Saturday, June 27, 2009

Episode 10 - Invincible

We apologize for missing a week Sean L. was in Scotland so we make it up and review the amazing superhero series INVINCIBLE! along with each of our pick of the week. The Henny is out in london for this episode and we stick it to him by reviewing his favorite ongoing series.

Sean L's Pick:
Power Up
If you’ve never read a graphic novel by Doug Tennapel, then you’ve been missing out. This one centers on a video-game console that gives “power ups” that can be used in life. Power Up! features Hugh Randolph, who's kind of stuck in a humdrum existence until a magic item seems to b begin granting him all of his heart's desires, but every wish seems to come at a cost.

Creator: Doug Tennapel

John's Pick:
Vampires are overwhelming America, state by state, and the only chance of survival lies at the hands of an ancient hero!

Lt. George Wagner arrives in Washington, D.C., hoping to find reinforcements. Instead, he discovers the nation’s capital has been abandoned, its citizens headed west, away from the approaching vampires. In New Jersey, Victor and Vlad are attacked by the unlikeliest of enemies – Vlad’s brother, Mircea, who was long thought dead but is out for revenge!

Creators: Matt Timson - artist, cover / William Harms - writer

Jonas' Pick:
Invincible #63
Believe it or not this is the cover here is the whole reason Jonas read the entire 10 back trade paper backs just so he could read this book. Good for him too cause we take the episode to review the whole series and what a whammy it is!

Creators: Story by Robert Kirkman / Art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, FCO Plascencia

Have fun in London Sean! Hope your happy we reviewed your favorite comic when you were gone sucker!

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Episode 9 - Animated Comic Book Series

The Goon will be coming to the big screen soon and we wanted to celebrate by talking of some of our more favorite comic book inspired series.

We also discuss the rising price of comics and how they are affecting everyone already tight budgets. A New York Times article linked here talks about the rising cost of comics throughout the industry. It wouldn't be so bad if they were to cover it up with maybe some hullabaloo about the rising cost of paper in china or something but they just come right out and say "were jacking you for everything! Its getting tougher and tougher to be a geek these days.

We discuss the newest reincarnation of Batman Cartoon Network's Batman Brave & the Bold a fun new campy series that Henny wouldn't stop jabbering about.

We also go over the Hellboy animated series of Sword of Storms and the perfectionist that is Mike Mignola.

We also talk about the Comic book wizard and weirdo that is Alan Moore. Genius or Visionary... Your wrong if you answer either because the answer is both.

Watch this mindblowing video where the "comic book messiah for the 1990's" interviews ... none other than ... himself?

We also humbly beg that you follow the genius that is Rob Liefeld on Twitter!

I mean look at gems like the following - "Got my new Wizard mag, 3 months straight that New Mutants #98 written and illustrated by yours truly is #1 hottest comic. Sweet."

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Episode 08 - Random Comic Rants

We review our current collection of comics were buying and rant, rave and retch about everything in between.

John's Reads:
Dead Irons Dynamite Comics new western slasher. With covers by Jae Lee and Drawn by Seinfeld's own Jason Alexander (He's not really George).

Impaler Top cow comics terrifying twist on an old classic. Vlad the impaled nuclear holocaust the works!

The Goon KNIFE TO THE EYE! Eric Powell's amazing zombie pie smashing badass.

Jonas's Reads:
Girls A mystery woman who comes to a small town of Pennystown and raises more questions than a season full of Lost episodes.

Old Man Logan 50 years after the heroes have gone missing Wolvie shows back up and is a pacifist this time around? WTF? Don't worry it gets amazing.

The Ultimates the 2002 TPB that dates itself so quickly by including more pop culture references that that one movie about transforming robots... I need to drink a pepsi for some reason.

Sean H's reads:
Green Lantern Half the warriors think Hal Jordan is totally gay.

I am Legion set in 1942 the nazi's, satan and the stuff of Sean's real life nightmares. What a wussy.

New Avengers #51 Spider man makes a deal with the devil to hide his identity. But then tells the avengers his identity all over again... Parker... your a retard.

Sean L's Reads:
Echo Terry Moore's new series about a nuclear fallout encrusted living bomb.

RASL Jeff Smith of Bone fame's new title published on a semi formal schedule because of his injured hand.

Cursed Pirate Girl an epic fairy tale of a cursed girl in search of her father. The only things she knows about her father is that she will find him on the Omerta Seas.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Episode 07 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review

Like the sound of adamantium claws scraping across a chalkboard we delve into every annoying aspect of the newest Marvel movie.

IMDB X-Men Origins: Wolverine entry

Director Kevin Smith talks about his opportunity to work on the new Superman Movie. You may be harder to watch 20 minutes of more awesome commentary on the current state of today's movies than here.

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