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616 Episode #1! “Frikin Joss Whedon” check out the newest podcast on the Nerd_Circuit!

Discussions about AvX #1, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and many other series of comics!

“616” The comic-book podcast, discussing all of your favorite superheroes and comic universes! Check us out on itunes! Hosted by Matt Wilson, Steven Canet, and Justn JennettImage

Marvel’s “Season One” series, will be a new line of gorgeously painted graphic novels. Each will focus on the classic origin and golden age history of the characters and hopefully bring them into the modern age.  Fans new and old will be able to enjoy the re-telling of these wonderful characters’ epic history!

“Ant-Man: Season One” by Tom DeFalco and Horacio Domingues, will be on sale July, 2012

“Doctor Strange: Season One” by Greg Pak and Emma Rios on sale September, 2012

“Hulk: Season One” by Fred Van Lente & Tom Fowler, will be on sale August, 2010

“Fantastic Four: Season One” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Daid Marquez, is one sale now

“X-Men; Season One” by Dennis Hopeless & Jamie McKelvie, is on sale now

It’s been a fun ride! But unfortunately, Jonathan Hickman’s incredible mega-epic will be ending in the coming months. Can’t believe that over 600 issues of the “Fantastic Four” and 16+ issues of the “Future Foundation” are out! Jonathan Hickman claims that now with AvX, it seems appropriate and the right time to cleanly wrap up the current Fantastic Four series. Dare I say, but Jonathan Hickman has kept the fantastic Four and their story close to the heart of the Marvel Universe, paying credit to the king himself, Jack Kirby. Looking forward to the final issues of this series! Check it out when you can and keep your eyes open for the FF in AvX!

Excelsior!

Hickman will be wrapping up “Fantastic Four” at issue #611 and “Future Foundation” at issue #23 this coming October

It has been quite a while since I have posted!
Anyway, IT HAS FINALLY COME! AVENGERS VS X-MEN!! Comic book nerds everywhere will are drooling from excitement! This is just a teaser right now. I will be writing a full article once issue 1 comes out. I will be reviewing each “VS” between heroes!

 

If you missed issue #0, be sure to check it out on the Marvel Comics App

*Note: I will be reviewing every #1 issue of DC’s New 52 Universe:

The Flash:

First of all, Hats off to Francis Manapul (artist). One of the most gorgeously drawn, colored, and stylized single issues I’ve seen in years! One thing that I think makes this comic so incredible done is that the artist (Manapul) is also the writer (along with BRIAN BUCCELLATO). I’m not bashing the writers, but no matter how well artists and writers work together, the artist will always have to adjust and fit their designs to the writers’ preference. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does limit and dull SOME comics and stories. Sometimes, when that happens, the story and art doesn’t always flow as nicely as anticipated. With Francis Manapul’s “The Flash”, that is for sure, not the case at all. As the writer AND artist,  Manapul is able to unleash all of his talent, without any restrictions or boundaries to another person’s preferences. Flash #1 flows and reads so well! It really is one of the first times where I’ve really considered the flash as “powerful”.I would kill for a movie adaptation in this style. Every comic book fan can tell you that there is nothing more frustrating than when reading a comic book that has incredible cover art but then really weak art on the inside. Every panel in “The Flash” issue #1 could be displayed as its own cover art. Manapul gives the flash a very unique and retro look to his suit, but yet totally brings his own new excitement and style to the flash, such as the lightning darting across and out of Flash’s costume, along with his new subtle boot and mask redesign. Another thing I enjoyed is that Manapul made Barry Allen into a very likeable character. Let’s face it, the Flash can be a bit of a drag at times. Manapul brings a new, vibrant life to this beloved character. You don’t have to know much about The Flash’s origin before picking up this issue. Francis Manapul does a super swell job introducing the character into a world where he already known who his identity is. I was afraid that this was going to be a very long and boring origin story, but Manapul does a fantastic job of summing it up in less than half a page, along with a gorgeous backdrop of Barry Allen suiting up.    The dialogue was beyond amazing. each panel felt like it flowed seamlessly into the next, creating an almost movie like sense. I very much enjoyed this issue and I very much look forward to reading more in this series and more of Francis Manapul’s work.

Issue #1

Hello! Talk about nerd boners…..I mean, look at this cover art for this incredible short from DC’s showcase bin! I was completely blown away! If you are a fan of comic books, the you will LOVE this. It takes a very very classic but yet gritty approach to these characters and retelling of their story.

DC Comics threw together a few, very gorgeously animated and written shorts, along with Superman/Shazam. I wont give away what they are, I wouldst want to ruin the surprise. Both nostalgic fans of the classic Superman and newer comic book readers will defiantly enjoy watching this. It packs a pretty big punch. The fight scenes with Shazam, Superman, and Black Adam are pretty intense. I would most definitely enjoy a  live action movie adaptation, if done in this style. WATCH IT! I’m not going to give too many details away because I don’t want to spoil the fun and I’m also lazy…..so, yeah…watch it.