13 May

The Full List 05-13-2015

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New list of comic books I bought this week. Trying to get back on track with this updating thing..

 

Poet Anderson Dream Walker #1 (of 3) (MR) (Magnetic Press)
Writer: Delonge, Tom
Artist: Stephane, Djet
Cover Artist: Parel, Gerald
Jonas Anderson is a typical slacker teen following in the footsteps of his aimless older brother, Alan. When the boys stumble on a secret technique for lucid dreaming, they find themselves in wild world full of fantastic possibility – and hidden dangers. Created by Tom DeLonge, founder and frontman of the bands Blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves, this fantastic adventure traces the origin of the mysterious guardian Dream Walker known only in whispered circles as ‘Poet.’

Convergence #6 (of 8) (DC)
Writer: King, Jeff
Artist: Benes, Ed
Cover Artist: Pagulayan, Carlo
Free of the reign of Telos, a pantheon of heroes unite at last in an effort to defend their collective cities – but they did not count on the threat of Deimos, who suddenly seems to possess the power to tear the Multiverse apart at the seams!

-Rebels #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Mutti, Andrea
Cover Artist: Lotay, Tula
While Seth Abbott patrols the New England forests with his militia, his new bride Mercy holds down the home front. But whatever honeymoon period the growing American Revolution affords them is cut short when Seth and Ezekiel go on a daring nighttime raid determined to deny the British access down the Hudson River.

D4VE #4 of 5 (IDW)
Writer: Ferrier, Ryan
Artist: Ramon, Valentin
Cover Artist: Ramon, Valentin
Hell on 34rth! The invasion takes a violent turn and the robots begin to fall, causing D4VE to reveal a radical plan that could change the entire robot world forever…

Secret Wars #2 (of 8) (Marvel)
Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Ribic, Esad
Cover Artist: Ross, Alex
* WHEN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS GONE, ALL THAT REMAINS IS BATTLEWORLD!
* LEARN THE SECRETS OF THIS BRAVE NEW REALM IN THIS SPECIAL OVERSIZED ISSUE!

Thor #8 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Dauterman, Russell
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
* The final battle with the Destroyer
* Guest stars galore!
* A shocking return!
* And oh yeah…Thor’s secret identity revealed at last!!!

Darth Vader #5 (Marvel)
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Granov, Adi
* Vader continues his investigation into the Emperor’s secrets…
* Not everyone wants him to find out the truth.
* Who are Vader’s mysterious new rivals?

Harrow County #1 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Crook, Tyler
Cover Artist: Crook, Tyler
Emmy always knew that the deep, dark woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts, goblins, and zombies. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures-and to the land itself-in a way she never imagined. Don’t miss the first issue of this southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.’s Tyler Crook!

-Wayward Vol. 1: String Theory TP (MR)
Writer: Zub, Jim
Artist: Cummings, Steven
Cover Artist: Cummings, Steven
IMAGE COMICS’S NEW SUPERNATURAL SPECTACULAR! ‘If Wayward isn’t the next Saga, it will be a damn criminal shame.’ -Bleeding Cool Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late? JIM ZUB (Samurai Jack, SKULLKICKERS) and STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) team-up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Collects WAYWARD #1-5

11 Mar

Comics.Community Previews Show Notes Ep. 20

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For the week of March 9th 2015.

 

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· Previews World Catalog for May 2015:

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I went through the Previews World catalog for May section by section and picked out some of the upcoming books that interested me.

Advertisement Section (pg.2-pg10)
•Swords of Sorrow (Dynamite) Advertisement & pg 325
Gail Simone Sergio Davila

The first thing I noticed when I opened up the Previews catalog was this crossover event featuring “Dynamite’s fiercest females.” Sonja, Deja Thoris, Vampirella, Jungle Girl and “many, many more.”

I think if you’re a fan of cheesecake art and women with questionably drawn anatomy, then this will be the event for you.

Splash Page (pg.15-pg.19)
•Injection (Image) Splashpage & pg 194
Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight)

The team that reimagined Moon Knight brings a new Sci-Fi series to Image Comics.

•Dirk Gently (IDW) Splashpage & pg 161
Douglas Adams

The man who create Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy presents Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

•Batgirl “Selfie” T-Shirt (Graphitti Designs) Splashpage & pg 453
Image from the Iconic cover of Batgirl #35

Toychest (pg.20-pg.23)
I’m not really into toys and collectables but these two items did catch my eye.

•Batwoman “Bombshell” statue. pg 154

•Hulk vs HulkBuster statue pg 498

Free Comic Book Day (pg.27-pg.37)

FBCD May 2nd 2015

Premiere Comics Previews (pg.38-pg.426)
I’m not really into toys and collectables but these two items did catch my eye.

•Adventures of Dr. McNinja Vol3: King Radical! (Darkhorse) pg 52
Christopher Hastings

This caught my eye because it’s a webcomic being published in Trade Paperback form, and so i wanted to use it as an excuse to talk about webcomics, but also because I immediately thought about our friend Raphael when I saw this book. Doctor, also a Ninja. Cure for everything is punching or stabbing. If you like God Hates Astronauts, you’ll probably like this. Also, the guy who does this is now writing the Adventure Time comic for Boom!

•Predator: Fire and Stone TP (Darkhorse) pg 61
Joshua Williams

I’m mentioning this because I want to point out that they are releasing the TP of Fire and Stone in the correct order, so you can feel free to pick them up as they come out if you don’t want to wait for the Omnibus. Premetheus (April), Aliens (May), AVP (June), Predator (July).

•Frank Frezetta “Death Dealer” Snow Globe (Darkhorse) pg 79
I mean, c’mon.

•Convergence (DC Comics) pg 83
Jeff King

Convergence Issues 5-8 coming out in May.

Also, the #2 issues for all of their other Convergence Titles.

Also, Trade Paperbacks:
•Gotham Academy Vol 1 (June) pg 131
•Swamp Thing Vol 6 (June) pg 133

•Mad max: Fury Road #1 (Vertigo) pg 139
George Miller, Nico Lathouris

Movie tie in.

•The Kitchen #7 (Vertigo) pg 145
Ollie Masters, Ming Doyle

May 20th. Another shout out to Raphael.

•Jem & the Holograms #3 (IDW) pg 168
Kelly Thompson, Ross Campbell

I’m going to get #1, just to see what they do with it. There’s also a movie coming out.

•TMNT/Ghostbuster: Director’s Cut. (IDW) pg 183
Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz

For TMNT & Ghostbuster fans. 48 pages of behind the scenes testimony and hidden easter eggs from the 2014 crossover event.

•TMNT: Mutanimals #4 of 4 (IDW) pg 185
Paul Allor, Andy Kuhn

End of the Mutanimals saga that Darrol told us about on the last podcast.

•80’s TV nostalgia. (IDW) pg 189

•Miami Vice: Remix #3

•Knight Rider Vol 1 TP

•Womanthology: Heroic (IDW) pg 190

Anthology of comics created by over 150 women.

•Mythic #1 (Image) pg 198
Phil Hester, John McCrea

The sneak preview pages they included with this got me very interested.

•Rocket Girl #6 (Image) pg 222
Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder

Picking up where the Rocket Girl Vol 1 TP left off.

•Jupiter’s Circle #2 (Image) pg 235
Mark Millar, Wilfredo Torres

May 6th.
I’ve been anticipating this comic for a while, even though I know nothing about it, basically because of the gorgeous cover art by Frank Quietly.

•Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #3 (Image) pg 236
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra

May 27th. New Spinoff series? I had no idea this was coming out.

•Bounty Hunter T-Shirt (Image) pg 263

Shout out to this t-shirt for having the guts to rip off star Wars, the NBA, and everyone else who’s done one of these “league” shirts.

•Providence #1 (Avatar Press) pg 276
Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows

Alan Moore + HP Lovecraft = a must read. Here’s the quote that sold me.
“(Alan) Moore deconstructs all of Lovecraft’s concepts, reinventing the entirety of his work inside a painstakingly researched framework of American history.”

Providence is both a sequel and a prequel to previous comic Neonomicon, which is being reprinted. Or, you can but a special collection of all of Alan Moore’s Lovecraft related tales in the Path to Providence box set for 150$.

•Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches HC (Boom!) pg 305
S.M/ Vidaurri, et al

The art in this books just screams for a quality hardcover printing. Hopefully BOOM! will deliver that quality at the 25$ price point.

Marvel Previews

Looking at all these previews for Last Days, Secret Wars, and Battle World makes me feel a little overwhelmed.

That said, there are a few that do look interesting.

•Secret Wars: Battle World #1 (of 4)
The cover depicting an all MODOK Marvel Universe is pretty hilarious. Also, the mini-series aspect makes me more likely to pick it up.

•Secret Wars: Journal #1 (of 5)

Interesting mashup of Lady Hawkeye from 1602 along with possible XMEN vs Moon Knight/Khonshu battle is just wild enough to be interesting.

•Secret Wars: Infinity Gauntlet #1
Gerry Duggan, Dustin Weaver

Does Secret Wars affect the entire galaxy, or is it just on Earth?

•Secret Wars: Warzones: Old Man Logan #1
Brian Michael Bendis, Andrea Sorrentino

No art by Steve Mcniven other than covers is a bummer. The world of Old Man Logan is very interesting, but I feel like I’ve read all the story there that I need to. Issue one needs to be great in order for me to pick up any more.

•Secret Wars: Warzones: Planet Hulk#1
Sam Humphries, Marc Laming

Gladiator Steve Rogers vs a world of feral Hulks sounds like a lot of fun.

•All the Star Wars Comics #5

I wasn’t too keen on Princess Leia #1, but I’ll keep picking them all up.
•Thor #8
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman

Looks like the secret will be revealed in issue #8.

•Agent Carter Season 1 Declassified HC, pg 103
200pgs $50 June 2015

Behind the scenes photos and interviews from the TV show. Looks like a good collectable for fans of the show.

•Ant-Man vol1 TPB
June 2015

I liked the first issue, this was one on my list to grab the TPB.

•Ms Marvel vol3 TPB
June 2015

This is one I’ll continue to pick up in TPB.

28 Jan

The Full List 01-28-2015

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New year, new list of comic books I bought this week. Now that the holidays are over with it’s time to get back at it here on Zebu Nation. Look for new podcasts, features and a year in review special coming very soon.

-Black Science Vol. 2: Welcome Nowhere TP (Image)
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Scalera, Matteo
Cover Artist: Scalera, Matteo
The Anarchist League of Scientists has lost their leader, the most recent victim of the Pillar’s violently random jumps through the Eververse…but are they really random? As the survivors fight their way through a world where magic and science are one and the same, the secrets of their predicament slowly come to light…and illuminate a terrible truth. Collects BLACK SCIENCE #7-11

-Gotham By Midnight #3 (DC)
Writer: Fawkes, Ray
Artist: Templesmith, Ben
Cover Artist: Templesmith, Ben
There’s a dark secret in Gotham General Hospital – a supernatural menace that could infect the whole city! But Detective Lisa Drake of the Midnight Shift has a dark secret of her own

-Multiversity Guidebook (DC)
Writer: Morrison, Grant
Artist: Scott, Nicola
Cover Artist: Hughes, Rian
The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here! With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics’ universe-shattering ‘Crisis’ events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed! The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC’s parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants. Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate! Meet the Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more! Overflowing with today’s top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can’t afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!

-Predator Fire and Stone #4 (of 4) (Dark Horse)
Writer: Williamson, Joshua
Artist: Mooneyham, Chris
Cover Artist: Brown, Dan
As the Predator sets out on his greatest hunt, Galgo must decide if atoning for his past sins is worth the ultimate sacrifice!

-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #4 of 4 (IDW)
Writer: Burnham, Erik
Artist: Schoening, Dan
Cover Artist: Atkins, Robert
The supernaturally awesome conclusion to the blockbuster crossover is here! Ghostly forces converge on the Ghostbusters HQ, and the Turtles’ opportunity to get back home is fast dwindling! The two teams’ last-ditch efforts may come too late!

-Thor (2014-) #4 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Dauterman, Russell
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
* The Odinson is back. And he clearly doesn’t like that someone else is holding his hammer. You know what that means, right?
* THOR VS. THOR!!!

 

27 Jan

Year in Review: 2014

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For the week of January 26th 2015.

 

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· 2014 Year in Review:

If you listened to the Comics.Community year in review podcast, then you will have already heard my picks for best of 2014. Below are my notes from that podcast

Comics.Community – 2014 IN REVIEW

FAVORITE ONGOING SERIES 2014

-Favorite Pre-Established Ongoing Series – Your three favorite currently ongoing comic series that launched before 2014.

  1.      Saga
  2.      Manhattan Projects
  3.      Batgirl

Favorite New Ongoing Series – Your three favorite currently ongoing comic series that launched in 2014.

  1.      Gotham by Midnight
  2.      Thor
  3.      Ms. Marvel

 

FAVORITE MINI-SERIES

-Favorite Mini-Series – Your three favorite mini-series that launched in 2014.

  1.      Wild’s End
  2.      Squidder
  3.      Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America (1 shot)

 

FAVORITE EVENTS

-Favorite Events – Your three favorite “Events” that launched in 2014.

  1.      Multiversity
  2.      Original Sin
  3.      Death of Wolverine

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COLLECTIONS

-Favorite Collected Edition (TPB or HC): Your three favorite Collected Editions that were published in 2014. Collected Editions are reprinted material published as a collection. The content can be pre-2014, but the collection must have been published in 2014.

  1.      Thor: God of Thunder.
  2.      Moon Knight Vol 1
  3.      Black Science Vol 1

Favorite OGN (original graphic novel): Your three favorite OGN’s that were published in 2014. An OGN is a new story published for the first time as a as a TPB or HC.

  1.      Doomboy
  2.      Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
  3.      Rocket Girl Vol 1

 

COMICS-RELATED MOVIES/TV

-Favorite comic-based movie/TV show of 2014 – Your three favorite comic-based movies/TV shows released in 2014.

  1.      Winter Soldier
  2.      Agents of Shield
  3.      The Walking Dead

 

COMIC NEWS/COMICS INDUSTRY

-Favorite Comic News Stories of 2014: What announcements/industry-events had you most excited?

  1.      Spider bum.
  2.      Marvel Movie news.
  3.      Batman/Superman in East Lansing

 –Favorite Publishers: Your three favorite publishers in 2014.

  1.      Marvel
  2.      Image
  3.      DC

Biggest Comic Flops: So much promise… so little outcome. Your three biggest comic disappointments (books you looked forward to that didn’t live up to the hype).

  1.      Pop!
  2.      Batwoman
  3.      Fire & Stone

 –Sad Cancellations: Three titles you were sorry to see go away.

  1.      Hawkeye
  2.      She-Hulk
  3.      Grace Randolph’s SUPURBIA. (Not cancelled, but done)

 –Publisher Suggestion Box: (Finish the sentence) Dear publishers, please…

  1.      DC fix Batwoman.
  2.      Marvel & DC, less heroes, more villains.
  3.      Bring back Steve Rogers.

 –Favorite Comic/Pop Culture Website

  1.      Comic Book Resources
  2.      The Mary Sue
  3.      EW

Favorite Comic/Pop Culture Podcasts

  1.      Post Show Recaps
  2.      SU&SD
  3.      AMC Movie News

 

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2015

Most anticipated comic book series (print) of 2015.

  1.      Star Wars #1
  2.      Multiversity Guidebook (80 pages!)
  3.      S.H.I.E.L.D #1
  4.     Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes

 Most anticipated comic property (TV, movie) of 2015.

  1.      The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2.      Marvel’s Agent Carter
  3.      Walking Dead

 

13 Nov

The Full List 10-12-2014

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Comic books I bought this week. This was a big week for my pull list.

-All-New Captain America #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Immonen, Stuart
Cover Artist: Immonen, Stuart
* This is it! The all-new, Spy-Fi, highflying adventures of Sam Wilson Captain America and Nomad begin here!
* Hydra is growing, the terrorist band have has infiltrated the Marvel Universe completely! But what is their ultimate goal?
* United by Hydra, Cap’s rogue’s gallery gathers to take down the new untested Captain America and Nomad!

-Captain America & Mighty Avengers #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Ross, Luke
Cover Artist: Ross, Luke
AXIS TIE-IN! Spinning directly out of AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS! Sam Wilson has become Captain America, and when he assembles the Mighty Avengers, he has a whole new mission statement in mind for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But how do the events of AXIS already spell doom for the team’s new direction? And what is Luke Cage doing meeting with the head of the notorious Cortex corporation? And why is Spider-Man trying to rejoin the team–doesn’t he know Luke and Jessica have been itching for payback ever since he tried to take their daughter to Child Services back when he was ‘Superior’?! They’re the Avengers for the people, of the people – helping whoever needs it, however they need it. And together with Sam Wilson – the all-new Captain America – they are Mighty. But in the wake of the earth-shattering events of AXIS, are they truly together? Or about to fall apart? Guest-starring the apologetic arachnid – Spider-Man!

-Prometheus Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Tobin, Paul
Artist: Ferreyra, Juan
Cover Artist: Palumbo, David
Chaos breaks loose when a member of the Prometheus’s recovery team is exposed to the dangerous and mysterious genetic accelerant! Now, with the crew divided and hope for survival fleeting, a terrifying discovery offers a glimpse into the fate of the Prometheus . . . and the colony on LV-426!

-Dark Ages #4 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
When a godless mercenary war band discovers an ancient and bizarre piece of alien technology, they find themselves enlisted in the violent conflict against cosmic demon invaders!

-Bigger Bang #1 of 4 (IDW)
Writer: Kirkbride, D.J.
Artist: Gogtzilas, Vassilis
Cover Artist: Gogtzilas, Vassilis
The Big Bang created all life as we know it. The Bigger Bang creates just one: a being named Cosmos. Is he a destroyer? A hero? A god? All he knows is that he’s completely alone in what was our universe… so he seeks out another where he’ll try to atone for the sins of his mysterious creation. From the inventive minds of D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, Never Ending) and Vassilis Gogtzilas (Augusta Wind) comes a sprawling space-epic of multi-dimensional proportions.

-Red Sonja #13 (Dynamite)
Writer: Simone, Gail
Artist: Geovani, Walter
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
Beginning a new Sonja epic that will shake the She-devil to her core! In THE FORGIVING OF MONSTERS, PART ONE, the Hyrkanian finds herself aiding a small village against a hideous and bloody infestation, while an enemy from her past threatens to crush her spirit forever!

-Thor #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Dauterman, Russell
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
* Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before!
* Witness the mysterious all-new Thor in action for the very first time!
* With an army of Frost Giants invading the earth, she may be the world’s only hope!

-Wilds End #3 (BOOM!)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Clive and the others can no longer deny the danger of the alien threat or the violence it’s capable of. As they struggle to escape the alien targeting them and hope to survive long enough to find answers.

12 Nov

C.C. Show Notes Ep. 12

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For the week of November 10th 2014.

 

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Marvel Subpoenas Google for “Age of Ultron” leaks:

(comicbookresources.com 11/06/2014)

Marvel’s response to the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer leak was swift—soon after the video hit the web, the studio abandoned its plans to debut it during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D the following week and released their own, high-res version right away. It paid off, breaking streaming records despite the leak.

But the story doesn’t end there—on Marvel’s request, Google has been subpoenaed by a federal judge to produce information relating to the source of the leak.

According to the documents filed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and obtained by Deadline, Google has been commanded to bring “all identifying information for the user ‘John Gazelle,’ “the Google account that leaked the trailer. The information is to be brought to Latham and Watkins LLP, a San Francisco firm, on November 18 for “inspection, copying, testing, or sampling.”

Given the remarkable speed of the legal recourse taken by Marvel Studios, it seems that Disney is quite keen on sending a message to the internet at large: Don’t leak their stuff.

Although Marvel appeared last month to take the leak of the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer in stride, tweeting “Dammit, Hydra,” behind the scenes the company appears determined to uncover who was behind it.

While documents don’t specify the nature of the file, a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice was sent by Marvel to Google on Oct. 22, the same day the trailer leaked.

Google acted quickly to remove the content, but Marvel also wants the IP address linked to the user’s Google+ and YouTube accounts.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1.


Star Wars VII Title: “The Force Awakens”

(comicbookresources.com 11/06/2014)

Lucasfilm quietly revealed the full title of Star Wars: Episode VII with a logo released this morning announcing the end of principal photography: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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No additional details were provided, so fans will have to be content with speculation about the plot of the J.J. Abrams film. We do know that it takes place about 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and of course features the stars of the original series.

Opening Dec. 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Warwick Davis, and newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.

Marvel Universe/”Attack on Titan” crossover:

(comicbookresources.com 11/03/2014)

Japanese pop culture magazine Brutus has revealed some new details concerning the upcoming crossover between Marvel Comics and the Attack on Titan manga (viaCrunchyRoll).

According the magazine’s next issue preview, Brutus 790 will feature a What If…? story that sees the Avengers battling the Female Titan from the popular manga in New York City (this conflicts with information initially tweeted by C.B. Cebulski, who said the crossover would take place in Japan).

The issue will also feature thoughts on the crossover and the characters from Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama. Isayama will draw a Titan sticker and the cover for the issue, but it’s still unclear who will actually be drawing the story itself.

Brutus 790, featuring the Avengers/Attack on Titan crossover, goes on sale in Japan on November 15.

titanMarvel’s Senior VP of Creative Development, C.B. Cebulski, tweeted out a black and white drawing of two Titans attacking NYC, with Spider-Man in the foreground.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity was nearly wiped out by giant creatures called Titans, “Attack on Titan” follows Eren Yeager, a young man who enlists in the military with his friends after a Titan devours his mother. The series, currently ongoing, details his adventures in the army as he discovers his ability to transform into a Titan.

· Comics Worth Reading:

-Death of Wolverine Deadpool and Captain America #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Duggan, Gerry (Deadpool 2014, Hulk 2014)
Artist: Kolins, Scott
Cover Artist: McGuinness, Ed

I bought this comic fully expecting to hate it, but I was actually charmed by the pairing of Old Man Cap and the Merc with the Mouth.

Cap and Deadpool are doing their duty by mutual friend, Wolverine, by going to his home and burning anything that could contain his DNA. I know that’s what I expect from my friends when I kick the bucket. Anyway, the new dynamic duo of Marvel Comics soon learns that A.I.M has a knife with some Wolverine DNA on it and they quickly move to retrieve it.

Watching Steve Rogers still kicking butt on the A.I.M nerd crew while Deadpool quips away was actually very fun and enjoyable.

The end of the book has a twist that could have huge, if predictable, ramifications for the whole “Death of Wolverine” saga.

-Terrible Lizard #1 (Oni Press)
Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Moss, Drew
Cover Artist: Hill, Ryan
The touching story of a girl named Jessica and her T-Rex … First of all, this is an all-ages book so you have to understand that it isn’t going to be gritty and serious, it’s going to be light-hearted and fun, and that’s exactly what it is.

It starts out with a pretty basic storyline, of a teenage girl who is bored and lonely living with her scientist father who only seems to care about his work. They live in a secluded compound called Cosmos Labs where her father is working on some kind of teleportation experiment for the military.

Needless to say, something goes wrong and her father accidentally materializes a giant T-Rex into his lab out of thin air. But this isn’t an ordinary T-Rex. He seems intelligent and friendly, and quickly forms a bond with Jessica. The military agrees to let Jessica and her father keep the T-Rex for study while they figure out what to do with it.

This was a fine first issue, but what I’m excited about is the final page which shows a giant gorilla monster about to attack Jessica and the T-Rex, so you know that monster fighting is about to break out in the next issue.

STK655930John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 (IDW)
Writer: Marz, Ron
Artist: Malsuni, Abhishek
Cover Artist: Jones, J. G.
I bought this book mainly for the cover art. Yes, it’s a mostly naked lady. I have no defense. Anyway, the story inside was total setup and also mostly pictures of a nearly naked Princess of Mars as she struggles against the mystery invader who has captured her and her capitol city.

It’s not very well written, though the reveal at the end is “interesting” in a way. Not nearly interesting enough to make me pick up issue #2 though.

-Spread #4 (Image)
Writer: Jordan, Justin
Artist: Strahm, Kyle
Cover Artist: Strahm, Kyle
Lead character “No” and his new family of Baby Hope, and Crazy Molly find themselves in the middle of a bit of a war between multiple parties, including some Spread worshiping priest whose followers look like human but are actually infected by The Spread. This probably won’t end well.

-Alien vs Predator Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Sebela, Christopher
Artist: Olivetti, Ariel
Cover Artist: Gist, E.M.
Once again, I did not read this yet because of built-in SPOILERS!!! Dark Horse, why did you mess this up so bad?

·Topic of the Week:

Your Superhero home base: 

Ground Rules: We’re going to keep this as grounded as we can in reality by saying up front: superpowers don’t exist, BUT,  like Batman , you have at your disposal all the training and resources money can buy. So it may be better to think of this as your Vigilante Home Base.

Here are your questions:
1. Where is your Home Base located – in an isolated area like the country, or an abandoned part of town, or is it in a populated area like a residential neighborhood or business district – and Why? I’ve always liked the idea of having my own private island. I’d probably want it in international waters or near a small country so I don’t have to worry about law enforcement.

2. Access to your Home Base – How do you come and go from your home base? Do you try to keep access points hidden? Do you safeguard them? Do you have an escape plan? Secret submarine base, obviously. Also an airport for private jets. I would also buy decommissioned warships and upgrade them to give myself a navy. Hopefully a small aircraft carrier.

3. Home Base Uses – What is its primary purpose? What else do you do there? Do you spend nights there? Live there? Is it devoted to your superhero activities – like an office or lab, or do you use it in your personal life too? I would live there and run my global businesses and charities from there.

4. Who else knows about it? The people who work for me. I would be like a Tony Stark robotics designer. I would build cybernetic limbs for people who had lost their limbs in war, or some other way, and they would work for me doing charity work or whatever it is they are skilled at. 4 years of service, kind of like the peace corps, but they would get paid a good salary as well.

5. What is your favorite feature of your Home Base? Cayman Island-like tax benefits. Hopefully a nice beach, being that it’s an island.

6. Closing remarks. I’ve always wondered if Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark could actually do more good in the world than their superhero alter-egos if they put all their time and money into philanthropy or public works instead of batmobiles and Iron Man armors. Kind of like Ozymandias in Watchmen when he tells Nite Owl that schoolboy heroics won’t save the world.

· This Week’s Highlights:

-All-New Captain America #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Immonen, Stuart
Cover Artist: Immonen, Stuart
* This is it! The all-new, Spy-Fi, highflying adventures of Sam Wilson Captain America and Nomad begin here!
* Hydra is growing, the terrorist band have has infiltrated the Marvel Universe completely! But what is their ultimate goal?
* United by Hydra, Cap’s rogue’s gallery gathers to take down the new untested Captain America and Nomad!

-Captain America & Mighty Avengers #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Ross, Luke
Cover Artist: Ross, Luke
AXIS TIE-IN! Spinning directly out of AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS! Sam Wilson has become Captain America, and when he assembles the Mighty Avengers, he has a whole new mission statement in mind for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But how do the events of AXIS already spell doom for the team’s new direction? And what is Luke Cage doing meeting with the head of the notorious Cortex corporation? And why is Spider-Man trying to rejoin the team–doesn’t he know Luke and Jessica have been itching for payback ever since he tried to take their daughter to Child Services back when he was ‘Superior’?! They’re the Avengers for the people, of the people – helping whoever needs it, however they need it. And together with Sam Wilson – the all-new Captain America – they are Mighty. But in the wake of the earth-shattering events of AXIS, are they truly together? Or about to fall apart? Guest-starring the apologetic arachnid – Spider-Man!

-Prometheus Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Tobin, Paul
Artist: Ferreyra, Juan
Cover Artist: Palumbo, David
Chaos breaks loose when a member of the Prometheus’s recovery team is exposed to the dangerous and mysterious genetic accelerant! Now, with the crew divided and hope for survival fleeting, a terrifying discovery offers a glimpse into the fate of the Prometheus . . . and the colony on LV-426!

-Dark Ages #4 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
When a godless mercenary war band discovers an ancient and bizarre piece of alien technology, they find themselves enlisted in the violent conflict against cosmic demon invaders!

· Panelist Goodbye:

You can find me at zebunation.com. Also at Trollthedice.com for everyone’s favorite Dungeons & Dragon’s podcast.

 

08 Nov

The Full List 11-15-2014

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Comic books I bought this week.

-John Carter: Warlord of Mars (IDW)
Writer: Marz, Ron
Artist: Malsuni, Abhishek
Cover Artist: Jones, J. G.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars returns in a new monthly series, officially authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.! Superstar writer Ron Marz finally gets to pen the series he has always wanted to write, with amazing new art talent Abhishek Malsuni joining him. Return to the exotic landscape of Barsoom, as John Carter has to save his adopted world, not to mention his beloved Dejah Thoris, from an enemy like no other he has ever faced. John Carter must truly become Warlord of Mars against an adversary who is every bit his equal on the savage red planet. An amazing new era for John Carter of Mars starts here!

-Spread #4 (Image)
Writer: Jordan, Justin
Artist: Strahm, Kyle
Cover Artist: Strahm, Kyle
Ravello and his raiders on one side, Church of the Risen God on the other, with No, Hope, and Molly in the middle. This probably won’t end well.

-Alien vs Predator Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Sebela, Christopher
Artist: Olivetti, Ariel
Cover Artist: Gist, E.M.
A terminally ill scientist’s desperate experiment yields deadly results, and offers the Predators a chance to hunt an invincible new game!

05 Nov

C.C. Show Notes Ep. 11 (Off-Week)

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For the week of November 3rd 2014.

 

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I’m not on the podcast for Episode 11, but I’ll keep up on the show notes just so I don’t fall out of practice.

· This Week’s Comic News:

-Marvel Movie News:
(denofgeek.com)

Marvel movie news dominated the headlines last week. Here’s the complete rundown.

Film                                                 U.S. release date     Director(s)
Avengers: Age of Ultron              May 1, 2015         Joss Whedon
Ant-Man                                              July 17, 2015       Peyton Reed
Captain America: Civil War      May 6, 2016          Anthony and Joe Russo
Doctor Strange                               Nov 4, 2016          Scott Derrickson
Guardians of the Galaxy 2        May 5, 2017          James Gunn
Thor: Ragnarok                              July 28, 2017        TBA
Black Panther                                  Nov 3, 2017          TBA
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1   May 4, 2018          TBA
Captain Marvel                               July 6, 2018          TBA
Inhumans                                          Nov 2, 2018          TBA
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2   May 3, 2019          TBA

· Comics Worth Reading:

-Deathlok #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Edmondson, Nathan (BLACK WIDOW and THE PUNISHER)
Artist: Perkins, Mike
Cover Artist: Perkins, Mike

The concept for the new Deathlok is an interesting idea, but the execution of that idea was not very exciting. This first issue left me very nonplussed about the idea of a new Deathlok because neither the art nor the writing was very exciting or fantastic, two things a Deathlok comic should be.

basically, all the intrigue in this new series comes from the fact that Deathlok is a really good man, and a loving father, who is being remotely controlled without his knowledge by a secret organization that’s turned him into a killing machine. He’s basically a sleep-walking bionic assassin.

It’s a good concept, but this comic is lacking the execution to make that concept shine.

-Death of Wolverine Deadpool and Captain America #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Kolins, Scott
Cover Artist: McGuinness, Ed

I bought this comic fully expecting to hate it, but I was actually charmed by the pairing of Old Man Cap and the Merc with the Mouth.

Cap and Deadpool are doing their duty by mutual friend, Wolverine, by going to his home and burning anything that could contain his DNA. I know that’s what I expect from my friends when I kick the bucket. Anyway, the new dynamic duo of Marvel Comics soon learns that A.I.M has a knife with some Wolverine DNA on it and they quickly move to retrieve it.

Watching Old Cap still kicking butt on the A.I.M nerd crew while Deadpool quips away was actually very fun and enjoyable, and the end of the book has a twist that could have huge, if predictable, ramifications for the whole “Death of Wolverine” saga.

-Aliens Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Roberson, Chris
Artist: Reynolds, Patric
Cover Artist: Palumbo, David

Finally a Fire and Stone book I can read! This book sees the refugees from LV-426 setting up a new home in the improbable jungle on the sister moon of LV-223. Predictably, this doesn’t go very well as the colonists begin to squabble and the Xenomorphs continue to prey on them.

I was getting a little annoyed at the irrationality of the survivors, but the strange twist on the final page sets up some weird possibilities for the next two issues. Of course, this twist would have been MUCH more interesting if everything hadn’t already been spoiled by Prometheus #1 and AvP #1.

Darkhorse I hate you so much for this release schedule.

-Justice League United Annual #1 (DC Comics)
Writer: Lemire, Jeff
Artist: Edwards, Neil
Cover Artist: Edwards, Neil

It’s kind of hard to even remember what happened in this book. I’m not sure if it’s because I wasn’t paying attention while reading it or if it was just that dull. Either way, I was disappointed in this book partially because it didn’t live up to the title of “Annual.”

Annuals are supposed to be giant-sized, slam-bang, self-contained, stories that come at the end of the publishing year to cleans the readers pallets with something fresh and new and interesting. Unfortunately, this is just yet another #1 issue in the DC “Multiversity” event, and that’s just what it felt like to me.

Basically, we have yet another casualty in the 52 multiverse as it’s discovered that the 31st century has been destroyed and what’s left of the Legion of the Superheroes has arrived in the past to save the future. I’m sorry. TO SAVE THE FUTURE!!!!

Who’s future are they saving? It’s hard to tell with all the multiverses flying around these days, but we get do get some good hero vs hero punching as the Legionnaires come back in time to do a “Terminator” on some kid so that kid won’t grow up to… DESTROY THE FUTURE!!!

Anyway, they’re stopped by current JLA/JSA members headed by Martian Manhunter and Star Girl. This allows time for cooler heads to prevail, and for Braniac 5 to arrive and start making sense of all this.

It’s basically a first issue and a setup issue or what’s to follow. It’s not bad. It’s just not what I would call and annual.

·Topic of the Week:

Scary Comics: What are the most memorable scary comics you’ve read?

• Basically, I want to talk about two comics. The first isn’t a scary comic, but it is a Halloween comic. It’s Captain America #326, The Haunting of Skull House.

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This book is a true Halloween comic in that it’s creepy, mysterious, and it actually takes place on the holiday. The story begins with Cap getting a tip on his nation-wide BBS that there is something happening at Skull house, and old manor once used by his arch-enemy, Red Skull.

It turns out that the house is haunted by the ghost of Red Skull and several other villains who met their demise while battling Cap. These villains include M.O.D.O.K, Porcupine, Scourge, and a terrorist whom Cap was forced to shoot and kill in order to save a plane full of passengers.

Anyway, this book has it all. Creepy ghosts, intense action, phycological warfare, and a surprise twist at the end. Look it up if you can find it anywhere.

• The second book is actually a mini-series, though it can be collected in trade paperback, called Aliens: Labyrinth. I collected this four-issue mini series as a teenager and it was the first, and maybe only, comic that actually made me fearful.

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If you’re reading the story today, you might think that it starts in typical “Aliens” fashion, where a mad scientist is trying to tame the aliens, or at least use them in experiments. However, at the time it was released there weren’t actually many of these stories around so it was a fresh idea.

Regardless of when you read this story, you won’t be disappointed to discover that the mad scientist plot is just the setup for a much creepier story, the story of what made the scientist lose his mind, and soul, and become so obsessed with the Xenomorphs.

After the first issue we’re treated to a flashback to the scientist’s youth, when his family was out exploring the galaxy and came across a planet with an alien hive. The young scientist and his family were captured by the aliens and brought back to the hive for embryo implantation, but there was something wrong. The hive was sick, dying, and the xenomorphs were performing their own kind of experimentation to try and adapt to whatever was killing them.

The results are disturbing and scary, and I can distinctly remember being literally on the edge of my seat as I read these issues.

I don’t want to spoil the book because it is available in trade, and I encourage you to read it if you have curiosity about the Aliens universe.

· This Week’s Highlights:

-John Carter: Warlord of Mars (IDW)
Writer: Marz, Ron
Artist: Malsuni, Abhishek
Cover Artist: Jones, J. G.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars returns in a new monthly series, officially authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.! Superstar writer Ron Marz finally gets to pen the series he has always wanted to write, with amazing new art talent Abhishek Malsuni joining him. Return to the exotic landscape of Barsoom, as John Carter has to save his adopted world, not to mention his beloved Dejah Thoris, from an enemy like no other he has ever faced. John Carter must truly become Warlord of Mars against an adversary who is every bit his equal on the savage red planet. An amazing new era for John Carter of Mars starts here!

-Spread #4 (Image)
Writer: Jordan, Justin
Artist: Strahm, Kyle
Cover Artist: Strahm, Kyle
Ravello and his raiders on one side, Church of the Risen God on the other, with No, Hope, and Molly in the middle. This probably won’t end well.

-Alien vs Predator Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Sebela, Christopher
Artist: Olivetti, Ariel
Cover Artist: Gist, E.M.
A terminally ill scientist’s desperate experiment yields deadly results, and offers the Predators a chance to hunt an invincible new game!

-Terrible Lizard #1 (Oni Press)
Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Moss, Drew
Cover Artist: Hill, Ryan
The touching story of a girl and her T-Rex … with a healthy dose of collateral damage and monster conflict on the side. When the scientists of Cosmos Labs punch a hole through time and space, they pull a ferocious dinosaur into the present. The dinosaur imprints on teenage Jessica, proving to be more mischievous than vicious. But he is not alone. Strangely mutated prehistoric monsters begin attacking our world. What’s a girl and her dinosaur-fighting dinosaur supposed to do?

· Panelist Goodbye:

You can find me at zebunation.com. Also at Trollthedice.com for everyone’s favorite Dungeons & Dragon’s podcast.

 

23 Oct

The Full List 10-22-2014

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Comic books I bought this week.

Goners #1 (Image)
Writer: Semahn, Jacob
Artist: Corona, Jorge
Cover Artist: Corona, Jorge
‘WE ALL FALL DOWN,’ Part One From the colonization of Roanoke to the Cold War, the world famous Latimer Family has been humanity’s lone defense against paranormal horrors for centuries…until tonight. A deadly assault on the lineage forces an unprepared brother and sister to solve their parents’ murder while trying to escape the grim landscape of horrors that stalk the children themselves.
TMNT Ghostbusters #1 (IDW)
Writer: Burnham, Erik
Artist: Schoening, Dan
Cover Artist: Schoening, Dan
When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!
Predator Fire and Stone #1 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Williamson, Joshua
Artist: Mooneyham, Chris
Cover Artist: Brown, Dan
As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!

20 Oct

C.C. Show Notes Ep. 9

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For the week of October 20th 2014.

 

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· This Week’s Comic News:

-Marvel’s Civil War
(Variety.com)
It’s been confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. is going to have a large role in Captain America 3. This is fueling speculation that Marvel will bring their infamous Civil War storyline to the big screen.

Also fueling the Civil War speculation was an announcement on Monday Oct 13th from Marvel that they have plans to reboot the Civil War comic book miniseries in 2015, which, if true, will help introduce the story to new readers leading up to “Captain America 3.”

The original Civil War series was published in 2006, so it seems a bit soon to me, but if Marvel reboots their whole universe as is also speculated, then they can re-do any stories they want.

-DC Film Slate Released:
(deadline.com 10/15/2014)
On Weds Oct 15th, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed that there are “at least” 10 DC comic films planned through the year 2020.

Here’s the rundown:
The releases will kick off with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in 2016 as expected, but it was also confirmed that a “Suicide Squad” film will be released in 2016 as well.

2017 brings “Wonder Woman” — with Gal Gadot reprising her “Batman v Superman” role — and also in 2017 is a standalone “Justice League” film, Starring Gadot, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.

In 2018, the studio plans to two individual films, “The Flash” starring Ezra Miller (Not Grant Gustin from TV’s Flash) and also an “Aquaman,” film with Jason Momoa who was officially confirmed to star.

2019 slates the previously reported “Shazam” film and a “Justice League” sequel.

2020 will consist of “Cyborg” and a new “Green Lantern” film.

Finally, a tweet from Warner Bros. on the 15th stated that more Superman and Batman movies are on the way outside of the plan revealed by Tsujihara.

· Comics Worth Reading:

Death of Wolverine #4 (Marvel)
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Steve McNiven
We finally find out how Wolverine dies, and he dies from whiplash because the story moves so fast it kills him. I seriously felt like I missed an issue between #3 & #4, and that’s exactly what happened. Except, I didn’t miss it, Marvel just forgot to write, draw and publish the issue.

The “death” is certainly unfulfilling as I was unclear on who this mysterious doctor was that wanted so badly to kill Wolverine. Ok, so he “created” wolverine by giving him his adamantium skeleton and now he wants a do-over with all new Weapon X’s.

Fine. I do understand that much, but this whole story arc left me with one big question. Why do I care? Wolverine didn’t die doing something important. he died basically trying to save his own skin. Sure, made a tiny heroic sacrifice at the end, but it wasn’t enough for me to care.

Anyway, it’ll all be moot in 6 months when he’s back and it felt like he never actually left. On a final note, I will say that the art by Steve McNiven is some of the best that Marvel has to offer. So, there was that to care about.

Original Sin Annual #1 (Marvel)
STORY BY: Jason Latour (Winter Soldier 2013, Wolverine & the X-Men 2014)
ART BY: Enis Cisic (Newcomer)
This is an interesting story that stretches the limits of Marvel’s continuity by showing us that the 616 Earth has had powerful defenders dating back before Captain America or any other superhero that we know of.

Known as “The Men on the Wall” these heroes inexplicably had advanced technology such as rocket ships, laser guns, and moon bases, going back as far as the early 1900’s. There job was to be a secret force protecting Earth from hostile aliens.They did tis job well, but eventually they were killed off by alien agents one by one until there was only one man left.

If you’ve been reading the entire Original Sin storyline then you know who the last Man on the Wall eventually is, but this is more the story of the people who came before him.

Overall, I liked this comic. It was a fun stand-alone story, as any good Annual issue should be, and because of that I could figure out what was going on even though I only had a vague idea about what’s happening in the rest of Original Sin.

Wild’s End #2 (Boom!)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
The cuteness and charm of the characters in this story makes for real fear in the reader when those same characters are faced with danger and  death posed by mechanical alien invaders.

Doomboy Vol. 1 HC (Magnetic Press)
Writer: Sandoval, Tony (Illustrator)
Artist: Sandoval, Tony
Cover Artist: Sandoval, Tony
This is a heartfelt story about love and loneliness, with a bit of mysticism thrown in to serve as a metaphor for things that people feel but can’t quite describe.
More on Doomboy next week!

·Topic of the Week:

Concerning Digital Comics:

Questions are:

• Do you read them? Why or why not?
Yes. I just recently started reading them because of Randy, actually. When I saw all the comics he had on his tablet and how convenient it was for him to just pull up any old issue from his collection, I wanted to get in on that.

• Are they good or bad for comics?
I think they’re good for comics. They give people another way to read them and can serve as advertising for the medium as a whole. I know several people who came back to comics because of the APPS installed on their phones and tablets allowed them to collect comics without the need for long boxes or trips to the book store.

• How do you acquire them/read them?
I buy DRM free through Humble Bundle & download my copies from Marvel to read on my Samsung Galaxy 10 tablet.

• How could the industry do them better?
I think more companies could do what Marvel does and put “free” digital copies in their floppies. This gets people used to the idea of digital and also helps them send free copies to a friend to get them interested.

• Should the price be same or less than print?
It seems like it should be less, because the price of printing seems higher than digital, but maybe all the fees to apple and the cost of the technology is as much as print. But it would be nice and I think more effective at gaining a larger audience if the price of all digital comics was the same as digital music. ($0.99- $1.99)

· This Week’s Highlights:

Goners #1 (Image)
Writer: Semahn, Jacob
Artist: Corona, Jorge
Cover Artist: Corona, Jorge
‘WE ALL FALL DOWN,’ Part One From the colonization of Roanoke to the Cold War, the world famous Latimer Family has been humanity’s lone defense against paranormal horrors for centuries…until tonight. A deadly assault on the lineage forces an unprepared brother and sister to solve their parents’ murder while trying to escape the grim landscape of horrors that stalk the children themselves.
TMNT Ghostbusters #1 (IDW)
Writer: Burnham, Erik
Artist: Schoening, Dan
Cover Artist: Schoening, Dan
When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!
Predator Fire and Stone #1 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Williamson, Joshua
Artist: Mooneyham, Chris
Cover Artist: Brown, Dan
As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!

· Panelist Goodbye:

You can find me at zebunation.com. Also at Trollthedice.com for everyone’s favorite Dungeons & Dragon’s podcast.