We have new info that shows a major improvement with the Hasbro case ratios and character selection. Rumors circulated around a very bad wave 2 case mix and now it looks like that has been changed. The new case assortment could be the following: 1x Range Trooper 1x Captain Cassian Andor 1x Luke Skywalker (Jedi
TRIGGER WARNING: This comic features content that may be distressing to people sensitive to the subject of sexual assault. It's amazing what a difference time makes with comic book stories. As a Legion fan, I picked up L.E.G.I.O.N. for it's links to the 30th century. It had to fight against the perception of being the ancestors of some key Legionnaires conveniently teaming up a thousand years before their descendants would find themselves on the same team. In that first year, efforts were made to fight this, with the inclusion of characters unrelated to the Legion. Among those characters was Stealth. Stealth was a mystery. Her powers were an ability to cancel out sound around her and baffle any attempts to detect her. She was hard to analyze with technology, which eventually came from the nature of her race's reproduction, which was very genetically regressive. She was physically formidable, but on a team with a giant rock creature and the Shadow Champion of Lallor, she was easy to dismiss. However, this issue came about which put her into a new light.
With Vampironica, Archie Horror is doing something that feels a little different. It almost feels like they're creating a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic. The difference is that our protagonist is a vampire. I enjoyed the first issue more than I thought I would. When the second issue arrived in my inbox, I immediately gave it a read. NOTICE: There may be a minor spoiler or two in this review.
To be honest, I knew a Spawn film was in the works. In light of the saturation that the Marvel and DC films have on the market, I doubted that it would ever get made. The original Spawn film is considered bad by comparison with CGI that reached too far, too fast. The comic series is remembered more than its read and reviewed. Imagine my shock when I saw this in the e-mail inbox.
Dean Haspiel's new book from Image Comics, The Red Hook Vol. 1: The New Brooklyn, collects the first part of his webcomic. To celebrate it hitting stores on June 6, Haspiel is launching a summer tour, which will hit several stores and Denver Comic Con.
I really don't know why I haven't done an issue of Strangers In Paradise here. Terry Moore's series is an excellent example of long form storytelling. He also worked in morality lessons along the way of telling a compelling same-sex love story. He had characters develop and grow past their original, one-line descriptions they first appeared with. I chose this issue for how it followed such an unforeseen event in the comic. David and Katchoo's plane to New York has crashed near Nashville. For issues, we were under the impression that Katchoo, David and Francine were free from the legacy of Darcy Parker, and this crash seemed that it might be more than a random event. The plane crash would have lasting effects right up until the end of the series. This issue was an emotional punch to the gut from page one, and it went on from there.
Mike Kaluta is a comics legend. His science fiction series Starstruck is a masterpiece of the genre. His version of the Shadow set the bar for every other version of the character. Now he's bringing his style to another iconic character, Zorro.
My wife suggested a family adventure to Greenville, SC to see the Alex Ross exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum. I had no idea that it was going on. My only request for my day off was to visit a comic shop. She found this and asked if I'd be interested. Yeah, I was interested.
Coming this fall will be the mighty Predaking box set! We have all seen images from shows but know his release is getting ever so closer! Who else cannot wait for this guy! Hasbro has been killing it with the Power of the Primes line and I am sure this set will make a nice
Watching Avengers: Infinity War, I was taken with how powerful the Scarlet Witch was portrayed. This was a character shown to be powerful enough to shatter an Infinity Stone. Given that in the past two films that she's appeared in, her powers have been shown to be primarily telekinetic and mildly telepathic, but not so powerful that she can shatter one of the six most powerful items in the universe. This level of power is something that is not uncommon to long time comic fans. Most famously, she has completely rewritten reality in the House of M crossover event. She also stripped all but a handful of mutants of their powers at the end of that event. Writer John Byrne explored how her original power to alter probabilities in a great, albeit truncated story in Avengers West Coast collected in Darker Than Scarlet. On his forum, John Byrne explained that Wanda's powers worked backward through time, which brought the attention of Immortus. Immortus sought to exploit the most powerful aspect of her mutant power to change history, creating a timeline without an Avengers. This was a demonstration of how powerful Wanda could be, and that demonstration of power was the best part of what remained from the original story.
There you have it folks, the date has been set and the location for Star Wars Celebration 2019! Many thought the show would be in Orlando and unfortunately, it will be not but Chicago will work! Tickets will go on sale June 5th and look for the hotel block to go up around that time.
I was going to review Tales of the Legion #316 a month or so ago, but then realized I would have been jumping the gun on it, since Legion of Super-Heroes #3 comes before it chronologically. If I wanted to continue reviewing the Legion from the point I really became a fan, then it would have to wait. Now it has its turn. Tales of the Legion #316 went on sale to comic shop on July 3, 1984. This was just a week after the third issue of the companion magazine. However, the direct market was still very new and like me, many fans had no close comic book shop, so many fans read this story out of order. I actually didn't read the Baxter series for some time, years, probably. Of course, that means that Tales of the Legion was my only outlet for new Legion stories, so this was the only way that I knew about anything that happened in the Baxter series. You'll see the problem later.