Friday, December 31, 2010
Teen Titans Vol. 4: The Future is Now
Writers: Geoff Johns
Artists: Mike McKone, Tom Grummett, and Ivan Reis
As stated above, the creative team is pretty much the same from before, with McKone doing the main stuff, Grummett doing filler, and Reis doing part 2 of the Legion Crossover. The volume has issues #16-23 including the Titans/Legion Special, so this is going to be a big one. So, let’s get to it.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I found this tpb a few days ago at Rick's Comic City in Donelson. The price wasn't bad. I'd probably pay the same if I got it online. Anyway, the book itself is split into two different stories. The first is actually a Beast Boy miniseries that came out a few years prior, and the next story is an arc from Teen Titans #13-15.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Now I forgot to mention something in my last post and here it is: Volume 1 of the rebooted Teen titans book contain the first seven issue of the series. This volume contain issues 8 - 12, as well as Teen Titan 1/2. This volume pretty much takes off from where we left everyone in Volume 1. The TT are still looking for Raven and Joey (Jericho), and now Deathstroke and his daughter are also on the search. The creative team is pretty much the same as last time, but we have a new artist on board. Ivan Reis. I'll talk about him more later. So let's do it!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I don't know what to do next. I started writing up one post for Flash: Rebirth, and suddenly it hit me: How about I go in order when dealing with Geoff Johns' stuff? So, now I going to hold off on Flash: Rebirth and try to go in order from Teen Titans to Blackest Night (something else I'll eventually cover). This means I have to go through that certain major crossover Infinite Crisis (ugh).
Now, it's not a bad story. It's what got me into the DC Universe as a whole. The problem is that it's just so all over the place, ya know? Many story lines, many characters, IC is just ........another DC crisis. Well, before I even cover that "thing", I will go over the rebooted Teen Titans, starting with the tpb A Kid's Game.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
So here it is. I don't want to spoil the fun:
The Way To Eden
By the way, does the blond hippie look like Quentin Tarintino?
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Okay, enough of that
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Gary Frank
Hello and hello! I'm back to do the thing I set out to do a while back: go through my collection of TPBs and events. Today is a little different since what I have are individual issues of this story arc. Today, I'll talking about Action Comics #866-870 as well as the first part of Superman: New Krypton Special. But first, I'll let you know about the creative team...
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Well, since I have gotten all of that out of the way, I can once more go through this little collection of mine. Today's (or tonight's) topic is called "The Man of Steel".
The Man of Steel
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artists: John Byrne, Terry Austin, and Brent Anderson
So what can I say about the TPB?
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I EVER READ IN MY LIFE!!!
Well, one of the best things I read in my life.
Anyway, why is it freaking good? The Dark Phoenix Saga? Days of Future Past? Wolverine being “a bad mother—shut your mouth?” Well, that and a whole lot more.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
This is probably one of the most unintentionally funny videos I have seen in my life. Everybody has been talking about this video since it's been up. This just goes to show that I need to watch the news a little more.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Essential X-Men Volume 1
Writers: Chris Claremont and Len Wein
Artists: Dave Cockrum , John Byrne, and others
Giant Sized X-Men #1, Uncanny X-Men #94-119.
I would give a history on the team that wrote and drew these issues, but you can go to Wikipedia for that. Instead, I'll say a little something about these guys:
Chris Claremont - Here's the guy who pretty much made the X-Men into what they are today. Claremont stayed on Uncanny X-Men the late seventies to the early nineties, and is still writing stuff today for Marvel.
Dave Cockrum - Cockrum is pretty much remembered for his work on DC's Legion of Superheroes in the seventies and here for his artwork on UXM (Uncanny X-men for short). I don't what else he had done, but he's probably done more. Unfortunately, Cockrum passed away on November 26, 2006.
John Byrne - Byrne has done a lot of stuff in terms of artwork and writing for the last few decades. Probably what he's known for is his work with Marvel and his rebooting of Superman in 1986.
Giving a description on what happens in this TPB would be long and tedious, so I'm just going to list my highlights on what is so cool this era and this TPB:
- Nightcrawler - Cool
- Colossus - Also cool
- Banshee - Ok
- Sunfire - Meh and leaves the next issue, jerk
- Thunderbird - Also meh
- Storm - Way, way cool
- and everybody's favorite Canadian.....William Shatner! (No no, Wolverine.)
2. An X-Man Dies
That's right! In the second issue, an X-Man dies. Who it is I won't say, but considering you don't see him afterwards with the team on missions should give you a clue. Anyway, this is a highlight of mine for a couple of reasons. It shows that anything, and I mean anything, can happen to this team. Also, it shows how risky and tough the life of a superhero is.
3. The X-Men vs. (gasp!) The X-Men!
only to find out that she and the rest are mini versions of Sentinels. Having learned that, the new team unleash hell and high water on the fakes and dispatch them easily. After they and the villain of the issue, the literal nut job Stephan Lang, are defeated, they escape on a shuttle and head for Earth. One problem though: sun flares (I think). Anyway, Jean Grey, one of the captives and Cyclops' woman, decides to risk it all and pilot the shuttle through the flare and to Earth. The rest of the team tells her that it's risky, but she wants to do it anyway. While the team is in some sort of shield-thing, Jean pilots the ship through the storm and the issue ends
with a shriek. This leads us to...
After another series of unfortunate events (dang, they have a lot of these), they end up facing Magneto again in his "Volcano Fortress"(Don't worry, Cyclops is here). This time, Jean is here, as well as a former X-Man Beast. They still get their butts handed to them, even Jean, whose Phoenix powers give up on her. They all get locked up and Magneto leaves them as he was once left: locked up and trapped.
They fight and Xavier is the victor. At that moment, he realizes how truly deadly mutant powers could be in the wrong hands. His new goal led him to creating the X-Men, to protect mankind from evil mutants and creatures like Farouk.
And that ends my highlights for this TPB. Is it good? Yeah. If you're a fan of these X-Men and want to read about their early adventures, you should give it a shot.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Written by Mark Waid
Illustrated by Alex Ross
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER READ!!!!
(It's so great that it's on my "favorite books" thing on Facebook!)
But for real, it is. If you're a fan of DC Comics in general, you'll like it. Pretty much everything about KC is great. First, you have a great writer doing this story, Mark Waid. Next, the artwork by Alex Ross is amazing. There is probably a lot I could say about KC, but since I'm a man of one or two words (As you can tell I've gone way over that!), I'll try to keep it short.
The story draws heavily on Biblical apocalyptic imagery, especially the Book of Revelation. It gives the story a sense of finality, as well as urgency with the heroes trying to stop this big war. And when the war between these superheroes ends, it ends with a bang and a PO'ed Kryptonian, as you see here.
Art - The awesome art is done by Alex Ross. The artwork is so epic and just down right good. One of the things I like about the art is that it has a touch of reality in it. His art also shows how ridiculous some, if not all, of these people in tight, bright-colored suits look. I also like how Ross just throws in something obscure and random for no reason. Here's one example:
In the left corner we have Sherlock Holmes, Rorschach from Watchmen, The Shadow, The Question, another character called Obsidian, and another nut in a trench coat and fedora.
Then, there's also this fantastic page of this:
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Well, since I don't know what I want to talk about, I'll talk about some of the greatest stuff in my little collection. If you ever noticed to look at my profile pic and description pic, you probably have figured out that I am a fan of graphic novels. A simpler term for these would be comic books.
I've been a comic fan for a long time. When I was younger, I would get the occasional comic book off the stands at Wal-Mart or any other store that had them. After they pretty much stopped having them in stores, I stopped getting them. I think throughout high school, I only got 4 things: and issue of Spider-Man, and the first three volumes to Essential X-Men.
When I got into college, that was when my collecting really began to happen. I started out with New Avengers #1. Since then, I've collected a bunch of stuff (well, maybe not too much). With the way most single issues are going up in price, I may just have to stop someday. More recently I've been trying to find some good TPBs and good events from the past. For example, I've gotten into Geoff Johns' run on Teen Titans, and it's real good. I also found all six issues of "Infinity Gauthlet" at a small book store in Columbia and that was pretty good too. Well, time for me to shut up and see what i want to say about these GNs and Events.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Alright! Rematch, ! I don't know who will win this time, and I kinda don't care. Both teams have what it takes to win the Finals. That's why they're here. I just hope it's a good series.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Okay, that was sarcasm, but hey I have to put something down, ya know? Anyway, welcome to my blog, my first blog. This is just me playing around with the internet. I may post some stuff every so often. So welcome, and I hope I post some interesting stuff here.