Thorsday Thunderbolt: Fie on Thee, Sensationalism!

Thorsday Thunderbolt: Fie on Thee, Sensationalism!

Greetings again fine warriors! Tis the one Surly Thor here for another weekly dose of Asgardian wisdom. This week Surly Thor would like to speak on the subject of sensationalism and why oft the truth doth not make for good stories. One would think such a black and white concept of truth would see more play in this day and age on Midgard, yet for some odd reason unknown to The Prince of Asgard the…

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THORSDAY THUNDERBOLT: Hammer Control

THORSDAY THUNDERBOLT: Hammer Control

Greetings from Asgard noble warriors! Tis I the one, the only, the Prince of Asgard, Surly Thor. The fine mortals here hath asked Odinson nicely to write a column for you the wonderful people of Midgard. Initially Surly Thor was confused by the offer wondering if Banner and Stark were perchance not returning the phone calls? Clearly those two mortals are bright enough to write a well researched article on near anything, and there in…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Battling Bowmen, Time for Movement (5/1/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: Battling Bowmen, Time for Movement (5/1/13)

WHAT IS ADVANCE SCOUT? Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. These books are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including relevance to real-world issues of the day, their sheer excellence as examples of the medium and often with an eye towards the importance of a given book within the context of the comics industry. SITUATION: With Free Comic Book Day…

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POINT OF ENTRY: “A+X #1”

POINT OF ENTRY: “A+X #1”

When people are completely and utterly out of their depth they tend to go through three phases; at least I did. The first was idiotic enthusiasm. Knowing that the concept was worthy and sound (natch. I came up with it, after all) I was flying high on the perceived brilliance of it. Phase two was crippling terror. I have never done this before. Oh God. I felt like I had wandered on stage, all primped…

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The Answer to Marvel’s Cinematic Diversity Dilemma

The Answer to Marvel’s Cinematic Diversity Dilemma

Right now, comic book movie fans are experiencing a bit of a lull. With 2012 behind us, replete with excellent super-hero offerings like Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and Amazing Spider-Man, there is a noticeable silence as fans are left to pour over Iron Man 3 news and hope against hope that DC/WB will get their act together with Man of Steel. That said, there has been a smattering of news makings its way across…

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“The Walking Dead #107″—Spoiler Free!

“The Walking Dead #107″—Spoiler Free!

No, I won’t spoil “Walking Dead #107” for you. Sorry, but there is no way I am going to reveal the fate of Carl. Let’s talk about brush strokes here for a minute, and how long in advance Kirkman plots events. Namely, I would like to discuss about where character loyalties lie. The last scene of the issue makes me second guess about who to trust. Kirkman usually has the group meet some people, and…

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Valiant Taps Straczynski to Pen SHADOWMAN Film

Valiant Taps Straczynski to Pen SHADOWMAN Film

Having already announced plans to launch a film franchise centered around the Valiant Comics cornerstone Bloodshot, Valiant Entertainment is pushing forward with their next franchise: Shadowman. According to a report from Deadline, the hard-charging company has tapped veteran television, film, and comics scribe J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Amazing Spider-Man) as the man to adapt the character for the big screen. Shadowman marks the second announced film from the resurgent Valiant Entertainment as they push forward with…

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Five Super-heroes Who Could Run For President

Five Super-heroes Who Could Run For President

This week marks the true beginning of the Presidential Election Season. In the next seven days, the Democratic and Republican parties will finalize their candidates for the 2012 Presidential campaign. Super-hero comics have, for the most part, steered clear of electoral politics. Other than the occasional appearance by a real-world POTUS or two, both the DC and Marvel Universes have kept a safe distance. With the Presidential field about to be site, however, those of…

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The Conservative Bat-Myth

The Conservative Bat-Myth

Another week, another half-baked political writer trying to bump their hit count by talking about Batman. On the heels of the success of The Dark Knight Rises, as well as the tragic events in Aurora, every writer from Washington to San Francisco is trying to get in on the action. Today, it was Weekly Standard writer Jonathan V Last, who waded into the waters of geekdom with his piece entitled “A One Man Department of Justice.”…

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REVIEW: “Debris #1”

REVIEW: “Debris #1”

    New this week from Image comes Debris, a fem-centric, story-driven tale that, in its first issue, sets up an interesting mythos but is hindered by issues with art and layout consistency.     Debris takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, plagued with water shortages and roaming monsters that seem to be spirit beasts enshrouded by clockwork and debris. The story follows our plucky heroine Maya, charged with protecting the last remaining human settlement from these creatures and ensuring their continued…

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