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Episode 83 – May Comics and Contest Results

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Episode 83May Comics and the Valiant Contest!

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Pick #1Dead Drop #1

Reviewed by Greenloontern

Publisher: Valiant Comics

Art: Adam Gorham

Writer: Ales Kot

Colorist: Michael Spicer

Cover: Raul Allen

 

Characters: X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Neville, Detective Cejudo

Synopsis – The book starts out with X-O tracking down a woman in New York city who has a vial containing a virus that will wipe out the human race. With only 30 minutes to stop the woman X-O chases her through the streets while being pursued by the police.

 

Ratings –

Art – 4 out of 5

Story –  5 out of 5


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Pick #2Divinity #4

Reviewed by The Rambler

Publisher: Valiant

Colorer: David Baron

Penciler:Trevor Hairsine

Inker: Ryan Winn
Writer: Matt Kindt

Letter: Dave Lanphear

Characters: Divinity, Ninjack, Livewire, XO man of war, eternal warrior

 

Synopsis – story is 2 parts one part what is going on in Divinity’s mind and part with the hero’s of earth fighting to contain him.  In Divinity’s mind he is talking to his Wife and daughter who both have passed away.  His wife explains that she got married again and can’t handle this and asks to be sent away.  You find out she passed away from natural causes and daughter died of cancer.  After his wife goes away you hear his daughter tell him about her life.  At the end she tells him how happy she is that he is back.  Meanwhile outside the hero’s are trying to contain Divinity while not killing him or his followers.  While the hole time Divinity is trying to re-enter their minds to give them what they really want.  They finally contain him in a sphere.  But they aren’t sure what to do with him now.

 

Ratings –

Art –  5 out of 5

Story – 5 out of 5

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Pick #3 –  Bloodshot Reborn #2

Reviewed by Roy Folkker

Publisher: Valiant Comics

Art: Mico Suayan

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Colorist: David Baron

Cover: Mico Suayan

 

Characters: Ray, Kay (The Geomancer), Bloodsquirt, Special Agent Diane Festival, and Harlan Cady

Synopsis: Bloodshot (Ray) is tracking someone who has the nanites in their blood (Harlan Cady) who had gone on a killing rampage. All while trying to deal with the ghost of the Geomancer, and bloodsquirt pushing him towards the nanites.

While this is happening, a new wrinkle in the mix is Special Agent Diane Festival who shows some strange post-cognition or memory replay ability starts tracking Ray.

Ratings –

Art – 5 out of 5

Story –  5 out of 5

I have no issues with this issue!

Contest Winners!!

Ninjak #1 Gold
Won by Anthony J. Bell

Anthony J. Bell – please contact Greenloontern with your mailing address and Congratulations!

Won by Dave Morris
Won by Dave Morris

Dave Morris – please contact Greenloontern with your mailing address and Congratulations!

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Episode 71 – February comics

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Episode 71 – This Month in Comics: February edition!

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Pick #1Nameless #1

Publisher: Image Comics

Art: Chris Burnham

Writer: Grant Morrison

Colorist: Nathan Fairbairn

Cover: Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn

 

Characters: Nameless, Darius

Synopsis – Morrison described the story in an interview with EW

“Nameless is my first collaboration with Chris Burnham since we wrapped up our run on Batman and it’s our first no-holds barred horror comic—a disturbing anti-human voyage to the hopeless outer limits of cosmic nihilism and cruelty, in the company of six doomed astronauts on a mission to save our planet from an approaching asteroid. Needless to say, they get far more than they bargained for.“

 

Ratings –

Art – 4 out of 5

Story –  4 out of 5


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Pick #2– Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #43

Publisher: IDW

Colorer: Ronda Pattison

Art:Cory Smith
Story: Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz

Script:Tom Waltz

Characters: Shredder, Krang, Fugitoid, Stockman, all 4 turtles, Master Splinter, Karai

 

Synopsis Shredder and his troops are attacking General Krang’s technodome.  They battle outside. While Leo, Mikey, Raf try to sneak in.  Meanwhile inside technodome Stockman is imprisoned with Fugeitoid.  Stockman claims he will take over Technodome once it goes live so Fugeitoid changes into human calles guards to stop him.  But Stockman calls flybots to stop them.  Cuts over to Shredders hq where Karai and some troops guarding mutant toxin is.  Splinter and other mutants break in and mutants grab the goo and go while shredder fights on with Karai.  Goes back to technodome where Krang has beaten down shredder is about to kill him when alarms go off inside.  once inside you see turtles get taken down by flybots.  Next you see Krang run in stop virus.  It ends with shredder calling Beebop and Rocksteady telling them to kill Donny

Ratings –

Art –  4 out of 5

Story – 4 out of 5

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Pick #3 –  Eight #1

Publisher: Dark horse Comics

Art: Rafael Albuoerque

Writer: Rafael Albuoerque & Mike Johnson

Colorist: Nate Piekos of Blambot

Cover: Rafael Albuoerque

Characters: Joshua, Nila, the Spear

Synopsis: Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can’t count on anything but his heart and a stranger’s voice to guide him to his destiny.

Ratings –

Art – 4.5 out of 5

Story –  5 out of 5


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Pick #4– Dark Gods #4

Publisher: Avatar

Art: Digikore studios

Story: Justin Jordan

Letters: Kurt Hathaway

Cover: Michael DiPasscale

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Synopsis Its about a guy who spent millions slowly putting images in front of people slowly that causes people to go insane and destroy and kill themselves.  The people are trying to figure out how to stop it so they are electrocuting the perpetrator until he tells them how to stop it.  He talks about how chaos is the reason why

Ratings –

Art – 4 out of 5

Story – 3 out of 5

Episode 69 – January Comics Pics

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Episode 69 – January Comics

On this episode we discuss our pics for January and chat a bit about our upcoming trip to C2E2! Let us know what comics you enjoyed the most this month and if you are headed to C2E2!

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Pick #1Star Wars #1

Publisher: marvel comics

Art: John Cassaday

Writer: Jason Aaron

Colorist: Laura Martin

Cover: John Cassaday

Characters: Han, Leia, Luke, chewbacca

Synopsis – The gang’s all back causing trouble for the empire and this time they arrive at a weapons factory on Cymoon 1. Han is pretending to be Jabbas emissary to gain access to the facility, their goal is to blow up the main power core. Luke locates prisoners via the force and frees them. There is a nice little shout out to Ben Kenobi as luke severs the hand of the slave master. As they begin their escape Vader arrives, Chewbacca tries to take him out with a sniper rifle. Meanwhile C3P0 is having his own problems with the millennium Falcon which is nearby in a junkyard and luke decides he has to face Darth Vader.

 

 

Ratings –

Art – 3.75 out of 5

Story –  5 out of 5

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Pick #2 Red Sonja #14

Publisher: Dynamite

Art: Walter Geovani

Writer: Gail Simone

Colorist: Adriano Lucas

Cover: Jenny Frison

 

Characters: Red Sonja, Havan, Fellan, Wizard

Synopsis Starts in a tavern in a town that Red Sonja had recently saved.  The brother of the wizard Red Sonja comes in and asks for her but she had already left.  He then forces everyone to drink themselves to death.  Next goes to Red Sonja where she runs into Havan.  Who keeps calling her princess and thinks he is her apprentice.  You find out that the wizard she killed had cursed her by removing her forgiveness.  She has a flashback to her family being killed.  She is down to killing the last member who had killed her father the crossbowman Fellan.  Apparently he had tracked her down. He is asking for forgiveness but she can’t forgive men jump out of the woods to protect she starts killing them all.  One asks for forgiveness hiding behind Havan.  Havan begs her to go to her soul.  She sees the wizard she kills and then scream.

 

Ratings –

Art – 4 out of 5

Story – 4 out of 5


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Pick #3 –  King: The Phantom #1

Publisher: Dynamite

Art: Brent Schoonover

Writer: Brian Clevinger

Colorist: Brent Schoonover

Cover: Darwyn Cooke

Characters: The Phantom (Lothar), Mandrake the magician, Guran

Synopsis: This book continues where Kings Watch left off. with the death of the 23rd Phantom, Lothar picks up the mantle to carry on the legacy and to find the remaining Walker family heir. While not having much luck finding the heir, Lothar has a pirate problem that he needs to address. After some head bashing and bullets, The phantom decides to infiltrate the pirates by posing as Gurans body guard. (guran is playing the part of a warlord)

Ratings –

Art – 4 out of 5

Story –  4 out of 5


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Pick #4 Reyn #1

Publisher: image

Colorer: Paul Little

Art: Nate Stockholm
Writer: Kel Symons

Characters: Reyn, Seph, Baron

 

Synopsis Starts out in a farm where a giant spider attacks.  Out of no where Reyn comes in and kills the monster.  He then thanks his god.  Farmer puts him up for the night but wants him to stay so sends his daughter out to sleep with him.  Next thing you know Reyn rides to town Ledwain.  He sees slaves being brought out to the mines.  Next you meet Seph who apparently is the story teller.  She is a mystic of Tek and can use magic and is attacked but fends off 10 men.  She goes into the bar and berates Reyn for not helping her.  You find out that the Baron of Allwyn had wiped out monks along time ago and they think Reyn is one so they send in troops to get him.  They go to the bar where Seph and Reyn are.  Reyn starts talking to himself everyone thinks he is nuts but he just continues on.  Next him and Seph take on all the troops

 

 

Ratings –

Art –  4 out of 5

Story – 4 out of 5

Episode 63 – November Comic Pics

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Episode 63 – November

Take a look at his months comics!

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Pick #1Earth 2 – Worlds End #6

Publisher: DC Comics

Art: multiple

Writer: Daniel Wilson, Marguerite Bennet & Mike Johnson

Cover: Allen Passalaqua, Paulo Siqueira(this book)

Characters: Batman(Thomas Wayne), Dr Fate, Red Tornado(louis Lane), Mr terrific, the flash, hawkgirl, big barda, mr miracle, fury(brutaal and wonder womans daughter) jimmy olsen (living computer), barbara & dick Greyson, huntress(helena), Power Girl(kara), Val (new superman) 1st appearance of ted grant

Synopsis multiple stories – Batman, kara, lois, val and helena go into the “pit” in geneva switzerland; Sloan, mr terrific, barda, mr miracle & fury attempt to infiltrate apokolypse; Dr fate, hawkgirl & flash battle famine in london; green lantern & Grundy team up to find the other elements avatars; Mera frees Azathoth an ancient monster(looks like Starro); Barbara starts her own police force to bring law and order back to the refugee camps

Ratings –

Art – 4 out of 5

Story –  4 out of 5

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Pick #2 All New Invaders #12

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Art: to many to name

Writer: James Robinson

Cover: Michael Komarck

Characters: Union Jack, Sir Steel, The Crimson Cavalier, Iron Fist, Jean Luc, ( Present day Union Jack, Spitfire, and the mighty Destroyer, Killraven, Bucky

Synopsis Starts with a flash back to 1922 when Germans were attacking the all of a sudden Martians attack,  Show them disappear now to present day where they are fighting them again

Ratings –

Art – 4 out of 5

Story – 3 out of 5


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Pick #3 –  Savage Hulk #5

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Art: Gabriel Hardman

Writer: Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko

Cover: Gabriel Hardman & Jordan Boyd

Characters: Master Ebbin(alien master of the mystic arts), dr. strange, s.h.e.i.l.d Agent Becerra, Hulk

Synopsis After banishing the hulk to another dimension in “incredible hulk #300” an alien from the cross roads dimension appears to stephan and tells him he is responsible for the death of his people.

Ratings –

Art – 5 out of 5

Story –  3 out of 5


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Pick #4 Red Hood and the Outlaws #36

Publisher: DC Comics

Inker: Wayne Faucher
Penciller: RB Silva

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Cover: Stephen Segovia and Matt Yackey

Characters: Red Hood, Oliver Queen, Starfire, Red Arrow (Roy Harper), Essense

 

Synopsis Story on how Red Hood became addicted to a substance , then he wakes up and place is on fire,  Starfire is dropping off Roy at hospital badly burned.  While in hospital Ollie shows up and chastises Jason Todd .  Next you see Starfire buying drugs.  Then back to hospital where Essense shows up to check on Roy.Next back to Starfire who is tripping out badly sees her sister.  After you know Roy is going to be ok Jason takes off after Starfire

Ratings –

Art –  5 out of 5

Story – 4 out of 5


Thanks for listening everyone! Be sure and let us know what comics you are enjoying!

Episode 56 – September Comics

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Episode 56 – September Comics

 

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Pick #1Futures End: Booster Gold #1 (one shot)

Publisher: DC comics

Art: Dan Jurgens and 10 other artist

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Cover: Jurgens, Rapmond & Hi-fi

Characters: Booster Gold, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle

Ratings –

Art – 5 out of 5

Story –  4 out of 5

 
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Pick #2 Dresden Files #4

Publisher: Dynamite

Penciler: Carlos Gomez

Colors: Mohan

Letters: Bill Tortolini

Writer: Jim Butcher & Mark Powers

Cover: STJepan Sejic

Ratings –

Art – 4 out of 5

Story – 2 out of 5


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Pick #3 –  Usagi Yojimbo – Senso #2

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Art: Stan Sakai

Writer: Stan Sakai

Cover: Stan Sakai, colors by Tom Luth

Characters: Usagi, Jotaro, Lady Tomoe, Lord Hikiji (enemy army), Lord Noriyuki, Chizu (neko ninja),

Ratings –

Art – 5 out of 5

Story –  5 out of 5

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Pick #4 – Constantine #17

Publisher: DC

Colorist: Richard & Tanya Horie

Letter: Taylor Esposito

Inker: Jay Leisten

Penciller: Edgar Salazar

Writer: Ray Fawkes

Cover: Juan Ferreyra

Ratings –

Art –  5 out of 5

Story –  4 out of 5

 

 

Comic Review- Bushido #1

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Bushido is inspired by the screenplay “Rising Sun” by Shahin Chandrasoma

Stars: 4 out of 5

Publisher: Top Cow

Writer: Rob Levin

Artist: Jessada Sutthi (Studio Hive)

Letterer: Troy Peteri

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When young Kichiro’s ship is attacked by vampires, he’s forced to jump overboard. Waking up on a beach in Japan, a good samaritan, Isamu, finds Kichiro and raises him along side his own son to become a Samurai. However, when the vampires that wrecked Kichiro’s ship come to Japan, there’s nowhere for Kichiro to run.

 

Let me begin by saying I love pretty much everything samurai related, and this just adds to my collection of cool comics. The story follows our unlikely young hero Kichiro, who after surviving a vampire attack at sea washes up on the shores of Japan. Luckily for him the Shogun just happens to be riding by and takes him in.  The book moves very fast from this point on, making me kind of wish we had a chance to see the character develop a bit more. But this is a 5 issue limited series so you take what you can get.

The writing is sound and sets up the underlining plot lines rather nicely. The Vampires are trying to take over Japan to make an island buffet and Kichiro’s bad luck gets him into trouble with more than just vampires. The art is very cool, with great inking and color that really set the mood for the book.

If you are looking for something different in your comics, check out Bushido #1 (of 5) it moves fast and tells a good tale at the same time. (Issue #2 is in stores 10/9/2013)