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Episode #126 – Best of 2011 Part 2

Posted on 18 January 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Best of Ribbon

The best comics of 2011 are named as the Wednesday Warriors give their picks in this exciting 2-part episode.

Books reviewed include:

Wildcard
Best Moment – Aquaman’s return
Best Surprise – Jimmy Olsen one-shot
Most Fun – Infinite Kung Fu
Best Suprise – Strange Talents of Luther Strode

Worst Single Issue
Catwoman #1
Superman #710
Superman #714
Every issue of Green Arrow

Biggest Disappointment
Spider Island Event
No Stephanie Brown in the New 52
Detective Comics ends for the reboot
Shade not part of the New 52
Flashpoint Event

Dropped
The Walking Dead
The Amazing Spider-Man
Justice League
Thunderbolts

Best Comeback
Alan Davis and Art Adams
Daredevil
Swamp Thing and Animal Man
Joe Maduriera

Best Indie
The Sixth Gun
Chew
L’il Depressed Boy
American Vampire

Best Mini-Series
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia
Criminal: Last of the Innocent
Undying Love
Mystic
American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest

Best Adaptation
Captain America: The First Avenger
Man of Bats action figure
Thor

Best Storyline
Dark Angel Saga (Uncanny X-Force)
Skeleton Cases (Detective Comics)
Black Mirror (Detective Comics)

Best Short Story
Nova (Marvel’s Point 1)
Open the Moon (Locke and Key: Guide to the Known Keys)
The Cape one-shot
Skeleton Cases (Detective Comics)

Best Graphic Novel
Petrograd
Leo After Hours by Elin Isakson
Habibi
Any Empire

Best Single Issue
Wolverine and the X-Men #1
Fantastic Four #600
Hellboy: Being Human
Wolverine and the X-Men #1

Best Series
Uncanny X Force
Detective Comics (Scott Snyder run)
John Constantine, Hellblazer
Batman and Robin

Looking forward to in 2012
Dark Knight Rises
Saga by Brian K Vaughn
The Avengers movie

Trivia contest: Rust hardcover graphic novel signed by writer/artist Royden Lepp and an original Royden Lepp sketch.

Rust Royden Lepp Sketch

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Episode #125 – Best of 2011 Part 1

Posted on 11 January 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Best of Ribbon

The best comics of 2011 are named as the Wednesday Warriors give their picks in this exciting 2-part episode.

Books reviewed include:

Best New Series
Swamp Thing
Carbon Grey
Wolverine & the X-Men
Batman & Robin

Best Newcomer
Tyler Crook (Petrograd, BPRD)
Travel Foreman (Animal Man)
Royden Lepp (Rust)
Justin Jordan (The Strange Talents of Luthor Strode)

Best Moment
Fantastic Four #600 – The return of Johnny Storm
G.I. Joe: Cobra #12 – Cobra Commander getting killed
Wolverine & X-Men #1 – Re-Opening of the school
American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #3 – Room of nazi vampires

Best Fight
Odin Vs. Galactus (Mighty Thor #5)
Events Leading to the Death of Johnny Storm (Fantastic Four #587)
Jet Jones Vs. Giant Robot (Rust)
Cyclops Vs. Wolverine (Schism #5)

Best Hero
Wolverine
Gwen (iZombie)

Best Villain
Archangel (Uncanny X-Force)
James Gordon Jr. (Detective Comics)
Eric (The Cape)

Best Penciller
Pat Gleason (Batman and Robin)
Gabriel Hardman (Hulk, Planet of the Apes)
Zach Howard (Cape)
Joe Maduriera (Avenging Spider-Man)

Best Inker
Mick Gray (Batman Inc.)
Dan Green (Supergirl)
Dexter Vines (Avengers: X-Sanction)

Best Colorist
Laura Allred (iZombie)
Tomeu Morey (Catwoman)
Atilla Futaki (Severed)

Best Cover
Captain America #2 – Steve McNiven
Chew #18 – Rob Guillory
Daredevil #1 – Paolo Rivera
Uncanny X-Force #12 – Esad Ribic

Best Cover Artist
Esad Ribic (Uncanny X-Force)
Viktor Kalvachev (Blue Estate)
David Aja (Red Skull & 5 Ronin)
Esad Ribic (Uncanny X-Force)

Best Overall Artist
Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing, Batman Inc.)
Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics, Black Panther, BPRD)
Craig Thompson (Habibi)

Best Writer
Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Venom)
Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Detective Comics, Severed, Swamp Thing)
Jason Aaron (Punisher Max, Wolverine & the X-Men, Wolverine, X-Men: Schism, Scalped)

Trivia contest: Rust hardcover graphic novel signed by writer/artist Royden Lepp and an original Royden Lepp sketch.

Rust Royden Lepp Sketch

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Episode #124 – Rainy Day Edition

Posted on 04 January 2012 by admin

Rainy Day Edition

The Warriors are all sick but still record to bring you a review of the latest DC animated movie, Batman: Year One.

Books reviewed include:

Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1 (DC Comics)
Written by Grant Morrison; Art by Cameron Stewart & Chris Burnham

Batman and Robin #4 (DC Comics)
Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray

Daredevil #7 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Mark Waid; Art by Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera

L’il Depressed Boy #7 (Image Comics)
Written by S. Steven Struble; Art by Sina Grace

Trivia contest: New York Five #1 signed by writer Brian Wood.

New York Five #1

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