Posts Tagged ‘DC Comics’

COMIC TITLE: DCeased #3 (2019)
Trevor Hairsine and Stefano Guadiano – Artist
Tom Taylor–Writer
July 3, 2019
DC Comics

DCeased-3-vc-2First, I want to start out by wishing everyone a very happy and safe fourth of July and hopefully you have some great issues this week to check out while you celebrate America’s birthday. Now that we got  some of the formalities out of the way, I have to say that I was not super impressed by this week’s releases unless you are continuing story lines that you’ve been following for some time. That is why I have decided to once again go with a comic that I have been consistently reviewing for Comic Book Of The Week in Dceased #3 which once again featured a horror cover variant and this week’s is The Nun which this time was provided by Francesco Mattina. The comic was once again written by Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine) and illustrated by Trevor Hairsine (Bloodshot) along with Stefano Guadiano (Immortal Iron Fist) again as well.The last issue was all about knowing the choices they have to make in this epidemic that is turning everyone into zombie like creatures. Batman paid the ultimate price as he was put down by Alfred while in this issue it is now decision time for Harley Quinn as she confronts The Joker and Superman has a tough pill to swallow as he heads back to Smallville. If you would like more information on the comic and where to get it then please visit this website.

download (2)I know that one of the biggest complaints about the comic consistently has been the writing and while there is no ultimate pay off in this issue they are definitely leading up to it. I felt like most of it was who else can we shock the readers by turning into stark raving beasts? Oh yeah, let’s make hope look very bleak as the Birds of Prey fall victim to the virus which was the only predictable thing about the issue and the only one I care to name without spoiling anything else. One thing that definitely shocked me was when they reach Atlantis in the comic because that is where the cliffhanger ends up. One thing is for sure when it comes to this comic book and that is I am definitely a fan of the artwork especially the horror covers, but some of the other covers they have are excellent as well. The artwork in the comic is the one consistent great thing about it and that is you’ll never be disappointed by what you see. Trevor Hairsine and Stefano Guadiano definitely do a fantastic job especially when they have to turn beloved characters into raging monsters which has been cool to see. There are pluses and minuses to every comic book out there, you just have to pick and choose based on what you like and I love the horror element added to this. If you want to give it a shot, I say go for it otherwise check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

COMIC TITLE: Batman: Damned #3 (2019)
Lee Bermejo – Artist
Brian Azzarello–Writer
June 26, 2019
DC Black Label

Jl-TksreDC Black Label is an imprint of DC Comics that is meant to have more mature content inside of it so of course they can’t have a comic come out without a little bit of controversy. Back in September of 2018, DC put out Batman: Damned #1 which gained a lot of chatter due to the fact that apparently you could see Batman’s penis in the comic book. That is definitely one hell of a way to generate chatter, but I embarked on the journey and now DC Black Label has released the final issue Batman: Damned #3 which was once again written by Brian Azzarello (Joker) and illustrated by Lee Bermejo (Lex Luthor: Man Of Steel). In the previous issue, Constantine is still getting in the head of Batman as the bat believes that The Joker is still alive, but what in the hell does the Enchantress want with him and why is Harley Quinn dressed as The Joker? You see, The Joker really is dead and it’s all thanks to Batman and now everything comes full circle with the help of Zatanna who leads Batman to a path to take that very few would. Will he ultimately find the answer he is looking for and what judgment lies ahead for the Dark Knight? To read more on the comic, you can do so by clicking here to go to DC’s website.

Amh7Tlz6One of the things I love about this miniseries has been the artwork as Lee did as amazing job with it. He brought a horror feel to the comic that I feel was the best call to make and it definitely paid off as it was the highlight for me. It was very gritty and visceral as the various panels grabbed your attention from beginning to end. The panels are easy as hell to follow as you navigate through the amazing artwork of Lee Bermejo. There is one thing that I am almost for certain and that is I do not think that I cared very much for Constantine as he kind of annoyed me as the series went on. I loved the various appearances by DC’s darker and more magic infused characters like Enchantress, Swamp Thing, Deadman, and even Zatanna. It was basically Batman meets Justice League Dark in this series as they guide him on a journey. I love how the comic book ended because it gave you this huge twist as you question what was reality and what was not and I thank Brian Azzarello for that. I wouldn’t mind seeing this story being turned into a feature and preferably animated. DC has always knocked it out of the park in that department. Check out the comic at your local comic book shop before it’s gone and check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

COMIC TITLE: DCeased #2 (2019)
Trevor Hairsine and Stefano Guadiano – Artist
Tom Taylor–Writer
June 5, 2019
DC Comics

DC-comics-DCeased-2-Yasmin-Putri-horror-variant-coverThere are a lot of great issues that came out this week especially if you are continuing with certain series, but my excitement for today was a certain book. Last month, DC Comics released DCeased which follows the war with Darkseid which the Justice League believes it had won. What if though that was all part of a bigger plan that the planet won’t even know what hit them? In the previous issue, Darkseid with the help of Cyborg releases a virus that attacks through all forms of social media and technology turning all of the world into zombie like creatures. Now Superman and co. are left wondering how they are going to battle this. Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine) returns to the second issue to write and Trevor Hairsine (Bloodshot) returns to draw along with Stefano Guadiano (Immortal Iron Fist). In this issue, everyone is stunned by the events of what has happened like Aquaman and even The Green Arrow who just had to put down Hal Jordan before Jordan killed them. All Harley Quinn wants to do is end things with The Joker and move on with poison Ivy, but it’s not that simple. Batman was bitten in the last issue and he has to make the ultimate sacrifice before it’s too late. Check out the comic book everywhere comic books are sold.

LF8mPqyYAt first, I wasn’t sure if I was really in love with the series or was the fact that Yasmine Putri’s covers are amazing that is clouding my judgment. This issue as you can see above is the A Nightmare On Elm Street parody cover and it kicks ass. However, as far as the comic book is concerned, I have been enjoying it, but the real question is what is the overall payoff because we see most of our superheroes going. When the sixth issue comes out, the question will be was the payoff worth it and with the action coming the way it is, I think it will be. The question will also remain, how will Darkseid play into this comic book later on? I know one major complaint with the comic can be that the dialogue can be a little clunky at times, but other times I don’t mind it. I think the artwork is pretty good even though some people I know had a complaint when it came to Darkseid in the last issue. I am definitely a huge fan of the artwork in this issue and in the last issue, but everyone has different taste. Check it out for yourselves and check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

COMIC TITLE: DCeased #1 (2019)
Trevor Hairsine and James Harren– Artist
Tom Taylor–Writer
May 1, 2019
DC Comics

DC-comics-DCeased-1-Yasmine-Putri-horror-variant-coverOne of the most exciting books to come out this week comes to us from DC Comics and it’s the latest horror injected miniseries they are doing. There are a lot of great first issues that have come out this week, but DCeased #1 is the comic book that caught my attention and I had to have it. To be perfectly honest, it was Yasmine Putri ‘s movie variant cover that really caught my attention as they did a parody of 2017’s IT movie poster with The Joker as Pennywise and Robin as Georgie. In the issue, the Justice League has just defeated Darkseid and all of his minions or so they think they have defeated him, but Batman notices that Cyborg is missing. When Darkseid returns to his home planet, he activates the anti-life equation and when he is returned to Earth, the equation links itself to all digital devices and begins turning the citizens into rabid zombies. Now, it is up to Superman and co. to try and figure out how in the heck can they stop this virus before it’s too late. For more information on the comic and anything else DC related, you can find out by visiting their website here.

DCeased_01_preview1What I truly love about this story is that they take what all of society is addicted to and they make it our worst nightmare. To avoid being infected, you have to avoid all forms of social media and television. Darkseid has literally sent the world into the dark ages if you think about it because how are you going to get the news if you can’t use your phone, tablet, or TV? As simple of an idea as it is, it was definitely a smart route to go because we are always exploring the dangers of technology and we always have through films and comics. I feel as though this comic starts right where Justice League 2 the film would have ended if that was still going to be a thing for the DCEU. Darkseid was going to be the main villain and this definitely explores the aftermath and how we are foolish for thinking we’ve won the war. The artwork to the comic was definitely phenomenal and I can not wait to see what they bring to the table in issue #2. This could definitely be one heck of a ride moving forward. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

COMIC TITLE: Detective Comics #1000 (2019)
Alvaro Martinez, Joëlle Jones, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Maleev, Jim Lee, Kelley Jones, Steve Epting, Tony S. Daniel, Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Doug Mahnke, Becky Cloonan, – Artist
Warren Ellis, Paul Dini, Tom King, Brian Michael Bendis, Peter J. Tomasi, James T Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Kevin Smith, Christopher Priest, Dennis O’Neil, Geoff Johns–Writer
March 27, 2019
DC Comics

Detective-Comics-1000-DC-Comics-Bruce-Timm-1940s-Variant-CoverWhen you think about huge accomplishments in various arenas of entertainment, they are numbers that allow you to feel that you’ve had a successful career like 100 films acted in or if you’re Gene Simmons of Kiss then it’s the 10,000 women that you’ve slept with that is more important than 50 gold records. In the comic book world, if you can reach 100 issues then you’ve made it, but if you can make it to 1000 like Detective Comics then that is the most successful character of all time. That is where we are at this week with Detective Comics #1000 which was the comic book that introduced us to the caped crusader himself Batman back in March of 1927. It has been 91 years since the release of that comic book, but they’ve finally made it to 1000 and they brought the firepower with names like Jim Lee, Paul Dini, Brian Michael Bendis, Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, and even Kevin Smith a lifelong fan of Batman contributes to the comic. We check out some amazing stories that touches upon his past, present, and future with an appearance by the Arkham Knight and we even get to see a look at all the villains and all of the people that have worked with Batman over the years as well. For more information on the issue, please click here to go to DC’s site.

XlNpBzYwOne of my favorite stories in the comic features Bruce Wayne and the Penguin as old men and in the story Penguin is trying to convince Bruce that he’s always known his secret. One of the obvious other favorites is the one with every single Robin and anyone else that was involved with the caped crusader. The story was a little confusing at first as to why they were doing, but the artwork is just phenomenal in it. That is definitely one of the selling points is how amazing and unique the artwork is in this comic with all the different artists that are on board. Every single one has it’s own unique flare, but they are all Batman stories to the core. One of my favorite stories in the comic that was a little different was The Legend of Knute Brody which was written by Paul Dini and it’s this tale of the dumbest criminal in the history of Gotham, but somehow this guy gets rehired every single time. The last story definitely had me pumped up to want to read the next issue and you never know I just may. This was a strong week for comic book issues, but I just felt that this was a no brainer. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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COMIC TITLE: Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal #1 (2019)
Jacob Chabot– Artist
Frank Tieri and John Cerilli–Writer
March 6, 2019
Marvel Comics

Screenshot_2019-03-06-16-07-09This week was a very tough week to decide who I wanted to go with when it came to Comic Book Of The Week with so many number one’s like Meet The Skrulls #1, Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1, Astro Hustle #1 (This was my other choice), and continuations of stories like Blossom 666 #2. I looked back at some of the comics that I have chosen and I noticed that we hadn’t done a title from Marvel Comics yet and this week’s pick is a head scratcher even to me, but I loved the cover and decided to go with it. This week’s comic book of the week is Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal #1 which follows to former friends and partners in a TV show that had a falling out. You see Silly struck it rich with an investment and jealousy took over, but the two have been separated for years with one in money and the other in the dumps. That all changes when Doctor Doom requests their presence in Lateveria, but can these two former best friends get along together long enough to make out of there alive? There is only one way to find out and that is you can check out this book that was written by Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn and Her Gang Of Harleys) and John Cerilli (Galacta: Daughter Of Galactus) while the artwork was done by Jacob Chabot (The Mighty Skullboy Army).

Screenshot_2019-03-06-16-37-52This was definitely quite the comic book that I chose for this week that features guest appearances by the likes of writer Frank Tieri, Method Man, Deadpool, and a lot more in this wacky Who Framed Roger Rabbit? like world. One of the reasons I chose this one was because of a comic book DC Comics came out with in 2017 with The Ruff and Reddy Show and I thought that this one was going to be Marvel’s take on a classic cartoon only to find out that at one time this was a Marvel Comic back in the 1940’s when they first appeared in Krazy Komics #1 (1942). It’s exactly like Roger Rabbit too where one of the characters is a complete moron while the other is obviously the brains, but the brains is trying to kill his old friend. So, it’s a wild and zany story that has plenty of comedy and there is even a nice twist at the end that sets up future issues. It’s the hook at the end that makes you want to come back for more. I definitely enjoyed the artwork in the comic that kind of brings this world to life where it’s the norm to have Howard The Duck sitting next to Power Man (not in the comic, just an example) at a comic con. I like a lot of crazy kinds of comics, but this is worth at least one read if nothing else. Check it out and check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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Bobby Rubio Skrulls Variant (which is the cover I own)

8th annual me awardsIt is that time of the year where we begin celebrating all the best of the previous year as we present to you The Eighth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards. As usual, we here at Moshpits and Movies are once again handling the music and movie side of the awards. We are unfortunately not working together with 365 Movies Challenge blog any longer, but we have reacquired Mr. X’s Punch Out who will handle the wrestling side of things. For right now though, we are looking at the movie side of the awards which as I said before we have reacquired  and while in it’s eighth year we are pretty excited to unveil to you the categories and see what YOU the fans believe was the best of 2018. As usual, we have all the categories that you guys would expect like Movie Of The Year, Superhero Film of the Year, Horror Film of the Year, and some new ones to boot. We decided that it is time that we start celebrating the directors and actors that put in all the hard work that gets their films nominated in the first place. So, we are unveiling Director of the Year, Actor of the Year, and Actress of the Year. This year, we are doing the voting process a little different than we usually do. It’s a survey that you will take and you answer all the questions and on March 10TH, all the votes will be tallied. So, I hope you guys take the survey and you have some fun with it. Enjoy the survey below, when you get to the bottom, just hit continue for more questions: