Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Night Fights: You Down With OPP?!?

It's Friday, fight fans, and that means it's time again to step into the Square Circle and determine who rules the night when all you have is One Panel of Pain to dish out.

Tonight's match-up pits The Mighty Thor against the scion of evil, Fafnir of Nastrond!

And remember, to the victor go the spoils.

Taken from The Mighty Thor #341, with art and story by the legendary Walt Simonson.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Friday Night Fights: You Down With OPP?!?

It's that time again to see who's stepping into the Squared Circle. Tonight's match-up pits the Caped Crusader against a Faceless Minion of the evil, yet sexy, Poison Ivy! So tell me, fight fans...


Batman hit that fool so hard, he turned his head to CHUNT!!!

Taken from Batman #495, by Doug Moench and Jim Aparo.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Who Watches the Watchmen?

ME!!! So I won't be able to post the most unread comic on the internet tonight. Hopefully I'll be able to post my takes on this week's comics by Saturday, but no promises. But I'll be participating in tomorrow's Friday Night Fight, so make sure to stop by for that.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Night Fights: You Down With O.P.P?!?

It's Fight Night kiddies, so it's that time again to see who's throwing down inside the Square Circle.

Tonight's match up pits Superman(boy) against his most dreaded nemesis, his own fighting confidence!

So tell me boys and girls,


Taken out of context from Action Comics #466 by Cary Bates, Curt Swan, and Tex Blaisdell.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

This Week in the Funny Books: Feb 25, 2009

What up Sports Fans, here I am for another round of the most unread comic reviews on the internet.

As you'll notice, this is a pretty Avengers intensive review session, being that Dark Reign rocks my freakin' socks. And here we go.

New Avengers #50
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: Billy Tan, Bryan Hitch, David Aja, Michael Gaydos, David Lopez, Alex Maleev, Steve McNiven, Leinil Yu, Steve Epting, Greg Horn

There's something to be said about a comic that genuinely shocks and excites you.

While this wasn't the brawl that was advertised, important pieces begin to fall into place, revealing to the characters what the reader already knows. And given that the mastermind behind Dark Reign is none other than Norman Osborn, it's about damn time we see the real heroes take a proactive stance rather than standing around, jamming their witty thumbs up their bantering butts (I really do like the banter).

As with other milestone issues as of late, Marvel decided to employ several artists to capture the character that they are most familiar with. Each character gets a dedicated page and I think it works perfectly. I do have one question though. Why does every artist draw Iron Fist with a ridiculously high collar after David Aja masterfully redesigned the costume?

The story was masterfully done. But my only complaint stems from the issue's price tag. Marvel can't possibly believe that a 36-page story, along with a five page preview I didn't ask for is worth the $4.99 price tag. Marvel's stance just seems backwards. "Let's reward our loyal readers by raising the prices of their favorite comics because they'll buy it anyway." I'll concede and face facts. Marvel may not be driving away old readers, but raising the price certainly won't draw in new ones.

Mighty Avengers #22
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Khoi Pham

Even though I'm still not too sure what the hell is going on, I enjoyed this issue a lot more than the last. Everything from the magic stone men to the talking cow to Hank Pym doing everything with science evokes a very Silver Age feel.

Also, this book also features one of the best panels to be taken out of context in recent memory.

Is that the Wasp straddling Jocasta?

Avengers: the Initiative #22
Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Humberto Ramos

Three things:

1) Damn you, Christos Gage, for killing off yet another Scarlet Spider. I loved those under-utilized bastards.

2) Humberto Ramos, I love your artwork, but it's just too damn busy. Tone it down, son!

3) I need more Shadow Initiative, and I really need more Typhoid Mary. Especially if she's topless.

Thunderbolts #129
Writer: Andy Diggle
Artist: Roberto de la Torre

While not as bombastic as last issue, this was still a very fun read, showing just how cerebral Norman Osborn could be. Although there isn't much I would put past Osborn, it still amazing to see the lengths he will take in order to clear his storied reputation and prove his worth and necessity to the new president (read: Obama). An interesting point is also brought to light. The Thunderbolts are basically the Black-Ops Avengers, doing what the more public "heroes" could never do.

All said and done, this was a great end to an excellent arc. I can't wait to see what happens next, although I'm not too excited about buying into another comic series in order to find out.

Ms. Marvel #36
Writer: Brian Reed
Artist: Patrick Olliffe

This issue was kinda blah, so I'm going to talk about boobs.

I know that Ms. Marvel has always been stacked, but when did she start smuggling basketballs. Seriously, that's a bust of Power Girl-ian proportions.



And with that, I'm done. I did read some non-Marvel books this week. Superman was interesting, and, surprisingly, Green Lantern left me rather unexcited. Strange, I know, but with a series this masterful, Johns is allowed a drop a pass once in a while.

I also picked up a few trades, All-Star Superman vol.2 and Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 1. I suggest you get pick them up cause they're GREAT!

Ta Ta For Now!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

So I think it's safe to say that everyone loves the Ninja Turtles.

That said, I also love spending money on eBay. So behold, gentle reader...

The Awesomeness


Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Night Fights: You Down With OPP!?!

It's that time, again boys and girls, to step into the ring and tell me if you're down with ONE PANEL of PAIN!!!

Tonight's fight features Superman and the off-panel Buckaroo Bandit. You tell me who the winner is.

Enjoy bitches.

Taken without context from Action Comics #469, by Cary Bates, Curt Swan, and Tex Blaisdell.

This Week in the Funny Books: Feb. 18, 2009

So I went to the shop today and managed to spend more than I intended to even though they had sold out of two comics I wanted to buy. Thanks retarded covers of Action Comics!!!


Amazing Spider-Man #587
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: John Romita Jr.

I don't want to keep beating a dead horse so I'll just make this short and sweet. This is a book loaded with interesting concepts yet plagued by sloppy execution. There's still hope but give ASM's track records, I remain cautiously optimistic.

Also, Romita = WIN

Robin #183
Writer: Fabien Nicieza
Artist: Freddie Williams II

After reading this issue I'm left with a sense of underwhelming excitement. Nicieza does touch on some of the series' dangling plot threads (dealing with such things as Robin's ex-girlfriend reeking havoc with his current girlfriend, his ex also coming back from the dead, and of course, Jason "The Douche" Todd) and brings them to an open conclusion. Yet while Nightwing seems geared up to take on the Bat-mantle, Robin seems content with remaining Robin. This seems strange considering Battle for the Cowl kicks off next month, but as we all know, editorial mandate usually wins over in a battle against what the writer wants.

Dark Avengers #2
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.

First Morgan Le Fey lays the smack down on Doctor Doom, then the Avengers have a Bendis moment, then Sentry rips the head off Morgan Le Fey, and then Morgan Le Fey comes backs and makes Venom eat Ares.

I'm not positive, but this book may very well be the shit.