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    Monday
    Feb222016

    FOG! Chats With JIMMY PALMIOTTI To Hype, HYPE, His Latest Kickstarter! at FORCES OF GEEK

     

     

     

    Jimmy Palmiotti joins FOG! to push Hype, his latest book with Justin Gray, which just surpassed it’s Kickstarter goal with just under two days left of it’s crowdfunding campaign.

    For the uninitiated, Jimmy currently writes Harley Quinn for DC Comics with his wife, Amanda Conner, as well as All-Star Western (and formerly Jonah Hex) with Justin, and started the Marvel Knights Imprint with Joe Quesada; as well as many television and movie credits to his name including Painkiller Jane.

    When it comes to creator-owned comics, Jimmy gives us good reason for fans to support the books they love from creators they care about, so read on to learn about Hype, a new superhero that only limited time to get his mission accomplished—much like the target goal on his new Kickstarter!

    If you are in the area, be sure to catch up with Jimmy at the Long Beach Comic Expo this weekend! LBCE is one of the most creator-friendly conventions in the country that celebrates comic books and pop culture and diversity.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]


    Wednesday
    Feb102016

    Triple Shot With a Digital Chaser: NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #17, STAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY #3, G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #225 Plus ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL Chapter 2 at FORCES OF GEEK

    Harley’s shaping up to ship out of Belle Reve as Tim Seeley takes over on New Suicide Squad #17, the cadets are up to their necks in secrets and competition in Star Trek: Star Fleet Academy #3 and Springfield might not last as ‘A Nice Little Town’ as it survives the conclusion of Cobra World Order in Hama’s G.I. Joe #225. 

    Still reeling from this week’s Alan Moore inspired Supergirl episode? There’s more to be had in ComiXology for the tie-in weekly Adventures of Supergirl Chapter 2 written by fan favorite Sterling Gates!


    NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #17
    Writer: Tim Seeley
    Artist/Cover: Juan Ferreyra
    Publisher: DC Comics
    Pub. Date: February 10, 2016
    UPC: 76194132184401711
    Price: $2.99
    BUY IT HERE

    Tim Seeley has been an architect of the current Batman & Robin: Eternal and other Bat-Books, Nightwing and most recently, Grayson.

    Aside from his work as an artist and writer on many independent books, Seeley has grown into a DC Comics powerhouse, adapting to these important legacy characters and making them his own.

    This August’s Suicide Squad movie will re-introduce the world to Joker and Harley Quinn with familiar faces filling the rolls. Suicide Squad is soon to be a household name, beyond the reach of the CW version we’ve seen in the Arrow-verse.

    This jumping on point for readers feels much the same for Seeley, as he has admitted to not knowing much of Task Force X before taking this assignment. This is refreshing for me as well, as I’m not a huge Suicide Squad fan generally speaking, but was excited to check out these pages.

    When Fred Van Lente took over on G.I. Joe in 2013, I feel like he had the same attitude, and these were some of the most refreshing stories I have read in the IDW run. Van Lente played it loose but with reverence, a fine line and difficult to do if you are a dyed in the wool fan. 

    Tim Seeley’s Suicide Squad starts fresh with a basic mission of mismatched baddies selected by Amanda Waller to kick some ass before being locked up again. It’s formulaic for sure but a great jumping on point.  Seeley himself cites Harley Quinn for a big influence on his own Hack/Slash’s titular character Cassie Hack. All of that seems right.

    If his first issue is any indication, there will be roster changes in the coming months and status quo will be messed with. This new run is off to a fun start, and a welcome shift from the issues leading up to #17.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

     

     

    Monday
    Feb082016

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. February 10, 2016

     

    COMICS

    A new creative team takes over New Suicide Squad #17 featuring Harley, Headshot, Amanda Waller and the rest of Task Force X. Tim Seeley (Grayson, Hack/Slash, Batman and Robin Eternal) takes over and redefines Suicide Squad in advance of this summer’s blockbuster movie! .., Cadets Kirk and Uhura uncover a mystery as the other cadets vie for top ranks in the Centennial Competition in Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #3! … G.I.Joe #225 puts an end to the Cobra World Order storyline but something tells us Springfield isn’t “A Nice Little Town” for much longer! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Thursday
    Feb042016

    BATMAN: BAD BLOOD (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    Batman: Bad Blood is the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie and is quite possibly the best Bat-family animation since 2010’s Batman: Under the Red Hood. The animated franchise rebooted itself to align with the New 52 in 2012 withJustice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and Batman himself, along with Damian Wayne and Nightwing, Alfred and the rest have their own continuity to follow now starting with 2103’s Batman: Son of Batman and the Court of Owls storyline in 2014’s Batman vs. Robin. 

    With a dynamic screenplay from comic book industry veteran J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League International, Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt), Batman: Bad Blood borrows heavily from New 52 storylines featured Grant Morrison’s Batman, Batman Incorporated, Batman and Robin and Batwing as well as Batwoman from Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III. 

    The stripped down Batman: Incorporated story in Batman: Bad Blood definitely works, with dynamic action, great character work and introduction and nods to the spanning comic stories that preceded this feature.

    Batman: Bad Blood introduces some key members of the family, while piggybacking on Batman: Son of Batman andBatman vs. Robin. Batwoman (Yvonne Strahovski) appears early on as an uneasy ally to Bruce Wayne (Jason O’Mara) before Batman disappears from Gotham City.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

    Tuesday
    Feb022016

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. February 3, 2016

     

    COMICS

    Was She Pretty (Drawn and Quarterly) from Leanne Shapton (Swimming Studies) ruminates on ex-lovers, and our lovers’ ex-lovers. Catch a double book launch with Adriane Tomine at Harvard Books on Thursday. … Miles Morales is debuting in the All New, All Different Marvel with his creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli in Spider-Man #1. … The Walking Dead #151 starts a new arc after their landmark anniversary issue. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.