Steve Rogers awakes sweating with distress pouring from his face. He has had a nightmare of days gone by, on a battlefield he understood and belonged to. He dreamt of fighting once again with Bucky by his side, but this dream ends differently, once the Nazi’s are all taken down, Bucky lies injured and in pain. He bids Steve farewell and slowly passes to a permanent sleep while Cap screams his name in the smoke and blood of the battleground.
When we last left Deadpool he was face down with half a face, courtesy of Abe Lincoln. Luckily for Pool, he has some unlikely friends and one of them comes to his aid…Ben Franklin?! Have I missed issues? Was there a 90’s Franklin/Deadpool teamup I haven’t heard about? Together Ben Franklin and Deadpool try and stop the reanimated corpses of the former founding fathers and may need some help from a certain Sorcerer Supreme.
A few months ago while I was looking over upcoming releases I made a speculative mental note to pick up the first issue of a mini-series loosely based on my favourite Marvel character. Not that I was expecting much you understand. The title sat low on my reading stack the following week and so I was not prepared for what was coming when I half-heartedly peeled back the cover to Space: Punisher #1.
Rick Remender promised he was going to change things up with Captain America and he has, this isn’t your father’s Super Solider. Although Remender is taking Captain America in a different direction theme wise, he is still the same character wise. The contrast in setting leads for a fantastic read as we see Cap in more of a sci-fi story as he travels through time itself.
Our challenge this time round, as part of Oni week here on Inter-comics, was to take a character published by Oni and within a 10 minute time limit do the best possible sketch! Twitter exploded with chatter with both new and veteran participants excited for the challenge, here’s what they all did, vote for your favourite:
Let’s be REAL! There are many names who work at Oni and I’m not talking creators, I’m talking about the people who orchestrate the symphony of pure comicmarket glory – that we know as Oni Press – the creator owned powerhouse of the WORLD. This is just another one of those awesome things about Oni… Always about sharing prosperity.
Now, I would hazard to guess that most people, like myself, first heard of the character, when they were BLOWN away by the first trailer to the awesomely amazing movie that came out. My jaw hit the floor, video games had never had a good rep being converted into movies and here was this, from out of no where, perfectly formed and capturing the very essence of videogames anyone who grew up in the 16 bit era could relate to …
The Sixth Gun tells the story of six pistols with otherworldly powers. One of these guns (the most dangerous) surfaces years later in the hands of an innocent girl. The forces of darkness reawaken and along with them come men long thought dead who have set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. The only person standing in their way is Drake Sinclair, a mysterious gunfighter.
ONI PRESS #1’s on Comixology! First things first, here’s the link to the Oni Press section on Comixology. Now I’m going to list my Top Ten free comics and give you a quick sentence or two about each book. To help you get those books downloaded and into your brain! OKAY, HERE WE GO!!!
If you did a random survey on a street asking “Do you know what Oni Press is?”, chances are, the majority of the people wouldn’t know what you’re talking about (unless you live in a very cool neighbourhood). But if you said “DC Comics” or “Marvel”, chances are, the majority of people would know what you’re talking about (unless you live in a very uncool neighbourhood). But therein lies the beauty and purity of the idea behind Oni Press.
Batman and the Joker are one of the greatest all time superhero villain combinations. Their names are etched in comic folklore stone. Where do you begin to explain how they work and why they work so well with each other? There are books written on the matter and there are countless works of comics, cartoons and films depicting the subject. Put simply, Bruce took on a persona to instil fear into the villains of Gotham and the Joker is Gotham underworld’s response to Batman.
Drunk on comics is a podcast about comics, conventions, and all other things nerdy. The show stars Derek, Tony, Kevin, and Matt. In the “off the shelf” section of the show, the guys review all the biggest comics releases of the week. Each member of the team takes their own pick of the week, and tells you all about it. All these guys absolutely know their stuff, and you can really hear the passion and the inner fan coming through.
As we are all well aware, September was DC Comic’s Zero Month. It makes sense to me, therefore, that the beginning of my reviews here should be the start (chronologically speaking) of one of my favourite New 52 titles, The Flash. The Flash #0 opens with a question; “Why are you here, Barry?”. It’s a good question, both in context of the story being told, and in a wider sense.
Being a huge fan of Deadpool and a big fan of Daniel Way’s Deadpool run; I was very exciting going into this series. The big problem when you get a character like Deadpool, is balancing the humor and action. We often get very different approaches and interpretations of the character (Daniel Way and Rick Remender) and that may confuse some readers.
Marvel NOW! kicks off it’s first week with a relaunch for one of the cornerstones of the Marvel Universe, Iron Man. What’s interesting about this series is that we are not seeing the same old Tony Stark (though he is still very much the playboy type he always has been) but we are seeing a Tony that is beginning to question his role in this Universe.