Saturday, June 7, 2014
I went to a comic shop today for the first time I had never been to that I heard had a really big discount back issue collection. I found this for only 50 cents. Without knowing what issue it came from some years ago I featured some of the clip art from this action packed issue
With any luck I'll get a chance to read it by the of the weekend and get back to you all with what i thought of it. Same goes for the copy of Checkmate #1 (Vol. 1) which I also found for just 50 cents. I've talked a little bit about that issue in the past as well but I've never read it
I also found Suicide Squad Annual #1 which I used to have many many years ago but I ended up ditching it cuz quite frankly it kinda sucked. I'm hoping if I give it another read this time around I'll get something more out of it. Can't say the same for War of The Gods #3 which I found on the cheap at the Big WOW con last month. I used to have that one too and despite it's direct Suicide Squad tie-in it was as boring of a read now as it was back then. I actually talked about that here not that long ago
Got a quick update here. I also picked up some more issues on the cheap from the JSA vs Kobra mini-series. Truth be told I've never been much of a JSA fan but in spite of that this series is pretty damn good and the art work is superb. It just acts as another reminder of how the DC relaunch sucks with crap like their Kobra knock off concept, Basilisk. Just writing that word acts like an irritant.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
On the DC end of this weekend's con in San Jose I'm hoping to get a chance to have a few words with Greg Rucka. In a way Rucka is almost as synonymous with The Suicide Squad as John Ostrander thanks to his work on Checkmate (volume 2) and on the OMAC Project story line. But in general I've always loved how his writing interweaves history and contemporary geo-politics into his stories which always gave his writing a very "real" feel for me. Needless to say I'll be sure to mention if I get a chance to talk to him is that the New52 Squad title would be way better if he were writing it. As it turns out Rucka was born in San Francisco and grew in the Monterey area which is about a two hour drive south. Ironically San Jose is pretty much at the half way point between the two regions.
By the way at the end of this review for #29 the reviewer mentions that the series is getting cancelled. I found out that #30 is the final issue and a long over due mercy killing for this series but I also found out that it will be relaunched YET AGAIN (volume 2) as "The New Suicide Squad". Ever heard that term "meet the new boss, same as the old boss"?
Sunday, May 11, 2014
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Friday, April 18, 2014
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Needless to say there's a number of other Squad favorites that I would like to see here but if the writing is good this could still work out well. As soon as I can find a copy I'll no doubt post a review. Rather at a Big Box store or like a used record/DVD/CD store I've always been able to get these movies for between $10 - $15 but I'm willing to pay a little more for this one just to find out if it's any good. Again thanks for the heads up on this let me return the favor by sharing something Suicide Squad related that's kinda cool too http://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2014/03/bronze-tiger-vixen-and-black-panther.html
Friday, March 28, 2014
Just found this awesome piece by chance from an artist who also hates the skinny Waller and has stated that she refuses to ever draw her that way . . .
Also, you can see more fan art that's popped up this year for The Wall by doing an Amanda Waller key word search on deviant art. It's kinda funny you can always get an idea about how old someone is by finding out what turned em on to this character I've been coming across more and more people who discovered Waller from the Justice League Unlimited cartoon or from some kind of DC online gaming media. Suffice it to say those fans are usually much younger then the old school Waller fans who discovered her back during the Legends mini-series and the Ostrander Squad era.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
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John Ostrander (March 16, 2014)
Special thanks to K.oT. for bringing this to my attention. For the the entire article
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I have to admit that was a pretty good line. Alright let's give it a second look what the Hell day and time does this show come on?
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The attack commences later in the issue and concludes as the island under goes some sort of earthquake which cuts short the battle. War of the Gods 3 doesn't have a whole lot of Suicide Squad action in it despite them being pretty prominently represented on the cover art but it does include more Squad casualties. Here's the total body count from a posting a while back compliments of Siskoids Blog of Geekery