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Green Lantern #19 Review

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Green Lantern #19

Rating: 4/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Ardian Syaf/Szymon Kudranski
Number of Pages: 32 pgs.
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:
Which one hero has the power to bring down all the Lantern Corps?

Reviewer’s Comments:
Things are not looking good for Hal, Sinestro or Simon for that matter with a gun pointed at his head. Sinestro quickly leaves Simon behind as he attends to more important matters: Korugar.

When he arrives, not everyone is happy to see him; everyone meaning Arsona. He tells her his plan to stop the First Lantern which involves militarizing his home planet. The Lantern stops him first however before he or Arsona can do anything. Making him relive many of his past memories, Sinestro sees it all flash before him making him remember his love for her. However, that’s short lived after she is immediately murdered right in front of his eyes, and in a two page spread, Korugar is blown to pieces. When Hal realizes Korugar has been destroyed and there are millions more dead arriving, he finally makes the tough decision committing suicide. In the meantime, Sinestro has given up willpower for what seems to be the fear he currently feels.

Geoff Johns does a bit of a cheat since last issue. The last splash page left the reader thinking Hal killed himself at the end but it’s not until the end of this episode it actually happens. The story mostly focuses on Sinestro’s return and his first fight with the First Lantern. It is actually pretty emotionally charged, and Johns nicely connects Hal’s suicide with Sinestro’s rebirth of fear. What culminates is a sad yet moving story.

Ardian Syaf and Szymon Kudranski continue their fill in duties with the former on the real world art and the latter on the Dead Zone art. Both are quite effective working on the book, and were welcome surprises since the last issue brought them on. Syaf easily handles the space stuff, and Kudranski does the Dead Zone quite beautifully as it works well with his style.

Next issue is Johns’ last issue, and I am a bit surprised how fast that flew by. No matter what, all will be well.

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Tommy Zimmer is an upcoming writer of short stories, comic books, journalism/media reviews, screenplays, and anything related to writing. On zimmert101.wordpress.com, you can view his latest work, and see what exciting things he is currently doing!!

 




The Phantom Stranger #7 Review

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The Phantom Stranger #7

Rating: 5/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Writer: Dan DiDio/JM DeMatteis
Pencils: Gene Ha
Number of Pages: 32 pgs.
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:
Do you dare ask who slayed the Stranger?

Reviewer’s Comments:
As The Phantom Stranger sits before the man he betrayed in a church, a priest approaches him. The priest knows when something is troubling someone. The problem for the Stranger is he cannot reveal about his problem truly to the priest as much as he may want to, and he promptly exits.

As the story’s prologue closes, the Stranger and his dog friend discuss mysticism and how it could possibly be the solution to the Strangers’ problems. Unfortunately, he says he does not want to hear of it but just wants to find his family. The Stranger is taken off course to meet reporter Jack Ryder, and see him die amidst a catastrophe involving the Challengers of the Unknown. However, Jack being the brave reporter he is goes out there to do what he does best. As the Stranger sees what happens to yet another person who crosses paths with him, he decides to ignore his dog friend, and go back to the heart of the matter: what happened to his family. As he arrives back at Mister Thirteen’s house, a question and a death await him…

Dan DiDio and JM DeMatteis continue to score in this series. The Stranger is not only an interesting character but becomes more interesting and deeper with each issue. The struggles are apparent within the crux of the character, and his story continues to make more and more left turns keeping things fresh.

Gene Ha seems to be the new series artist for now, and it’s a welcome stay. He gives the series a fresh new style that really works for it. He nails the supernatural aspects but also the real and larger than life events as well. I also like the little things he does with the Stanger’s eyes and reactions.

Hopefully, Ha stays on for a little, and I know unfortunately DiDio will leave soon but we will have DeMatteis which guarantees a good story. All in all, one of the better reads each first week of the month.
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Tommy Zimmer is an upcoming writer of short stories, comic books, journalism/media reviews, screenplays, and anything related to writing. On zimmert101.wordpress.com, you can view his latest work, and see what exciting things he is currently doing!!




We Love Fine Announces Winners of Power Rangers Design Contest

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We Love Fine Announces Winners of Power Rangers Design Contest

WeLoveFine.com is announcing the winning designs in their Power Rangers Design Contest, all of which are now available in the store as official Power Rangers merchandise!
Dozens of talented artists participated in this competition and the results are ten outstanding designs that capture the excitement and spirit of this enduring action series; among the winners are the grand prize winner as well as Judges’ Pick awards chosen by Saban Entertainment vice president, Elie Dekel, and actor Paulie Schrier (“Bulk” from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!).

Congratulations to all of the winners and they are:

Grand Prize Winner: $1,170 Cash!

“Rogues Gallery” by Jerry Bennett

Judges Pick: Elie Dekel: $400 Cash!
“Alpha 5 Playtime” by Shirley Lam

 

Judges Pick: Paulie Scheer – $400 Cash!

“Doragon Renjiya” by Brian Nguyen

 

Runner Up: $150 WeLoveFine Gift Certificate:

“Heroes” by Eric Berry

 

Runner Up: $150 WeLoveFine Gift Certificate:

“Shock of Ages” by Sara Miscavage

Honorable Mentions: $50 WeLovefine Gift Certificate:

“Villainous” by Daniel Toledo

“Mighty Megazord” by Mandy Lennon

“Rangers Are Go” by Nick Rivers

“Black Ranger Rises” by Moysche Designs

“Tommy Generation” by Tico Jimenez

To learn more about the artists click here.




MIND WAVE COMICS COMING TO C2E2!

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MIND WAVE COMICS travels to C2E2 for an exciting exhibit, rad creator signings, and amazing all ages books!

Chicago, Illinois – MIND WAVE COMICS is excited to announce it will exhibiting at C2E2 in the windy city, taking place April 26th-28th, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago!

“Con season 2013 is off to an awesome start and MIND WAVE is pumped to be returning to the windy city to be a part of C2E2 again!” exclaimed MIND WAVE COMICS Co-founder Dave Wheeler. Come by our tables and meet our creators, some of the latest and greatest talent in the field today.

Many of the MIND WAVE CREW will be on hand this weekend to sign, interview and sketch at Artist Alley tables K6 & K7

Samir Barrett (The Bolt Strikes, The Misadventures of Wonderboy)
Heidi Foland (Totem)
Kara Leopard (Madame Monster)
Joel Vollmer (Mechani-gal)
Dave Wheeler (The Bolt Strikes, The Misadventures of Wonderboy, Totem)

Fans who visit the booth will get the chance to pick up a C2E2 EXCLUSIVE MIND WAVE COMICS PRESENTS anthology showing off several up and coming titles coming soon from MIND WAVE COMICS.

In addition, a limited number of out of print books will be available for purchase!

See you at C2E2!

About MIND WAVE COMICS
Founded in 2010 by Dave Wheeler and Samir Barrett. Mind Wave Comics is the newest alternative, creator owned Comics Company on the scene. Creating comics for the young and young at heart Mind Wave prides itself on creating innovative stories with memorable characters included in titles such as The Bolt Strikes, The Misadventures of Wonderboy and TOTEM. Enough with the doom and gloom in comics, we’re bringing back the rad versus the bad!




Stock*Pile Comics Launches New Title “Broken Legacy”

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Stock*Pile Comics Launches New Title

Stock*Pile Comics is proud to announce the launch of the the new comic “Broken Legacy” by writer Rian Miller and artist Jesse Munoz.

 Broken Legacy is a fantasy/action comic book series which tells the story of brothers Tobias and Gabriel. At a young age they find themselves thrust into an unforgiving world and forced to forfeit a normal childhood. Relying on one another to survive, a strong bond formed between the two who have grown up and devoted their lives to helping others escape a fate similar to their own.
A new threat emerges when a group of undesirables led by a man called Malacan attempt to abduct a young boy from a village under Toby and Gabe’s protection. What the brothers do not yet know is what Malacan wants with the child and what that will mean to the fate of their home and their people. High-flying action, treacherous deceit, the exploration of a magical world, and tremendous heartbreak lie ahead for our heroes, as well as a secret about their past which will make all the difference in deciding the course of their future.
Broken Legacy #1 marks the beginning of the first arc in the unfolding saga of Tobias and Gabriel. Underlying the otherworldly creatures, heart-pounding adventure, and sense of wonder of Broken Legacy is a story about doing what’s right in the face of adversity and the importance of having someone to trust in and rely on. A story that, despite it’s fantastic nature, anyone can relate to.
Broken Legacy was funded by backer donations on Kickstarter.com
Broken Legacy #1 is available digitally April 3, 2013 at www.stockpilecomics.bigcartel.com and will premiere in print at Boston Comic Con, April 20 – 21, 2013.
Stock*Pile Comics is an independent comic imprint formed by former Kubert School classmates, Jesse Munoz, Rian Miller, Joel Lolar, and Jacob Rhodes. Stock*Pile comics has published two previous comics, Forever Winter and Man-Gull.
BROKEN LEGACY #1
Written by RIAN MILLER
Art & Cover by JESSE MUNOZ
ON SALE APRIL 2013




Arcade Brewery at C2E2, Zombie Pub Crawl, and our 2nd Brew &Tweet!

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Coming up next for Arcade Brewery:

We are providing some secret Arcade Brewery zombie swag, including a Tony Moore signed print and signed shotgun shells at this year’s ph Productions’ Zombie Pub Crawl on April 20th.

Come see us at this years C2E2! We will be on a Beer and Comics panel with Revolution, 3 Floyds, Goose, Barnaby Starve, CB Cebulski, Tony Moore and more! April 27th, 6:30-7:30 PM.

The brewery is moving along on schedule and are currently in review on our license. We can’t wait to get our brews in your hands!

This Saturday, we’ll be hosting our second monthly Brew and Tweet. The event will begin at 8:00 pm CST. Location? Basically anywhere you have access to Netflix Instant.

So, what is Brew and Tweet?

We, as a community, decide on a movie that’s playing on Netflix Instant. We use a Netflix Instant title, so more people have access.
Everyone who wants to participate presses play at 8:00 PM CST
We all tweet our comments (e.g. MST 3000) and also talk about the brews we have in hand. Don’t forget to hashtag #kiltscreen after each tweet so we can all follow the same feed.
If you missed the first Brew and Tweet. we watched Highlander to celebrate the William Wallace Wrestle Fest design competition. This week, we’ve selected a few movies that we think would be fun for the event and need your help deciding what we watch.

Here are the options for this month’s Brew and Tweet:

Evil Dead (1981)
During an unplanned stop at a remote cabin deep within the woods, a group of teens falls prey to a mysterious supernatural force. As his pals become possessed and turn into flesh-eating zombies, Ash Williams tries to keep his cool and save his skin.

Tremors (1990)
After a seismologist gets unusual readings on her equipment, handymen Val and Earl must save their town when they discover 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Double Dragon (1994)
In earthquake-ravaged “New Angeles,” an evil tycoon holds half of the “Double Dragon,” a medallion that — when whole — will give him mystical powers. But two teen brothers possess the other half — and aren’t about to give it up without a fight.

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Two scientists have created a virtual reality 1930s Los Angeles so true-to-life that the occupants don’t know they exist only in a computer chip — until a homicide connects the parallel worlds of the simulated and the creators.

Shaolin Soccer (2001)
A down-on-his-luck ex-soccer player, injured during a rigged match, joins forces with a former monk to assemble an unlikely team of players — the monk’s awkward Shaolin brothers — harnessing the discipline and power of kung fu.

To vote, go to our Facebook Page this week and tell us what we should watch together this Saturday!






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