Lots of new books this week and sadly there are some really bad ones that you will need to avoid. Thankfully there are some good ones that make up for them.
Vertigo Comics Writer Tim Seeley, Artist Marley Zarcone, Colorist Ryan Hill, Letterer Jared K. Fletcher
Another new Vertigo book with mixed results this time. The plot from Vertigo is, After a sex-tape scandal, former Hollywood child star turned Z-lister Chondra Jackson returns to her hometown of Effigy Mound, IL, to find a seemingly impossible crime – a fresh corpse in an ancient Indian burial site. Even weirder, the murder resembles a scene from an episode of her old TV show, Star Cop, a live-action children’s show about a kid detective. As Chondra starts to investigate, she stumbles upon a bizarre cult that worships celebrities as eternal effigies. And these cult members aren’t … Read More »
There were two pretty big Hollywood Reboot announcements first we finally got to see a trailer of the long gestating Fantastic Four reboot from Fox and the un-needed reboot of Ghostbuster with an all female cast.
Fox has been trying to revive the Fantastic Four franchise for quite sometime after the previous two train wrecks of films in 2005 and the 2007 Rise of the Silver Surfer that was better than the first but that was not saying a lot.
The film had already been shot it had fallen off of most people radars. Fox released the first trailer for the film and I have to say while it’s hard to guess what the film will be like from this teaser, it at least looks pretty interesting. While the tone looks pretty dark in the trailer, it does at least look better than … Read More »
One of the events at the first Arcade Expo was a pinball tournament Royal Rumble that was held over the weekend. For a $20 entry fee you played 8 pinball machines to qualify for the tournament. You would play one game of each machine to try to get the highest score. The 8 pinball machines were Big Shot, Lost World, Varkon, Prize-Fight, Attila The Hun, Mars Trek, Cosmos, and Devil Rider that you had to play each machine at least one time. Once you had played all eight machines you could retry for $10 to get a better score on a specific machine. There were over 50 entrants over the three days and on Sunday was the final contestants that made the cut. I had played one round in the tournament on Sunday because I wanted to throw some money to the … Read More »
This week brings both old and new comics back to the review pile. So let’s get going shall we?
The Kitchen #3
Vertigo Comics Writer Ollie Masters, Artist Ming Doyle, Colorist Jordie Bellaire, Letterer Clem Robins
Vertigo has put out some really solid books lately and The Kitchen continues to impress. The plot from Vertigo is ,Kath and Raven continue to solidify their bloody hold over the rackets of Hell’s Kitchen, and we get a glimpse into their childhood – and what it was like being rival siblings of the toughest Irish gangster in New York. I am really impressed with the pace that Masters is taking with this book. There is a lot of story both past and present that is being covered in this issue and the story really flows with great ease. While there is not a lot of action … Read More »
Over the weekend was the first Arcade Expo in Banning California and it appears to have been very successful. As with any first time events there are going to be both good things and some problems. Overall the show ran very smoothly and there were only minor issues and some of them are already planning to be addressed for the next show that is planned for later this year in October.
I was unable to attend the show on Friday but I was told that the number of people who were there was double of what they expected. I can only speak about the show on Saturday and Sunday. We arrived an hour before the show opened so that we could see the floor before it opened that day. Covering the show as the press did allow me access to the … Read More »