Well back in the comic shop Scott and I get back to into the grove. We also get a little silly. We jump all over the place this show but give you the news that you have come to expect. That is right hard hitting news from to old fart. Scott also introduces a new segment, I’m Still Standing. Instead of who died Scott tells the people celebrating 65 and older.
At this year’s Calgary Expo 2018 we got a chance to meet up with Giovanni Smith and Mike Gaughran of Sinopia Comics. Sinopia Comics is an donation-based publishing company that fans can read the books for free and then if you enjoy the books you can make a donation. The books available now are Days of Dark Fire Issues 1,2 and 3. I hope you enjoy the interview and click on the link at the side of the home page to check out their books.
The guy with the microphone needs to work on his interviewing skills.
If you have a social media account then you have probably seen a post or two about Brian K. Vaughan’s book Saga. Over the past few years, I’ve seen the hype but never took the time to read it. Recently, I picked up volume 1 in trade paperback. This book consists of the first six issues. Let me tell you I’m so glad I started reading this book.
Saga is a space version of Romeo and Juliet with many twists. Two soldiers from opposite sides of an interstellar war (Alana and Marko) fall in love, they risk everything after the birth of their daughter, Hazel. Throughout the story they are continually being hunted. The world Brain K. Vaughan has created is simultaneously laughable, wild and emotionally grounded.
One of the main elements I enjoy in this book are the characters. There is a Royal family constructed of humanistic robots with TVs for heads, babysitting ghost, and a lying cat ( a giant cat that serves as a lie detector) and so many more.
The art in this book by Fiona Staples is brilliantly breathtaking. The panels flow so smoothly complementing Vaughan’s writing. Brilliant colors are found throughout this book, as well.
One thing I should mention is this book is not for children. It’s an adult graphic novel. If you can handle a lot of adult topics ( explicit sexual scenes, violence, and language) then I say, pick up this book you will not be disappointed!
“Can one man save a community? And in his struggle to do so, will he find himself consumed by the very darkness he is fighting against? As a new VILLAIN rises, and a QUEEN takes the throne in HARLEM, cracks begin to form in the once unbreakable HERO…”
The bullet proof man, Luke Cage(Mike Colter)is back and protecting Harlem. Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), also returns and appears to be acting as an conscience for Luke in this season. Misty Knight (Simone Missick) is back also with prosthetic arm that she has in the comics. I wonder if any mention that she gets her new arm from Tony Stark???? Mariah (Alfre Woodard) is clearly up to no good once again and tiring to gain more control of Harlem. The premiere episode of the second season is directed by Lucy Liu.
Season 2 of Netflix’s Luke Cage will be hitting your TV screen June 22.