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Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 27 Comic Week in Review


This week on the Comic book Week in Review we were slackers so we only did a few written reviews and they were all comics we covered on Comicast #74 but with a different point of view.


DC

Arrow #5 $3.99
Writer: Marc Guggenheim, Artist: Various
I recently found out that each story in these issues are actually released digitally in conjunction with that weeks episode. Now knowing this I'm most likely going to read them weekly rather than wait to buy them monthly. That being said I will still review them for you all monthly. Also these stories make a lot more sense now because they relate to the episodes of the week that they came out on. The first story is about Green Arrow going to Shanghai and helping some people that are being terrorized by the corrupt police there. The second part was all back story about Laurel & her sister, Sara. Apparently Sara has always been a boyfriend stealer but we also see what Laurel gets some of her fighting skills. The third being about a train depot employee with a grudge. All of the story relate to the show. Some are better than others. The art styles are very similar in that they all have a gritty, sketchy look to them. One of the coolest things about reading comics of characters from movies or shows is that you hear their voice when reading them. As I said I will be switching to the weekly digital firsts as I think you all should too especially if you watch the show. You don't need to watch the show to enjoy the comic but it makes it so much more worth it.
Verdict: BUY(digital)
TALON #6 $2.99
Written by: Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV, Art by: Guillem March
This one was a real shocker in multiple ways. It's cool to see the protagonist do what he does best like getting out of sticky situations. It was just really interesting how this whole issue plays out. There's almost a family feud going on amongst the talon trying to capture Calvin Rose. The big reveal towards the end is something I kind of thought possible at the beginning but had brushed it until it was fully revealed in this issue. The action was well drawn. I always enjoy this artists sleek, shiny, semi-realistic style. As good as this was I'm more excited to see what happens in next issue, with Calvin and Batman. As far as I'm concerned that's exactly what a comic is supposed to do.
Verdict: BUY




IDW
JUDGE DREDD #5 $3.99
Writer: Duane Swierczynski, Art: Nelson Daniel & David Williams
The same story is dragging on in this issue from the first two issues which is in relation to malfunctioning robots. The art is too cartoony and goofy looking for what should be more of a dark, dirty, grimy, look, and feel. I couldn't really get into the first story. The second story was random but at least it was interesting and I liked the art a lot more as it had a slightly more serious tone.
Verdict: weak SKIM










IMAGE
East of West #1 $3.50
Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Artist: Nick Dragota
 The art is rather mesmerizing. The story, confusing. All I really know is that there's little kids as three of the four horsemen and they're looking for the fourth in a technological western setting. I didn't really know anything that was going on and I still don't. It wasn't bad but it wasn't enough for me to decide if its good yet.
Verdict: SKIM











Marvel
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #650 $2.99
Writer: Kathryn Immonen, Artist: Valero Schiti
Good ending to a great story. The issue picked up exactly where it ended and it was a hell of a cliff hanger. This all came together quite nicely. Sif didn't do exactly what we thought she did and for good reason as it seems she has her wits about her. It's nice to see this thing come full circle. It's was a beautiful and brilliantly woven story. It's one of those stories that teaches you a lesson like home is where the heart is. The art is and has been phenomenal this entire time. It's bright, colorful, vibrant, and bursting with energy. This book and story has not ceased to amaze. Immonen & Shitti have captured all that journey into mystery stands for.
Verdict: STRONG BUY
The Superior Spider-Man #6 Age of Ultron tie-in $3.99
Writer: Christos Gage, Artists: Dexter Soy
Right away they make it clear that AoU Spider-Man IS Otto in Parker's body. The art is stunning and somewhat of a water color style. I still don't like the idea of Otto as Parker but this story actually worked and made sense as well as further proves that every single other writer that has written this character is better at doing it than Dan Slott. I don't understand yet why this important to the overall story but hopefully we will find out. Otto learns the important lesson of depending on and working with allies. To say the least the art is gorgeous and worth looking at.
Verdict: STRONG SKIM
Thunderbolts #7 $2.99
Writer: Daniel Way, Artist: Phil Noto
With a better artist this book runs so much more smoothly. The issue was actually pretty interesting but I’ll be damned if its not the most wordy issue and book out there. The art makes a huge different as each character looks different and how they're supposed to be. Elektra no longer looks like a man in fact she looks pretty sexy. Each character was well written. The art was just really good and well done. If they keep this up I may be adding this to the list.
Verdict: BUY




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April 3rd Comics Releases

Here is this weeks list of comics we might pick up or read.

MARVEL

ALL-NEW X-MEN #10, 3.99
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Stuart Immonen


WINTER SOLDiER #17, 2.99
Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Nic Klein

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #5 $3.99
Writer: Mark Waid 
Cover Artist: Walter Simonson

 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #7, 3.99 
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Humberto Ramos

 AGE OF ULTRON #4, 3.99
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Bryan Hitch

THANOS RISING #1, 3.99
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Simone Bianchi

RED SHE-HULK #64, 2.99
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Carlo Pagulayan & Wellinton Alves

DC

ACTION COMICS #19
Written by: Andy Diggle
Art by: Tony S. Daniel

AME-COMI GIRLS #2
Written by: Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Eduardo Francisco

Animal Man #19
Written by:Jeff Lemire
Art by:Steve Pugh

DETECTIVE COMICS #19
Written by: John Layman
Art by: Jason Fabok

 GREEN ARROW #19
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Andrea Sorrentino

SWAMP THING #19
Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Kano

GREEN LANTERN #19
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #12
Written by: Bryan Q. Miller
Art by: Jorge Jimenez

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Son of Merlin #3
Story by: Robert Napton
Art By: Zid

Spawn #230
Story by: Todd McFarlane
Art By: Szymon Kudranski

The Mice Templar IV: Legend #1 
Story by: Bryan J. L. Glass & Michael Avon Oeming
Art By: Michael Avon Oeming & Victor Santos




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Saturday, March 30, 2013

TNTM Comicast: Episode 74

Marvel was a huge hit this week in comics. Featuring Guardians of the Galaxy and Age of Ultron. We also have our guest Daniel talk abou comics with us as well.
Don't forget to check out our podcast on iTunes!
UNCANNY AVENGERS #5GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  #1GAMBIT #10, WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #27AGE OF ULTRON #3  YOUNG AVENGERS #3FANTASTIC FOUR #5AU  IUNCANNY X-FORCE #3, Judge Dredd #5, SCARLET SPIDER #15,  FF  #5THUNDERBOLTS #7,  JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #650, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6, AQUAMAN #18THE FLASH #18,  TALON #6, and EAST OF WEST #1







TNTM Comicast Episode: 74
Podcast Rating: PG 

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 27 Comics Releases

Here is this weeks list comics we might get or read.


MARVEL

ULTIMATE COMICS WOLVERINE #2, 3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: David Messina


UNCANNY AVENGERS #5, 3.99
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Olivier Coipel


A+X #6, 3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen & Peter David
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Caselli


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  #1, 3.99
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Steve McNiven


GAMBIT #10, 2.99
Writer James Asmus
Artist: Clay Mann


WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #27, 3.99 
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Ramon Perez

AGE OF ULTRON #3, 3.99
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Bryan Hitch

POWERS: BUREAU  #3, 3.95
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Mike Avon Oeming

YOUNG AVENGERS #3, 3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: MvKelvie

FANTASTIC FOUR #5AU
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Andre Aruajo

UNCANNY X-FORCE #3, 3.99
Writer: Samuel Ryan Hunphries
Artist: Ron Garney

 SCARLET SPIDER #15, 3.99
Writer: Christopher Yost
Artist: Khoi Pham

FF  #5, 2.99
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Mike Allred

THUNDERBOLTS #7, 2.99
Writer: Daniel Way
Artist: Phil Noto

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #650, 2.99
Writer: Kathryn Immonen
Artist: Valero Schiti

CASTLE: A CALM BEFORE STORM #4, 3.99
Writer: Peter David
Artist: Robert Atkins

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6, 3.99 
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Dexter Soy

DC

AQUAMAN #18, 2.99
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by:  Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons

ARROW #5, 3.99
Written by: Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg
Art by: Omar Francia, Sergio Sandoval & Xermanico

 BATMAN, INCORPORATED #9
Written by: Grant Morrison
Art by: Chris Burnham

 BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #18
Written by: Gregg Hurwitz
Art by: Ethan Van Sciver

THE FLASH #18, 2.99
Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by:  Marcio Takara

  INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #3, 3.99
Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Jheremy Raapack

 SUPERMAN #18, 2.99
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Kenneth Rocafort

TALON #6, 2.99
Written by: Scott Snyder & James T Tynion IV
Art by: Guillem March

IMAGE

EAST OF WEST #1
Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Nick Dragotta

 CLONE #5
Story by David Schulner
Art by Juan Jose Ryp

 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS #2
Story by Joshua Williamson, Kurtis J. Wiebe, & Jeff Mariotte
Art by Riley Rossmo

 THINK TANK #6, 3.99
Story by Matt Hawkins
Art by Rahsan Ekeda

DARK HORSE

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI – THE PRISONER OF BOGAN #4
Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Jan Duursema

B.P.R.D.: VAMPIRE #1
Writer: Mike Mignola, Fábio Moon, & Gabriel Bá
Artist: Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá

DYNAMITE

 MARK WAID’S GREEN HORNET #1
Story by Mark Waid
Art by Daniel Indro & Marcio Menyz


SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE LIVERPOOL DEMON #3
Story by Leah Moore & John Reppion
Art by Matt Triano


IDW

 DOCTOR WHO #7
Story by Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by Horacio Domingues, Andres Ponce, & Ruben Gonzalez



 MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #5
Story by Heather Nuhfer
Art by Amy Mebberson



 JUDGE DREDD #5
Story by Duane Swierczynski
Art by Nelson Daniel & David Williams


You can pick up these comics at Kaboom Test Labs or Twin Suns Comics & Games