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Monday, June 25, 2012

Before Watchmen~Comedian #1 of 6 (DC)

"Oh. Hi, Jackie. Yeah, I needed a drink. Your boys, they play hard."~Edward Blake / Comedian

writer: Brian Azzarello
artist: J.G. Jones
color: Alex Sinclair
letters: Clem Robins
cover artist: J.G. Jones (shown)
variant covers: Eduardo Risso, Jim Lee with Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair
asst. editor: Camilla Zhang
assoc. editor: Mark Doyle
editor: Will Dennis
(Watchmen created by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons)

Kara's Comic for Comic Book Week June 20th, 2012 is "Smile"............the ist ish of Comedian in the "Beyond Watchmen" series.

Like I said last week about the Silk Spectre I know that this whole series is sooooo controversial but omg it is soooooooooooo good!!!!!!! 8)

J.G. Jones is a fabulous artist & I ed his art work in Final Crisis & the covers of 52 & his ultra realistic versions of real people like Jackie O & JFK & all of his brothers & Marilyn Monroe are incredible! But the star of this ish is Mister Azzarello! I did not expect to enjoy Edward Blake since I am not a fan of violent characters such as the Punisher or Lobo but as Alan Moore did in the original Watchmen Brian Azzarello adds more depth to his character as he is intertwined in the lives of all of the real people that I have mentioned.................through 2 very important events in their lives...............*hint!hint!* & then we also learn may be why Edward sees Moloch The Mystic as some thing of a friend in Watchmen it!

I am even content to see Jackie O portrayed as a bit of the "b" word.............I did not like it & almost deducted points for this but I think that Mister Azzarello deserves very much credit to portray a real person in a very aggressive light! But I hope that some where in this series he sees fit to portray a woman in a favorable light...............this is my 1 warning! `;\

Again I feel badly for Mister Moore but I think that as Mister Gibbons seems to have made peace that this just starts to be more & more just a story that Alan Moore really feels no more attachment to these characters & has grown apart from them................sad but...............omg! These stories have all been soooooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!! 80

RATING: 10 buttons out of 10!!!!!!!!

3 more posts until #100!!!!!!! ツ*

Monday, June 18, 2012

ツ❀ Spring Spectacular 2! ❀ツ

Hey guys! Kara's Comic for Comic Book Week June 13th, 2012 is........................a whole buncha comix! lol! ;)))

Before Watchmen~Silk Spectre #1 (DC)
(Darwyn Cooke & Amanda Conner)

I know that every story about Before Watchmen has become very controversial................but Darwyn Cooke is soooooooo amazing! & Darwyn's work is absolutely the 2nd most important part of this story with Amanda Conner's fabulous & fun art work!!!!!!!!

Of all of the great Alan Moore's & Dave Gibbons' characters Laurie Jupiter was probably the least memorable but this ish completely reverses that!!!!! 

10 out of 10!!!!!!!!
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The Shade #9 of 12 (DC)
(James Robinson & Frazer Irving)

I think that this may be my fav ish so far of this limited series..............& I have said over & over again that this must be an on going series!

Richard Swift is clearly Mister Robinson's character but like Silk Spectre the art work by Frazer Irving steals the book!!!!!!! It is dark & stark & incredible!!! 

½ out of 10!!!!!!
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Batman #10 (DC)
(Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion)

I have read a couple of reviews of this ish saying that the big surprise that impacts all of Bruce Wayne's history was very disappointing & that  Mister Snyder must have a better plan in place.............but I totally disagree!!!!!!! The way the story pieced together the mystery to tie the Court Of Owls to another owl in Batman's history was fabulous! Mister Syder can do no wrong for me & Greg Capullo's art work is only the wonder fully creamy frosting on the ice cream cake! lol! X)))

9 out of 10!!!!!
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Batgirl #10 (DC)
(Gail Simone & Alitha Martinez & Vicente Cifuentes)

Like Mister Snyder..............I  Gail Simone & she can do no wrong! I  Babs Gordon! & although I do not know all of her work Alitha Martinez has been fabulous! So yah this ish was almost perfect! I would have rated it above Batman if Batman did not have a little bit of some thing special in that particular ish...............but Babs' helping out the criminal in this ish made me cry a little!

*sniff!* but I still miss Oracle! :(

9 out of 10!!!!! :)
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #10 (Dark Horse)
(Andrew Chambliss & Scott Allie & Cliff Richards & Andy Owens & Joss Whedon)

I thought that this was a more fun end to the robot Buffy story than I expected! Not my fav ish of season 9 Buffy but I enjoyed the story & art & characters...............& okay I have been catching up on old Buffy episodes & I now have a little crush on Spike! ;9

Only 8 out of 10 but Mister Whedon can wipe his tears with "Avengers" money!!!! lol! ;))
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Incorruptible #30 (Boom!)
(Mark Waid & Damian Couceiro)

I think that I have actually liked this series more that the Irredeemable series from which it was spun...........& though the final ish was fun & I will miss it............it was a bit of a let down from how excellent the final ish of Irredeemable was. But Mister Waid does a fabulous job of bringing all of the arcs to an end & saying a satisfying good bye! :')

½ out of 10!!!
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Avengers Assemble #4 (Marvel)
(Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley & Danny Miki & Paul Mounts)

I enjoyed this ish! I very much enjoyed Mark Bagley's art work! & the story was very good............if you read the cover you will know that the Avengers fight Thanos...............but why does Thor say that he is "Prince Of Asgardia"? What is Asgardia? & why would an alien as powerful as Thanos know sooooo much about a human spy with out any powers? & is this story part of the movie continuity or Marvel continuity? & why do ½ of the characters know a lot about Thanos½ do not?

I am confused! :S

6 out of 10!
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Spider-Men #1 of 5 (Marvel)
(Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli & Justin Ponsor)

I wanted to like this ish & may be if I had not read Mister Bendis Avengers Assembled 1st then it would not have bothered me that Peter says Mysterio was a special effect. & New York is the biggest city in the world. & how can Peter not recognize the differences between a New York on his world & 1 that was flooded & is currently being invaded by 2 races of super humans? But Ms. Pichelli's art work is very prettie!

I still feel badly that I seem to keep rating Marvel comix so poorly! :(

6 out of 10!
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See you all next week!!!!!!  ツ*

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

♥ shoes!!!!!!!! ♥

Sorry, boys! I realize that this Comic Book Week had the 1st ish from 'Before Watchmen' but I am a little bit behind...............boo! :( ................so this week will just be some pics for the ladies of some fabulous comic book shoes!!!!!!!!!! X9

Source: chiq.com via Kara on Pinterest
Cute white pumps with ankle straps from Studio Jellyfish,

Source: chiq.com via Kara on Pinterest
Same pump but no strap in pretty color from Studio Jellyfish,
Source: chiq.com via Kara on Pinterest
Again in cute mary janes from Studio Jellyfish,
Source: shop.glamfoxx.com via Kara on Pinterest
But my fav is Diana hand made on etsy!

And my Harley Quinn boots got compliments too! ;b  

Just remember guys........the way to your woman's heart is through a fabulous pair of shoes!!!!! ;*)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

preview!!!!!! ~ The Evil Tree (Arcana)

"As she starts to run, she sees feet dangling from an evil tree...they sway back and forth in the breeze. 'Bring me my babies,' a voice says from above...as the axe comes down on her head."~the narrator

writer: Erik Hendrix
artist: Daniel Thollin
colorist: Anna Sällström
editor: Amanda Hendrix
ceo & founder: Sean Patrick O'Reilly
vp of publishing: Erik Hendrix
vp of sales: Michelle Meyers
vp of operations: Mark Poulton
senior editor: Amanda Hendrix
exec. administrator: Emma Waddell

Kara's Comic for Comic Book Week May 30th, 2012, is a special preview of "The Evil Tree" by Arcana Studio! I have not done a preview in this way before so I hope that I will honor the creators who have given me this chance!...............thanx, Erik! ;*)

"The Evil Tree" is a self contained graphic novel telling a frightening tale of a group of young 30 something friends spending the weekend in a newly purchased country home in Allegany, New York. The home belongs to Misha & she is accompanied by her fiance Daren & their friends Even, Amarra, Sergio, Daphne & Debby. After a snowy trip on icy roads they reach the home & they find the evil tree outside & the horror story begins! XD

The story progresses very quickly as most horror stories in comic books kindof have to do to maintain the tension. With so many characters this does not really allow for getting to know each of the 7 main characters introduced from the start..............but Mister Hendrix does manage to define each of the characters while putting most of the focus on Misha & Daren to help us to focus & care about them. The story of the original Irish immigrant owners of the house makes the tale unique & special..............told in chapter 2, it is at this point that I felt drawn into the story. :)

The coloring jumped out at me from the very start! Muted mostly but popping off the page at the right moment.........it almost detracted from the art work at 1st until I realized how much the work itself reminded me of "The Walking Dead"............a good thing! The art work seemed to grow darker & more luscious from start to finish............& took on a very "From Hell".............Eddie Campbell.............quality for the tale of the original owners that I just referred to.............even better than "The Walking Dead"! Great job Ms. Sällström & Mr. Thollin! 

"The Evil Tree" is an excellent story to curl up with on a dark & snowy night.............curled up in your sweetie's arms in front of a burning fire with all of the lights out.............& when you reach the end & read of & see Mister Hendrix's inspirations for the story, look out the window at a barren tree & try not to scream! ;b

RATING: 7 evil trees out of 10!!!!

Here is a special preview of the 1st 9 pages of "The Evil Tree"!  ツ* edit: (fyi......."The Evil Tree" is copyright 2012 Arcana Studios Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED........www.arcana.com)