John, Alex, and Migs review Wolverine #14, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, and Ultimates #1! They also teach you how to create an Ultimate character! After a brief round of quick shots, the boys discuss pantsless Superman!
Alex and John meet up to talk about Ultimate Thor #1, Brightest Day #11, and Uncanny X-Force #1. After a round of quick shots, special guest Jad joins John in a special segment where she recommends Runaways and Neonomicon to new readers. At the tail end of the show, the boys share their thoughts about Zack Snyder being tapped to direct the next Superman film.
Welcome back to a new season of Prejudged! to go along with your new season of Tres Komikeros. This edition will feature Marvel’s rising stars in the writing department; Rick Remender, Jonathan Hickman, and Jason Aaron.
UNCANNY X-FORCE #1
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by JEROME OPENA
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Introducing the new mutant black ops team of Wolverine, Archangel, Psylocke, Fantomex, and some other obscure character who rarely appears in a comic book… Dead-something… Remender takes a swing at the mutant world of the Marvel Universe along with long time collaborator, Jerome Opena. This team has tons of potential for greatness, with 2 viable funny men, and one really hot ninja. This is also one of those titles where you get to see Wolverine get his claws real dirty, and with Rick Remender on the wheel there’s little doubt about how much fun this new series can get. Plus, it’s good to be able to give that other character some time in the spotlight. What’s his name? Something-pool? Yeah.
ULTIMATE COMICS THOR #1
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Carlos Pacheco
Cover by Carlos Pacheco
Featuring the untold story of the beginnings of Ultimate Thor, Ultimate Loki, and the rest of Ultimate Asgard, this mini-series by rising star Jonathan Hickman and fan-favorite Carlos Pacheco should keep you occupied enough while you wait for the Thor movie to come out. There are tons of Thor titles to choose from now to help fill you in on everything you need to know about your favorite Norse God of Thunder, and in Hickman’s very capable hands, we should be in for a treat in this title. Also, between Pascal Ferry, Chris Samnee, and Carlos Pacheco, the God of Thunder’s universe looks as good as ever. It’s a good time to be Thor fan.
Written by JASON AARON
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover by JAE LEE
Wolverine goes to hell in one of the most interesting concepts for the character in the past few years. It’s easy to see that Jason Aaron is the best person to write Wolverine, and considering how many stories the character has been in throughout the years, Aaron has come up with inventive new situations and messes to throw Logan in, and this time sending him to the depths of hell the meet the masses of Hand ninjas and Hydra henchmen he’s gutted throughout his long lifetime. I’m sure you’re asking yourself why you never thought of that before too. Also, how awesome is that cover by Jae Lee?
Other releases for the week of 10/06/10:
Brightest Day #11
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit HC
American Vampire #7
Avengers Academy #5
Chaos War #1 (of 5)
Hawkeye & Mockingbird #5
Sweet Tooth #14
Locke & Key TP Vol. 2 Head Games
Here we go with another edition of Prejudged! This week sees the release of a new issue from Jonathan Hickman’s run on Fantastic Four, the start of X-Men’s Second Coming, and the Blackest Night finale.
X-Men: Second Coming #1
written by: Craig Kyle & Chris Yost
art by: David Finch
cover by: Adi Granov
This is to the X-Universe, what Siege is to the Avengers Universe. X-Men Second Coming is the culmination of four years worth of X-Men stories from House of M to Decimation to Messiah Complex and Utopia. This event promises that “MANY WILL BE WOUNDED. SEVERAL WILL DIE.”, and I’m guessing that by “SEVERAL WILL DIE” they’re referring to several C or D-list characters you’ve never heard of, along with one or two major characters who you know are coming back eventually. Despite that, it’ll be interesting to see how it all turns out in the end. Will all the Mutants who lost their powers in House of M get them back? Will Hope be the new Phoenix, and if so, will Scott and Logan start fighting over her? Will those two ever get over their obsession with red-heads? How will Kitty’s return figure into all of this? For one thing though, this whole Second Coming deal has made me want to jump back on the X-Men wagon. Let’s hope it’s the bumpy thrill ride that every event promises to be.
Fantastic Four #577
written by: Jonathan Hickman
art by: Dale Eaglesham
cover by: Alan Davis
This is part three of Jonathan Hickman’s Prime Elements arc, called Universal Inhumans. This issue sees Marvel’s First Family on the Blue Side of the Moon discovering that the Inhumans have a deeper and richer history than previously thought. Hickman’s run on the Fantastic Four has been stellar; deconstructing the team with the “Reed Solves Everything” arc and bringing the team back to it’s roots with this “Prime Elements” arc. He’s done a good job at bringing in big Kirby-sized ideas to the title, and along with Dale Eaglesham adapting that classic look and feel to the art, they have brought about a Fantastic Four Renaissance of sorts. It’s great to see a creative team that’s capable of playing on how different the Fantastic Four instead of making it more realistic and gritty. Hickman recognizes that the whole idea of the team is in fact quite outrageous and out of this world, and yet is able to bring it down to more human level with themes of family and friendship. This has been a fun and brilliant run, and I hope Hickman and Eaglesham stick around for a very long time.
Blackest Night #8
written by: Geoff Johns
art by: Ivan Reis
cover by: Ivan Reis
Here it is! This one’s for all the marbles! It’s the final battle between Sinestro’s Rainbow Corps and Nekron’s Caped Corpses. There’s a lot riding on this issue. Yes, the whole Blackest Night series has been awesome so far, and all it needs is one big finale to take it home. I’ll save any thoughts I have on this for the podcast since I’m 100% positive that we’re reviewing this baby. All I’ll say is that I am totally pumped for this that with all the anticipation that he’s built up throughout this event, Geoff Johns better make sure that this multicolored superfest that is Blackest Night ends with a ginormous bang, like a firecracker going off in the center of that huge cloud of balloons holding up that old guy’s house in that movie. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
And as a bonus, I stumbled onto this fan made poster of the upcoming The First Avenger: Captain America movie starring Chris Evans.
This image totally sold me on Evans playing Cap, granted that he bulk up a bit more. I can actually imagine Evans saying the “You think this letter on my head stands for France!?” line from the Ultimates, and not be grossed out by it. Adding the shield to the poster wouldn’t hurt either.
Another poster can be found on FilmSchoolRejects.com, but I liked this one better. The other one had Evans pouting his lips a little too hard. Both posters are brought to us by a regular Film School Rejects.com reader, Christopher M.
Ahoy 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.