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

Written by on Jan 11, 2013
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Chris Ferrell (ATGNPodcast.com) 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 @fanboybuzz.com!

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

Show Note 1: Cocky Cosplay this week.




The Future of Marvel NOW! Is SMASH.

Written by on Jan 8, 2013
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The Future of Marvel NOW! Is SMASH.

Mark Waid.

Walter Simonson.

April 2013




Avengers Arena #2 Review

Written by on Jan 8, 2013
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Avengers Arena #2

Rating: 2/5
Publisher Name: Marvel Comics
Publisher’s Site: Marvel.com
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Pencils: Kev Walker
Number of Pages: 24
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:
ANNIHILATION’s Cammi vs. Deathlocket! AVENGER ACADEMY’s Hazmat vs. Deathlocket! But who the heck is Deathlocket? And who dies in this issue?

Reviewer’s Comments:

Thirty seconds have passed since the first issue of Avengers Arena ended. Within two more pages another character will die which will brings the total kills for the series so far up to two. Unfortunately that is the most interesting thing about this issue. AA #2 follows a most unlikely character in the grand scheme of things. One who is new as far as I can tell and is also painfully uninteresting. Her name is Rebecca Ryker aka Deathlocket the daughter of the man who created Deathlock. Rebecca along with the rest of her family was murdered by a rogue reprogrammed Deathlock unit. Of course he father couldn’t allow this to stand. In the end he was only able to bring Becca back but not before SHIELD was able to take him in to custody.

The rest of the book introduces us to the various members of the Braddock Academy. Something like a British version of the Xavier Institute or the Jean Grey School. The Academy is run by Brian Braddock better known as Captain Britain. At this point it’s kind of unclear whether Psylocke has any connection or role there. Does anyone but me find it odd that another school like this exists in the Marvel universe? Having the first mention of it turn up here just feels odd. Some of the new characters we meet have connections to existing heroes. Kid Briton for instance is an alternate universe version of Captain Britain another is Cullen Bloodstone of the Bloodstone monster hunting clan. The rest of the group seem to be of little consequence for the moment.

This issue to be blunt drags on with very little purpose or intent. It’s largely exposition which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but here it takes away from the point of the book. This is supposed to be a free for all not an episode of Dawson’s Creek with super powers. I’m not opposed to building up characters or establishing back stories but a title like this isn’t the place for it. At the very least you shouldn’t devote an entire issue to it. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Deathlocket will have a large role to play in Avengers Arena. They practically force everything about the poor girl down your throat. If she is important to the story that’s fine but there are better ways of fleshing out a character. They could have revealed her back story over a couple issues instead.

So far Avengers Arena is off to a rocky start. Issue 3 is right around the corner maybe it will get the series back on track.




The Future of Marvel NOW! Is EXPLOSIVE – TEASER!

Written by on Jan 8, 2013
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The Future of Marvel NOW! Is EXPLOSIVE - TEASER!

Daniel Way.

Phil Noto.

March 2013




Marvel Unveils The All-New, Hotly-Anticipated Second Printing Cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700!

Written by on Jan 1, 2013
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Marvel Unveils The All-New, Hotly-Anticipated Second Printing Cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700!

It’s the story that rocked headlines around the world – Peter Parker is no more. Long live the all-new Spider-Man! Due to overwhelming demand, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the ALL-NEW, jaw dropping second printing cover to Amazing Spider-Man #700 by superstar Humberto Ramos. That’s right, the 700th issue of the long running series is no longer available at the distributor level and if you missed Dan Slott & Humberto Ramos’ critically acclaimed story the first time around, head over to your local comic shop and reserve the Amazing Spider-Man #700 Second Printing Variant.

But don’t take our word for it – see what everyone has to say about Peter Parker’s final fight against Doctor Octopus!

“Slott will be remembered as one of the best Spider-Man writers of all time.” – Aint It Cool News

“[A]n emotional, impactful and memorable Spider-Man story.” – ComicBookResources.com

“Dan Slott has done everything in his power to remind us all why Peter Parker is the greatest super-hero in the Marvel Universe.” – Newsarama.com

“The conflict is certainly worthy of a milestone issue.” – IGN.com

Then, on January 9th, Marvel launches Superior Spider-Man #1, an all-new ongoing series from Slott and superstar artist Ryan Stegman (Fantastic Four, Scarlet Spider)! Shipping twice-monthly, Superior Spider-Man launches a new chapter in the Marvel mythos, as Doctor Octopus strikes out on his own to be the greatest Spider-Man this world has ever known. But can he keep up the ruse? Will Spidey’s closest allies discover the fate of Peter Parker? And can this Spider-Man truly be a hero?

Don’t miss out on the story that’s taken the world by storm—Amazing Spider-Man #700 Second Printing Variant on-sale later this month at your local comic shop!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV128135)
Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
FOC – 1/7/13, ON SALE 1/30/13

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 (NOV120633)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
ON SALE – 1/9/13




You don’t tell me where to go!

Written by on Dec 26, 2012
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Spiderman headbutts walls!

Spiderman headbutts walls!




Classic Comic Review #10: Spider-Man, Storm and Power Man…Battle Smokescreen!

Written by on Jul 4, 2012
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In honor of The Amazing Spider-Man Film arriving in theaters and the many fans who will sit down and watch it this Fourth of July weekend, the Classic Comic Review presents:

Spider-Man, Storm and Power Man…Battle Smokescreen! 1982

Publisher: Marvel Comics Group

No one knows who the creative team was. There’s no listing for a writer, penciller, inker, etc. So it’s all a mystery.

The story is basically a PSA (Public Service Announcement) alerting comic book readers about the dangers of smoking. It features Power Man aka Luke Cage whose coaching a track team in the inner city. The star of the team Bret keeps performing worse and worse and it’s revealed that he’s been smoking. Power Man follows the teen to a club where he discovers this as well as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The two heroes enlist the help of the X-man Storm.

Readers find out about the bad guys plan when they’re introduced to the villains’ leader Smokescreen. He plans to influence the results of the high school track meet in order to control the local betting scene. Smokescreen intends to that by getting Bret hooked on cigarettes until he’s physically out of shape. Of course our heroes help out and stop Smokescreen’s plan.

For its time, it was a good PSA. The art is nice and the story though a little cheesy, is a good one.

It was nice to read and it was awesome to see Spider-Man, Power Man, and Storm.




Classic Comic Review #7: WHAT IF… THE HULK HAD KILLED WOLVERINE?

Written by on May 11, 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…

WHAT IF… THE HULK HAD KILLED WOLVERINE?  Vol. 2 50th Issue June 1993

Marvel Comics

Writer:  John Arcudi

Penciller: Armando Gil

Colors: Gina Going

Editor: Craig Anderson

Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco

I love the WHAT IF… series because it always gives readers the opportunity to go down another path in the Marvel Universe.  In this case, the path takes us down the road of what would happen if the Hulk killed Wolverine and shows readers the consequences of that one particular action…the results are amazing and if you want to the answer to the question then you’ll enjoy this book.

Writer John Arcudi gives readers an excellent and enjoyable story.  The pace is smooth and sound and every action that is taken by a character in the story builds up until you have disasterous but excellent results.  The art however is in my opinion ugly.  Armando Gil depiction of the Hulk is the one of the worst that I’ve seen.  I know the Hulk is a monster but his appearance is still beautiful and Gil just makes him and the majority of the other characters such as Rogue ugly.

Over  all, the story is good and I think readers will enjoy traveling down the path not taken with Utau the Watcher guiding them.

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 #3: Avengers Masterworks Volume 1 Avengers Nos. 1-5

Written by on May 1, 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’ll be reviewing 3 comics that have to do with the team.

Avengers Masterworks Volume 1 Avengers Nos. 1-5

Publisher: DC Comics 1963, 1964, 1993

Writer: Stan Lee

Penciller: Jack Kirby

Inkers; Dick Ayers, Paul Reinman, George Roussos

Colorist: Janet Jackson

Letterers: Sam Rosen, Art Simek

Publication Design: Joe Kaufman

Original Series Editor: Stan Lee

Assistant Editor: Mindy Newell

Editor: Tom Brevoort

Editor in Chief: Tom DeFalco

I want to thank my co-worker  librarian Mike Schau for putting this book in my hand and told me “This is your homework assignment.” I also want to dedicated this Classic Comic Review to him because he’s a huge Jack Kirby fan.

Well folks, if you want to know the origins of the Avengers, this tells you how it all began, this is the original A-Team.  I’m not going to spoil this book for you but it’s a must read if you’re interested in reading The Avengers.  It’s great story-telling with amazing art. Stan Lee in his excelsior manner, gives you the scoop in his introduction and of course readers have the opportunity to enjoy his writing.  But the main event of this book is Jack Kirby’s artwork.

Throughout the years, many seemed to have forgotten or don’t even know that Stan Lee co-created The Avengers with Jack Kirby (among other comic book characters and teams).  And it’s unfortunate that Jack Kirby doesn’t even get an acknowledgement in the credits of the superhero films of the characters that he co-created that have come out.

Let just give you a few of the characters that wouldn’t exist without Jack Kirby:  the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Iron Man, the original X-Men, the Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Galactus, Uatu the Watcher, Magneto, Ego the Living Planet, the Inhumans and their hidden city of Attilan, and the Black Panther — comics’ first known black superhero —and his African nation of Wakanda and that’s just at Marvel.  He also created characters for DC comics.

Right now, there’s a campaign to create a Jack Kirby museum. You can follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/JackKirbyMuseumr and check out this site for more information: http://kirbymuseum.org/popupcampaign.

Stay tuned my fellow Comicmaniacs, there are two more Avengers inspired classic comic reviews on the way! Also look out for more interviews in the Comicmaniac Spotlight. 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.


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Written by on Jun 18, 2011
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