Monday, April 04, 2011
Comic Shoppe Broadcasts Tues at 7pm eastern: Discussing Stargate U's Last Stand, Blue Beetle & Booster on Smallville, Walking Dead, Xmen Anime & More!
Don't forget to check out the latest episode of The Comic Shoppe show airing tomorrow at 7pm! Stop by and listen to Dburt, Daryll B and Captain Kirk muse on the following topics: Stargate: Universe is coming to a close after only two seasons and the series' writers are partly blaming Stargate fans; pictures of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold's upcoming appearance have reached the internet and can we say the power Rangers want their uniforms back!; impressions of the latest issue of the Walking Dead (the comic, folks!); Marvel Anime...the X-men, specifically aired in Japan this past Friday; San Francisco's WonderCon news and our favorite comic book/graphic novel reads from the previous weeks. Feel free to call us live at-646-915-9620 or via email/IMfirstname.lastname@example.org. Imperius rex, folks!
Afronerd Radio Presents The Comic Shoppe!
And last but not least, take a gander at the latest blog entry form the one and only, Daryll B:
Here we go AfroNerd readers for yet another journey into the breach.....
1. Once again, forget everything we debated last episode:
2. Nostalgia Fans, this one is for you:
3. This gets announced on April 1st and once again people jump to conclusions. However, Laura Hudson says Image Reps say it isn't a hoax:
4. Jill Pantozzi over at Newsarama gives an even handed review of Sucker Punch and finds a way that it could have been better....(I personally would have gagged Snyder the INSTANT he said that S.P. was a movie about female empowerment, then proceeded to have the "dream" women fight in school girl uniforms. This being "female empowerment" and all..*groan*):
5. Troy Brownfield kicks off an interesting series of articles revolving around film franchises:
6. Also he continues his retrospective on cartoon that have yet to be collected:
7. Augie De Blieck Jr. over at CBR gives a review of the latest Modern Masters book spotlighting Jeff Smith:
8. I have recommended this in the past but for great, inventive art, check out The Line is Drawn at CBR. This week is a superhero/Oscar movie mash-up:
Okies, it is time for my reclamation project and since it is the remnants of Wrestlemania week for yours truly, I am inspired to take on a heavyweight of comics: The X-Men
Hear me out on this one: Yes, X-Men remain a moneymaking franchise in the land of Marvel and the mutants are among the most recognizable heroes in the world. However, it can't be denied that the universe has seen better days and hopefully these 5 ideas would help:
1. Defined, genre specific comics: Sure the X-Men and their related characters have an abundance of titles but off-hand can you tell me which book you would point an action/adventure fan to? How about a kid friendly title for a parent to give their kids who saw the characters on TV? This inaccessibility is something we talk about on the show all the time and no other universe is more at fault than the X-Men.
2. Stop the overuse of certain characters: Wolverine, Deadpool, QUICK! Can you name the X-books in which they DIDN'T appear within the last year? 'nuff said. Overuse equals a confused, watered down product.
3. Similar to what I said about the Teen Titans, can we give them time for some world building and avoid the crossovers? QUICK! What are the big threats to the X-Men? Who are their enemies? Allies? Do we ever care anymore?
4. Connected to the last point, I know people love "bad guys/gals" but come on now... if you make all the villains a part of the X-Men, who is left to fight? Then if you do switch a character's allegiances, make sure other writers and editors know so there aren't 2-3 versions of the same character running around the universe. Magneto, Mystique, and Juggernaut among others all fall into this trap.
5. Finally, space out the shipping schedule Marvel. Seemingly, comic book fans go 2-3 weeks without an x-book of any type. Then get 6-10 X-related titles coming out at the same time which hurts the shoppers' wallets. Not cool Marvel....
Okies, I'm tuckered out...Enjoy the week AfroNerd readers and until next time, Keep Fantasizing!
Posted by desmond burton at 11:05 PM