his pals in the Justice League. Aqua man, Flash, and Wonder Woman are all like "Thanks, Fam" but you know Batman by now. He clearly can't stand having help from Superman. After over seventy years of publication you can always count on Batman to be a total dick. Fair enough.

But in between seeing Superman and back in the DCU, Superman decides that seeing as how it's the last night of the Hamilton County Fair, he can take the night off as the Man of Steel and take his wife, Lois, and son, Jon, to check it out. I mean, it's not like anybody can get on Supes' cape for taking a night off. He clearly has a good union rep.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #18

Amazing Spider-Man #18
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by R.B. Silva
Inked by Adriano Di Benedetto
Colored by Marte Gracia

This issue of ASM has the return of our good old pal, Doctor Octopus. Well, okay, I guess we can really say that it's a semi return, 'cause he doesn't have a real body here, yet. Doc Ock is still stuck inside the shell of the Living Brain. He desperately wants to get out. First he attempts to steal the body of Ana Maria's new lover, Blain. But, since he can only transfer his mind into either his own body or that of Peter Parker's, that plan ain't going anywhere.

There was a funny scene where Ock wants Blain

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #11

Daredevil #11
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Ron Garney
Colored by Matt Milla

While you can say that Daredevil is on a brand new path, I have to say that well, this doesn't really feel like a Daredevil book. It feels very much like writer Charles Soule would have a much better sell if this was a Batman title. Just my opinion, gang. Now I know that Daredevil has been very much a noir type book ever since the Frank Miller era, with a few light hearted stints in between but now it's gone far out there.

Ol' Hornhead is investigating a sting of murders that have resulted in a crazy (but cool looking) mural. But it ain't just any mural, it's made out of human blood. Blood of people who have recently gone missing in Hell's Kitchen. The Warehouse where the mural was left is being opened to the public. We all know it's bad taste but hey, people love to flock to controversy. The Speaker of the NYC Council wants this thing shut down.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #11

Doctor Strange #11
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Kevin Nowlan & Leonardo Romero
Colored by Kevin Nowlan & Jordie Bellaire

Dr. Strange has survived the Emprikul and this is the aftermath. Well, that and he's getting a brand new origin. Okay, that's not fair.  It's really just an update of his origin, bringing it into the modern era. Which will no doubt be wiped away by some summer Earth shattering event by Marvel next year. Don't look so surprised.

In this new origin tale, Doctor Strange has lost the use of his hands (as the norm) and tries some Mutant Growth Hormone to get them back, which he considers his last chance to get them back to tip top form. But he sadly overdoses. He has no one to blame but himself. Well, that and Grant Morrison, cause he created the stuff in the pages of New X-Men. While Strange is od'ing, the dealers who sold it to him toss his ass into a dumpster. Just like in real life.

The Ancient One shows up in Astro form and restarts Strange's heart. This allows Dr. Strange to see a sign for Roxxon air to visit Tibet. Fancy that. At least Aaron has the ability to inject a little bit of continuity into his work. Something that is sorely lacking in the current crop of Marvel titles.

Spliced in the issue is how the magic is mostly gone from our world and Doctor Strange is trying to bring it back. The old spells that

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #11

Mighty Thor #11
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Matthew Wilson

I'm back. After this whirlwind that has ended up being the the 2016 Presidential Election, I can safely go back to reading and then making complete and total fun of comics. Well, to be honest I'm late with rants because I started reading about President Grant. Respect. I also say, that for the good of our nation, you head by Harlem and check out his tomb. Forget NYCC, this is the real fun, right on up to the point where you get mugged. Hey, I never said I could guarantee your safety.

Wait, what the hell was I talking about again? Yeah, I read Thor #11. Today. And yes, it was good. Like Wolverine and the X-Men good. Been awhile since we could all say that. Thor is aboard the floating Roxxon island and because the new Silver Samurai has captured Darrio Agger and is going to kill him, this would cause the large island to fall to NYC and you know, kill everyone in NYC. Not good, this I know.

Thankfully, Thor and Roz Solomon are there to intervene. Thor is also being tailed by those two moronic SHIELD agents who put two and two together and think they know Jane Foster and the new Thor are one and the same. But not so fast, last issue Thor was shot with a golden bullet.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #6

Superman #6
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Pencilled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Finally, Superman kicks the hell out of the Eradicator. This shit took 6 issues. Who wrote this? Bendis? Sure as shit feels like it. The souls of all the Kryptonians team up with Superman to fight the Eradicator. Don't ask me how, but Superman pulls out the soul of Krypto, the super dog. I really need someone to explain this one to me. Well, we get a Superman and Krypto team up where they punch and kick and bite Eradicator back to the Stone Age.

During the battle, the Space Satellite goes off and shows the U.S. and even the world, that the Man of Steel is back in the new DCU. I

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Comics Rant: Silver Surfer #6

Silver Surfer #6
Story by Dan Slott & Michael Allred
Drawn by Michael Allred
Colored by Laura Allred

In what would have been the 200th issue of the Silver Surfer (if we didn't get all these damn reboots) we get not only a double sized issue, but the Amazing Spider-Man guest starring here, as well. That never gets old, right? Well, no, because Dan Slott is writing it and that's totally fine with me. Last issue, Surfer took Dawn to see her mother who abandoned her and her family. Huh. Who knew the power cosmic could be used as a substitute for Google.

Dawn's mom turns out to be a painter and didn't really want to be a mom, so she bolted first chance she could get. Spider-Man plays a hand here. He's also in San Fransisco, where Dawn's mom has taken residence. There are, also, some creatures that have come from the bottom of the ocean that can take the form of anything that you fear the most. They were awoken when Surfer used his life force as well as the Power Cosmic to repel the attack of his fellow

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Comics Rant: Nightwing #4

Nightwing #4
Written by Tim Seeley
Drawn by Javier Fernandez
Colored by Chris Sotomayor

Man, what's up with all these damn team ups. It's like it's assailant editors month at Marvel and DC. Ahem. Nightwing and Raptor finally decided that it's time to make their move against the newly reformed Court of Owls. Not bad, it only took four issues to get around to this going down. If this was a Bendis book, you just know that motherfucker would have drawn it out to issue sixty.

The breaking point comes when they both decided it time to free the hobo families that they brought to the Court for sacrifice back in the second issue. They free the folks and then turn to hold off the head of the Court of Owls. He's taken the same DNA altering drugs that Nightwing and Raptor found the Kobra operatives using from issue #1.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #2

All Star Batman #2
Written by Scott Snyder
Pencils by John Romita Jr. & Declan Shalvey
Inks by Declan Shalvey & Danny Miki
Colors by Dean White & Jordie Bellaire

What a jumbled up fucking mess. Two stories interwoven here. One with Batman trying to get Two Face to some antidote that he's got that can cure him, (don't ask) and one with the new Robin, Duke. I'll be honest, I could care less about this kid. Think of him as 1980's Jason Todd. Nobody cares, no matter how hard they try. He's like Roman Reigns. Try as they might, but fans don't care. They want Robin in some damn pixie boots

Batman has Two Face handcuffed to

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #17

Amazing Spider-Man #17
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by R.B. Silva
Inked by Adriano Di Benedetto
Colored by Marte Gracia

For those of you who are taking the train to New York Comic Con as I type this, I can honestly say, I don't envy you. After six years of going to that thing I'm more than happy to stay home and wear loose fitting clothing. Hell, that's the American Dream, but if you are there, stay safe, gang. Hey, look, R.B. Silva is drawing this issue of Amazing Spider-Man. About time, too. When he was drawing the backups in Action Comics years ago, I was openly asking when Marvel would snap this guy up.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #10

Doctor Strange #10
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Chris Bachalo
Inked by Tim Townsend, John Livesay, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey, Jaime Mendoza & Wayne Faucher
Colored by Chris Bachalo & Rain Beredo

Damn, once I stop buying this book I can stop with typing so many damn inkers names. I've said it once and man, I'll say it again. That's a lot of fucking inkers. This issue of Doctor Strange ends with the "Last Days of Magic" story, soon to be collected into a trade paperback and will be over priced than buying the damn single issues. Ahem.

Like most of my favorite funny books, just as the leader of the Empirikul's leader, the Imperator, is about to end all magic on earth by, what else,

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Comics Rant: Black Widow #6

Black Widow #6
Story by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Waid and Samnee continue what must be a highwater mark for modern comics, rivaled by only Amazing Spider-Man. Black Widow is noir along with classic storytelling sensibility, oh and look at that, a letter page, shit, you don't see that anymore. Now it's all just ads for other comics you won't buy. I'm looking at you, DC.

This time, Black Widow is injured

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #5

Superman #5
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Doug Mahnke
Inked by Jaime Mendoza
Colored by Wil Quintana

Man, another new artist filling in this month? This twice a month schedule is killing DC. If you're going to switch to a twice a month schedule for this comic you need to kick it old school like Marvel used to. Back When X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man went twice a month they didn't have a rotating crew artist. You got Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane each and every month with very little fill in artist.

But then again, McFarlane would draw shitty backgrounds and leave it to the inker to fill in like a slave, so yeah, maybe there is a trade off. Anyway, Superman is still trying to save his son and wife, from the Eradicator. Still, man, this story

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #10

Daredevil #10
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Ron Garney
Colored by Matt Milla

Murder she wrote. Well, maybe just some excitement for this issue of the Man without Fear. Once again a friend of ol' hornhead gets into some jam (not the grape type) and he's got to bail him out. Blindspot, who's been teaming up with Daredevil since the brand spanking new Daredevil reboot, has gotten a job working for Matt Murdock at the NYC DA's office.

Blindspot got his ass handed to him a few issues ago. Blindspot tried to get in between Daredevil and Elektra and she

Monday, September 26, 2016

Comics Rant: Nightwing #3

Nightwing #3
Written by Tim Seeley
Drawn by Javier Fernandez
Colored by Chris Sotomayor

It's like Pulp Fiction, as in a tale showing the ending then confusing you then moving right to the beginning. That's what happened in this issue of Nightwing. Back in issue 2, Nightwing decided that it would be a much better idea to get closer to his new tag team partner, Raptor, (stupid name) and find out what the Court of Owls is hiding. He did this at the expense of going on a date with Batgirl in Japan. Moron.

In Turkey, Nightwing and Raptor are looking for a guy who designed the Court of Owls' labyrinth home base; he also builds his own home to resemble a maze. Think the hedge maze in the Shining.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #16

Amazing Spider-Man #16
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

More returning to a long gone era as we kick off this issue of Amazing Spider-Man. I mean, what would a Spider-Man book be if they didn't find some way to go ahead and remind us all of the Clone Saga. Hey, I mean, that's the thing that got me hooked on comics. What can I say, I grew up in the 1990's. It was a magical time. You know, when you could still wear pants that went straight to the ground and still be considered cool. Those where the days.

Jay Jameson is sick as we learned last issue. The doctors

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #4

Superman #4
Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Man, they really should take to calling this the Superman Team Up. I mean, Marvel had that Spider-Man Team Up title and that made money. Money you can take to the bank, the money bank. Wait, I'm getting lost here. So Superman and his son are fighting with the Eradicator in the good ol' Fortress of Solitude. Shouldn't that be a place for rest and football?

The Eradicator wants to change Supes Jr.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #10

Mighty Thor #10
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Mathew Wilson

So.... many... plot threads.... in this issue of the Mighty Thor. We get a team up with Thor (Jane Foster) and Roz Solomon trying to stop the Agger Imperative. If you didn't read last issue or my rant for that matter, you may not know what the hell is going on. Darrio Agger, CEO of Roxxon has been taken hostage by the Silver Samurai (the son, not the kick ass original) in order to gain control of Roxxon. But if you know Agger, he ain't having none of that.

Instead of taking over Wall Street, Agger would be happy

Friday, September 9, 2016

Comics Rant: Nightwing #2

Nightwing #2
Written by Tim Seeley
Drawn by Javier Fernandez
Colored by Chris Sotomayor

Nightwing and his lies to be a part of the new Court of Owls continues here. The Owls have Nightwing working for them and since they feel he isn't bad enough, they make him team up with another costumed weirdo in their employ, Raptor. Well, that name ain't winning any originality awards. Or, hell, maybe it is, but we got a team up comic to talk about here. Nightwing and Raptor board his flying drone looking plane to infiltrate (great word) a Kobra tanker.

The Court of Owls wants this stopped and want what's on the tanker.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #1

All Star Batman #1
Written by Scott Snyder
Penciled by John Romita Jr. & Declan Shalvey
Inked by Declan Shalvey & Danny Miki
Colors by Dean White & Jordie Bellaire

A new Batman #1?!? Huh. DC must be getting desperate for sales that they have come all the way down to the Marvel sales tactic. We get a new Batman title and since JRJR is drawing it, you know what that means. Price hike. Hey, the guy's gotta eat. And by eat I mean the best damn steak New York has to offer!!! Ahem. But we get two stories in this issue, the main Batman story with a newly returning Two Face and a back up nobody asked for with that kid Duke, who's the new Bat sidekick named Freewheel or Wheeler or something like that. Don't ask me, I don't care to be honest.

The issue starts off

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #3

Superman #3
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Drawn by Jorge Jimenez
Colored by Alejandro Sanchez

Superman and family take Superman Jr. to the Fortress of Solitude to figure out just what the hell is happening to his boy. You know, before his powers manifested, you should have given this shit some thought before having kids. Just saying. To compound maters, the Eradicator is back! Oh did I mention that he's just chilling inside the Fortress? Well, you would know that if you read my last rant for issue #2.

Superman's first instinct is to protect Lois and his Son. Which he does by throwing everything but the kitchen sink to bring down the Eradicator. It's not going Superman's way but Eradicator gets the upper hand (don't the bad guys always) and instead of inflicting harm, Eradicator saves Lois and Superman Jr.  from some falling debris and that gains Superman's trust. Well, that was easy.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #9

Daredevil #9
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Goran Sudzuka
Colored by Matt Milla

Wearing a black costume can make you go mad. Just ask Spider-Man as he shows up here to team up with Daredevil. What could make the two street level heroes of the Marvel U. team up this month? Why, Daredevil placed a phone call to our web swinger. Really, folks, it's that easy. Daredevil wants Spider-Man's help to steal a very valuable briefcase at the fancy hotel that he's been staying at for the last few days.

DD and Spidey attack the penthouse and the one guy who's job it is to hold on to the briefcase actually manages to get away but our heroes are hot on his tail. With a guy that moves that fast he must do cross fit..... clearly.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Comics Rant: Silver Surfer #5

Silver Surfer #5
Written by Dan Slott & Michael Allred
Drawn by Michael Allred
Colored by Laura Allred

Man, that's a lot of Allred's. Ahem, Silver Surfer is back on our planet which in case you didn't know, is Earth. Glad to clear that up. Since the Surfer saves all of our culture and whatnot from his own people of Zenn La, the people of Earth can't help but love him and no doubt throw rose petals at his feet. Shit, let me be the first to say thanks for saving my cats, fam.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #9

Mighty Thor #9
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Mathew Wilson

Thor and Roz Solomon team up. But hell, if you've been reading this book since day one you already knew that was going to happen, but it's still a fun tale. Lady Freyja is dying and it's all Loki's fault, but if you let him tell it, he's been really trying to save her. Boy, he's been using that same old song and dance since back in the day when Stan Lee wrote the title and was straight up snitching on Thor to Odin. Real talk, look it up.

But back to the Thor and Roz Soloon team up, Roz wants Thor to help save Darrio Agger. Normally,  they'd just let him be killed by his business partners whom he double crossed last issue. But they have to save him after learning of the Agger Initiative. What's that you might ask? Well, if Darrio Agger ever were to end up dead, Roxxon Island, which floats over NYC would explode and destroy the city.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Silk #10

Silk #10
Written by Robbie Thompson
Drawn by Tana Ford
Colored by Ian Herring

Man, kind of weird seeing a Marvel comic reach double digits, but here we are. This is the culmination of everything that's been going on in this book since the Marvel Now relaunch. Silk has supposedly gone bad and joined up with Black Cat. But as we learned, it was just her going deep undercover for Mockingbird and SHIELD to get close to Black Cat and bring her to justice.

The kicker is that Black Cat and Silk broke into Parker Industries last issue to steal this new device.  Now, Black Cat never tells Silk just what it is, but at the end of last issue we found out it was a new Spider-Tracer and Black Cat uses it to follow Silk to her meeting with Mockingbird and learns of her betrayal. Kind of like a crazy 1990's soap opera.

Here Silk gets a message from Black Cat to meet with her so they can break into Stark Industries in Brooklyn. But "It's a Trap!" As soon as Cat and Silk get inside, Cat steals a prototype teleport belt. Black Cat uses the belt to teleport them to the Bar With No Name, it's where all of Spider-Man's villains tend to kick it and cool off with a beer, to do battle in front of all of Black Cat's goons.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Comics Rant: Suprman #2

Superman #2
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Superman and son continues, from the last issue I mean (Duh). You probably know by now that Superman has a son, named Jon. Jon's got powers just like his old man, except that they clearly aren't that well developed. It's the new status quo for the Man of Steel and I'm okay with that, so long as they keep letting Patrick Gleason draw the book. That's one awesome looking Superman. It gives John Byrne a run for his money.

So this story begins with Supes and son going to the aid of a Russian submarine crew that has a damaged propeller. Good to know the Man of Steel isn't above helping for something like this. Come to think of it, maybe Superman might think about getting a tow truck. Judging by what happens here, he'd be great at providing roadside service. Hell, you could even call it Superman and son! Cause, well, you know.

Nothing ever goes swimmingly for our hero, so of course he gets attacked by a giant octopus. Superman Jr. helps out by blasting the creature with heat vision. This kid must be strong because his heat vision even harms his dad. Talk about powerful.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #15

Amazing Spider-Man #15
Written by Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia


Mary Jane strikes!! Tash Moore here, and when we last left you in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, our lead hero Spider-Man and Iron Man did the whole team-up thing. Which leads to mixed results, I might add. Regent has been kidnapping heroes in the Marvel U and stealing their powers. You know, for the greater good. You just know whenever you read that somewhere, it leads to someone turning to the dark side.



Spidey and ol' Shellhead

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Comics Rant: Black Widow #5

Black Widow #5
Written by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Damn, just how many books does Matthew Wilson color anyway? We get more James Bond like flipping, fighting, and shooting in this new issue of Black Widow. When last we left the Super Spy she was in possession of some Russian intelligence stolen from her old handlers at the Red Room program. This was to be given to her new boss, The Weeping Lion. (Still not a fan of that name.) But, Natasha isn't really turning heel. The Weeping Lion just has some Intel on her that she clearly doesn't want to get out to the greater Marvel U.

An emissary of the Lion meets Black Widow to gather the stolen Red Room folder, but boom, he's not really with the Weeping Lion. He's a member of SHIELD, trying to find out if Black Widow has really gone rogue.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Comics Rant: Nightwing #1

Nightwing #1
Written by Tim Seeley
Drawn by Javier Fernandez
Colored by Chris Sotomayor

Look, y'all. It's Nightwing, and he's back! Now that he's no longer doing the whole "James Bond" routine he can go back to rocking tights. The story is told in three parts. The first part is Nightwing is working in Europe for the Court of Owls. Man, I mean, I really forgot about those guys. They are holding over his head that if Nightwing doesn't do what he's told, they'll kill Robin. Didn't Robin die and come back a few months ago? Does that even still exist in this universe? I admit I'm lost, so I'm just gonna go ahead and say no.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Comics Rant: Silk #9

Silk #9
Written by Robbie Thompson
Drawn by Stacey Lee
Colored by Ian Herring

Hey, would you look at that. A good issue of Silk. And that's not just because Stacey Lee is back to drawing it. Okay, well to be honest that's what it feels like since I didn't read the "Event Book" Spider-Women, and I use the term loosely. Silk and Black Cat start our tale together by breaking into the Brooklyn facility of Parker Industries. I can only image how much in rent that moron Parker is paying for that place.

So, yeah, Silk and Black Cat are sneaking their way into Peter Parker's personal lab at his company to steal what isn't very clear yet. Seems an evil version of Silk came into our universe and started stealing everything that wasn't nailed down and that's how Silk is now 100% "True to the Crew" now with Black Cat. She has her full trust.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #9

Doctor Strange #9
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Chris Bachalo
Inked by Mark Irwin, John Livesay, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey, Tim Townsend and Jamie Mendoza
Colored by Java Tartaglia and Chris Bachalo

Hey, it's an issue of Doctor Strange where you can stomach the artwork and it doesn't make you feel like you were on a roller coaster. What can I say? There was time that I felt that Chris Bachalo's art was hard to follow. Now it's not that frequent, but sometimes I'm just like "What the fuck is going on here?" Either he got a handle on it himself or an editor helped him out, there was very little confusion here.

Doctor Strange is in Tibet.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #8

Daredevil #8
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Goran Sudzuka
Colored by Matt Milla

The Man Without Fear is playing poker. Shit, I mean, it's about time that Matt got down and dirty and decided to make some extra money playing poker with his powers. Dude ain't a high powered attorney anymore so he needs to get paid. At first Matt is using a fake French name (stupid French) and is cleaning up house. He's running roughshod over the house. Matt has been and is still tracking down something that the Black Cat has stashed away in the hotel.

Matt then plays against a telepath in the employ

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Black Widow #4

Black Widow #4
Written by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Black Widow is still recovering from the wounds that were handed to her by a young killer agent from last issue. She wakes up in a cabin in the woods and is being mended to by her old, former handler, Iosef. If you don't know this guy, then you might want to dig up and read those old Daredevil issues from when Widow and Ol' Hornhead were a couple and living in San Fran and DD was really a team up book. Iosef was there. Except he had that super (not really) awesome Charles Bronson mustache.

 Iosef nurses Black Widow back to (semi) health.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #14

Amazing Spider-Man #14
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

"Someone has to stop him!" Which would be the name of the title of this issue of Amazing Spider-Man if it had come out in the Silver Age. Man, I miss titles like that. Anyhoo, Regent is still out there attacking Avengers and capturing them to add their powers to his own. But hey, also during this time, Spider-Man and Iron Man both still have their thumbs up their asses. Hell, Regent even beats up the new Thor (Ther) and gains her powers, provided she keeps her hand on the hammer. That way Regent and his people can lift it off the ground. Nice touch by Slott and Co. To remember that little tidbit.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #8

Mighty Thor #8
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Lots going on with Thor here, folks. And I mean lots. Tash Moore here and I've pulled myself away from the WWE Network and laughing at how shitty WCW was via 1999, and I ended up reading this issue. That and eating waffles, so yeah, all very essential things to do on most days. I know this is just the eighth issue, but could someone over at Marvel stop with this rebooting with a new #1 shit? Thanks.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Comics Rant: Swamp Thing #6

Swamp Thing #6
Written by Len Wein
Drawn by Kelley Jones
Colored by Michelle Madsen


The epic conclusion to the six issue Swamp Thing mini series is here. It's rare these days that comics are only six issues and even rarer that they are on time. But I guess that's what happens when you have old pros like Wein and Jones to handle your book. Unlike modern creators they focus on one title. Whereas you have one guy trying to write several books and keep them fresh and on time. Think Jason Aaron or Brian Bendis or Paul Jenkins in the early 2000's. Just like that. But, you know, with less Spider-Man involved.

So the Matt Cable Swamp Thing

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #13

Amazing Spider-Man #13
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia


Boy, I sure do love Spider-Man, not that you already didn't know that, but hey. Here we are with a brand new (I really mean late) rant for the last issue I read of Amazing Spider-Man. I'm guessing that sales must be a bit on the slow side so look, here's Iron Man (again.) Plus, somehow they shoehorned the Miles Morales Spider-Man in here, too.

Spidey meets Miles... for what you might ask? Why, batting practice of course. But it's cool because it's totally with web shooters. Huh. Who knew these Super folks, had so much spare time on their hands. What with all the Civil Wars and Rebirths and Secret Invasions that pop up from time to time. But I guess it's the little things that make life.

Iron Man makes with the disses on Peter Parker to Spider-Man. Clearly, that shit ain't gonna fly. But Miles tries to calm our hero down, seeing as how Peter Parker IS Spider-Man. If you already didn't know that, I can attest there is something very, very wrong with you. The thing that leads to an all out brawl between Spider-Man