Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Odds and Ends...

I read the first three issues of Fear Itself Marvel's summer crossover. I am enjoying it so far but one nagging thing the fear angle. Now maybe it is happening in the tie ins but so far there has been a lack of heroes feeling/confronting their greatest fears which was all over the teasers for this event.

Last week Gene Colan died.He was a great comic artist who was know for his dark lines and a sense of getting supernatural/horror and mechanical depending on what the story needed. More importantly he was the artist of Tomb of Dracula and a well remembered run on Batman. He was also the artist for Howard the Duck including the issues introducing KISS into comics.(yes that KISS).

See that picture? That is the new lineup for the JLA. Yeah the members you go who are they to?One is Element Woman a new version of an old character and somebody who looks like Black Canary but apparently isn't. Best bet is that it's Zealot from Wildcats(yeah I know)

Incidentally has I said on twitter,Wonder Woman's costume is probably the best of Jim Lee's redesigns. I like the use of silver and more toned down colors.

Any ideas for articles people? I can't review many current comics cause I am poor and jobless

Thursday, June 23, 2011

RANNNTTT!! Terra Nova

Okay a quick little rant. Anyone who has watched FOX for more then 5 minutes has probably seen commercials for their new show Terra Nova. The premise is its the future the world is screwed so lets go back to prehistoric times. ???? Yeah I don't it either. The looks of it make it appear to be maybe thousand or so people traveling back to screw the Earth. So where do more people come from? There is a few options:
1.This isn't really the past but an alien world/dimension ala Land of the Lost so there might be more people
2.This is really a creationist fairytale where we will be treated to fully human cavepeople riding dinos on saddles.
3.The creators didn't really care and thought hey were making this for FOX so it probably won't last even a season.

Yes I know Fringe is on FOX.

Yes this might be good but I don't have high hopes

Monday, June 20, 2011

Interesting Flashpoint/Relaunch Idea

Thanks to Raging Bullets for inspiring this idea

So for those reading Flashpoint know that two heroes from the current DCU are trapped there those being Flash(Barry Allen) and Booster Gold. Flashpoint leads into the relaunch. My theory is that the changes made to the DCU would be partially because of Barry and Booster( and perhaps Starman in Legion and Firestorm going kaboom).

If somehow Barry and Booster has to reform the DCU with their memories it would explain details of some of the new books.

What is one of the best story arcs of Booster Gold? The story about Booster trying to prevent Barbara Gordon from getting shot. What is one of the new titles? Barbara Gordon has Batgirl again

Also Booster gets his greatest wish to be a respected team leader in JLI.

The Flash was isn't has concrete cause we don't know who The Flash and Kid Flash are in the relaunch.If the Flash is Barry expect Kid Flash to be Wally which would be is fondest memories has a hero

Incidentally I agree with the Raging Bullets guys that Barry is the Reverse Flash of Flashpoint.The man out of time or dimension so to speak

Monday, June 13, 2011

Podcast Update

It has been awhile since I last updated my list of podcasts I listen to.

Art of Wrestling-Colt Cabana interviews fellow wrestlers about their life and their craft,sometimes incitefull frequently funny.

A Bit of Chat with Ken Plume- interview show with people in entertainment needs more James Urbaniak

Card Subject to Change Podcast Network-Programme w/Matt and Ben,Tope Con Coolio,and Saturday Night Slammasters-funny wrestling talk with a focus on Indies and Classic wrestling

Comic Geek Speak-love comics? you probably already listen to this :)

DR Who Podshock-good Whocast specially the live feedback shows

Dr Who Radio Free Skaro-the best Whocast I have heard

Doomhouse-not sure if this will continue since the premise has changed

Grizzly Bear Egg Cafe-Clayton and Mike share comic,movie,tv,and music news

I Want Wrestling-Dave Lagana does his own version of Art of Wrestling but mostly focusing on behind the scenes guys

Legion of Substitute Podcasters-must listen not only for Legion fans but DCU fans in general

On the Tube Podcast-Tina and James from Doomhouse talk movies and tv and life stuff. Funnier then I could describe

Radio Free Cybertron- Transformers talk

Raging Bullets- another great DCU podcast that our cool enough to link to this here blog

Reality Wasted-entertainment podcast who one of the guys reads this. Hi Donny! Is this podcast coming back?

Smart Video Game Fan-kind of a laid back video game talk

Smart Wrestling Fan-I still miss Wiggly on this but still a funny listen specially when Mr Mutant Larry is on

Television Zombies-I miss Tina(now on Tubecast)and her laugh on this but the other guys our cool and nice guys so i continue to listen

This American Life-just listen

Thoughts Out of Context-Chris is a good man who deserves more listen has he talks about wrestling,theater or other stuff

2 Minute Timelord-Chip talks about Who for about 2 minutes except when he doesn't

We Talk Games-Wiggly and others uhh talk games. Best video game podcast specially for more retro talk

A Wiggly World-Wiggly talks about life,religion,music,and tech talk but nobody cares about tech talk

Wrestlecrap Radio-Blade and RD sometimes actually talk wrestling. Still funny after all these years

The Wrestling Podcast-supplemental to my friend Tom's blog. Would listen even if I wasn't his friend :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

X-Men:Overnight Mail review

THERE WILL BE SPOILARSSS!!!(tm Television Zombies)

So saw XMFC last night very frakkin good. If you enjoy well done super heroics and aren't a slave to continuity this film is great. What you say? I thought this was a prequel so how could blah blah blah. Yes this isn't a direct prequel to the other X-movies. It's a story of how the Xavier et all first form and some elements that tie the films together but it isn't leashed by say not using Emma Frost cause she was in the HORRIBLE Wolverine movie. Now to some good and bad points to the movie

Good-Most of the cast was quite good but head and shoulders above is Michael Fassbinder has Erik/Magneto(sidenote thank you for not using the Max Eisenstat or whatever they change Magneto name to)The dude is going to be big. Jennifer Lawrence(who plays Mystique)is another standout for me cause she has a cuteness and naturalness about her.

The sixties setting was fun and different for a superhero movie. The costuming and gadgets fit well.

The little nods to Marvel and cameos were funny without being in your face. Incidentally Xavier knows about Homo mermani does this mean FOX is doing a Namor movie?(screw you Vinnie Chase!)

BAD-not much really bad about this just a few really minor quibbles. January Jones has Emma Frost,she isn't has terrible has the internet is saying but she should have been more snooty and British.
The X-Men particularly Havok while good actors didn't seem like teenagers/early 20s of the early sixties.This really is only groaning bad when Havok calls Beast badass. Badass is not a sixties slang term.
Oh and why couldn't Banshee be Irish? If he was suppose to be Irish in the movie I couldn't tell sounds like a bad Brooklyn accent.
The other extremely minor quibble I had was Darwin. Though the quibble went away once he was killed off. When he was recruited I was hoping he was Sunspot.

Am I the only one who thought the island at the end was Krakoa?

All in a all great movie you should see but you don't have to take my word for it. dun duh dun!

Now bring on the New Mutants!

Almost forgot this movie features a better origin for Chuck's paralysis. In the comic it was an alien dude who dropped a boulder on P.X. because Chuck made fun of his Van Dyke.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Rantttttt of the week

Frustrating Comic "Fans" in a nutshell."Fan"- I hate the new (insert comic here)! Me-but it hasn't come out yet you don't even know what the story will be like or even how they will get there etc. "Fan"-but (insert writer/artist) just wants to bring back (Silver Age is popular a response)

or alternately "Fan" comics were better when I was younger this new character I haven't even read sucks compared to the character I loved(see Hal Jordan vs Kyle Rayner in the 90s) Now we have the opposite with Flash "Fan"-why did they bring back Barry Allen? Wally West is so much better even though I never read Barry stories etc.

Yes I am sure we are all guilty of this to some degree. I know I am but come on calm down. Yes I prefer Babs has Oracle but Gail Simone is writing the new Batgirl title. Also who says the current universe and the relaunch aren't just different Earths?
You know Multiversity is still being worked on.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Digital Comics

Let me preference this short thing about digital comics with I don't have an ipad or read digital comics in general while I sorta like the idea I am not reading $900 electronics on the toilet.

So DC is going day and date with print starting with the relaunch in September. Great idea but one thing bugs me about this or actually digital in general. The price of digital if you thought print was getting expensive you will paying same/about the same for the digital. At least you can share the print with others.

There is major thing that I hate about digital. The eventual death of comic stores and conventions.Maybe there will be a few stores here and there but most stores will close if comics go completely digital.Though I guess will be like a vinyl fan and want paper comics. Okay so maybe conventions won't totally die but without the back issues and trades and such most will turn to rancid Hollywood shillventions (see San Diego Comic Con)

I realized I talk way too much about DC. I am a DC fan but I also am a Marvel fan. After all I did grow up a Marvel zombie. So I should do another Marvel article. Any ideas? note I haven't read Fear Itself beyond the first issue

Thursday, June 2, 2011

1.2. We have a new champ! wait no!

Okay to anyone that knows me or follows me on twitter(@soggyhydrox)know that I love wrestling.Please spare me the you know it isn't real crap or that MMA is so much cooler or even WWE/TNA is better. Wrestling fans are a lot like comics fans which is a future post right there.No today I want to talk about my favorite current wrestling company Chikara.

Now I could give you a mini history of Chikara but it might be easier just to go to or for that. You might ask okay then why should I like this Fed? Well I assume if you continued to read this you are a comic fan and a wrestling fan. Chikara has a continuity like a comic with the personalities to go with it. Great action and storytelling that keeps you involved.Plus the wrestlers both native and guest are fan freakin tastic. The main key to Chikara's success I think is availability of the talent to the fans
Okay I just wanted to do a quick post but to read more of Chikara and wrestling in general can't do any better then the Wrestling Blog
More on the DC Reboot soon and a Whatever Post on Doctor Who in the new era of my blog

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

BIg DCU Reboot and a Legdrop

So I am sure you have read about the DC Universe reboot spinning out of Flashpoint.I will get into some details released but before that one interesting thing. There will 52 new number one issues. Will there be multiple Earths involved in this reboot? After all Grant Morrison's Multiversity is still on the backburner.
So what triggers this reboot you may ask? Well the main hook is probably whatever Barry Allen does to "fix" changes made in Flashpoint but another thing is Firestorm is set to meltdown around the time this reboot is happening has of the end of Brightest Day.

Okay on to the announced series so far:

Justice League: writer-Geoff Johns artist-Jim Lee Great creative team for the first reboot release but I have the nagging feeling that Jim Lee will only be artist for a few issues.The lineup is Wonder Woman,Supes,Batman,Flash,Green Lantern(Hal),Aquaman,and Cyborg

Birds of Prey-no creative team yet but Gail Simone is not involved

Teen Titans-writer-Fabian Nicieza Now I haven't read anything he has written in years but he has been getting acclaim for Red Robin and did write New Warriors in the 90s which was one of Marvel's best titles of the decade.

Justice Society of America-hoping for something good out of this but who knows

Wonder Woman-nothing known yet but I wonder(ha!)if this will be the long rumoured Geoff Johns/Adam Hughes collaboration.

Green Lantern-first evidence that this wont be a total reboot has this will carry on from the previous series plus there will be a Lantern Corps book. Though what happened to the Red Lantern book?

Hawkman-writer-James Robinson artist-maybe Philip Tan I hope this will be good. I love most of Robinson's work but his JLA has been iffy at times though the latest arc has been fun.I want the Indiana Jonesesque Carter Hall from the Golden Age mini.

Aquaman-writer-Geoff Johns artist-Ivan Reis series launching out of Brightest Day so again not a total reboot.

other points: I don't think Barry Allen will sacrifice himself again though Wally West might. Jim Lee is redesigning 50 costumes to streamline their looks and apparently the DCU will be getting more ethnically diverse. Does this mean Vibe is returning?
And no no one is selling thier soul to the devil.

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