There are undoubtedly spoilers to be found within these writeups, but the same spoilers will be readily available to anyone with access to a comic store and $0 on this coming Saturday, Free Comic Book Day (!) .
But if you’re unsure what book should be top priority, which ones are safe for kids, or what you’d be getting yourself into, take a look at the following reviews. Free Comic Book Day can get a bit intense at the right store, and to be forewarned is to be forearmed.
I think it’s fairly obvious by now that I have a bit of a preoccupation with art. One of my favorite genres though is the classic movie poster, it’s something that sadly has been disappearing over the last 20 years. Everything now seems to use the real actors either straight on or photoshopped and arranged. I miss the days of thoughtful composition that enticed the viewers imagination. Freelance artist Alexander Iaccarino is bringing them back one movie at a time.
Our cover of the day is an excellent variant for All New X-Men #36 by the artist Jock. It’s a slam dunk for me using two of my (and everyone else’s) favorites Rocket Raccoon and Groot and paying homage to the classic 1983 Paul Smith Uncanny X-Men #173 cover.
If there’s one thing Biff likes more than the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, it’s old school video games. Luckily, thanks to CineFix I no longer have to choose. When I saw the SNES like video game that plays through the special features on the Guardians Bluray it hadn’t even occurred to me that such a thing could become a reality. CineFix took that idea and ran with it. While this isn’t an actual game you can play, it might be as good as we are going to get for the time being.
While you’re there take a look at my favorite of theirs, Kill Bill. I would give anything for that to be a real game!
A couple days ago Biff Tannen posted an awesome cover of Black Window by superstar artist Phil Noto. I’ve always been a fan of Noto’s and really like long and lean features that he gives to his characters, it kind of reminds me of high-fashion illustrations. Anyway, it got me remembering that Marvel announced at NYCC this year that Noto would be providing a slew of retro-looking variant covers designed by Noto himself for February and this week we’ve been privy to a whole bunch of them. Check these babies out and sound off in the comments with your thoughts!
I want to love Bendis’ Guardians of the Galaxy series. I really do. I generally enjoy Bendis’ writing and hell after the movie, who isn’t a fan of the Guardians? You may remember a while back I read the first three issues to familiarize myself with the characters. The story was good enough, but it didn’t leave me dying to read more. After I finished it my curiosity was quenched. I’ve followed the series on and off, but most recently was able to re-read everything and catch up to the latest issue (which at the time of this writing is #21).