Category Archives: DC

DC-VERTIGO – Savage Things – #2 – review and a few thoughts

 

Man, I am loving this story so far. It’s gritty, horrifying and intense. Justin Jordan has  to have one of my favourite writing styles right now. Through flashbacks and present time conversation you’re getting a thoroughly flesh out story of what created this rogue ex- military death squad and why main character Abel was allowed to “escape” the program so many years ago.

The story and character reveal have been as slow and as methodical as the killing machines that they are referencing. Lead character Kira Sinclair has no illusion who she is dealing with….the psyche who she is dealing with, and it’s refreshing to see a character written who does not automatically try to see the good in humanity.

You can feel a bigger story at play here, but the writing has been so entertaining on the subplots that you don’t really feel the need to think about that too much at this point in time. Many times I feel there can be too much foreshadowing in a story that it gives you too much opportunity to guess ahead. I legitimately have no idea where this next chapter is going to lead.

Artist Ibrahim Moustafa and Colorist Jordan Boyd have been able to paint a dark, ice blue world as cold as the characters in this story. For being a self admitted “Goody two shoes “Ibrahim Moustafa sure does know how to draw some psychotically happy looking characters. He’s not as classic a drawer as his influence Alex Ross, but he’s been able to bring out the sinister in every character he has drawn in this series so far. Serenely brutal facial expressions

Can’t recommend this book enough folks. I’m enjoying it more and more each issue. Issue #3 ships May 3rd.Issues #1 and 2# should still be on the shelves.Cheers

Writer :Justin Jordan

Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa

Colured by Jordan Boyd

Lettered by Josh Reed

Oh Goodie The First Official Preacher Season 2 Trailer

AMC trailer for the upcoming season of ‘Preacher’ hit the web and it looks so much fun.

If your a fan of the comic created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon yes the show does go in a bit of a different direction. Unless you are a stickler and have to have the series follow the books exactly, well don’t bother watching. Stay in the basement. But if you are not Season 2 is looks to be a very wild and entertaining adventure. Season 1 was more of a world building season. Now it looks like the show will kick into high gear.

Preacher follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who is inhabited by the renegade spawn of an angel and demon and gains the power to control people with just a word. The series’ second season returns this summer and follows Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God, dealing with issues both worldly and other-worldly along the way.
Source: HeroicHollywood

Source:YouTube, AMC

The Flash – Season #3 – Episode – 19 Trailer

Just watched Episode 18 of the Flash and now we’re on a 4 week hiatus until the next new episode on Apr.25th.That seems a long time to let this storyline simmer in my opinion. I’ve been hot and cold on this season so far, and I’m not sure if this long hiatus is going to give me time to find better shows or make me miss the Flash Gang.

WB dropped this new trailer before they left, and I’m pretty sure they just spilled a major secret that they have been teasing fans with all season. Unless of course it is just a Red Herring. Still, if you don’t want  any clues to the identity of Savitar you should probably NOT watch the attached trailer and stop reading right now…..Thanks for the visit………………………………………………………………………………..Still there?…….last chance. Okay, on with the trailer.

Well, basically this trailer keeps teasing who Savitar is with a few  cryptic statements from Cisco and Killer Frost and the appearance of a rather Emoish looking Barry Allen. “Your from before she dies, aren’t you?” dropped a few hints for me who Savitar is….but again, could be a Red Herring.

Guess we’ll find out on Apr.25th

 

 

SAVAGE THINGS – DC Comics(Vertigo imprint) #1

 

This is a pretty dark book. Think a cross between Dexter and the Bourne franchise, and you get a good feel for the pulse of this series. Studies have shown that approximately 1% per cent of the population are born psychopaths. If you had a chance to channel them…would you? Put their talents to better use then the uses they’d find for their talents themselves….?

Writer Justin Jordan tells a pretty good first chapter of exactly what can happen when you lose control of something you never really understood in the first place. The most scary and realistic part of this story is that there is probably a good chance aspects of it has already happened here in the real world. The dialogue is really well written and the pace of the book is eerily calm for the situations that are presented panel to panel.

I’ve always liked books that teach me something also, along with telling a good story. I had no idea what a homicidal triad was until I read this first chapter. Now I question myself why I had such a fascination with lighting matches when I was younger. Thank god that’s only one prong. I have 4 dogs and love them like children so I’m safe on that count. You learn things in this book though:)

There are forty of you in here now. This door doesn’t open again until there are twenty“……..brutally effective writing. Add that with the art of Ibrahim Moustafa and those panels just run ice cold. A good artist can tell a lot with facial expressions. A great artist can tell a lot with SUPRESSED facial expressions.

I’m still not sure where this story is going. Is it a story of redemption? of unfinished business? or just a trip into the warped minds of a serial killer nation? I should state now that this book is definitely for mature readers. There are some pretty disturbing panels of art in here but there pretty much needed to be.

Chapter 2 is out April 5th.I’m going to be reading it.

Writer: Justin Jordan

Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa

Colored by Jordan Boyd

Lettered by Josh Reed

Justice League Trailer #1

 

 

I’m afraid to be really excited about this. Damn it though, it looks good. It seems like a much better vibe between the team then in any of the other trailers. Aquaman looks completely bad ass and I suspect if they keep Jason Momoa to one liners he’ll do okay on this outing. Cyborg’s CGI looked a bit off, but 10 times better than the other footage that I saw. The CGI in general had a “300” vibe to it which I’m okay with.

I’m 90% sure I know who the villain is, but they never really gave much away in this trailer which I think was the best route to take. I pretty knew knew the whole story to B vs S before I ever saw the film. No mention of Superman here, although he was alluded to via Amy Adams. Dialogue was a bit campy, but remains to be seen how that plays out.

Movie is out Nov.17th

DC Comics- Batwoman #1 – Review- A Few Thoughts

 

I have to admit , even though she’s been around for almost 10 years now, this is my first Batwoman book that I’ve actually read. By “She” I mean of course this incarnation of Batwoman in the form of Kate Kane. The book itself is not a bad jumping on point for new readers. The story  does focus on some events from a previous series, but they don’t overly impact where the story goes in its 1rst issue.

James T Tynion IV & Marguerite Bennett have plotted and written a pretty good first chapter that has very much a globe trotting feel to it with just a tinge of James Bond .The interaction between the characters and the characters own inner dialogue flows well and they even manage to bring in a bit of domesticated banter concerning the dishes that worked in the moment.

I was left with more questions than answers with this book and I’m not sure if that was by design, or not having access to back history of the character. If by design it was well done, if not,” meh”, that’s my fault for not getting here earlier.

The art by Steven Epting was fantastic. I have a soft spot for his work, as I really loved his run on the Avengers in the early 90’s.His run with Ed Brubaker on Captain America also stands out as a fav of mine. He knows how to draw the world of shadowy espionage and his style was well suited to this book .

I’ll probably end up picking the 2nd issue up off the shelf as I have to many books in my pull list now, but if the 2nd issue is as well done I’ll probably end up adding the series.

I did find it a bit odd that the series was listed as “Teen plus”….there’s no blood letting or cursing. Is this due to her being………a badass? A Lesbian Badass? Either way, if you’re previous fan this series seems off to a good start, or if you’re looking for a book with a strong female lead this might be for you. Cheers.

Writers- Marguerite Bennett & James Tynion IV

Art – Steve Epting

Colors – Jeremy Cox

 

 

 

Pre-Trailers for Justice League movie

 

The real one is dropping this Saturday. This is to only tease you. Are you teased yet? I actually find these more annoying than teasing but it’s content so here we go.

1rst one shows some decent shots of Aquaman with trident in hand. He looks every bit the part of Aquaman. I say he LOOKS the part. I haven’t heard him really channel any dialogue just yet

The 2nd one is Batman taking center stage and has some pretty good shots too. The first one has kind of a “300” look to it and the other is of the Batmobile in a retreating stance, guns blazing(That was worth your 20 seconds right there).

And there you have it