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Time Machine – Death Gwen Stacy

Posted on 24 October 2013 by admin

Fight for Comics Time Machine - Death Gwen Stacy

Time Machine – Death Gwen Stacy

This week the Wednesday Warriors travel back to 1973 to review Gerry Conway and Gil Kane’s classic, the Death Gwen Stacy.

Books reviewed include:

The Amazing Spider-Man #121 & #122 (Marvel)

Written by Gerry Conway; Art by Gil Kane

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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 #177 – The Returned

Posted on 06 February 2013 by admin

The Returned

All four Wednesday Warriors have Returned for another spectacular and spine tingling episode. Invincible is celebrated as this Wednesday Warrior favorite reaches it’s 100th issue. Injustice: Gods Among Us blow the socks off of Bryton and Jonas and Superior Spider-Man marks it’s second issue that the Warriors give a big thumbs up. Sean Leslie is back from the Sundance Film Festival and talks about his adventures. Sean L. also gets an amazing surprise from Brad Heitmeyer (you can check it out here). Sean Black makes it to a Bronx concert that he has been waiting his entire life to attend. And Jonas and Bryton relapse into a very popular addiction that makes for one of the best episodes yet.

(02:47) Sundance Film Festival 2013

(32:37) Sean Leslie’s big suprise

(34:29) Jonas and Bryton’s new hobby

(39:57) Sean Black at the Bronx concert

(41:45) Arrow S01:E12 (CW)

Books reviewed include:

(46:13) Superior Spiderman #2 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Dan Slott; Art by Ryan Stegman

(55:48) Aquaman #16 (DC Comics)

Written by Goeff Johns; Art by Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons

(1:12:21) Injustice: Gods Among Us #1-3 (DC Comics)

Written by Tom Taylor; Art by Jheremy Raapack

(1:26:01) FF #3 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Matt Fraction; Art by Michael Allred

(1:29:41) Invincible #100 (Image Comics)

Written by Robert Kirkman; Art by Ryan Ottley

(1:43:13) Hawkeye #7 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Matt Fraction; Drawn by Steve Lieber & Jesse Hamm

(1:51:52) Deadpool: Killustrated #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Cullen Bunn; Drawn by Matteo Lolli

(1:54:05) Fight for Comics Trivia

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Episode #174 – Superior Podcast

Posted on 16 January 2013 by admin

Superior Podcast

The Warriors ketchup on the plethora of comics they have read since the Christmas break. Sean Black also gives us his Smallville watching update as well as the San Diego Miyazaki Film Festival. The Warriors also review Superior Spider-Man. Is the new take on Spider-Man really superior? Is this a superior episode? Listen and find out.

Books reviewed include:

Come Back #3 (Image Comics)

Written by Ed Brisson; Art by Michael Walsh

Thunderbolts #2 & #3 (Marvel)

Written by Daniel Way; Art by Steve Dillion

Marvel The Untold Story

Written by Sean Howe

World Without a Superman (DC Comics)

Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka; Art by Renato Guedes & Sidney Teles

Locke & Key Omega #2 (IDW Publishing)

Written by Joe Hill; Art by Gabriel Rodriguez

Avengers Arena #1 & 2 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Dennis Hopeless; Art by Kev Walker

Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

Written by Brian Wood; Art by Carlso D’Anda

Thief of Thieves (Image Comics)

Written by Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer & James Asmus; Art by Shawn Martinbrough

Iron Man #2 & 3 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Kerion Gillen; Art by Greg Land & Jay Leisten

Captain America #2 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Rick Remender; Art by John Romita Jr.

Fantastic Four #2 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Matt Fraction; Art by Mark Bagley

FF #2 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Matt Fraction; Art by Michael Allred

Indestructible Hulk (Marvel Comics)

Written by Mark Waid; Art by Leinil Yu

Retrowood: H.I. or L.O.

Written by Mike Vosburg; Art by Mike Vosburg

Superior Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Dan Slott; Art by Ryan Stegman

Fight for Comics Trivia:
Amazing Spider-Man #655 signed by Dan Slott.

Amazing Spider-Man #655

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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 #170 – Drowning in Marvel Now

Posted on 12 December 2012 by admin

Fight for Comics Episode #170 - Drowning in Marvel Now

With Marvel Now in full swing the Warriors discuss the difficulties in keeping up with the aggressive publishing schedule Marvel is cursing their fans with. Yet despite burn out they still review Marvel Now’s latest offerings as well as the long-awaited return on Mike Mignola to Hellboy, the latest episodes of Walking Dead and Arrow and oh so much more.

Books reviewed include:

Hellboy in Hell #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

Written and drawn by Mike Mignola

Aquaman #14 (DC Comics)

Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Pete Woods

FF #1 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Matt Fraction; Art by Mike Allred

All-New X-Men #3 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Stuart Immonen

Journey into Mystery #646 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Kathryn Immonen; Art by Valerio Schiti

Amazing Spider-Man #699 (Marvel Comics)

Written by Dan Slott; Art by Humberto Ramos

Chew #30 (Image Comics)

Written by John Layman; Art by Rob Guillory

Clone #2 (Image Comics)

Written by David Schulner; Art by Juan Jose Ryp

Fight for Comics Trivia:
The Mighty Thor #1 signed by writer Matt Fraction with sketch covers by Todd Nauck and Mark Brooks.

The Mighty Thor #1 sketch cover by Todd Nauck The Mighty Thor #1 sketch cover by Mark Brooks

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