September 1, 2014
Why Did God Make Bruce Almighty?

Why Did God Make Bruce Almighty?

In which our heroes look at Bruce Nolan’s life and wonder why God made him Almighty.

We explore Bruce’s first act as good as he cause a municipal water problem, sexually harass a young woman and flat out steal from an upscale clothing store before committing anal based monkey assault on an hispanic youth leader. Twice. Jackson is horrified by the blatant abuse of power, Zammit has his own…

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August 31, 2014
Two-Headed Nerd #175: JL8==D

Two-Headed Nerd #175: JL8==D

Welcome to the landmark 175th Episode of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the sexual harassment allegations directed against JL8 creator Yale Stewart, the controversy surrounding the Milo Manara Spider-Woman variant cover, and the unusual casting decisions made for the live-action Powers adaptation coming to the Sony Playstation Network.

Plus,we take a look at Jim…

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August 31, 2014
RBDHB - Batman: Hush

RBDHB – Batman: Hush

RBDHB – Batman: Hush

After a nice period of distance from Jeph Loeb, following the unrelenting Batman: The Cult, we revisit his return to the mythos partnered with Jim Lee in Batman: Hush.

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August 31, 2014
Things that happened the week of 8/24/2014

Things that happened the week of 8/24/2014

Oh holy hell this was way more difficult than it should have been posting this. apparently Google Drive wants to make your life more difficult by making you download apps on things like computers and then having them not work correctly. So currently I’m writing this on my iPad.

Anyway… This was an interesting week for things that I like to see fail…because they keep making terrible decisions and…

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August 30, 2014
Comic Reflections #103 Sgt Fury+Shanna the She-Devil

Comic Reflections #103 Sgt Fury+Shanna the She-Devil

This Episode:

Sgt Fury and His Howling Commandos Annual #7

Shanna the She-Devil #1

Dagar the Invincible #1

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August 29, 2014
Marvel Who’s Who: Cosmic Villains Perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Marvel Who’s Who: Cosmic Villains Perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Apart from being almost universally acclaimed, Marvel’s latest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy is estimated to bring in over $600 million worldwide, making it the second most successful movie Marvel Studios has ever produced (behind the behemoth that is The Avengers). So while people are still flocking to the multiplex in their droves to see what all the fuss is about, we here atRhymes With…

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August 29, 2014
Netflix’s adult-animation series, BoJack Horseman, is more of a Charley Horse

Netflix’s adult-animation series, BoJack Horseman, is more of a Charley Horse

BoJack Horseman

By Denise Blakely

I have to start by expressing how much I love cartoons. It’s not just the cartoons that would be obvious either; I love them all. In high school my dad was always asking me if there was anything better I could be watching as I sat watching animated shows meant for all ages. I didn’t care, I kept watching. Even now my fiancée catches me watching cartoons and…

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August 29, 2014
The Walking Dead “No Going Back” - RWG Reviews

The Walking Dead “No Going Back” – RWG Reviews

The Walking Dead Season Two, Episode 5 – “No Going Back” Developer: TellTale Games Publisher: TellTale Games Release Date: August 26th, 2014 Platform: PC, Mac, iOS devices, 360, PlayStation 3 Review by Shannon Liara

There have only been a few times where I’ve completed a game only to be left emotionally spent. Past all the tears and questions of why the experience had to end, I found myself…

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August 29, 2014
RBDHB Jerel Dye Interview BCC 2014

RBDHB Jerel Dye Interview BCC 2014

RBDHB Jerel Dye Interview BCC 2014

Friend of the show & all around talented dude, Jerel Dye talked to us about all his new work at Boston Comic Con 2014.

Check out more Jerel here – jereldye.com/
Or Here – drawjereldraw.tumblr.com/

Check out the audio version of this interview here – https://soundcloud.com/yupfrank/rbdhb-jerel-dye-i…

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August 29, 2014
Humble Bazooka Episode 22: Silent Hills P.T. and our top Survival Horror picks

In this episode, JFlex and I talk about the new Silent Hills Playable Teaser that everyone is talking about.

Humble Bazooka Episode 22: Silent Hills P.T. and our top Survival Horror picks

In this episode, JFlex and I talk about the new Silent Hills Playable Teaser that everyone is talking about.

August 29, 2014
The Stuff You Like By The People You Don’t

The Stuff You Like By The People You Don’t

Comics creator Yale Stewart was recently called out as a creep for sending unsolicited intimate photos (read: dick pics) to women. While this particular dust-up in the comics world isn’t quite as serious as the Brian Wood controversy of some months ago, it does reignite the good ol’ “separation of creation and creator” conversation. In either case, RWG doesn’t purport to be the judge or jury.…

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August 29, 2014
When Enemies Become Fr… Well, Not-Quite-Enemies

When Enemies Become Fr… Well, Not-Quite-Enemies

It’s interesting to think what direction Timely (later Marvel) Comics would have gone in if not for the Second World War. Would Captain America be the icon he is today? Would he have been created at all? Would the Sub-Mariner have morphed from anti-villain into a more-or-less hero?

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When we first meet him, Namor ruthlessly kills a couple of deep-sea divers and considers himself to be at war…

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August 28, 2014

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War #3
Writer: Louise Simonson
Artist: Derek Charm
Lettered by: Tom B. Long
Published by: IDW Publishing
Published on: 8/27/14
Review by: Wesley Messer

Welcome back to Rhymes with Geek’s coverage of the Super Secret Crisis War with issue three! Super Secret Crisis War is one of the stronger events in recent history. The best part about this event is that it is self contained. It’s six issues and if you want to read the one-shots, that’s fine and I’m finding that it is well worth reading the one-shots. Now as I’m reviewing another main series issue; I’m hopeful that it’ll share the same strength as the rest of the series. Each issue has made this series a joy to review each month, one-shot and main series alike. Anyway, not much more to say in the intro so let’s get on with the review. Time to enter back once more into the Super Secret Crisis War!

Story:

Character dynamics are key in this issue. The story is beginning to heat up as the characters start to gel together. The villains get a lot of screen time here, about as much as the heroes do. I love the way Louise Simonson starts to show the unique ways the heroes and villains connect together. The Bubbles and Samurai Jack friendship was a favorite of mine, their camaraderie was amazing. Even better is to see how Ed, Edd, and Eddy start to make more sense in the story; I’m starting to see where they fit in with the war now. The most intriguing developments are in the villains of the story. I love that Mojo Jojo and Mandark are the villains who have the most balanced personalities; that’s surprising to say the least.

Simonson finds a nice balance between the character development and action in this issue. The last few pages are action packed as they build towards a wonderful reveal on the final page. Most of the issue though is setup for the next half of Super Secret Crisis War. Far from a bad thing as it is such wonderful setup for the next half of the series. Story: 9 out of 10

Art:

Derek Charm’s art on this issue continues to be strong in this issue. The action scenes here are fun, fast, and kinetic, the double page spreads are in full effect here. Charm using the double page spread let the action scenes breathe. At times though the expressions felt awkward on some of the characters faces, Samurai Jack and the Eds are the most noticeable ones for me. My personal favorite scenes though are when the action quiets down and seeing the characters interact, Charm got to shine in those interactions. I’m loving how he’s depicting all of these characters so far and this doesn’t change. Through the backgrounds we see that yes, the robots are sending back their information from the one-shots too. I love those extra details in the art. Overall it’s a solid issue art wise and I still dig the art immensely in Super Secret Crisis War. Art: 8.5 out of 10

Overall:

Another strong entry in the Super Secret Crisis War saga. This is a series that’s getting continuously better with each issue. The story is infectious, the event is fun, and it’s one of the ultimate all ages stories out there. If you haven’t hopped on board by now, what’s stopping you? A great comic event that shouldn’t be missed, Super Secret Crisis War is a fun story for readers of all ages.

Overall: 8.8 out of 10

To check out the rest of my Super Secret Crisis War coverage thus far check out the links below. Make sure that you haven’t missed a single second of this Cartoon Network extravaganza.

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War #1

Super Secret Crisis War: Johnny Bravo One-Shot

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War #2

Super Secret Crisis War: The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy One-Shot

If you’re curious in what other reviewers thought of CN: Super Secret Crisis War #3 and more comics, check out comicbookroundup.com!

CN: Super Secret Crisis War #3 – RWG Reviews Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War #3 Writer: Louise Simonson Artist: Derek Charm Lettered by: Tom B.

August 28, 2014
Real Books Don’t Have Batman 8/27/14

Real Books Don’t Have Batman 8/27/14

Real Books Don’t Have Batman 8/27/14

Alfred ain’t nobody’s victim.

This week we review:
Bob’s Burgers # 1
Pop # 1
Batman/Superman # 13
The Flash # 34
Aquaman # 34
Harley Quinn # 10
Superman # 34
Batman Eternal # 21

This week’s Short Stacks-
Aquaman # 34

Superman # 34

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August 28, 2014

Transformers vs GI Joe #2
Written by Tom Scioli and John Barber
Art, Colors and Lettering by Tom Scioli
Covers by Tom Scioli, Ed Piskor, Jaime Tyndall & Ula Mos, Rob Liefeld & Tom Mason
Published by IDW
Release date August 27, 2014
Cover price $3.99
Review by Mark William Pawziuk

The adventure continues as the Real American Heroes touch down on Cybertron, but don’t expect the Robots in Disguise to roll out the welcome mat…

Story: Make no mistake, Transformers vs GI Joe’s primary objective is fun, but it also delivers tense action!  Because this Habro-licensed series has an independent continuity, anything can happen.  Nobody and no robot is safe. Autobots are on the verge of extinction, reduced to living in ghettos on Cybertron.  The Joes and Autobots don’t understand each other’s intentions and risk mutual annihilation.  Despite being free to do their own thing, Scioli and Barber respect and elevate the previously established characters and personalities. In particular, Scarlet is a stand-out, along with the blinged-out, hyper-volatile Megatron.  The writers also pay homage to previous interpretations both in the story pages and in the back matter. Even  The Weather Dominator is mentioned here!  With references to Apocalypse Now, Tour of Duty,  Gobots, and more this issue, Transformers vs GI Joe #2  is a fantastic nostalgia trip.  At the same time, however, it is inventive and exhilarating.  Story score: 10 out of 10.

Art: Scioli’s bold layouts and incredibly attentive illustrations are such a driver to this book.  They are so well integrated to the story that it’s hard to talk about them separately. Like some comics I’ve read from the ’50s and ‘60s, the book is broken into a few individually titled sections. Keeping with the old school feel, the pages are given a smudged, aged newsprint look. Each panel is a carefully crafted image with no shortage of playful details to uncover.  There is the Yo Joe Cola on page one, Sgt. Slaughter’s Tag Team Terminator and poor Bumblebee’s head hanging from Megatron’s neck.  I could go on and on, but I’ll wrap this section up by saying that Scioli has become one of my all-time favourite comic creators in just three issues!  Art score: 10 out of 10.

Overall: Like issues #0 and #1, Transformers vs GI Joe #2  is another show-stopper that merits multiple readings.  There is absolutely way too much awesome to take in during one sitting, no matter how much you slow down to savour it.  Overall score: 10 out of 10.

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