WEEKLY COMIC REVIEWS 6.11.2014

Here’s our latest video review featuring comics released on Wednesday, June 11 2014. Gonna’ be completely honest, most of this week’s reads were complete caca and garboski with a few gems sprinkled in. Check out the video below to watch us talk smack on the turds and gush over the good stuff.

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Also, this show needs a catchy name. Weekly Comic Picks was dumb since it sounds like we’re recommending top picks, so this week I changed it to Weekly Comic Reviews, but that’s sooooo boooooring. I’m torn between Comic Book Casserole because I thought of it while making a casserole the other day, or Comic Book Real Talk because it has sass and we don’t mess around with silly scores, but that just sounds kind of generic.

Whoever comes up with the best name in the comments section wins a prize.

WEEKLY COMIC PICKS FOR 5-28-2014
Okay, so I’m pretty late in getting this one up. My bad. Life and stuff.
Anyway, this week we talk about Trees #1, Inhuman #2, and Avengers #30. We also do an all new Quick Picks segment featuring C.O.W.L. #1 and Southern Bastards #2.
Check out this week’s (i.e. last week’s) video below.

We got some awesome comic recommendations from you guys on the last episode, so we’ll try and feature at least one in this week’s episode. Which should TOTALLY be up on time this week if I don’t slack like a jerky loser.
In the mean time, go read Matt Fraction’s super ultra amazing Hawkeye. If you think superheroes are dumb, you will love it. If you love superheroes, Hawkeye will become your new favorite. Get the fancy hardcover collecting the first 11 issues HERE or the cheap paperback version with issues 1-5 here.

WEEKLY COMIC PICKS FOR 5-28-2014

Okay, so I’m pretty late in getting this one up. My bad. Life and stuff.

Anyway, this week we talk about Trees #1, Inhuman #2, and Avengers #30. We also do an all new Quick Picks segment featuring C.O.W.L. #1 and Southern Bastards #2.

Check out this week’s (i.e. last week’s) video below.

We got some awesome comic recommendations from you guys on the last episode, so we’ll try and feature at least one in this week’s episode. Which should TOTALLY be up on time this week if I don’t slack like a jerky loser.

In the mean time, go read Matt Fraction’s super ultra amazing Hawkeye. If you think superheroes are dumb, you will love it. If you love superheroes, Hawkeye will become your new favorite. Get the fancy hardcover collecting the first 11 issues HERE or the cheap paperback version with issues 1-5 here.

GIFS FROM OUR LATEST WEEKLY COMIC PICKS VIDEO

We’ve received a few requests for a GIF of YaYa’s Rupee moment from last weeks video (check it!). Here it is along with sad Hawkeye being sad. You’re welcome, weirdos. <3

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WEEKLY COMIC PICKS FOR 5-14-2014
Looking for some fresh new comics to read? Check out our recommendations this week as YaYa and I review our top three picks.
Check out the vid below and don&#8217;t forget to support Albotas by liking the video and subscribing to our YouTube channel.

This week, it&#8217;s all Marvel, baby! We review Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1, All-New Ghost Rider #3, and Secret Avengers #3. Also mentioned in this video is the amazing Hawkeye by written by the absurdly talented Matt Fraction. Go buy the hardcover NOW! If you can&#8217;t afford it, pick up the My Life As A Weapon, Vol. 1 trade which collects issues 1-5, then Little Hits, Vol. 2 which has issues 6-11. As someone who prefers niche indie stuff over superhero stories, I can honestly say everyone should read it.
What did you think of this week&#8217;s picks? Did we miss anything? What are you looking forward to reading next week? We&#8217;d like to do a &#8220;Viewer&#8217;s Choice&#8221; segment in the future where we read comics chosen by YOU, so please let us know!
Until next time.

WEEKLY COMIC PICKS FOR 5-14-2014

Looking for some fresh new comics to read? Check out our recommendations this week as YaYa and I review our top three picks.

Check out the vid below and don’t forget to support Albotas by liking the video and subscribing to our YouTube channel.

This week, it’s all Marvel, baby! We review Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1, All-New Ghost Rider #3, and Secret Avengers #3. Also mentioned in this video is the amazing Hawkeye by written by the absurdly talented Matt Fraction. Go buy the hardcover NOW! If you can’t afford it, pick up the My Life As A Weapon, Vol. 1 trade which collects issues 1-5, then Little Hits, Vol. 2 which has issues 6-11. As someone who prefers niche indie stuff over superhero stories, I can honestly say everyone should read it.

What did you think of this week’s picks? Did we miss anything? What are you looking forward to reading next week? We’d like to do a “Viewer’s Choice” segment in the future where we read comics chosen by YOU, so please let us know!

Until next time.

8-BIT AVENGERS

Here’s a cool little t-shirt design by artist Robert Retiano featuring classic characters that have survived the 8-bit era of gaming as Marvel’s Avengers. There’s Donkey Kong as the Incredible Hulk, Link as Captain America, Mega Man as Iron Man, and Mario as Thor.

What oldschool video game characters would be Black Widow and Hawkeye?

CAPTAIN AMERICA&#8217;S TO-DO LIST
Here&#8217;s a screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier showing Cap&#8217;s to-do list. Poor dude. Frozen for nearly 70 years, there&#8217;s a lot he has to catch up on like Thai food, educating himself on the ups and downs of the Berlin wall, and apparently he&#8217;s unsure about Rocky II.  At least he got Star Wars out of the way.
Sheesh, Steve! You should put buy a smartphone on that list because there&#8217;s totally an app for keeping track of all that stuff. Christ, you could knock that list out in a few days ON a smartphone!
(via imgur)

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST

Here’s a screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier showing Cap’s to-do list. Poor dude. Frozen for nearly 70 years, there’s a lot he has to catch up on like Thai food, educating himself on the ups and downs of the Berlin wall, and apparently he’s unsure about Rocky II.  At least he got Star Wars out of the way.

Sheesh, Steve! You should put buy a smartphone on that list because there’s totally an app for keeping track of all that stuff. Christ, you could knock that list out in a few days ON a smartphone!

(via imgur)

PLAYING WITH HISTORY: 11 ICONIC PHOTOS GET A SUPERHERO REMIX
For his ongoing &#8220;Playing With History&#8221; series, Australian graphic artist Kode Logic takes iconic photos from history and pop culture and blends them with everything from X-Men to Mortal Kombat. Take a look.
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PLAYING WITH HISTORY: 11 ICONIC PHOTOS GET A SUPERHERO REMIX

For his ongoing “Playing With History” series, Australian graphic artist Kode Logic takes iconic photos from history and pop culture and blends them with everything from X-Men to Mortal Kombat. Take a look.

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Loki Will Be Bisexual In Upcoming Marvel Title
Regarding the upcoming Marvel comic Loki: Agent of Asgard, writer Al Ewing posted on his blog &#8220;Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.&#8221;
It pretty much makes sense since the Loki of Norse mythology was a shapeshifting slut who got it on with anyone and anything.
If you listen closely enough, you can hear the sound of millions of undersexed fangirls, fanboys and slash fiction writers squealing with delight. Al Ewing must be completely aware of Tumblr&#8217;s Loki tag. I wonder if he&#8217;s aware of these pervy Loki mousepads.
 

Loki Will Be Bisexual In Upcoming Marvel Title

Regarding the upcoming Marvel comic Loki: Agent of Asgard, writer Al Ewing posted on his blogYes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.”

It pretty much makes sense since the Loki of Norse mythology was a shapeshifting slut who got it on with anyone and anything.

If you listen closely enough, you can hear the sound of millions of undersexed fangirls, fanboys and slash fiction writers squealing with delight. Al Ewing must be completely aware of Tumblr’s Loki tag. I wonder if he’s aware of these pervy Loki mousepads.

 

Avengers Deco Wall Lights

Monsters hiding in closets and under beds don’t stand a chance against these 3D wall art night lights featuring everyone’s favorite Avengers. Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s helmet, Thor’s hammer, and Hulk’s fist are available for purchase from Target.com for just $30 each.

(Source: hiconsumption.com)

Kills Nerdstink Dead: Marvel Superhero Soap
Ever go to a comic convention or wait in line for a midnight movie screening or video game release and think to yourself &#8220;Man! Haven&#8217;t these people ever heard of soap!?&#8221; Now, thanks to Luxury Lane Soap and the power of the internet, if there&#8217;s anyone out there not using soap, they&#8217;ll be smelling fresh to death in no time after one look at these bad boys. Featuring classic superheroes, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and more, these fine soaps smell like a good idea for any occasion.

Kills Nerdstink Dead: Marvel Superhero Soap

Ever go to a comic convention or wait in line for a midnight movie screening or video game release and think to yourself “Man! Haven’t these people ever heard of soap!?” Now, thanks to Luxury Lane Soap and the power of the internet, if there’s anyone out there not using soap, they’ll be smelling fresh to death in no time after one look at these bad boys. Featuring classic superheroes, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and more, these fine soaps smell like a good idea for any occasion.

(Source: hiconsumption.com)

Daily Graffiti

Here’s a heaping buttload of Avengers graffiti spotted in New Jersey by markchevy. That photorealistic Iron Man and Captain America piece is all kinds of legit and holy hot damn the lettering on the Thor one! Skills.

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An Infinite Punch to My Wallet: Thoughts on &#8216;Infinity&#8217; #1
Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy and Hawkeye, I haven&#8217;t subscribed to a Marvel comic book, ever. Now, I&#8217;ve read plenty and I&#8217;m a big collector of old backissues, but most Marvel comics don&#8217;t appeal much to me. The vast universe of Marvel characters and heroes are just too expansive, and it&#8217;s too much cash to maintain watching my favorite heroes duke it out with my favorite villains on a regular basis, especially if those battles are insignificant and just filler for major stuff, so I consistently pay attention to huge crossovers and events that actually effect continuity.
So here comes Infinity, Mavel's big huge crossover event that's been hyped since February saw Free Comic Book Day. The massive crossover is supposed to involve the entire Marvel universe and revolves around one of my favorite Marvel characters, Thanos, and his attack on Earth.
Infinity finally debuted yesterday and I visited my local comic book shop to spend $4.99 on this lengthy(ish) comic. While I found it entertaining, here&#8217;s some thoughts on the comic as a whole:
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Thoughts.
$4.99 for the issues of the six-issue mini-series. $30, but not including the New Avengers/Avengers tie-ins. The Infinity checklist in the back of the first issue says the main story will tie-in with six issues of the Avengers and three from New Avengers. That&#8217;s $80+ of following this story, overall. As much as I&#8217;d like to, I just can&#8217;t do that.
There&#8217;s also 15+ other titles this mini-series will (or should fully) tie-in with, such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, Nova, and Fearless Defenders. Again, as much as I&#8217;d like to, fuck no, that&#8217;s too much money.
The first issue&#8217;s story by Hickman was terrific. Over the span of 48-pages, the story unfolded two separate point of views: those Avengers who will fight The Builders, and the side from Thanos' minions and their diabolical plans to invade Earth.
I don&#8217;t know who The Builders are.
I don&#8217;t understand what the Illuminati were doing in the beginning of the comic book, but it&#8217;s pretty clear I should have been reading the prologue story-arcs that premiered beforehand. Upsetting I have to look this up&#8230;
If this affects the entire Marvel universe and Earth as a whole, why are there a handful of X-Men and other heroes featured in this single issue if the event really only revolves around the Avengers?
Why the fuck is Hawkeye involved with such a grand plot and what is he going to do against a galactic threat when he&#8217;s currently too busy kicking Russian mafia ass in his own solo title?
I don&#8217;t know who the Spaceknights are, but their role in this story didn&#8217;t throw me off.
I really loved seeing the Inhumans and Black Bolt being a huge part of this plot unfolding.
On the opposite end, when the Inhumans weren&#8217;t featured, the Avengers were, and they were really only shown being confused as to what was happening a majority of the comic.
The Outrider and most of Thanos' dark minions were enjoyable to read and see presented.
I don&#8217;t know who Captain Universe is.
What is Captain America going to do in space that Iron Man can&#8217;t do better? Why would you send Captain America into space to fight a galactic threat?
I don&#8217;t know who Ex Nihilo is.
Jim Cheung drawing Thanos smiling is creepy, dark, and absolutely sent chills down my spine in excitement for the next issue.
I don&#8217;t know who Smasher is.
Cheung designing the alien creatures and otherworldly beings also were top-notch.
 I really hope I know what&#8217;s going on by issue #2.
The first issue needs to set up a LOT of opportunities for many other backstories involving other characters, but it needs to be more concise as a main series. The main series teased enough for me to become excited, but I don&#8217;t think I&#8217;d ever want to follow the other tie-ins. As a kick-off to a major event involving multiple characters, titles, and perhaps continuity Infinity #1 has a lot of its plate. It introduced a setup, though I&#8217;m not quite sure the direction it&#8217;s headed in currently. Surely though, this should all make more sense by the next issue&#8230;right?
Shouts to Reddit user julia-sets for this awesome post to get me up to speed for Infinity and pretty much reminding me how dumb I am for trying to get into this crossover event without reading Avengers first.

An Infinite Punch to My Wallet: Thoughts on ‘Infinity’ #1

Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy and HawkeyeI haven’t subscribed to a Marvel comic book, ever. Now, I’ve read plenty and I’m a big collector of old backissues, but most Marvel comics don’t appeal much to me. The vast universe of Marvel characters and heroes are just too expansive, and it’s too much cash to maintain watching my favorite heroes duke it out with my favorite villains on a regular basis, especially if those battles are insignificant and just filler for major stuff, so I consistently pay attention to huge crossovers and events that actually effect continuity.

So here comes Infinity, Mavel's big huge crossover event that's been hyped since February saw Free Comic Book Day. The massive crossover is supposed to involve the entire Marvel universe and revolves around one of my favorite Marvel characters, Thanos, and his attack on Earth.

Infinity finally debuted yesterday and I visited my local comic book shop to spend $4.99 on this lengthy(ish) comic. While I found it entertaining, here’s some thoughts on the comic as a whole:

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Avengers Sex Toys

I’m surprised it took someone this long to make these.

via sarmai:

Dear geek girls, today I made something special for you.
Let me know if you like the idea!

The Avengers - 6 pieces of pleasure

Captain America - silicon vibrator
Iron Man - twin motor vibrator
Thor - electrical stimulator
Hawkeye - G-spot vibrator
Black Widow - discreet clitoral stimulator
Hulk - 12” silicone dildo

Hulk smash.

ArtBits

  1. "Gumballs" - Adventure Time piece by David Mayzis
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog poster by Mario Escobito for Poster Punch.
  3. Glittery Adventure Time poster by Luciaa Soto.
  4. Avengers posters by Cookies and Milk Design.
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  8. Game Heroes by Andrew Hiro-Hideki.
  9. Son Goku by MZ09.
  10. BioShock Infinite, Saturday Evening Post style by Rodrigo Sanches done entirely in colored pencils and watercolors!

This ‘Avengers’ Playroom Concept Is Glorious

Although this concept room by [Q]ATRO Design meant as a room for kids, I’m sure a good deal of adults wouldn’t mind having a room like this in their home. All it needs it a decent couch, a mini fridge, some consoles, and possibly even Scarlet Johansson in her Black Widow outfit and I’d never, ever leave.

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