Five Weapons is the story of a young boy, Tyler Shainline the son of a world class assassin sent to a special school that trains the next wave to assassins. The premise is interesting that there is a school specially designed to train group of hitman. Through Tyler’s eyes we are introduced to the school, teachers and the five skills that are taught. Knives, Staves, Archery, Exotic Weapons, and Guns. Everything a child need to learn to be a great killer, awww that is so sweet. Now I could go and tell you some of little bits of the story but I don’t want to. You need to go and get this book and read it yourself.
Jimmie Robinson, creator, writer, illustrator and letterer has created a interesting story that is well you money. There is a surprise at the end to the book that I was not dissatisfied with it at all. Unlike a certain book about a spider type man. Robinson art work has styles of Anime(a character with a bandage on her nose), North America influences with a hint of French. I am not sure about the French part but I think I see it? Though there a some serious business about to happen in the story it also has a light and humorous feeling to it. Just take a look at the art and you will see it.
So what I am saying here is go out and get this book. It is book 1 in a series of 5 and I am looking forward to getting the rest of the series. So get it and have some fun.
Another new entry into the Marvel Now univerise is Guardians Of The Galaxy. Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Steve McNiven and inker John Dell. Rumors of a Guardians Of The Galaxy movie coming out in 2014 Marvel has decided to relaunch a Guardians comic. Issue 0.1 is the back story of the leader of the group, Peter Quill. Peter is the son of Spartax royalty and being royalty he becomes a target of his fathers enemy the Badoon. The splash page of this book looks like the opening credits of a sci-fi movie. After that the book is just a filler until the regular issues start to roll out. In some ways it reminds me of those filler episodes of TV shows that have those” remember what happen in early episodes” filler. Now I am not saying the book is bad, not at all. The story is interesting and the art work by Steve NcNiven is great. It was a good quick read before bed. But if you are looking at books to read and are not collecting then I say pass on this book. If your a collector and want to have the full set then by all means pick it this book up.
So all in all the book was enjoyable and fun to read. But I say wait until issue #1 to start.
Remember comics are meant to be enjoyed not destroyed.
I have been a fan of the Star Trek universe since the original series and have watched every movie and TV series that was made. Lately I have been watching a few of the fan base productions Star Trek and I have to say they are well done and worth the look. The top of my list is Star Trek:Phase II a fan base series created by James Cawley and Jack Marshall in April 2003. The series is only on the internet and funded by donations. CBS (and previously Paramount Pictures) allow the series to continue as long as Star Trek:Phase II does not make a profit. The series is well worth you checking out. Some of the original Star Trek stars have appeared in some of the episodes.
The latest one I have watch is also a fan production that is a fully animated CGI adventure, Star Trek: Aurora. Created by Tim Vining this adventure is about a pair of interstellar merchants and a mishap that happens one of their runs. The story is good and the CGI is great for a fan production and demands a look. If you have heard of or watched a series called Reboot the CGI is similar. I look forward to more adventures of the Aurora crew.
I friend of mine sent me this video of the group Pain and their song Shut Your Mouth. I like the video and thought I pass it on. You can find more of their music at their official website http://www.painworldwide.com
I first heard this band on my local radio station Sonic 102.9 here in Edmonton on their band of a month segment. I love there rockabilly sound, the old rock n roll style. Check this song, sorry no video of the band preforming but it does not matter the song rocks. If you enjoy the song check out their web site. http://www.rayguncowboys.com/#!
I have waited a bit before I gave any of my views of the relaunch of the Valiant universe to see how the new Valiant compared to old. I have to say I am very, very pleased and of all the titles Archer & Armstrong has become my favorite of the relaunch. Archer & Armstrong #7 keeps me wanting more. Writer Fred Van Lente easily jumps back and forth from the past and present with ease and does not make it feel forced. I love the humor in the story and the back and forth between Archer and Armstrong. I like that the new geomancer, Kay McHenry is not totally in control of her new powers and is in aw of the things she can now do. I enjoy the art by Emanuela Lupacchino with his smooth lines and his facial expression on the characters are great and remind me of Kevin Maguire work. Not to be left out the ink work or Guillermo Ortego and Colors by Matt Milla are great and not to be overlooked.
So over all this is one of the top books of the new Valiant Universe and the top of my pull list ever month. I don’t rate books but is I was this is one of the 5 out of 5.
So is the book fun, HELL yeah and I highly recommend it. Get out and get it now.
Remember comics are meant to be enjoyed, not destroyed