Sunday, October 27, 2013

Comic Reviews for the Week of 10/23/13

Pick of the Week: Savage Wolverine #10 (Marvel Comics) Jock Writer & Art

     I was actually ready to drop this title after the eighth issue with Cho and Madueria's run on this book. For one I am not the biggest fan of Jock, well my mind has not only been changed with the first two issues of this story arc. It has been blown, one of the finest Wolverine stories in sometime.


Runner-Up: Star Trek #26 (IDW Publishing) Mike Johnson Writer/Erfan Fajar Art

     IDW has truly taken this beloved Sci-Fi property and has does it justice since the first issue. The story and art have been top notch and what gets me going most of all is that they stay true to the new movies to the letter. While I wait for the third movie in the re-launch of Star Trek I know I can look forward to these books.

Also Hot: Justice League #24 Forever evil tie-in (D.C. Comics), Nova #9 Infinity tie-in (Marvel Comics), Superior Carnage #4 (Marvel Comics)

Honorable Mention: Star Wars Legacy #8 (Dark Horse Comics), Aquaman #24 (D.C. Comics), Wolverine and the X-Men #37 Battle of the Atom Chapter 9 (Marvel Comics), Transformers Regeneration One #95 (IDW Publishing), Harbinger #17 (Valiant Ent.)

Not So Much: Red Lanterns #24 Lights Out Pt. 4 (D.C. Comics), Superman #24 (D.C. Comics), Iron Man #17 (Marvel Comics) Save you hard earned money for more books next week and pass these 3 up!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Comic Reviews for the Week of 10/16/13

Pick of the Week: Guardians of the Galaxy #7 (Marvel Comics) Brian Michael Bendis Writer/Sara Pichelli & Valerio Schiti Art

     Another week and Marvel takes the top two spots yet again with its Infinity event. Nothing really came close to GotG #7 and Avengers #21...Nothing!!! In a mediocre week only a few books stood out and that is not saying much when the pull pile from this week was 5 of the 16 books were good enough to compete for the top honors. Bendis keeps rolling with a captivating tale of the yet again re launched Guardians of the Galaxy, the art has been top notch from the jump and with the addition of Iron-Man and Angela this book remains in my sites every month. Lets see if this title stays on top when it joins the epic event Infinity in 30 or so days!

Runner-Up: Avengers #21 Infinity tie-in (Marvel Comics) Jonathan Hickman Writer/Lenil Francis Yu Pencils

     Never have been a big Avengers fan, even after the motion picture. But since most of the Avengers books are tied into Infinity I had to have the titles pulled for the next few months. Hickman writes a splendid story just like his past endeavors on other titles and Yu always lays down some awesome pages. I have been picking up this book since the prologue for Infinity and I may even go back and get back issues. This Avengers volume is by far some of my favorite work since Mike Deodato Jr took over after his run on Wonder Women in the 90's.

Also Hot: Batman/Superman #4 (D.C. Comics), Redhood and the Outlaws #24 (D.C. Comics), X-O Manowar #18 (Valiant Ent.)

Honorable Mention: Green Lantern: New Guardians #24 Lights Out Pt. 3 (D.C. Comics), Justice League #8 Forever Evil tie -in (D.C. Comics), Avengers Assemble #20 Infinity tie-in (Marvel Comics), Cable and X-Force #15 (Marvel Comics), Hunger #4 (Marvel Comics), New Avengers #11 Infinity tie-in (Marvel Comics), Uncanny X-Men #13 Battle of the Atom Chapter 8 (Marvel Comics), Morning Glories #33 (Image Comics), G.I. Joe A Real American Hero! #195 (IDW Publishing), Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #22 Prelude to Dark Cybertron (IDW Publishing), Blood Shot and H.A.R.D. Corps #15 (Valiant Ent.)

Not So Much: Everyone was safe yet again for another week, but do not sleep. Uncanny X-Men almost came close this week, only save was Bachalo's art and the last page made me say "Not bad, could be better". Also must point out Hunger pulled up from it's nose dive  few weeks ago when I thought it was one of the worst books I ever read, ended this series off better than I thought.

Monday, October 14, 2013

New York Comics Con 2013

     Another year has come and gone at NYCC and always I had a blast! My main mission was to get my hands on classic Marvel/Larry Hama G.I. Joe A Real American Hero! that are missing from my collection, sketch covers, Scott Barnett and Dead Man's Party #3 and the sites and experiences. I will post a review of Dead Man's Party #3 in the near future and I will now present what I thought was some of the biggest stories from this years Con and photo's...Enjoy




     Miracle Man in the Marvel Universe??? Titles announced from Marvel - Elektra, Captain Marvel, All-New Ghost Rider, Punisher, Silver Surfer, Loki, Iron Patriot & New Warriors. Fanatastic Four relaunch.

D.C. Comics

      Celebrating Superman's 75 anniversary!!! Batman Eternal launches in 2014 on a weekly basis for a whole year. Superboy is going to be killed off (Taking bets on how long he stays dead now)

Dark Horse Comics

      Announces All new Serenity, Aliens, Predator, Alien vs. Predator and Prometheus series


     Will.I.Am's Wizards & Robots & The Crow come to IDW and a all new G.I. Joe & Transformers cross over.


     Dynamite will

Movies & T.V.

     Starz premiers the trailer for Hercules: The Legend Begins, Black Sails & The DaVinci 's Deamons Season 2. Also Ron Moore previews his new series book adaption Outlander.

     Adult Swim announces Venture Bros. Season 6

     SyFy Channel Teases Season 2 of Defiance

     Foxs previews The Following season 2

     Star Wars Rebels teaser for the new animated series to hit Disney Channel in 2014


     Yet again Hasbro was not in attendance which was a downer for me. I heard they had some kind of private party but nothing on the show floor. I walked through the place a few times and I did not see anything. Mattel had a booth with some cool He-Man items.


1. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - X-Box 360 & PlayStation 3

For all other news go to CBR and other comic/fan boy sites, this is just a list of things I felt were relevant. So much more happened in the four days of the con. Now for some pictures!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Comic Reviews for the Week of 10/9/13

Pick of the Week: Infinity #4 of 6 (Marvel Comics) Jonathan Hickman Writer/Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver Art/Adam Kubert Cover

     So happy that Marvel has finally done a space opera that shines bright as a super nova. They hit it right on the spot with this series, this is actually one of those events I have been waiting years for and it does not disappoint. I am one of those people that just can not get enough of Thanos, it is about time he has made an appearance since the last time was a few years ago. My only gripe and it is a minor one...Where is the Silver Surfer???? In fact this book has an all star cast of who's who and there is a character for everyone to want to follow through the course of the story. The art is lovely and pleasing to the eye by Weaver & Opena and Adam Kubert graces us with this awesome cover. If you love super heroes and villains throwing down in outer space and on alien worlds this is the book for you.

Runner-Up: Star Wars #10 (Dark Horse Comics) Brian Wood Writer/Carlos D'Anda Art/Hugh Fleming Cover

     This sure was a sci-fi themed week with Star Wars taking the second honors of the week. Not much to say, if you been locked in a room or hiding under a rock for the last 4 decades then you get a pass. Wood's writing captures the magic only the original trilogy could provide and D'Anda's art work is some of the best Star Wars art to date and fits this book quite nicely.

Also Hot: Superman/Wonder Women #1 (D.C. Comics), Archer & Armstrong #14 (Valiant Ent.), Eternal Warrior #2 (Valiant Ent.)

Honorable Mention: Batman #24 Zero Year (D.C. Comics), Green Lantern Corps #24 Lights Out Pt.2 (D.C. Comics), Uncanny X-Force #12 (Marvel Comics), X-Men #6 Battle of the Atom Chapter 7 (Marvel Comics), The Walking Dead #115 (Image Comics), G.I. Joe Special Missions #8 (IDW Publishing), The Transformers Robots In Disguise #21 Dark Cybertron Prelude (IDW Publishing)

Not So Much: Everyone got a pass cause on New York Comic Con this week and I may have to see someone. Just kidding, nothing was intolerable, X-Men #6 almost made this list but revived itself in the last few pages.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Comic Reviews for the Week of 10/2/13

Pick of the Week: Spawn #236 (Image Comics) Todd McFarlane Writer/Szymon Kudranski Art

     Most people would agree that this is the true flagship title of Image Comics. Todd has kept this title going strong for over two decades now with a solid core following of fans, in no way has the quality of this book ever faltered. Not including Todd you have had some of the biggest talent grace the pages of this title with there scribbles and Szymon Kudranski has made a name for himself with 35 issues in a row. I have repeatedly heard rumbles from fans regarding Kudranski's art and Jim Dowings incarnation of Spawn. For one I do miss Simmons as Spawn, but in the past few years Downing has grown on me and I am really into this storyline which keeps me coming back month after month.

Runner-Up: Earth 2 #16 (D.C. Comics) James Robinson Writer/Nicola Scott Pencils/Trevor Scott Inks

     Since this book has been launched into The New 52 universe it has been one of my favorite monthly titles published by D.C. Comics. The art and story remain top notch on a monthly basis and hope this remains true for future issues. I have read rumors that this is James Robinson's last issue as the writer and I also have read that this title may be cancelled soon. I do believe Robinson is leaving Earth 2, but I firmly believe this title will stay in print since the sales numbers top 40k a month. Would hate to see this gem go off into the sunset.

Also Hot: The Star Wars #2 (Dark Horse Comics), Batman Detective Comics #24 (D.C. Comics), Forever Evil #2 (D.C. Comics), Savage Wolverine #9 (Marvel Comics), Elephantmen #51 (Image Comics), G.I. Joe A Real American Hero! #194 (IDW Publishing)

Honorable Mention: Green Lantern #24 Lights Out Pt. 1 (D.C. Comics), Mighty Avengers #2 Infinity tie-in (Marvel Comics), All- New X-Men #17 Battle of the Atom Chapter 6 (Marvel Comics), Morning Glories #32 (Image Comics), G.I. Joe The Cobra Files #7 (IDW Publishing)

Not So Much: Hunger #3 Age of Ultron Aftermath (Marvel Comics), Iron Man #16 (Marvel Comics), Shadowman #11 (Valiant Ent.)