Saturday, February 27, 2010

Episode 0.3

Alright, well I thought this was gonna be a shorter one, but I was wrong. In Episode 3 I cover any news, such as the upcoming Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine and all of the new Wolverine comics, oh wait...there were none. Instead I'll review Wolverine Punisher Volume 1. Matsuo Tsurayaba is featured in the Character Bio and the Classic Wolverine issue is Wolverine (Vol.2) #10. Also, announcing a new segment where I'll cover all the Trade Paperbacks from the start of Wolverine Vol.3 until present. Enjoy and don't forget to check out the blog or shoot me an Email, I'd love to know what you think about the podcast.

Feel free to leave any comments.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Very Late Yet Still Very Cool Toy Fair 2010 Pics

Two most excellent designs (obviously not finished yet) by Kotobukiya.

And now for the rest:

X-Force Wolverine

Super Hero Squad Stuff:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Awesome Wolverine Sculpture

Yeah, so I was browsing through Twitter (of all places) and came across this sculpture by The Shiflett Brothers. These dudes sculpt a bunch of different comic book characters along with a lot of original work as well.

There is no way I can buy this thing, even though I wish I could. It doesn't mean you can't. It's got like 4 days left (at the time I'm posting this) and the last time I checked it was at about $71.00. So yeah, check em out.

So here's the Ebay link:

And their website:

New Comics Out Tomorrow 2/24

Just a heads-up on what's coming out this week.

Dark Wolverine #83

Writers: Marjorie Liu & Daniel Way
Artist: Guiseppe Camuncoli

Cover By: Salvador Larocca

SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! Part 2 of 3 A choice must be made, but what is real in the realm of gods? Mystery, illusion, and games of fate--all of these await Daken in the heart of Asgard as the Siege continues all around him. But when he is forced to confront himself -- who he is, who he wants to be, who he could be -- who will Daken choose to become? A man...or a monster? Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-Force #24

Writers: Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost
Artist: Clayton Crain
Cover By: Clayton Craine

NECROSHA PART FIVE (of SIX) Death comes to X-Force! The final battle begins as X-Force storms Necrosha to find and kill the Black Queen...but there are 16 million of her slaves between them and her. As the team's least likely member goes on a suicide mission to save Warpath, Selene achieves her heart's desire…and someone doesn't walk away from this fight. Parental Advisory …$2.99

And don't forget about Kirby Krackle's new album E For Everyone that you can pre-order starting today @ Just sayin.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine News

More news, I'm lazy so I'll just post the links.


Newsarama Interview



Kirby Krackle: On And On

Kirby Krackle premiered their new single to their upcoming album, "E For Everyone," this morning. Give it a listen, it's awesome. To learn more about them, check out their website here.

"E For Everyone" is set to be released on 3/9/10. You can preorder from their site starting next Tuesday.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Astonishing Spiderman/Wolverine

Coming in May, Marvel is going to release a 6-issue series: "Astonishing Spiderman/Wolverine." It's gonna be written by Jason Aaron with art by Adam Kubert. It will be in continuity and add to the changes that are coming with the new "Heroic Age." It should be cool, Jason Aaron is the man, so I'm looking forward to it.

Here's a link to the CBR Article

Link to the Marvel Article

What do you think about this new series?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Note About Episode 2

I admit, my Super Bowl pick was terribly wrong. I guess I'm not a psychic. If you haven't listened to the podcast yet, please ignore my prediction. If you listen to it anyways, please refrain from laughing or mocking me.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Episode 0.2

Episode 2 is up!
In Episode 2, I take a look back at the first episode, review the comics from the past two weeks and look ahead to the next few months of crazy crossovers and tie-ins. Tyger Tiger is the featured character and Uncanny X-Men #268 is the classic issue this episode. Who you got in the Super Bowl, bub? I make my pick at the end of the episode.

00:00 Intro Music
01:15 Introduction
05:34 News
14:59 Review: Wolverine Origins #44
17:34 Review: Wolverine: Wendigo! #1
19:39 Review: Wolverine: Savage #1
22:57 Review: Wolverine: Weapon X #10
25:38 Character Bio: Tyger Tiger
28:26 Discussion: Future of Wolverine Titles
37:27 Classic Wolverine Comic: Uncanny X-Men #268
41:43 Upcoming Comics/Closing
44:47 Special Announcement

Jason Aaron Interview:
Daniel Way & Marjorie Liu Interview:


Escape From Tomorrow:

Feel free to leave any comments or questions about the episode.

Classic Review: Uncanny X-Men #268

Writer: Chris Claremont
Artist: Jim Lee
Cover By: Jim Lee

This issue is a little confusing because it keeps jumping between the past and the present. It takes a lot of time to figure out what’s actually going on, but when you do, it turns out to be a pretty good story. Well, the story begins with Captain America fighting off The Hand in Madripoor. The year is 1941, and he has no idea who The Hand is. Wolverine jumps into the brawl to give Cap a hand, telling him he’s just there to help. The duo is able to fight off the ninjas and Logan and Cap have a short exchange of words. At this time, they do not know each other yet.

From here, the story jumps to the present-day Madripoor, where Black Widow is getting attacked by The Hand. It looks like Widow is overwhelmed until Jubilee and Psylocke help her out, along with Wolverine. From that point, they are able to take out The Hand pretty handily. Logan and Black Widow talk, and then the story jumps right back to 1941. Now you can see why this issue is so confusing.

What’s happening is that there are two stories going on simultaneously. One is a memory, being shown in all flashbacks, which consists of Logan helping Cap and protecting Natalia Romanova ( Black Widow) from both Baron Strucker and The Hand. The story taking place in the present is basically Wolverine, Jubilee and Psylocke helping Black Widow catch Soong, a criminal in Madripoor, while fighting the hand at the same time. The whole situation is a little puzzling, and the stories are a little cluttered. If you pick them apart, there is nothing complex about them at all, I just wish that they were made a little more clear.

The only other thing that bothered me was the ending. There are technically two endings, one for the mission with Cap, and one for the present day with Widow. The past story actually had a decent ending, with Wolverine crashing Cap’s execution and ruining Strucker’s plans, but the other story really lacked any closure. Basically, once Wolverine arrived with Widow, Jubilee and Psylocke, all the bad guys ran away. That really left me with nothing.

Overall, this issue was pretty fun, but it just was too much of a hassle to read. It was hard to get too into the story when I had to keep going back and looking at pages I had already read to figure out what was going on. It did include some funny interactions between the various characters in this comic, mostly Jubilee and Psylocke. When Psylocke told Jubilee, “Child, please,” I couldn’t help but think of Chad Ochocinco. Also, the art was great and the cover was even better, but what do you expect from the great Jim Lee? The story leaves you with a chuckle when Cap hints to Logan that they should be a team, and both are thinking that the other should be the sidekick. Of course, neither would ever settle for being the sidekick, so it would never work.

I’m gonna give this one a 3.5/5

Friday, February 5, 2010

Podcast Update

Just finished recording Episode 2 . Just need to edit it some more tonight and it should be out by tomorrow.


Review Wolverine: Weapon X #10

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: C.P. Smith
Cover By: Adam Kubert

This book doesn’t have a real story to it; it’s more like a Wolverine history lesson. Melita wants more out of her relationship with Logan, but he’s scared to get close to her because of fear that she may end up with the same fate of other women he has gotten close to. So, Logan decides to look for some advice from his close friends. That’s pretty much all that there is to this book. I think he should just go on Dr. Phil to talk about his problems instead of taking it to a comic book.

Okay, I’m not bashing this comic in any way, I save that for Wolverine One-Shots with an absent Wolverine. The story (or non-story) was actually pretty interesting. I feel it was necessary, even if I didn’t like the idea. We learn a lot about Melita that we didn’t know before, and we begin to see, just like Logan, that she is capable of protecting herself (at least to a point). Anyways, after two consecutive action packed story arcs, this little transition issue didn’t bother me at all. This is setting up for the next storyline, which will feature both Cap and Bucky, so I’m pretty pumped for that one.

Once I found out what this issue was actually gonna be about, I sort of lost any real anticipation for it, but Jason Aaron is a great writer and he was able to keep my interest. As much as I didn’t want to enjoy this book, I found myself really liking it in the end. One last thing about this issue was the art. First off, let me say that I do NOT like this art style at all. Nothing against C.P. Smith, it’s just not my thing. When I skimmed through the pages I saw the art and was pretty disappointed, but after reading this comic, I was completely sold. Smith’s art really complimented Aaron’s story, and fit very well with this particular issue. Not the type of story I typically enjoy, but Aaron and Smith really surprised me and pulled out a good one here.

I’m gonna give this one a 4/5.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Review: Wolverine Savage

Writer: Ryan Dunleavy
Artist: Richard Elson
Cover By: J. Scott Campbell

Although I couldn’t pick up the Deadpool Variant, I was still able to get my hands on Wolverine Savage. It’s rated A, which is not a bad thing, but you can expect a more family friendly take on Wolverine, and this is exactly what this comic was. Personally, I did not particularly enjoy this one, but it did a great job at telling a simple, child friendly Wolverine story.

The story starts with Logan fighting the Lizard in Japan. He tells you some background info about the Lizard, and then proceeds to defeat him after chopping off his tail. In the process though, he has ruined a large order of sushi that a restaurant had been preparing for that night. Feeling bad about the whole situation, Wolverine goes on to make a whole new batch of sushi, saving the day.

Grateful for what he did for her, the owner of the restaurant celebrates with Wolverine, toasting to her “pops,” who had been missing for several months. She then goes on to explain how the restaurant used to be filled with customers, but now was barely getting by. When her father had been the head chef, they made the best Ramen around, using special eggs as the secret ingredient. Then one day, pops just disappeared. Wolverine agrees to help her look for these special eggs, using his heightened sense of smell.

Logan comes across the eggs, which come from a giant lizard-like sea monster that lives on an island just off the coast. After a brief fight, Logan is eaten by the monster, and surprisingly finds pops. Apparently he had been living inside of the monster for months. From there, they make the monster throw up, and Wolverine fights off the giant monster. There is some pretty humorous banter between pops and Logan, as they escape safely. The restaurants business begins to boom again, and they are able to hire a full kitchen crew, which leaves Logan to be demoted from sushi chef to the cleaning crew.

Obviously this is a hard comic to grade, since I am not in the target audience. It’s a very simple story, very easy for a child to understand. The art was very good as well, with many bright colors to go along with the kid friendly plot. I think it did a great job considering what it was shooting for. I would not recommend this for anyone looking for a typical Wolverine comic, which would include the usual gruff, no-nonsense Wolverine as well a large pile of dead bad guys. I won’t give this one a grade, but if I was going to, it would be 5 out of 5.