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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Updated DC Comics The NEW 52 Volume 1s List

Here’s an updated list of the DCNEW52 Volume 1s that include the price, pages, writers, artists, what issues it consist of, and the verdict of any of them that we have read or reviewed.
Animal Man: The Hunt $14.99, 144 pg.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artists: Travel Foreman, Jeff Huet
Collects: Animal Man #1-6
Verdict: BUY
Batman: The Court of Owls $24.99, 176 pg.
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artists: Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion
Collects: Batman #1-7
Verdict: BUY
Catwoman: The Game $14.99, 144 pg.
Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Guillem March
Collects: Catwoman #1-6
Green Arrow: The Midas Touch $14.99, 144 pg.
Writers: J.T. Krul, Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens
Artists: Dan Jurgens, George Pérez, Ignacio Calero & Ray McCarthy
Collects: Green Arrow #1-6
Green Lantern: Sinestro $24.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Collects: Green Lantern #1-6
Justice League: Origin $24.99, 176 pg.
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Collects: Justice League #1-6
Verdict: BUY
Stormwatch: The Dark Side $14.99, 144 pg.
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artists: Miguel Sepulveda & Al Barrionuevo
Collects: Stormwatch #1-6
Wonder Woman: Blood $24.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artists: Cliff Chiang & Tony Akins
Collects: Wonder Woman #1-6
Verdict: BUY

Batman: Detective Comics: Faces of Death $24.99, 176 pg.
Writer: Tony S. Daniel
Artists: Tony S. Daniel, Ryan Winn & Sandu Florea
Collects: Detective Comics #1-7
Verdict: BUY
Batwoman: Hydrology $22.99, 144 pg.
Writers: J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Artist: J.H. Williams III & Amy Reeder
Collects: Batwoman #1-5
Verdict: BUY
Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E.: War of The Monsters $14.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Alberto Ponticelli
Collects: Frankenstein Agent Of S.H.A.D.E. #1-7
Legion of Super-Heroes: Hostile World $14.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: Francis Portela, Walter Simonson & Dan Green
Collects: Legion Of Super-Heroes #1-7
Mister Terrific: Mind Games $16.99, 192 pg.
Writer: Eric Wallace
Artists: Giancarlo Gugliotta, Wayne Faucher, Scott Clark, Dave Beaty & Oliver Nome
Collects: Mister Terrific #1-8
Red Lanterns: Blood & Rage $14.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artists: Ed Benes, Rob Hunter & Diego Bernard
Collects: Red Lanterns #1-7
Static Shock: Supercharged $16.99, 192 pg.
Writer: Scott McDaniel & John Rozum
Artists: Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Collects: Static Shock #1-8

Batgirl: The Darkest Reflection $22.99, 144 pg.
Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: Ardian Syaf & Vicente Sifuentes
Collects: Batgirl #1-6
Batwing: The Lost Kingdom $14.99, 144 pg.
Writer: Judd Winick
Artists: Ben Oliver & Chris Cross
Collects: Batwing #1-6
Batman & Robin: Born to Kill $22.99, 192 pg.
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray
Collects: Batman & Robin #1-8
Verdict: BUY
Demon Knights: Seven Against the Dark
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artists: Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert & Mike Choi
Collects: Demon Knights #1-7
$14.99, 160 pg.
Grifter: Most Wanted $16.99, 192 pg.
Writer: Nathan Edmondson
Artists: Cafu, Jason Gorder, Scott Clark & Dave Beaty
Collects: Grifter #1-8
Men of War: Uneasy Company $19.99, 256 pg.
Writers: Ivan Brandon, Jonathan Vankin, B. Clay Moore, Matt Kindt & John Arcudi
Artists: Tom Derenick, Phil Winslade, Paul McCaffrey, Patrick Scherbeger, Dan Green & Richard Corben
Collects: Men Of War #1-8
Suicide Squad: Kicked In The Teeth $14.99 US, 160 pg.
Writer: Adam Glass
Artists: Federico Dallocchio, Tom Raney & Clayton Henry
Collects: Suicide Squad #1-7


Deathstroke: Legacy $16.99, 192 pg.
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artists: Joe Bennett & Art Thibert
Collects: Deathstroke #1-8

Hawk & Dove: First Strikes $16.99, 192 pg.
Writers: Sterling Gates & Rob Liefeld
Artist: Rob Liefeld
Collects: Hawk & Dove #1-8
O.M.A.C. : OMACTIVATE! $16.99, 192 pg.
Writers: Dan DiDio & Keith Giffen
Artists: Keith Giffen & Scott Koblish
Collects: O.M.A.C. #1-8
Resurrection Man: Dead Again $14.99, 160 pg.
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Artists: Fernando Dagnino & Fernando Blanco
Collects: Resurrection Man #1-7

Action Comics: Superman & The Men Of Steel $24.99, 200 pg.
Writers: Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists: Rags Morales, Rick Bryant, Brent Anderson, Gene Ha, Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang
Collects: Action Comics #1-8
Superboy: Incubation $14.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artists: R.B. Silva & Rob Lean
Collects: Superboy #1-7
Swamp Thing: Raise Them Bones $14.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artists: Yanick Paquette, Victor Ibanez & Marco Rudy
Collects: Swamp Thing #1-7
Verdict: BUY

Aquaman: The Trench $22.99, 144 pg.
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Ivan Reis & Joe Prado
Collects: Aquaman #1-6
Verdict: BUY

Birds Of Prey: Trouble In Mind $14.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Artists: Jesus Saiz & Javier Pina
Collects: Birds Of Prey #1-7
The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men: God Particle $14.99, 144 pg.
Writers: Gail Simone & Ethan Van Sciver
Artist: Yildiray Cinar & Norm Rapmund
Collects: The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1-6
Green Lantern Corps: Fearsome $22.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna & Geraldo Borges
Collects: Green Lantern Corps #1-7
Legion Lost: Run From Tomorrow $14.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Pete Woods
Collects: Legion Lost #1-7

Teen Titans: It’s Our Right To Fight $14.99, 160 pg.
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artists: Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund
Collects: Teen Titans #1-7
Voodoo: What Lies Beneath $14.99, 144 pg.
Writers: Ron Marz & Josh Williamson
Artists: Sami Basri & Hendry Prasetya
Collects: Voodoo #1-6

You can purchase any of these at Kaboom or Twin Suns. If they don’t have them on hand you can order them at a discounted price from them. Make sure you check out their Facebooks and websites.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

8/8 Comic Week in Review

Hey fellow nerds, Pablo Gunner here to deliver my thoughts on last weeks comics. Sorry I missed the last two weeks but I was on vacation. Unfortunately I won't be doing the comic week in review because I will be taking over the comicast for the next few weeks and I’m too much of a slacker to do both.
The Incredible Hulk #12 3.99
Writer: Jason Aaron, Art: Pacheco, Bonet, Martin
The art was actually good in this issue but I still prefer Portacio. The Thing, Wolverine, and environments are the best looking things in the issue. This may be the best looking Hulk that I have seen in the last few issues though. Hulk absolutely wrecks Wolverine and Thing and it's all kinds of awesome. The story finally picked up as it was getting very monotonous. Unfortunately the big reveal wasn't all that much of a big deal or that much of a surprise. The art was appealing and the story was solid. Both need to be stepped but for now this issue barely made the cut for me.
Verdict: BUY(barely)
Raphael Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle One-Shot 3.99
Story & Art: Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird
So this title is actually a reprint or rerelease with color added in of the #1 in a one-issue micro series of the original classic ninja turtles comic. You can tell that the first ninja turtles movie was strongly influenced by this issue. Whether you remember the movie or not this issue is mostly about Raphael fighting with and alongside Casey Jones. It had an instant hook as it was Raph and Mikey duking it out. It got heated and intense quick reminding you how the turtles are.  I wouldn't say the art is bad or good but it gives that classic 80s turtles feel. From beginning to end this screams nostalgia from the top of its lungs and it's turtley awesome.
Verdict: BUY
The Mighty Thor #18 3.99
Story: Fraction & Gillen, Art: Davis, Farmer, Rodriguez
The art is good but I prefer the dreamy, cool, smooth art that came before it. This art is more realistic, sketchy, and detailed with more darks and less colour. I found the story hard to understand and get into as it jumps around quite a bit. I have always found it difficult to get into a Thor series for many reasons. Amongst them are that they expect you to care for a people and place that you barely know anything about most of which can not die and when are killed are just reborn anyway. Also the way Thor and Asgardians speak is also difficult to do well and understand. This issue is the beginning of the Everything Burns story arc crossover with Journey Into Mystery. If you enjoy Thor books that's fine but this issue didn't do anything for me personally.
Verdict: SKIM
Batman #12 3.99
Writer: Snyder & Tynion IV, Artist: Cloonan & Clarke
This issue is a side story with a slight tie into issue #1 and #3 from the narrative of a random citizen of Gotham. It kind of gives you an it's a small world feel when the main characters of this story have a run in with Batman. There's two artists at the helm in this issue. One doing a portion and the other working on the other. Both are quite good in their own respects. This was a nice heartfelt issue all on its own.
Verdict: BUY
American Vampire Lord of Nightmares #3 of 5 2.99
Writer: Scott Snyder, Artist: Dustin Nguyen
This may be amped up but it's still the same old song and dance. The enemy of my enemy is my friend so if Dracula is back then who would his enemies be. It pretty obvious and generic to me. The art is always impressive but so far I've been disappointed by the writing. The art isn't quite as good as the last issue but it's still pretty sensational. I don't see this coming to a close in two issues as they have been going so slow up to this point but they're going to have to do it quick. I've lost interest and  faith in this limited series at least story wise.
Verdict: SKIM
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2 of 6 3.99
Writer: Len Wein, Artist: Jae Lee

The art is on a whole other level that transcends comics. Jae Lee's visuals are absolutely stunning. The intricate, detailed style is stellar. The colors are intense and powerful. The panel design and layouts are uniquely genius. The book is very wordy but also perfectly form fitting for this character. I enjoyed the first half of this issue immensely as the motivations all made sense but I couldn't understand the motivation of the character for the second half of the book and where it was going. It was still enjoyable and the art alone is worth it. I'm interested in seeing where this goes.
Verdict: BUY
Wolverine #311 3.99
Writer: Jeph Loeb, Artist: Simone Bianchi
Wolverine fighting off Sabretooth clones with a hot redhead using samurai swords, what's not to love? One of the best artists in the biz with a well written Wolvie, how could you go wrong? The answer to both of those questions is you can't. The story is short sweet and to the point, no pun intended, ok maybe it was. This was a very good, solid, easy, fun read. Not too wordy, mind blowing visuals, and lots of action make this a great Wolverine story.
Verdict: BUY
The Sensational Spider-Man #33.1 2.99
Writer: Tom Defalco, Art: Barberi, Wong, Fabela
The characterization is spot on especially for Spidey. The art is not great but gets the job done well. This is one of the best Spider-Man books I've read in a while and it wasn't even narrated by Peter Parker. The narration was from the POV of Carlie Cooper, a hot CSU of NYPD, and it was spectacular. This may have been generic comic book art but it was sensationally done. Vulture looks creepy, Carlie looks sexy, and web head looks cool. Everything is just like a Spider-Man book should be.
Verdict: BUY
Batman & Robin #12 2.99
Writer: Peter Tomasi, Art: Gleason, Gray, Kalisz
Batman dons an epicly awesome suit and all the Robins join up to take down Terminus and his friends. The art is consistently great with some fantastic panels and spreads full of strong colors. Despite having a clichè and generic ending to this story arc is was done very well. The villain face off could have been done better as it was somewhat anticlimactic but it wasn't bad. The relationships are what make this book great. This is still one of the best Bat-books out there.
Verdict: BUY

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Hunger Games Review

I would like to conduct this review in a respectful way but I'm not quite sure if I can contain myself. Here goes nothing much like the film itself. Guess I couldn't do it, oh well. No matter how bad this review turns out to be it'll still be exponentially better than the colossal waste of time and money that this movie is. AND I didn't even see it in a regular theater. I forced myself to sit through this craptastic movie at the damn dollar theater and yes I truly believe it could not have been a bigger waste of time and money even though I only spent $2 to see it and 2hrs22mins enduring it. So instead of just talking crap about Hunger Games like an idiot I'll actually explain myself.

From beginning to end I felt lost and confused. It was as if there was something that they weren't explaining to me. I felt like I was being punished for not reading the book. I've never read the books and yet I felt like I had to just to understand or care about anything that was going on. I don't know how close to the book this movie was but I felt like I was watching a book with little explanation or character development and progression. My biggest issue with books made into movies is that they are completely different forms of entertainment and should be treated as such but are usually not. What I'm saying is that books can be slow and boring but are deep and descriptive with a great pay off. This was movie very boring at times and dragged on much like a book can with none of the positives of a book. If this is an example of the books then by god I'm glad I haven't read them because this thing was god awful.

There could have been some really powerful moments but unfortunately due to silenced scenes and lack of caring for characters they fell flat. I don't know how many scenes in which things were happening that I had no idea what the motivation of it happening was. I’ve heard that this series is about revolution but all the scenes that could or would have been great examples of this were missed and or failed opportunities. All of the actors put on a very mediocre performance despite having some pretty solid actors such as Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson just to name a couple. Another thing that just irked the crap out of me, almost literally, was the shotty and messy confusing camera work for the action/fighting scenes that had me annoyed and left me dissatisfied.

This movie was boring and drull almost the whole time. I consider it straight up garbage. I would rather watch Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance again than have to watch another minute of the giant steaming pile of crap that the Hunger Games was. May the odds be ever in your favor by not ever wasting your time or money on this movie, if you can even call it that, because it is a PASS, possibly the biggest PASS in my TNTM career and easily the PASS OF THE YEAR for me personally.