Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Time Tuesday: Adventures of Superman ep 6 - Menace to the Silver Clipper


Well, it's Tuesday again and that means...Adventures of Superman!  This episode originally ran Friday, February 23, 1940. That's a whole lot of years ago, but it just shows how great the character of Superman was and still is!  Enjoy.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Venom: Space Knight #12 Review


Don’t I Know You?

Written by: Robbie Thompson
Art by: Gerardo Sandoval & Dono Sanchez Almara

Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Review by: Branden Murray

As Marvel goes through their yearly renumbering, we have seen there are some books sticking around and some books going through drastic changes.  Unfortunately for me, one of my favorite books, Venom: Space Knight is one of the titles going through these alterations.  I’m sad mostly because this is a book that has earned its spot on my pull list with a combination of excellent writing, strong character work, and superb art. So as this title comes near its mandated conclusion, let’s see if Venom: Space Knight leaves us with as strong of an impression as it began.

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Empress #6 Review




Dane Is Just Doing Dane Things




Written by: Mark Millar
Art by: Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, Ive Svorcina and Peter Doherty
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

Empress has been an epic thrill ride every issue so far, and I was expecting nothing less this time around. It’s been non-stop action with just enough character development to make you care about them. Let’s hope this issue turned out to be just as fun as the other ones.
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International Iron Man #7 Review





I Peed On It And Everything


Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Alex Maleev, Paul Mounts and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

It’s time to figure out the real story of Tony Stark. After seeing his real parents meet in the last issue, I’m ready to see them grow as a couple as see a cute little baby Tony. Brian Michael Bendis had the tall task of ending this story on a high note and setting up two more Iron Man books. Let’s see if he could live up to the challenge.

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Power Man and Iron Fist #8 Review



Grown-Ass Men Don’t Whine



Written by: David Walker
Art by: Sanford Greene, Flaviano, John Rauch and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

Sigh… This book. These tie-ins. Why, Marvel? Why? There is no reason to tie this title into the event going on, but they just have to try it anyway. I think it’s safe to say I had very low expectations going into this book. So I guess we’ll just get right to it.
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The Mighty Thor #11 Review and *SPOILERS*



Hammer Time


Written By: Jason Aaron
Art By: Russell Dauterman, Matthew Wilson, Joe Sabino
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Thankfully we don't have a Civil War II tie-in with this one because it's getting really annoying....... especially when you just want to see your heroes doing their normal hero things....... Like this issue of Thor, where we have our hero inside the floating Roxxon corporation, where the Agger Imperative has been set into place, which means the floating island corporation will fall out of the sky and destroy all of New York City.  Yeah, it's a shitty situation all over and it was made even worse when those two asshole SHIELD agents showed up to arrest everyone, especially Thor because they have evidence that she's really Jane Foster.  I don't know why they'd arrest her over this, but hopefully all that goes away in this issue because as the previous one ended, we saw our hero shot with a Midas bullet and Dr. Jane Foster coming through a portal to help our hero out......... Weird.  Let's see what's what as we jump into this issue of Thor so we can see how this story arc ends.  Let's check it out.
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All-New Wolverine #12 Review


Self Fulfilling 

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Ig Guara, Walden Wong, Michael Garland and Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016

Since we started our Marvel Monday experiment, I've come to really enjoy a couple of titles and one
of those is this one, All-New Wolverine.  You can even say that Laura is my Wolverine since people usually say that about the first character they read who holds a mantle.  Yes, it's true...this is the first Wolverine book I've read, but seriously, you can't really have been breathing the past 20 years and not know a whole lot about the "other" Wolverine.  So, when I jumped on this book, I had my doubts if I would enjoy it, but I'm glad that Tom Taylor and crew have put them to rest and let me enjoy the ride. Of course, the ride took a wrong turn down tragedy street when Old Man Logan showed up to do a little slicey-slicey on Gabby and make Ulysses look right at least this one time.  Yes, this issue continues the old Civil War tie-in thingy, but I will try not to hold that against it.  Is it a good issue?  Let's find out...


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Vision #11 Review



Vision of a Broken Home

Written by: Tom King
Art by: Gabriel Hernandez Walta and Jordie Bellaire
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Review by: Branden Murray


Do you like feeling the entire spectrum of emotions while reading your funny books every Wednesday? Well, if you answered yes to that question and haven’t read any of the books written by Tom King yet, you’re doing yourself a severe disservice as a comic fan.   So, what emotions exactly are we about to feel in the penultimate issues of the Vision #11?  Read on, find out, and if you’re wary of spoilers, come back after you’re caught up … you’ve been warned.


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Guardians of The Galaxy #12 Review and *SPOILERS*



The Fight No One Saw Coming..... Or Just No One Saw


Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Valerio Schiti, Richard Isanove, Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

We continue our Civil War II tie-ins with this issue and man I hope that it's over soon because I like reading Guardians of the Galaxy for the off the wall space adventures that these goofballs get themselves into.  This is a tie-in though so as we saw from last issue, our heroes are Earth bound and even after this event is over, it might take a bit to get back into space because Thanos has been taken by the government and if Gamora finds out about it............. Well, she'll do whatever she can to get to him and make sure that the Titan can never hurt anyone again........... after Gamora probably hurts the hell out of everyone who gets in her way.  Let's jump into this issue and see how things escalate now that our heroes have taken Captain Marvel's side in all things Ulysses.  Let's check it out.
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Civil War II: Choosing Sides #6 Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Monday

There’s No Reason to Hide Anymore


Jessica Jones
Written By: Chelsea Cain
Art By: Alison Sampson, Jordie Bellaire

White Fox
Written By: Christina Strain
Art By: Sana Takeda

Nick Fury – Post Prologue Part 6
Written By: Declan Shalvey
Art By: Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire

Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Publisher: Marvel

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

The end is almost near! We have finally arrived at the final issue of Choosing Sides! Thank. Fucking. God. I haven’t hidden my disdain for this series at all and I still won’t. I’m happy that I no longer have to read this book after this issue. I’m happy that I don’t have to spend four dollars on an issue that one part may entertain me. Even if this issue turns everything around and I end up enjoying it thoroughly, I will be so pleased to never buy another issue of this series. Last issue did something that surprised me though. It made me legitimately enjoy the Nick Fury storyline that has been either terrible or a snore-fest this entire miniseries. In fact, I was even excited to see what would happen in this issue. Will it end on a high note? Will the other sections entertain me? Let’s find out.
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 4 Episode 1: The Ghost Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Monday

The Fast and the Furious


Directed By: Billy Gierhart
Written By: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Gabriel Luna, and many more.
Channel: ABC

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a show that I’ve stuck with since the beginning. I know several people who had absolutely no interest in it when it started and I don’t blame them. But I was in from the very beginning and well, I was disappointed. The first season was rather bland until the end. However, seemingly against all odds, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has stuck around and even more surprisingly, it has become quite amazing. Season two had some ups and downs but season three provided us with some of the best superhero television on network television. I was just as surprised as all of you. However, I found the Hive conflict on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to be far more entertaining than Vandal Savage on Legends of Tomorrow, Zoom on The Flash, and especially more than Damien Darhk on Arrow. So, with all of the momentum that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has, will they continue to grow in season four? Will Ghost Rider be amazing or Nick Cage-ish? Let’s find out.
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Astonishing Ant-Man #12 Review and **SPOILERS**


Ex-Girlfriend’s Revenge

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artists: Brent Schoonover with Ramon Rosanas
Color Artist: Jordan Boyd
Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: September 21, 2016

**NON SPOILERS AND SCORE AT THE BOTTOM**

Can you believe that the Trial of O.J. Simpson won an Emmy? I mean, I watched it and enjoyed the heck out of it, but it was so…salacious. It’s like awarding someone a prize for excellent bathroom stall graffiti or championing celebrity gossip rags for great journalism. We’re not supposed to reward things that pander to the lowest common denominator with industry recognition! The windfall profits they receive should be the only indicator of their success. It impugns the good name of the Emmy Awards Committee, which, as I understand it, consists of three housewives, a stoner insomniac, and Guy Fieri. Please have some standards, ladies and gentleman and Guy Fieri! For instance, you’d never want to recognize something like the Trial of the Astonishing Ant-Man, it’s tailor-made for the kind of courtroom trickery and Scott Land chicanery that makes a mockery of the entire justice process. For heaven’s sake, children, watch 12 Angry Men today because clearly today’s creative adults don’t give a hang about what they show you!

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Amazing Spider-Man #18 Review


The Living Brain Spills the Beans

Written: Dan Slott
Art by: Giuseppe Camuncoli 

Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Marvel Comics
Review by: Branden Murray



As this journey with Spider-Man continues, all paths are leading to the long awaited and heavily teased Clone Conspiracy crossover. With the last couple issues setting the tone for what will be happening in this series’ future, we take a brief timeout here in issue eighteen, to recap some past events involving Spider-Man, Doc Occ, Anna Maria, and the Living Brain. So, what has our six armed friend been up to, while hiding out in the Living Brain, and why is he still so angry? My personal opinion; I think it’s that haircut Doc Occ rocks. Who wouldn’t be angry with a doo like that? So, let’s dive in here to see if the Doc finally gets that fade he’s been clamoring for, and what else we got going on, in Before Dead No More part 3.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9 Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Monday

It’s Elektra-fying!


Written By: Marc Guggenheim
Art By: Ario Anindito, Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Publisher: Marvel

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a weird book in this crossover event so far. The focus of the book is clearly on Coulson for the majority of the time and he doesn’t seem to know what side he’s on. In one issue, he’s siding with Captain Marvel and then switches over to Iron Man’s side and then sides with Captain Marvel again but then he changes to being on neither side and it’s been one hell of a rollercoaster ride with him. (Except a rollercoaster is more entertaining.) Anyway, at the end of the latest issue, we got one hell of a cliffhanger as it would seem that Fitz has been working as a spy. Then, he was caught by Elektra who is now going to be the new leader of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. So, what will this new S.H.I.E.L.D. team be like and what will become of Fitz? Let’s find out.
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Civil War 2 #5 Review




The Not So Royal Rumble

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: David Marquez, Sean Izaakse, and Justin Ponsor
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Review by: Branden Murray



Well, after a two month delay we're finally continuing Civil War II with issue number five. If you’re just joining us, I suggest you rethink your purchasing decisions, everything Civil War had going for it the first time around is missing in this second iteration.  Exciting premise? Nope.  Issues consisting of equal parts narrative, reasoning, and action? Missing.  Twists and turns that feel earned and not forced? Look elsewhere.  What we have been treated to is the same old tired Ulysses visions since the beginning, which have led to needless death and destruction. All while Captain Marvel fights for the crown of Marvel’s biggest B-I-T-C-H.  Is that your cup of tea? Not sure? Well let’s find out together.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 90: DC Rebirth Week 15, Comics and Nyquil


Jim, Eric and Reggie get together to talk this week's comics and while it's not an 11 hour show like last week, it still clocks in over 8 hours.  That's okay, right?  Right?  Come on...  They manage to fit in all of this week's books, news and listener mail and still have plenty of time to add in more than enough nonsense.  Enjoy!


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Weird Comics History Podcast ep. 11 - Weird History Classix: Arnold Drake



Since a new issue of Doom Patrol came out last week, and Reggie (@reggiereggie) couldn't get his act together for a new episode, he and Chris (@AceComics) decided to re-release their three-part biography of prolific author and co-creator of the Doom Patrol, Arnold Drake! They'll go through his entire life: the innovation, the controversy, and ultimately his recognition as one of the most important comics creators of his generation. If you missed it, here's your chance to catch up! And if you've already listened to these segments, check 'em out all stitched together in single episode format and relive those wonderful memories from late last May!


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Weird Science Tweets of the Week 09/24/16


WeirdScienceDCComics.com presents:
Official Unofficial World Infamous Weird Science DC Comics Tweets of the Week

By: Branden Murray
Back by unpopular demand I bring to you the Official Unofficial World Infamous Weird Science DC Comics Tweets of the Week. Remember if you love nonsense, if you’re here and reading this we know you do, keep up with the Get Fresh Crew all week long, with the computing device of your choice, on Twitter at the following addresses:
@WeirdScienceDC
@EricLShea
@reggiereggie
@AceComics
@bmur3660

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