Comic Review: The Little Mermaid #1-4

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 9.50.41 PMThe Little Mermaid #1-4

Publisher: Zenescope

Story: Joe Brusha

Writer: Meredith Finch

Art: Miguel Mendonca

Color: Ivan Nunes

Zenescope has once again taken a childhood story and updated it to a more adult fare. This is no Disney ‘Little Mermaid’ story.  The story is one of  missing child. A Romeo and Juliet love story with a little that crazy scientist trying to create a army of mer-people.

Liz Fisher is the mom and her Romeo, Issoro fell in love and their forbidden love produced a child, Erica. But at the time of her birth the baby is stolen and given to another family.  Into the story comes the witch of the underseas, Ursula. In all honesty I never sure that the witches name is every said. The character even though sexier then her counter part at Disney is the same. Color and all.  Ursula promise to help the couple get back their baby. Of course their is a catch. There is always a catch.

Erica story is one of survival. She has to figure out how to escape her prison before her usefulness has run out. At times these mer-people can say……hulk out and become more powerful. This is what the evil and typical mad scientist wants to create his army.  You tell me and you don’t see Ursula and crazy sci guy are working together.

So far Meredith Finch story is interesting but really not spell binding. Is it bad, hell no but it is not riveting.  Trying to create a very interesting story is hard with the limitation set forth in a world or mermaids. The main interest for me is seeing how in book 5 Meredith combines the plot of the lead villains.  How is she going to get a satisfying ending.

The art of Miguel  Mendonca is enjoyable not hard on the eyes.  The look of the book is what I think is the Zenescope style. At times to dark and  heavy in the shading department. Okay I may not be able to describe the style but if you pick up a few different books you will see it.

To boil it down boys and girls, GFT: The Little Mermaid is a nice read. Not great but it is interesting. Again hopefully the ending will make this book a better read to suggest getting the trade.  If you can wait for the trade I would suggest that.

I give the books 1-4 a 3 out of 5

Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.

LLAP/POBS

John G M Burke

Chris Pine in Talks to Co-Star in ‘Wonder Woman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

So Chris Pine is in talks with the mucky mucks to see if he can play Wonder Woman’s Steve Trevor. At one time I would be given in to all the casting cry outs of if he is wrong or right. Now I just sit back and hope for the best. In all honesty I have no idea who I would cast. I believe that it is because I have no faith in Warner Bros and DC doing a good job of this movie. In all honesty I have no faith in any movie adaption that DC and Warner do.
I am not saying DC films will not make money. I just saying that the path of dark, grey depressing style that DC has chosen make me not want to spend my money on their films. Hell I get enough depressing shit on the News.
Hey if I am wrong and the movie is good I can live with being wrong. But right now my money is staying in my wallet.

The Trailer Park: Black Mass

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Looks like Mr Depp is back into full character but this time around he is portraying someone real.  Hopefully this will get Johnny Depp back on track after a string of flops

Source: MovieClips Trailers

The Music Store: Bill Wither – Use Me

So I have a Funk thing going here so I wanted to pass on another one for you.

William Harrison “Bill” Withers, Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985.[1] He recorded a number of major hits, including “Lean on Me“, “Ain’t No Sunshine“, “Use Me“, “Just the Two of Us“, “Lovely Day“, and “Grandma’s Hands“.

Source: Wikipedia

Movie Mondays: Proto

‘Proto’ is a co-production between Screen South from the UK and Film Fyn located in Denmark. The film was shot in 2011 at Robocluster in Denmark that is a actual robotics lab.
‘PROTO’ is a sci-fi action adventure, about a child-like, experimental robot, set in the robotics lab where he has been built. Although PROTO has been made to fulfil the ambitions of his creator, Prof. Andrews, he learns to find his own dreams and ambitions, and also the strength needed to realise them.

The main theme of the film is freedom, both literal and in the ability to choose one’s own destiny – to break free of expectations. We wish for the film, while an exciting and fun science fiction, to also capture a magical sense of wonder. PROTO will overcome the expectations and restrictions placed on him and discovering his true self.

Source: YouTube

Mario Kart: Fury Road

Aww! Technology is sometimes an amazing thing. Taking two iconic items as Mad Max and Mario and smashing them together is one of them.

Kris Sundberg has slice and merged together these two staples of pop culture and come up with something very good.  Sundberg drops in those little things into Max’s world like banana peels, blue shells and collection coins.

Take a look I think you will enjoy it.

Source: YouTube, Geek Tyrant