Monday, December 11, 2017

Iron Fist #75 Review



Battle for the Book in the Bronx

Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Mike Perkins
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

The tenuous team-up of Iron Fist and Sabertooth continues. When we last saw this tag team built from necessity they just entered the lair of the Serpent Society at almost the same time as Choshin and his followers. Let's open this puppy up and see the battle for the Book of K'un-Lun.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc.: Alpha #1 Review





Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc.: Alpha #1
Writer: Dan Slott & Mike Costa
Art Team: Ryan Stegman, Brian Reber
Marvel Comics
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Cover Price: $4.99

You get a symbiote, you get a symbiote, EVERYONE gets a symbiote!!!!!
I know exactly what everyone wants from Marvel for Christmas … it’s another Venom-centric mini event? Nailed it didn’t I. So strap in cause here we go in true 90’s, and then again in the mid 2000’s, fashion we have a good old Venom showdown. Let jump into this extra sized Alpha issue and see what we have in store.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Weird Science Comic News Ep 4: New DC Banner, Guardians of the Galaxy Cancelled and a Wolverine Podcast


Check out our Patreon for this and many more shows!  Join Jim as he goes through this week's comic book news and listen as he loses his voice.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Paradiso #1 Review


Paradiso City

Written by: Ram V
Art by: Devmalya Pramanik
Colors by: Dearbhla Kellya and Alex Sollazzo
Publisher: Image
Reviewed by: Andrew McAvoy


Hmmmm. Maybe its just me but when I read the previews for a new comic book I expect that when I pick up issue 1 it will bear some resemblance to the preview description. Or at least I feel that I should be able to read that description after reaching the end of issue 1 and think, "ah yes, that neatly encapsulates what I have just read". Well....em...anyway, let's see what Paradiso delivered for us.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Faith's Winter Wonderland Special Review

You gotta have Faith

Written: Marguerite Sauvage
Art: Francis Portela and MJ Kim
Publisher: Valiant
Release Date: 6 December 2017
Reviewed by: Andrew McAvoy

No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise. Yes, its time for a little Lewis Carroll inspired Jabberwocky as Faith goes down the Rabbit hole. With that in mind lets begin at the beginning and go on till we come to the end: then stop.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Witchblade #1 Review

"I ain't afraida no ghost"

Written by: Caitlin Kittredge
Art by: Roberta Ingranata and Bryan Valenza
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: 6 December 2017
Reviewed by: Andrew McAvoy
 

The spirit world that exists alongside the physical one is the theme to be explored in this book. Alex Underwood is the central character, who gets a second chance at life but it comes at a high cost. Okay, so Halloween is over, but this book has lots of nice New York snowy scenes in it. So it'll get you in the Christmas Spirits...get it? Christmas...Spirits...Ghosts....nobody? Oh well, enough of the bad jokes and let's see what this spook...I mean book...has in store for us.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Legends of Tomorrow: Beebo the God of War - Review and **SPOILERS**


Written By: Grainne Godfree and James Eagan

Directed By: Kevin Mock

First Aired: December 5, 2017

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

No. 1 With A Bullet #2 Review

Cover Me

Written by: Jacob Semahn
Art by: Jorge Corona
Colors: Jen Hickman
Publisher: Image Comics
Reviewed by: Andrew McAvoy

The first issue in this series was great. A fresh story that since then has arguably become more relevant with news headlines reflecting some of its themes. Part of the allure rests with the book's exploration of the double edged sword of online culture. Let's see what this issue adds to a strong start.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Weird Science Comic News Podcast ep 4: New DC Banner, Guardians of the Galaxy Cancelled and a Wolverine Podcast


Check out our Patreon for this and many more shows!  Join Jim as he goes through this week's comic book news and listen as he loses his voice.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 12/6/17

The Return of the Judgmental One

Mea culpa folks, it's been two weeks since I've let loose a definitive list of the best comic book covers from DC Comics, but I have an excuse! I was supremely busy. I even went away to London for a few days, and when things get crunched, sorry to say that this is often the first of my comics meanderings to go. But when the schedule permits, I'm ranking that week's DC Comics covers, which I've done right here!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Deadman #2 Review and **SPOILERS**



G-G-G-G-Ghosts!

Written, Drawn and Colored By: Neal Adams 
Lettered By: Clem Robins 
Cover By: Neal Adams 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: December 6, 2017

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

I imagine that a ghost can’t really haunt another ghost, but they can probably be very annoying. “There’s Harold again, with the chains. When is he gonna give it a break?” There are probably curt smiles exchanged in spectral hallways, polite banter at the ghoul coffee machine, but for the most part they keep it protoplasmically professional. Let’s see how the other half doesn’t live, shall we? Check out my review of Deadman #2 by Neal Adams, right here!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Dastardly and Muttley #4 Review and Spoilers


Blow Up

Written by: Garth Ennis
Art by: Mauricet
Colours: John Kalisz
Letters by: Rob Steen
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017


You know, I love comics. Comics are the medium in which anything can happen, in which image and word can interact in quite startling ways and in which, apparently, a beloved Hanna-Barbera property can become an insane fusion of commentary on the military-industrial complex, sexism and politics, and the kind of comedic sensibility generally found in, well, cartoons. Fancy that, eh? If all that sounds like your cup of tea, then step this way. I’ve got a comic to sell you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 Review


Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 Review

Writer: James Tynion IV
Art Team: Freddie Williams II, Jeremy Colwell
DC Comics/IDW
Release Date: December 5, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Cowabungas & Batarangs

Did you read the first Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover and love everything that was going on? Well if you did, and happened to pick up the trade paperback, you may have seen some of one of my review blurbs on the back cover. Ya shameless plug I know, but I only mention it because it infuriates Jim that I beat him to the back cover punch (while also beating him in fantasy football this week too). Anyway enough about me besting Jim. If you enjoyed everything going on the first time these two properties crossed over jump in with me and let’s check out the intro, to kick off of this second edition of the super team-up, of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Green Arrow #35 Review



Disco Inferno


Written by: Ben Percy
Art by: Juan Ferreyra and Deron Bennett
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

I have been a bit hot and cold with this Green Arrow run, but when Juan is on an issue, it tends to bring the hottness!  I know that's not a real word, but it's my review and I'll make up whatever I want.  I don't have to make up my impatience to get to Oliver's trial.  A part of that is to see what goes down, but another part is hopefully leaving the Ninth Circle behind and getting on to something new.  So, how was this issue?  Let's find out...


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

DC Holiday Special 2017 #1 Review and **SPOILERS**



Holiday Anxiety



Written By: See below
Art By: See below
Lettered By: See below
Cover By: Alex Antone & Dave Wielgosz
Cover Price: $9.99
On Sale Date: December 6, 2017

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

Them sleigh bells jing-jing-jing-a-ling, uh, ting-tang-ting-a-ling loo…we’re gonna make our merry and, um, pop our cherries with you…okay, I’ll level with you: I don’t know a lot of the “peppier” Christmas songs very well. Primarily because I hate all Christmas music. So whatever I’ve heard has been on television or in department stores or in some horrible school play where I was forced to sing “O Christmas Tree” so the gymnasium could get new mats. But that doesn’t mean I’m not filled to the brim with holiday cheer! How could I not, when my review of DC Holiday Special 2017 #1 is right here?
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Batman: White Knight #3 Review


Jokes on You


Written by: Sean Murphy
Art by: Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

This is my Batman book!  I know it's only a mini series and it's an Elseworlds tale to boot, but the first two issues were so good, that I am looking at it to fill my Bat needs completely.  It's okay, it seems that Sean Murphy is fully up to the task and I always can't wait for the next issue the minute I get done reading it.  Does that continue this month?  Let's find out...


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #2 Review and **SPOILERS**



Just Another Day in the Two-One-Six

Writer: Tony Isabella 
Artist: Clayton Henry 
Colorist: Peter Pantazis 
Letterer: Josh Reed 
Cover: Clayton Henry, Mark Morales with Tomeu Morey 
Cover Price: $3.99 
On Sale Date: December 6, 2017

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

He’s got some cool ‘lectric powers 
And plus some magnetic abilities too 
(Black Lightning! Go, Black Lightning!) 
Even when they’re out to get him 
He’s got superheroin’ to do 
(Black Lightning! Go, Black Lightning!) 
He’ll bust that crime for sure 
On weekdays after four 
Before he kicks your ass 
He’s got to teach a class 
It’s Black Lightning!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Superman #36 Review and *SPOILERS*



Truth, Justice and The Apokoliptian Way


Written By: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi
Art By: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Wil Quintana, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's time to finish up Imperious Lex and see what the fate of Apokolips and its people's would-be savior will be.  When we last left this story we saw the factions of Apokolips going at each other and Superman, Lex and Lois were caught in the middle of it.  Thankfully, we had a glimmer of hope in the horizon as Jon rode in on his pack of Hunger Dogs to even the playing field.  Let's see who stands triumphant in the end and what happens to Apokolips now that Kalibak has snuffed out the fires at its core.  Let's check it out.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Bane: Conquest #8 Review and *SPOILERS*



Kobra: Conquest


Written By: Chuck Dixon
Art By: Graham Nolan, Gregory Wright, Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's time to check back in on Bane and see how his Conquest of the world...... or more importantly, his conquest on the criminal underground is doing, especially now that he's set Kobra in his sights.  Previously, we saw our title character going after the reincarnated Naja-Naja, after the previous one went and had himself an unfortunate accident.  With that, Bane hopes to keep Kobra unbalanced with no leadership, but Bane went and met his match....... Well, really, it seems that any woman who talks a little sweet to him in this series is his match because Valentina, a Kobra specialist got the drop on Bane and has him surrounded by Kobra agents while she took control of the Naja-Naja.  Let's jump into this issue and see what Bane's next move is and if he'll survive his own Maxi-Series.  Let's check it out.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Deathstroke #26 Review



Back to Life, Back to Reality


Written by: Priest
Art by: Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz, Jeromy Cox and Willie Shubert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 6, 2016

Deathstroke is one of my favorite books in all of Rebirth.  It's the characters, the story, the art...well, I guess it's everything!  While the Defiance Squad has been awesome, I am having a hard time recommending it to others.  Why?  Because Priest is not making this book easy to just jump into, so instead of recommending this arc, I will recommend the entire series.  That could all change with this issue, however.  Does it?  Let's find out...


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Nightwing #34 Review and *SPOILERS*



Raptor's Reveal


Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: Javier Fernandez, Chris Sotomayor, Carlos M. Mangual
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's time to finish off Tim Seeley's run of Nightwing with the conclusion of Raptor's Revenge, where we saw the villain team up with DeFacer's former mentor Pigeon in a scheme to show the people of Bludhaven the monsters they actually are by turning them all into uncontrollable Blockbusters.  Now it's up to the Run-Offs to keep the city safe because Roland Desmond and Nightwing are trapped within the Marcus Casino.......... but from what we see here, that doesn't matter because the casino is apparently the place to be.  Let's jump into this issue and see how Bludhaven comes together to take care of itself.  Let's check it out.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Green Lanterns #36 Review and *SPOILERS*



Lawyers, Rings and Bolphunga


Written By: Tim Seeley
Art By: Ronan Cliquet, Hi-Fi, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Who is Singularity Jane?  Yeah, keep wondering because even though we'll get an entire issue of her here, I still couldn't tell you anything about her or why she even does what she does, but before we get to that; let me catch you up on what's been going down in Green Lanterns.  In our previous issue, we saw Bolphunga the Unrelenting come to Earth because he needed the Green Lanterns' help.  I don't know why he came to Simon or Jessica, but he did because he was tasked with killing his father in return for his release from the Sciencells on Mogo, but once it seemed that he couldn't go through with killing his father Boff, Singularity Jain, who made the deal with Bolphunga, came a callin'.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Cyborg #19 Review and *SPOILERS*



Be Careful What You Wish For


Written By Kevin Grevioux
Art By: Cliff Richards, Ivan Nunes, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Alright, our stint in the Digital Multiverse is over and Anomaly is finally out of the picture and because of that....... we get to move on to something new.  Don't go getting excited just yet though because even though this is something that I've wanted for Cyborg for a long time.  You have to be careful what you wish for.  With this being the first of the final three issues of Cyborg and no real continuity to deal with here to give me the need to catch you up........ Well, there isn't much to say, so let's jump into this issue and see what Kevin Grevioux has in store for us with his take on Cyborg.  Let's check it out.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Justice League #34 Review



Batman Out!


Written by: Priest
Art by: Pete Woods, Willie Schu
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

It's finally here...Priest's debut on Justice League!  Since Deathstroke is one of my favorite Rebirth books, I couldn't wait for this day.  Again, it's finally here!  I usually would go on and on about things here, but it's the start of a new run and seriously, I want to dive right in.  Is it good enough to be worth the wait?  Let's find out...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Batman #36 Review and *SPOILERS*



Let's Keep This Professional


Written By: Tom King
Art By: Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Jordie Bellaire, Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 6, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now that the Rules of Engagement arc is over and nothing seemed to matter with it...... I mean, no Holly, no death squad waiting for Batman or Catwoman on the way out, it's time to move on and see how Superman is taking Bruce's engagement....... and apparently, how Batman and Superman see one another.  Let's jump into this issue and see if we get our normal King-isms and if he's just going with some fan service moments or see if this story actually has some legs to it.  Let's check it out.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...