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TK 132: Flappy Nerd

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It’s a jam-packed show as Alex, John, and Migs have a sit-down this week to talk Baltimore: Chapel of Bones, Xenozoic Tales, Superior Spider-man, Wolverine, Justice League: WAR, Preacher, Paul Bettany, Punisher and lots more stuff!

QUESTION: What comics would you never have read if it wasn’t for Tres Komikeros?

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TK 88: Back to Basics!

After a short break from comics necessitated by the deluge of DC books, John, Migs, and Alex return to talk about Incredible Hulk #1, The Devil Does Not Jest #2, and Wolverine and the X-Men #1!

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Calling It: X-men Schism

This is where I air out predictions on what’s going to happen down the road in our favorite super hero books based on teasers, collected information, and just plain deduction. Needless to say, if you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading.  And believe me, no one would be happier than me if I was wrong.

Schism is an X-men storyline by Jason Aaron just kicking off this month.  In it, the conflict between Wolverine and Cyclops comes to a head and we finally see Slim and the furball go at it.  It’s being described as Civil War for the X-books.  My prediction?  Cyclops, my favorite X-man, bites it at the end of X-men Schism.

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Three reasons why I think this is happening:

1.) Uncanny ends with #544.  With Cyclops being the only original member still in that book, it makes sense to end it with his departure/demise.

2.) The five Schism issues will feature a different artist for each book, with the last one being drawn by Adam Kubert.  Long time fans will note that Kubert drew the solo Wolverine book for years, leading me to believe that the end of Schism will be a Logan-centric story.

3.) Lastly, with Logan’s X-Force being the big seller that it is, and Cyclops’ Uncanny being content with just being, it’s not hard to see that the story potential for a Wolverine-led X-men is much greater.

Anyway, these are my thoughts and guesses.  The only thing I’m wondering about really is what Emma’s gonna be doing in five months.  What do you guys think?

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John and Migs set up camp and talk about Return of Bruce Wayne #5, Superior #1, and New Avengers #5.  After a  round of quick shots, the boys bring you the first edition of TK Comics 101: What are Legacy Characters?

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Cover of the Week! (Oct. 6, 2010)

Hello and good day! It’s another edition of NITPICKING ON COMIC BOOK COVERS AND ACTING LIKE I KNOW A LOT ABOUT ART!

In this week’s edition of CoTW! Wolverine #2 by JAE LEE (I like to call him Jay)Don’t you just love Jae Lee’s covers. They’re simple, clean, dynamic, and they make very good posters! Also, this cover reminds a lot of this painting:Notice how similar it is to the illustration above? Come to think of it, almost all of Jae Lee’s (recent) covers look like Frazetta paintings. Sounds like a good homage to me.

Anyway going back to the cover, let me point out the magic points.First, the characters follow a general diagonal motion, starting from Sabretooth up above, to the tentacles under wolverine. They all follow one motion, and Wolverine goes against that motion, creating an “underdog ” effect to his pose.  Second, the simple effective use of a warm foreground color versus a cool background color. This separates the figures from the backgrounds while maintaining a sense of environment. The simplistic background provides a third purpose, allowing the main title to be clearly visible to the reader. One more thing is that the cover follows the natural zig-zag pattern people do when reading.Jay is awesome, no?

So there you go, my pick for the Cover of the Week! If you have a better opinion as to what cover should be CotW, or if you think I don’t know what I’m talking about, feel free to drop a comment.

Prejudged: The Writers Strike – Marvel Edition

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.

WOLVERINE #2
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:
S.H.I.E.L.D. #4
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

Tres Komikeros 40

EJ, Alex, and Migs continue to tear the show apart with reviews of World of New Krypton #12, Ultimate X #1, Siege #2!  After a round of quickshots, the boys voice their opinions about Zack Efron in a Bendis movie and Underworld 3 via thumb warfare!  This week’s panel discussion asks you if books that are unaffected by universe-wide events matter more or less, in the grand scope of things.  Get ready for some bloodshed!

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Tres Komikeros 31

tk031And the hits just keep on comin’ as Alex and John bring you reviews of the recent week’s hottest books — Punisher Annual #1, Superman: Secret Origins #1, and Giant-size Wolverine: Old Man Logan #1!  We also kick off a new segment: AUDIENCE REVIEWS, where we read your reviews of the latest comics you’ve read.  After a round of Quick Shots and War of Thumbs, the boys talk about the power of digital comic distribution.

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Tres Komikeros 24

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Must we really say anything else?  Fine, fine.  EJ, Alex, and John review the kick-off issue of the new Superman arc, World of Krypton #1, Locke and Key: Headgames #3, and Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #3, the much anticipated continuation from Filipino superstar penciller Leinil Francis Yu.

Also… WATCHMEN.  ‘Nuff said.

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Tres Komikeros 11

ep11EJ, Alex, and John take time off from their usual earth-saving shenanigans to bless you guys with some comic reviews — Batman: Cacophony #1, Action Comics #871, and Wolverine (Old Man Logan) # 69.  After a round of quick shots, the boys express their views about Beyonce wanting to be Wonder Woman, Brett Ratner’s Conan, and the absence of a squid in the upcoming Watchmen film.

In place of a panel discussion, a listener’s question from last week is answered, and don’t forget to check out the new profile page up top, right above the comments section.

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