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Episode #233 – Comic Book Bliss

Posted on 02 April 2014 by admin

Episode #233 - Comic Book Bliss

Episode #233 – Comic Book Bliss

PMA ALL DAY! The Warriors get positive with 6 great reviews on 6 great comics! The nirvana train pulls into bliss station with love for the All-New Ghost Rider #1! They also can’t stop laughing at the new issue of Deadpool which presents another throwback issue finding Deadpool facing off against Hitler. Oh! And All-New Invaders #3 is rad!

Books Reviewed:

06:38 - All-New Ghost Rider #1 (Marvel)

Written by Felipe Smith; Art by Tradd Moore

17:40 - Deadpool #26 (Marvel)

Written by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn; Art by Scott Koblish

24:40 - Silver Surfer #1 (Marvel)

Written by Dan Slott; Art by Michael Allred

35:00 - Superior Spider-Man #30 (Marvel)

Written by Dan Slott, Christos Gage; Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Terry Pallot

49:24 - City in the Desert Vol.2: The Serpent Crown (Archaia Entertainment)

Written and drawn by Moro Rogers

54:55 - All-New Invaders #3 (Marvel)

Written by James Robinson; Art by Steve Pugh

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Episode #222 – Comic Book Ketchup

Posted on 15 January 2014 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #222 – Comic Book Ketchup

Episode #222 – Comic Book Ketchup

The Wednesday Warriors properly begin 2014 with a polar vortex of comic reviews!

Books reviewed include:

12:45 - All-New Marvel Now .1 (Marvel)

Written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, James Robinson, Nathan Edmonson, G. Willow Willson, Nick Spencer ; Art by Lee Garbett, Michael Allred, Steve Pugh, Phil Noto, Adrian Alphona, Rags Morales

21:34 - Saga #17 (Image Comics)

Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Fiona Staples

29:23 - Revelations #1 (Boom! Studios)

Written by Paul Jenkins; Art by Humberto Ramos

43:30 - Ultimate Cataclysm (Marvel)

Various

50:58 - Conan #23 (Dark Horse Comics)

Written by Brian Wood; Art by Riccardo Burchielli

1:02:10 - Deadpool: The Gauntlet #1 (Marvel)

Written by Gerry Duggan; Art by Reilly Brown

1:05:36 - Uncanny Avengers #15 (Marvel)

Written by Rick Remender; Art by Steve McNiven

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Superior Spider Man Review – Re-birth for Parker, Octavius and Powell.

Posted on 27 August 2013 by powpow

Superior spider man written by Dan Slott with artwork by Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos, and Giuseppe Camuncoli.

Superior spider man written by Dan Slott with artwork by Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos, and Giuseppe Camuncoli.

Superior Spider Man Review

This is what has brought be back into comics. All I had been reading for months on end, year after year, were the absolute turds of comics. So I just dropped them all, stopped picking up my hold, and read Harry Potter books or whatever it is people who don’t read comics do. Black Ops 2, really let’s be honest.

This one was the one that pulled it out of the dumper for me and brought me back to the beautiful incandescent lighting that will forever burn a hole in your mind and make you still spend $3.99 of your hard earned dollars month after month even though you’re 37 years old.

The meat and potatoes of the is book is the premise that Otto Octavius implants his mind into Peter Parker’s body. Then he just let’s Peter die in Doc Ock’s shattered old man body. However, Peter is still alive in his memories and tries to affect him and his judgements throughout the series. By Doing this, Dan Slott has just made Spider-Man his own greatest Nemesis. Otto is an interesting guy in my opinion. I feel like he was previously this kind of blustering mad scientist, who could never get it right. He would be on the verge of victory on many occasions but some long diatribe about how mind-blowingly badass he was, always gave Parker the time to put a spider-bomb in his butt and blow his plans sky high.

Now you get to see he’s actually really brilliant and is quite a capable opponent to spider-man. I’m left wondering why there weren’t battles with him previously that were a lot closer, or him even winning a few. Dan Slott’s take on Octavius has really seen him take it up a few IQ points. Otto’s mind is working even faster now that his body can keep up. No wonder he used to need six arms to do all the things he had on his mind. He’s going to need it too, as he’s determined to be a Superior Spider-Man than Parker ever was. He’s even trying to be a better Parker too.

Superior Spider-Man Review,

Now this change doesn’t go completely un-noticed by everyone but the people closest to Parker (I.E. mary jane, co-workers, etc.). They seem to be mostly put off by Octavius’s abrupt manner and new found focus on work. While Otto’s pretty bummed that anything he does in the future will be credited to Parker, he still pushes ahead at work. He starts coming up with hella sweet inventions to help make the Spider-Man gig a whole lot cooler. I won’t give them away here, but it makes you start to think “yeah, why didn’t Peter think of that”.

He even goes back to school to finish Parker’s doctorate. He clearly can’t stand to not have the Dr. title to his name. The Avengers take note here too because Otto beats the balls out of some mostly harmless ding-dong’s that put a pie in J. Jonah Jameson’s eye. Octavius even straight up murders the life out of an escaped psychopathic killer named Massacre in public. Whoa, whoa, whoa! Spider-Man is now murdering mother fuckers? Yeah… shouldn’t this be a tip off?  Even Parker thinks “this is my get out of Doc Ock Jail free card”. However, the test the Avengers do on him,  just proves that he’s not a skrull and not being mind-controlled. They just chalk it up to the fact that he’s a changed man. Parker does manage to leave behind a really crappy drawing of Doc Ock and Spider mans face with arrows behind for the Avengers which they just assume Spider-Man sucks at drawing.

Parker is still in his brain all this time and for a while things get super creepy between him and Mary Jane. I’ve gone so far as to use the term “rapey”, when seeing the two of them out on a date. It’s just icky. But as soon as Doc Ock starts remembering Peter’s memories about Mary Jane, he sees that Peter really loved her. Therefore, he does too. I’m really glad to say he calls off the whole “lets date Mary Jane” thing, for her own safety. In my personal opinion, red-heads in the marvel universe should all die and stay dead (Jean Grey anyone?). So, now Doc Ock is now being tutored by a little person named Anna Maria Marconi. She cooks like his momma and he’s even made out with her once. So that’s not creepy.

Superior Spider-Man Review

There’s this great dichotomy going on with Doc Ock being the old asshole that he is and trying to be this better person. Also, having a new shot and not wanting to squander it. He even comes across some people, who as Doc Ock, he has injured and has seen how he’s impacted their lives. He uses his brain and powers to help make things right. On the flip-side, there’s also parts where Doc is a massive douche’. He runs away from fights because he’s getting hit in the face and just can’t see the reason he needs to take a punch to the face to be a hero.

Ramos’s art is great! If you aren’t familiar with his work, get up in the mix mang! I’ve seen a lot of people bag on it because it’s so stylized, but this is a comic book people! Spider-Man needs to be tweaked flying across the cityscape! I’m not super thrilled with the coloring in this book as its a little muted and not as vivid as I’d hoped it would be, but between Humberto Ramos and Ryan Stegman its always a great book to look at.

This is just the beginning and there’s so much more going on here. A lot of people are completely pissed about what’s going on here, but people were pissed about Heath Ledger being chosen as the joker too. So, I’m telling you to give it a shot. This is a great jumping on point, especially since Marvel has just collected the first five issues into trade. If a curmudgeon with a chicken farm living in Brazil can teach you anything, its that everyone is capable of throwing you a surprise. And that $3.99 is often the best thing you can do with your hard earned money.

Make Mine Marvel!

- John Powell

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Episode #190 – Iron Man 3 Movie Review

Posted on 08 May 2013 by admin

Iron Man 3 Movie Review

The huge turnout to Free Comic Book Day has the Wednesday Warriors excited about new readership. The Warriors delve into part 2 of the season finale of Arrow and give their two cents about the new Iron Man 3 movie.

01:32 - Free Comic Book Day

12:42 - Spoiler Warning

13:15 - Arrow

Books reviewed include:

29:58 - Superior Spider-Man #9 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Dan Slott; Art by Ryan Stegman

30:56 - Ten Grand #1 (Image Comics)

Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Art by Ben Templesmith

40:06 - Gutter Magic #1 (Six Gun)

Written by Rich Douek; Art by Brett Barkley

45:42 - Age of Ultron #7 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Drawn by Brandon Peterson, Carlos Pacheco

01:01:29 - Iron Man 3

01:30:34 - Trivia

01:32:17 - Corrections, Questions & Confrontations

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Episode #173 – Royden Lepp Rust Interview

Posted on 08 January 2013 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #173 - Royden Lepp Rust Interview

The Wednesday Warriors interview Rust creator Royden Lepp. They also make sense of Amazing Spider-Man #700 and brace themselves for the upcoming changes to Spider-Man.

Books reviewed include:

Mara #1 (Image Comics)

(5:27)
Written by Brian Wood; Art by Jordie Bellaire & Ming Doyle

New Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics)

(10:42)
Written by Jonathan Hickman; Art by Steve Epting

Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes (Dark Horse Comics)

(14:41)
Written by Mary M. Talbot; Art by Bryan Talbot

Amazing Spider-Man #700 (Marvel Comics)

(18:38)
Written by Dan Slott, J.M. DeMatteis, Jen Van Meter; Art by Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Sal Buscema, Stephanie Buscema

Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 (Marvel Comics)

(25:05)
Written by Chris Yost; Art by Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco

Rust Vol. 2: Secrets of the Cell (Archaia Entertainment)

(34:29)
Written and drawn by Royden Lepp

Fight for Comics Trivia:
Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology signed by David Peterson, Ted Naifeh, Jim McCann, Janet Lee, Royden Lepp, and Jeremy Bastian and Amazing Spider-Man #601 signed by cover artist J. Scott Campbell.

Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology Amazing Spider-Man #602

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Episode #169 – Thanks for Nothingiving

Posted on 27 November 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #169 - Thanks for Nothingiving

The Wednesday Warriors share their thanks for nothing in the aftermath of Thanksgiving. Sean Leslie finds the miracles that Lush’s bath bombs possess. The Warriors also welcome the heroes of our community, cows, in comic book form that is sure to entertain. Amazing Spider-Man #698 knocks the Warriors over in shock and gives them a feeling of Freaky Friday déjà vu as they debate when the events actually took place. And if all that wasn’t enough, Bryton also gives an early review of Ed Bruaker’s new original graphic novel, Scene of the Crime, drawn by his Gotham Central artists, Michael Lark and Sean Phillips.

Books reviewed include:

Amazing Cow Heroes #8 (Chik-Fil-A)

Written by Brian Smith; Art by Mike Hawthorne

Walking Dead S3:E7 (CW)

Indestructible Hulk #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Mark Waid; Art By Leinel Yu

Amazing Spider-Man #698 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Dan Slott; Art by Richard Elson

Captain America #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Rick Remender; Art by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson

Hawkeye #4 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Matt Fraction; Art by Javier Pulido

Clone #1 (Image Comics)

Written by David Schulner; Art by Juan Jose Ryp

Uncanny X-Force #34 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Rick Remender; Art by Phil Noto

Scene of the Crime HC (Image Comics)

Written by Eddie Brubaker; Art Michael Lark, Sean Phillips

Fight for Comics Trivia:
Baltimore: The Plague Ships hardcover signed by writer and cover artist Mike Mignola.

Baltimore: The Plague Ships

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