Monday, September 27, 2010

Marvel Komikero, check it out soon!


I'm doing a free plug for a friend here, check out that site real soon. It'll feature tons of different stuff about Marvel and specifically, the state of Marvel in the Philippines. From what I know it's going to feature comic reviews, toy reviews, toy customs and profiles on the great pinoy toy customizers. So wait for it, it's going to be good!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Marvel Select Gambit

I'm currently undergoing the VERY sad task of downsizing/streamlining my toy collection. I put up for sale all my 3.75" Wolverine and most of my 6" ones, plus I already sole a few other figures from other lines (Minimates, Heroclix, etc.) because I have some payments to make. One of the toy lines I decided to keep was the Marvel Select by Diamond Select Toys, as of right now I have all the Wolverines they have ever released. Coming this December, it looks like another member of the X-Men might join him in my collection..and it's not X-23.

from MarvelousNews
Gambit's my second favorite X-Man during the 90s, thanks to the animated series. But I was never really able to truly follow his 616 counterpart, I have some of the back issues from his series but that's about it. Right now I don't think he's being handled as well as he could be. Anyway, that prototype picture looks AMAZING. Some of the recent prototypes I've seen were crappy but this thing just screams buy me. If the actual figure might be anywhere near as good as this..It's a sure cop.

I never open my MS figures, but this might be an exception.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

X-23 #1 Review

Story By: Marjorie Liu
Art: Will Conrad

The story definitely takes place before the events of Wolverine #1. This seems to have taken place a few days after X-Men Second Coming. If we look at this issue, it seems that X-23's book will be about her finding a way to fit in with others and also trying to find proof that she can do something else other than just kill. Marjorie Liu will make you feel bad for X-23 just by reading about how the other Young X-Men react to her. She also sets up Laura as someone who doubts herself, she's being portrayed as an "emo teen" who thinks that no one can relate to what she's going through but in her case it just might be true. Conrad's art is nice, he uses just the right amount of dark so that it's in touch with the tone and the mood of the story but it isn't overdone. The book had some great moments like Laura having a nice, albeit one sided, conversation with Ororo about how both of them having a very difficult childhood. It's nice how she's getting or at least the older X-Men are trying to guide her now. The chess bit was also nice, it shows that even though Laura's uneducated, she's very smart. Kind of like how Wolverine is I guess. Other older figures also appear here, Wolverine is still portrayed here as someone who cares for her but he wants her to make her own decisions. Emma Frost shows a rare moment of caring emotion as she shows compassion to Laura, and saying that she has proven herself already. Keeping up with the Heroic Age theme, Cyclops finally has finally found the sense to actually help Laura try to be a regular kid, though Laura herself admits that it isn't likely to happen. Lastly, it's unclear right now as to how Wolverine being in hell is affecting her, maybe the demon who possesses Wolverine is the one who caused what happened to her in the last pages of the book? Overall, it's a pretty good opening book but hopefully it'll pick up in the next few issues. X-23 fans will not be disappointed about this one and comic book fans will like how this book sort of makes you sympathize for what has happened to her.
OVERALL: 3.75/5

How bout you? What do you think? Let me know.:D

Saturday, September 11, 2010


turn this into a poster? i promise i'll buy it.

X-Force: Sex and Violence series review will be posted real soon. I really really hope they'll turn this into a poster.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Up for order!


or if you're like me who can't order directly online, wait for it to appear on diamond previews and order from your local comic shop or wherever this baby can be found. It's a fairly good price for a FS statue at $160.00, though expect to pay around $200.00 if you'll get it from a retailer. It'll be more than a foot in height so it is fairly big. Bowen says it'll ship out at January 2011 but i have a feeling it'll be delayed, which isn't necessarily a bad thing since I'll be able to save up more money.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Review: Wolverine Road To Hell One-Shot

I know it's a week late..but ehh.

Around a week before this one-shot was released, I tried to ask around if this one would have sort of a prologue to the 4 "Wolverine" books (Wolverine, X-23, Daken, Uncanny X-Force) or it would just contain previews of what will be inside those books. Most told me to stay away from the book since it'll just contain previews, i went with my gut feeling and ordered it anyway. I'm happy to say that these are actually separate prologues..There are a total of FIVE different stories so i'll review them separately..

Writer: Jason Aaraon
Art: Renato Guedes
The art is going to be different from the one in the regular Wolverine book. But it fits in nicely with the dark tone of the story. I also give props to whoever drew Wolverine without the adamantium claws, this sends the message that his actual body isn't really the one that is falling. We get to find out here that Wolverine has NO IDEA how he started to fall. We also see some flashbacks of him doing the thing he does best. The dialogue is minimal though the monologue is plenty. There's also an appearance of two characters from his past: a major wolverine baddie and someone who might or might not be his relative. This prologue does the job done of making you want to read and get the Wolverine book. As a bonus, we also get some sketches of Wolverine and other characters in the end of this chapter.
Score: 4.5/5

Writer: Dan Way/Marjorie Liu
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli/Onofrio Catacchio
There are two writers here since the prologue is a combination of Daken's and Laura's. The artwork for both parts are also different, which isn't really that noticeable until you get to the last page. I think that one was a nice touch. In the story, both Daken and Laura are going after the same person but for very different reasons. The plan for both of them goes down the drain. I'm not sure if this chapter sets up the first storyarc of the same book since the previews for both of them don't really seem to be related to this one. I think the main point of this chapter was to entice those who plan to get Daken to also check out Laura and vice versa. It certainly got me thinking if I should add Daken to my regular list. Daken sketches were also found after the story, Daken's new look really looks bad. Dan Way is contradicting himself here, he said around a year ago that Daken doesn't need a costume since he never really shows himself. Ehh..
Score: 4/5

Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Leonardo Manco
Hmm, I was so used to Kyle/Yost's action packed X-Force that I'm a bit surprised that not a lot happened here. Sure, there was a short action sequence on the end but it was mostly filled with them talking. Not really a bad thing since the dialogue is nice. It also got me curious about the Archangel/Psylocke dynamic. The prologue also shows how they plan to use Deadpool, though I don't think it'll work if we found out that Deadpool found out about Apocalypse unintentionally or that it wasn't supposed to happen but it might be the case. It's probably the least exciting among the three prologues but it's good enough, it'll get you curious but not as much as the other two.
SCORE: 3/5

As a bonus, we also get actual previews of Namor's book and the Generation of Hope book. They're pretty much the first few pages of the actual 1st issue. The GoH part isn't colored yet, it did get me curious about the book though but because of a limited budget, I won't be getting it anytime soon. the Namor part is already colored since it's coming out sooner, it's a tie-in with the Curse of the Mutants event. I'm not a fan of that current story so I'm going to pass on Namor too.

Overall, the three main stories are pretty good. This is a nice introduction and filler if you're still waiting for those books to arrive. Plus the added bonus of having two more previews wouldn't hurt since it's basically priced as an average comic. I suggest to go get this one if you're on the fence about whether or not you want to get one of the four books included so you'll have a good feel as to how it'll be.

Uncanny X-Force Trailer

first, i want to give credit to Psylocke - Like a Butterfly for posting this one.

okay, the video was nice. it wasn't something that gave me goosebumps all over my body but it did get me excited about the upcoming series. The Wolverine voice was good too, though I'm willing to bet the voice actor isn't used to speaking like that. He lost it on more than one ocassion but still, it was okay since speaking like that had to hurt his throat. good job.

Watch the trailer HERE