Jeez, it’s been awhile huh? You know how life gets, you got things to do, places to be, and the little things fall through the cracks… wow that was way more depressing than anticipated. Time to bring back the energy. LET’S TALK ABOUT COMICS THEN SHALL WE?
This post is basically a little bit of house-keeping to make up for all the news I haven’t been able to comment on, and god have I desperately wanted to comment on these things. I’ll just run through the big stuff and give my opinion so that the next post can be on something more current, and not heavily discussed already!
BEN AFFLECK IS BATMAN
I know everyone and their dog has had a comment about this, mostly negative, but honestly, I’ve decided to take the very unpopular stance of “wait and see”. The way things … Read More »
I’m not one of those women who will stand on a table with a copy of Superman burning in her right hand and a pair of slacks in her left, but this being said, I do believe completely in equality of the sexes, and all that jazz. I am a woman, and proud, but sometimes I’d really like to see more strong female roles in the books I read. I wouldn’t say the situation is terrible, but I do find myself getting very attached to the female roles I do admire. For this, I share with you, my top five books/series with strong female roles:
1- Love and Rockets by Gilbert & Jamie Hernandez
Fun story about these books: When I was 13 I was diagnosed with type one diabetes and spent a little time in hospital. Being bored out of … Read More »
Who here hasn’t seen The Hobbit yet? If you’ve answered “no”, then you’re doing it wrong. Fantasy epics of that quality don’t come along often enough for my taste. Add to the fact that the combination of 3D and a framerate of 48fps create a technological masterpiece and you’re in for a good time. Although, since they’re stretching out a single book (smaller than any title in the Lord of the Rings trilogy) into a trilogy, I definitely find myself wanting for more. And yes, I’m one of those few fools who hasn’t read the actual book of The Hobbit.
Of course I can always go ahead and read the rest of the actual book to get my fix but you know what that’s missing? Pictures. So, in honor of The Hobbit and all its fantastical creatures I’ll be going through … Read More »
Greetings my fellow DKB’ens. As we all know Halloween is around the corner so instead of a review panel this week, I decided to share with you some of my favorite reads and flicks that should satisfy your horror needs. I am the first to admit that I’m not a big fan of the horror scene, but the following listings did reach my higher ratings. Now lets look at my top (whatever number I decide to stop at), movie and comic titles that compliment the Halloween season.
1. Batman The Long Halloween (DC) by Jeff Loeb & Tim Sale. A great Batman detective story which actually took 1 year to solve!
2. Walking Dead (Image Comics) by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard (who replaced Tony as the artist from issue 7 and up. The comic series, not tv show. I beleive everybody is aware … Read More »
In yet another attempt to thin the ranks of underachieving New 52 titles, DC has declared that the series Blue Beetle, Grifter, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E., and Legion Lost will all see their seventeenth and final issues in January. Their cancellation will make way for the new Justice League of America,Threshold, and yet another Superman series by Scott Snyder (Batman) and Jim Lee (Justice League), all set for 2013.
Now, I know a few people (including myself) who are pretty upset to see Blue Beetle getting the axe. There’s just something about Jamie arguing with himself (the scarab/suit) that makes for an entertaining comic, so I’m glad that DC has seen fit to keep Blue Beetle around for the new cosmic series Threshold. This new series may not be news to everyone, but in wake of hearing … Read More »
I don’t know how many of you are aware of this, but we were *this* close to getting a AAA quality Avengers game from THQ. The news is pretty old, but for anyone who was looking forward to an experience close to the recent film, this was probably the closest chance you had. Until now!…kind of.
Just released earlier this month, Avengers Initiative ($6.99, iOS, Android) is one giant-raging Hulk away from being a total copy of Infinity Blade. But wait, that’s a good thing. With such a tested and well-acclaimed gameplay style, it easily translates into beating the snot out of recently escaped villains from the Vault.
The game starts you off as Hulk, tasked with subduing the escapees, such as Wendigo, Zzaxx, Abomination, the Kronan, and the Skrulls. Future updates for other playable Avengers (Iron Man, … Read More »
Hey everybody. As you might know (and if not you will now!), I’m the new guy at the store of awesomeness, the 4th Wall! I’ve been surrounded by comics, superheroes, sci-fi, and the world of geekerry (which I am proud to be myself!) my entire life.
Because I am ancient in this world (well according to most fellow class mates in school and co-workers, lol!), and because of my experiences in life, I am a natural critic. I love to debate and argue about movies, comics, TV series, the newest toys, places, food/beverages, and society. My intentions for this new blog of mine is to review current affairs in relations to selected topics and give you the scoop if I give it (in order from best to worst) the F*%k yeah!, the meh, the kick in the ass, or the punch to the … Read More »
A good sunday to you comics-fans! I’m here to once again bring back Indie Comic Corner, to enlighten you on another interesting series that you may not have heard about! This installement is about The Manhattan Projects, a science fiction/history book written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Nick Piterra. It follows the “true” story of the scientists who worked on The Manhattan Project. While we think that the Manhattan Project was simply the Atomic Bomb, there is much more involved in this secret government science facility. Hence, the s in Manhattan Projects. The series follows Oppenheimer, Einstein, Fermi and Fynman but not as you would expect them to be.
What Hickman does in this series is take everything we know about the history surrounding the Manhattan Project, as well as the people, and change it drastically. … Read More »
The Legend of Zelda is awesome. Even if you never had a Nintendo console, you’re at least aware that the series exists and of it’s outstanding quality. Well, in December 2011 there was a little 274-oage book called Hyrule Historia: The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia released over in Japan. Not only did it provide information and art for EVERYTHING Zelda, but it also contained an actual timeline that ties all the games together. This is art from Zelda games from the past 25 years, some unseen concept art, as well as 32 pages of manga from the latest title: Skyward Sword.
This is the point where you ask, “Why, Justin, what does Zelda have to do with comics?”. Well, that’s because Dark Horse Books is bringing this bundle of Zelda love to comic retailers in North America!
Now put your tongues back in your respective … Read More »
Hey comics fans!
For those of you who don’t know, Before Watchmen has officially been underway for about 3 months now. This past week has seen the final first issue released meaning that each series under the Before Watchmen banner has officially started! Now obviously it is expensive and laborious to pick up every issue of every title of every Before Watchmen book, which is exactly why I’m here to give you some insight on which books you should be picking up right now and which ones you can wait to check out once they’ve been publish in trade paperback.
Minutemen: I was excited for this book when they first announced it. I’m a huge fan of Darwyn Cooke’s work at DC, especially his Justice League New Frontier books. His work continues to be phenomenal with this book which I can … Read More »