Posts Tagged ‘Marvel’

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Comics week in review

June 8, 2008

The title is a bit of a misnomer as I didn’t pick my comics up last week so two weeks will be amalgamated into one.

DAN DARE #6 (OF 7) Virgin Comics (2008)   /  New

This comic keeps getting better and better,Garth Writing is totally respectful of the Dan Dare Legacy and Garry Erskine’s art is truelly a joy to look at. This is like a boys own adventure with something for everyone that checks all the boxes. Long may it continue.

Teen Titans 59, This book just goes from strength to strength, Ties in nicely with the final crisis series and I really Enjoy Sean McKeevers writing. The art from Eddy Barrows is strong and crisp. Can’t wait for the next part.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ok I was starting to go off this series. But like a true buffy episode there were laugh moments and also sad moment. Highlights were Draculas speech to the new blood and Dawn taking on Dawnzilla the mech (trust me you have to see it)

This is the fight that I was waiting for, It kinda worked, but as with most things marvel these days I felt let down. My pull list gets smaller and smaller with Marvel. And I think I see a fat zero coming up in the future. Which when you think about the talent on this comic is criminal. Alex Ross & Jim Krueger. This should have had the Invaders cleaning clock but strangely no. Tony and his team of nazi’s ( and cap calls them that) layeth the smack down. There was one genuine good bit ” And Ironman has been axed” I wish.

And they were the pick of the crop, others were average, stale, head scratching.

What hit the bin this week

Brit No 6 from Image: All I can Say is no comment

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Update

June 6, 2008

Ok people tomorrow, I will be doing an interview with Chris Lynch and Stu.art about the Magpye, Markosia and cheese. These guys are hot Welsh comic talent and I think it will make for interesting reading. Also there are a shed load of comics to go through so If i get time I will do a review for you guys

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Brian K Vaughan to write for Runaways the Movie

May 22, 2008

Runaways from Marvel may soon be heading to a silver screen near you. Hugely succesful writer Brian K Vaughan has been tipped to write. more as and when this develops

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Bristol International Comic Expo 2008

May 11, 2008

Interviews will follow later.

First I owe an apology to the ever excellent Barry Kitson. Barry I know I said I’d interview you but the mix of a broken coxix, aching feet and jetlag meant I was dying. I am so sorry especially after all the hard work you put into my sketch.

Well Bristol just keeps getting better and better, Touched down from my vacation in China thursday night, had 6 hours sleep and then back on the road for the convention. Courtesy of Cardiff Science Fiction and Fantasy Store(thanks Dave) got to go to the retailer day, where some excellent panels were held. Diamond Introduced themselves, then we moved through the different panels. Some great information from Bob Wayne and Eddie Berganza about future releases and the floor seemed to like the idea that depending on feedback a re-release of the excellent hitman series in trade format may be coming soon. Wildstorm was as ever excellent with some news that really excited me, Deathblow is joining one of the new teams. Vertigo also have a number of new and exciting products coming out and key one that seems really hype is Air. (thanks for getting us excited with this Karen Berger) We then had a quick slot with Dave Gibbons about the new book coming out later this year, Watching the Watchmen filled with never seen imagery a absolute must from titan books for anyone who is a Watchman fan.

We then gathered and had a few drinks and I got to meet YANICK PAQUETTE,The Butcher and Yannick Parquette who even after we destroyed him throughout the rest of the night is a thouroughly nice bloke and his artwork is second to none, so crisp and clear. For those not mentioned during the rest of friday, I am sorry a mix of both alcohol and jetlag is to blame, yep thats my excuse and I’m sticking to it. Nice to see many old friends and made a few new ones.

On the Saturday thanks to the people who organise this sleeping giant I got my press pass. It really is something to see the greats and people you admire gathering before the public get in there (and no thanks were needed for those that I got food and drink for over the weekend). Got to purchase some more work off Barry Kitson-sketching

Barry Kitson and had another great sketch, Had further sketches off Joe Jusko, John Burns and did a short interview with the ever excellent Bryan Talbot. Saturday also saw two shut outs as we were completely full. Wow that was a surprise and for those people stuck outside I feel for you as it was absolutely boiling.

Sunday came around so quick and picked up further work from Rodney Ramos and thanks for a great Black Adam, John Macrea. Also did a Interview with Harry Markos, Harry is one of the Industry’s nice guys and he likes keeping the Indie scene vibrant and exciting.Spoke at length with Tommy Castillo and I will get you and Rod beer next year.

Below are original pieces that I picked up last year through to this yearoriginal artwork from Empireoriginal artwork from supergirl and legion of superheroesoriginal artwork from supergirl and legion of superheroesoriginal artwork from empire purchased 2008original artwork from jla year one purchased 2008original artwork from countdown purchased from rodney ramos 2008original artwork purchased from john macrea jla-hitman

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New Hulk Pictures

April 20, 2008

Thanks to those folks over at Empire magazine for being the great movie news people.

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52 or Countdown my 10 cents

April 17, 2008

Well as Countdown draws rapidly to a close, i’d just like to compare the two. Now remember before deluging me with hate mail this is my opinion and my hard earned cash. 52 when this was announced I remember thinking, What are these guys crazy, a weekly comic will never work. And boy, did they prove me wrong. I was actually rivetted and couldn’t wait for the next issue. Yeah, sure there were a few weak weeks but on the whole It was amazing. So when countdown was announced I was really happy after all DC had proved they could pull the rabbit out of the hat. How wrong could I have been. This started really strongly, then had a real weak middle and only now as the end draws nigh, is it starting to pick up. I feel that DC missed the boat with this.

Now as a loyal fan of Dc this isn’t me putting a downer on DC, but as anyone who knows me will tell you. Little things can spill from major events. Marvel lost me because of so many major events, so many out of character decisions and also weak storytelling. You can put up with average storytelling if you care about the characters. You can put up with weak art if the story is good. But unfortunately if both are bad then you say hit the road jack.

I hope that this is just a blip on DC’s impeccable credentials. I really do.

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Incredible Hulk Poster

April 15, 2008

Now those of you who are old enough to remember the TV series take a good look at that poster, doesn’t that bring back nostalgic memories.