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    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. December 7, 2016





    TWIRL! Party like it’s 1977 with Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman #1. … Thor and Beta Ray Bill are looking for a spot of redemption in The Unworthy Thor #2! … The Batgirl team of Brendan Fletcher and Babs Tarr hops over to Image for Motor Crush #1! Another great and strong female lead with a motorcycle and a baseball bat! W00t! … Picks this week from


    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. November 30, 2016




    Ghost Rider is back in the form of Robbie Reyes, as evidenced by the latest season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,! Ghost Rider #1 is out today! … Optimus Prime stars in his own solo book, out today, Transformers expert John Barber pens Optimus Prime #1. … It’s Swamp Thing v Superman in Superman Annual #1! (Are they sure they have the numbering right? )… Picks this week from


    FOG! Chats With ‘Stumptown’ Artist Justin Greenwood at FORCES OF GEEK

    Stumptown is your favorite Rockford Files private detective story in comics form that you may or may not be reading!

    Greg Rucka puts leading tough gal Dexedrine Parios in danger every issue but she can get to the bottom of the jig when that jig is certainly up, or in this instance, the bottom of a very dank coffee cup. Volume 4 of Stumptown, The Case of The Cup of Joe, comes out in January but is available for pre-order today (Diamond code: SEP161833)

    Artist Justin Greenwood joins us to talk about the mystery comic set in Stumptown aka Portland, Oregon, cat-shit coffee and ‘silent’ issues of comic books!

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    stumptownint4FOG!: The Case of the Cup of Joe was one of the funniest crime comics and of a lighter tone than the previous volumes. Was it fun to play with Portland’s barista and coffee culture obsession?

    Justin Greenwood: Yeah, we had a lot of fun with it! I remember Greg telling us about the idea for building a case around some very valuable, sought-after coffee beans and you couldn’t help but chuckle at the premise.





    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. November 23, 2016





    Dawn starts training with the Arashikage in G.I. Joe #234! … Art & Franco are back with Super Powers #1! We like pink VERY much! … Luthor, Lois and Godslayer all star in Action Comics # 968 - Man of Steel part 2! … Picks this week from



    ‘Allied’ (movie review) at FORCES OF GEEK

    Written by Steven Knight
    Directed by Robert Zemeckis
    Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard,
    Jared Harris, Simon McBurney,
    Matthew Goode, Lizzy Caplan


    Robert Zemeckis Allied is a decent Nazi spy romance film that is not without its problems with pacing and story, but still has some great scenes and overall looks great.

    From the dizzying ‘when is he going to touch ground’ of Brad Pitt’s opening paratrooper scene to another steamy desert sex scene, the movie sure is great to look at. With the gorgeous Marion Cotillard (Dark Knight Rises, Inception) dripping a satin sensuality and Pitt’s leading man charisma, the sexiness can blow the gasket off of an RAF Jeep.

    To be honest, Allied is a bit of a slogger, resting most of the burden on pure star power.

    The movie has it’s very own identity crisis, switching sides from being a romantic period piece to a Nazi-punching war flick with behind the enemy lines grenade-throwing action. Where Zemeckis and writer Steven Knight go wrong is in the focus of the thing.

    Most, if not all, of the plot is revealed in the trailer, which sets ones’ expectations up for failure from the first scenes in French Morocco. Max (Pitt) is a Canadian Airman fighting for the RAF. He’s dropped into a desert reconnoiter with his inside man who gives him a weapon and a cover story, complete with fake wedding ring.

    In Casablanca, he meets his cover, a beautiful Marianne (Marion Cotillard).