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TPCCafe S3 Ep 149 The Calgary Expo Wrap Up

TPCCafe S3 Ep 149 Calgary Expo Wrap Up

The finale thoughts on the years Calgary Expo. General chat on day 3 and 4. Also Scott and I hit on some recent pop culture news.

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Homeland Premiere.

HOMELAND (Season 5)

…was last night and I totally forgot about it. What …the ..fuck. This is one of the best modern political thrillers on TV today and Claire Danes(Carrie Matheson), Mandy Patinkin(Saul Berenson) and Rupert Friend could put any Bourne/Bond combo to shame any day.

If you have not watched the series I can’t recommend it enough. From storyline writing(season 3 was a bit rough) to pacing, to the top notch award winning acting ,this show has it all. Please check it out of you have a chance. Trailer for season 6 below

‘Supergirl’-‘Flash’-‘Arrow’-‘Legends’ Crossover Review: CW’s Latest Team-Up Strongest & Most Ambitious Yet — Deadline

The big cross over event has that the CW has talked about has begun. Based loosely on a three issue limited series from DC comics. The books were published in January, February and March of 1989. Written by Keith Giffen and Bill Mantlo and art by Todd McFarlana (issues 1-2) and Bart Sears (issue 3). If you want to get a better idea of INVASION story line get the trade from your local brick and mortar shop or on line at Amazon

Starting tonight on the midseason finale of Supergirl and continuing for most of the week on The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the latest and biggest superhero crossover yet on the CW is its best so far. Now part of that is the sheer scale of so many caped, masked and speedy pals…

via ‘Supergirl’-‘Flash’-‘Arrow’-‘Legends’ Crossover Review: CW’s Latest Team-Up Strongest & Most Ambitious Yet — Deadline

The Saviors

the-saviors-1The Saviors No. 1

Created by James Robinson & J. Bone

Written by James Robinson

Art by J. Bone

James Robinson(Batman:Legends of the Dark Knight, Detective Comics,Starman) and J. Bone(Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Super Friends) have come together to make a very interesting book. The setting for is a small town called Passburg somewhere is the U.S. Our hero, Tomas works in what is the only gas station in town. Spending his days pumping gas and getting high and his nights at the local watering hole. The story is set in modern America but the book has the feel and look of a 1950’s space monster flick shown at the local Drive Inn. Tomas is just living life until by accident or from being high, see’s that the local sheriff and General of the nearby Air Force base and not what they appear to be.

Not sure what he saw Tomas heads to his best friends junk yard to tell him of what he saw. Tomas is told by Frank, Tomas best friend that maybe he needs to lay off the booze and pot for a while. Tomas take Frank’s advice and decides to relax. The sheriff shows up just as Tomas decides to leave and that is when all the action starts.

James Robinson does a great job of giving this book a feel of a B monster movie. Using the town stoner that no one would believe and turning him into the hero of the piece. The writing is easy to read and gives you what you need to know without all the tech talk that would come with other books. In one quick moment town stoner has his reason to fight against the alien invasion.

J. Bone art style fits in perfectly with the story and is the main reason for that feel of a 50’s monster movie. Blocky at times and  yet awesome also J. Bone lack of detail in other areas also stands. Stands out in a way that bring you in deeper into the story.  The book being done in black and white also helps in the tone and style.

I have to say I really enjoyed this book and plan on picking up more of the series.

So I do recommend getting this book.

I give it 4 pops out of 5

Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.

LLAP/POBS