Month: November 2012

Ludicrous Speed Reviews 11/28/12 – By Aaron Meyers: King of Ask A Nerd

FF #1 (Marvel) I’m a big fan of Mike Allred’ art, Laura Allred’s coloring & a lot of Matt Fraction’s writing. This isn’t Hickman’s FF, it’s something different. It looks awesome, was a really fun read. I wasn’t disappointed at all. Rating: BUY IT Witch Doctor Malpractice #1 (Image) Witch Doctor is so good! If you didn’t read the first series, get the trade. You can pick this up while you’re at it too; helps to have read the first series but you can start here too. Rating: BUY IT Talon #2 (DC) I’m really enjoying this series. It’s different than any of the other DC books right now, the character is compelling and the story feels like it has weight to it. Art is fantastic too. You can start reading here and not be lost. Rating: BUY IT Ghost #2 (Dark Horse) I gave this book one last issue before I made my decision, but I won’t be sticking with it. While there isn’t anything wrong with it, it doesn’t work for me. Noto’s art is great, but stiff and there is a lot of action in this book so it doesn’t feel right. The writing is solid but the characters don’t feel complete a lot of times. Rating: SKIM IT  My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #1 (IDW) I’ve seen every episode of the TV show at...

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Girl Meets Nerd: History 101

Rumor has it, that a certain Two-Headed Nerd host promised you all I would be playing the new Assassin’s Creed this weekend. Well, sorry he spreads such false rumors. Next time he should check with me first to see if I have time to do so (editor’s note* She had plenty of time). I just was so busy cuddling with my pugs this Thanksgiving weekend. But, don’t worry, it’ll happen. You see my husband is very excited that I actually have some interest in the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. I’m not really a fan of the last two, I mean how many times does one need to perch themselves on the ledge of a building? Anyhow, the only reason I am interested in this new game is because takes place during the Revolutionary War. I love history (fun fact about me), and especially really enjoy this period. I was even giddy when Ben Franklin and Sam Adams (delicious beer) both made appearances! This leads me to what this week’s blog is actually about. A movie filled with this same history that airs on TV all year long and it’s a great Thanksgiving family film. What masterpiece am I referring to? Why, NATIONAL TREASURE of course, starring Nicolas Cage as Ben Gates, Treasure Hunter (technically aren’t treasure hunters pirates?  I mean both have the same end game,...

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THN Answer of the Week 11/25/12

Welcome back to the Answer of the Week audio blog, where Matt and I give our answers to the THN Question of the Week! As always, you guys knocked it out of the park with a huge batch of great responses. We like to read as many of your answers on the show, so we’ve banished our completely unedited and uncensored opinions to this feature! Clicking the link should allow you to play the Answer of the Week in your browser. If you want to download it for later, simply right click on the link and select “save link as…” This week’s question: What is your favorite comic book robot? CLICK HERE –> THN Answer of the Week...

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Gems in the Bin: The Legend of Aquaman

The Legend of Aquaman (1989) Publisher: DC Comics Writers: Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Flemming Pencils: Curt Swan Gems in the Bin is a weekly column where I select a comic book from the $.25 bin at Fanfare Sports and Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan for review. Will I strike gold or will I pay too much for an awful comic that should have been shredded? I’m enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with family in Ohio, so I’ve decided to share another 2006 $.25 comic from the bin review I did for Erasing Clouds. Get ready for the 1989 DC classic, The Legend of Aquaman. When I pulled this comic book out of the bin, I was tempted to put it back because it was Aquaman. Yes, Aquaman is the Rodney Dangerfield of the comic book universe because there is definitely a lack of respect for our sea-loving adventurer. The hero of Atlantis and friend to all ocean dwelling creatures has undergone various changes at the hands of DC Comics to make him more of a tough-guy than an underwater Dr. Doolittle. The Legend of Aquaman is a good starting point for those interested in the history of Aquaman. This story by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, chronicles the early life of Aquaman, an outcast from Atlantis, and his upbringing by a human named Arthur Curry. From there, Aquaman returns...

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