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#150 – Fanboy Buzz – 2013, The Year of Quality… HAHAHAHA

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Chris Ferrell ( joins us during our first episode of 2013 where we set out to make it the year of quality… that doesn’t last long. We discuss Marvel Unlimited coming to the iPad, the announcement that Marvel will be getting Star Wars and we discuss how someone is trying to make money off the Batmobile. In Issue to Issue we review Amazing Spider-Man #700, Youngblood #75 and Justice League #15. During Nerd Rage we put Magneto against Darth Vader and then JS gives his weekly fashion advice in Cocky Cosplay. Finally, we wrap up the show with your Fanboy Feedback. Call us at 239-244-2899 and leave us a voicemail or tweet!

Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Weekly | Duration: 113 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed

Show Note 1: Cocky Cosplay this week.

Star Wars #1 Review

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Star Wars #1

Pencils: 3/5
Publisher: Darkhorse
Writer: Brian Wood
Pencils: Carlos D’Anda
Number of Pages: 32
Price: 2.99
Rating: 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:

This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star—when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!

Reviewer’s Comments:

Let me start out by saying that Star Wars is a gorgeous book visually. The sheer amount of painstaking detail Carlos D’Anda put is in quite frankly amazing. The worlds, ships and locations feel like they’re pulled directly from the original trilogy. The character designs are no different everyone looks exactly as they should and in some cases better. Darth Vader’s design for example is simply fantastic. It’s far and beyond that of his appearances in the films and yet true to them at the same time. He has never appeared more menacing or powerful as he does in this book at least in my opinion.

At the same time however there are some flaws to this issue. Most notably the excessively heavy exposition, sometimes in story telling less is more. Do I really need to be reminded of Luke’s strong connection to the force or that Han Solo is good hearted rogue? No not even slightly. Brian Wood is asking us to suspend our knowledge of the later 2 entries into the original trilogy. Focusing on a time period that isn’t that fleshed out that lies between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. I have no problem with that at all. I do take issue to having my hand held and being reintroduced to characters I have known for years. I know the concept I know the characters involved and their motivations. All I need is a new and interesting story to enjoy.

I liked the book but it just doesn’t click for me. We do get a really cool scene showing off just how badass Princess Leia can be. I really feel like that moment is the only real saving grace of the issue though. Brian Wood is a talented writer but I just haven’t been impressed with his most recent work creator owned or otherwise. What he has here is the opportunity to craft the last truly great Star Wars tale from Darkhorse. Before the comic rights of course revert back to Disney and are eventually published under Marvel. Whether or not he succeeds of course is entirely dependent on how this series plays out.


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Berkeley, CA – January 10, 2013 – When you’re a retired superhero, adrift in the city that you were once sworn to protect, no longer bound by the code of the crimefighter, what do you do? If you’re Simon Cooke you struggle to re-integrate yourself into regular society, and you become drawn to a world you’ve never known before – of pleasure, abandon, confusion and… SEX.

SEX, a new Image Comics series, takes a drastic turn from writer Joe Casey’s previous work, like BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER and GØDLAND. In an interview at Comic Book Resources’ Robot6, Casey described SEX as a comic that is “experimental in a different way … just not in an obvious way.”

Simon, formerly known as the Saint, Saturn City’s greatest hero, discovers what it is like to live not as an icon, but as person. After years of keeping himself at a distance from society, Simon finds himself ill-equipped for the tasks of a “normal” life, like running a business and navigating relationships – including with women, whom he’d stayed away from in his decade as a costumed vigilante.

And it’s not just Simon who has to adjust to the new normalcy. His former enemies, now without a nemesis, have to re-adjust and re-evaluate their lives.

With moody, shadowy art by Polish artist Piotr Kowalksi (Malignant Man), SEX takes readers into the dark underbelly of a city without a hero. In choosing Kowalski to depict this world, Casey had specific criteria that he felt Kowalski fulfilled.

“I wanted to work with Piotr because everything about his art, his storytelling, his approach to comics is infused with a cool, European vibe… because he lives and works there,” Casey related. “That vibe fits with how we want to present this story. He doesn’t shy away from the sexual content contained in the book, but gives it to you in a very non-gratuitous manner.”

Interviews with Casey about SEX have appeared on Comics Alliance and Comic Book Resources’ Robot6, and another will be published at USA Today. SEX is a new on-going, full-color comic book series for mature readers. The first issue will be in stores and available digitally on March 6.


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Chuck’s been ignoring Nancy to the point of her breaking it off, but she still cares enough to try and help him achieve his cartooning dreams. But does helping Chuck hurt the relationship even further? Check out the twist ending to “Monster Musings!”
Chuck continues to clash with the ladies over comics when all of his suggestions to Carol for a new character end up ruining any chance of her creations avoiding typical stereotypes. Can Carol combat the tired clichés and turn out an original heroine worthy enough in “’Toon Turnoff”?
Script: George Gladir
Art: Pat Kennedy, Stan Goldberg, Rich Koslowski, Mike DeCarlo
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: 1/9
160-page, full color comic
$3.99 US.

The Future of Marvel NOW! Is RAVENOUS

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The Future of Marvel NOW! Is RAVENOUS

The Future of Marvel NOW! Is RAVENOUS.

Kathryn Immonen.

Matteo Scalera.

April 2013

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