I am here once again to tell you about comics that I think you should be reading. The topic today is the 2017 line-up of the Defenders. First of all, let me just say I have been a Defenders fan since back in the day. My favorite line-up took place in the 70's but that is a different story. Today we are talking about the team that consists of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the Iron Fist, and finally the Daredevil. As many of you already know, Netflix is producing a series about this very team after the success of each character's series already on Netflix. So, I am sure this what made MARVEL decide to create another run of the Defenders to give the fans a little taste of what's going on and what possibly could happen in the series.
Well, issue #1 starts with the team being targeted, in fact Jessica is in the hospital after being shot. (Free Comic Book Day Edition of Defenders) The team scramble to find out who was the shooter only to find out that Diamondback is back from the dead and whats vengeance. So, now they know the who but still don't know the how (is he alive) or the what to do. As usual Cage goes after him on his own, only to fall into a trap.
In issue #2, we find Luke at the Night Nurse's infirmary after Black Cat dropped him off. While Jessica is caught up to date on what happened, Blade comes by with a little something that will help Cage recover quickly. Once the team is ready to regroup, they go out looking for answers only to find more trouble in their way in the form of the Punisher. God, I cannot wait until issue #3 is released! I tried not to ruin the stories too much because I want you to read them for yourself, hence the title of this segment. I give this series a strong 9 out of 10. It would have been a perfect 10, but I was not one who had the FCBD edition of the Defenders, so I was kind of lost at first. However, in hindsight, the book does explain things out so you really do not need the issue. Start with #1 and move on. I love how the issues have tied into each Netflix series in so many ways and I cannot wait to see what other crossovers that the writers have in store.
Today's topic is a comic series I feel you should be reading. The comic is KISS/Vampirella brought to us by Dynamite Press. Right now only issue # 1 has hit the streets but it shows a lot of promise for a kick ass story.
As most of you know I am a huge KISS fan and look forward to their adventure in the comics. This adventure takes place in 1974. KISS has moved to Los Angeles to record their second album, Hotter Than Hell. Vampirella has been fighting evil beings on Earth for 5 years now. She is also in a band known as Witchcraft. Little do the two bands know that their worlds are about to become one.
You see, it appears there is a cult that is using Rock 'N'Roll to acquire souls. Still the life right out of those in the business of making music. Can Vampirella save us from this menace? Will KISS make it out alive? Who knows, you may think you know, but no one truly knows. I have only read issue #1 but it shows a lot of promise in direction. I give the KISS/Vampirella series a strong 8 out of 10 stars so far. As I read more, I will add more to this post.
For those of you who don't know, I am a child of the '70's, so to say I am a KISS is an understatement. I am one of many original KISS fans. What's this got to do with comics you ask? Well, the art form of comics have kept the 4 characters that make up KISS alive and well for the past few decades. Sure they still make music now and then, but comics keep the Myths that is KISS alive and well. I mean where else are you going to get an illustrated story about the Catman or Demon?
KISS Forever is a 48 page comic published by Dynamite telling a small tale from the lives of these 4 brothers. Brothers who are immortal and have had dealings with mankind since the dawn of man. Chapter 1, goes back to the time of prehistoric man and their ways of hunting to provide food for their clan. So, naturally this story involved the Catman.
In Chapter 2, we are in Ancient Rome and it is a time where traditional Romans wanted the days of old to return, so they made a deal with the gods of death to purify Rome, only to release Doom across the streets of Rome. It was up to the Demon to set things right. History would blame this destruction as Rome burned on Emperor Nero of course.
Chapter 3 stars a Captain of the 7 seas looking for his soul that was trapped in the star stone. Once he claims it, he can break free of his curse. I wonder whose soul was in the STAR stone. HMMMMM?
Finally in Chapter 4, we are introduced to the Starman as he has to interfere in the Apollo 13 mission to prevent the crew from finding a metamorphic change on the Moon's surface. Anyone who has studied history knows that the brave men of Appolo 13 made it back home safely after their rocket had a technical malfunction causing them to abort their mission.
The writing of KISS Forever is solid and the artwork is beyond phenomenal! If you are a KISS fan, you will love the book. If you are a comic fan who loves great writing as well as fantastic artwork, you to, will love this book. I give this comic a strong and perfect rating of 10 out of 10 stars. Do yourself a favor and pick up your copy today. Until next time, get your READ on!
The above image is that of one Lisa Moretti. She is a very popular women's wrestler who got her start in an organization known as G.L.O.W. Her ring name was Tina Ferrari. She was a multiple champion for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling organization but you may remember her best by her other persona that won her championships in the WWE known as Ivory.
Yes, Tina and Ivory are one in the same. G.L.O.W. wrestlers do not get the respect they should have for setting the landscape to allow women's wrestling to be successful. I just posted my review of the new Netflix series G.L.O.W. over and Somewhatnerdy, To read it, please click here - G.L.O.W. Review . I feel that it is about time that someone told the tale, sure the show maybe a work of fiction for the most part, but where it counts is all truth. I mean, it was a struggle to get the women equal billing in wrestling, any fan knows that. I am just glad that G.L.O.W. is finally getting recognized the way it should. I do hope that in the next season, we see some of the regulars from the glory days featured in an episode or two. Until then, enjoy this match of Tina Ferrari taking on Manna the Headhunter in this classic G.L.O.W. match.
When I was a child,I was introduced to Adam West via the Batman series whenever I would visit family in Pittsburgh, PA. Some of my favorite memories deal with Adam West's portrayal of the Caped Crusader. Adam will truly be missed. God Bless and may you Rest in Peace.
The following is a review of the successful crossover between DC Comics and IDW. The reason I say it was successful is because this is actually the second time they crossed over. I am talking of course about the Star Trek/Green Lantern cross over event Stranger Worlds. If you have not read it yet, read on at your own risk...there are spoilers!
We began this journey with the first installment known as the Spectrum War (2015). All the Lantern Corps were "transported" to another dimension by one of the Guardians. While trapped in this dimension, they made friends with the Captain Kirk and those friends/foes of the Federation. The story ended with all the Corps uniting to defeat Nekron and his dead lanterns.
Well, we pick up the story 6 months from their arrival in this weird, yet familiar dimension. The only problem is, without the power batteries, all of the lanterns rings are running out of power. So, Hal and the others find themselves trying to adapt to their new surroundings while looking for this dimension's OA as well as the other batteries. Long story short, they discover a man-hunter which gives Hal hope that they can find OA, or at least this dimensions version of it. Well, they are not the only ones looking for power. Atrocitus is looking for a source of rage to fuel his red ring, unfortunately he found it in the likes of a "prison" that housed the one and only Kahn. I say unfortunately because Atrocitus is no more after his altercation with Kahn. The other lanterns discover what had occurred, but it was too late.
Fast forward a couple of issues and all the power batteries are found and an all out war breaks out, The guardians of this dimension help Kirk achieve the power to wear the ring in which he uses it to take on Kahn and Sinestro. All is won and the lanterns are looking forward to finding their way home. Hal does however want to show Kirk a section of space that they need to explore. A system with a RED sun. Hmmm, could this be the next cross over event?
I only gave a "cliff notes version" of the story because I want you to pick this up for yourself to enjoy. If you cannot find all 6 issues at a comic book store or eBay, make sure to pick up the trade when it is available. I have been enjoying the cross over events with DC and IDW. I hope that they continue. I give Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds a solid 10 out of 10 stars. The story was well written as well as drawn and was just a joy to read all together.
Until next time, get your READ on and unleash your inner NERD!
Since I am also a Wrestling NERD, I am going to start sharing some classic matches in the history of wrestling. Here is a great match between Raven and the one and only Jeff Hardy from TNA Lockdown 2005. Enjoy!
Greetings to all my wrestling NERDs reading this post right now. I decided to take the time to write about my thoughts of the WWE RAW ppv Payback. This will be a short and sweet review but there are spoilers, so if you haven't seen it yet, go to the network and watch it, Until then, stop reading this post.
Okay, I have to admit that this pay-per-view was pretty solid. The only match that didn't deliver for me was the House of Horrors match. I am a huge Bray Wyatt fan and was really left disappointed about the whole thing. It was not what I was expecting. It should have been some kind of cage match so we wouldn't have to watch limo rides or have people interfere to allow Bray to win.
That was really the only match that disappointed. I was happy to see Miss Bliss get the Raw's Women's title. Although I am a Samoa Joe fan, I was happy to see Seth win. I loved the Austin Ares and Neville match but I would have let the ending go down a different way.
Now, let me take the time to talk about the two matches I felt made the Payback ppv a success. First up, the US Title bout between Y2J and KO. It was a great solid match and I was happy to see the work both of the men put into their match. In the end, I was excited to see Owens tap out to the walls of Jericho.
My second favorite match of the night was the Hardy Boyz Vs the team of Sheamus and Cesaro. It was a brutal and exciting match. Hell, Jeff lost a tooth thanks to the Celtic Warrior. The two teams complimented each other very well which made for a great match. When all was said and done, the Hardyz were victorious but Sheasaro would have the final say.
Now, I do have an issue with the Roman vs Braun match. What was the point? I mean they each should be moving forward instead of rehashing old wars. Now they are both injured and we do not know of when they will return. If I was a writer for the WWE, I would have moved on with those two alread and come up with something else than the way it ended. Which if you saw the RAW after Payback, you know it's not over when it should be. I mean, there is too much talent in the WWE to have the same two men wrestle each other for months.
Well, that's my take on Payback. I give the ppv a rating of 8 out of 10. It was a solid ppv, it just could have used a few tweeks.