Archive for December 23rd, 2011



#85 – Fanboy Buzz

Written by on Dec 23, 2011
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In our Christmas episode of the Fanboy Buzz we’re rejoined by Scott Williams who has finally returned to the Buzz. We’ll start off talking about Marvel killing more comics, we’ll also chat about the Marvel Universe game, we hear about DC offering shops exclusive variants for free comic book day and we’ll mourn the loss of another monumental creator in comics. After news Steve chats about Avengers: X-Sanction #1, Stephen Supports Sucky Comics by getting The Activity #1, Hellblazing returns after a few episodes away and in Issue to Issue we’ll review Carnage USA #1, The Strain #1 and Ray #1. Of course it wouldn’t be an episode without Jason Dyer’s Rapid Fire Review or Fanboy Feedback. Call us at 239-244-2899 and leave a voicemail.

Show Note 1: Variant Cover for Free Comic Book Day
Show Note 2: Marvel Universe Designs

Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Weekly | Duration: 116 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed




Fanboy Comments and The Dark Knight Rises

Written by on Dec 23, 2011
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Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises”

“The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Review”

“Thoughts on The Dark Knight Rises Prologue”

“The Dark Knight Rises Trailer #2”

“The Dark Knight Rises Trailer 2”

Every time I search on Youtube.com, all I find are these topics.

Fanboys seem to think they need to comment on everything that occurs.

When one trailer comes out, they seem to think they need to give their thoughts on it.

They feel as film fanboys they have something to offer to the conversation.

However, they really have nothing else to offer beyond the general thoughts that are in the community of fans.

The general ideas for the film are that John Blake and Miranda Tate are characters that have more mystery to them.

That was because they do not have comic histories to them, and that Nolan has given the name and description of a character while the character turns out to be something different.

However, that has not occurred a lot as many fanboys claim.

It only occurred in Nolan’s “Batman Begins,” where Henri Ducard (played by Liam Neeson) turned out to be Ra’s al Ghul.

Fanboys claim this has occurred across the board in every film Nolan has done.

Nolan is well-known for being a master of the thriller genre.

He can give you information, and reveal something that connects all the information shown.

However, I do not see the fanboys’ connection to saying that he reveals every character to be something different.

The only real possibility in “The Dark Knight Rises” is that Miranda Tate (played by Marion Cotillard) is really Talia al Ghul.

Joey King, the actress who portrays a young Talia al Ghul in the film’s flashbacks, looks identical to Cotillard.

This is has more information backing it up too.

Liam Neeson is reprising his role as Ra’s al Ghul in a cameo, and a young Ra’s al Ghul has been cast who will be played by Josh Pence.

The thought that John Blake is any more than a cop under Gordon’s tutelage is quite strange.

Beyond these sorts of thoughts, fanboys also offer their thoughts on the prologue and trailer.

I do not understand why they have to invoke their thoughts on Youtube.com.

It is quite annoying to the general searcher to find these sorts of people.

When I have tried to search for the trailer or prologue on Youtube.com, all I find are people’s opinions of it.

Let the people actually view the things rather than hear viewer’s opinions of it.

Beyond that, I have often found multiple uploads of the trailer.

Is it not enough to post it once or twice, and be done with it?

Apparently, every fanboy needs to have their posting of the trailer.

It makes no sense to a logical fanboy who is just trying to find a trailer or prologue, and he finds twelve different trailers and opinions of that trailer.

Leave the opinions for the blogs and columns.

Do not post idiotic fanboy outbursts on a site that could be used for better things.

 




Hawk and Dove #4 Review

Written by on Dec 23, 2011
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Hawk and Dove #4

Rating: 5/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Publisher Website: http://www.dccomics.com

Writer: Sterling Gates
Pencils: Rob Liefeld
Number of Pages: 32 pages
Price: 2.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
Following last issue’s ultra-brawl with Condor and Swan through the halls of the White House, Hawk and Dove have more questions than answers! Luckily for them, they’ve taken a prisoner! But even as they begin to question him, sinister forces align with a new target in mind: Dove’s boyfriend, Deadman! Can Dove protect the man she loves, or will her ghostly lover fall into darkness?

Reviewer’s Comments:
In the fourth issue of Hawk and Dove, the two heroes have managed to catch Condor. He is not too happy as he is interrogated in the book’s opening.

Issue four sees Condor at a desk surrounded by police officers and the two heroes. Dove tries to ask him questions after Condor’s mask over his mouth is taken off. However, he does not start to speak until Hawk has his go at him. Dove reassures the police that she has Hawk under control. She makes clear that it is her job to keep him under control. However, Swan begins to attack Dove on a different level mysteriously. She wakes up after the mysteriousness as she is signaled into the interrogation room again. In it, Condor makes his plans clear to the two heroes. He says how he is going to take Hawk’s avatar, and he expresses his curiosity about Dove’s peace avatar. He has only been familiar with war ones. He reveals how Deadman’s presence allows Swan to go onto his plain, and attack Deadman himself. As he comes to help Dove, he is attacked by Swan. Dove’s spirit therefore must’ve been attacked. Hawk begins to get angry, and starts causing a lot of physical attacks. In the confusion amongst Deadman’s disappearance, Condor escapes……

Sterling Gates unfortunately will be departing because, again, DC wants to take this comic in a different direction. It seems fine to me, and continually works quite well under his writing. Rob Liefeld (who will also take over the writing after Gates’ departure) does a fantastic job with the art adding realism along with dynamism to the story. Unfortunately, these two will be separated soon but I will continue to like the duo until then…..

MAIN STORY: A-




Huntress #3 Review

Written by on Dec 23, 2011
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Huntress #3

Rating: 5/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Writer: Paul Levitz
Pencils: Marcus To
Number of Pages: 32 pages
Price: 2.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
The Huntress has vowed to take down one of the most powerful mob bosses in Europe…but who’s the even more powerful man behind him? And why is she facing a showdown in the ancient ruins of Pompeii?

Reviewer’s Comments:
The Huntress miniseries continues in issue three as the re-introduction of
Helena Bertinelli remains successful.

Issue four opens up with Moretti, his men, and his girl coming off a boat. Huntress is watching them as he does his business. Huntress makes her appearance, and takes down his men. Moretti’s girl presents Salam and the officers a drink while Ibn Hassan will return from Pompeii. He is apparently possibly getting asylum from the Arab Spring in his home country. Huntress is shocked, and she goes undercover. She makes use of her friend Alessandro who works as a detective. She also makes a point of saying she is a cat person, and not as much a dog person. She eventually changes into her Huntress gear when she sees strange happenings occurring. She then takes down the men who are meeting. The scene then goes back to the boat where everything is going down. One of Hassan’s men is there along with Moretti’s men. The main business is occurring there, and there are trafficked women there who are offered to one of Moretti’s men. Hassan makes his grand entrance, and Huntress continues her battle back at where she went undercover. She is eventually cornered, and defeats the man……..

Paul Levitz does an excellent job re-introducing the character he created along with providing an interesting and modern narrative for its backdrop. One of my favorite artists Marcus To does an awesome job with the art. His art is realistic, very detailed, and adds dynamism to it as well. With these men at the helm of the miniseries, this is currently my favorite one I am reading……

MAIN STORY: A+


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