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TK 64: The List (Part Seven)

John, Migs, and Alex return to bring the seventh installment of their Top 100 Comics.  What book made Alex cry?  Who should fix Spawn?  And who or what is CUPCAKE NINJA?!?

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In this episode:

Scott Pilgrim
WE3
Lee-Ditko Spider-man
Lucifer
Whedon and Cassaday’s Astonishing X-men
Nexus
Supreme
Gotham Central
Miller’s Daredevil
Invincible Iron Man

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Prejudged! 06.08.10 – “Movie Comics”

This week on Prejudged! we’ll be looking at titles that all have been or will be (or are in line to be) adapted into big blockbuster movies, like Batman, Jonah Hex, Iron Man, and the X-Men. It’s another big week in comic books, folks!

Jonah Hex #56

JONAH HEX #56
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Phil Winslade
Cover by Darwyn Cooke

Coinciding with the release of the Jonah Hex movie, this special issue shows Jonah’s savage origins (one of many) along with another tale that sees Hex having a hand in American History.

It’s good to see this book finally get the recognition it has long deserved, what with the movie coming out and all. I’ve always said that Jonah Hex has been one of DC’s most consistent titles, and incidentally the easiest title to jump onto with its done-in-one issues. This is a fun book that should make for one helluva movie.

Invincible Iron Man #27

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #27
Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Salvador Larroca
Cover by Salvador Larroca

Continuing the “Resilient” story arc, this issue has lots of things going on, from Tony building his empire, Pepper going under the knife, the Hammer girls making their move, and Detroit Steel.

This cover is clearly trying to bank on the success of Iron Man 2, having the familiar image of Iron Man and War Machine back to back. A little disappointing to see a more run-off-the-mill cover with this issue though, considering the radical covers this title has been going with for the past few issues, but still a great book.

Uncanny X-Men #525

UNCANNY X-MEN #525
Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Terry Dodson
Cover by Adi Granov

We’re now neck-deep into Second Coming and all hell has broken loose. With the mutants trapped within Bastion’s forcesphere, Cyclops and his X-Men are now in the biggest fight for the future of their species. Lives have been lost and everyone is looking to Hope to save the day.

With the new X-Men movie finally getting its wheels turning, it won’t be long until we welcome back our favorite mutants onto the big screen. Soon enough, we’ll all be playing “Casting” games with our friends about who’s playing who, and we already even have our younger Professor Charles Xavier in the form of James McAvoy.

Batman #700

BATMAN #700
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Tony Daniel, Andy Kubert, David Finch, Richard Friend & Frank “Effing” Quitely
Cover by David Finch

That’s not a typo, people. “700”. That’s SEVEN HUNDRED Batman-tasic issues, and Bruce Wayne isn’t even back yet. This issue also marks the return of Grant Morrison to the title since leaving after Batman R.I.P. and we all should be happy to have him back, in all his mind-blowing glory. This also features three tales from three different Batmen; Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and Damian Wayne.

On the cinematic front, the Messiah, Christopher Nolan, has gone on record to say that he has no intentions of bringing back the Joker for the series’ third installment. However you feel about that (I’m pretty bummed out, personally), there’s still a chance for the Riddler to be played by Hugh Laurie.

And there goes Prejudged! If you have any thoughts about any of the movies mentioned above, or about any other upcoming superhero movie, feel free leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.

Prejudged! 01.12.10

Welcome to another installment of Prejudged!, the only place where you can find a douchebag reviewing comic books before he has the chance to read them. This week features a new issue of Matt Fraction’s Eisner Award winning series, The Invincible Iron Man, Geoff Johns’ and Francis Manapul’s last issue of Adventure Comics, a preview issue of Alan Moore’s new horror series, the Neonomicon Hornbook, and the second issue of Daytripper by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon. For a look at a complete list of this week’s releases, you can visit the always reliable iFanboy.com Comics page. Now, on with the judging.

First we have the cover to Adventure Comics #6 by Francis Manapul

Francis Manapul, God love him, knows how to create eye-catching covers. At first glance, you feel an immediate sense of danger, what with the image of a T-Rex’s gaping jaws and the always tricky use of a wordballoon on a cover. The direness of the situation is, although, balanced with the vibrant colors and Krypto’s playful smile, which is characteristic of how this series has been so far (excluding the last two Superboy Prime issues). This is apparently the final issue for Johns and Manapul on the main feature (they might still work on a Superboy second feature) and also the end of the first story arc about Superboy’s life in Smallville after his resurrection. Here, I assume that Conner Kent finally gains the sense of identity he’s been searching for and finds his place in Smallville and in the greater DC universe. I’m guessing that he realizes that being a hybrid clone of both Superman and Lex Luthor doesn’t mean that he has to model his life based on either and that he has his own path in life and his own destiny to fulfill. This has been one of my favorite stories of 2009 and you can expect it to be bittersweet whichever way the story ends. I will always remember this arc as one of the most endearing and most beautifully drawn stories I’ve ever read.

Next, we have the cover to Daytripper #2 by Gabriel Ba

Going through the solicitations for this week’s titles, I, immediately, was drawn to this cover. I always found that a clever use of whites greatly helps a comic book cover stand out in contrast to all the blacks that most other titles have on theirs. I also really appreciate how the dreamscape-like imagery on this cover already gives us a good idea of where the story is headed after last issue’s surprise ending. To a certain degree, the cover could even be setting the tone for the entire series. Personally, I can’t help feeling like I’ve stumbled upon something great in Daytripper. It’s a fantastic new title with amazing artwork and what feels like the beginnings of a powerful story. I highly recommend picking this book up to anyone, be you comic book fan or not.

And now, the cover to Invincible Iron Man #22 by Rian Hughes and Salvador Larroca

Nothing else on the stands even remotely comes close to the recent covers of Invincible Iron Man. That fact alone would be enough reason to pick this issue up. But then we also have Matt Fraction at his best, weaving a tale of how a broken man is able to bring together former allies. It strikes me how Captain America and Thor, seemingly without the slightest hint of hesitation, come to Tony Stark’s aid, despite everything that’s happened since Avengers Disassembled. Remember that these are three people who have had the biggest falling-out in comics history, even to the point of almost killing each other, and here they are ready to lend a hand (or hammer) (or shield) when one of them is in great need. It goes to show how certain bonds are too strong for any sort of ideology to break.

In what a lot of people would call a “light week” in comics is actually a week of special reunions, sad goodbyes,and sweet Hellos. I’d say that’s pretty heavy stuff.

Tres Komikeros 18

ep18It’s the first official episode of the year, and EJ, Alex, and John are back with a jam-packed episode showcasing Invincible Iron Man #9, Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #2, and Detective Hush Comics #852!  The boys then hit you in the face with a round of quick shots, some Iron Man 2 news, and their opinions on the Transformers 2 teaser image.  The show is rounded out with a couple of listener questions from the TK site.

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