Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hot Girl Wednesday starring...Ava Addams!!!

Since 2008, we're been SO lucky to see SO much of Ava Addams. She's pretty awesome. She's from France, she has a Betty Boop tattoo-what's not to love? Just take a look for yourself:

Ava is ALL over the place! One of the hardest working girls ever!! Let's see, first there's her official site, which you find here. Or, there's her Tumblr. She's also got a Twitter, Don't like words? No problem! Check out her Instagram or her Youtube channel! Needless to say, NONE of those links are (thankfully) NSFW. ENJOY!!!

What I thought of...Princess Leia #3

Princess Leia #3: Leis and Evaan have landed on the planet of Sullust to pick up some survivors from their home planet of Alderaan. When they get there, well, let's just say there's some surprises waiting for them.
The Good: In short, the story and the art. Writer Mark Waid continues to deliver a great series with this issue. He's got Leia on the run, a spy, some surprising twists and turns, and to top all that off, there's some great snappy dialogue and lots of action. This issue is a real blast (no pun intended). It's classic Star Wars. Adventure and danger, but with some great humor thrown in were you're least expect it. Add to that, the gorgeous art by Terry and Rachel Dodson. It's their normal stellar quality work, but there's certain panels throughout the issue that felt like I was looking at a Marvel Star Wars comic from the late 70's/early 80's. I'm not sure if that was done on purpose, or if I'm just seeing things, but it made the book a lot more enjoyable.
The Bad: I'm really starting to wish that this was an ongoing series. While I'm glad that Marvel doesn't want to give Star Wars the "X-Men" or "Avengers" treatment, where there's 45 different ongoing titles in the "family", I think 3 ongoing monthly titles isn't too much. That's pretty much 1 a week every month, and I don't think that would lead to reader burnout. Especially if the books were done by the current creative teams.
The Verdict: Definately worth the money! It's got a nice recap page, so if you didn't buy the first two issues, or forgot what you read last month, you'll easily be refreshed or informed by it, and it'll lead to that much more enjoyment of this issue.

What I thought of...Convergence: Booster Gold #1

Convergence: Booster Gold #1: Look, here's the part where I could describe the story in-depth, but trust me, this is one of those "you had to be there" comics.
The Good: It's Booster Gold. Written by Dan Jurgens. Is there anything else? Honestly, this book is different from the other Convergence comics because it actually started in Booster Gold: Future's End #1, last Septembers one-shot special. This book is pure, 100% Booster Gold, and it's awesome. Not to spoil anything, but there ARE two Boosters in this story and I was surprised to learn, just how much "our" Booster has grown as a character. The book is also jam-packed with cameos, that you will love. You'll recognize about 90% of them, but there was a couple that even I had to google.
The Bad: OK, gun to my head, if I had to pick SOMETHING that I didn't 100% love about this issue, it's the art. Even though I like Alvaro Martinez and I knew he was doing this book, Part of me was still expecting Dan Jurgens' art. Again, the art is NOT bad, but there's something about Dan Jurgens drawing Booster Gold, that just feels right.
The Verdict: BUY IT! The unique thing about this book is that it's the 1 Convergence comic where you don't have to even KNOW what Convergence is to enjoy it. There are elements of the Convergence story in this issue, but you can pick this comic up and read it NO PROBLEM.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Time to GET REAL!!!!!

On June 17th, Ghostbusters fans get something they've only dreamed about. No, not a third movie. We get to find out what happens when the real Ghostbusters meet the Real Ghostbusters!!! Wait. Maybe I should rephrase that. How about, the "Reel Ghostbusters" meat the "Real Ghostbusters". Ah, screw it, the MOVIE Ghostbusters meet the CARTOON Ghostbusters. THERE! I've found a way to see it that's not that confusing. I think.
-Thanks to the creative team that brought us the past few years of awesome Ghostbusters comics, Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Delgado, we get Ghostbusters: Get Real from IDW Publishing. Editor Tom Waltz recently sat down with Diamond Comics Previews World and talked about the series. You can find that interview here.Make sure to take a second and check it out, it's a great read.
-As you might've guessed, I am REALLY looking forward to this mini-series, so make sure to stay tuned as I'll be covering this series in-depth. Who knows, there might even be some surprised along the way.
-There's two things that YOU'LL need to do. First, is take this code to your local comic retailer and tell them that you want them to order the comic and that you want it on your monthly subscription list. That code is:  APR150362
-The second thing you'll need to do is watch this episode of The Real Ghostbusters, as it's important to the comic series. You can thank me later!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What I thought of...Star Wars #4!!!

Star Wars #4-While Darth Vader visits Jabba the Hutt to discuss terms and conditions of  Jabba's deal with the Empire, Luke decides that the rebel fleet....may just not be for him.
The Good: This book is SO Star Wars. That's really the only way to describe it. In the past, a lot of Star Wars books haven't really felt that "Star Wars" to me. I'm not going to mention which ones, but this one, you can REALLY picture this stuff taking place in between films! Look, first and foremost the book has spectacular writing and unbelievable art, thanks to writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday, but I think what helps even more is that the recent "reset" of the Star Wars expanded universe, which rendered almost everything that came before it "imaginary tales" helps a LOT. When reading this story we don't have to worry about a novel or another comic or newspaper strip that it conflicts with. THIS is what happened!! This issue has a TON of great stuff. There's some great moments between Vader and Jabba, a great fight scene between Leia and the Rebel leaders, and last page shocker that I've been waiting for since this book was announced.
The bad: One of the planets named in the book sounds a little more like a Star Trek planet than a Star Wars planet.
The Verdict: Duh! BUY IT!!!! Why would you not? OK, if you're not a Star Wars fan, I guess you wouldn't, but otherwise, yeah, you really need this.
-And, I know it's on every other blog, site, phone, tablet, and television out there, but let's watch the new Star Wars trailer again. Why? JUST BECAUSE WE CAN!

Hot Girl Wednesday Starring...Romi Rain

Oh BOY you guys are in for a treat today! One of my recent favorite girls is Ms. Romi Rain. She's only been in the biz for 3 years, and to say that she's taken it by storm would be a huge understatement. Why are you still reading the words? Get to the pictures...

You can follow Romi on Twitter, and she's also on Tumblr, and on Instagram.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

No, it's not Star Wars or Batman

First off, sorry I haven't written lately, I had a wicked bout with walking pneumonia and it really laid me out. But, I'm a TON better now!
-OK, on to the purpose of this post. While I am excited for Star Wars and Superman vs. Batman, some really awesome news broke between the release of those two trailers: Matthew Vaughn is in talks to direct a FLASH GORDON movie!!! FINALLY!!! After 35 we will (hopefully) get a big screen Flash Gordon. You all know how much I love Flash Gordon, and depending on how much love is put into the movie, this could be a really really GREAT movie. Is Matthew Vaughn the right choice for director? That's where YOU come in. I have no clue if he is or not, because I've never seen one of his movies. I take it back. I saw 10 minutes of X-Men: First Class, then stopped, but that's because I hate the X-Men movies with a holy passion, not because it was a bad movie. So drop a comment below and let me know what you think. I DO hope, that if Matthew Vaughn ends up directing, that someone gives him a bunch of Al Williamson Flash Gordon comics.
Do a google image search for Al Williamson Flash Gordon. Seriously, that is the stuff that made me fall in love with comic ART. He's incredible.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

What I thought of...Star Wars: Kanan The Last Padawan #1

Star Wars: Kanan The Last Padawan #1: The main character of Star Wars Rebel's secret past is revealed in this mini-series.
The Good: You don't have to be a Star Wars expert to enjoy this book. You don't even have to have seen one episode of Star Wars Rebels(but you should, it's a really good show)! This comic, which is written by one of the most acclaimed animation writers ever, Greg Weisman, and illustrated by Pepe Larraz, tells the story of Kanan when he was a young Jedi fighting in the Clone Wars and being trained by his Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Weisman puts together an awesome first issue which is both a fist chapter and a self contained adventure. If the Clone Wars cartoon were more like this comic, I'd have enjoyed it a lot more.
The Bad: Honestly? The only bad thing about this issue is that it takes place during the Prequel era. I would've much rather had a Rebels comic.
The Verdict: BUY IT!!! It's very accessible, well crafted, and a ton of fun to read!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hot Girl Wednesday Starring...Jennifer White!!!

HA!!! You thought that since it was April Fool's Day, you'd tune in and find some colossal prank for HGW, didn't you? SURPRISE!! The joke's on you, you get the mega-HOT, mega-popular, mega-superstar Jennifer White!!!!

Wow! Gorgeous! You should really follow Jennifer on Twitter, and she also has a Facebook page that you should check out!!