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Rose #4

Rose #4

Rose #4

Writer: Meredith Finch

Artist: Ig Guara

Publisher: Image Comics

 

 

 

 

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It is Meredith’s world, and we are just living in it.

It is Meredith’s world, and we are just living in it.

When we spoke with Meredith Finch on the We Be Geeks podcast, it was just before her new project for Image Comics called Rose came out. We are now two issues in. With issue 2 having released on May 17th. When we spoke to Meredith about the new project, one of the things she was most excited about was Rose being her own character, and the setting was the world that she had created. She had just come off a great run on Wonder Woman, and with the history that comes with such a historic character, she was excited to be able to stretch her legs on her own creation. Stretch her legs she has. It’s Meredith’s world, and we’re just living in it. Her co-conspirator on this venture is artist Ig Guara, whose art fits this fantasy story so well. One of my favorite aspects of his art is his facial expressions. He makes Rose look fierce, and feminine at the same time.

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The Redemption of Tim Drake

The most misused character of the DC’s New 52 was Tim Drake. He went from being a worthy successor to the Bat Cowl, and having his own series, to being kind of a side note in the Teen Titans comics. This has all changed for the better in two different comics that came out last week. We have Teens Titans #23 and Batman: Detective Comics #939. Both were released on August 24th. Let’s start with Teen Titans #23.

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DC’s Rebirth means hope

In September of 2011 DC comics editorial decided to re-vamp their comic line following the event of the Flashpoint mini-series. The timeline was ripped apart due to Barry Allen, The Flash going back in time and saving his mother. Hence the system wide re-boot. Heroes that we had grown up with were changed, or deleted all together. These heroes were grittier and darker than what we had known before. Superman even spent months with a t-shirt and jeans as a uniform. Oh yeah, he had also lost his powers as well. We also had Jim Gordon masquerading as Batman in a robotic bunny looking suit. Needless to say these changes rubbed longtime comic collectors the wrong way.

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Motor City Comic Con 2016. The Nerd Returns Home

This past weekend more than 50,000 geeks descended on the Suburban Showcase and Collection in Novi this past weekend for the annual Motor City Comic Con. It was a bittersweet even with the untimely passing of two of its scheduled guests. Forii WWE superstar Chyna, and seminal artist Darwin Cooke.

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Interview with Jennifer Nangle

geek happeningsGeek Happenings episode 2 is up. I get to talk with Jennifer Nangle about her upcoming horror short Demonic Attachment, Guides web series, and the trials and tribulations of filmmaking. Best Thumbnail ever.

 

 

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Interview with Joe Eisma

eekYou cageek happeningsThis past weekend thousands of pop culture fans converged on the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Michigan, for the Motor City Comic Con. There were hundreds of media guests, comic professionals, and vendors crammed into the convention center. I was lucky enough to get a few moments to chat with Joe Eisma, the interior artist and co-creator of the smash hit from Image, Morning Glories. It is described by Nick Spencer as “Runaways Meets Lost.” We talk Marvel, DC, and of course Morning Glories. We talk the pros of working on a creator owned books, and the good and bad of social media. Here is how it went.

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Convergence

geek happeningsThe next big thing firing up the internet this month is the launch of DC’s big crossover series Convergence. A lot of the comic folks I hang out with are pretty much scoffing at it due to the lack of A-list talent on the tie-ins. Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, or Mark Waid are nowhere to be found. Instead we have writers like Sean Parsons, Frank Tieri, and Tom Peyer. Not exactly household names. There are a couple A list writers like Gail Simone and Dan Jurgens. The art department is made up pretty much of unheard of folks as well. Despite all this, I am excited about it.   More

Amazing Spider-Man #17

geek happeningsI think I am one of the few people that has not hated Dan Slott’s run on Superior Spider-Man, and I am really enjoying his and Humberto Ramos’s run on Amazing Spider-Man. Issue #17 is no exception. Peter has always been down on his luck and the type of person that if something can go wrong it will. With the introduction of his company Parker Industries this increases his odds for something going wrong exponentially. I am really glad that they let Peter Parker finally grow up and get rid of his photography gig and let him stretch his scientific muscles. This opens the door to a different types of storylines. This is not your father’s Spidey. More

Nova Annual #1

geek happeningsNova has been one of the big surprises to come out of Marvel’s newer series. I was a fan of Richard Ryder as Nova for a long time. I was not sure how somebody could fill his shoes. I was very pleasantly surprised with the release of Nova #1 and have been following the adventures of 15 year old Sam Alexander’s run as Nova. Nova Annual 1 is no exception. Guest starring the Hulk\Doc Green, makes it even better. The Hulk is another of my favorite characters.

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