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    Wednesday
    Jul192017

    ‘Reborn: Book One’ (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

     

     

    There is lots to love in Reborn, Mark Millar’s highly anticipated team up with Batman artist Greg Capullo. These master storytellers comment on aging, the afterlife, superheroes and large scale fantasy in a way that only Millar can.

    Millar’s strength always at the base is taking a genre and re-presenting it to the comic book masses. From Kick-Ass‘ Spider-Man fantasy to Kingsmen‘s James Bond/Nick Fury spy stories, the genre gets inverted in Millar’s world.

    Reborn, is more Excalibur meets Dungeons & Dragons and Conan The Barbarian meets Willow, than it is a story of what might happen when you die. In the battle between Adystria vs. The Dark Lands we’re immersed in a colorful fantasy world with a hero’s journey.

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    Thursday
    Mar302017

    ‘Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins’ TPB (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

    Jeff Lemire’s vision of a superhero universe, rooted deep in his indie roots comes to fruition today in the release of the first volume of Black Hammer (Dark Horse Comics).

    Drawn with a Mignola-esque sensibility, the art by Dean Ormston (2000 AD, Sandman Mystery Theatre) drops you into this new universe that is as much Kirby as it is Lemire’s own Sweet Tooth.

    Let us back up a couple of steps. Why should you read this book about a superhero team from another dimension trapped within a 10 mile radius of a simple farm house?

    The answer is simple: This book is very good.

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    Wednesday
    Aug242016

    ‘James Bond Vol.1: VARGR’ (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

     

    James Bond Vol. 1: VARGR
    Written by Warren Ellis
    Illustrated by Jason Masters
    Published by Dynamite Entertainment
    ISBN: 9781606909010 | Price $19.99
    Release date: June 22, 2016

    Those fans of 007 may not have gotten all they wanted from Daniel Craig’s most recent performance of the MI-6 agent in Spectre last year, but may very well be delighted at what Warren Ellis has been able to do in the comic series from Dynamite.

    Ian Fleming Publications and the Fleming Estate commissioned Ellis to approach the character for comics stemming from a licensing deal with Dynamite. The first story art is collected here in one volume, VARGR. Currently on stands is Ellis’ second arc with artist Jason Masters. More writers and artists including Andy Diggle (Green Arrow) will be brought on later this year to fill out more of 007’s modern comic continuity.

     

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    Wednesday
    Jun222016

    Triple Shot With a Digital Chaser: ‘Action Man #1’, ‘She-Wolf #2’, ‘James Bond’ #7 & ‘Adventures of Supergirl’ #11

    This return of Triple Shot brings us a little known action hero from the UK getting his due with IDW’s Action Man #1, a teenage girl wolf’s out in She-Wolf #1 from Image and the Duke of Dapper James Bond starts in on a new adventure “Eidolon” written by Warren Ellis issue #007!.

    Are you missing out on Supergirl lately? Don’t fret because Sterling Gates has been keeping Kara and the Danvers girls busy in our Digital Chaser for Adventures of Supergirl #11.

     

    actionmanAction Man #1

    Writer: John Barber
    Artist: Paolo Villanelli
    Publisher: IDW Publishing
    Pub. Date: June 22, 2016
    UPC: 82771401090900121
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    John Barber (Transformers) starts us out in media res with our hero Action Man infiltrating Doctor X’s headquarters.

    Don’t know who Action Man is? Picture G.I. Joe but for Anglophiles.

    I’m not talking the little guys, we’re talking Original 1960’s Kung-Fu Grip that might ask for a spot of tea.

    Paolo Villanelli (Snake Eyes) is on art and if you crave a modern G.I.Joe title (one that is noticeably missing from the current IDW line), Action Manmight be what you are looking for!

    Action Man is a highly trained soldier in martial arts, weapons and even the culinary arts according to this incarnation. He’s Duke, Snake-Eyes and Roadblock all rolled into one!

    That is, of course until a Wrath of Khan moment changes the fate of Action Man!

    This is a fun start to the series that I look forward to continuing, a mashup of James Bond, The Kingsmen: Secret Service, G.I. Joe and Torchwood, Action Man has what it takes to keep me interested!

    And to be honest, the Train Fight certainly jumped my ratings from a low 4 to a high 5, targeting for my own locomotive combat preference.

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    Monday
    Jun132016

    STAR MARKET PRESENTS: EAT BOSTON'S BACON AND BEER FESTIVAL RECAP & WINNERS (6/12/16) at DO617.COM

     

    Sunday was a great day to spend time with those people and things you love. If you are lucky enough, and not a sober vegan, all came to a head at this year’s 

    BOSTON BACON AND BEER FESTIVAL!

    The seventh annual event boasted a clever Player 1 and Player 2 concept poster featuring Mario and Luigi.

     

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