Comic Bento’s latest box came with the theme of “powerless,” or when people with little or no power take on the powerful. I was surprised to find there were no Marvel trades this time around, but the selection I did get looks very promising.
So, let’s start with the first, namely Ninjak: Weaponeer, the first volume in the latest series featuring the Valiant character of Ninjak. I really dug Valiant’s Rai; would I feel the same about this one?
Comic Bento’s theme for the month was “amped,” with everything being connected to music somehow. Besides being pleased that didn’t mean a Dazzler trade from Marvel, I think I got the most eclectic collection yet.
First up was something from Image called Put the Book Back on the Shelf: a Belle & Sebastian anthology. Review after the cut.
My next Bento Box came in with four graphic novels themed on the “gray,” where good guys may be bad and bad guys may be good. Once again, I’m reading them in the order the card inside suggested, so that means up first is Superior Iron Man Volume One: Infamous.
Cosplayer Hooked On Phoenix has perfectly captured Jennifer Walter’s devious smirk. Never mind the fact that this fitness model gone cosplayer is probably one of the better She-Hulk’s we’ve seen in a while. Check out more of her fierce photos after the break:
You’ve got to check out this awesome cosplay from Sara Moni. She takes a few different versions of Storm from X-Men over the years, and cosplays them beautifully. She not only embodies the look, but she even has the kick ass attitude of a leader like Storm! See some of our favorite of her versions after the break:
Last week, Ryan posted a spoiler-free review of Ernest Cline’s second novel, Armada. Now, Ryan is on-record of being a big fan of Cline’s first novel, Ready Player One. Seriously, you don’t have to go beyond the first paragraph of that linked review to see it’s either his favorite or second favorite book depending on his mood. Now me, I enjoyed Ready Player One for the most part, but not being as enamored with the 80s as the author appeared to be, it didn’t do as much for me as it did for Ryan and the other podcaster types. Besides, I hate nostalgia.
I have since finished Armada myself and we here at Gabbing Geek are not above having multiple reviews of the same thing by different writers.
So, here’s my review for Armada. SPOILERS after the cut.
In honor of Ryan selecting Squirrel Girl for his 2015 Fantasy Ultimate Cup (FUC), I thought it would be appropriate to feature a cosplayer for the same passion…. of squirrels, squirrels people, what did you think I meant? Cosplayer Galaticat is probably one of the most adorable Squirrel Girl’s I have seen! Check out more squirliness after the break:
While DC and Marvel are the best known of the different superhero producers, they haven’t been the only ones. In 1993, Malibu Comics attempted a superhero line of its own. Called the “Ultraverse,” the books featured a series of characters called “Ultras” who did the superhero thing. There was a Hollywood Superman type called Hardcase, a kid who grew a giant muscled body in some sort of gooey version of Captain Marvel called Prime, and a superhero team made up of seven strangers who were all riding a San Francisco trolley when a mysterious energy beam gave everybody onboard superpowers. That team was called The Strangers.
The most popular of the bunch was arguably Night Man.
We here at Gabbing Geek LOOOOOOOVE our infographics. We’ve had everything from Daredevil, to Avengers, and now we present to you WOLVERINE! Check out the evolution of Wolverine over the years, and let us know which one is your favorite!