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Rogue One: Best to get those Disney related rewatches in now.  And that Darth Vader bit at the end is always chilling.

the Founder: Story of the founding of the McDonald's empire and the man who helped build and steal it from the original McDonald brothers.

Arrow s.1:  Where that whole Berlanti/DC 'verse begins.  And its..nice?  Sure, nice to see that Ollie can be just as much of a bonehead sometimes as his buddy Barry.

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7/24-7/31
Okja:  One girl's quest to rescue her mutant giant pig friend from an evil AgriBusiness and their washed-up animal show host lackey.  With assistance from an animal liberation/rights group that somehow isn't terrible.

Legends of Tomorrow s.2.  I actually started with the finale of s.1 as that was about the maximum Vandal Savage and the Hawks I wanted to deal with.  Golden Age Vixen, Steel and the Legion of Doom were a much needed replacement.  Plus the JSA, King Arthur and Jonah Hex.

7/31-8/7
the Incredible Jessica James:  Entertaining romcom with former the Daily Show correspondant Jessica Williams and the IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd.
American Ultra:  Basically What If the Jason Bourne movies were stoner comedies.  Jesse Eisenberg makes a surprisingly competent action guy, Topher Grace is unsurprisingly a super-face punchable government douchebag and even as midlevel CIA agent Connie Britton makes a great mom.

CHEESE IT

Jul. 18th, 2013 08:11 pm
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cheese it

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Apr. 29th, 2013 07:39 pm
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The Lincoln Lawyer: Mathew McConaughey is the epitome of defense lawyers, with no trick to dirty if it gets his client off.  Which bites him on the ass more than a bit when his latest case, defending Ryan Phillipe, sticks him with a dangerous sociopath who likes to play games with everyone around him...

Killing Them Softly: An excellent bit of crime noir.  And the odd bit where segments of political speeches from the mortage/housing bubble financial crisis is used to set up an pay-off speech at the very end from Brad Pitt's contract killer...

Superman vs. the Elite: An animated adaptation of a story from one of the Superman comics.  Where Big Blue is matched against a pseudo-version of The Authority.  Mostly what I take away from this, is that the spoken version of someone aping Ellisian stand-in character dialogue is crazy annoying.,,
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lurkerwithout: (Reading cat)
Invincible continues to only have a limited amount of its titular character. Instead mostly focusing on Invinci-Bulletproof. And also what happened with Monster Girl and Robot when they trapped in that alien universe...

The creepiest part of Saucer Country isn't the possibility of actual aliens. But that the UFOologist stuff is based on real people...

The Shade moves into its final arc, with a return to London and Frazer Irving as the new artist...

With Resurrection Man slated for the next round of cancellation it looks like DnA is working to at least finish up their main story. Sadly, I think I'll have to consider Resurrection Man to have been similar to the relaunched Static Shock. Something that never really approached its potential...

After numerous prequel samples in DHP, Brian Wood launches the Massive. A post-apocalyptic oceanic scifi story...

And also from Wood is a new Conan the Barbarian. Still Harren instead of Cloonan on art. And the dude on the cover really, really, really doesn't look like Conan. But on the plus side Conan totally messes up a dude and his girlfriend does a number on some guards...

And lastly Knights of the Dinner Table has the Knights back on their regular campaign world after pretty much blowing up Bag World. Plus Tank helps to coach Crutch for another attempt to pass his GM credentials test. I'm always glad to see strips with Crutch in them...

Secret Six

May. 31st, 2012 06:45 pm
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So how much does a pack of minfigs go for? Because this set definitely tempts me...
lurkerwithout: (Reading cat)
In addition to my pull list my comic's shop held the Archaia Free Comic Book Day book for me. Its a slim little hardcover with a new Mouse Guard story as well as samples from their other titles...

The Tick returns with the Tick/Invincible where the Image hero gets summoned to the far less serious super-hero universe by a villain who's a mash-up of Marvin the Martian and the Martian Manhunter. Its even got a two-page spread parodying Kirkman's spray-the-walls violence...

Plus this week also has a regular issue of Invincible with more fall-out from Mark's recovery and escape from Viltrumite custody...

Fatale finishes up its first arc with an unexpected face-turn from one of the supposed bad guys...

Hopefully this isn't the actual last issue for iZombie since its more than a bit of a cliff-hanger...

Courtney Crumrin looks at some of the incidents in the title character's previous stories from the perspective of the normal townsfolk. Just a reminder that the effects of spells doesn't stop when Courtney stopped paying attention to them...

And finally a new Resurrection Man with a cross-over with the new Suicide Squad. I still don't like that they felt the need to give the Wall such a total physical make-over but at least her manipulative, twisty and abrasive personality is still the same...
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Got my missed Conan the Barbarian from last week. Wood and Cloonan continue to knock this one out of the park with their adaptation of "Queen of the Black Coast"...

This month's Prophet moves to a different Prophet clone and a new weird scifi setting. Still great though...

Knights of the Dinner Table focuses mostly on two stories. The UT+2 vs. Knobby Foot in Bag World and the Black Hands with Gordo behind the screen. Though there are some sub-plots going on involving Crutch trying to get his GM credentials and Weird Pete looking to get involved with "rogue" Hackmaster groups, looking to win some back to the sanctioned fold...

Thunderbolts is more original team meets new team, with the "hero" vs. "hero" fight leading to the rote team-up. Well except that nearly everyone involved at this point is like 90% villain/10% hero...

Wonder Woman an Hermes travel to the Underworld to rescue Zola. Also I'm trying to figure out whether Eros is supposed to be Hephasteus son in this version or if he just really gets along well with his step-father...

Only skimmed most of the latest Dark Horse Presents, but its still got 8-new pages of Finder and some more Evan Dorkin oddness and some Criminal Macabre. Plus a Russian crime story that I wouldn't mind seeing some more of...
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Another very heavy week. And even though the store got shorted on the latest issue of the Wood/Cloonan Conan, they did get in the issue of Mouse Guard: the Black Axe I missed from a few weeks back. With the new weilder of the Black Axe having to go into the briar patch to face a killer fox...

I also got another unexpected issue of Lobster Johnson: the Burning Hand. I swear I manage to miss seeing this when checking the week's releases every time. Anyway, L.J. and his crew continue to face off against the mob's hired supernatural assassin...

The latest Resurection Man has Mitch Shelley encountering a pair of extra-normal investigators. One of whom may end up having the clues he needs to piece together his past...

The Shade concludes his adventure in Spain with demons vanquished, evil thwarted and fashion rescued...

I'm still on the fence about Paul Cornell's Saucer Country, but the various oddities and characters now look to be working into a more coherent story at least...

The Unwritten begins its new arc with a visit to somewhere and a team-up between the Tinker and Pauly the Bunny. Pauly is still a selfish asshole by the way...

Glory takes a look at future, but really it was the preview for the new Youngblood at end that draws my attention. Mostly just in showcasing how truly vast the difference in skill levels are between Ross Campbell and Rob Liefeld. Seriously, dude still can't draw feet or waists or arrows. Why would you make a super-team whose leader is an archer if you can't draw a fucking arrow?

Ungh. Right, back to good comics with the second issue of Saga. With lots of weird, alien bounty hunters and robots deadly plants and ghosts and a baby...

Over on Adventure Time with Finn & Jake are titular heroes refuse to give up in their quest to save the world from the Liche King and his super-magic bag of holding. Teaming up with Desert Princess and Princess Bubblegum and Lumpy Space Princess and Marceline and even the Ice King...

And finally a new Courtney Crumrin ongoing from Oni. And it starts with Courtney seemingly making an actual friend. Though that may be speaking too soon. Seriously, new Courtney Crumrin, in color even...

*shrug*

Feb. 2nd, 2012 05:44 pm
lurkerwithout: (Blue Rajah)
I'm pretty apathetic about DC's decision to do a bunch of Watchmen prequel comics. Though I have to wonder how much fan outrage there would be if Moore had done the story with the actual Charleton Comics characters and not more "real" expies of them...

And I have to say that the Silk Spectre title is mildy intriguing to me, in that I would love to see a pulp style action girl story from Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner. I mean not really this one, but if they were to do an independent project I'd be all over that...
lurkerwithout: (Reading cat)
And now the Thunderbolts vs. the Knights of the Round Table. Plus more proof, that no matter the comic book universe, Merlin is a giant a-hole...

Daredevil is the 2nd half of a cross-over with a Spider-man book which is kind of annoying. And it doesn't have its regular artists. But Kano shows he's no slouch. And bonus Matt Murdock/Black Cat flirting...

Wonder Woman gets to spend some more time with her newly expanded family. As apparantly Zeus has pulled a runner and so his brothers are preparing to claim his realm I guess?

This month's Blue Beetle has too much angsty teens and not enough robot gorilla sadly...
lurkerwithout: (Reading cat)
Quick post on today's comics. So DC according to this latest issue of the Shade there was no JSA but at least Vigilante and Lady Fatal (seriously?) were active during WW2? Your new reboot continuity makes no sense! And thats ignoring the whole compression of all the Robins over a 5 year period. Oh well, at least this "Times Past" interlude has some fantastic Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone art...

Oh hey, new Lobster Johnson mini. With a plucky girl reporter even...

And lo the Cabal would fight against the new improved mystical might of Tommy in the Unwritten with the power of the unliscensed fanfic?

And Resurrection Man gets an all-new origin. Involving government black ops and Mitch being a giant asshole...

Invincible and his new pal Dinosaurus are still working to make the world a better place. Just in time for Allan the Alien to show up with his plan for the Earth...

And finally Scalped has the FBI making their play against Red Crow while Shunka goes to settle things one last time with Dash...
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And first comics shipment of the year. And a fairly large pull to start off. Begining with the next Villains for Hire as the criminal crews of the Purple Man and Misty Knight jockey for position...

Thunderbolts takes a bit of a pause with the time traveling to check in briefly with Luke Cage and the others as they work at rebuilding the Raft and hunting for the various escapees...

The faculty and new students of Avengers Academy may be in for then they can handle thanks to the psi-vampire and half-Dire Wratih Hybrid...

MOving away from Marvel's capes to DC, Stacic Shock has a kidnapping of one of Virgil's sisters along with shake-ups in organization of the criminal group he's facing...

iZombie gives us the back story of Zombie Lincoln, American Patriot under the pencils of guest artist J. Bone. Giving the book a much more cartoonish look this time around...

Rookie hero Mudman keeps going after the bank robbers who accidentally led to his own origin...

And finally a new series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. This time the two are mashing up noir and horror in Fatale. With something that looks to be working from the mysterious and deadly woman trope of noir stories...
lurkerwithout: (Who's next)


I do so love Mike Maihack's Batgirl/Supergirl comics...

Stylin'

Oct. 17th, 2011 08:12 pm
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lurkerwithout: (Reading cat)
Only three books this week, all DC/Vertigo. Starting with the next issue of the Resurrection Man relaunch. With Mitch Shelly plug the holes in his memory. At the same time being chased by the Body Doubles. Who are like characters from a CW pseudo-teen drama. If the drama was about gun-toting violence-crazy killer elites...

Also the first issue in James Robinson's new the Shade miniseries. Apparantly each issue will have a different artist. This first issue has the excellent Cully Hamner. And the issue references stuff from Starman and Cry for Justice. Yet has the nuDC version of Deathstroke show up. Which is confusing since nuDC doesn't have a JSA. Seriously, how does the Shade's backstory and face-turn work without a JSA? Since that should mean no Starman or Starman-legacy. Or..argh. This makes my head hurt even more then there still somehow being all four boy Robins...

Last up is the Unwritten. Where Tommy gets to spend some quality time with his previously unknown half-brother. Which of course involves some fighting, just like regular siblings...

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