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

Monday, July 4, 2016

Comics Rant: Thief of Thieves #32

Thief of Thieves #32
Written by Andy Diggle
Drawn by Shawn Martinbrough
Colored by Adriano Lucas

Holy shit! Here's a book I'd never thought I'd ever see again. Thief of Thieves started out as that other Kirkman book that wasn't Walking Dead or Invincible. So much like another Image Comic,  Haunt, it kind of fell by the wayside after the first few issues by fans. But I've been buying the book since day one. I'll admit to being eager to seeing just what new nonsense the world's greatest thief can get into. (Redmond's words, folks. Not mine.)

Our story begins. Well, in the beginning, you know, unless your name is Grant Morrison. That being the case you can start anywhere and the story doesn't have to make any sense but don't worry, people will still say things like its "thought provoking". And I guess it could be. I mean, it's hard to think that someone got paid to write shit like the Batman of Zu Enn Ruh. Ahem. Should have called Paul Levitez, he'd have shut that shit down quick.