WWE Books the Impossible with New Comic Book

WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 | Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Ross Thibodeaux, Rob Schamberger, Derek Fridolfs | Artists: Dan Mora, Rob Schamberger, Rob Guillory, Daniel Bayliss, Derek Fridolfs |Publisher: BOOM! Studios | Release Date: November 9, 2016

Two years ago, when Seth Rollins’ shocking heel turn put an end to one of most prevailing factions in wrestling history, The Shield, fans were treated to the typical answer when such things occur in the world of WWE. It all added up to Rollins being tired of splitting the glory three ways and wanted it all for himself. Continue reading “WWE Books the Impossible with New Comic Book”

Boom Studios Unleashes ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Vol. 1

Normally, a comic book series based a popular television show delivers more of the same at best while often providing a watered down version of the source material.

Kyle Higgins makes BOOM! Studios’ run of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers a compelling exception to the rule by using familiar elements to serve the narrative in a fashion that triggers nostalgia while touching on things that the kid-friendly show ignored.

Here, Higgins and company sprinkle in safety concerns and protocols that remind, or perhaps, enlightens the reader that no sane person would want to live in Angel Grove due to the amount of monster activity that plagues the city.

Also, how come no one ever attacked the Rangers at home? Why is it that only Jason and Tommy’s Zords saw one on one combat? All of these things and more come into play throughout the book.

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Robocop #2 Review

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Robocop #2 | Writer: Joshua Williamson | Artist: Carlos Magno | Colorist: Marissa Louise | Letterer: Ed Dukeshire | Publisher: Boom! Studios | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

Robocop was the first R-Rated movie I indulged in, long before I was deemed to be the appropriate age by the Motion Picture Film Association of America. Ah, babysitters can be a child’s best friend. I’ve always had an affinity for the story because of how it doesn’t take itself too seriously while taking everything else seriously to produce the story of a cybernetic law enforcement officer. Jumping from the silver screen to the page, the majority of Robocop comic books are horrible because they fail to capture, at least, the core essential elements of the titular character. I stress “at least” because there are other items in the series that create a consistent mythos for the tragic and heroic tale of Officer Alex J. Murphy. Continue reading “Robocop #2 Review”

Evil Empire #3 Review

 

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Evil Empire #3 | Writer: Max Bemis | Artist: Ransom Getty, Andrea Mutti | Colorist: Chris Blythe | Letters: Ed Dukeshire | Publisher: BOOM! Studios | Price: $3.99 \ From my column at Forces of Geek.com

Max Bemis’ work on his debut series Polarity was trip down the rabbit hole of depression with a superhero spin to it. His writing spoke to me on so many levels because I felt the authenticity in his words which stems from his battle with bipolar disorder. Bemis brings the same genuineness to Evil Empire as he touches on our society’s state as a whole and the perceived BS that seemingly holds it all together. Continue reading “Evil Empire #3 Review”

Everything Comes Full Circle in Polarity #4

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Polarity #4 | Writer: Max Bemis | Artist: Jorge Coelho | Colors: Felipe Sobreiro | Letters: Steve Wands | Cover: Frazer Irving & Logan Fareber | Publisher: BOOM! StudiosPrice: $3.99 | From my column @ Forces of Geek.com

 “It’s been in my DNA, in my blood since my birth, an encoded destiny that spelled out the fact that I’m nothing more than an unhinged dreamer whose fantasies of normalcy and peace were always far out of reach.” This is life, according to Tim, as his superpowers brought on by his mental illness bring about an inevitability that may or may not be pre-conceived.

Continue reading “Everything Comes Full Circle in Polarity #4”