Saturday, November 26, 2016

Comics Rant: Silver Surfer #7

Silver Surfer #7
Story by Dan Slott & Michael Allred
Drawn by Michael Allred
Colored by Laura Allred

Damn, could this book get any better. Yes. Yes it can. Much like how Doug Moench and Kelley Jones redefined Batman in the mid 1990's, the marriage of Slott and the Allred's have made Silver Surfer the most off beat and quirky titles in the Marvel U. While it isn't your normal superhero fair, it's one of the best things going on in comics.

Surfer and Dawn Greenwood are taking it easy since all the craziness of last issue. They go to a planet with bouncy balls, and a planet with fluffy rabbits, cat, dog hybrids. Not gonna lie, I want to go to this planet. ASAP. Dawn notices that Silver

Friday, November 25, 2016

Comics. Rant: Black Widow #7

Black Widow #7
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Chris Samnee
Colored by Matthew Wilson

More Black Widow revised origin going on here. Plus did you see the huge ass #1 Marvel tossed on the cover? They were so doing that to make people think this was a new #1 issue, but it ain't. How about a little truth in advertising. Huh? Not gonna happen you say? Okay then. Black Widow and the real Weeping Lion have teamed up. Well, more like Black Widow is forcing him to help her or she'll kill his ass. So yeah.
Sounds like a fair trade off.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Comics Rant: All Star Batman #3

All Star Batman #3
Written by Scott Snyder
Penciled by John Romita, Jr.
Inked by Danny Miki
Colored by Dean White

Batman, Two Face, and the KGBeast, all right here. Well, from what I read in this issue of All Star Batman, KGBeast just wants to be called just the Beast. Like what, a sexy beast? I think not, but hey, you can tell he works out. The Gotham mob bosses of Black Mask and the Penguin have hired KGBeast to kill Batman and Two Face. Just one problem. KGBeast charges a fucking huge fee for his services. Black Mask wonders out loud what will happen to him and Penguin when KGBeast finds out they can't possibly afford to pay him. But that will have to wait for another issue.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #12

Mighty Thor #12
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman & Frazer Irving
Colored by Matthew Wison & Frazer Irving

It's the secret origin of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Again, Jason Aaron excels at these off beat tales. I mean, if you need any further proof, just check out his work on Wolverine and the X-Men. It's top notch and worth whatever you have to pay to get it. No, seriously.

So Thor or Ther as the Internet has taken to calling

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #7

Superman #7
Story by Peter J.Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Drawn by Jorge Jimenez
Colored by Alejandro Sanchez

No idea where they found artist Jorge Jimenez but man, he kicked all types of ass with this fill in issue. Since Patrick Gleason is the regular artist on this book and it's very much a twice a month, he'll have to spilt art chores with someone. Think when Greg Land did that with Terry Dodson on Uncanny X-Men. Except, you know, the guys over here on this comic has what's that thing? Talent. Yeah, that's it.

Superman is helping out his pals in the Justice League. Aqua man, Flash, and Wonder Woman are all like "Thanks, Fam" but you know Batman by now. He clearly can't stand having help from Superman. After over seventy years of publication you can always count on Batman to be a total dick. Fair enough.

But in between seeing Superman and back in the DCU, Superman decides that seeing as how it's the last night of the Hamilton County Fair, he can take the night off as the Man of Steel and take his wife, Lois, and son, Jon, to check it out. I mean, it's not like anybody can get on Supes' cape for taking a night off. He clearly has a good union rep.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Comics Rant: Amazing Spider-Man #18

Amazing Spider-Man #18
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by R.B. Silva
Inked by Adriano Di Benedetto
Colored by Marte Gracia

This issue of ASM has the return of our good old pal, Doctor Octopus. Well, okay, I guess we can really say that it's a semi return, 'cause he doesn't have a real body here, yet. Doc Ock is still stuck inside the shell of the Living Brain. He desperately wants to get out. First he attempts to steal the body of Ana Maria's new lover, Blain. But, since he can only transfer his mind into either his own body or that of Peter Parker's, that plan ain't going anywhere.

There was a funny scene where Ock wants Blain

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Comics Rant: Daredevil #11

Daredevil #11
Written by Charles Soule
Drawn by Ron Garney
Colored by Matt Milla

While you can say that Daredevil is on a brand new path, I have to say that well, this doesn't really feel like a Daredevil book. It feels very much like writer Charles Soule would have a much better sell if this was a Batman title. Just my opinion, gang. Now I know that Daredevil has been very much a noir type book ever since the Frank Miller era, with a few light hearted stints in between but now it's gone far out there.

Ol' Hornhead is investigating a sting of murders that have resulted in a crazy (but cool looking) mural. But it ain't just any mural, it's made out of human blood. Blood of people who have recently gone missing in Hell's Kitchen. The Warehouse where the mural was left is being opened to the public. We all know it's bad taste but hey, people love to flock to controversy. The Speaker of the NYC Council wants this thing shut down.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Comics Rant: Doctor Strange #11

Doctor Strange #11
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Kevin Nowlan & Leonardo Romero
Colored by Kevin Nowlan & Jordie Bellaire

Dr. Strange has survived the Emprikul and this is the aftermath. Well, that and he's getting a brand new origin. Okay, that's not fair.  It's really just an update of his origin, bringing it into the modern era. Which will no doubt be wiped away by some summer Earth shattering event by Marvel next year. Don't look so surprised.

In this new origin tale, Doctor Strange has lost the use of his hands (as the norm) and tries some Mutant Growth Hormone to get them back, which he considers his last chance to get them back to tip top form. But he sadly overdoses. He has no one to blame but himself. Well, that and Grant Morrison, cause he created the stuff in the pages of New X-Men. While Strange is od'ing, the dealers who sold it to him toss his ass into a dumpster. Just like in real life.

The Ancient One shows up in Astro form and restarts Strange's heart. This allows Dr. Strange to see a sign for Roxxon air to visit Tibet. Fancy that. At least Aaron has the ability to inject a little bit of continuity into his work. Something that is sorely lacking in the current crop of Marvel titles.

Spliced in the issue is how the magic is mostly gone from our world and Doctor Strange is trying to bring it back. The old spells that

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #11

Mighty Thor #11
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
Colored by Matthew Wilson

I'm back. After this whirlwind that has ended up being the the 2016 Presidential Election, I can safely go back to reading and then making complete and total fun of comics. Well, to be honest I'm late with rants because I started reading about President Grant. Respect. I also say, that for the good of our nation, you head by Harlem and check out his tomb. Forget NYCC, this is the real fun, right on up to the point where you get mugged. Hey, I never said I could guarantee your safety.

Wait, what the hell was I talking about again? Yeah, I read Thor #11. Today. And yes, it was good. Like Wolverine and the X-Men good. Been awhile since we could all say that. Thor is aboard the floating Roxxon island and because the new Silver Samurai has captured Darrio Agger and is going to kill him, this would cause the large island to fall to NYC and you know, kill everyone in NYC. Not good, this I know.

Thankfully, Thor and Roz Solomon are there to intervene. Thor is also being tailed by those two moronic SHIELD agents who put two and two together and think they know Jane Foster and the new Thor are one and the same. But not so fast, last issue Thor was shot with a golden bullet.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Comics Rant: Superman #6

Superman #6
Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Pencilled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz

Finally, Superman kicks the hell out of the Eradicator. This shit took 6 issues. Who wrote this? Bendis? Sure as shit feels like it. The souls of all the Kryptonians team up with Superman to fight the Eradicator. Don't ask me how, but Superman pulls out the soul of Krypto, the super dog. I really need someone to explain this one to me. Well, we get a Superman and Krypto team up where they punch and kick and bite Eradicator back to the Stone Age.

During the battle, the Space Satellite goes off and shows the U.S. and even the world, that the Man of Steel is back in the new DCU. I