Star Wars #1 Nearly Makes Up For The Disappointing Prequels

Posted 7 years ago by Comics

Star Wars #1 cover

It is a dark time for the Star Wars Universe. Fans are still reeling in disappointment over the prequel films. The animated Clone Wars series has met a mostly lukewarm reaction. And the latest disturbance, the announcement of a Star Wars VII film in 2015, holds more trepidation than it does promise.

Dark Horse Comics’ new comic book series is one of the most promising ventures in recent years. For the longest time the Star Wars books have been widely splintered into watered-down, far-reaching story lines. This series goes back to the start.

They’ve just launched Star Wars #1, a new series set in the months following the destruction of the first Death Star in Episode IV: A New Hope.
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IDW’s ‘Secret History of the Foot Clan’ #1 is Out

Posted 7 years ago by Comics

Secret History of the Foot Clan

If you read my Post-Christmas update, you know I’ve recently been plowing through IDW’s new TMNT comic book series, and I’m getting pretty into it. I’m not a huge comics fan in general, but I’m digging how IDW is mixing old-school Mirage and Fred Wolf era Turtles into one comic. There are a couple changes to the backstory that seem odd, but I don’t think we even know the whole story yet.

Anyway, if you’ve been reading along too, you may be interested to know that a mini-series called Secret History of the Foot Clan just started, and it looks awesome. The first issue is out now with art by Mateus Santolouco, who has a very cool style. He posted some art on his DeviantArt page, and I love his version of the Turtles. It seems like IDW + the Nickelodeon Turtles combined.

This issue promises to tell the backstory of Shredder, and I can’t wait to read it. Are any of you guys following the IDW TMNT comics?

Update: I read the issue last night, and it was pretty awesome. The last panel perfectly encapsulates why I love this series. Let’s not spoil anything, but if you read it, what did you think?

Review – Tank Girl: Carioca

Posted 7 years ago by Comics

Back in the late-80s and early-90s, back when the rough-and-ready, bald-headed, cigarette-smoking, missle-breasted Aussie badass known as Tank Girl was in her heyday, about as “indie” as I got was the Eastman & Laird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles .  For a certain group of people of a certain age, she was an icon.  I was not one of those people.  I wasn’t a rebellious sort who hated his father and fought against the establishment.  I didn’t have any odd holes in my face. I had a very conservative haircut. I had never even once raged against the machine.  Although my attitudes have changed somewhat over the years, I still never found my way to Tank Girl.  I just never made the effort.  Until I was offered the chance to review Tank Girl: Carioca from Titan Books, and then there she was, staring me down, daring me to take her on.
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Cool Stuff: Animated Kirby Machinery by Kerry Callen

Posted 7 years ago by Comics

Kirby Tech

I don’t know about you, but on a Monday after a long week I could sit and stare at this awesome retro Jack Kirby comic panel brought to life pretty much all day. Kerry Callen’s blog is something I always forget I’m subscribed too, but whenever something new pops up in my RSS reader it’s usually equally as awesome as this.

Go ahead and browse through all of Kerry’s GIFs. You can thank me later.

Strange Kid Comix Magazine on Kickstarter

Posted 8 years ago by Comics

Strange Kid Comix

Calling all geeks! The awesome geeky website and friend of the ‘squatch, Strange Kids Club, is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of issue 3 of their Strange Kid Comix. There are just a few more days left and they need about $300 more bucks pledged or it won’t happen.

Besides the amazing cover by Jason Edmiston, this issue has content by a veritiable who’s who of geek bloggers, including our buddies Shawn Robare of Branded in the 80s and Brian Adams of Cool and Collected.

There are all kinds of awesome rewards for pledging, including back issues, a t-shirt, posters, animation cells, toys, and more. I highly recommend supporting these guys, their work is awesome and I really want this magazine!

Check out their Kickstarter page and help them reach their goal!