Wolf is the story of Carl (Jordan Cooper), a young man suffering from the lingering effects of sexual abuse. His encounter with the local pastor (Eugene Lee) have left him confused and tormented. Carl’s parents (Mikala Gibson, Shelton Jolivette) struggle making ends meet. A potential scandal arises, but will Carl get the support he needs and deserves? … Continued »
Mark Millar looks to the stars to expand Millarworld. Starlight #1 introduces us to the life of Duke McQueen, a man who dreams of his past glories as a space hero. As a savior of a distant planet, Duke’s triumph was celebrated with fireworks. However, his hopes of being admired and respected came crashing down when he returned to Earth and his beloved wife. … Continued »
Another big moment in my life was about to happen. David had just finished telling me that Kevin Eastman and his wife were here and would be joining us shortly. I frantically started flipping through my note pad to view the questions I had planned. I was getting nervous. I had just finished interviewing with Sergio Aragonés, a longtime favorite artist of mine, and now I was going to interview the man that had created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
As most people know, I have loved the Turtles since I have known about them. I even went so far as to break open my piggy bank back in the early 90’s so that I could by tickets for my family to go see the TMNT: Coming Out of Their Shells tour. Yes, I was THAT kid.
I had just flipped to my third question when David had informed me that Mrs. Courtney Eastman was out in the lobby looking for us. We got up from our chairs to see her standing right in front of us. As we walked up to greet her, Kevin appeared from the elevator. We all introduced ourselves and then the night became even MORE epic. Sergio Aragonés walked up and introduced himself to the Eastmans, as well as greeted us again. This was the first time the two had ever met. HISTORY! … Continued »
In the few years I’ve acquainted myself with the 2000 AD pantheon, Rogue Trooper is my least read feature. There hasn’t been a Rogue Trooper story in the pages of 2000 AD since a “What If” tale in 2012. The character hasn’t been forgotten, though. Matthew Sprange of Mongoose Publishing ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for a Rogue Trooper miniatures game last year.
Rogue Trooper is one of several Genetic Infantrymen, the ultimate fighting force created to turn the tide for the Southers in the war against the Norts. GIs are gifted with several advantages over humans including the ability to freely move about in the toxic atmosphere of Nu-Earth. However, an incident in the Quartz Zone left Rogue the only survivor. Rogue’s only company are his fallen comrades-turned-chips, Gunnar, Helm, and Bagman. Take a wild guess at where they’re implanted.
From what little I’ve seen of Rogue Trooper, it’s awesome. BBC posted the first Rogue Trooper story from 1981, written by Gerry Finley-Day and drawn by Dave Gibbons. It’s an efficient seven pages getting over the premise of Rogue Trooper and his struggle thanks to Finley-Day’s plotting. Gibbons illustrates some memorable images without going completely over the top. How does Brian Ruckley and Alberto Ponticelli’s version compare? … Continued »
On 13 March, NBC premieres “New Slogan,” a new Parks and Rec episode where Leslie thinks of a new slogan for the new Pawnee. Yes, hijinks will ensue.
Also, Tom, Donna, and April consider the location of their restaurant. I ask: will diners be able to “treat yo’self?” Will the customer service be very sarcastic? The possibilities of each personality clashing is intriguing.
All that and Andy finding one of Ron’s secrets, which may or may not be about Duke Silver. … Continued »
The moment was unreal. I walked into the hotel on Saturday night knowing what was about to happen but, also, not quite feeling like it was happening. I was scheduled to meet with Sergio Aragonés and Kevin Eastman, both being the creators of Groo the Wanderer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, respectively.
I waited in the lobby with the event coordinator, David Wadley. David was a top-tier professional. He is, by far, one of the nicest people in the industry I have met to date and was a huge help with getting around the Sacramento Convention on Sunday as well. After conversing for a few minutes, David and I, along with another unnamed reporter, were greeted by Sergio Aragonés! … Continued »
Having barely reached middle age, the local second-run “dollar theater” known as Ashley Cinemas is now history. Hard working men and women may consider the old multiplex a microscopic footnote in Valdosta’s history, but it’s history I won’t leave behind without saying something about it. … Continued »
I’ll admit that I’m not a Sherlockian or a crime mystery enthusiast. However, I wanted to check out works by Black creators. Watson & Holmes Volume One makes for a decent afternoon read. The famous characters and situations are done from a Black American point of view. This collection of five issues is set in Harlem, New York. The main characters are distinctly “urban,” with the inquisitive S. Holmes sporting dreads and being the go-to “consultant” when the police are the last resort. … Continued »
The first Molly Danger graphic novel is refreshingly free from smothering cynicism. Writer-penciler Jamal Igle could’ve settled for a fully tongue-in-cheek superhero tale as the beginning pages suggest. The opening scene has our heroine stopping a giant mech controlled by a egomaniacal supervillain with a pickled brain for a head. In the aftermath, however, there are various costs for having Molly as the city of Coopersville’s protector and main attraction. … Continued »
Last week, the Nerds debate Star Trek against Star Wars and Jack overcomes his ignorance of both. Also, he defeats Katie in a shocking spelling bee.
The gold team, Midas Touch Attack, are whittled down to two: Jack and Zack. And now, onto to review this episode entitled “Nerds to the Rescue.” … Continued »