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Tres Komikeros 43

John and Alex team up to bring you reviews of Brave and the Bold #32, Green Hornet: Year One #1, and Siege #3!  After a round of quickshots, the boys discuss the rumor about Evans being Captain America and then go serious to discuss the trend of violence in comics and how it hurts the industry.

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At the tail end of the show, John makes a personal announcement and introduces the TK Book Club — the monthly group reading activity that TK will spearhead to expand comic fan interaction.  April’s TK Book Club Pick is Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing (volume one).  Listen to the show to learn more.

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Tres Komikeros 38

EJ, John, and Migs assemble for the first episode of the year to talk about Brave and the Bold #31, Joe the Barbarian #1, and Dark Avengers #13.  With a bonus review of Final Crisis (not even kidding).  After a round of Quick Shots and War of Thumbs, we discuss the positive contrast of modern fandom against 90s fandom in READABILITY vs COLLECTABILITY.

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Prejudged! 12.22.09

Welcome the very first, EXTRA-SIZED installment of “Prejudged!”, where we attempt to review the week’s coming comic book releases based solely on their covers. This is raring up to be a big week in comics with titles like Green Lantern, Detective Comics, New Avengers, Chew, Fantastic Four, and the big Captain America one-shot, so let’s get to it!

First off, we have the cover of New Avengers #60 by Stuart Immonen:

For those of you who already follow this title, you’re already well aware of what’s happening in this cover.  For those of you who don’t, GET OUT NOW!  I WILL SPOIL!… Ok?  Now, we all know Luke Cage has been out of commission for the past few issues with a heart problem, i.e. the spider-like device Norman Osborn put in there.  Despite what looks like another marketing ploy by Marvel (I still love ’em though), the most affecting part of this cover is in it’s very composition of how our viewpoint allows us to share in this moment as if we ourselves where part of the team.  This is doubled by having Jessica Jones and the baby be the focal point of the cover, seeing as they’re the only ones in color. You can expect a few tears shed in this issue and probably a few guest appearances (My guess is Danny Rand). Also, it looks like Wolverine’s back.

Next, we look at the cover of Detective Comics #860 by J.H. Williams:

Man, Kate Kane’s got a huge face! Look how tiny her hands are! Dude… Despite the discrepancies in terms of character proportions, this cover actually tells a lot about the story inside the book, this being the conclusion to Batwoman’s origin story, which has her putting on the mask for the first time.  This is a striking image of a sinister looking smile on her blood red lips.  I’ve always appreciated how Rucka and Williams make Batwoman look almost frightening in her costume, not partaking in the “Let’s make all women hot” mantra in comic books.  Greg Rucka has always handled his female characters very well, and Batwoman is his most fleshed-out character to date.

A quick look at the cover of Captain America: Who Will Wield the Sheild:

I vote they split it: Steve gets it Mon-Wed-Fri, Bucky on Tues-Thurs-Sat, and then alternating Sundays.

Finally, we have the cover of Chew #7 by Rob Guillory

Call me weird, but the first thing I noticed on this cover was the rat’s monocle and the fact that it has the image on Tony Chu in it.  Aside from the obvious, this cover’s got a lot going on in it with the USDA pin to the smart-looking rat.  Plus, good use of negative space. This one’s sure to grab your attention on the shelves. Great cover.

Read the Article in it’s entirety on Migs’ site for cover reviews of Fantastic Four, Green Lantern, and The Last American Crime.

So, that’s it for this EXTRA-SIZED inaugural edition of Prejudged! Come back next week for another batch of Prejudged! comic books.

Tres Komikeros 33

tk33While Alex is away rallying the forces of his PINK LANTERNS (yeah, I just went there!), EJ and John are left to review the biggest books of the past couple of weeks WHILST defending against zombie hordes.  Dark Reign – The List: Punisher, Blackest Night #4, and New Avengers #58 are this week’s main reviews, and the boys discuss what real world issues could be interestingly dealt with in comics.

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Tres Komikeros 32

tk32Alex and John bring you spankin’ fresh reviews of the week’s hottest books: Daredevil #501, Haunt #1, and Planetary #27!  A super-sized round of quick shots then gives you guys a healthy dose of Marvel and DC bullets, while a panel discussion recommended by a listener sees the boys discuss Marvel’s latest event — Siege!

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neeheeAlso, here’s an image of John photo-manipulated by his girlfriend Jad.  Apparently she prefers him cut up and with… twisty parts.

Tres Komikeros 29

tk029EJ and John grab a pot of coffee and get on their PCs late at night to bring you a special after-dark edition of Tres Komikeros.  Books reviewed this week include Secret Six #13, Dark Reign THE LIST: Avengers #1 (i know!), and Kick-Ass #7.  After a round of Quick Shots and War of Thumbs, the boys deliver some opinions about the Trades vs Monthlies debate.

Alex licks ponies.

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Tres Komikeros 27

tk27After a brief but uncomfortable argument about who gets to watch District 9 with whom, the boys review Batman and Robin #3, Dark Avengers #8 and Darkness/Pitt #1!  This episode signals a return to form for EJ, Alex, and John, with the return of Quick Shots and everyone’s favorite segment… WAR OF THUMBS!

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Tres Komikeros 25

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EJ, Alex, and John return to jump into Dark Reign with Invincible Iron Man #11, some kung-fu action with Immortal Iron Fist #23, and the matter of the Caped Crusader’s legacy with Battle for the Cowl #1!

After a round of quick shots, the boys also discuss some Thor and Iron Man casting news.  To top it all off, find out who the Tres Komikeros would dress up as if they attended a cosplay convention!

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Tres Komikeros 21

ep-21-imageAhoy hoy, people shmeople!  EJ, Alex, and John are back with reviews of this past week’s hottest books.  For main reviews, the boys dive into Secret Warriors #1, Hotwire #1, and Crossed #3!  After a round of quick shots that gives Final Crisis #7 it’s due attention, the three bastards then tackle burning issues such as Christian Bale’s on-set outburst, the recently-released G.I. Joe teaser trailer, and which DC character deserves his or her own book.

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Tres Komikeros 20

ep201Ello! Ello! Ello!  The Tres Komikeros actually hit twenty episodes despite being funded only by one-legged midget prostitutes!  It’s a good day indeed!  This week EJ, Alex, and John reviewed Dark Avengers #1, Green Lantern #37, and Uncanny X-men Annual #2!  After a round of quick shots, the boys then talked about movie prequels in comic form, Hollywood’s creative cannibalism, and Marvel titles that should be cancelled!

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