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Marvel Apes…UGH!!

Posted by lordcomicguy on August 18, 2008

 

 

So, I was down at my local comic dealer not to long ago, grabbing my stash, and talking shop when I noticed a page out a previews book he was flipping through that shows our beloved characters looking a tad more…primal…and by primal, I mean they were MONKEYS!!

I saw the page and laughed a bit, thinking it was a joke, but to my suprise (and disgust), this is honestly something Marvel is going to put out!! Don’t believe me? Let me show you what THEY have to say about issue #1…

COVER BY: RAMON BACHS
WRITER: KARL KESEL
PENCILS: RAMON BACHS
LETTERED BY: JARED FLETCHER

THE STORY:
Flingin’ feces, True Believer– the entire Marvel Universe has gone APE!
Just when he thinks life can’t get any worse or weirder, Marty Blank – a.k.a. that lovable loser, the Gibbon — finds himself and the brilliant-and-beautiful Dr. Fiona Fitzhugh transported to a world where monkeys rule and humans don’t exist!
SEE the spectacular simian city of Monkhattan!
MEET the hominoid heroes and villains – SPIDER-MONKEY! DOC OOK! IRON MANDRILL! SIMIAN TORCH! THE APE-VENGERS! And more!
THRILL to the return of Speedball!
CONTAINS No-Ads, as we are thrilled to present you backup tales exploring the Apeiverse!
LEARN the dark secret of the primate planet!
WORRY that the fate of the entire universe is in the hands of the Gibbon!
Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story – just the most not-to-be-missed mini-series of the season! If you only buy one (well, two) comics this month about super-powered, intelligent apes-in-capes, it must be MARVEL APES!
Rated T+ …$3.99

                                                    

What the hell is marvel thinking???? The whole Zombie idea was interesting at first and could have been so much more if they hadn’t f-ed it up but Marvel Apes?!?! You know, I sorta get it…that with the success of comic movies bringing more and more newbies into the fold…that they want to put things out there to appeal to new, younger readers, but this is a serious slap to the face. I easily rank this up there with the whole ‘Brand New Day’ garbage and the shit they are putting out in Hulk now.

Hopefully Marvel comes to their senses and stops bending to their own popularity and gets back to some quality storytelling instead of this watered down crap they are trying to sell us.

 

                                                                                                      

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First Look: Watchmen’s Minutemen

Posted by lordcomicguy on May 27, 2008

 

What we have above is a photo from the upcoming movie Watchmen, of the Minutemen-the first TEAM of superheroes that formed in 1939 only to break up in 1949. In the pic above you’ll see the classic SILK SPECTRE, NITE OWL, CAPTAIN METROPOLIS, MOTHMAN, SILHOUETTE, COMEDIAN, DOLLAR BILL and with the noose… HOODED JUSTICE.

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The Lighter Side of Comics 5!

Posted by lordcomicguy on May 14, 2008

 

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Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness

Posted by lordcomicguy on May 13, 2008

                                        

 

Hey comic book fans, check out my review of this T-Bolts one shot over at Craveonline.com. Don’t be afraid to leave me a comment as well!

 

http://www.craveonline.com/articles/comics/04650415/thunderbolts_reason_in_madness.html

 

 

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The Boys #17

Posted by lordcomicguy on April 10, 2008

                                              

  Pull the blinds down, put the kiddies to bed and plop down in your favorite chair ‘cause it’s Mature Reader time with The Boys! Thanks to the deviously delicious writing of Garth Ennis and the solid pencils of Darick Robertson, we have the most enjoyable guilty pleasure read since The Preacher (which was ALSO done by Ennis). In fact, I’ll even say that this book stretches the boundaries of extreme even farther than Preacher did!

 

In The Boys #17, we are into Part three of the current “Good For The Soul” four-part arc, where the theme of the story is past regrets and new beginnings. Wee Hughie, the Simon Pegg look-alike, is the centerpiece of this arc as he is directed to clean up a little bit of dirty work from an earlier mission, namely re-killing the newly resurrected Blarney Cock. All the while, he begins a relationship with the newest member of The Seven (this worlds Justice League-types), Starlight, though he isn’t aware of her superhuman abilities/identity.

 

This issue, like the series as a whole, is about the most enjoyable book out there for those not faint of heart. It’s funny and violent yet surprisingly deep and touching at times. Ennis is just one of the more brilliant writers out there today and my favorite by far. There is just this sense of true reality to his writing. Yeah, he has superheroes and extreme situations but there always is consequence for the actions in his books. The heroes may mostly win but it’s most always a victory that takes a bit out of everyone and sticks with the “heroes”. Besides, what other book is going to leave you wondering if a zombie is going to stick a hamster up his arse?

 

Writer: Garth Ennis

Pencils: Darick Robertson

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Price: $2.99

                                          THE CORNER RATING: 9 out of 10

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Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, pt. 2

Posted by lordcomicguy on April 6, 2008

 

                                                

You read what the writer had to say, now let’s see what the man with the pencils, George Perez, has to say about this upcoming mega-event! (just click on the link provided below)

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=152558

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Secret Invasion #1

Posted by lordcomicguy on April 4, 2008

                                                        Secret Invasion

    Well, the wait’s finally over and I’m sitting here with the first issue in my hands and WOW! In the past few weeks leading up to this I must admit that my anticipation was hitting all-time lows as everywhere I turned it was “Skrull, Skrull, Skrull”. I was on Skrull overload!! But by the time I turned the last page of this ish, I was more than hooked again.I’m not going to play spoiler (besides below), go pick up the issue if you want to know the details, but suffice it to say, you’ll probably be picking up you jaw off the floor a time or two.

Skrull Watch: Let’s Update the list of Known Skrulls (SI #1 Spoilers ahead)

  • Elektra – revealed in New Avengers #31
  • Black Bolt – revealed in New Avengers: Illuminati #5
  • The Revolutionary – revealed in Avengers: The Initiative Annual #1
  • Cobalt Man – revealed in Captain Marvel #3
  • Valentina Allegra de Fontaine – revealed in Secret Invasion Prologue
  • Dum Dum Dugan – revealed in Secret Invasion Prologue
  • Edwin Jarvis – revealed in Secret Invasion #1
  • Henry Pym – revealed in Secret Invasion #1
  • There have also been Susan Storm and Carol Danvers Skrulls, though the real ones are still around

Writer: Brian Bendis             Pencils: Leinil Yu          Publisher: Marvel Comics

THE CORNER RATING: 9 out of 10

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Thunderbolts #119

Posted by lordcomicguy on April 1, 2008

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Click on the link below to check out my latest Thunderbolts review over at Craveonline!

http://www.craveonline.com/articles/comics/04650031/thunderbolts_119.html

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