Paul is back and Scott and Paul do most to the talking this show. I was under the weather but you will hear that guys still give tons of info. We talked about books
Scarlet Spider #1
Free Comic Book Day
Punisher vs Deadpool
Dr Strange and The Punisher
Take a Chance
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So this is Ep 100 and fitting to may style I forgot plug in the mixer to the Laptop but thanks to the Laptop mic there is style a show. The sound in not that great but I hope you enjoy. This show Scott ask me 5 various questions about……
Also we talk about –
Ebay selling digital comic codes
Marvel not getting into R-rated movies
Captain Phasma comic
Joss Whedon/Kevin Feige talk Batgirl
Star Trek Discovery
What You Talking About
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I’ve been looking forward to this series coming back for quite a while. Seeing Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller on Legends of Tomorrow made me realize that maybe their story wasn’t quite done yet.I don’t want to give too many spoilers away for anyone who has not seen the originals 4 seasons, but they made it very hard to bring the show back to life….deadly hard.
Some of initial grief I have heard about the first few episodes is that the show is too political. I don’t see that. I see trying to take a storyline about Prison Breaks and making it fresh. This crew has broken out of just about every construct on the face on this earth. Why not let them take a crack at one of the most hellish prisons in the world that happens to be in Yemen? Simply being American can make them a target.
It looks like the entire gang minus Willian Fichtner is back. It was so cool seeing Robert Knepper back as Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell. His deliciously evil character has evolved a bit in this new series but he still has that edge. I’m watching episode 3 tonight and so far I have been very entertained. Season 5 Trailer below.
This show Scott and I are join by Brain LaBelle. Brian is a regular at Comic Fever and we had him join us. Boy there were times when I was just sat back and listen to Brian and Scott go down the comic book tunnel. It was fun for me. I hope for you also.
X-Men Gold controversy
Valiant “Advisory warning Label”
Top 100 comics for March
Josh Brolin as Cable
Carrie Fisher in Star Wars 9
Into The Badlands Season 2 Ep 2
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Wasn’t sure what to make of this after the first read. Read it the second time this morning and things started to come together. I hope so anyway. At this point I may be reading this issue all wrong.
First, I should point out that the first three pages are beautifully drawn and coloured. Greg Hinkle has drawn really great art there. The book itself is the beginning of a story which seems to involve, for lack of better term, on dream weavers. The story focuses on Zelda(I got that from the solicitations as I don’t think she is referenced as anyone other than “Ms. Barrett in the story)and her making her way in the world by giving the world the drug it always wanted…….the ability to make their dreams come true. Bringing along Zelda as their guide is just part of the deal.
These worlds of dreams seem all interconnected which COULD make for a story that would rival the magical world of Harry Potter if done right. More than once during the story there are references to her coming from “below” and there seems to be more than a few references to someone from above who seems to be a nemesis of hers with props such as water and lightning bolts involved. At this point I’m beginning to think that this is the beginning of a saga about temptation and a struggle of good vs Evil. I’m not really sure Zelda is on the side of the angels…..yet.
Greg Hinkles art has kind of dreamy, rustic, dark , yet elegant feeling to it and when I read the book the second time I could feel the style growing on me. Colorist Matt Wilson did a beautiful job specifically on those first 3 pages and throughout the book he was able to weave the bright blues, browns and shades of oranges of the Technicolor real world, with dull greys and blacks of a persons dream state(Except Bowie, who always dreamed in Color)
Over all I enjoyed the writing style of Jason Latour and Ivan Brandon although sometimes I felt like I was missing a lot of information about this world they are creating ,but like any good writer would plot……all in good time. There was a nice hook for the next book as someone is after Zelda and whether that be a specific nemesis or just a general guardian against what she is doing with the dream world remains to be seen. One thing that has been established is that Zelda is a power to be reckoned with in this dream world and it’s citizens have a lot of respect for this “old blood”. Lots of questions by the end of this chapter. Will pick up the next chapter off the shelf. If you enjoy the mystical and the feeling of something bigger this may be a book for you.
Next chapter is on sale May.10th
Story: Jason Latour & Ivan Brandon
Script: Ivan Brandon
Art: Greg Hinkle
Color: Matt Wilson
Lettering : Aditya Bidikar
This book had a good vibe to it. Full disclosure. I have not read an X-book in almost 4 years, so this was very much a fresh start for this new team. A new team that is probably the closest thing to the “classic” line up of X-men #94 that I have seen in years. This book had a lot in it, and it needed to, to cover all the ground it required for a re-launch this big.
Marc Guggenheim has a good sense for what he wants this book to be. It’s a lot less darker than the X-world has been in the last few years. Much more of a sense of hope, instead of one of just survival. The X-men appear to know how to be well….”human” again. How to enjoy a day at the park…..even if they happen to live there now. There’s a cool few panels that anyone who has ever jumped first and thought of the consequences later would completely understand. You can stay…but you have to pay.
Adrian Syaf rivals Jim Lee in his depiction of the X-men, and it is good to see someone with that much attention to detail in facial expressions back at the helm again of an X-book. I had seen some of his earlier work on Captain Britain and MI13, but his attention to detail has grown even stronger since 2009.
They hit all the high points they needed to hit to get this book off to the right start. Lydia Nance had a unique take on why she thinks Mutants are still a threat to the world even though many others have been discovered who could fit that description. For Lydia, timing and a lack of control makes Genome X public enemy #1.The way Kitty Pryde has been written, she seems to get that time is the only thing that will heal SOME human fears about mutants. That there is no silver bullet to solve this and that doing good….is really the only thing they can do right now. Understanding why people are afraid is just an important as having them not be afraid.
I did have a small issue with the opening conflict. Terrax(minor spoiler) was dispatched rather quickly for being the level 9 bad ass that he is. He’s a former freaking herald of Galactus!!….anyway other then that I thought the book read well and am looking forward to the next issue. I won’t have to wait long as Marvel is going bi weekly with this title so every 2 weeks it’s on the newsstands.
Few other quick notes. There’s a pretty cool “Road to X-men Gold” which gives you a 6 page review of the X-men lore so far, hitting quite a few of the high points over the last 50 plus years. Also, there’s a nice letter at the back from Marc Guggenheim thanking us all for taking this ride with him, and giving us a chance to name this new X-men book(actually glad about that. Wasn’t looking forward to them calling it “X-men Gold”.).
Writer : Marc Guggenheim
Artist: Ardian Syaf
Inker: Jay Leisten
Colorist: Frank Martin
lettered : Cory Petit
Interviews and first looks at the new X-titles. It’s actually a pretty good read for the price of y’know. Free. FREE dollar is all it costs.
Includes interviews with folks connected to each of the new X-titles(X-men Prime(one shot),X-men Gold, X-men Blue, Weapon X. Cable and Generation X. The Generation X section also has a neat two page black and white art area for the inspiring colorist or inkers among you.
The first looks include 3-4 pages of each of the new books to give you a pretty good idea whether these new series are your cup of tea or not. To me, they all look interesting on different levels.
Books are on the shelves wherever you buy your books at. Oh, and di I mention they were completely “FREE”?