It was a matter of inches for the top pick this week.
Star Wars #1 from Brian Wood finally unveiled itself to the masses. Even amongst the concerns of Dark Horse’s holding of the Star Wars comic license, Wood still managed to get a great book out. And you’d think we’ve seen it all with this series set in the original trilogy’s timeline, but Wood somehow makes it all seem fresh.
When it comes down to it though, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic can do no wrong with Thor: God of Thunder #4. It’s beyond words how exciting this book has become as it explores one nasty villain making an impact on Thor’s entire lifeline. It speaks to Aaron’s diversity in writing and Ribic’s Conan-esque drawings that grabs the reader from the get-go. I look forward to how they’re going to wrap this up and future arcs.
Loads to talk about as Jon Stump makes his return to the show to discuss tons of news.
We first get into the unfortunate tragedy of the Aurora, Colorado shooting at a midnight premiere of Dark Knight Rises. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families and loved ones of the victims.
Then we talk about the last of the Christopher Nolan trilogy and what it brought to the table. The highs, the lows, the flaws, the crying butlers – it’s all here.
And then of course there’s the 800-pound gorilla of a convention in San Diego that transpired a couple of weeks ago. We discuss each publisher’s announcements (or lack thereof) and get into some concerns about the lack of comics in a “Comic Con”.
Music provided by No Definite Time – Life Before
If I was 20 years younger, my summer would be set.
From July 16 – 20, get your kids outdoors and search for the supernatural. Dark Horse recently announced a partnership with Trackers Earth to have kids between 9 and 17 explore like B.P.R.D. paranormal investigators, as they learn survival skills, martial arts, and telepathy! They seem to be having you live like you were in a B.P.R.D. comic, as you solve the mystery behind the legend of Adolph Aschoff.
Just look at what the training camp and tell me you’re not interested:
• Tactical training
• Survival in any environment
• Martial arts and self-defense specific to preternatural entities
• Hand-to-hand weaponry (foam swords, bows, and more)
• Investigation and forensics
• Folklore and mythology
• Potions and charms 101
• Telepathy training
• Gadgets of the occult: EMF detectors, polarized lenses, and other paranormal investigative gear
• Comparative analogy and physiology of monsters
• Construction of your own quality foam swords and training weapons
• Meeting with the artists of the comic book that documents the adventures of the B.P.R.D.
• Bureau history and paranormal research
Potions! Now I can concoct my own “Enslave the half-wolf/half-beaver race” potion for “secret” plans of mine. If I was 20 years younger, that is…