Are you hitting the comic book store today? If so – know that Monsters have been UNLEASHED! Check out Buzz & Chris bring us Talking Comics for 01.18.17 – Monsters Unleashed #1, Might Captain Marvel #1, Curse Words #1, The Few #1, Revolutionaries #1, WWE #1, & What’s Alterna Comics Doing?!
Also big news as Excalibur Comics, Cards & Games is moving one location down the road for more space! Check out Excalibur Comics, Cards & Games on Facebook for more details here: https://www.facebook.com/ExcaliburCCG/
Okay so earlier today, Marvel Comics put out this promo art for yet ANOTHER upcoming big event SECRET EMPIRE series (They. Never. End.) with this TERRIBLE just GAWDS AWFUL promo art. Just look at the faces of Old Man Logan, Captain America Hydra & Black Bolt – Sheesh that’s some depressing looks!
The artwork looks looks like the upcoming SECRET EMPIRE series is about poorly drawn Marvel hero action figures that come to life & jump around for all of 8 to 12 issues after a decompressed 3 issue lead-in. Also there will be only 52 crossover / tie-in issues about action figures lying about in the homes & secret headquarters of your favorite, non-favorite, don’t-care-about Marvel heroes and their numerous comic books. Old Man Logan is said to be getting 22 variant covers for each of his 12 crossover issues including one of the same poorly drawn action figure but this time drawn like a action figure still in it’s packaging (Yes. This is all bullshit but deserves to be said after that promo art!).
Check out the latest Hartley Show with a great interview with the talented Johnnie Christmas, artist from such great books as Angel Catbird and Sheltered (a personal favorite of mine!).
From YouTube: In this episode of THE HARTLEY SHOW: From Vancouver Fan Expo 2016, Hartley talks with comic book artist Johnnie Christmas! Yes, both will talk about how awesome Angel Catbird and Sheltered is, but there will also be Johnny Christmas name variants!
I know what I’m watching, The Monkey King 2 tonight on-demand! I loved The Monkey King movie when I saw it a year ago. Brilliant, fun and completely over the top as it should be but it has heart, spirit and wonderful morals in it’s story. Can’t wait to see that continue. Want a good movie to watch this weekend? Check it out!
Marvel just released news on the All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 coming out in May 2017 from the team of Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina, and will ship twice-monthly. I’ve been a HUGE Guardians fan since WAY back in the 80s and more recently when Richard Rider’s Nova put Marvel cosmic books (like Guardians of the Galaxy) back on the comic book stands in 2008. Now I’m REALLY Not a fan of the current “Grounded” story-line of the Guardians of the Galaxy stuck on Earth just for the sake of brand new comic series while it seems like the main Guardians of the Galaxy title pretty much dead in the water. I don’t mind the latest issue of Rocket Raccoon but prefer the character in the Guardians of the Galaxy prime book.
Randy is BACK! Welcome back, to the Rand-Man. Check out as Randy & Chris bring us Talking Comics for 01.04.17 – Deadpool The Duck #1, Captain Atom #1, Unstoppable Wasp, US Avengers #1, Justice League vs. The Suicide Squad continues this week & What Excites You About 2017?
It’s that time of the year again where we look at the pop culture emerges of 2016 and make a biased opinion about which one was the best. There’s three categorizes that I have in mind, it’s a contest with no prizes except for the reader to nod in agreement or claim outrage at my discerning taste in the mediums being presented.
Still here? Well, let’s get started after the bump
Everyone at Between the Staples wishes you a Happy New Year! Thanks to those who aren’t spambots for sticking around with us this year after a many year absence. We hope to have a great deal more to offer in the New Year. Be safe tonight, take care & kick ass next year. As everyone keeps saying, 2016 has been a shit & great year. Why great?! Look who we’ve lost. Yes, it’s very Sad.
That sucks but as Geeks, looks at what we got – Batman v Superman, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Kubo and Two Strings, Jungle Book, Zootopia, DR. STRANGE, Star Trek Beyond, Ghostbusters, Xmen: Apocalypse, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, The Secret Life of Pets, A CW TV Comicbook crossover to epic proportions (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow), Marvel Netflix shows (Daredevil s2, Jessica Jones & Luke Cage) just to name a few. In comics we had an extended Marvel Civil War 2 series, Marvel’s Secret Wars ended which started a new Marvel comic universe without the Fantastic Four (STUPID decision), DC Rebirth has helped invigorate DC Comics & comics AGAIN. We got stunning Batman comics (mostly) with titles like All-Star Batman & Detective Comics. Supposedly there are some other good DC titles (taking the word of Arctic Grodd, Ian & Hartley).
We ALSO returned to the blogsphere world (whatever that is / means today). So yes, 2016 sucked for the creative & beautiful people we have lost but the year wasn’t all bad. Okay there are other political news that has made terrible waves in 2016 (we don’t talk that here) so yeah…
Hope everyone has a great Xmas! Sorry for the delay this week, a big comic week to wrap up 2016 check out Talking Comics Best of 2016! Buzz & Chris bring us Talking Comics for 12.28.16 – Supergirl Being Super #1, Hulk #1, G.I. Joe #1 & Best of 2016!