Comic Book Covers 11/28/2012

There’s a bunch of stuff happening in comics this week.  On the Marvel side we have another new Marvel NOW! book in Hickman’s FF #1.  We also see the end of Brian Michael Bendis’ many years long run on the Avengers with New Avengers #34.  Sad to see him go, but it’s in great hands with Hickman.  For DC we get the first part of the big Aquaman / Justice League crossover: “Throne of Atlantis”.  It may be hard to believe but with Geoff Johns at the helm Aquaman has been fantastic.  Before Watchman also returns this week with Ozymandias and Silk Spectre.  Lots of great covers this week, here’s a few of them.

Batman Incorporated #5

Cover by Chris Burnham

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Comic Book Covers 11/21/2012

More great stuff this week.  Marvel NOW! continues with a couple of new books, as well as a few getting their second issues.  DC gives us another chapter in Batman’s “Death of the Family” event as well as their big Superman crossover, “H’el on Earth”.  Here’s my favorite covers this week.  Continue reading

Wii U Review part 1

After getting my hands on Nintendo’s latest hardware at NYCC I wasn’t planning on buying it, but being the technophile that I am, the new shiny precious was calling.  For those not in the know, the Wii U is basically the Wii 2.  It’s backwards compatible with all of your Wii controllers, and games, but it adds a new touchscreen tablet, and HD graphics.  I’m pretty sure my Wii U will get way more use than my Wii has, which I’ve used on average once a year since launch 6 years ago.

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Book Review: The Last Rhinos

The Last Rhinos
by Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence

The Last Rhinos is the third book by Lawrence Anthony and with his passing earlier this year I am quite sad to say it will be the last.  He was truly a remarkable man and I highly recommend his first two books, “The Elephant Whisperer”, and “Babylon’s Ark”.  This latest book chronicles Anthony’s efforts to save the Northern White Rhino extinction, and what efforts they are.

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Comic Book Covers 11/14/2012

This was a pretty dang big week for comics.  We get 4 new Marvel NOW! titles released, and the conclusion of Ultimate Comics’ “United We Stand” storyline.  On the DC side we get the latest chapter of Scott Snyder’s “Death of the Family” Batman crossover.  Let’s get to some covers.

All New X-Men #1

Cover by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Marte Garcia

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Comic Book Covers 11/7/2012

Two posts in one week, you guys are lucky indeed!  I’ve got some really good stuff for you this week.  It was another one where I couldn’t narrow it down to just three, so bonus covers for you!

Deadpool #1

Variant Cover by Chris Bachalo

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By Michael Alexander Henke Posted in Comics

Late to the Party: ALIAS

There was a lot going on in September of 2001. So you’ll have to forgive me (and most of the still grieving world) for ignoring J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi espionage serial, ALIAS, a crime for which I now repent wholeheartedly. Now that the series has come to Netflix Instant Streaming, I felt compelled to give it a shot considering its impressive pedigree.

You can’t blame me for taking this long to catch up. It’s an easy show to dismiss. Just look at this promo pic.

SD-6? More like SD-Sex… am I right?

Sight unseen, the romcom-ready, model-thin Jennifer Garner would seem to be the worst possible choice to lead up a gritty, whip-smart super spy series about a double agent working to bring down a criminal spy organization from the inside.

Syd’s a one woman Spice Girls: Slutty, Sultry, Pouty and Angsty Spice.

Taken out of context her array of wigs and accents seems doomed to failure but, and this is very important, ALIAS was created by J.J. “Fucking” Abrams. The same J.J. Abrams who gave us capitalized classics like LOST, FRINGE and revitalized the STAR TREK universe by sheer force of will. The dude knows exactly what he’s doing and Jennifer Garner’s performance as Sydney Bristow here is enough to wipe my mind of the misery of Daredevil, Elektra and 13 Going on 30 forever.

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