Monthly Archives: January 2012

Why I Can’t Talk to My Girlfriend About Comics, Part Three

My girlfriend and I both have our own stuff. Couples often do. Because she’s has yard sales and I…collect comics, when we talk about the need to pair down stuff, my stuff comes up more. Because I have a lot … Continue reading

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Bilbo and Company!

Bilbo and Company!

Here’s a new image from Peter Jackson’s adaption of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. Image features Martin Freeman as the younger Bilbo Baggins with William Kircher as Bifur, Graham McTavish as Dwalin, James Nesbitt as Bofur, and John Callen as Óin.

The film will also feature ‘LOTR’ alum: Ian Mckellan as Gandalf the Grey, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Christopher Lee as Saruman and of course Andy Serkis as Gollum.

Some maybe surprised to see some of the returning cast, given that Legolas, Galadriel and Saruman were not in Tolkien’s novel. However, I believe Jackson will find a perfect way to bring these characters into the film and help bridge the gap between ‘The Hobbit’ films and ‘Lord of the Rings’. Remember, Bilbo and the Dwarves do go into Mirkwood and Legolas is after all the Prince of that realm…just sayin’!!!!!

God, I can’t wait for this movie which of course is set to released December 14, 2012.

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The Twelve is Back (but do we care?)

by Angela Outlaw For those of you who don’t get to hear my weekly rants, Marvel comics and I aren’t on the best of terms. Why should we be?

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First Look at the Curse of Shazam!

First Look at the Curse of Shazam!

Comic book writer Geoff Johns, whose built his career on relaunching old characters is back at it with creating a new origin story for Captain Marvel, who will know just be known as Shazam!

Johns will be teaming up with artist Gary Frank, the two just finished working on Batman: Earth One. You can see Shazam in his full rebooted glory this March in the back pages of Justice League.

Check out more info at : http://www.newsarama.com/comics/first-look-curse-of-shazam-preview-120127.html

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Hawkeye and Black Widow sitting in a Helicarrier…

Hawkeye and Black Widow sitting in a Helicarrier...

Last week Marvel Studios released stills from the Upcoming ‘Avengers’ film. We’ve seen a lot of a add campaigns for Captain America, Iron Man and Thor so I thought it’d be nice to finally showcase a photo that didn’t any of those guys (but you know I love you).

Looks like we got Hawkeye(Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in possibly the Medical Bay of the Helicarrier and possibly about to kiss??

The Avengers from Paramount and Marvel Studios will be unleashed to the world May 2nd, 2012.

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Five of Kinds: Selections from The New 52

Sorry to keep you waiting as we struggle to post and create new material amidst jobs and other responsibilities. All of the New 52 titles have hit the issue #5 mark. I have some books I haven’t reviewed up to … Continue reading

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Johns to write Monthly Shazam! series

Johns to write Monthly Shazam! series

DC heavy hitter Geoff Johns has been busy resurrecting characters such as Hal Jordan and Aquaman. Not only did he bring them back to the forefront but he even made Aquaman cool. F*cking Aquaman! Now, Johns and co-creator Gary Frank are teaming up again to bring Captain Marvel center stage…sort of.

As some of you may know, its tough having the name “Marvel” when you’re not in the Marvel universe. Due to the name DC has had to have their Captain benched with out getting any legal attacks from Marvel. That being said in this new series, Captain Marvel will just be Shazam! The magic word that turns kid Billy Batson into the superhero.

Johns recently wrapped work with Frank in this summer’s release of Batman: Earth One.

The series entitled: The Curse of Shazam! will actually not be its own “book”. Instead it will be featured in the last 10 pages of Justice League starting with issue 7 and may even get a new costume!

With the new DC relaunch it was only a matter of time before Capt—Shazam would surface to fight the threats that plague the world. With a new Shazam, that means that we should be on the look out for a Black Atom too!

Shazam is in safe hands and am looking forward to see how they’ll re-imagine the origin.

Newsarama has an exclusive interview with Johns here so check it out: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/geoff-johns-curse-of-shazam-120126.html

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