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I have always loved the old pulp heroes from fiction and radio dramas. Over the past few years Dynamite Entertainment has done a wonderful job at bringing these characters back to life. Among these characters is Lamont Cranston, otherwise known as The Shadow. Despite my affinity to these characters, this weeks issue is the first time I’ve met the character that has become a legend of pulp fiction staring in fiction, radio drama, TV serials, and movies. How well does dynamite do at introducing me? Continue reading

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This weeks comic releases bring us a return of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s American Vampire. Being the first comic I’ve read all day, after moving, cooking, and watching some TV with the children; I was quite ready for for blood and guts to splatter across the page. And for $6.99, I expect to not be disappointed. Continue reading

It seems that for the relaunch of Batman through DC’s New 52, the plan was to put him through hell over and over and over again. His shadow has become a ladder and any that pass underneath it are made to suffer. Another Robin was killed (but honestly, by this point Bruce should know better than to put anyone in that costume). And now, yet another person suffers the consequences of knowing Gotham’s Dark Knight. What’s more, I warned him last month. Continue reading

Star Wars #5

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Ah Star Wars, can anything done in your name be bad? I mean, aside from Jar Jar Binks and Ewoks. For today’s first comic book review, I thought I’d take a look at Dark Horse’s Star Wars #5. After all, it’s been a while since I’ve seen or read any new material in the amazing world created by master storyteller George Lucas. And I’ve always been curious about how Dark Horse handled the material. Continue reading

05 Film BurnI thought I’d delve into another post on a feature film I would love to see made and give you a star studded cast. In the last post I did like this, we looked at Marvel’s character Cable, casting Gerard Butler as the lead. This week we’ll take a look at Top Cow’s Witchblade. Yes, we know there was a very short lived TV series and a rather, um… titillating, anime. However, we feel this story would best benefit from a big screen treatment with a cast designed for success. Listen up Hollywood, we’ve done all the legwork for you. Get your butts in gear on making Witchblade: The Movie. Continue reading

Thanos Rising #2

04 Geek on ComicsLast month we took a look at Thanos Rising #1 and gave it all five alien heads, suggesting you drop Marvel’s Age of Ultron storyline and pick this one up. At last, we have been given the origin story of arguably the most murderous villain in the Marvel universe. Issue number two takes place a few years after the first issue and drives us further into the madness going on inside the head of a young Thanos. SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading

04 Geek on ComicsAlong with Action Comics, there is probably no more important title at DC Comics that Detective Comics. We can only imagine the the tremendous pressure the the writers and artists that work on this title are under. After all, Batman is one of the only comic book characters that have surpassed being a fiction identity to become an icon and Detective Comics is his flagship book. Last month’s huge celebration of 900 consecutive issues failed to deliver the bang this title deserves. So what do we get from issue 901? SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading

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Today, at about 11, am I hopped into the car and drove 30 miles to the nearest comic shop that I care to give my patronage. There, I picked up three titles for review, but one in particular was the object of my journey. I paid for my titles which included the anticipated Charismagic #1 which kicks off the second volume of the title from Aspen Comics and then drove another 30 miles back home. Sixty total miles all for this single $1.00 issue from a small press that has brought us countless hours of comic book entertainment. Was this trip worth the gas and time spent? This I wondered as I slid the issue from its plastic bag and opened it up. Continue reading

Deathmatch #5 Review

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Do you guys remember that Manga from years ago, Battle Royale, in which high school students got bombs strapped around their necks and were forced to fight each other to the death? Yeah, it was kind of messed up. Well, BOOM! Studios has something fairly similar… only not quite as insane. Deathmatch pits an assortment of heroes and villains against each other in superpowered fights to the bitter end. Issue number five, touted as a perfect jumping on point for new readers by BOOM!, is the first issue we’ve ever picked up. Will we pick up another? SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading

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Batman has always been one of our favorite heroes. There is something alluring about a regular guy who has conditioned himself physically and mentally to fight crime, something that makes us all feel that we could do it too. So when Batman books come out, we are always willing to read. And when we picked up Batman: the Dark Knight #19, “Pool of Tears”, we were happy to find the caped cruisader’s adversary for this arc is The Mad Hatter. SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading