Thursday, July 2, 2015

In The Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon R Episode 19

   I am creeped out by the Japanese dub of this episode for having regular Chibi-Usa state she wants to be married to Mamoru! If one adds on the fact she should have been seeing a therapist about this earlier in life and you have a very disturbing 900 year old problem. Also wouldn't this cause her to possibly stop existing or make her a temporal anomaly? She has to have seen time travel media at some point in 900 years.

   As for the English Dub there was some odd changes to it like Mamoru's thought of reuniting with Usagi before leaving the store. Speaking of which was the store owner found alive later? Also wouldn't it be simply if the baddies just burned the locations down and then infused them with dark energy? Anyway the oddest line in the English dub is Luna asking about the oxygen supply for the closet.

  Finally I think the breastplate for the eldest Spectre sister is a tad obscene looking. Just saying!

Not Recommended Comics List Of 4 Broke Back Master Edition

1. Master Of Kung Fu #36 from Late 1975, Early 1976 has horrible dialogue and text that explains the visuals.

2. The cover to Spider-Woman #40 (1981) features a clear case of broken back syndrome.

3. Marvel Premiere #40 from 1978 has way too much dialogue, especially the expositional kind. A few pages seem to be poorly thought out in terms of sequencing. Finally the plot is kind of hokey.

4. Thinking that story title text needs to be part of something a character says. It is kind of unnecessary to do this most of the time.

Airboy Issue 1 from 2015 Review With Spoilers

Spoiler Warning!

   This is almost a completely misnomered title. I mean the last page is the only appearance the titular character makes in the comic. It would be more appropriate if this was named "The Misadventures Of Two Comic Creators." In my opinion this comic is not recommended if one wants to read an actual story. Yes the issue has competent writing and art, but it is more about procrastination and illegal type partying methods than anything else. Finally though it has a mature rating it crosses the line into adults only a few times.

  Not Recommended!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Recommended Comics List Of 4 In Cliche Vision Edition

1. Marvel Premiere #35 from 1977 has a pretty decent origin for the character of 3-D man. The only real problems is the fight scenes. Other than that issue this is a competent comic.

2. Indestructible Hulk #19 from 2014 is a very strong story except for the presentation of the villains. Their initial appearance in/for this issue makes the tale somewhat inaccessible to those who are missing past issues.

3. Starfire #3 from late 1976, early 1977 is a relatively good story, except for all the potential rapist bad guys. However because the awesome character Thump is introduced in this issue I am looking past that characterization/storytelling fail.

4. Marvel Team-Up #55 from 1977 because of the jokes one could make from this story. Also the further introduction of other Infinity Gauntlet elements.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Joe Golem: Occult Detective Dark Horse Press Release

June 29, 2015: This November legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novelist Christopher Golden and Dark Horse Comics will unleash the first ever comic book appearance of their character Joe Golem from their novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. A five issue Joe Golem: Occult Detective mini-series will be co-written by frequent collaborators Mignola and Golden, with art by Patric Reynolds (Serenity), colors by award winning colorist Dave Stewart and covers by Spectrum Award-winning painter Dave Palumbo. The new series takes place prior to the events of the illustrated novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Set forty years after an earthquake leaves Lower Manhattan partly submerged under 30 feet of water, Joe Golem must hunt a horrifying creature that is pulling children into the depths of the city’s canals.
“For years now, since we first saw Baltimore work as a comic, Chris and I have talked about doing comic book sequels and prequels to Joe Golem,” said Mike Mignola. “But, as always, we needed to find just the right artist and when I saw Patric Reynolds’ recent work on an Alien comic I knew he could pull off the world we created in the novel and capture the mood we were looking for. When you find the right artist for something you don't want to let him get away.”
Like their collaboration on the Baltimore graphic novels, the events of Joe Golem take place outside of the “Mignolaverse”, the strange, shared universe inhabited by Hellboy, BPRD, Abe Sapien, and Frankenstein Underground. The horror of Joe Golem is distinctly urban; the series offers a haunting dystopian mid-twentieth century New York.
"Joe Golem is full of pulpy goodness, weird alternate history, monsters, and magic and it's full of insanity you're not going to find anywhere else." said Golden. “We're telling the story of Joe Golem: Occult Detective, solving mysteries in the flooded streets of mid-20th century lower Manhattan with the ancient Simon Church, who's keeping himself alive with magic and machinery at the same time he's keeping Joe in the dark about his own origins. We want to immerse you in Joe's world, what life is like in the Drowning City, and with issue one, we dive right in."
Mignola and Golden are currently writing BALTIMORE: THE CULT OF THE RED KING, with art by award winning children’s book illustrator Peter Bergting, colors by the award winning Dave Stewart and stunning covers by Ben Stenbeck (FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND). Golden’s most recent novel, TIN MEN, was published by Ballantine Books earlier this month.
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dark Horse Presents Volume 3 Issue 8 Review

  This issue's edition of 'Murder Book' is just decent because of the lack of suspense regarding the victim's identity. The covers by Francesco Francavilla, Mike Grell, & Geoff Darrow are interesting with strong designs. I feel Groo, Weird Detective & Tarzan are the strongest of the narratives in this issue. Without spoiling I can say all the stories are enjoyable or at least interesting. I recommend this comic.

Howard The Duck Issue 4 Review With Spoilers

Spoiler Warning!

 
  The recap page was a little bit on the long side, yet still amusing. As for the regular cover it could have done without the Secret Wars joke text. Interior-wise the best art bit is yet again the cameos, especially the Peter Parker. That being said the best writing bit is Dr. Strange "battling" mystical foes and his reason for doing so. Finally the back-up story is a good Howard the Duck related Ant-Man promotional with excellent work by Katie Cook and Heather Breckel. I highly recommend this issue.