May 12, 2013 Leave a comment
Perhaps Goongala isn’t the most intimidating thing to yell. It makes you sound like a crazy person. Though maybe that’s the point. Maybe a crazy person is intimidating.
By comic nerds for comic nerds.
May 6, 2013 Leave a comment
HERE IT IS! The long-awaited team up between Green Lantern and Rooster Cogburn. Yes, I went with Jeff Bridges character from the True Grit remake. You wanna fight about it? But now that I think of it, thinking of this movie as a Green Lantern sequel might make it more interesting. Think about it. Ryan Reynolds character dies (spoiler alert), and then becomes The Spectre. More or less. He hunts being that should be in the underworld, or something like that. Watch the trailer and judge for yourself. Have any of you read the comic?
February 9, 2013 Leave a comment
Are you one of the five people that really liked the Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd movie? Were you looking forward to overly complicated back stories, and seeing a lot of Dredd’s face? Did you think Rob Schneider was the perfect person to star in a Judge Dredd movie because he would provide a nice level of comedic support? If your answer was yes to any of these questions, then you are a horrible person, and this new Dredd movie is not for you.
Directed by Pete Travis
Written by Alex Garland
Karl Urban as Judge Dredd
Olivia Thirlby as Anderson
Lena Headey as Ma-ma
Wood Harris as Kay
Dredd takes Judge applicant Anderson to the Peach Tree tower to investigate 3 bodies that had fallen from several stories up. During the course of their short investigation, they take Kay prisoner. Kay is an upper officer in Ma-ma’s gang. Ma-ma’s gang are the producers of a new drug called Slo-Mo, and have forced other gangs in the tower out. Not wanting Kay to be interrogated, Ma-ma sends her gang after Dredd and Anderson. With the tower locked down, Dredd and Anderson must fight their way to Ma-ma. Read more of this post
October 8, 2012 3 Comments
This month’s edition of “Top 5″ includes my top 5 favorite titles I’m currently collecting.
5. Justice League Dark. This was the last book that I decided to pick up at the launch of the New 52. And I am glad I did. I have enjoyed this book immensely since issue 1. And more amazingly, that run includes a writer change at issue 9. Peter Milligan left the book, and Jeff Lemire took over. And the book has gotten even better. Plus, it’s my monthly fix of Zatanna. So, that’s good, right?
4. Action Comics. It’s Grant Morrison doing whatever the hell he wants to in his own little Superman sandbox, and it’s been a fun ride. The thing that I think makes this a successful comic is that it has managed to tell a grounded, emotional Superman story, while not sacrificing any of the more fantastical elements involved with Superman.
3. Batman. Scott Snyder’s Batman has been terrific. I consider the Court of Owls storyline to be a must read Batman story. I am greatly looking forward to what the “Death of the Family” has in store for us.
2. Fables. Just because this long-time #1 title of mine is now #2, doesn’t mean I like it any less. Without exact calculation, this book may be the longest continual run I have. I will admit, shortly after the war with the Adversary, things may have dipped for a little bit, the past 2 story arcs have been absolutely fantastic: Inherit the Wind and Cubs in Toyland. But, these two stories show Bill Willingham’s new emphasis on Snow White and Bigby Wolf’s cubs.
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I became a fan of TMNT back with the original cartoon, and had a couple collections of the original comic series. As a kid, I read those over and over, until eventually the covers came off. Not sure where they are now, which is one reason I’m picking up the Color Classics as well. And while there have been many volumes of the comics in the past, this is the first one that has begun since I began collecting. So I had to pick up. And sure, some of the tweaks in the origin may irk some people, I love that sort of thing. I love seeing how someone can keep the basic story, while putting their own spin on it.
Honorable Mention: Green Lantern, Demon Knights, Batman and Robin.
October 6, 2012 1 Comment
Welcome to a pretty late edition of Weekly Readings. Sorry about that. This week we have:
Spoilers after the break. Read more of this post
September 16, 2012 1 Comment
It’s time for a new edition of Weekly Readings. This week we have:
Of course there are spoilers after the break. Read more of this post
September 10, 2012 Leave a comment
Welcome to this week’s Weekly Readings. Here’s what we cover this week:
Spoilers after the break. Read more of this post
September 3, 2012 Leave a comment
It’s a very “annual week this week, along with a couple Geoff Johns books that were delayed.
Of course, there are spoilers after the break. Read more of this post