Monday, February 13, 2017

Required Reading: Stranger Worlds

(Panels from issue #2 of Stranger Worlds)

In today's world of comics, I find it hard to find something that delivers a new and fresh story.  The team of DC Comics and IDW have found the secret to doing just that.  The Star Trek Green Lantern crossovers have breathed life into old school comic fans like myself as well as drawing attention to get new readers as well.  In the comic industry, I call this a win win.

In case you missed the first crossover known as the Spectrum War, we find a guardian in distress and he can do only one thing to save the rings of the guardians and that is transport them to another realm or dimension.  Well, when this task was done, lanterns from all corps were transported as well. Without time to get familiar with their surroundings, the lanterns were forced into a Spectrum War, that is an all out war of the rings and their new bearers until Nekron and the Black Lanterns get involved.  Then it took, all the lanterns as well as their new found allies to take down Nekron once and for all.

 ( Star Trek Green Lantern: the Spectrum War #1)

Well, in Stranger Worlds, the lanterns have been stuck in their new home for six months and they are starting to lose the light that gives them power.  Without a battery to recharge their rings, the lanterns are faced with the possibility of never being a lantern again every time they use their rings.  Attempts have been made to duplicate the rings, but Star-fleet's scientists cannot replace the power of the guardians.

All seems lost until they come across something that renews hope in finding a battery in their new home.  The find an old man-hunter droid, you know the original peace keepers from the guardians. If man-hunters exist in this realm, then so do the guardians which means more power for the rings.
I could tell you more, but then I would ruin the story for you.  I gladly give Stranger Worlds a full rating of 10 out of 10 even though it is only on issue #2. The writing is fabulous and the art is just out of this world.  Be sure to get your copies of #1 and #1 of Stranger Worlds today and reserve the following issues so you do not miss a thing.  While your at it, get the Spectrum War trade or complete issues to see the crossover event of 2015.

Until next time, get your READ on!

(Stranger Worlds #2)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

What's On? TV Talk - Legion Edition

(Catch Legion on Wednesdays on FX)

At times we live in a world where the sane seems insane and the insane seems to be  normal, but what if that is just a glimpse of what your life is like everyday. Spending countless hours pondering what is real and what is fake. Well, that is exactly what it is like if your name is David Haller.  This show had me on name only because I was a big fan of the exploits of Legion from the pages of the X-men back in the day.  So, when I heard there was going to be a show, I knew I had to watch.

Well, I watched the show and I have to admit it was well written and definitely is must-see-TV for those who are fans of great writing. Dan Stevens does a convincing job as David, possibly the world's strongest mutant as stated in the show.  Dan's acting convinces you of his possible insanity.  We all know he just has a lot built into that noggin of his, lol. Another great reason to watch the show is Aubrey Plaza's take on Lenny, a fellow inmate from the asylum who happens to have a fixation for candy.  

(David aka Legion and Lenny)

The two of them steal the show, especially in the premiere episode.  I just cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us.  The first episode left us satisfied yet wanting more.  We saw a variety of mutants and possibly have more in store. I wonder if there will be any Easter eggs for X-men fans around the world.  Who knows, but I know I will be there to find out.  I gladly give Legion a 9 out of 10 rating and I am sure I will be doing another review in the future.  Stay tuned,and as always remember to unleash your inner NERD.

(Legion as seen in Marvel Comics)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wanna Wrestle? My Interview with April Hunter (Preview)

The following passage is from my interview with the one and only April Hunter.

I know I have been absent lately, but there was a good reason.  Hell, I’ll even go on to say I had a great reason for my absence.  What is that reason you ask, well to get great interviews for you, our loyal readers of course.  I return with an interview with a legend in the industry of modeling/cosplay/wrestling/ and now comics as well.  I have an interview with the one and only April Hunter.  Old School wrestling fans will know her from her days in the nWo where as others will know her from her work with the TNA and independent circuit.  As stated earlier, she is also a well known model and cosplayer so odds are you have seen her at a con. Instead of me writing a summary of the interview, why don’t i just give you the interview already.  Enjoy!
DERF: Who are you and where are you from?
April: I’m a super heroine (and writer) from Philadelphia, which isn’t exactly glamorous, but it’ll have to do.
DERF: I have been a fan of yours since your debut as a nWo girl at WCW, hell maybe before that. How did the opportunity present itself for you to be a nWo girl?
April: Thank you! I like my fans, especially the long time ones. Very much appreciate that. WCW happened because of Playboy. I’d done some layouts for them and appeared in the Hardbodies issue that Kim Page was in. WCW decided to bring in some eye candy and thus, my wrestling career began on the arm of Big Poppa Pump. He’s actually a very decent human being.

To see the entire interview, click the link below.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Classic Cover of the Day - the Defenders #46

Classic Cover of the Day - MARVELous Monday Edition
the Defenders Vol. 1 # 46

Comic Review: Deadpool the Duck

What do you get when you cross Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, Howard the Duck, and a case of Space Rabies?  You get Deadpool the Duck, that's what. You want comedic writing, well this issue is slam full of it.

The issue starts off with Wade looking over a S.H.I.E.L.D. safe house as his home base of operations when he is given the task to take out a target.  Who is the target, we do not found out before the story shifts to Howard the Duck.

When we are introduced to Howard, he is driving around town questioning why is he here when out of the sky falls an alien pod right on his car, totally destroying his vehicle.  Just who is in the pod, why Guardian of the Galaxy Rocket that's who.  He has been infected by an unknown enemy with a batch of space rabies.  While Howard is fleeing for his life, Wade makes an entrance and tries to take the Raccoon down but to no avail.  Before you know it, Rocket attacks Wade while he is in Howard's presence by biting his arm.  Only problem is, he sinks his teeth into Wade's teleport watch which for some reason causes a dramatic side effect.  Now Wade and Howard are one.  How will this story end?  Who knows but issue #2 hits newsstands on January 18th.

Stuart Moore does Deadpool justice with his writing and the art of Jacopo Camagni adds life to the comics.  I gladly give issue #1 a 10 out of 10 rating and I truly cannot wait until issue #2.

Until next time, get your READ on!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017