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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    Triple Shot With a Heavy Metal Chaser: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #2, THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #1, EVIL DEAD 2: CRADLE OF THE DAMNED #1 & NARCOPOLIS: CONTINUUM #1 at FORCES OF GEEK

     

     

    From Krypton to Themyscira to the Deadite infested woods of North Carolina, we are kicking off 2016 with a return to form of the classic Triple Shot comics review column! 

    Can’t make heads or tails of a pull list? Are you easily confused by staring at rows of comics on the shelf? We hope these recommendations do you well. Why think when we can tell you what comics to buy!

    This week, Max Landis and Joëlle Jones give you a unique spotlight on a young Clark Kent, Renae De Liz (Peter Pan, The Last Unicorn) and Ray Dillon retell Wonder Woman’s origin in Legend of Wonder Woman and lastly Ash is back, baby, inEvil Dead 2: Cradle of the Damned!

    This week you get an extra bonus Heavy Metal chaser as one of our very own FOG!’s very own (Steven) Scott Duvall! drops his new book Necropolis: Continuum #1 from Heavy Metal Comics.
    That’s right, that Heavy Metal!

    Groovy!


    SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #3 (of 7) 
    Writer: Max Landis

    Artist: Joëlle Jones
    Publication Date: January 13, 2016
    Price: $3.99
    Publisher: DC Comics
    UPC: 76194133061700311
    BUY IT HERE



    Max Landis (Chronicle, Dirk Gently) has been surprising comic fans the past few months with his take on different eras of Clark Kent, Superboy and Superman. With different artists assigned to each chapter of this mini-series, we are able to appreciate different aspects of Clark’s home life. 

    Of course, this is the almost predictable ‘modern retelling’ of the Superman origin. What sets it apart, besides the art treatment, is a feeling that Superman is a legend.

    No chapter picks up where the last story left off.

    Much like in American television, each artist on a chapter shows a different era of Clark’s life, and each of the artists would be the guest director of the episode.

    This particular chapter’s director is the talented Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer, Adventures of Superman).
    The story takes place on Bruce Wayne’s yacht, but master Bruce is not even there to celebrate his birthday. Clark stands in for the absent Bruce, who is ‘Never at his (own) parties’. 

    A young Clark lives it up, hooks up with a lady, gets drunk and has all of the fun Bruce Wayne would only pretend to have. 

    There have been plenty of stories where these two have switched places but what sets this story apart is that they have yet to be acquainted. 

    It’s not all booze and cupcakes as a popular DC villain is after Bruce Wayne and Clark has to face him.

    In conclusion, this a fun issue, even if it just stands alone. It is a fun take for fans of the classic Batman and Superman dynamic that flashes back to the pre-superhero days.

    The art is gorgeous and I’m enjoying what Max has to say with ‘his’ Superman!

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

     


    Tuesday
    Jan052016

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. January 6, 2016

     

    COMICS

    Uncanny X-Men return with a new #1 from Cullen Bunn (Magneto) with Greg Land on art. This team stars Magneto and Sabertooth at the helm of these baddies that also includes Psylocke and Archangel. … Swamp Thing returns to form with co-creator Len Wein and gorgeous art by Kelley Jones as Alec confronts the forces of dark magic! … Escape from he prison planet as Kelley Sue’s Bitch Planet #6 starts a new arc with guest artist Taki Soma. Are you Non-Compliant? … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Tuesday
    Dec292015

    NINTENDO QUEST (review) - Forces Of Geek

     

    There were 678 Nintendo games releases for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America.

    This is the story of lifelong friends issuing a challenge to one another to collect them all in 30 days.

    Jay Bartlett is a super-fan of Nintendo and Star Wars, already has most of these games but must start from scratch using his own money and no online purchases in a race against the clock.

    Nintendo Quest is the documentation of that journey and the hero’s challenges along the way as real life and anxiety set in as stumbling blocks toward achieving the goal.

    Jay Bartlett and friend Rob McCallum (writer/director) have been friends for 30 years.

    To channel the thrill of the hunt and also to showcase some great Nintendo trivia and history, Rick started a Kickstarter under the name NES Club. Nintendo Quest is the successful product of a crowdfunded movie, at the very least. They incorporate some great original 8-bit graphics for titles as well as an 8-bit soundtrack to set the mood.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]


    Tuesday
    Dec292015

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. December 30, 2015

     

    COMICS
    That’s not a name I’ve heard in a long time, a long time. Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 has all the midichlorians Episode VII was afraid to give you. … All-New Wolverine #3 is one of our favorite run of these new Marvel books. Tom Taylor’s spotlight on X-23 faces her up against the deadly Taskmaster! … I keep reminding you that Warren Ellis (Moon Knight, Iron Man) is writing THE James Bond 007 book for Dynamite, but you won’t listen. Issue #3 is out today, I guess, but you don’t care. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Monday
    Dec212015

    FOG! Chats With Will Tracy and Gabe Koplowitz About ALLEN: SON OF HELLCOCK at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    I was at first skeptical to read yet another brightly colored Conan-sword-tale. With space lasers the fashion this week, this seemed like a step backward back in time to a place I didn’t need to revisit.

    And the creators are comedians, and we all know how those people are.

    This all came to a climax when Z2 Comics forced me at dagger point to read issue one of their Allen: Son of Hellcock to prepare for an interview with their famous funny people Will Tracy (HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Onion) and Gabe Koplowitz (VH1).

    I finally relented. Mead in hand, I had some questions for these guys because I was only two pages in when I realized this might be the funniest book of the year.

    Will and Gabe joined us to answer our questions about the new publisher and disappointing the person that brought you into this world. Allen: Son of Hellcock debuts today in stores and digital comic shops.

    FOG!: Will and Gabe — thanks for joining us today, what’s going on these days with Allen: Son of Hellcock? How did this come about? Where do you guys know each other from? Do you even know each other?

    Will Tracy: I just met Gabe for the first time literally 15 minutes ago, and I can already tell I’m going to hate him. I think it’s his face, voice, and personality that make him hateable. Also his clothes and his smell and his glasses. And his stupid feet and hands. 

    However, on a professional level, we wrote Allen: Son of Hellcock together about, oh, seven or eight years back. And we could not be more thrilled or proud to see it finally unleashed upon the world this Wednesday, December 16th!

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]