Archive for May, 2010
Another big week! Pick Of The Week this time around goes to Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera for Scalped #38 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Justice League: Generation Lost #2 (DC), Secret Avengers #1 (Marvel), Northlanders #28 (Vertigo), Chimichanga #2 (Albatross Exploding Funny Books), and Power Girl #12 (DC).
Jason Aaron telling more Vietnam stories? Yes please!
Continue to follow our five brave adventurers as they make their way throughout Eberron battling dragons in dungeons once again. Part 2.
Full steam ahead! The Pick Of The Week goes to Jeff Parker & Gabriel Hardman for Atlas #1 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include DC Universe: Legacies #1 (DC), The Anchor #8 (BOOM! Studios), Joe The Barbarian #5 (Vertigo), Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 (DC), and Atomic Robo: Revenge Of The Vampire Dimension #3 (Red 5 Comics).
Contest at the end? Perhaps 😉
Gigantic week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Joshua Luna & Jonathan Luna for The Sword #24 (Image). Fast Five picks include Siege #4 (Marvel), The Flash #2 (DC), New Avengers: Finale (Marvel), Daytripper #6 (Vertigo), and PunisherMAX #7 (MAX).
With Siege over with, now onwards to the MILLIONS of upcoming Avengers titles!
In this episode, the Pick Of The Week goes to Mike Mignola & Richard Corben for Hellboy In Mexico (Dark Horse). Fast Five picks include iZombie #1 (Vertigo), Batman And Robin #12 (DC), DEMO 2 #4 (Vertigo), Brightest Day #1 (DC), and House Of Mystery #25 (Vertigo).
Don’t forget to check-out the new episodes of Geeky Talky at the site!
In this special Mothers Day episode, I’m joined by my very own mom. We talk about her childhood and how she grew-up on a healthy sci-fi diet, and also discuss how Episodes 1-3 of Star Wars never happened. We also talk Star Trek, The Hobbit, and Calvin & Hobbes.
Follow our five brave adventurers as they make their way throughout Eberron battling dragons in dungeons. Part 1.
In this special episode, Cammy discusses how awesomely amazing Iron Man 2 was (just like we knew it would be).
Book Of The Month – May
Green Lantern: Secret Origin
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis
It’s no secret that Green Lantern is my all-time favorite superhero. As soon as I got past the usual big two (Batman and Superman) and discovered a whole universe of different superheroes, Green Lantern caught my eye out of the entire bunch. The thought of having a ring, the most powerful weapon in the entire galaxy, that made whatever constructs you could think of appear from thin-air tickled me pink! However, operating such a device requires lots of willpower, and well, I’ll still scream like a little girl whenever I walk through a spider web.
It’s also no secret that Geoff Johns is the biggest fan of Green Lantern too (specifically, Hal Jordan). This fanboy-turned-writer has been responsible for resurrecting Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern title for the past few years, making him shine the brightest throughout the whole DC Universe. Starting with Green Lantern: Rebirth, it’s been gaining more and more momentum after every issue. Before diving head-first into the next event after the Sinestro Corps War, you’d best know your Green Lantern history!
And that’s what makes Green Lantern: Secret Origin so great. People will constantly ask me where’s a good place to start with Green Lantern, and there’s always the chance of losing new readers when you tell them “at the beginning; issue one.” With Green Lantern: Secret Origin, you can be a new reader or a seasoned veteran and still have an awesome time reading it. Geoff Johns slightly retcons the character and gives you the definitive origin for the time being, putting every fan on the same page.
We see the beginnings of the cocky & brash Hal Jordan, as he always looked-up to his dad (a test pilot for Ferris Air), and witnessed his unfortunate demise during a fatal test flight. He always wanted to follow in his fathers footsteps, and it scared his mother because of it. As soon as he was eighteen, he signed-up for the Air Force and left his family behind, sacrificing the ties to his mother and brothers to get one step closer to flying.
From then on the story takes-off just like a Ferris Fighter Jet, as we see Hal get too full of himself and gets discharged from the Air Force, and won’t get to fly for any airfield again. We’re introduced to Abin Sur, Green Lantern of 2814, before he crash-lands on Earth and leaves Hal as his successor before dying out in the hot California desert. Jump forward to training on Oa, and Hal is slowly starting to get the hang of it.
Sinestro, Atrocitus, the Guardians, William Hand, and even Hector Hammond all make an appearance, and Geoff Johns does a wonderful job intertwining all their origins together. And how could I forget Carol Ferris? She’s in the series too, as we’re witness to the early flirting between Hal and her.
Ivan Reis does a magnificent job with the art, making the images we see the icing on the cake of awesomeness. Everything from the landscapes of the desert to the bustling city-life on Oa, it’s all is absolute eye-candy to the reader. Atrocitus looks evil and menacing, Sinestro looks smug and superior, and Kilowog looks like a drill sergeant you don’t want to mess with.
Seeds for the Blackest Night are also planted in this series, so just as the surviving five of Sector 666 are talking prophecies, so is Geoff Johns.
It truly is a fantastic series, and a must-have for every Green Lantern fan. Screw Kyle Rayner, screw John Stewart, let Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis convince you that Hal Jordan is the one true Green Lantern, and believe me when I tell you that you won’t need much convincing.
In brightest day, in blackest night, no gorgeous Green Lantern hardcover shall escape my sight…
Comics? In MY Corner? It’s more likely than you think. Pick Of The Week goes to Kevin Smith & Jonathan Lau for Green Hornet #3 (Dynamite). Fast Five picks include Scalped #37 (Vertigo), Ultimate Avengers 2 #1 (Marvel), Stumptown #3 (Oni Press), Green Lantern Corps #47 (DC), and Invincible Iron Man #25 (Marvel).
What rhymes with “Hairs of Blondefest?” Why, “There’s a contest!”, of course!