Written by Scott Lobdell & Tom DeFalco, art by Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund.
It’s about time! Ever since the new reboot began, I have been waiting to see this “Culling”. I have been a huge Teen Titans fan since Geoff Johns and Mike McKone revamped them a few years back and I have stuck with it since. This new re-incarnation is pretty awesome. For one, this is a BIG issue! It’s filled with guest stars, special guests, people you won’t see again (WOW) and even first appearances.
This 48 page book is written by the greats! Geoff Johns comes back to put his mark on this book as well as the infamous Marv Wolfman back into the Teen Titans fold! Chris Castallo, of Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files 2005 fame, rounds out the writing team to help make this book totally awesome! Breaking the first part of this book into chapters worked out well and is definitely something I miss in comics. I hope this team stays together longer as it made for an amazingly interesting book.
[There was a mix-up with the creative teams. Sorry, braysayers! -Ed.]
As for the art, it’s something I have come to love. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great art! I was just used to the simple, realistic stylings of Mike McKone in the old series. The new suits that they are wearing is what I was referring to. In this new universe, they Teen Titans have a way more elaborate costuming department going on. They artists behind them in this issue
(Wellington Alves, Ed Benes, Dale Eaglesham, Tom Grindberg and Elton Ramalho) are kicking up the detail and keeping with the stylings of the rest of the relaunched universes with amazing effects and hauntingly new villains. Inked by Oclair Albert, Mariah Benes, Wayne Faucher, Drew Geraci and Alex Lei, the effects created by the artists are really brought out by this group. The way they kept the same feeling of the entire book astounds me, and this is one book where you come to appreciate everyone that brought this book to life.
I would also like to reiterate that the art is not lacking at all in this issue and is another reason why I think this is a perfect comic book that everyone should try to pick up. With a cover like this, why wouldn’t you want to give it a chance?
Rod Reis did an AMAZING face-off cover of this book and I hold it in my top five covers of this month. Which will be showcased later on this month. Until next time.
Here’s a writer that is totally deserving of every award and nomination he has ever received. From his beginnings as a comic book letterer, to an accomplished editor and writer, Richard Starkings has become an icon in the comic industry. Even if you have not read his award-winning series Elephantmen, you have still seen his work and you may not even realize it. He has lettered such smash-hit comics as Ultimate Spider-Man volume one, George Perez’s JLA/Avengers, The Avengers: Heroes Return series and many, MANY more.
He is a master of comic font lettering and truly an amazing writer. He has made a huge impact on the comics’ industry in more ways than one. His contributions to the comics’ industry with his mastering of fonts have been forever sealed due to the nature of said contributions.
As for the series Elephantmen, it is so well written that it leaves you wanting more at the end of every issue. Never would I have believed I would enjoy a comic WITHOUT superheroes. It just didn’t seem right. But this is more like an on-going novel that just so happens to have amazing art to back it up. I truly enjoy it. The minute you read an issue, you HAVE to find out what happens next. Mr. Starkings is the reason why we spotlight writers. … Continued »
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The new retro gaming website 1 More Castle has launched.
Video game coverage is not difficult to find online. Countless outlets, from many specialty destinations to a handful of heavy-hitting mainstream sites, provide players with news, reviews, videos, and other features. … Continued »
Issue written by Jim McCann, art by Rodin Esquejo & Sonia Oback.
This exciting new series is what I look for when I subscribe to a new comic. Mind the Gap follows a woman that has been the victim of an attack at a subway station and the family and friends that she holds near and dear. Gap quickly takes a thrilling turn as you find out the main character is in a coma but can see everyone, including those, we the living, cannot see. It’s the supernatural meets America’s typical everyday dysfunctional family thrown in with a little of a spy thriller.
Artists Rodin Esquejo and Sonia Oback have done a great job following the direction that writer Jim McCann wants to go while giving subtle hints throughout the book as to what is really going on. I, for one, am excited to see how they reveal the identity of “Hoodie” and the operation he is a part of. I also like how the art of the book is great and actually tells other stories within what is being written. As long as you can pay attention to the art and the story as well as the background, you are going to want to get this book because you can’t wait to see what happens next. … Continued »
Tags: Image Comics
The 5th episode of Invasion, “Beneath,” is an entertaining half-hour piece of a DC Universe puzzle. … Continued »
Wow, Men in Black 3 opens today! Curious people may pick up a comic or two about the Avengers, Batman, or Spider-Man when a new movie’s out. I have a curiosity about the comics about the paranormal team. Regardless of who has the rights to make comics, Lowell Cunningham’s original comics are obscure & pricey. … Continued »
This is great! A profile about twins! Identical twins from Sweden! What an opportunity to fall on my lap… … Continued »
Here comes an animated matchup from the 1990s to your monitor today!
Let’s compare two non-legends of animated hockey: Wildwing Flashblade, the leader of the group in the 1996 cartoon The Mighty Ducks. In the other corner, an unlikely representation of legend Wayne Gretzky.
Both can commiserate at how they were part of short-lived TV shows. These are how two masters of the ice measure up: … Continued »
A review of the game where the Squares setting leaves Hollywood glamour for the NYC club scene.
UPDATE: Second episode video below.
I didn’t know what to expect from the new version of the classic Hollywood Squares format. I do appreciate that this durable televisual Tic-Tac-Toe is here on MTV2. I stay on the edges of hip-hop news so I recognized some of the stars but the ones I didn’t stop from enjoying the show. Mac Miller, in the tradition of Paul Lynde, Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, & the Internet-less Martin Mull, does center square duties in the premiere episode. Miller and the other celebrities made the show a breezy, fun time.
Tags: game shows
RHM salutes Redhead of the Day Mike Commodore. Commodore, the burly six-foot-four journeyman, shown hockey fans through the years what hockey’s all about: the quick pace of the game, experiencing the glory of winning the Stanley Cup, the elegance of moving along the ice…