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    Wednesday
    Sep242014

    Triple Shot With a Digital Chaser: G.I. JOE #1, STARLIGHT #5, GHOSTBUSTERS #20 Plus THE ADVENTURES OF A 4TH GRADE SPACE CAPTAIN at FORCES OF GEEK

    What better reason to bring back the Triple Shot of comics at FOG! than a new G.I. Joe book?

    Season 4 of IDW’s run is written by Karen Traviss and has Scarlett as the head of the team. We also check in on Starlight by Millar and Parlov over at Image and try to trap them ghosts in the final issue of Ghostbusters from IDW.

    Back all of that up with an all ages The Adventures of a 4th Grade Space Captain from ComiXology Submit!

    Ahhh….refreshing…

    G.I. JOE Season 4 #1
    WRITER: Karen Traviss
    ARTIST: Steve Kurth
    Publication Date: September 24, 2014
    Price: $3.99
    Publisher: IDW Publishing
    UPC: 82771400693300111
    Buy it Here 


    IDW continues the Joe legacy with it’s fourth season of books.

    Building off of the history and world building established in previous seasons is the latest from sci-fi author Karen Traviss. This new book jumps forward 5 years from G.I. Joe: Season 3 and the events in the spyfi thriller spinoff book G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files from Mike Costa.

    I’m happy to report that this is a new take on the Joes, but also one that’s as thick as Dutch chocolate cake and the characters are all true to form. Fans of Hama’s military jargon will be satisfied, but also real world politics enter the dialogue and situations presented herein.

    Recommended if you are enjoying Nathan Edmondson’s work on The Activity, or more recently in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes.

    That should do it for the author comparisons, except to say that this is very different from the relatively lighthearted Yo-Joeing going on in Chuck Dixon or Fred Van Lente runs on the book.

    Traviss is taking this very seriously, and as a long suffering Joe fan, I couldn’t be happier. Notable changes to the vibe are Scarlett taking a lead role and trying to save the team from disbanding and a course change for Cobra and the surviving Crimson Twin, Tomax.

    I am eagerly awaiting the next volume of G.I. Joe with a cool new logo and very talented new female writer at the helm.

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    Tuesday
    Sep232014

    DIGBOSTON AND LEAGUEPODCAST COMICS PICKS OF THE WEEK FOR WED. SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

     

     

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    Yo Joe! Scarlett is the one taking on leadership duties in the Joes in a brand new number G.I. Joe #1 - written by British NYT best selling author Karen Traviss. The ladies finally take over America’s Elite Fighting Force! … Future’s End has been kind of a crapshoot, but events in The Flash storyline, where Barry meets his future self in the Speed Force comes to a head in The Flash Future’s End #1. … G-G-G-Ghosts! IDW ends it’s amazing Ghostbuster’s run at issue #20. To celebrate, the League is giving a pair of tix to MC Chris’ All Ages Ghost Hunter tour at Middle East on Sunday 10/5. Hit up feedback@leaguepodcast.com with your favorite Ghostbuster for a chance to win! … Picks this week from the Unflappable LeaguePodcast.com!

    Saturday
    Sep202014

    Cosmic Treadmill: LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS (review) - AT FORCES OF GEEK

    Today, Dark Horse releases Leaving Megalopolis, originally a Kickstarter funded project from the amazing creative team of Gail Simone and artist Jim Calafiore.

    Jim and Gail were responsible for a longtime run on Secret Six, the DC villain team book that will be returning to the New 52 with Gail on writing duties. 

    Leaving Megalopolis stands in the grand tradition of books going back to Watchmen. At the center of the conflict, innumerable super powered beings take over and turn on the innocent humans they at one time were sworn to protect. 

    Mina is our hero — a cop with baggage just trying to get out of the city in one piece.

    Strong analog characters to popular super heroes have been created for Leaving Megalopolis
    The Man of Granite — Overlord — is our Superman, Hulk and even a ‘grim and gritty’ Batman. In this world, comics also celebrate the heroes, and references and an excerpt from issue #47 of the fictionalOverlord comic is the turning point that the comic writers make Overlord a dark hero.

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    Friday
    Sep122014

    Kickstarter Korner: Chatting SEX & VIOLENCE VOL. 2 With JUSTIN GRAY

    Comics writer Justin Gray just wrapped up a longstanding run on Jonah Hexwith longtime writing partner Jimmy Palmiotti.

    Gray, Palmiotti, writer Frank Tieri, artist Amanda Connor and colorist Paul Mounts make up PaperFilms, a creative collective that has launched yet another successful Kickstarter Exclusive comics campaign.

    Among the awesome rewards available in this Kickstarter-exclusive release, supporters can actually have artwork printed in the book. 

    Justin joins us today to talk about the campaign and what sets a PaperFilms project apart from the others in this interview promoting the Sex & Violence Volume 2 Kickstarter that’s running right now.


    FOG!: Hi Justin, thanks for joining us today to talk about your Kickstarter for Sex & Violence #2. What does Kickstarter mean for PaperFilms? 

    Justin Gray: Kickstarter provides opportunities for us to create work that might not otherwise find a publisher. I believe it also provides us the opportunity to help grow an audience for material that would struggle in a mainstream marketplace, which is dominated by a specific genre. 

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

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    Monday
    Sep082014

    LEAGUEPODCAST AND DIGBOSTON COMICS PICKS OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

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    Trust the Doctor as he makes his way to a recession-hit paradise planet. 11 takes on a corporate theme park world with evil mascots and ecological destruction. Sound familiar? Matt Smith is still alive Doctor Who 11th Doctor #2! … Paul Tobin takes us back to the mystery of the Prometheus voyage to LV-223 for the first time since the motion picture in this mini-series from Dark Horse, Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1. … It’s the comic book you wish you thought of! Teen Dog from Boom! Studios tackles being a teenager from the eyes of your best friend, a pizza loving backpack wearing sunglass donning Teen Dog #1. Eat my shorts! Picks this week from the time shifting LeaguePodcast.com.

     

     

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