Archive | June, 2012

Is it a spoiler if it’s in the title?

21 Jun

By Ayo

“The Butler Did It”
Legends of the Dark Knight, No. 1
Damon Lindelof & Jeff Lemire
DC Comics for cell phones

Hey, the butler did it. There is literally zero purpose in reading this story because the title isn’t a clue, it’s the solution to the mystery. So YOU are fired. The real reasons to read this comic are 1) Jeff Lemire art. Fans of his /Sweet Tooth/ will want to see his Batman pages. And reason 2) to test out DC’s Digital First program to see if these cell phone comics are right for you.
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2012-06-20: comics reviews. All-spoilers, all-excitement edition

20 Jun

By Ayo

Wednesday evening, June 20, 2012. Status: drenched in motherfucking sweat!

Let’s go!
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Frank.

20 Jun

By Ayo

“War of the Monsters pt. 1: Monster Town, USA”
Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. No. 1
Jeff Lemire & Alberto Ponticelli
DC Comics, Nov. 2011

This one is okay. Blah blah blah, “The New 52,” blah blah blah blah blah, new directions, greater diversity, blah blah blah, you don’t care. This comic is about the Frankenstein monster killing larger monsters with a sword. Will YOU read a comic about the Frankenstein monster killing larger monsters with a sword? Well, get on it then.

THE.

END.

Hits From the Bong.

20 Jun

By Ayo

“Operation: Annihilation”
“Part One: Journada del Muerto”
Deadpool, No. 37
Marvel Comics, July 2011
Daniel Way & Bong Dazo

Actually don’t know how I missed this when it came out last year. I like Deadpool and I love the Hulk. Not artsy, deep-story Hulk but Smashmaster Green Hulk. Invincible, frothing at the mouth, you-will-know-me-by-my-trail-of-dead Hulk.
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Batman created by Bob Kane.

19 Jun

By Ayo

Ami-Comi II: Batgirl, No. 1
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Sanford Greene
DC Comics, 2012

Looking through my saved favorites in Tumblr, I came across some sketches from Sanford Greene that I liked. Then, since the planets are in alignment, turns out that Sanford Greene is drawing the second Ame-Comi miniseries. Enter the Batgirl.
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You wanna make some poor bastard look bad, put him on after Amanda Conner.

19 Jun

By Ayo

Ame-Comi I: Wonder Woman
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Tony Akins
DC Comics, 2012

Or: “Akin to nothing.”
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Pretty Ugly

19 Jun

By Ayo

“Septic Beauty”
Weapon X: The Draft – Marrow
Marvel Comics, 2002
Christina Z. & Brandon Badeaux

For some strange reason, this comic begins with the modern Marvel Comics recap page, telling you the concept of the comic and a quick bio of who the main character is. Even though the main body of the comic is written in the old style which has enough narration to provide the same information in-story. It made sense that comic book writers (and editors) hadn’t adapted to the recap page in 1998. It’s totally inexcusable that they were still unequipped to handle this storytelling tool in 2002.
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