May
20
2009
0

It’s the End for Captain Britain and MI-13

captain britain and mi-13

Another awesome monthly book bites the dust. This is a sad day for me. I’ve been enjoying Captain Britain and MI-13 since it launched in the middle of Secret Invasion and I feel it’s being taken from us way too soon. I just can’t believe they’re going to cancel a book where Dr. Doom helps Dracula with his plan to invade Britain. Vampires invade the UK, you guys! Sigh. It’s a sad, sad day indeed.

Feb
11
2009
1

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers: Where’s Old Lace?

I spent most of the weekend glued to my laptop, devouring all the NYCC news I could find. I was planning on writing a summary of all the news items that caught my attention, but I thought about it real hard and I came to the conclusion that there’s only one NYCC news item that matters.

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS!

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Feb
01
2009
2

X-Factor #39: OMGWTF?!

x-factor_39I will do you great injustice if I spoil what happens in X-Factor #39, so all I can tell you is it will make you go “HOLYSHITOHMYGODWHATTHEFUCK?!” Seriously.

I was anticipating the payoff to the whole Madrox-Siryn baby story because really, after the whole Messiah Complex business, a birth in the mutant books is a huge deal. I was extremely curious about Peter David’s plans for Madrox and Siryn’s child and hooooboy was I shocked. SHOCKED I tells ya!

Seriously, I can’t remember the last time a comic made me go “OH. MY. GOD.” over and over until I got sick of my own voice. Peter David is sick. SICK! He is one sick mudda! And I love him.

After several issues of bad art and boring stories, X-Factor is back on top of my must-read list. If you haven’t read Peter David’s X-Factor before, I think now is the time to start doing so. Start with this issue.

On a final note, let me just say that whatever you’re thinking about the fate of Madrox and Siryn’s baby, IT’S WRONG. You will not see shit coming. This is how comics should be done in this financially troubled times. More bang for your buck, baby. More bang for your buck.

Jan
30
2009
1

Pop Culture News Roundup 01.30.09

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Pop Culture News Roundup

ITEM! MAD Magazine moves to a quarterly publication schedule starting with issue #500 in April! I guess not even Alfred E. Neuman can’t escape the wrath of the recession. MAD? More like SAD. :(

ITEM! Heath Ledger wins Screen Actors Guild Best Performance by a Supporting Actor award! That’s two (the other one being the Golden Globe award) posthumous wins for Ledger for his Joker portrayal in The Dark Knight. So far. The third and biggest one is right around the corner and the Internet can’t wait to say “I told you so!”

ITEM! Shareholders of Stan Lee Media Inc. sue The Man! Aside from Stan Lee, defendants include Arthur Lieberman, Avi Arad and Marvel Entertainment Inc. The suit claims profits from ALL of Lee’s comic creations, including Marvel movies. Riiiight.

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Jan
23
2009
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Pop Culture News Roundup 01.23.09

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Pop Culture News Roundup

ITEM! Diamond Distribution adjusts its benchmark for products it will carry! I haven’t read all the blog posts that talk about this issue, but I did read some articles that explain the issue clearly. As far as I can tell, this will mostly affect the small press guys. I’m a mainstream whore so, yeah. It’s not the end of the world for me.

ITEM! DC announces Origins and Omens creative teams! I didn’t really like the whole Faces of Evil stunt, and I’m not that interested with the Origins and Omens concept either. But hey, you’ll never when you’ll stumble upon a real gem of a comic amidst all the editorial bullshit, right?

ITEM! The Human Torch and Emo Superman join the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World! Chris Evans and Brandon Routh will play 2 of the 7 evil ex-boyfriendsf Scott Pilgrim’s ladylove. Sounds interesting, but still not sure about the whole idea. I should really get the graphic novels ASAP.

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