Friday, April 29, 2016

Comics Rant: Silk #6

Silk #6
Written by Robbie Thompson
Drawn by Tana Ford
Colored by Ian Herring

Well I have to admit that Silk is a book that is growing on me. I just have two complaints. Where the heck is the original series artist, Stacey Lee? Also, just why the hell do they still have triple digits on the cover for the numbering of the books? We all know that Marvel ain't gonna get most of their books to #100. It just isn't going to happen. But you can bet your sweet ass for most books to get a new #1 and a reboot. So, you know, Marvel can create new jumping on points and not attempt to rake in more $$$ with a new #1. Yup. Nothing like that at all. Ahem.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Comics Rant: Swamp Thing #3

Swamp Thing #3
Written by Len Wein
Drawn by Kelley Jones
Colored by Michelle Madsen

Horror fans, rejoice. Swampy is back to his kooky roots of spells, creepiness, and just odd shit. Swamp Thing is just chilling in his swamp playing with a big ass snake that's trying to eat him. You know, the usual Tuesday night. Swamp Thing playing with snake that wants to legit eat him but Swampy ain't really having it and tosses the snake's ass all over the swamp, but they are friends so it's cool. Shit, Swamp Thing even says they are friends in his caption boxes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #9

Amazing Spider-Man #9
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

Well, well, lookie here. Giuseppe Camuncoli and crew are finally back to drawing the web head. About time, too. He's been apart of the Spider-Team for some long that when you don't see him pencil the title, it makes you start to worry. What can I say? I'm one of those dudes who likes to the see the same damn creative team on the same comic title every once in a while. Rare in comics now a days but man, back in the day, it was as the kids say these days "The shit."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Comics Rant: Thor #5

Thor #5
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Damn, man. Another book colored by Matthew Wilson? This guy must never take a break. So we are in the midst of an Asgardian Civil War. Huh. If this was the 1990's they would have plastered that title all over the fucking cover of the book. Aw, you know it's true. So Thor and Odin are fighting each other. It's a fight that's been in the making since Jane wasn't Thor. She's always had beef with Odin. Back to when she wanted to marry his son, but you know, Odin was a complete ass. Even when Stan Lee was writing this guy, Odin was a complete hard ass.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Comics Rant: Black Widow #1

Black Widow #1
Written by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

This is very much like an old school comic book. Hell, even a bit like an action movie. Black Widow is the follow up by Waid and Samnee's work over on Daredevil. It was sad to see them leave the Daredevil title but if this is the end result and I sat down and read this I would say, "Okay, this is gonna be great." Holy shit, it was.

The issue begins with Black Widow running around the SHIELD Hellicarrier, and Maria Hill puts out the order that Black Widow is to be subdued at all cost. So it's no dialogue time. Black Widow goes thought about 9 or 10 pages where she kicks ass and steals a flying hover car to get away. They even show Maria Hill doesn't want her to get away. Why you might ask? Well, Black Widow stole something from them.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Movie Review: Deadpool

Deadpool
directed by Tim Miller
written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, and more.

My review comes after the movie, Deadpool, has been out in theaters for a couple of weeks already because that's just the way I roll. I found it to be a highly entertaining movie. Leading up to its release, I had heard that it had a big marketing campaign, though I hadn't seen it. I saw someone share the billboard with the emojis that spelled "Deadpool" online but that was all that I had been aware of. Though none of that mattered to me as I was planning on seeing the movie once I had heard of its release. These days I tend to avoid most trailers too so as not to spoil the movie for myself, unless I happen across one while watching television or such.

Anyways, the movie is funny. The tone of it is set up very quickly so you can tell if the kind of humor this movie has is something you'd personally enjoy. I liked the credits which came on screen since they were playful and descriptive, rather than the standard informative type of listing names.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Comics Rant: Batman #50

Batman #50
Written by Scott Snyder
Drawn by Greg Capullo, & Yanick Paquette
Inked by Danny Miki
Colored by Fco Plascencia & Nathan Fairbairn

Catching up on my comics brings me to this, yet again, oversized issue of Batman. Damn, DC, what were you thinking? Trying to squeeze out one more dollar before Rebirth, eh? Okay. Seems like a good idea, but then you realize that Marvel does it better. Okay, I'm kidding. Or am I? This was a very fun issue of Batman. It gave us an ending to the whole Jim Gordon Batman story. Bringing Bruce Wayne back as Batman felt like it could have taken just a bit longer. I was one of those people who dug Jim Gordon rocking the Bat suit. Even if it was one that looked like a Gundam reject.

Jim Gordon Batman had Mr. Bloom shove one of his vines down Jimbo's mouth and shatter his spine. That's got to hurt. But hey! The real Batman is back! Turns out that drug that the Joker used on Batman that took away his memory also took away Bruce Wayne's scars and injuries making him like new. Saywhatthefucknow!?!?! That's some out of the ordinary shit right there.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #50

Superman #50
Written by Gene Luen Yang
Drawn by Howard Porter, Ardian Syaf, Patrick Zircher & Jon Bogdanove
Colored by Hi-Fi


Finally had some down time to get caught up on some comics and when I pulled the first one out of my pile, it was this oversized issue. It tied all the loose ends from the funky Superman doesn't have powers and is a semi pro wrestler story. No, you didn't read that wrong at all. While, it did make for a pretty funny tale, I felt like it was way out of the ordinary for a Superman comic. I mean, change is a good thing, but that shit just seems to border on the complete absurd.