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Classic Comic Review #5 & #6: Civil War: The Confession A Marvel Comics Event #1 & Fallen Son The Death of Captain America Iron Man Chapter 5 Acceptance

Written by on May 3, 2012
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Why am I reviewing older comics?

Well because I’m still sorta new at this and I’m trying to catch up on reading the ones that I wasn’t able to read growing up.  Also there are many people out there who are either new to comics or are seasoned pros who may want to revisit some of the older stuff. To tell you the truth, these comics never get old. Besides, there are so many people out there who are reviewing the new comics. So without further ado, I give you this week’s Classic Comic Review…

This week is Avengers week! In honor of The Avengers Film being released in the states this week, I’m reviewing comics that featured characters from the Avengers. These two comics feature Iron Man & Captain America!

Civil War: The Confession A Marvel Comics Event  #1

Marvel Comics May 2007

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: Alex Maleev

Color Artist Jose Villarrubia (pages 14-22)

Letters: Chris Eliopoulos

3-D Iron Man Design: Josh Singh

Production: Rich Ginter

Assistant Editors: Molly Lazer & Aubrey Sitterson

Editor: Tom Brevoort

Editor in Chief: Joe Quesada

Publisher: Dan Buckley

Fallen Son The Death of Captain America Iron Man Chapter 5 Acceptance

Marvel Comics August 2007

Writer Jeph Loeb

Pencils & Inks: John Cassaday

From an idea by: J. Michael Straczynski

Colors: Laura Martin

Letters: Richard Starkins & Comicraft

Assistant Editor: Alejandro Arbona

Editor: Bill Rosemann

Executive Editor: Tom Brevoort

Editor in Chief: Joe Quesada

Publisher: Dan Buckley

I decided to review these two together because they tie into each other and feature the Iron Man and Captain America the two anchors of The Avengers.

If you haven’t heard, a few years ago, Captain America was killed and it all came about from the Marvel Event Civil War.  In The Confession, readers will see Iron Man confess his feelings to someone about what has resulted from his actions and decisions and at the end of the story we see the last conversation that he has with Captain America before the Captain’s assassination.  It’s a short, powerful, and heated discussion.

This comic is great because it shows readers what Captain America really meant to Tony Stark.  Bendis writes his many bubbles with emotion and you hear Tony speaking from his soul.

Though Fallen Son focuses on Iron Man, the star of this comic is Captain America’s best friend Falcon.  Readers will attend the Captain’s funeral and read an excellent speech about Steve Rogers.  Along the way there are beautiful splash pages and artwork featuring Captain America with his Avengers. This story gives you a history of the Captain’s adventures throughout the years.  Loeb does an excellent job writing Falcon’s speech while Cassaday’s art shines.

This book is the last chapter of a five part series which deals with the five stages of grief and features different members of the Avengers-new and old so check this series out.

So this concludes my Classic Comic Reviews for The Avengers. I know you’re gonna enjoy the film and I’ll catch you next  week for a new classic comic review!  If you have any classic comics that you want me to review please email me at taliadina@gmail.com. Remember comics must have been published before 2010.




Classic Comic Review #4 Thor: The Trials of Loki Part One “It Should have been Mine” (Issues 1-4)

Written by on May 3, 2012
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Why am I reviewing older comics?

Well because I’m still sorta new at this and I’m trying to catch up on reading the ones that I wasn’t able to read growing up.  Also there are many people out there who are either new to comics or are seasoned pros who may want to revisit some of the older stuff. To tell you the truth, these comics never get old. Besides, there are so many people out there who are reviewing the new comics. So without further ado, I give you this week’s Classic Comic Review…

This week is Avengers week! In honor of The Avengers Film being released in the states this week, I’m reviewing comics that featured characters from the Avengers. What good is a superhero team without their villians? And since Loki is the main villain in the film (or is he?) I couldn’t do a review with a book that features him!

Thor: The Trials of Loki Part One “It Should have been Mine” (Issues 1-4)

Publisher: Marvel Comics 2010

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Penciler: Sebastian Fiumara with Al Barrionuevo (issue 4)

Inker: Michel Lacombe with Alvaro Lopez (issue 4)

Colorist: Jose Villarrubia

Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino

Cover Art: Sebastian Fiumara (issue 1) and Travel Foreman & Nathan Fairbairn

Editor: Alejandro Arbona

Supervising Editor: Ralph Macchio

I fell in love with the god of mischief when I watched the Marvel animated film Hulk vs. Thor.  Tom Hiddleston is awesome as Loki and I’m enjoying  the current Journey Into Mystery stories.  So of course I had to find a classic comic that just focused on him.

Granted this book started in 2010 and was published in 2011, but since it started in 2010 it meets my criteria-see there’s a bit of Loki in me! Now onto the review.

Without spoiling the plot for you, this book is about Loki and how he interacts with his brother Thor and his family and the rest of the Asgardians, but it’s from his perspective.  The story takes place in Asgard and it shows how Loki thinks and what’s going on in that scheming  brain of his.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacas’s writing is great, he gets readers right into Loki’s heart and soul. Fiumara and Barrionuevo’s art are wonderful .  If you want to know more about Loki, this is a great book to get to know him.

If you have any classic comics that you want me to review please email me at taliadina@gmail.com. Remember comics must have been published before 2010.

 

 




Australian comics legend, Glenn Lumsden, joins trailblazing

Written by on May 3, 2012
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Australian comics legend, Glenn Lumsden, joins trailblazing

AUSTRALIAN COMICS LEGEND, GLENN LUMSDEN, JOINS TRAILBLAZING DIGITAL COMIC, THE LEGEND OF SPACELORD MO FO

IRONCLAD IMAGINEERS is thrilled to announce the return to the comics world of Australian comics legend, Artist – GLENN LUMSDEN. Glenn’s work on Marvel’s /The Phantom/, DC’s /Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight/ and Cyclone Comics’, /The Southern Squadron/ and /Dark Nebula/ paved the way for a generation of aspiring Aussie comic artists to come. We’ve lured him back with our game-changing digital comic series, THE LEGEND OF SPACELORD MO FO. Glenn will be making a /Special Guest Artist /appearance in the upcoming /Episode 1: Part 14/, as we blast our way towards the explosive Episode 1 finale.

A word from Glenn – “I can’t wait to help out the guys on Spacelord Mo Fo. When Dave first showed me what they were doing, I fell in love with the new medium. Comics and computer combining beautifully to create a whole new story telling experience. The visuals are fabbo, it’s exhausting to think Dave’s been drawing this solo. Then I read Pat’s screenplay and was totally sold on the whole thing. Believe me, the story is NOT what you expect! It’s going to be a lot of fun helping Dave to at least one of the many grueling weekly deadlines the guys have committed themselves to.”

Launched in January 2012 by Ironclad Imagineers, Pat McNamara and David G. Williams’, /The Legend of Spacelord Mo Fo/ is leading the charge across the digital comics frontier alongside celebrated pioneers, Mark Waid of Thrillbent’s /Insufferable /and Marvel’s /Infinite/, Kurt Christenson and Reilly Brown of /Power Play/, and D.J. Coffman of /Hero by Night/.

About /The Legend of Spacelord Mo Fo/

It’s a post-apocalyptic, space-western, dramedy, with anime influences and a shot of that dark and sexy HBO stuff, so yeah, it’s for a more mature audience… well, not for ‘kids’ anyway, not sure about the ‘mature’ part. We follow the misadventures of Bran Mak Foo and Honey Pott, a just-married couple scrounging a living in their dilapidated deep-space freighter, the Qupid, on the Edge of Endspace; a vast region of space where no semblance of civilization has reemerged after a galactic apocalypse… or three. The Edge is a place where heroes are few, villains are plentiful, and the rest are just trying to survive…

…oh, and as if life weren’t tough enough already for our heroes, Bran just so happens to be the most wanted man alive – Spacelord Mutha… well, we’ll say /Mo Fo/ because we’re in polite company. The Mo Fo’s said to be a one man army who walked into a bar and let loose a hell that destroyed a city. Of course, the truth behind that tale is something else, but that’s a truth for another telling. At its heart /The Legend of Spacelord Mo Fo/ is a rock-em, sock ‘em tale of love and guns, with Bran and Honey fighting the good fight against the galaxy, and sometimes each other, but always finding a way through… together… mostly… we hope…

How the digital comic works

You may have seen or heard of a ‘little’ game-changing comic that debuted in March 2012, Marvel’s INFINITE by Mark Waid and Stuart Immonen?… Well, the Mo Fo’s like that. The Legend of Spacelord Mo Fo is a serialized, full-color, digital comic, written and illustrated specifically for the digital storytelling medium, and presented panel by panel in a cinematic widescreen format we call, /Cinegraphic/. Episode Parts are released weekly, and are available FREE, /Online/, for /Download/, and by /Subscription, /with/ /completed Episodes to be released for sale as Ebooks and Apps, in Full HD, with a host of cool behind the scenes bonuses included.

Where to find the Mo Fo

Read, Download or Subscribe to the Mo Fo @ _www.spacelordmofo.com[1]_

Follow our developers blog @ _www.spacelordmofo.blogspot.com[2]_

Show the Mo Fo some ‘like’ @ _www.facebook.com/spacelordmofo[3]_

Buzz for THE LEGEND OF SPACELORD MO FO

“…/blazing a trail in the world of digital comics unlike any you’ve seen before.” – “Pulpy sci-fi goodness at its best./” – Stewart Cook. Writer, Dave – Zombie Hunter

“/I give big hairy kudos to McNamara and Williams…” – “I’ll definitely be checking back for episode updates for //The Legend of SpaceLord Mo Fo//. So should you.” – /Captainhardshell,/ /International House of Geek

/”Guns, explosions and psychotic villains make an epic love story.”/ – Nathan Tan. I Got Superpowers

/”Natural BornKillers meets Mad Max in space.” /- /”If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should!” /- Brian LeTendre. Secret Identity Podcast

“/…one of the smoothest openings I’ve seen in digital so far! Nicely done!/” – Josh S. Henaman. Writer, Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman.

/”Awesomeness!”/ – Joe T. Velikovsky. Transmedia Writer

GLENN LUMSDEN is a Comic & Cartoon Illustrator and Commercial Artist with over 25 years experience in all types of art, illustration and design including cartoons & comics, book illustration, poster & flyers and magazine publications. During his life as an artist and illustrator, Glenn has drawn Phantom and Batman comics for Marvel and DC Comics, worked with authors such as Paul Jennings, Magazines such as Ralph, Penthouse, Mad, Financial Review, Qantas In flight and Record Companies including EMI. He has won the Australian Cartoonist Association award for Best Comic Book Artist in Australia several times. _http://glennlumsdenillustrator.com/_ & _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Lumsden_ & _http://www.comicvine.com/glenn-lumsden/26-20222/_

IRONCLAD IMAGINEERS is DAVID G. WILLIAMS, Artist (/Catwoman, Phantom, Wolverine: Doombringer, In Flesh and Spirit/), and PAT MCNAMARA, Writer (/Angelwitch Book 1: Dragonscarpe & Book 2: Triumvirate/). Ironclad’s mission is not to replace traditional comics, rather, we want to take what we love about comics, telling kick-ass, but sensitive, stories through sequential art, into the frontier of hereto unimagined narrative and visual storytelling possibilities offered by the digital medium. The Legend of Spacelord Mo Fo is our first.


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