A LITTLE BIT ON: THE LAST WEST
During our adventures at Wizard World Philly we ran into Lou Iovino and Evan Young, the creators of the mind-bogglingly complex and awesome graphic novel The Last West. After getting funding for the first volume on Kickstarter, the second volume has surpassed its goal and i for one can’t wait to get my grubby mitts on it.
Watch these two super passionate (and insanely nice) dudes talk about their project, then go pick up the first volume over on Amazon, Comixology, or wherever else you can get comics.

Stay tuned for our review of The Last West Volume 1 coming soon! Spoiler alert: it’s really, really good.

A LITTLE BIT ON: THE LAST WEST

During our adventures at Wizard World Philly we ran into Lou Iovino and Evan Young, the creators of the mind-bogglingly complex and awesome graphic novel The Last West. After getting funding for the first volume on Kickstarter, the second volume has surpassed its goal and i for one can’t wait to get my grubby mitts on it.

Watch these two super passionate (and insanely nice) dudes talk about their project, then go pick up the first volume over on Amazon, Comixology, or wherever else you can get comics.

Stay tuned for our review of The Last West Volume 1 coming soon! Spoiler alert: it’s really, really good.

LATE-ASS COMIC BOOK REVIEWS

Meant to get this video up last week, but life got in the way. Watch us ramble about comics we read in the video below and let us know what you’re reading in the comments!

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PRE-ORDER THE ‘SAGA’ DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER FOR MAD CHEAP
Have you read Saga yet? No? Why not!? Are you some kind of jerk who hates awesome things? It was created by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways), takes place in space, features people with  magic powers, and (as tired as this description of it is) is totally Game of Thrones meets Star Wars.
The Volume One Deluxe Edition Hardcover contains all three of the trade paperbacks currently available - that’s issues #1-18. Not only that, but it will feature all kinds of extras like concept art, script pages, and roundtable discussions with the creators.
This thing is being released on December 2, 2014 for $49.99, but you can currently pre-order it on Amazon for just $34.35.
If you think comic books aren’t for you, or maybe you’ve been looking into getting into comics but don’t know where to start, Saga is pretty much a perfect place to start. Shit, I own the first two trades and every single issue released after them and I’ll still be picking this up! It’s that good!
Go ahead and pre-order it and save some money. You know you want to.

PRE-ORDER THE ‘SAGA’ DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER FOR MAD CHEAP

Have you read Saga yet? No? Why not!? Are you some kind of jerk who hates awesome things? It was created by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways), takes place in space, features people with  magic powers, and (as tired as this description of it is) is totally Game of Thrones meets Star Wars.

The Volume One Deluxe Edition Hardcover contains all three of the trade paperbacks currently available - that’s issues #1-18. Not only that, but it will feature all kinds of extras like concept art, script pages, and roundtable discussions with the creators.

This thing is being released on December 2, 2014 for $49.99, but you can currently pre-order it on Amazon for just $34.35.

If you think comic books aren’t for you, or maybe you’ve been looking into getting into comics but don’t know where to start, Saga is pretty much a perfect place to start. Shit, I own the first two trades and every single issue released after them and I’ll still be picking this up! It’s that good!

Go ahead and pre-order it and save some money. You know you want to.

RAT QUEENS IS GETTING AN ANIMATED SERIES
Guys!!! if you’ve been keeping up with our weekly comic review video series, you know that Rat Queens is one of the greatest comic books on shelves right now. Check out my review of issue #1, then get the trade, then come back to this post and be really excited.
Via Variety:

After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.
The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

Sounds like my ideal D&D campaign.

Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.
Pukeko’s Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. HM’s David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

Okay, this part’s kind of scary because there’s always the chance that it doesn’t get picked up. Who would even air something like this? Adult Swim? Spike? FX? Comedy Central? They’d probably find a better audience if they just went the Bravest Warriors route and put out short episodes on YouTube.
Regardless of what happens, it’s exciting just knowing that at only six issues into the series, people are realizing its potential and have enough faith in it to put it on television.
Any other current creator-owned series you think would make for a good TV show?

RAT QUEENS IS GETTING AN ANIMATED SERIES

Guys!!! if you’ve been keeping up with our weekly comic review video series, you know that Rat Queens is one of the greatest comic books on shelves right now. Check out my review of issue #1, then get the trade, then come back to this post and be really excited.

Via Variety:

After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.

The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.

Sounds like my ideal D&D campaign.

Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks.

Pukeko’s Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto will serve as executive producers on the project, with Heavy Metal’s Jeff Krelitz. HM’s David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior serve as co-executive producers.

Okay, this part’s kind of scary because there’s always the chance that it doesn’t get picked up. Who would even air something like this? Adult Swim? Spike? FX? Comedy Central? They’d probably find a better audience if they just went the Bravest Warriors route and put out short episodes on YouTube.

Regardless of what happens, it’s exciting just knowing that at only six issues into the series, people are realizing its potential and have enough faith in it to put it on television.

Any other current creator-owned series you think would make for a good TV show?

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL MINISERIES COMING
Hawkeye is my single favorite Marvel book being put out at the moment. Deadpool is my least favorite Marvel character of all time in the history of ever. Marvel has decided to torture me with contradicting emotions by putting the two in a six-issue miniseries later this year. The promo pic up top actually looks pretty badass and as a Clint Barton fan, I can’t resist adding this to my pull list.
For more on why Deadpool is doodie, check out Albotas contributor Kevin Cortez’s nail-on-the-head rant about it here.
(via Neatorama)

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL MINISERIES COMING

Hawkeye is my single favorite Marvel book being put out at the moment. Deadpool is my least favorite Marvel character of all time in the history of ever. Marvel has decided to torture me with contradicting emotions by putting the two in a six-issue miniseries later this year. The promo pic up top actually looks pretty badass and as a Clint Barton fan, I can’t resist adding this to my pull list.

For more on why Deadpool is doodie, check out Albotas contributor Kevin Cortez’s nail-on-the-head rant about it here.

(via Neatorama)

DAILY GRAFFITI: NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH EDITION

Canada-based artist Andrew Lamb has plastered over 70 Neighborhood Watch signs with various superheroes. The results look way better than the original signs, but it’s funny because vandalism is illegal. Guess the neighborhood isn’t being watched as closely as those signs would have you believe.

Question: You’re part of your local Neighborhood Watch and you see some joker doing this to signs. Do you bust him or let him go an account of if being awesome?

(CBC va CBR)

CHECK IT: More Geeky Graffiti, The Geek Graffiti Flickr Group

WONDER WOMAN SWIMSUITS FROM PINUP GIRL CLOTHING

Human geeks of the female persuasion might be interested in these Wonder Woman swimsuits available from Pinup Girl Clothing for around $40 - $50. Sadly, none of theme include a golden lasso.

(via Geeks Are Sexy)

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.

WEEKLY COMIC PICKS [5.21.14]

Vagina! Butthole! Cats! THIS EPISODE HAS IT ALL! This week we review Original Sin #2, The Amazing Spider-Man #2, and Saga #19.

Check it out below:

Still working out the kinks in this new weekly series, so feel free to let us know what you think in the comments. Also let us know what you’re reading! We’re always looking for new stuff and we’d like to do a Viewer’s Pick segment in future episodes.

If you haven’t read the amazingness that is Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’s Saga, pick up the first three trades with the links below. It also helps us out so we can keep doing these videos.

PAST EPISODES

IF YOUR CATS HAD X-MEN POWERS

Most of the Internet thinks cats are nothing more than adorable little creatures meant to be laughed and aaaaawwwww'd at in YouTube videos. Few know the real truth: they're bloodthirsty demons prepared to unleash their evil wrath upon anyone who refuses to do their bidding.

Case in point: this video from The Pet Collective showing an accurate and scientific imagining of what it would be like if adorable little kittens had the powers of X-Men such as Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Magneto. Man, cats are dicks.

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

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our butts on YouTube for weekly comic reviews and some secret stuff coming soon. We’ll love you forever for it.

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.

LIVE ACTION ‘BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERES’ INTRO

The intro to Batman: The Animated Series is considered by many to be the greatest animated intro sequence of all time. This live action remake was directed by Tomi Pietil. What do you think, does it hold up to the original?

Relive the good old days with the original intro below along with a behind-the-scenes video of the live action version.

(via Neatorama)

WEEKLY COMICS PICKS - 5.7.2014
If you&#8217;re looking for some new comics to read, check out this video of me rambling about some stuff I read this week. Original Sin #1 takes the third spot this week (I liked issue #0 way more), the debut issue of the creepy serial killer crime thriller Nailbiter takes second, and Rat Queens #6 takes the number one spot for my top pick of the week.
Check out the video below.

Seriously, if you aren&#8217;t reading Rat Queens, you need to handle that business, like, forever ago. Go get the Sass and Sorcery trade paperback for mad cheap to catch up. It collects issues 1-5. I described it as Your Highness meets Girls in the video, but that&#8217;s probably way off. It&#8217;s way more fun than either of those two.
I&#8217;d love to hear what you dudes and dudettes are reading in the comments section. And I mean the REAL comments section of this post, none of that reblog crap where you comment after the blockquotes. Interaction, people!

WEEKLY COMICS PICKS - 5.7.2014

If you’re looking for some new comics to read, check out this video of me rambling about some stuff I read this week. Original Sin #1 takes the third spot this week (I liked issue #0 way more), the debut issue of the creepy serial killer crime thriller Nailbiter takes second, and Rat Queens #6 takes the number one spot for my top pick of the week.

Check out the video below.

Seriously, if you aren’t reading Rat Queens, you need to handle that business, like, forever ago. Go get the Sass and Sorcery trade paperback for mad cheap to catch up. It collects issues 1-5. I described it as Your Highness meets Girls in the video, but that’s probably way off. It’s way more fun than either of those two.

I’d love to hear what you dudes and dudettes are reading in the comments section. And I mean the REAL comments section of this post, none of that reblog crap where you comment after the blockquotes. Interaction, people!

DAILY GRAFFITI: THAT ONE TIME THANOS AND CARNAGE HUNG OUT EDITION
Here&#8217;s a ginormous street art mural of Thanos and Carnage wearing what looks like the robe Rocky wore to the ring. The full piece features the handywork of Merlyn, Kooltaste, Hose, Stom500, Uncle Ho, DarkElixir, Jack El Diablo, and Wise.
Check out a snazzily edited video of the creation of the piece below.

(via Startape)
CHECK IT: More geeky Graffiti on AlbotasSUBMIT: The Albotas Geek Graffiti Flickr group

DAILY GRAFFITI: THAT ONE TIME THANOS AND CARNAGE HUNG OUT EDITION

Here’s a ginormous street art mural of Thanos and Carnage wearing what looks like the robe Rocky wore to the ring. The full piece features the handywork of Merlyn, Kooltaste, Hose, Stom500, Uncle Ho, DarkElixir, Jack El Diablo, and Wise.

Check out a snazzily edited video of the creation of the piece below.

(via Startape)

CHECK IT: More geeky Graffiti on Albotas
SUBMIT: The Albotas Geek Graffiti Flickr group
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