October 20, 2014
2000AD - A Love Letter - TNMG #40

2000AD – A Love Letter – TNMG #40

That’s Not My Galactus!

A weekly column by Benjamin Penfold-Marwick

40 – 2000AD – A Love Letter

Dearest Tharg,

As a young child, 2000ADwas one of my staple reads. I revelled in the stories of Dan Dare and the mysteries of The Mekon; I was both horrified and drawn to the brutality of Judge Dredd; and I remember feeling very grown-up reading Nemesis the Warlock. It all felt very ugly, dark, and…

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October 20, 2014
What is the Best Fictional Universe to Live in?

What is the Best Fictional Universe to Live in?

In which our heroes don’t care that it’s bigger on the inside, aren’t impressed with how many parsecs you made the Kessel Run in and don’t want to deal with that mutant problem on Earth 616 because there are better fictional universes to live in.

We look at the all powerful nature of dance magic, the problem of changing history, and…

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October 19, 2014
Two-Headed Nerd #182: The Culmination of the Culmination

Two-Headed Nerd #182: The Culmination of the Culmination

Welcome to Episode 182 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the return of Marvel’s Secret Wars, the upcoming relaunch of Uncanny Avengers, and Warner Brothers’ 2016-2020 DC Comics film slate.

Plus, we fill in a relapsing comic junkie on everything he missed at the turn of the millenium in our Comic Pushers segment.

Hey! Don’t forget to check out our other podcast, theA…

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October 18, 2014
Alpha City News, Episode 021 - End and Beginning

Alpha City News, Episode 021 – End and Beginning

A girl meets her hero, a villain is defeated, and the truth about the world is revealed, but hope appears in the end.

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October 17, 2014

Trinity of Sin #1: The Wages of Sin
Writer: J.M. Dematteis
Pencils: Yvel Guichet
Inks: Jason Gorder
Lettering: Dezi Sienty
Color: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover: Guillem March & Tomeu Morey
Reviewed by T.J. Heilman

Contest Alert: Read to the Bottom and see how you can win the comic I reviewed.

Forever Evil is over, the Crime Syndicate is “no more” and I have no idea what happened to the Trinity. I read the Trinity if Sin: Pandora #1 and a few of the ones that followed; but between Forever Evil and the multiple Batman titles I pick up, I could not keep up with Trinity of Sin. I was very excited when I saw Trinity of Sin #1 was being released, I was hoping DC would put a good writer on it. I did not do any research as I wanted to see if someone could just pick this issue up and just be able to follow along without needing to know the background

Story –This story works not only if you know the background but also if you don’t. Dematteis did a good job of telling three different stories without it feeling crowed or disorganized. This issue flowed really well I did not see it coming when they revealed the old was …. SPOILER SPOILER ********* a Demon hiding using her the dead womens form. Each of the main characters got a nice section of story and they all rocked, each time the story took a twist it did a good job of surprising me. In the end when they come together the story just intensifies, one awesome thing after another and them boom the end. Story 9 out of 10

Art – The art complimented the story every step of the way, I found it to be a journey of a few styles that kept the action going and the changes worked well. The full-page designs were worth the cost of the comic alone, they were defined and powerful. Guichet, Gorder and Eltaeb put together a great looking issue, from the moment you picked it up until you can set it down it is just enjoyable to look at. The details of the creature along with great color tones created some amazing visuals. My favorite page SPOILER SPOILER ***** is when Terrance get stabbed with a huge sword or fire. Super awesome. Again this series deserves a chance. Art: 9 out of 10

Overall- I look forward to the next issue, I will see how the 2nd one goes and maybe add it to my regular rotation, I have thought about dropping a few of the others I have anyways. So far it’s a great story with powerful creatures and big battles, not to mention how great it looks.  This issue overall is just a great start to a new series and makes me excited for what is to come for our newest addition to the DC New 52 universe. Overall: 9 out of 10

I like this issue so much I want a reader of Rhymes With Geek to give me their opinion, so I was thinking of giving my copy of the issue away in a contest for the site. If this post gets 100 likes I will give my copy away to one of the 100 readers.

 

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Trinity of Sin #1: The Wages of Sin Trinity of Sin #1: The Wages of Sin Writer: J.M. Dematteis Pencils: Yvel Guichet Inks: Jason Gorder…

October 17, 2014

Batman and Robin #35

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller: Patrick Gleason
Inker: Mick Grey
Colorist: John Kalisz
Letterer: Carlos M. Mangual
Cover: Gleason, Gray, Kalisz
Reviewed by T.J. Heilman

Batman and Robin #34 was the issue I used to audition with Rhymes With Geek, I have loved this series even with all its twists and turns. Batman is now taking the fight to Apokolips and is willing to die it seems to save his son. There is no backup, no plan, just a suit made by the Justice League that looks like it’s ready to literally travel to hell. DC has a great story line going by Tomasi that has continued to tell a powerful story. The question now is will they stall for an issue or two just to get our money and draw out a story. DC has said December is the month we will find out if Damian once again becomes the caped crusaders sidekick. The Robin Rises story-line is set conclude with issues Batman and Robin #37 (Dec. 17, 2104) and Robin Rises: Alpha (Dec 24, 2014).

Story – I completely understand the need to tell other parts of the story, but I wanted and expected more of the “Hellsuit” to be included in this issue. It’s not a real complaint, I just love the new suit. Tomasi is really killing it right now with this intense arc, so many things happened that made my jaw drop. Even though this issue was jam-packed the story did not feel rushed or crowded, it also did a great job of cutting between scenes. I am not really sure what Red Hood, Batgirl and Red Robin are going to do to help Bruce, if that suit cannot hold out how do they think they will be able to. Overall there was not a lot of fluff or filler which I appreciate. In genera this was pretty exciting to read, do to the good writing. Story: 8.5 out of 10

Art – Gleason and Gray with Kalisz have knocked it out of the park with this series, I absolutely think this is the baddest Batsuit I have seen. Every panel you look at jumps out at you, the color and detail really just show through and kept me glued to the pages. The cover alone had me looking at it for a few minutes, I was just soaking it in. The tone changes when needed and it showed the emotions of the story through the pages, I hope it only get better from here.          Art: 9 out of 10

Overall – Tomasi has a vision for the future of Robin and he is doing it the right way in my opinion. He gives enough information to keep you interested and the art finished the job and keeps you coming back. The secondary storylines with Alfred and the Batfamily coming to rescue Bruce is an interesting way to go and it is almost as good as the main story with Bruce on Apokolips, think about it a family that has been betrayed still will to save their mentor. It shows the families strength and resilience. Overall: 8.8 out of 10

 

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Batman and Robin #35 Batman and Robin #35 Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Penciller: Patrick Gleason Inker: Mick Grey Colorist: John Kalisz…

October 17, 2014
Laverne & Shirley - The Comic Book - TNMG #39

Laverne & Shirley – The Comic Book – TNMG #39

That’s Not My Galactus!

A weekly column by Benjamin Penfold-Marwick

39 – Laverne and Shirley – The Comic Book

One of many announcements at New York Comic Con this year was the news that IDW would be publishing a Millennium series, based on the excellent television show (1996 – 1999). The show followed Frank Black (not the Pixies Frank Black), a character from an X-Files episode that was also…

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October 16, 2014
Real Books Don’t Have Batman 10/15/14

Real Books Don’t Have Batman 10/15/14

Real Books Don’t Have Batman 10/15/14

Now with 20% more Marvel.

This week we review:
Axis # 2
Magneto # 11
Earth-2: World’s End # 2
Daredevil # 9
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man # 6
Edge of Spider-Verse # 5 (of 5)
Justice League # 35
Batman & Robin # 35
Batman Eternal # 28

Short Stacks for this week
Batman & Robin # 35
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October 16, 2014
Down and Out in Continuity: Clap For MODOK! #21

Down and Out in Continuity: Clap For MODOK! #21

Clap For MODOK! A weekly look at the comic book landscape through the eyes of a lifelong geek.

This week: Getting back in the game. *Warning: There are SPOILERS for current Marvel Continuity*

Playing catch up is hard. I’ve recently taken a brief step away from the comic book world in order to get myself married. What with the planning and organising having slowly taken over mine and my partner’s…

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October 16, 2014
RWG Reviews - Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express

RWG Reviews – Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express

Before this episode aired, Doctor Whoshowrunner Steven Moffat promised Mummy on the Orient Express to be a bit of a game changer, and said he was excited and scared to see how fans would react to it. With this tiny nugget of information, I paid 110% attention (compared to my usual 101%) to this episode. Maybe I missed whatever Moffat was talking about, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love Mummy on…

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October 15, 2014
Feed It Comics #52 | Flashed

Feed It Comics #52 | Flashed

Feed It Comics 52 - Flashed

The three amigos – Doc, Shepherd and the Professor – come together to go over the juiciest news items that you ever heard. Or at least juicier than you average fruit stripe gum. If that isn’t enough, they review the Flash pilot on the CW.

You probably thought this was gonna be dedicated to discussing DC’s exceedingly inaccurately named “New 52″ that ain’t so new anymore, well that shows you…

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October 15, 2014
Super hero Speak - #76: I’ve heard it both ways

Super hero Speak – #76: I’ve heard it both ways

This week the guys talk about The possibility of Spider-Man returning to the Marvel cinematic universe and Iron-Man joining Cap 3! Does this mean we may be getting Civil War on the big screen? Also Wonder Woman’s origin in the movies will be that from the New 52 and not her original origin of being made of clay. One of the guys was really unhappy about this. Plus they discus all the latest comic…

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October 15, 2014
Comic Reflections #114 Superman+Jigsaw

Comic Reflections #114 Superman+Jigsaw

This Episode:

Superman #290,294,296

Jigsaw #2

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October 15, 2014
Ghoulish Games, Mutant-less Marvels, and more on the All-New ANTiFanboy Podcast 72 #HALLOWEEN

Week 2 of our HALLOWEEN countdown: We continue our theme of horror as we talk about our favorite scary games!

Ghoulish Games, Mutant-less Marvels, and more on the All-New ANTiFanboy Podcast 72 #HALLOWEEN

Week 2 of our HALLOWEEN countdown: We continue our theme of horror as we talk about our favorite scary games!

October 15, 2014
Edge of Spider-Verse #5 - RWG Reviews

Edge of Spider-Verse #5 – RWG Reviews

Edge of Spider-Verse #5
Author: Gerard Way
Artist: Jake Wyatt
Colors: Ian Herring
Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel
Reviewed by Nikki Sherman

Another week, another awesome Edge of Spider-Verse story. While all five have been interesting, there are certainly standouts (Spider-Gwen, spider monster), and this issue is no different. Written by the insanely over-talented Gerard Way and…

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