Friday, January 29, 2016

Comics Rant: Batan #47

Batman #47
Written by Scott Snyder
Penciled by Greg Capullo
Inked by Danny Miki
Colored by Fco Plascencia

Bat-Gordon, don't fail me now. Which really should be a rallying cry around message boards, don't you think? We continue with the Bat-Gordon saga or as it's titled in the pages of Batman, Super Heavy. Or Super Heavy handed, as in the storytelling. Aw, I kid. I'll admit that Gordon taking over the bat mantle was right out of left field but hey, every once in awhile you got to have a replacement hero. Just ask Spider-Man.

Our tale picks up from last issue, which if you've

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #2

Daredevil #2
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Ron Garney
Colored by Matt Milla

Daredevil is back. With an illegal sidekick, no less. Huh. Seeing as how he is a lawyer working with the New York D.A, you'd think he'd not do stuff like that. Hell, you'd think he'd not dress up and take the law into his own hands. I guess it's all good so long as Ol' horn head doesn't get caught. But shit, with the track record Daredevil has, that secret won't be a secret for much longer. Dude takes off his mask more than Iron Man gets drunk off his ass. That means lots.

Billy Li is being held by the New York District Attorney's office to testify against Tenfingers.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Comics Rant: Extraordinary X-Men #4

Extraordinary X-Men #4

Written by Jeff Lemire
Penciled by Humberto Ramos
Inked by Victor Olazaba
Colored by Edgar Delgado

More Extreme, I mean Extraordinary, X-Men ruckus. I mean that in a good way, folks. The Lemire/ Ramos X-Team has hit the ground running and I really do like reading this book. It's like the Claremont/ Byrne X-Men before Byrne left and Claremont totally stopped giving two shits to what the editor had to say before turning in a script that only made sense to himself. And his bank account. Come to think of it, Chris Claremont may have inspired the Grant Morrison way of writing comic books.

Step 1: Bullshit plot.

Step 2: ???

Step 3: Typo's

Step 4: Get Paid $$$

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Comics Rant: Thor #2

Thor #2
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Matthew Wilson

I'm back to reading Thor and boy does it kick ass. Jason Aaron (while late) can do no wrong, folks. So for those of you completely late to the party, Jane Foster is Thor. Yup. This is a more compelling ride than Aaron's Thor run with the Odinson at the helm with the magic hammer. Which started off strong, then just kind of petered out if you ask me. Which if you're reading this, you did. So there. 

Oh, hey Loki is here and he's an adult again.  Thank god.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #4

Amazing Spider-Man #4
Written by Dan Slott
 Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

It's time for more globe hopping Spider-Man than when they let Howard Mackie write the book. Tash Moore here and of course my month just couldn't be complete without talking about Amazing Spider-Man. I've been buying the book monthly for about 17 years now, so it's a must. Shit, with the way they publish this book, it feels like weekly. Remember when all Marvel cared about was X-Men books so they slapped the "Non Mutant Super Hero" blurb on the cover of the book? I do.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Comics Rant: Invincible #126

Invincible #126
Written by Robert Kirkman
Drawn by Ryan Ottley
Colored by Jean-Francois Beaulieu

A reboot? You mean like the one that Viking's kicker Blair Walsh would like to have back during his wild card game against the Seahawks? How the fuck do you miss from 27 yards out? Guess Billy Cundiff snuck on to the team. (Sports!) What's really going down is a maybe kind of/ sort of reboot in the pages of Invincible.

Invincible has been living off planet with Atom Eve and his new born daughter, Terra. Yeah, I know, it made me think of Teen Titans and the "Judas Contract" storyline, too.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Movie Review: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
directed by JJ Abrams
starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and more.

I had all the intention of trying to write a spoiler free review after seeing this movie after it came out, but since it's now good past the release date I think I'll just go on with some spoilers.

It's pretty exciting getting to see a new Star Wars movie. Almost as exciting as it'll be when I see Fantastic Beasts (but that's a whole other discussion.) I've said it numerous times on our previous podcast episodes but Episode III is still a favorite of mine. I haven't seen the original trilogy in years and perhaps it's time for a revisit. In fact, after seeing The Force Awakens, I wasn't crazy about the look of Kylo Ren. My first impression was that he looked like Severus Snape, but then I re-watched part of Empire Strikes Back, and I thought the actor had a similar face to the young Harrison Ford.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Comics Rant: Prez #6

Prez #6
Written By Mark Russell
Penciled By Ben Caldwell
Inked By Mark Morales
Colored By Jeremy Lawson

The stunning conclusion to Prez. Well, okay, it's not really all that much of a stunning conclusion, boy, but boy is it awesome. President Beth Ross has some shit on her plate. With her Facebook approval rating tanking, (yes, that will most likely be a real thing in the future,) she's battling Congress over funding the vaccine to stop the cat flu. Turns out in the future, house cats cause a flu that could kill you. I have two cats myself and still probably wouldn't give them up. They can't handle street life. Pharmaduke, is totally willing to help out with the funding of the cat flu vaccine, if only they could patent the human DNA of the people who use it. Beth tosses them out of her White House.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #1

Daredevil #1
Written By Charles Soule
Drawn By Ron Garney
Colored By Matt Milla

Grim and gritty Daredevil is back, ya'll. It's like they just took the template from the D.G. Chichester/ Scott McDaniel run from the 1990's. That or you could even say they are trying to move the comic in line with the Netflix Show. Which is bad because no matter how much Marvel would like for the viewers of the show to check out the comics it just doesn't seem to work out that way.

But I must say that this issue of Daredevil wasn't bad. Yup. Not bad at all.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Comics Rant: Silver Surfer #15

Silver Surfer #15
Written By Dan Slott
Drawn By Michael Allred
Colored By Laura Allred

The end is here! And by here, I really mean the Marvel Universe as it was. Or is. To tell the truth even I don't fucking know anymore. See this is the problem with modern comics or really what Marvel has been doing for quite some time. They launch a really big event that encompasses the entire line of comics and then the shit hits the fan and the main "Event Book" becomes late and then it throws the whole publishing plan into a disarray. You know, just like what happened with Civil War and Secret Invasion. So it's not secret is that that's the deal with Secret Wars (2015). Fuck.

Well, now that I got that out of my system, I can go talk about a book that exists on the edge of Secret Wars and it's Silver Surfer. It's without a doubt a fun comic.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #46

Superman #46
Written By Gene Luen Yang
Drawn By Howard Porter
Colored By Hi-Fi

Okay, so the Man of Steel is in Oakland, and yes, he is a Mexican Pro Wrestler. This is awesome! So since that snitch ass Lois revealed to the world that Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same, Superman went to find himself. In Oakland. Doing Lucha Libre. Which is the Mexican equivalent to American Pro Wrestling. Makes sense to me. Well, okay, maybe not. But this story arc has been pretty damn fun to read.

 Jimmy Olsen and Condesa track Clark to Oakland. Cut back to a sweet scene where Superman is rocking a Championship belt and cutting a promo on the guy he just beat. All he needs to do is throw up a middle finger then raise his eyebrows, and Vince McMahon would sign Big Blue in a heartbeat. That, or just resign John Cena.