Thursday, March 11, 2010

KICK ASS: The movie review

Warrior Sean got into a very early preview of the all new Kick Ass movie! Directed by Matthew Vaughn. With Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz. Even though it doesnt come out until 4/16 download the episode now to hear the Sean's review!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Episode 37: Its Comic News Dudes!

Jonas's Pick
Swallow Me Whole (starts at 0:58)
Indy comic artist Powell, an Eisner-nominee, works full time with adults with developmental disabilities, which may have been an inspiration for Swallow Me Whole, a stand-alone graphic novel about two teenage stepsiblings with psychological problems. Ruth suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and thinks she can hear insects speak, making it difficult for her to walk across grassy lawns but landing her a sweet internship in the natural history museum. Perry sometimes sees a tiny wizard who speaks to him about his destiny, which would be cute if this were a fantasy comic; instead, it's sadly tragic since Perry recognizes the wizard as nothing more than a troublesome hallucination. It should be obvious from the start that things will not end well.

Creators: STORY BY: Nate Powell / ART BY: Nate Powell

Sean's Pick
Grimm Fairy Tales: Pinnochio (starts at 4:17)
Two powerful stories collide in one of the most powerful and gut-wrenching Grimm Fairy Tales collections to ever hit stands!
A single father has only his young son left in this world. It is a bond that can never be shattered, but what if your son wasn’t really the boy you thought he was? Will a father’s love be enough to stop a viscous evil that stirs inside his son?
Meanwhile Gepetto attempts to rescue his wooden creation he calls a son. But something is not right with Pinocchio and it might be too late for Gepetto to save him. Can Gepetto’s blind love prove to be enough to save the wooden boy or will evil prevail and doom Gepetto once and for all?

Written by: Ralph Tedesco & David Seidman
Artwork by: David Seidman & Dave Hoover

Bryton has a huge laundry list of books he's been reading and gives a quick once over of the following. (Starts at 7:57)

G.I.Joe Origins #12 - Ben Templesmith art!
Worth the 3.95 there let alone the Baroness!
G.I.Joe Cobra Vol 2 issue 1
Batman and Robin #8 Robin inflitrates a sex club!
Amazing Spiderman #617 - Brytons pick for issue of the year?
Joe the Barbarian #1 The all new toy story Grant Morrison series from Vertigo only $1.00
Capt America Reborn #6 Hated it.
Incorruptible #2 - Much better than number 1!
DEMO Vol 2 #1 - Super Heroes in a real life capacity

Henny's Pick
B.P.R.D. (starts at 14:00)
The BPRD was founded in late 1944 by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm to combat various occult threats uncovered in operations against Nazi Germany. It initially had strong links to the USAAF and was based at a military airbase in New Mexico, but later relocated to a custom built facility in Fairfield, Connecticut. It maintains strong links to various branches of the United States Armed Forces to this day. It is a private organization that receives funding from several major governments (mostly the United States and United Kingdom, although other countries like Canada, Japan, France, and Italy have been mentioned).

John's Pick
Ultimate X #1 (starts at 18:40)
Well, well, well… turns out a baby was dropped off on the doorstep of one James Hudson a few years back by an old Army buddy by the name of James Howlett who most folks knew as Logan, or maybe Wolverine. Never mind who the mother was – that kid is definitely his father’s son, right down to his fingernails… or claws.

And that, in a nutshell is how Ultimate X opens up. We’ve got a few familiar names and a teenager who is something of a rebel without a cause. After a drag racing accident leaves him in a position that most folks don’t walk away from, Jimmy Hudson discovers that he heals a lot quicker than most folks. When Kitty Pryde shows up at his doorstep with a box of Wolverine’s possessions and a holographic projector, he finds out the reasons why. He also gets a pep talk from his old man (both of ‘em, actually) and by the end of the issue, it looks like this rebel might just have found himself something worth fightin’ for.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Omnibus's for $8 bucks?!

Yea I thought so too. Bryton got a hold of that sticky icky and got all high and was lying to us about books being on sale again but no! Its true this proves it! Amazon Selling Select Marvel Omnibuses For UNDER 10 DOLLARS Its a pretty rad deal to get a book for 1/10th the original cost and I'd never dreamed of owning 5 or more but you for sure should check it out!

Brubaker's Complete Criminal Hardcover? JMS Thor? Bendis's Powers and Daredevil? Fraction's Invincible Ironman? They are all there plus a ton more get nuts!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Episode 36: The Siege (released on 2.8.10)

"The Event Seven Years in the Making!" The first issues of Marvel's The Siege and The Siege: Embedded have hit the stands, and it's time for the Warriors to weigh in on this game-changing event. Does it deliver? Does it miss the mark? Is it too soon to tell? Find out in Wednesday Warriors: Episode 36!

What are the Wednesday Warriors reading?

Alias (starts at 1:55)

Jonas has finally borrowed the much sought after Alias: Omnibus from Sean. He's nervous about reading such a rare tome, but so far he's loving this spy series about a detective, one-time Avenger Jessica Jones as she takes on cases that take her to the dark underside of the Marvel universe. This series helped launched the Marvel MAX imprint in 2001 and lasted 28 issues and is a favorite of several of the Wednesday Warriors. Can't afford the out-of-print Omnibus? Fear not true believers as Marvel has re-released the series in two affordable trade paperbacks.

CREATORS: STORY BY: Brian Michael Bendis / ART BY: Michael Gaydos / COVERS BY: David Mack

Captain America: Truth (starts at 13:45)

This mini-series posits that before giving the super soldier syrum to Steve Rogers, government scientists experimented on African-American soldiers and thus this story is about the "real" Captain America. Sadly, the idea of the military doing clandestine tests on it's own citizens actually not that far-fetched (read a history book!) Nevertheless, Sean loves the art in this book and found the series to be well worth a read. The series is collected in one volume and should be fairly easy to find.

CREATORS: STORY BY: Robert Morales / ART BY: Kyle Baker

You Have Killed Me (starts at 17:40)

Time for the weekly Crime Boner (tm) with this original graphic novel released by Oni Press. John liked this noir-ish detective story quite a bit, and though he liked the art he would have maybe preferred a tighter penciling style. This attractive hardcover volume should be available wherever comics are sold.

CREATORS: STORY BY: Jamie S. Rich / ART BY: Joelle Jones

Secret Warriors (starts at 20:40)

Sean H. likes this under-the-radar Marvel series, which reminds him of GI Joe. Secret Warriors follows the adventures of Nick Fury's secret group that assembled during the Secret Invasion. He says this is a fun series with a pseudo military/CIA vibe. The creators on this series are critical darlings, so how can you go wrong?

Secret Warriors is a continuing series and is widely available.

CREATORS: STORY BY: Jonathan Hickman / ART BY: Stefano Caselli

Echo #18 (starts at 27:36)

B. loves this conspiracy tweaked sci-fi series from Strangers in Paradise creator Terry Moore. In this issue the business hits the fan as the mysterious wanderer wreaks some severe havoc upon a roadside tavern and the story kicks into high gear as it approaches its final year. Studio guest and Warrior Associate Scotty chimes in to let us know that he likes this series too.

Echo is an ongoing series that is always on time. Previous issues are collected in trade.

CREATOR: STORY and ART by Terry Moore

The Burning Questions

So dear listeners, have you read any of the books we talked about here? Do you love them, hate them, are you indifferent to them?

Is Marvel's the Siege the event you've been craving? Are you just happy for Dark Reign to be ending? How do you feel about these issues?

We want to hear from you! Comment below or send us an e-mail at and we'll try to discuss it on the show.