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.