Bento Review: Alice Cooper Volume One: Welcome To My Nightmare

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I’ll give the folks at Comic Bento this much:  they routinely send me stuff I would normally never read.  It hasn’t always been worth it, but it happens.

Which would explain why I’d ever be writing a review for Alice Cooper.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars 50 (Civil War Edition)

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Way back in the middle of July I reviewed Civil War #1.  Six months and 4 issues later I’ll finally look at Civil War #2-5 after the break.  The series was a bit of a mixed bag starting off but unlike many of the Secret Wars series, really finished strong.  It is currently ranked 12th in our nearly completed Secret Wars Power Rankings.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars 48

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It’s like looking into a mirror of insanity as I feel the same way Magneto while trying to finish this up.

No theme to this post, just trying to clue up some odds and ends.  After the cut I will take a look at series final issues: Red Skull #3, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4-5, Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #3-4 and Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #4 

Be sure to check out our latest Secret Wars Power Rankings, which also features links to the other parts of my read through.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Secret Wars XXV

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It’s catch up time.

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I’ve gotten into the habit of grouping what issues I review in themes or complete series.  But sometimes you just have to get stuff off your plate.

After the break I will take a spoiler filled look at X-Tinction Agenda #2, X-Tinction Agenda #3, Squadron Sinister #2, Squadron Sinister #3, Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders #1 and Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders #2.  Those last two actually constitute a complete series.  One of the most polarizing series of the Secret Wars event.

Related links:
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1415, 1617, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

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Podcast Reaction: Thank Your Fellow Geek Edition

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This week on the podcast, there was a lot of talk about box office stuff here and abroad.

Yawn.

Then there was a trivia game about addresses that led me to think Watson and I watched the same cartoons.

But in the middle of that was a Geek Mail from a friend of Watson’s thanking the show and the site for all the recommendations he’s gotten, so I’m gonna do something like that.

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“Maze Runner” Director Moving On To Jotunheim

Not a scene from the source material, which is too bad.
Not a scene from the source material, which is too bad.

So, YA movies are the big thing, and when they do well enough to earn a sequel, or at least the contract that got signed more or less suggests the studio is going to do a sequel anyway, but most likely the former, then sometimes the director will be in demand for other things.

That’s what happened for Maze Runner director Wes Ball, whose been tapped to direct something about the Norse gods.

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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case Files #28: Madame Xanadu

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Look! It’s an iconic hero!  No, it’s not Wonder Woman!

Once upon a time, many moons ago, the Gabbing Geeks held their first Watercooler discussion to talk about iconic characters who hadn’t gotten a movie yet or had one in development.  Jenny, for some reason, chose Madame Xanadu.

Now, I don’t know how Jenny defines “iconic”.  I would define it as a character that is so recognizable that even people outside the fan group recognize the character.  Superman is an iconic hero.  So is Batman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman.  Iron Man probably is thanks to Robert Downey Jr.  Other characters may be recognizable to people who are fans of comics in general, but not necessarily of the character itself.  Aquaman, the Flash, and Captain America probably all fit that group.

But Madame Xanadu?  Well, Jenny had offered to fill in a Misplaced Hero file during my vacation for this character, so Jenny believed that Madame Xanadu is somehow both misplaced and iconic…

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Why Can’t All Comics Have Awesome Motion Covers Like These?

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Yummy, yummy, yummy, I got love in my tummy.

Comics Alliance recently posted their 25 Greatest Animated Comic Book Covers from artists :ABVH, Kerry Callen, Brad Backofen, and Jim Groom.

I picked out a few of my favorites and posted them after the break. Be sure to visit Comics Alliance and the individual artists blogs for more.

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: Sandman – DEATH & DELIRIUM

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Death can be beautiful as you can see by the above cosplay by Dahlia Thomas. And it’s especially beautiful since she is almost a perfect image of Neil Gaiman’s character in Sandman. Not only did Dahlia replicate the mistress of the dark, she also took on Delirium (NSFW), which you can see after the break. Photos by David Love.

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Original Sandman Art: DREAM, DEATH, & THE ENDLESS

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If you haven’t explored the world of Neil Gaiman and his Sandman series which follows the story of Dream and his brothers & sisters (aka The Endless) through a twist of tales and adventures, then you need to stop reading this, and pick that up immediately. Not only is it a stunningly well written comic, but the characters are fascinating. The depth and beauty that each character beholds is hard to explain, but the art featured here by Yien Yip certainly conveys the differences that are described by Gaiman. From left to right we have: Delirium, Death, Destruction, Dream, Destiny, Desire, and Despair. After the break are more of Yien Yip’s “Endless” creations.

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