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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: The All-New Marvel NOW! – Punisher #5 “Blackout”

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Loved it. Is what I said after my first experience with the Punisher. A lesser known origin story entitled “BORN” a 4 issue arc released in 2003 via MAX comics. In it focused his days of guerrilla warfare fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. Frank Castle is here again to give the page flipping adrenaline, kill the bad guys with the most bullets and biggest explosions. When I read about the Punisher making a return, I got stoked! Originally this review was meant to deliver on only issue #5 but I’ve been following it since the inception of issue #1. It had yet to let me down and it’s really hard to justify standing behind only one issue since they have all been great so far.

On the hunt for drugs, he tails the Los Sols, Mexican cartel into L.A. You learn in issue one, never insult a man’s car, no matter how shitty; and you never, NEVER, touch his gun. Lessons to live by kids. He befriends officer Stone, her empty received flirts towards Frank get her nowhere, he’s a Ronin renegade, and a damn near permanent five o’ clock shadow. The Los Sols have a new weapon once believed to be chemical, capable of cleaning out an entire town, leaving nothing but torched and rotting corpses. We soon meet an old foe, recent for Spiderman, but a “shock” for Mr. Castle. All of this and he’s unaware that he’s being trailed by a black ops group that call themselves “The Howling Commandos”. It seems to be getting plenty thick for the ol’ skull shirted man. He implements his regular, no-nonsense type of interrogations both behind closed doors and in the field. He’s trumped by his electric foe again trying to get to the bottom of this newly developed weapon. Los Sols working with A.I.M. getting the hired help is working quite well.

The shadows are getting closer to Punisher, this issue ends in a face off. Strong words and great quotes. Fearing death is “A weakness of men. I am The Punisher.” Oh how I wish the the poorly created movies that have been birthed were written like this comic. In some fashions giving the death dealer a bad name! Being dismissed before given a chance. I’ll be honest, I was in that crowed for a time, but no longer! Often found myself saying out loud the sound effect of the guns or the explosions, reading the narration in a deep monotone voice, it plays out so well, this series is 5 for 5 in my eyes. It’s rugged, violent, unforgiving, shoot-ask questions-shoot again – kill, repeat. Illustrations weren’t skipped in bringing the splatter meter either! Great writing, storytelling, and flow. Recommend to the fullest.

Til next time geeks!

\m/\m/\m/\m/ of five.

-Simon Hernandez (Ironsleeve318)

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STORY BY:
Nathan Edmondson

ART BY:
Mitch Gerads

COLORS BY:
Mitch Gerads

LETTERS BY:
VC – Cory Petit

COVER BY:
Mitch Gerads

PUBLISHER:
Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:
$3.99

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Magneto #3

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Magneto, The Master of Magnetism. Well sort of…you see, at the moment; Magneto has broken powers. The Phoenix Force blasted through him and many more Marvel characters and their powers have been “broken”; or rather, reduced. Sure it is a handicap of course; however, that won’t stop Magneto from infiltrating corporations with intentions on harming Mutants and humans. That’s right. He’s pretty pissed about and I quote:

“…I must use more conventional means to achieve my goals. Those who hide within are responsible for unspeakable acts against the HUMANS they corrupt and turn into monsters…and against the Mutants those monsters have slaughtered…and ME. Here to bring it all down.”

In other words, there are not any limits or boundaries to restrain himself from annihilating all those involved in this project. Except maybe he can’t just toss the building into the sun. Since he’s a brilliant man he’s become extremely versatile with the restrictions, embarrassed by the lack of strength, he utilizes the simplistic approach to conquer. With that said, he has moments of frustrations with captions of nostalgia and reminiscing of how powerful he was in the past. But writer, Cullen Bunn, uses his phenomenal talent to make Magneto just as powerful, without all the power. Confusing? Well you will have to read issue 1 and 2 to understand how far Magneto will go, how he’s adapted, and why he’s being tracked. He’s leaving a body trail and the feds are just a few steps behind.

One last word on the comic because it’s VERY important. Artist, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, has been on board with Cullen Bunn since issue 1. Every page is masterful. The darkness of Magento’s mental state is plastered throughout the comic book. I hate to compare the style to Charlie Adlard of The Walking Dead fame, but it’s what I think of in most of the panels. Particularly in the homeless tent camp. Further into the comic are splashes of colors by Jordie Bellaire conveying the travesty Magneto has endured in trying to find his own sanctuary of peace. Nevertheless, this comic has phenomenal artistic presentation.

Do I recommend you reading Issue 3? Yes. There are some easter eggs for potential story arcs or game changers in this issue; but I must urge you, again; read from issue 1. It’ll cost you $12 at your local Comic Shop. It’s well worth it. Why? Because I give this issue a solid 5 out 5 Horns.

 

– JMMetalGeek

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Comic Book Releases 5/7/2014

Comic Releases

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Necromantical #1, $3.99

AVATAR PRESS
Caliban #2 (Facundo Percio Regular Cover), $3.99
Caliban #2 (Facundo Percio Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #53 (Christian Zanier Regular Cover), $3.99
God Is Dead #12 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $3.99

BIG DOG INK
Critter #20 (Cover A Fico Ossio), $1.00
Rex Zombie Killer #4 (Of 4), $3.50
Shahrazad #5 (Cover A Mike Krome), $3.50

BIG FINISH PRODUCTIONS
Doctor Who The Crooked Man Audio CD, $18.99
Doctor Who Scavenger Audio CD, $24.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time The Flip Side #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Wook Jin Clark), $3.99
Adventure Time The Flip Side #5 (Of 6)(Cover B Melissa Pagluica), $3.99
Adventure Time The Flip Side #5 (Of 6)(Cover C Yale Stewart), AR
Adventure Time The Flip Side #5 (Of 6)(Cover D Kali Ciesemier), AR
Day Men Pen And Ink #1 (Cover A Brian Stelfreeze), $9.99
Dead Letters #1 (Artyom Trakhanov 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Dead Letters #2 (Cover A Chris Visions), $3.99
Dead Letters #2 (Cover B Ron Wimberly), AR
Garfield #25 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99
Garfield #25 (Cover B George Perez), AR
Revelations #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Humberto Ramos), $3.99
Suicide Risk #13 (Cover A Stephanie Hans), $3.99
Woods #1 (Cover A Ramon Perez), $3.99
Woods #1 (Cover B Matthew Woodson), $3.99
Woods #1 (Cover C Paul Duffield), AR
Woods #1 (Cover D Joe Eisma), AR

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1403, AR

DARK HORSE COMICS
Alley Oop The Complete Sundays Volume 1 1934-1936 HC, $75.00
Angel And Faith Season 10 #2 (Chris Samnee Variant Cover), $3.50
Angel And Faith Season 10 #2 (Scott Fischer Regular Cover), $3.50
Bad Blood #5 (Of 5), $3.99
Conan And The People Of The Black Circle HC, $19.99
Emily And The Strangers Volume 1 HC, $12.99
Fear Agent Volume 2 My War TP (2nd Edition), $16.99
Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight #8 (Of 8), $3.99
Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 AD Archives Volume 3 TP, $19.99
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #11, $3.99
Murder Mysteries HC (2nd Edition), $19.99
S.H.O.O.T. First TP, $12.99
Star Wars Omnibus Dark Times Volume 2 TP, $24.99
Terminator Salvation The Final Battle #6 (Of 12), $3.99
Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 3 TP, $19.99
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys Limited Edition HC, $79.99
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys TP, $19.99
Veil #3 (Of 5), $3.50

DC COMICS
All-Star Western Volume 4 Gold Standard TP, $16.99
Aquaman And The Others #2, $2.99
Astro City #12, $3.99
Batman Eternal #5, $2.99
Batman Superman #10 (Jae Lee Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Batman Superman #10 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Batman Superman #10 (MAD Variant Cover), AR
Batman Volume 3 Death Of The Family TP, $16.99
Batman Volume 4 Zero Year Secret City HC, $24.99
Batwing #31, $2.99
DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $7.99
Detective Comics #31 (Francis Manapul Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Detective Comics #31 (Francis Manapul Regular Cover), $3.99
Detective Comics #31 (Michael Allred Batman ’66 Variant Cover), AR
Earth 2 #23 (Gene Ha Regular Cover), $2.99
Earth 2 #23 (Michael Allred Batman ’66 Variant Cover), AR
Fairest #26, $2.99
Godzilla HC, $19.99
Green Arrow #31, $2.99
Green Lantern #31 (Billy Tan Combo Pack Cover), $3.99
Green Lantern #31 (Billy Tan Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern #31 (Michael Allred Batman ’66 Variant Cover), AR
Green Lantern Corps #31 (Michael Allred Batman ’66 Variant Cover), AR
Harley Quinn #2 (Amanda Conner 3rd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $2.99
Hinterkind #7, $2.99
Justice League 3000 #6, $2.99
Movement #12 (Final Issue), $2.99
New 52 Futures End #1 (John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson Variant Cover), AR
New 52 Futures End #1 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $2.99
Saga Of The Swamp Thing Volume 6 TP, $19.99
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4, $2.99
Swamp Thing #31, $2.99
Teen Titans Annual #3, $4.99
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #19, $2.99
Vampire Diaries #5, $3.99
Wake #8 (Of 10), $2.99
Watchmen International Edition TP (New Edition), $19.99
Watchmen TP (New Edition), $19.99
World Of Warcraft Dark Riders TP, $16.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Black Bat #10 (Ardian Syaf Variant Cover), AR
Black Bat #10 (Billy Tan Subscription Cover), $3.99
Black Bat #10 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Blank Authentix Variant Cover), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Carlos Rafael Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Charlie Adlard Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Charlie Adlard Variant Cover), AR
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Tim Seeley), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Emanuela Lupacchino), $3.99
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Ken Haeser Retailer Shared Variant Cover), AR
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Michael Turner Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(Michael Turner Variant Cover), AR
Flash Gordon #1 (Marc Laming Black & White Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Lone Ranger #24 (Of 25)(Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Miss Fury #10 (Ardian Syaf Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Miss Fury #10 (Billy Tan Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Miss Fury #10 (Carlos Rafael Risque Variant Cover), AR
Miss Fury #10 (Cover A Billy Tan), $3.99
Miss Fury #10 (Cover B Ardian Syaf), $3.99
Miss Fury #10 (Cover C Colton Worley), $3.99
Miss Fury #10 (Cover D Dennis Calero), $3.99
Red Sonja #8 (Jenny Frison Virgin Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Red Sonja #9 (Cover A Jenny Frison), $3.99
Red Sonja #9 (Cover B Stephanie Hans), $3.99
Red Sonja #9 (Jenny Frison Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Red Sonja #9 (Stephanie Buscema Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Red Sonja #9 (Stephanie Hans Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Shadow Year One #8 (Matt Wagner Black & White Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Shadow Year One #8 (Of 10)(Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Shadow Year One #8 (Of 10)(Chris Samnee Black & White Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Ardian Syaf Variant Cover), AR
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Bart Sears Regular Cover), $3.99
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Jae Lee Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Ken Haeser L’il Turok Variant Cover), AR
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Ken Haeser Variant Cover)(Greg Pak Signed Edition), AR
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 (Takeshi Miyazawa Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella Southern Gothic TP, $19.99

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS
DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Collection Magazine #32 (Legends Of The Dark Knight #64), $20.00
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #57 (Atrocitus Black Bishop), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #6 (Captain America White King), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #7 (Red Skull Black King), $16.00

IDW PUBLISHING
Amelia Cole And The Hidden War GN, $19.99
Black Dynamite #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Eric Battle), $3.99
Black Dynamite #2 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Tom Scioli), $3.99
Crow Pestilence #3 (Of 4)(Cover A James O’Barr), $3.99
Crow Pestilence #3 (Of 4)(Cover SUB John Lucas), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero Volume 9 TP, $19.99
Gabriel Rodriguez Locke And Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio, AR
Illegitimates #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Kevin Sharpe), $3.99
Illegitimates #5 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Jerry Ordway), $3.99
In The Dark A Horror Anthology HC, $49.99
Jinnrise #10 (Cover A Eduardo Ramirez Viera), $3.99
Jinnrise #10 (Cover RI Sajad Shah), AR
Maxx Maxximized #7 (Cover A Sam Kieth), $3.99
Maxx Maxximized #7 (Cover SUB Sam Kieth), $3.99
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Volume 4 TP, $17.99
Other Dead HC, $24.99
Powerpuff Girls #9 (Cover A Troy Little), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls #9 (Cover SUB Matt Kaufenberg), $3.99
Rocky And Bullwinkle #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Roger Langridge), $3.99
Rocky And Bullwinkle #3 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Matt Kaufenberg), $3.99
Sinister Dexter #6 (Of 7)(Cover A Antonio Fuso), $3.99
Sinister Dexter #6 (Of 7)(Cover SUB David Millgate), $3.99
Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 4 TP, $19.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Volume 2 #7 (Cover A Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures Volume 2 TP, $17.99

IMAGE COMICS
68 Rule Of War #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Nat Jones & Jay Fotos), $3.99
68 Rule Of War #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Jeff Zornow & Jay Fotos), $3.99
Alex + Ada #6, $2.99
Aphrodite IX #10 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $2.99
Aphrodite IX #10 (Cover B Linda Sejic), $2.99
Apocalypse Al #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Sid Kotian & Bill Farmer), $2.99
Apocalypse Al #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Ariel Olivetti)(not verified by Diamond), $2.99
Burn The Orphanage Reign Of Terror #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Sina Grace & Shaun Steven Struble), $3.50
Burn The Orphanage Reign Of Terror #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Andy Belanger), $3.50
Burn The Orphanage Volume 1 Born To Lose TP, $12.99
Clone #16, $2.99
Cyber Force #9, $2.99
Fatale #22, $3.50
I Kill Giants Fifth Anniversary Edition TP, $19.99
Invincible Universe Volume 2 TP, $16.99
Madame Frankenstein #1 (Of 7)(Cover A Joelle Jones & Nick Filardi), $2.99
Madame Frankenstein #1 (Of 7)(Cover B Christopher Mitten), $2.99
Nailbiter #1 (Cover A Mike Henderson), $2.99
Nailbiter #1 (Phantom Variant Cover), AR
Rat Queens #6 (Cover A Roc Upchurch), $3.50
Rat Queens #6 (Cover B Roc Upchurch), AR
Real Heroes #2 (Cover A Bryan Hitch), $3.99
Real Heroes #2 (Cover B Gibbons), $3.99
Real Heroes #2 (Cover C Jock), $3.99
Revenge #3 (Of 4), $2.99
Revival #20, $2.99
Satellite Sam #8, $3.50
Satellite Sam Tijuana Bible, AR
Spawn #243, $2.99
Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth Volume 2 TP, $12.99
Walking Dead #115 (Charlie Adlard Midnight Release Party Variant Cover)(CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99
Walking Dead #115 (Charlie Adlard NYCC Variant Cover)(CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $149.99

MARVEL COMICS
Age Of Ultron TP, $34.99
All-New Ghost Rider #1 (Tradd Moore 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
All-New X-Factor #7, $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 (John Romita Jr. Variant Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man Who Am I #1 (Promotional Item), AR
Annihilation Omnibus HC, $125.00
Black Widow #6, $3.99
Castle Unholy Storm HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Cyclops #1 (Alexander Lozano Regular Cover), $3.99
Cyclops #1 (Greg Land Artist Variant Cover), AR
Cyclops #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
Daredevil #1 (Chris Samnee 2nd Printing Cover), $3.99
Deadpool Vs Carnage #3 (Of 4), $3.99
Fire HC, $19.99
Indestructible Hulk Volume 2 Gods And Monster TP, $19.99
Iron Fist The Living Weapon #2 (J.G. Jones Artist Variant Cover), AR
Iron Fist The Living Weapon #2 (Kaare Andrews Regular Cover), $3.99
Iron Man Fatal Frontier HC, $34.99
Loki Agent Of Asgard #2 (Jenny Frison 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Loki Agent Of Asgard #4, $2.99
Magneto #3 (Declan Shalvey Regular Cover), $3.99
Magneto #3 (Mark Brooks Artist Variant Cover), AR
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Brandon Peterson Variant Cover), AR
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Dave Marquez Regular Cover), $3.99
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Fiona Staples Variant Cover), AR
Miracleman #5 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $4.99
Miracleman #5 (Alex Ross Variant Cover), AR
Miracleman #5 (Humberto Ramos Variant Cover), AR
Miracleman #5 (Jim Cheung Variant Cover), AR
Moon Knight #3 (Declan Shalvey Regular Cover), $3.99
Moon Knight #3 (Ryan Stegman Variant Cover), AR
New Warriors #4, $3.99
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Art Adams Interlocking Battle Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Blank Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Deadpool Dancing Party Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Deadpool Dancing Party Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Ed McGuinness Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Gabriele Dell’Otto Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Julian Totino Tedesco Regular Cover), $4.99
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 (Of 8)(Steve McNiven Teaser Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #1 Skottie Young Lithograph (Promotional Item), AR
Original Sin #1 Watcher Eyeball (Promotional Item), AR
Original Sin July/August Checklist Postcard (Promotional Item), AR
Punisher #5, $3.99
Savage Wolverine #18, $3.99
She-Hulk #4, $2.99
Silver Surfer #1 (Michael Allred 2nd Printing Cover), $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99
Uncanny X-Men #2 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), $99.99
Uncanny X-Men Volume 3 The Good The Bad The Inhuman HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
X-Men Days Of Future Past Prose Novel HC, $24.99
X-Men No More Humans HC, $24.99
X-Men The Adamantium Collection HC, $200.00
X-Men Vs Hulk TP, $24.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Archer And Armstrong #20 (Cover A Shawn Crystal), $3.99
Archer And Armstrong #20 (Cover B Michael Walsh), $3.99
Archer And Armstrong #20 (Mico Suayan Variant Cover), AR
Shadowman Volume 4 Fear Blood And Shadows TP, $14.99

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
B.A.R. Maid #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Ivan Nunes), $3.50
B.A.R. Maid #5 (Of 5)(Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $3.50
B.A.R. Maid #5 (Of 5)(Cover C Franchesco), $3.50
Grimm Fairy Tales #97 (Cover A Renato Rei), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #97 (Cover B Giuseppe Cafaro), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales #97 (Cover C Ale Garza), $2.99

Games – FANTASY FLIGHT PUBLISHING
Star Wars RPG Age Of Rebellion Beginner Game, $29.95

Videos
Atlantis Season 1 DVD, AR
DCU Son Of Batman BD + DVD, AR
DCU Son Of Batman DVD, AR
Eureka Seven Part 1 BD, AR
Eureka Seven Part 1 DVD, AR
Eureka Seven Part 2 BD, AR
Eureka Seven Part 2 DVD, AR
Eureka Seven The Movie BD + DVD, AR
Eureka Seven The Movie DVD, AR
Hidamari Sketch X 365 The Complete 2nd Season BD, AR
Lily C.A.T. DVD, AR
Regular Show Mordecai And Margaret Pack DVD, AR
Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 BD, AR
Scooby-Doo Wrestlemania Mystery BD + DVD, AR
Visitor BD, AR
Visitor DVD, AR

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Iann Robinson’s Knife Edge Chop #1

Good friend of the Metal Geeks and fellow Geekazoid, Iann Robinson; who you might recall appeared on an episode of Metal Geeks this past November, has unleashed his Geek on his brand new Video Blog entitled “Knife Edge Chop.” On the show you’ll hear him discuss various topics such as his thoughts on the final issue of Superior Spider-Man, Elecktra, and Hulk from the All New Marvel Now. He also discusses new music from The Swans, Army of the Pharaohs, and Lord Mantis. Last but not least he elaborates on one of his most passionate hobbies, Pro-Wrestling.  So, go watch the show. Send him your thoughts. Like it. Share the fuck out of it!

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ALL NEW MARVEL NOW! Comic Book Review: Original Sin #0 Who Is The Watcher?

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When I first heard about this comic coming out, I immediately went to JM and demanded to give me this issue for review. It wasn’t even on our agenda for the week. That’s how bad I wanted it ! And trust me I was not disappointed at all!

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Original Sin is the definition of what story telling really is. You follow a young Sam Alexander (aka NOVA) opening by speaking to his drunken dead beat father listen to his stories of pride of his glory days. After a few panels you get a real scene of the lads innocence. Even though he carries so much responsibility on his back he still has that inquisitive nature knowing the Watcher can never intervene; but still, he remains relentless in his quest of knowledge.

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Later you get really peek into the Watchers world; which isn’t really something that hasn’t really been explored. Accompanied by mind blowing visuals of everything Uatu has ever seen and is ever going to see is an array of alternative time lines and paradoxes. If you’re an “80’s baby” like me, every dream you had just came true reading about time! But above all else the story writes so well it just keeps you yearning for more!

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In my eyes, this comic is a perfect representation of why THE ALL NEW MARVEL Now! Has such a strong line of comics coming out. They stick to a well thought out format of how to tell a story, while keeping it so close to the father of comics Stan Lee’s vision , The Marvel Method; every comic is someone’s first comic. So, if you’re a lover of space dramas, twist-n-turns, and parallel universes this title is for you! That’s why this week im smashing out a first time 10/10 for this comic. Don’t just take my word for it! Go check it out yourself! Let me know what you think you can reach me on Instagram, Tweet me, or even drop me line on the MetalGeeks FB page!

For next time Geekazoids, I am Hamid Hojabr. All ways remember to “Rock Out With Your Geek Out!”

 

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: All New Marvel Now! X-Force #3

 

x-force-3As with all things new to me, I go in with empty impression and an open mind. Nothing has changed here with this read. I’m hardly going to go into detail due to the depressive display I’ve just read. Another button in the shirt of the ALL NEW MARVEL NOW recreation, or rather, the re-imagining of an old Black Ops team known as X-FORCE. Most notable characters such as, Cable and Psylocke return as part of this team completed with it’s accented companion Fantomex and “newbie” Marrow. It was a complicated read at times. It wasn’t until the 3rd or 4th page that I found out who was talking and who was arguing back and forth with the snide comments; Note to self…never talk crap about a mutant…especially when he/she is a psychic, you just get your speaking skills taken away at the bat of their eyelids). The meaningless banter of Marrow continued through a good chunk of the book. It became a challenge to want to continue.

Along with this team, a recently liberated weaponized mutant,named of MeMe,XFORCE2014003 follows X-Force via personal relocation device (designed by Dr. Nemesis) that resemble a quad-copter with a Zordon like face (MMPR GOOOOOOOOOO!) and the non-funny version robot temperament of Alpha. The team begins tracking to find the whereabouts of a man by the name of “Volga”; who is behind a massacre that was called “The Alexandria Incident”, where this non-mutant, Volga, used mutants as weapons to kill 3,000 innocent people. The cells failed to coincide with the text at times feeling you in a paradox of story emptiness; which became another negative aspect of the read.

 

Psylocke has a narrative every so pages as if she was attending an A.A. meeting, saying it’s been a certain amount of days since she last “weakened” a.k.a. dismembered someone and or played tic-tac-toe on someone’s torso with her sword. She is literally addicted to killing, which really isn’t a bad thing; but it goes against the legendary “Comic Book Code”. The killing scenes of her “weakened” were some of the best illustrations in the read, but were nowhere close to being enough to save it from disappointment. It tediously dragged on for most of the story. Aside from the killing scenes, there was maybe an honorable mention to Pantera in the form of Volga’s mantra, “Volga Display of Power.” See what they did there? I XFORCE2014003PG6did….or maybe I obsess about hidden messages that aren’t really intened the translation I gather, maybe they are only coincidences. Maybe the METAL GEEKS podcast will have writer, Si Spurrier, on to elaborate on this. Anyways, this Comic Book is certainly a pass and wouldn’t recommend it. It was kind of a slap in the face of the makeover that they gave Cable after all. He went from bad ass to…bleh, retired lost time travel pirate with metal arm rather than a peg leg. Until next time. Listen to metal. Be metal. And read more comics.

-Simon Hernandez

 

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