Monthly Archives: March 2011

Updates from your humble host

This has been one crazy week or so. I recently got a gig writing reviews for the soentertain.me network as part of mycomicnetwork.com. It’s an absolute blast and I’m loving getting to play around on this larger scale. Now with this my own blog it’s going to be my home for my occasional thoughts on things of course. I also now want to focus on the larger runs in my collection. Prepare yourselves for there’s a few major projects to look forward to.

My big bad one being the Suicide Squad retrospective. At Heroes Con I finished up the last of my run of the book last year and as I’ve gone on with my projects I now feel it is time for the project to begin! It will be fairly soon but I have one or two more things to get set up first. Being Chronos and Automatic Kafka since I just found those entire runs off ebay. Which are amazing and I cannot wait to read them! It’s going to be wild for I feel like I’m going to be working on something at some point of the day either in mind or on computer but that’s not such a bad thing really if you think about it. I’m also going to get back into videos again. I got some ideas in my head for them and I think it’s time for the video return of the geek who landed. The geek who landed shall return in video form! I swear to you I should do a sort of thing similar to the Rock of, “THE GEEK WHO LANDED HAS COME BACK TO YOUTUBE!!!!” …Okay I am a dork. I swear that’s been in my head for weeks now. XD;; My major reviewing will be for mycomicnetwork.com and the blog will be for my more longer form and loopier post ideas.

I kind of came up with a lot of this over the past couple days since I’m getting used to having a nice daily writing schedule again and this is going to help me immensely on everything else involving my writing side of myself in the long haul.

Keep an eye out! For this is only the beginning.

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A look at the new Venom #1! It’s not a “Flash” in the pan.

(spoilers ahead)

Okay so today at the store a little comic called Venom #1 and I’d been curious about it for quite awhile. I mean quite awhile between the early preview pages and then the last couple issues of Amazing introducing him I was pretty excited actually over it. I’m glad that my excitement over this book wasn’t knocked out of me. For it didn’t disappoint me at all. Rick Remender is doing one heck of a job with this book from the get go. He’s great at showing the general struggle between the Venom Symbiote Weapon and Flash Thompson going back and forth with each other. I loved the nice tension building to the equivalent of say a TV show when a character is about to fly off the handle only if not then the symbiote takes over and all hell will break loose. For if that Symbiote breaks loose then kill switch active and well yeah it’s going to suck. You really don’t get the full showing of the cast in this issue but that’s okay you pretty much got the full setup either from Amazing Spider-Man 654 and 654.1 but even if you hadn’t read those you can still get the feel for the severity of the situation and what the Venom and Flash connection is all about. It’s great action in the book while explaining the plot and how it’ll work. I loved that balance and got a major kick out of seeing Jack O’Lantern in the book. That was awesome. I’m curious to see how that will be followed up for sure.

Tony Moore being the artist on this is just mind blowing. Holy lord between the initial Stark Armor slaughter fest in the beginning to the ending of the book he handles it all. This is probably one of my favorite art jobs of his to be honest with you. In just how the action flows together and how everything just clicks absolutely impressed me. The sequences in the book when well things go into s-word hitting the fan mode are absolutely amazing in the shock factor and how it works out. If the general written descriptions aren’t getting you going the art gives that extra punch that is absolutely energizing. This is probably one book that where the action hits big oh it hits big. The best way to put this is action done terrifically well. There’s so many sequences I just can’t pick one as my general favorite. Then at the end of the book when Flash goes back to his normal life and well to say the least it’s pretty ugly. I felt so sad for him. Between the written and artistic parts it works beautifully.

This book initially by all intents people weren’t really sure on and I was one of them for awhile. Now this Venom book is a welcome addition and it will be on my pull list immediately. If you’re not sure about it give it a shot. Take a quick look at it in the store and see what you think. Honestly it’s just one of those books I’d grab and be done with it. It’s that danged good. You won’t be disappointed.