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Secret Wars is coming! If you’ve been following the developments in Marvel Comics over the last couple of months, then you know that this latest big event miniseries is being billed as Marvel’s biggest and eventiest miniseries ever put to the printed page, and easily bigger than last summer’s event, whatever that was. (Seriously, what was it again?) Anyway, Marvel’s been teasing us the last couple of days about who’s going to make the cut when the Avengers are re-formed and re-united post-Secret Wars, and if the rumors are true, then the creative team had all the Marvel Universes to choose from. So who ended up making the cut? (more…)

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You may or may not have heard about this thing called Secret Wars. It’s the latest Marvel Comics event miniseries that kicks off in the next couple of months, and promises – You guess it! – to change things in the Marvel Universe forever. Not content to promote the heck out of Secret Wars and all its ancillary tie-ins, spin-offs and one-shots, Marvel Comics now wants to tease us with the aftermath, and it begins with another thrilling game of guessing who’s now an Avenger. Marvel passed around the below graphic this morning featuring the mostly silhouetted team, with two new team members already confirmed. So who will now stand with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? (more…)

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What is The BastardCast? Well, I’m glad you asked. The BastardCast is dynamism, sensuality, deep tissue massage, chilli cheese fries, exploration, suspense, still photography, fine Italian motor cars, lust, tragedy, hygiene, wistfulness, grace, and grace, and also grace. Oh, and it’s a nerd news pop-culture entertainment type show…

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This week on The Bastardcast, Megan Fox bounces on a trampoline, Jeremy and Jason advance the theory that Jurassic Park 4‘s delay was caused by a raptor attack, and then they talk about your Mom when discussing the latest Dungeons and Dragons movie.

Also on the show: Rubber cocks replace carrier pigeons, Marvel bets on black (and also the awesome power of Danny Rand’s V-neck), the IT Crowd tries to turn itself back on again (I’m sorry), and the boys discuss why the term “shot for shot remake” might not be the best choice of words when discussing the new Crow movie.

Do you require more giggle flakes in your bowl? Fine. We’ve also got an ALL NEW Trailergasm, and this time, our two fat assholes are talking about casting Sandra Bullock out into the dark nethers of space, one last lick of cornetto, and a boy named Ender that they don’t care about.

Holy crap this is a full show!… is a thing that you could accurately put in that iTunes review that you’ve been meaning to write, because we’ve also got the (brief) return of Taco Talk 2-Nite in “Taco Talk 2-Nite 2: Taquería Exotica”, and Jason teaches us all a little something about love.

All of that, the Handicapped Cadillac Trumpet Detective, and more on this week’s episode of The Bastardcast!

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The Bastardcast: Taking you in a manly yet awkward way since 2012.

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This week on the supple Bastardcast, your mother lets Jeremy and Jason out of her bed long enough to talk about Free Comic Book Day, Doctorless Who and the Time Lord’s E-Harmony account, the great Marvel vs. DC debate, and the return of four classic Marvel characters to the Disney owned Marvel Movie Universe that will now be completely ignored after being totally abandoned. So, welcome back Matt Murdock!

Also on the show: Fanboys have Fury over Human Torch casting rumor, Ray-J and Brandy (or possibly another pair of siblings) joining the Avengers if “sources” are to be believed, Jim Gaffigan doesn’t care about your toenails and we don’t care about the resulting controversy, and stop, collaborate, and listen as Ziggy Stardust Jr. compares Tom Cruise to Vanilla Ice.

Do you demand more? Alrighty, Jason performs emergency surgery on a couch that may contain a pathway to another dimension, Charlie Day rides a robot like a bronco while it pinata’s the head of a monster with the whooping stick made of 100% boat, and the boys sing an ode to Grand Theft Auto Trevor, patron saint of fucking shit up and wife-beater tees.

All that, vaginal care products, fresh meat for the Hall of Excellence, and the continuing search for Jeremy’s stolen Batman colorforms on this week’s episode of The Bastardcast.

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The Bastardcast: Please don’t listen to us while you masturbate.

 

 

 

Attack Of The New Comics Wednesday: 12-14-2011

Yes it is that time again, time to rip into a new week of comic book releases. A handy guide to how you should spend your money at the comic store and also a great excuse for me to ignore my wife and family. I assume an oversized pull list is not grounds for divorce. One small note about this weeks edition, when I got home (stack of comics in hand) a power outage forced me into reading them all by candle light, just like Amish comic book fans! Hey, it was either that or learn to churn my own butter and how am I suppose to do that without access to Wikipedia?

As another calendar year is about to wrap I’ve been reading a lot of speculation on the comic industry in 2012. My opinion? I think it’s going to grow and flourish. Not the heady heights of the speculative driven market of the early 90s but it will thrive. Six months ago there was a lot of doom and gloom about the future of comics, sales where shrinking, readers where starting to drop off and, the whole industry seemed stagnate (and also Marvel fired a bunch of support staff, always a bad sign.) Now? Sales are up, hitting some highs even, and say what you will about digital, it is a evolution of the industry and is apparently reaching new readers. Yes, I am old fashioned and prefer the ever growing stacks of comics that crowd my office. I also have an iPad filled and each week seem to buy at least one or two books digitally.

One last thought on 2012 in comics, and that is Free Comic Book Day! Mark your calendars kids, the next one hits on May 5th, 2012 – the day after Avengers debuts in theaters – so it should be a damn exciting time to be a comic nerd. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Jim Lee’s t-shirt design to mark the event.

Looks good, love the return of the thought bubble (so… the ‘Y’ is thinking about what year it is?), just… I know this is old news and we’re all suppose to be over it by now, but… damn it. Superman looks naked without the red underoos on the outside.

 We should probably get to reading some comics today, shouldn’t we. Ok, this week we’ve got a whole new number one  from DC’s New 52 to go through. It’s something old that is new again, for like the 9th time, I’ll warn you my expectations are low. Also, Marvel’s latest hero vs hero slug fest kicks off with a shot so we’ll see who fired first and if we really should care. The last two, horror comics seem to be hitting a renaissance of sorts so we’ll check back in on a book that helped make that happen and a new one that looks so damn nice.

Your 4×4 fast and furious reviews start after the jump.
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This Week in Comics 5/4/2011

Editor Note: NB contributor Veronique Medrano will be stopping by every Wednesday to give you bastards the word on the week in comics. Not only will she tell ya what are the good grabs for the week, but she’ll also keep you abreast of all the good stuff going around the comic-book water cooler (Industry news, major story lines, etc.). She has boobs and reads comics. What more do you need to know? -Luke

Hola, Konnichiwa, Bonjour and Hello comic book aficionados! Here is your insider comic book news for this week. Oh and btw, happy #StarWarsDay. May the 4th be with you, But watch out for the Revenge of the 5th!

The biggest new this week, which I’m sure you all heard, was that Superman said “fuck you” to America and renounced his citizenship. In Action Comics issue #900 David Goyer writes the story that after becoming involved in peaceful protests in Tehran which cause ructions for his adopted country. Supes comes to believe that being explicitly seen as a force for the US(be it good or bad) can no longer ensure the safety of the entire world. Suffice to say this new his caused in uproar not only in the comic community, but the world. FOX NEWS was not pleased. Question: Are we really mad at this Superman news, or are we mad at ourselves? As a nation, are we living up to the ideas and beliefs of old? Do we deserve ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way’?

Young and old know the joys of a BK Mighty Kids Meal. But the greatest joys from those meals, as everyone knows, have been the toys that seem to be a beacon for tantrum throwing, and whining by children all over the U.S. This being said, Burger King is pulling out all the stops for this week’s release of Thor on May 6 by providing not only a neat toy, but a code that gives access to one of four online Thor comic book chapters at ClubBK.com.  Two thumbs up for BK by providing comics to the masses! Viva La Young Comic Addicts!

Calling ALL X-Men fans!  Writer Nick Spencer (Morning Glory & Infinite Vacationer) and (Vampire X-Men & Deadpool) artist Paco Medina announced that they will relaunch the Ultimate Comics X-Men in September.  In an online press conference it was stated that at the start of the series the mutants will discover that they are not the next step in mankind’s evolution, but just a government experiment gone wrong! Well, so much for being elite now they get to feel like crap! Nick Spencer also adds that since Professor X and Magneto are dead it opens up the landscape for more exciting adventures because it’ll “show how different the world really is…’and’ you’ll see why neither Professor X’s nor Magneto’s ideologies still work.”  Plus, there will definitely be crossovers between the Ultimates and X- Men.  Sounds like an exciting new chapter for the X-Men saga, which I’m sure will have fans doing the “pee-pee dance” in anticipation.

Readers of Wizard World Digital, news has just reached the interweb that Main Editor Mike Cotton will be departing. He is to be replaced by former editor of InQuest Gamer, a discontinued inhouse magazine, Mike Searle.  Wizard representatives have not returned emails on the subject. But, hey at least they quickly got one Mike to replace the other. No harm, no foul.

Finally everyone, don’t forget that it’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY this Saturday, May 07. Make sure to take friends, family, girlfriends, boyfriends, soon to be ex’s, and even a friendly hobo to a FREE COMIC BOOK DAY event near you. Dress up, get free swag, and have a nerdy free for all with others who read comics! Go to FBCD Store Locater to find a store near you

Now that we’re finished with a daily dose of news let’s take a look at the pulls for the week.

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