BATTLESTAR GALACTICA:BLOOD AND CHROME

BattlestarGalactica_BloodAndChrome_BD+DVDHello all you beautiful nerds how it going? Well the other day I found out that that the SyFy channel in the good old US of A was going to broadcast Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome  movie that was a web series. Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome  is set in the tenth year of the war between the Colonies and the Cylons and follows the young William Adama. Adama fresh from the academy is assigned to the Battlestar Galactica. To his shock and amazement  he is assigned to a Colonail Raptor and not a Viper.

A Cylon with human features
A Cylon with human features

Originally green lighted for a pilot for series it ended up a web series. I remembering hearing about these awhile back and forgotten about it. I am glad now that I found it floating on the net. Blood and Chrome is a good entertaining movie but does have some slow parts in it . The acting is good, not second class like you might fine is a web based series. Luke Pasqualino as the young Adama was a great choice. Ben Cotton as Lieutenant Coker Fasjovik, co-pilot on the raptor with Adama(Luke Pasqualine) starts out rough but the two blend together well as the movie moves along. The rest of the cast some you will have seen before do a excellent job. We also get to see the start of the Cylons move to final verison that we see in the series Battlestar Galactia.

Like they tried to do with Star Trek:Enterprise and show us the history of the Federation, Blood and Chrome tries to show us the events that lead up to to the final season of Battlestar Galactia. If it was a series the stories available are huge. I for one would love to see more of these characters. If your Battlestar fan and need a fix I highly recommend you find Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome

DEADPOOL #4

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Deadpool #4

Hello Nerd and Nerdits. So how is it going? So I finished reading Deadpool #4 and I have to say that I am really enjoy getting this book ever month. It is my son’s copy but I read it before giving it to him. This issue old Deadpool is still hunting down dead presidents brought back to life  by a Necromancer. I think Deadie is having a grand old time doing it. Deadpool gets JFK’s attention by pretending to be Marilyn Monroe and shows off a little Deadpool noodle. JFk may of wished he could have put a bullet in his head  at that moment. Later in the book Deadpool gets in to ring for a good old smash mouth fight with old Abraham Lincoln still wearing his top hat. Deadpool asks Abe if he has every made a trip up to Canada and put a short hairy baby in a woman. Get the drift, huh, do yeah?? Deadpool makes his way thru a few of the dead presidents slicing and dicing them up as he dances thru the panels. The whole book if fun to read and has a few good giggles in it.  Brian Posehn a stand up comedian and Gerry Duggan writing is witty and entertaining. The snappy dialogue and breaking down the third wall is excellent and I enjoy the mouthy, smart ass Wade Winston Wilson better than his somber less funny counter part I just finished reading in Deadpool Killustrated. I like the art work of Tony Moore. Not as smooth and clean like the art I prefer but I can not draw as well as him so I not going to bitch. Tony’s  art reminds me of something I would find in Mad magazine and I mean that in a good way. Over all I like this book a lot and plan on keeping it in my pull box even after my son stops collecting it.

So folks did I have fun reading DEADPOOL. Hell yeah, fun enough to keep reading it. Hey give it a shot. If do not like it then give it away to the kid next door.

Comics are made to be enjoyed, not destroyed.

LLAP

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: PART 2

ImageI sat down the other night a watched Part 2 of Batman The Dark Knight Returns. The movies picks up just after the events of Part 1. This time the story centers on the return of the Joker(Michael Emerson) coming back to play with the Batman(Peter Weller). The Joker tricks his shrink to allow him on a local talk show. The Batman arrives only to be greeted by Gotham city finest. The Joker kills his shrink and the audience allowing him to escape and plan his final play date with the Batman.  Batman escapes with the help of Robin(Ariel Winter) and heads over to Selina Kyle and finds her bound gagged by the Joker. Robin finds cotton candy on the floor and Batman believes the Joker will strike next at the amusement park. This sets up for the final battle between the two. The fight smashes thru the House of Horror and ending in the Tunnel of Love with the Joker killing innocent people all the way thru the park. Batman feels guilty for all the people the Joker has killed because of letting the Joker live. The final fight between the two if fitting end.

Joker wears a new eye piece curtsey of The Batman.
Joker wears a new eye piece curtsey of The Batman.

Also the B side of the movie has Batman(Peter Weller) and Superman(Mark Valley) confronting each other. Superman is working for the U.S. government as a operative in exchanged to still help people. The White house is being embarrassed by Batman vigilantism  and wants the big blue boyscout to go and bring him in. This leads to a action packed fight between the icons of the DC universe. Batman builds a Superman battle suit to help even the odds and with the help of Robin and Oliver Queen(Robin Atkin Downes) take down Superman. Batman only weakens Superman to show that he can be beat and Batman was the man that did it.

Batman gives a little shock to the head
Batman gives a little shock to the head

DC has a been able to put out well crafted animated movies that are better than their live action movies. With the exception of the Batman movies if you want good story telling and fast paced action try the animated series to DC movies. All in all Batman The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and 2 are a good buy and fun to watch.

SAVAGE WOLVERINE #1

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Page 11 of Savage Wolverine

Another new title in the Marvel Now is Savage Wolverine. The book is written and draw by Frank Cho. The idea is interesting, take the man with the berserker rage and place him in the Savage Land. I am not sure but has this ever been done and if not why did it take so long. Come on man what is more natural here. A place where Logan can let loose and do what he does best. Let the animal loose. The art work is great as always from Frank Cho and the story is interesting. Shanna The She-Devil is also on the island having survived a crash while scouting the island with S.H.E.I.L.D. Wolverine appears on the island 8 months later not knowing where he is. The story is good and makes me interested in picking up a couple more to see how it runs.The page I find interesting is page 11 or the page where Wolverine attacks the Neanderthals and slices them up. I have noticing lately and I am sure it has been happening earlier but the increase of  more graphic violence in, for the lack of better terms, mainstream comics(DC/Marvel). I am sure some of you maybe saying it has be around for awhile. Hey I am  a little slow here at times. I do not remember one myself. Anyway I here to review the comic not the state of comics today. Without giving much away, I not going to tell you anything really because you need to read the book. Wolverine and Shanna set out to blow up a machine blocking their signal for help to get out. The last page is great with Wolverine falling from the sky, thinking to himself,  “cripes this is gonna hurt”. Nice panel.

So was it a fun read, yeah. Fun enough for me to pick a more, yes. Go ahead and get yourself a copy and have fun to.

Comics are meant to be enjoyed, not destroyed.

That is the way I see it anyway.

LLAP

THE HIGH WAYS #1

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Alright before I begin I will have to say I have been a John Byrne fan since I have been a itty pitty comic book reader. I love his stuff. John’s art work is what started me even looking at comic books. I have followed John from book to book over  his career.  John’s work on the The Uncanny X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Alphas Flight,Avengers and Avenger West Coast and so many others got me reading and collecting comics. S0 I am not going to write about what I did not like about this comic or loved. Well because it is JOHN FREAKING BYRNES and I love all his shit. So I do not care what your think, it is my blog, so there.  PHFFFTT.                           170px-FF232170px-Xm135