Posts Tagged ‘Siege’

CBF Quick Picks #20: DC Rules The Universe

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

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There was too much going on in DC land to limit this to one or two books to Quick Picks this week. As much as Return of Bruce Wayne deserved a good amount of hype, I was thoroughly impressed by a bunch of DC offerings. DC is hot right now and I’m glad they’re continuing to build other franchises beyond the Batman and Green Lantern names.

This is not to say that Marvel didn’t have a good week too – just that DC did things one better. Marvel wrapped up Siege and officially began their march into Heroic Age. It was nice that they finally wrapped up all those threads, but my review here on iFanboy can give you some insight as to why I felt it could have done a whole lot more.

Enjoy the podcast!

CBF Quick Picks #12 : Joe the Barbarian #1 & Siege #2

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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I braved a foot of snow to bring you this podcast…

A double dose of Quick Picks comes to you this week to make up for the lack of one last week. 2010 has been excellent so far for the comic book medium and made it difficult to choose which one to talk about. Ultimately, I approved of a new creator-owned effort from Grant Morrison and forgave Marvel for flooding their 1st entry in the Siege series with ads and features after they put out a stellar 2nd part.

NOTE: I’m still working on the audio issues, so I’m hoping you all can bear the echoing and scratching sounds here. Pretend it’s your cat howling and scratching at your legs…

CBF Quick Picks #10 – Bone

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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Here’s hoping my audio quality has improved and that my counting skills improve next time (I reference this as Quick Picks #11)…

You don’t know how long I’ve been wanting to do a podcast on this book. It only took me so long because I read the all-in-one edition that’s over 1300 pages long! This is how you write a fantasy epic and mix in the right amount of comedy, drama, and action for all age groups to enjoy. I wish I read this a long time ago (my friends are probably annoyingly poking me right now on Facebook because I’m late in reading this), but nevertheless, click play and you’ll see why this is something for everybody.

And as mentioned on the podcast, here’s the link to IFanboy’s video podcast with Bone creator Jeff Smith. Great guy and very knowledgeable – I look forward to picking up his DVD.

CBF “Not My” Quick Pick Podcast #9 : Siege

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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So I have a bone to pick with Marvel. Love the guys to death, but with Siege #1 out recently, there’s just something about the issue that irks me a bit. The content that’s in here is a decent set-up for what’s to come, but I hope Marvel understands that I’m expecting more if I’m paying this much for a single issue. Click the play button and you’ll find out what I mean.

Happy 2010 from CBF!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

We’ve arrived at the next decade. Hope everybody enjoyed themselves in 2009 and are prepared for more fury from Mike and myself in 2010. Marvel definitely seemed to enjoy the last of 2009 with the official acquisition of them by Disney made known yesterday.

As we prepare to see what the comic world has to offer this year, we’d like to see what you wish to see come out of 2010 in comic books. We already know Blackest Night is wrapping up in DC, Siege is just getting started in Marvel, and Vertigo is continually pushing new and fresh material at alarming rates. What do you expect to see come out of these books and others? What would you want to see overall this year?

Let us know your thoughts and resolutions for the year to come. We already know what Wolverine’s are. What do you say, bub?

Indeed…

CBF End of Year Podcast

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

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Mike and I recently wrapped up the decade with our 2-part Wizard Decade Edition podcasts (latest one is here if you want to check it out), but I figured to also provide one focused particularly on 2009 as well. A lot went on this year alone, which explains why this was probably the longest podcast I’ve ever done solo. Some highlights on the podcast:

  • DC was the big publisher this year in my eyes with Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns leading the charge on the major story arcs.
  • Vertigo continues to innovate with their new Unwritten and Daytripper series
  • Marvel’s Dark Reign storyline dominates the year, but hear why I believe it lost its focus as the year went on.
  • Image and Dark Horse continue to put out quality work in spite of the domination by the big two publishers
  • 2010 will see more excellent books and a more focused direction on both DC and Marvel’s sides.
  • I lay down challenges as to supporting independents and why comics should never be considered as just “spandex” books

A happy and safe New Year’s to all and we’ll see you on the other side of 2010!