Tuesday, November 27, 2007

comics nov 28, 2007

again, i won't get to the shop until thurs, because of work

here's what i'm gonna pick up

All Star Batman & Robin #8 - i don't know why i'm still buying this. i love Jim Lee's art on this book & while i'm a huge Miller fan, i think Miller is laughing all the way to the bank.

DareDevil #102 - so far, so great.

Previews VOL XVII #12 - i always get Previews. i like to know what's coming out 2 months from now, it gets me giddy, like a little boy.

quiet week. i guess i'll get a trade (or 2)

Thursday, November 22, 2007


look for my comic reviews tommorrow

here's some sketches of StrongGuy, done on the bus/subway
drawing this dude always reminds me of the classic Peter David/Joe Quesada X Factor issues from the early nineties.
here's to you, Milo.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

comics - nov 21 2007

won't get to the shop until thurs , but here's what i'm gonna pick up

Walking Dead #44 - super amazing cliffhangers in this book keep me coming back. by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn (greytones)

Umbrella Academy #3- so far, very great. by Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba. & James Jean covers, i mean, come on.

Grendel: Behold the Devil #1 - i've never read Grendel before, but i picked up the 25 cent issue #0 in Aug, & this book is gonna be fuckin' incredible. by Matt Wagner

huh, that's it? no marvel , no dc. i don't know if that's ever happened to me.

hold on, let me double check.

no, that's it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

comics - wed. nov 14

these are the books I'm gonna pick up

Ultimate Saga (one shot) by CB Cebulski

This book is to bridge the gap between Ultimates 2 & 3. I'm not sure about the artist on this book. Marvel's site has solicited as Travis Charest & Trevor Hairsine, I'll buy the book based on any of these artists. I'm highly anticipating Ultimates 3. I haven't seen good Joe Mad interiors in a long time. If we get one good issue out of the guy, I'll be happy. Don't be surprised if Ultimates 3 is late.

All Star Superman #9 by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely

With Quitely on the art, I'd buy this book if it was written by a monkey. Luckily it's not written by a monkey, it's written by Grant 'Fuckin Insane' Morrison. Amazing series, I buy, I buy.
Thor #4 by J. Straczynski & Olivier Copiel

The first 3 issues have been visually amazing & the last 2 have been great reads. This book is worth the $$$ for Colpiel's art alone. Last issue Thor kicked Iron Man's ass. Next issue, I buy, I buy.

New Avengers #36 by Bendis & Leinil Yu

I love this series. I think this issue is dealing with the symbiote take over & Wolverine confronts Spider Woman about taking the Skrull body to Tony Stark. I don't really care what happens in this issue cuz , I buy, I buy.

World War Hulk #5 by Greg Pak & John Romita JR

Wrapping up World War Hulk, I think this issue is gonna be Sentry & Hulk kicking the crap out of each other. sounds great, I buy.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

wednesday comics - what i got

I picked up my comics this week at one million comix , over on Yonge st. great shop

a quick run down

my new rating system is gonna be one word system to sum up the entire issue

BRILLIANT - i love every inch of this book
GREAT - i really enjoyed this issue & i would recommend to others
PRETTYGOOD (yes, one word) - it had it's moments
LAME - it was an effort to read, did not enjoy
YAWN - just not my taste

Astonishing X-men #23 - i loved it. Whedon finally uses Cyclops properly. You always hear that Cyclops is a great character but no one does him right. well, this is it. this issue shows why he's the leader of the Xmen. I love the back & forth banter between Wolverine & the newest Xman, Armor. John Cassaday's art, great as always. The only bad part is that Whedon & Cassaday have only one issue left. me = sad.

this book: BRILLIANT

New Avengers: Illuminati #5 (of 5) - great issue. lots a fightin'. great surprises. still not sure how i feel about the Skrull deal. It seems that Bendis & other marvel writers can now undo pretty much any story, cuz it could a been a Skrull. I love Jim Cheung's art. He is quickly becoming a favourite of mine. I especially love his Namor & would love for him to do a regular stint on a Namor book. best issue of the 5. only problem with this book is the timeline. is it before or after WWHULK? WWHULK #5 isn't out yet. i guess Hulk lost?

am i gonna buy Secret Invasion? you betcha.

this book: GREAT

Silver Surfer: In thy Name #1 (of 4) - I was really surprised. it was good. the story started off really slow & was very wordy. 1/4 of the way through, i found myself liking this book. The art is great. Tan Eng Huat + Jose Villarubia = excellent. I'm not usually one to go for cosmic books, but i loved Tan's designs for all the different aliens. Apparently the covers are gonna be done in this order, Mike Turner #1, Gabriele Dell'otto #2, Paul Pope #3 ( it looks amazing) ,& TanEng Huat #4. I was pleasantly surprised at Turners cover. I'm not a huge fan of Mike's. not that Mike Turner's bad , it's just not my taste. but this cover is exactly how the Surfer should look. the colours & line work are very sleek looking. good job. I will definitely be picking up the rest of this series.

this book: PRETTYGOOD

my spontaneous pick of the week,
MoonKnight #13 - this is Charlie Huston's last issue on Moon Knight. This issue is about Moon Knight trying to register for the Superhuman Registration Act. It's pretty damn good.
I picked up the first 4 issues of this series , hoping for good things & was sadly disappointed. I love Dave Finch, but now i realize that it was his art, & not Huston's scripts, that was keeping me from enjoying this book. Sorry Dave , i love ya but i found myself not enjoying the issues. The artist on this issue is Tomm Coker. I don't know where this guy came from but i love his art. i've seen a few other images from Coker & was very intrigued. the splash page where Moon Knight jumps off the roof , after talking to Tony Stark is incredible. I wanna see more from Mr. Coker. there is a new creative team taking over on #14 , & i wont be picking it up , but that was a refreshing surprise.

this book: GREAT

OMEGA the UNKNOWN #2 (of 10) - loved it. the cover alone is something to look at. this is a very weird book with really great art. there is just enough robot smashing. it seems that there is alot being set up that is gonna pay off towards the end of the series. I love the character of Omega, he is very weird & mysterious , with a little bit of power , but not so much that he is a superman. Omega has yet to utter a word & he is easily one of my favourite characters. i wanna know more about him, but at the same time, i don't. can't wait for the next issue.

this book: BRILLIANT

for more opinions on comic goodness check out Digital Kontent for Milo's From the Rack to the Bin & Jason Troung (King of Toronto Comicons) 'Boughts & Thoughts'

next time , i will post some sketches of Omega the Unknown,
see ya around,


Sunday, November 4, 2007

My New Weekly Web Comic - Marcus Ninja

It was recently announced that I would be taking over the art chores for one mister Awesome Marcus Ninja.
I'll be working with , writer & creator of Awesome Marcus Ninja, Mr. Joel Buxton. If you haven't heard of Awesome Marcus Ninja, you can check out the archive of strips at http://www.marcusninja.com/. I will be taking over art duties for Ian McKendry, who has drawn the strip for four seasons.
November 9th 2007 is going to be my debut strip & it will kick off season 5. The new strips will be updated weekly.
For those longtime fans of AWN , i will do my best to stay true to Ian's version of the Marcus universe & hope you will enjoy what I have to offer. If you do enjoy AMN, then please subscribe to our mailing list & you will get an email reminder weekly , to let you know that a new strip is up. Awesome Marcus Ninja is gonna be a lot of fun & I can wait to get my pencils on this whole universe that has been built over the last 4 years.
please give me feedback & let me know what you think, even if you hate it.