Comic Review – Ignited#1 – Part 1”Triggered” – Published by Humanoids Inc.

Writer – Mark Waid/ Kwanza Osajyefo
Art-Phil Briones
Colors – Andrew Crossley
Letters- A Larger World Studios

Hi Folks,
I picked up the introduction to this new world during the Free comic day. The comic included a first look at this series along with 4?5? Other series that are going to be launching over the next 6 weeks. It also featured some direct quotes and “world building stories” from all the talent involved in the enterprise. It’s worth a read for the tidy sum of “free” dollars. Your local comic shop probably has a copy of it.

Beautiful cover art by John Cassady(I ended up buying the “B” cover). “Ignited” as a concept has a pretty dark backdrop for it’s origin. It’s genesis, if you can call it that, comes from a place of death in the form of a school shooting, which have become a maddening normalcy within the American school system. This first issue is told from the point of view of a young lady who is returning to school ,like so many have done before, after an event that shattered the normal routine of her life the May before.

I’ve been a fan of Mark Waid’s writing since his various runs on Captain America . I figured I was going to get a decent story, and I did. There is definitely some social commentary in this story, but for the most part they are no brainers to the general public…….and they are well done. That matters too. A few of the “more conservative” characters could have been fleshed out more (for better or worse), but for the most part I think it was a pretty good introduction to all the players.

The “heroes” in this universe that Waid, and writer Kwanza Osajyefo are creating are a bit more unique then your traditional superheroes in their power set up, but the book so far appears to have a high school backdrop, so the classic Spider-Man titles, with a touch of “Riverdale” came to mind for me in this first issue. I like comics that read like novels, and this first issue accomplished that. Heavy on complex, engaging, dialogue is mothers’ milk as far as I’m concerned.

I knew a bit  of artist Phil Briones(or his given name Phillippe Briones from his native France)when picking up this book. He’s done work for both Marvel and DC, including a great run on 2010’s “American Son” for Marvel. He also has a pretty impressive resume for Disney in their animation field. His work on this book was great. Plenty of detailed facial expressions, and attention to detail on back ground items. I’ve always enjoyed the work of artists who pay attention to tiny details. Cracks in walls, dents in lockers etc.It completes the picture so much vividly
I enjoyed this first issue, and will probably pick up the 2nd issue but not sure about putting it in my pull file just yet. I want to see more of the heroes in this story first but it is a promising start. I’m also looking forward to another one of their titles coming out…. Omni which is scheduled for release August 14th.

Thanks for reading Folks.

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After a little break Scott and I return to haunt you with pop culture news. This show we chat about,

  • Break In A Mile High Comics
  • 40th Anniversary of Muppet Movie
  • George R.R.Martin Theme Parks
  • Robert Pattinson as Batman
  • CB Cebulski and Marvel Dead
  • Admiral Akbar Star Wars Death
  • X-Men Dark Phoenix reshoots
  • DC Comics no more double shipments
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Commando
  • Marvel introducing Deadpool into the MCU
  • Power Pack movie/TV
  • James Gunn
  • Reshoots for The New Mutants

Plus more.

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So first of all Scott and I have a little chat aboot Alabama. Sorry I know we the is a pop culture podcast but sometimes things just got to chat about life. 

After that we get back on course and chat about:

  • Stan lee
  • Peter Jackson and Aquaman
  • Johnathan Hickman and the X-Men
  • AEW on TNT
  • Bob Iger and Star Wars
  • George R. R. Martin
  • GOT
  • Van Helsing
  • Agents of Shield
  • Billions

Plus so much more

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The end is near. Hey gang. What’s slapping in the wind. Well here is the stuff Scott and I chatted aboot this show.

  1. Glass
  2. Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer
  3. GOT
  4. Batwoman
  5. Disney list of Dates
  6. 180,000 comics
  7. Agents of Shield
  8. Avengers End Game stories
  9. Interview with Ken Lashley
  10. Interview with Alex
  11. Interview with David Nakayama
  12. Relic Radio – Old Sci-Fi radio shows

Plus the usually stupidity.

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So a little late. If you are one of the few regulars that download and listen to show sorry. If not well then you won’t know the difference. So as most time coming back for the Calgary Expo I got sick. So that is the delay. But Scott is here to give some news and I and my own detailed reply by coughing. This short show Scott talks about:

  • Avengers Endgame
  • Game of Thrones
  • Calgary Expo Wrap Up
  • Free Comic book Day
  • Ghost Rider
  • I’m Still Standing

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Ladies and what can be gentlemen. This show we give more of our thoughts on the Calgary Expo. Enjoy

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