Friday, January 31, 2014

Favorite RHATO scenes : Jason gives Suzie Su a shot

I was going to do a "how to improve titles I love" thing for this one but to be honest I don't feel like it. I want to do something more upbeat especially since I don't like Tynions' run. So instead I'll be focusing on the scenes I loved from Scott Lobdells' run. Things that said something about the characters and added something special.

Demon Knights Vol 3. Gathering Storm

I got the last trade so here's some of my thoughts on the ending of this sadly short lived series.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Abandon all Hope teaser

Shown here. I'm thrilled that Amethyst will be returning and I hope they remember how rightfully pissed off she was at Constantine. Etrigan shows up and maybe we'll finally hear how the love triangle with Xanadu turned out. I will never be cool with the Question being linked to magic.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Batman Detective Comics #27

I forgot about this one.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekly Comic List

I'll be getting these in the mail so no reviews on them this week.

Serenity Leaves on the Wind #1: Picking up where the movie left off the crew are on the run and have to deal with the changes in their lives. I'm looking forward to this one and hope it lives up to my expectations. The name sounds like it's a mini series but I haven't really looked into it yet to make sure. If not I might finally have another ongoing title to follow.

Batman/Superman Annual #1: I have no idea if I'll like this but you know what? It has Barbara and Jason meeting/fighting (?) Steel and Supergirl while Bruce and Clark deal with their feelings over Damian and Kon. That sounds good. I don't think Tim and Dick will show up given what's happened to them but I've been excited about this ever since I heard about it. Even though I have no idea if the writer has a bias against Jason or if "For the Man that has Everything" is canon anymore I'm psyched. Because it's a different writer handling Jason and I need a change of pace.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Golden Cameos: The New Teen Titans # 29 & 30

Technically Booster Gold appeared in one page in 29 but I'll sum up what's been going on.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Short Reviews: Forever Evil #4 and Scribblenauts #1

Forever Evil #5 is apparently delayed until next month so I'll just do a sum up of last issue since I didn't talk about it. No real spoilers for either book.

Forever Evil #4: There's not much to say about this one but this is far better than the previous issues. Things actually happen and potential betrayals are being set up. But the team that's supposed to save the day still isn't fully formed yet. If nothing else this book could do with a much faster pace because the slowness is the biggest downfall.

Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis of Imagination #1: I think this is a ongoing at present but I'm not 100% sure. This is based on the video game I've talked about which requires you to be creative. Taking place after said game it contains a few spoilers but regardless it's something I think would be easy for anyone to get into. The characters are explained, the art is cute and it even has some comic based humor in the mix. It addressed one of the concerns I had for a certain character acting as one of the bad guys by hinting that something else is going on. If there's one flaw it had (besides not using certain characters ahem) it was that most of the heroes the stars Maxwell and Lily encounter don't really do anything but act as part of the background. Not a bad read but I'm not sure if I'll keep with it. If nothing else I'll at least check out the next issue so I have something good to read for the week.

As for Red Hood and the Outlaws it's become a chore to read it so I'll get to it at some point.

Booster Gold #20 (Volume 1)

I'm not sure if Jurgens knew that Booster Gold was being cancelled prior to his planning stages for this arc. Regardless it does make me wonder why do a Rainbow Raider arc? And why do a serious take? Well except for the title of this part which sounds like something that should have been in Cry for Justice. I like to think Jurgens was being ironic about the color part because as we all know justice is blind.

Yeah, yeah I know. But this bad guy inspires me to make such jokes.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Booster Gold #19 (Volume 1)

Remember how I said Broderick was the best written villain and in general the bad guys were one of the biggest weaknesses of the series? Yeah. Right after the great character piece we got last issue we get this villain. Interested in who Boosters' fighting?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

April Solicits! Finally!

Thoughts under the cut. 

Worlds' Finest get figures too

While I was kinda expecting Red Hood and Starfire because of the Arsenal sneak peek this one surprised me a little. I really thought we'd get Batgirl, Batwoman, Supergirl and maybe another Damian/Robin figure before these.

Outlaws get action figures!

Remember how I reviewed the previously best Starfire figure along with Blackfire and Nightstar? How I said Kori needed a better figure? This is it and it is AWESOME! Plus Red Hood FINALLY gets a figure based on the actual outfit he wears regularly! And Arsenal has a figure that doesn't make him look like a Green Arrow clone!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekly Reading List

Forever Evil #5: I don't think I reviewed the last issue but it was a big improvement over the last three. I'm hoping that it's more fast paced because this is one of the slowest build ups of a team I've seen in awhile.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #27: Speaking of slow storytelling this memory lost/League of Assassins arc that started in #19 (and was in the annual) finally, FINALLY, ends. That means one more issue after this before the new writer Will Pfeifer.

Scribblenauts #1:I've mentioned Scribblenauts a few times. It's a game with the DC characters that will also have a couple waves of figures in Feb. and March. It also has a comic which might be good. The preview looks alright.

Trailer for Batman and Son movie

Looks like they seriously changed the plot from the comic. This looks pretty interesting. But I guess Tim won't be in it.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Custom Corner: Making a Rocafort styled tv Room Part 1

I dabbled in custom work for awhile. But I thought the most challenging project I could do would be to create a room/display based on artwork from a comic. I chose the tv room in Wayne Manor that Kenneth Rocafort did in Red Hood and the Outlaws #3. There's enough details in it too keep me busy but not enough to show the room in it's entirety. For example the wall to Jasons' right is never seen.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Action Figures from planet Tamaran

Well action figures of Tamaraneans but close enough.  Review of old figures under the cut.

DC Comics One Million Omnibus ?

I've been thinking about continuing my retro time travel reviews into 2014 and I thought about looking into the One Million event. I looked the omnibus up and found that Booster Golds' issue was put into it despite it happing years after 1999 and barely having anything to do with it. I haven't read the storyline yet but I'm considering it if I can get it at a cheaper price.

"The 1999 event masterminded by Grant Morrison is collected in its entirety in one massive hardcover! In the 853rd century, Earth remains safe thanks to the descendants of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and others-but they've never met anything like the sentient super-computer Solaris. "

This title collects

Finished Jason Todd/Robin Case

I showed the construction of most of the case here. Time passed and I realized I never posted the finished product. So for anyone that's interested here a pic of it complete with the costume.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wally West news and Justice League United?

Wally might be a little...different. And over in the JLU part it sounds like Animal Man might not be the only married hero.

By the way, I'm not a big Flash person but isn't Wallys' dad supposed to be Iris' brother?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Booster Gold #18 (Volume 1)

It's time for my favorite issue of  BG. vol. 1 which also happens to be the reason I like Broderick.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Comics that make me Happy

I got the idea from Sally but I didn't want to spam her comment section with my list.

Flash reintroduces a character into DCnU

Will this be any good? I'm not sure about the costume but I'm definitely looking forward to hearing what the fans think of the final results.

The Fifth Beatle The Brian Epstein Story

The Beatles have always been in my life thanks to my parents constantly playing their music. With my uncles' birthday coming up I mentioned an ad I saw for this to my dad. I was curious and got my hands on a copy to read through.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Worlds Finest #19 preview/interview

I was curious if this had gotten better since I stopped reading it. Doesn't look like it.

SPOILERS under the cut

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DC has Streampunk Variants

My favorite is the Batwoman cover but there are some cool designs here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Booster Gold #17

I'm still undecided about what tie ins I'll do but I felt like looking over this issue so here we are.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Signature Collection: Ice

I said in my Fire review that this line didn't get enough support so it was being cancelled. That's still true but they decided to release the figures that were already tooled including Ice. These will be available at a later date in the US but mine apparently came from China due to their earlier release date. This didn't come with packaging or the ice accessory but I'm just glad to have the figure.

Booster Gold VOL. 1 tie ins and Crossovers

I'm not sure how many I'll do. I plan to take a look at the Superman/Booster Gold crossover and maybe Booster meeting Batman, John Stewart and others in Teen Titans. The last one barely factors into the BG series anyway. I'm unsure on Millennium because it's Millennium. When I was first collecting BG back issues I steered clear of it because it was so infamous. But I kinda feel that I need to go over it in order to explain how the series ends. It won't help in some respects--such as explaining the choice of the Manhunter--but it might be fun. I won't go over JLI because it'll take too long when I mainly want to focus on the main BG series.

Since I'm feeling nostalgic for time travel stories I plan on doing these reviews for a bit although they won't always feature Booster. Although Rip will show up in all the ones I'm thinking of even if he's not one of the main characters. I miss my time travelers.  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Possible Cliff Chiang style Wonder Woman line?

Because Orion is getting his figure.

Go to the 6:52 mark to see 52 Orion.

EDIT: This wasn't the big reveal on the 1st (that was Arkham Clayface so my guesses were way off.) This video was released just before the New Year.