Grimm Fairy Tales #102
Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Pat Shand
Writer: Pat Shand
Art: Andrea Meloni
Colors: Ivan Nunes
Lettering: Jim Campbell
Editor: Nicole Glade
In what Pat Shand points out in GRT:101 we have a mix of Hogwarts and X-Men that continues in GRT: 102. GRT 102 begins with the genie from the lamp being released and this is not your Robin Williams genie. The Genie grants your wish but twists it to become of a nightmare. The genie was brought to the school by one of the first of new students to the school, Ali. Wulf trying to impress one of the girls, steals the lamp and releases the Genie. The Genie then goes about granting wishes. Wulf wishes to be a mighty warrior, Hailey wishes to be normal and being part water nymph the Genie turns her into a full water nymph. Skye wishes to be wanted and is by the cops and Violet wishes for her mom from Wonderland. In the end Ali who had hoped to use the Genie to bring back his dead mother realizes that it was a mistake bring the Genie with him. Ali wishes for the Genie to return to the lamp. The Genie is confused but does what Ali commands and returns to the lamp.
A lesson it learned. But by bring the lamp to Acane Acre and letting the Genie grant wishes and twisting them Ali has made an enemy. Wulf feels that he was made to look like a fool and now is out to make Ali life miserable. As Skye lays in bed dreaming she has a dream of a future self and she is walking a dark path.
As Pat Shand points out this book is a cross between Harry Potter and the X-Men but with a magical twist. The hope is to create a new group of Realm Warriors to protect all the Realms just as the warriors of old. The story is a nice read. I have no real idea of the history of these series but I really did not have a hard time getting involved with the story. We see a glimpse of the future that may come to pass or not. So between this begin and that end the direction of this book and it’s students can change and flow down so many paths. Unless Pat has decide that glimpse is the end game.
The art by Andrea Meloni is good and the more I see of it the better it becomes. Each new book I can see his work becoming better and better. Now I have knowledge of him or his work before so I can only go on what I see present.
Overall I like this book. It has the feel of a what it may have been like to first see the beginning of the X-Men. Will this book have the same appeal as that line of books, no. But it is fun to see the beginning of a young team of heroes(or not).
I give GFT:102 4 out of 5 pops.
Remember comics are to be enjoyed not destroyed
John G M Burke
So again I bring you another Movie Monday and this time it is a cute animation about cupid. Cupid is sent on a little job to bring together couples for true love. But due to a small distraction Cupid makes a small mistake that he has to correct.
This is a cute little film from Simon Bau, Clémentine Choplain, Marie Ecarlat, Benoît Huguet, Julien Soulage. No dialogue is used through this film and all the emotion is communicate through song and color. I think you you like short so take some time and have a watch.
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“In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin, centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.”
That is just a little info on this movie that I had no idea was even being made. But if you watch this trailer it is a fun, action back film that may get you out into the cold night to see it. Being released in February of 2015 the movie stars Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. I tell you boys and girls this look like a fun movie. The effects look outstanding and it is always fun to watch Jeff Bridges. Take a look.
Hey welcome to Ep 28, The Greatest American Hero. This show I talk a lot about reboots. From TV to movies and the lack of original ideas and who I believe is to blame for this. Quicky new about Blade, Underworld, Daryl Dixon, Red Dwarf, Stars Wars getting the bluray treatment once again and more. So stop by the cafe and have a coffee and lets talk geek.
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Well once again to another Movie Monday and this time around I do have a movie, a full length film. Published on YouTube on April 17, 2013 this movie is done by taking the cut scenes in the story mode and mixing in some of the fight scenes. The fight scenes were cut down so you don’t spend to much time those. The movie is 2:26: so it is long. You may have to watch it in segments like me but it was fun to watch. Now I not sure who is the person responsible for this film. There is a watermark on it telling you that the RetrobrosTV are the ones. I had fun watching movie more than some of the other DC movies that are out there.
So sit back(for a couple of days) and watch a fun Superhero flick.