Thursday, June 30, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #1

Superman #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Superman is back! No, I don't mean that weird Mexican wrestler one from a few moths ago, although I gotta admit, it was a treat seeing the Man of Steel hitting dudes with suplexes and power bombs, but our big blue boy scout is back. But he's really not, in a way. I'm not going back on my word to ever pick up another one of these fucking "Event" books, so I didn't get DC's Rebirth, so I don't know all the details but Superman is dead to the world. Only that he isn't really dead.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #8

Doctor Strange #8
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Chris Bachalo
Inked by Tim Tonsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin, John Livesay & Victor Olazaba
Colored by Chris Bacjalo, Antonio Fabela & Java Tartaglia

Yet, again, you can tell that almost a million people worked on this book. I wonder if they all got paid the same amount. Probably not, but hey, comics! Jason Aaron and crew bring us a tale this month that has our hero, Doctor Strange (if you couldn't tell from the title of the book) and Scarlet Witch scouring the globe for whatever leftover pieces of magic to battle the Empirikul. With the way things are going, that shit is clearly no easy task.

If it wasn't for some silver magical slug, ol' Doctor Strange wouldn't have even found the magical item he was searching for, a magical bow and arrow. Thank the man upstairs that Strange took lessons from Hawkeye at Avengers Mansion. No word yet if Hawkeye charges by the hour. I mean, the dude has to pay Brooklyn rent so you know he needs to make that money, honey.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #7

Mighty Thor #7
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Rafa Garres & Russell Dauterman
Colors by Matthew Wilson & Rafa Garres

A Thor tale via the ages. Our story begins back in the early 1600's with Thor going ten rounds with the strongest Viking in the world. How'd he get that way? You could pretty much guess. Yep, it's Loki. He's gone down to Midgard and given a touch of power to a Viking making him like Brock Lesnar, who now that I think about it, kind of looks like a fucking Viking, too. What with the plundering of Vince McMahon and Dana White's bank accounts. Huh. All he needs now is a beard.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #12

Amazing Spider-Man #12
Written by Dan Slott
Pencilled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

So the cover of this issue of Amazing Spider-Man says he meets up with Iron Man and the brand spanking new Avengers. Well, one caption is right. Iron Man and Spidey teamed up but there was no Avengers. Somebody at Marvel needs to give me a dollar back for this blatant lie. That or just maybe a few more of those digital download codes. Ahem. Lots going on with Spider-Man and his world.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Comics Rant: Swamp Thing #5

Swamp Thing #5
Written by Len Wein
Drawn by Kelley Jones
Colored by Michelle Madsen

Shit, this was a damn fine issue of Swamp Thing. It makes me kinda wish it doesn't end anytime soon, but you know, as the old saying goes, "Sun rise, sun set." When last we left off, Matt Cable had tricked Alec Holland into turning over the powers of Swamp Thing to him. Then Matt went all bat shit crazy and decided that protecting Mother Earth ain't all it's cracked up to be and said "It's better if I just take it over. It'll be safer that way." Said every dictator ever!

Got to hand it to Kelley Jones. Dude is a pro, no matter whom the colorist is, he always finds a way to create this bleak atmosphere without using too much black and making the comic book a dark, hard to follow mess. Like Richard Corbin, and that's high praise indeed. Alec Holland is floating in the ground, where Matt Cable pushed him into, so he could, you know, kill him. It's kinda what evil people do. That and order tons of Pay Per Views on your cable bill then skip town. Alec is recused by the Parliament of Trees. Since Alan Moore created them, you know they cut his ass a check. That he'll never cash, because he has morals, and fleas.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Comics Rant: Silver Surfer #4

Silver Surfer #4
Story by Dan Slott & Michael Allred
Drawn by Michael Allred
Colored by Laura Allred

Stand back, here come the Avengers! Strangely enough this isn't even an Avengers comic book. Go figure. But the price on the cover says $3.99 so it makes sense. Money sense. Since the Silver Surfer doesn't have pockets I wonder where he keeps his royalty checks. From the last issue the Silver Surfer is in the hospital. By way of using his small bit of the Power Cosmic to turn the tides on the inhabitants of Zenn La and his former ho, Shalla Bal. So I'm assuming they are broken up.

With the Surfer out of commission,

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Comics Rant: Black Widow #3

Black Widow #3
Written by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

Back to the genius that is the former creative team of Daredevil, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee. I'll admit to being sad when they left the Man Without Fear, but was perked right back up when I heard they were launching a new Black Widow book and this doesn't disappoint. Not only do we get a comic book that's full of action but intrigue too. Think James Bond minus the sex and he's got a red wig on. Yup, that's very strange, but bare with me here, folks.

The Weeping Lion has got the goods on Natasha

Friday, June 10, 2016

Comics Rant: Batman #52

Batman #52
Written by James Tynion IV
Penciled & Inked by Riley Rosmo
Partial Inks by Brian Level
Colored by Ivan Plascencia & Jordan Boyd

Wow, an issue of Batman not done by Scott Snyder. Also, shit, another comic relaunched before it hits triple digits. I guess we'll never see that again. But I guess that's just the way it is. Did anyone check out that cover? Why is Batman smiling? Shit, you'd think Greg Capullo just finished watching Batman Forever before handing this cover in and running to the back to cash the check before anyone's the wiser. But, seriously, Batman looks like a total weirdo.

In this issue by the guy who used to write Talon, Batman deals with his past and the future. We see a young Bruce Wayne dealing with the death of his folks, and the vigorous training it took to become the Dark Knight. Hell, there was a strange part in this issue where Bruce was in Canada butt ass naked under a freezing cold waterfall. Huh. Must be his idea of a good time. Oh that playboy. But I'm pretty sure this has to be a thing that rich people do.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #7

Daredevil #7
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Matteo Buffagni
Colored by Matt Milla

So ends the two parter with Electra. Or is it? Uhm, not most likely. Elektra is still here going, "Blah, blah, blah" about her daughter that's been kidnapped and she thought Daredevil had something to do with it. Man, I can see why she'd think that. Remember that time the DD went all bad guy on us as well as took over the Hand and Shadow Land? No? Well, shit neither do the editorial team over at Marvel.

Elektra has a phone that shows her daughter being taken. (No word on if Liam Neeson is set to make a cameo.) Daredevil clearly can't see what the hell is going on her phone and asks to take it for further inspection. You know, because if you've never heard of the Daredevil, his deal is he can't see. Just wanted to clear that up for you.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #7

Doctor Strange #7
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled and Colored by Chris Bachalo
Inked by Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin, John Livesay, Victor Olazaba and Jamie Mendoza.

Yet again, a million people came together to ink this issue of Doctor Strange. Yet again, I, Tash Moore am here to totally rant all over it. Why? Because I really, really love comics and not because I can't afford any other hobbies. I mean, really who could, comics cost an arm and a leg to make sure creators like Todd McFarlane can stay nice and cool in his Arizona compound. Okay, maybe not totally that but I just felt like throwing shade on him. I'm petty like that.

The force of the Empirikul has Dr. Strange and the other

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #6

Daredevil #6
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Matteo Buffagni
Colored by Matt Milla

Hey, look! It's a Daredevil comic that has Electra on the cover. I'm pretty sure Frank Miller is sitting around his mailbox for a royalty check. I know Klaus Janson is. But all jokes aside, we have a new issue that doesn't involve Tenfingers and his dumb ass, ten fingered gun. Sadly. I just want you all to imagine just how awesome it must be to have that dude rub your back. Then no doubt use a few fingers to swipe a ten from your wallet when you aren't looking. Hey, he is a bad guy.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Movie Review: London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen

directed by Babak Najafi
starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, and more.

London Has Fallen was an impulse watch for me. It wasn’t much on my radar, I hadn’t even seen Olympus Has Fallen (the prequel) but I enjoy a lot of action flicks and so gave it a shot. From that perspective, I enjoyed this movie. The plot was simple, straightforward, and so, easy to follow. There was even a bit of a recap of the previous movie at the beginning of this movie.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #11

Amazing Spider-Man #11
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inked by Cam Smith
Colored by Marte Gracia

After 11 issues we get this, the final (for now, anyway) tale of Spidey going up against the Zodiac, most notably Scorpio. Boy, is it a fun read. So this issue starts off with Nick Fury (the new one, not the old, cooler one) being stuck at the International Space Station because of Spidey wrecking the damn thing two issues ago. With all communication down, Fury is not going anywhere for a long time. I hope he remembered to bring a magazine or something. Something tells me if he did it wouldn't be People. It'd be Jet!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #5

Daredevil #5
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Ron Garney
Colored by Matt Milla

The Man without Fear is back..... in my rant, that is. Ahem. We are now in the middle of a Daredevil resurgence. By the team of Soule and Garney. Why, the look and tone of the book is so groundbreaking that it even looks like a tale you've already read before. CoughChiChesterCoughFallFromGrace. So the story of a dude named Tenfingers has been running through the the pages of ol' Hornhead for about five issues now. It's the story of a dude with, yeah, you guessed it. Tenfingers. (I know, I know.) Either this book has been shipping late or I've been slow to review it. If it's late then, jeers to the folks over at Marvel/Disney. If it's my fault, well fuck that, I got cats to provide for. It's all about priorities, yo.