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    Wednesday
    Jan292014

    Triple Shot Digital: 'WORLD WAR MOB' #1, 'VALHALLA CINDERMANE' #1 and 'THE SOLDIER' #1

    Now that someone has an iPad, that someone (OK, its me!) is reading comics whenever, wherever and however he can! This Triple Shot takes us to more than one battlefield with Vito Delsante’s World War Mob and also to the Anglo-Zulu War in Guido Vrolix’ The Soldier. Don’t worry, we have aliens and huge axes wielded by a strong female hero in Valhalla Cindermane.

    All of these books are submitted to the ComiXology platform via the creator-owned ComiXology Submit program, where independent creators can be discovered alongside the virtual shelves with mainstream books!

    WORLD WAR MOB #1
    Writer: Vito Delsante
    Artist: Giancarlo Caracuzzo
    Price: $1.99
    Imprint: New Paradigm Studios
    Page Count: 22
    Digital Release Date: January 29, 2014
    Age Rating: 17+ Only
    BUY IT HERE
    TWITTER: @incogvito

    Issue #1 of Vito Delsante’s World War Mob hits the ComiXology store today. A quick review of the book in the platform’s new browser-friendly HTML 5 Beta reminds us what a great story we have here.

    For fans of Band of Brothers and Goodfellas, this World War II story brings us from the collection rounds of gangsters on the Lower East Side to the front lines to the Battle of the Ardennes.

    Capt. Vinny DiGreco is offered a secret mission while on leave in Sicily.

    The circle of life as it where, even the Army owes Lucky Luciano a favor, so Vinny accepts a top secret mission, that will have affects on the outcome of the war!

    Vito shared that no one in comics has touched on wiseguys joining the draft before, and we hope the concept catches on. Issue #1 is off to a great start, full of action, Nazi punching and also street level crime stuff happening in New York. 

    Giancarlo’s art is great as well, he colors himself in watercolor washes. His line work reminiscent of great Sgt. Rock work by Joe Kubert. The realist illustration really helps set the tone and time setting. 

    World War Mob takes comics back to classic storytelling, combining rather than mashing up genres to give the reader a one of a kind experience. This world can be built on in many different directions, and our hero in the first issue is one we can root for both as patriotic Americans and fans of organized crime stories. 

    [READ MORE at FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Tuesday
    Jan282014

    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for January 29, 2014



    COMICS

    Lying! Lying Cat is the star of the latest issue of the much lauded Saga #18. Remember it is good to buy in issues because of the amazing letters pages that will not be reprinted in the trade! … Dean Haspiel revives Red Circle family friendly hero The Fox in the hilariously adventuresome The Fox #4 as he takes on the King of Diamonds. …Aw Yeah, Lil’ Sonja! The tiny versions of our favorite Dynamite pals continue with Lil’ Sonja from Jim Zub and cover by famous cartoonist Art Baltazar! Picks from Leaguepodcast.com.

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    Wednesday
    Jan222014

    'DUPPY '78' Writer Casey Seijas Chats Aboard The Cosmic Treadmill at FORCES OF GEEK

    This February British publisher Com.X releases a supernatural murder mystery in the midst of the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica, Duppy ‘78.

    Ex-Vertigo editor Casey Seijas joins us to talk about Obeahman, reggae music, comics and writing for Com.X.

    FOG!: Hi Casey, thanks for joining us today! What exactly is a Duppy Conqueror?

    Casey Seijas: In Rastafarian culture, a Duppy is a ghost that can be benevolent, or more often than not, mischievous or even able to inflict bodily harm. A Duppy Conqueror — who’s also called anObeahman — has the ability to control Duppies, so they can defend against them, chase them away or set them upon people.

    I come to this era in Jamaica by way of The Clash. Besides the obvious callout to Marley, what’s a good soundtrack for this comic?

    Yes! I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me this!

    I listened to a ton of old school dancehall, reggae and dub (not that Skrillex nonsense, I’m talking Lee Scratch Perry style here) while researching and writing this.


    Here’s the unofficial soundtrack:

  • Sister Nancy “Bam Bam”
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  • Lee Scratch Perry “Heads of Government”
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  • Smiley Culture “Police Officer”
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  • Bob Marley “Mr. Brown” & “Small Axe”
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  • Ken Boothe “Live Good”
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  • Jimmy Cliff “The Harder They Come”
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  • Alton Ellis “Willow Tree”
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  • Peter Tosh “Stepping Razor”
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  • Ernie Smith “Duppy Gun Man”
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  • Melodians “Rivers of Babylon”
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  • Tron $tyler “Untitled” — this is the song that’s featured in the Duppy ‘78 trailer that went around a few weeks back that my friend made. You can download the full track and more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/tronstyler
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    [READ MORE at FORCES OF GEEK]

     

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    Tuesday
    Jan212014

    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for January 22, 2014




    COMICS


    Malcolm takes over in this all important, all new, all varsity direction for Savage Dragon #193! … The unreal creative team of Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto are back with the spyfi adventures of Black Widow as she resolves the ‘red in her ledger’ in Black Widow #2! Want some dirt cheap real estate? Try the homes of the recently deceased with Miami’s fuzzed out and drugged out ghost hunting real estate agents, Red Light Properties! Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

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    Tuesday
    Jan212014

    Why You MUST READ VALIANT at 13th DIMENSION

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    By CLAY N. FERNO

    Valiant Comics‘ Must Read Valiant Greatest Hits Volume 1 is out now and the oversized comic is priced at $5.99 to get you into the increasingly popular Valiant Universe for the price of two regular comic books! Superheroes, space travel, top talent and an unflinching editorial eye for quality makes for a rich universe. Are you one of those fans that thinks the X-Men have too many books and The Avengers are cool on the big screen, but Avengers Mansion seems like a Spanx-filled flop house? Come on over to the Valiant side, there’s room for everyone over here and it all makes sense together!

    Let us first take a look at the offerings in Greatest Hits Vol. 1. Back in MY day, we called this a 100-Page Giant. We’ll keep it short so you can start working on your Shadowman and Ninjak cosplays by the end of the article.

    We start off with Valiant’s Iron-Prince-Out-Of-Water, X-O Manowar #5. The Visigoth from ancient Romania was taken away from the Vine aliens to toil on their farms before escaping and bonding with their most powerful weapon, the X-O Manowar armor. This issue reintroduces Ninjak, kind of like a Ninja Boba Fett. Killer issue!

    Quantum and Woody #1 deals with two knucklehead step brothers who step into their late Dad’s  science lab when, of course, a life-altering scientific accident leaves them just as annoying to each other but all the more powerful! Who’s responsible for their Dad’s murder? What’s all this about a goat? For fans of snarky humor but also butt kicking!

    [READ MORE at 13th DIMENSION]

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