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    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Daryll B.'s Comic Reviews......The Sequel!

    Reviews Pt 2 With Links....


    Bonus Books brought to you by an employee who REALLY needed more books to erase the day from my mind before I went home......

    Bloodshot #25: Bloodshot's anniversary issue which marks the end of this series (for now) and throws a couple of curveballs into what we thought about the nanities in his blood and who exactly is in control. Makes me curious about his upcoming appearance in The Valiant.

    Earth 2 World's End #7: Most likely has Batman's most bada$$ scene since entering the Earth 2 picture. I still reiterate my desire to not have the Trinity involved from last blog, but that was a cool Batman move. I can't hate on it....

    Concrete Park #3: Just when you thought that some situations could not get bleaker, Tony and Erika give us that last page "To Be Continued" image. Whoa, there will have to be some major explanations in issue 4...

    Fantastic Four #13: A return to the classic colors is only overshadowed by Ben Grimm machinations. Proving he isn't just a strong guy, (sorry Guido!), Ben not only engineers an escape but also has concrete reasons as to WHY he did it in such a fashion...

    Axis #6: Newsflash! Tony Stark can be a d***. And a morally inverted Tony Stark can probably be that to an infinite degree. However, dude throws Daredevil off a balcony, as a party is going on and NO ONE even flinchs? That's cold. But now as cold as the 2 hour warning Apocalypse and the X-Men gave Manhattan to vacant before they start "cleansing".... and Doctor Doom?!?!? What. The. F***?!?!?!?!? So this book accomplished its mission as we go into the final book...

    Astro City 17 & Tooth & Claw #1: A Kurt Busiek Two-Fer. First, Astro City continues to take comic book tropes and conventions, then proceed to turn them on its ear. I thought I had this story pegged then midway...BAM! Tragically Mind Blown.... What is the best way to describe Tooth and Claw? OK take Tellos' settings, add a BattleChasers air of intrigue, then throw that convention out because the last 12 pages makes it something you haven't read before in that setting. Magical political intrigue with a great disaster as the backdrop makes issue 2 a must read.

    Heralds: Take one messed up herald of Galactus, an all star grouping of some of Marvel's best superheroines, & a waitress WAAAY out of her depth and stir. Kathryn Immonen takes an impromptu b-day party for Emma Frost and turns it into the spiritual successor to Nextwave.

    Guardians of the Galaxy, The Complete DnA Collection Vol 2: Wow. Just wow. This book serves as connective tissue to War of Kings, Realm of Kings, and serves as the prelude to Thanos Imperative. In addition to that, the secret of Starhawk stands revealed, and we great more of the Original Guardians along with Killraven?!?!?!? DnA certainly packed a lot of Marvel Cosmic in these 12 issues

    Links

    -#SaveStorm

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=57213

    I give Brett White credit. He sticks his neck and heart on the line for books he loves. And I have to agree that Greg Pak has done a good job with Storm.

    -Just to prep you all for in 2-3 weeks time....

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=57214

    Arrow has been holding its own quality wise. The Flash has been one of the top 5 shows on TV this Fall. If this crossover fails, I will been shocked...

    -Wait! What?

    http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/11/james-gunn-reveals-guardians-secret-awesome-mix-vol-zero/

    ...and a music hunting I shall go.....

    -Wait! What? Part 2

    http://comicsalliance.com/batman-66-the-lost-episode-review-harlan-ellison/

    Harlan Ellison had a Two-Face story pitch for the Batman TV Show? And it is done as this comic? Yeahhhh, now a comic hunting I will go....again.....

    -We will be getting to Convergence on The ComicShoppe in the upcoming weeks but if you can't wait for that, Chris Sims has been tracking the news over at Comics Alliance...

    http://comicsalliance.com/convergence-week-two-dc-comics/

    Is it little more than "Crisis" with a new hip name? We will find out.....

    -...and the marriage of TV with comics continues...

    http://www.newsarama.com/22791-jerry-bruckheimer-setting-up-global-frequency-tv-drama-at-fox.html

    I been waiting for this for a couple of years. This is the most TV adaptable of Warren Ellis' works and one in which you could have 1 or 2 core characters and a different slate of actors/actresses for each episode. That was how the series was written and that went over awesome!!! Can you tell I highly recommend reading Global Frequency yet?

    -Well we been championing for diversity with the Big Two....

    http://www.newsarama.com/22776-marvel-enlisting-korean-webcomic-hero-white-fox-for-u-s-comics.html

    Let's see how Marvel handles this....

    -The winner of our "open mouth, insert foot" award goes to... Daniel Handler!

    http://www.thismess.net/2014/11/daniel-handler-racist-jokes-and.html

    Congrats to Jacqueline Woodson for winning the National Book Award for Young People's Literature for "Brown Girl Dreaming". Too bad it got overshadowed by this "example" of not thinking that has now gone viral....

    In this line of thinking, my friend Christine put this article up on her blog "Madame Ostrich":

    http://www.madame-ostrich.com/2014/11/19/body-diversity-fashion/

    You know, as a part of the ComicShoppe, I fall prey to stereotypical "shadowing" and descriptions all the time in my quest for more minority representation within the art/entertainment subjects we cover. Whether we realize it or not, most of our views are tainted by archaic thoughts. The true measure of learning and growth is to try and rise above those thoughts. Right Mr. Handler? Size shouldn't matter. Color shouldn't matter. Gender shouldn't matter. QUALITY should...

    Ah I feel cleansed... Still I going to look at The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover again before heading back to work. Folks thanks for reading and until next time, Keep Fantasizing!
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