Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Making a comic themed blog is harder than I thought

When I started this blog, I thought about all the cool, funny, and interesting ideas for content I had to keep it going. However, I quickly realized that I didn't actual have any ideas for content, so for the time being this blog is on hiatus.

However, you can still check out my torrent blog at it new address at comicpirate.baywords.com.
Hosted by The Pirate Bay, I now have nothing to fear from DMCA, so The Comic Pirate is back in full swing. Be sure to check it out.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Reviews 3-22-08

Marvel:
  • Amazing Spider-Man 553 5/10
  • Captain America 036 9.5/10
  • The Order 09 9/10
  • Incredible Hercules 115 9.5/10 Best of the Week If you ever wanted to learn the definition of awesome, this comic will give you a pretty good one. Starting out with Amadeus Cho and Herc stealing a SHIELD helicarrier designed specifically for fighting Godzilla, the issue quickly works it's way around to Ares and Hercules fighting on said helicarrier by pulling missiles out of the sky and throwing them at each other. The fight is so intense that I literally went a few pages without realizing that I forgot to read the word balloons. That'd be enough for most comics, but the issue also squeezes in a tie in to Secret Invasion, a look at Herc's mythological history, a genuinely touching moment, and a giant explosion. Believe me, this issue is so good that I'm a little tempted to drop the series because there's no way it can get better than this (but only a little).
  • World War Hulk Aftersmash - Warbound 04 8/10
  • Thor 07 8/10
  • Ghost Rider 021 8/10
  • Immortal Iron Fist 013 8.5/10

DC:
  • Salvation Run 05 8/10
  • Gotham Underground 06 8.5/10
  • Suicide Squad 07 8.5/10
  • Brave and the Bold 011 9/10
  • Countdown 06 7/10
  • Catwoman 077 8/10
  • Checkmate 024 9/10
  • Birds of Prey 116 8.5/10
  • Shadowpact 023 8.5/10

Other:
  • Walking Dead 047 9/10
  • Madman Atomic Comics 07 7.5/10
  • The Astounding Wolf-Man 05 7.5/10
  • Gen13 018 7.5/10
  • Fables 071 9/10

Comic Headlines 3-22-08

Friday, March 21, 2008

Review: Wolverine Origins 023

I haven't really read this series in a while because, well, Michael Bay Daniel Way is a horrible writer, but since Way's been chosen to write the new series for Deadpool who guest stars in this issue, I wanted to see what was in store for my favorite Merc with a Mouth. What I got, despite a few chuckles, was pretty much I expected. Deadpool, who spends most of the issue joking about his missing fingers, comes off completely unfunny, more insane than usual, and quite frankly out of character, or in other words, poorly written. I'm sad to say it, but even for a character created by Rob Liefeld, this might be Deadpool's darkest hour.

Wolverine Origins 023 gets (if anything, a generous) 5 out 10.