Friday, August 29, 2014

The Expendables 3

Get out your guns and knives and motorcycles, we're reviewing The Expendables 3!

After a mission goes wrong, Barney (Sylvestor Stallone) breaks up the team. He finds out an old member named Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) is still alive and has turned evil, and hires all new recruits to take him out. But then they all suck, so he brings back the old team to rescue the new team!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Get out your trench coats and bondage gear, we're reviewing Sin City: A Dame to Kill For!

Dwight(Josh Brolin) is trying his best to lead a clean life when former lover Ava(Eva Green) walks in and needs his help. Johnny(Joseph Gordon-Levitt) wants to win big at Senator Roark's(Powers Boothe) card game. Nancy(Jessica Alba) wants revenge on Roark for Hartigan's(Bruce Willis) death. You'll find all kinds of stories in Sin City.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Noir Comic Week: Noche Roja

It's the final day of noir-comic-week palooza! We're wrapping up with a review of Noche Roja by Simon Oliver and Jason Latour!

Jack Cohen is a washed-up private eye. He’s trying to make a living selling alarm systems to hapless rich people when Paloma Flores asks him to investigate the kidnapping and murder of several young girls across the border in Mexico. It’s been eleven years since Cohen has been on that side of the border. Can he put the past behind him or will he be forced to dredge it up and seek answers to long dead questions?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Noir Comic Week: 99 Days

Here we are, Day 4 of Super Serious Graphic Novel Week! Today we're reviewing 99 Days by Matteo Casali and Kristian Donaldson!

Detective Antoine Davis is tasked with solving a string of brutal murders by a machete-wielding maniac. As L.A. tears itself apart with gang violence, Antoine is reminded more and more of the awful time he spent as a refugee in Rwanda. He's tried to put the past behind, but will this finally be the case that breaks him?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Noir Comic Week: Area 10

For Day 3 of super noir fun time comic happy hour, we're reviewing Area 10 by Christos Gage and Chris Samnee!

Detective Adam Kamen is searching for a serial killer nicknamed Henry the 8th when he has a near death incident: A perp drives a screwdriver through his forehead. Six weeks later, he's all healed up and the killer resurfaces, but Adam has noticed some strange things. He'll uncover a terrifying conspiracy – all coming from the hole in his head.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Noir Comic Week: Fogtown

For day 2 of Noir Comic Week, we're reviewing Fogtown, by Andersen Gabrych and Brad Rader!

Frank Grissel is a hard-boiled detective. After a young hooker turns up dead, he's paid to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. What he'll uncover could shake the city to its foundations, and reveal his true character.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Noir Comic Week: Dark Entries

I recently discovered the Vertigo Crime book series! So, to celebrate, I'm having a NOIR COMIC WEEK VERTIGO CRIME GRAPHIC MYSTERY EXTRAVAGANZA! Or something. Five noir reviews in five days! First up, Dark Entries by Ian Rankin and Werther Dell'edra!

"Haunted Mansion", a hit new reality TV show in which contestants are trapped in a house where they're subjected to scares, suddenly goes off the rails when contestants encounter things the TV crew didn't set up. The producer calls occult detective John Constantine to investigate, but the only way to find out what's happening is if he becomes a contestant himself!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sketched Comic: The Midas Flesh

Get out your golden fingers and velociraptor scientists, we're reviewing The Midas Flesh by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb!

Joey, Cooper and Fatima are three revolutionaries looking for a way to overthrow the federation that has decimated, enslaved and ruled over their planets, respectively. Their only hope lies in a secret planet made completely out of gold. Like the Midas of lore, this planet has the ability to turn anything and anyone who touches it into solid gold. Can they investigate and harvest this ancient weapon? 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sketched TV: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Get out your Sais and nun chucks; we're reviewing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Splinter (Hoon Lee) has raised his four turtle sons, Leonardo (Jason Biggs), Donatello (Rob Paulsen), Michelangelo (Greg Cipes) and Raphael (Sean Astin) to be highly trained in ninjitsu, and now it's finally time for them to go out into the world. They befriend a teenage human girl named April (Mae Whitman) and help her rescue her father from a new alien menace. Can they survive the human world and stop both the Kraang (Nolan North) and the mysterious Shredder (Kevin Michael Richardson) before they wreak havoc?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sketched Comic: Five Ghosts

Get out your cutlass and psychic projections, we're reviewing Five Ghosts Vol 1,  by Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham!

Fabian Gray has the power to recall the memories and experiences of five literary heroes: the detective, the vampire, the wizard, the archer, and the samurai. With that and the help of his brother-in-law, Sebastian, he'll need to find a way to get a handle on his powers and wake his sister from a deep coma!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Get out your Infinity Stones and cassette tapes, we're reviewing Guardians of the Galaxy!

Peter Quill(Chris Prat), a thief, Gamora(Zoe Saldana), an assassin, Drax(Dave Bautista) a warrior, Rocket(Bradlet Cooper), a bounty hunter, and Groot(Vin Diesel), his thug companion, all want to make a big score. But when they find out that what they have is a weapon wanted by Ronan the Accuser(Lee Pace), they have to band together to help save the galaxy.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sketched Comic: Young Avengers

Get out your Bacon and laser bows, we're reviewing Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie!

Wiccan is in a relationship with Hulkling, and he feels bad that Hulking's mother is gone. So with his powers, he looks through the countless Marvel multiverses and finds one where his mother was about to die and pulls her out. But when he does, he pulls out something wrong. Now Wiccan and Hulking, along with other young heroes including Marvel Boy, Hawkeye(Kate Bishop), Prodigy, Ms. America and even Kid Loki will have to pull together to get this Mother out of their universe!