Welcome Comic Geek I/O - issue 8, I’m your host, CJ Boat, welcome back! Joining me this week once again, the world’s greatest producer, from the Geek I/O Show, Jon Slater!
May 1st 2013: Marvel aims to Anger Fans. The release of Superior Spider-Man #9 brings a strange solicitation from marvel: “The hottest comic in comics comes to a turning point that will get you angrier than you were after ‘Amazing Spider-Man #700!’ This implies Marvel is cooking up a crazier idea than Doctor Octopus living in Peter Parkers Brain. Can’t wait to what this is!
May 9th 2013: Death leads to madness. Bruce Wayne is having a hard time coping with the death of of his son. Madness is sinking in. what does this mean for the future of Batman? You’ll want to read all of the Bat-books, including this day’s Batman & Robin release, to find out.
May 22 2013: American Mcgee Enters Comics. Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the kickstarter game created by American Mcgee and his team at Spicy Horse, is being adapted into a Dark Horse Comic Book. This store re-envisions Red Riding Hood in Japanese folklore and is penned by Justin Aclin. The first issue hits shelves this day.
Next, moving onto this week’s review!
Sonic Universe # 51
Writer: Ian Flynn
Artist: Tracy Yardley
This book! OMG THIS BOOK! This is *EXACTLY* what I wanted from this crossover, and completely negates every question that I had with the last issue, and raises several more GREAT questions!
It gets into why Sonic and Mega Man are fighting, as well as displays every awesome sub character you like (and some you don't) the Chaotix, Silver the Time-Traveller Hedgehog (I like calling him Dr. Hedge), Roll, Proto Man (his "real" name is Blues? REALLY!? ugh), and METAL SONIC! (thrashing guitars sting)
Now, why didn't I mention Tails, and those guys? Well.. THEY ARE ROBOT MASTERS!! The combined technology of Eggman's turning animals into robots, and Wily's ability to properly weaponize robots have turned Tails, Shadow, Knuckles, and Amy into ROBOT MASTERS! (for those who don't know, that's Mega Man's bad guys, if you don't know that though, seriously, go play some Mega Man), and also there is a "copy bot" who is able to copy Mega Man's powers, but using Eggman's duplication technology, and using those two forces allows the two true blue heroes into combining their forces, and why they are fighting.
OK, now on the art on the book. Let's start at the cover page, AWESOME old school Capcom type selection screen, and is awesome! ( I just said that, but oh well) Now, the art into the book: it is less awesome than the cover, but that's like saying Sonic CD is less awesome than Sonic 3 (that is, not too much lower, not one bit.).
I LOVE THIS BOOK! But … how much pain did the Sonic Friends have to go through to be Robo-cized? And, also, HOW DID HE GET SHADOW!? Man, I'm *VERY* excited now!
Writer: JIm Casey
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Alright, I'm still not drawn into this book. In the last issue, the art was the main thing drawing me in, and this book it's the same thing. It feels very Surrogates, very cell-shady, and fun.
I have a feeling this book could feel very, or is attempting to come off as, very Preacher crossed with Incorruptible, but it is coming up short. I think I am going to try again next month, but I'm still not fully invested, 3 books is usually where I cut it if I am not invested.
As per the "sex"… well, there is still not a whole lot, when your entire marketing campaign is involved with SEX, there should be more SEX, and apparently in book 3 they are going to get more into that. I will give the artist something, he draws nekkid people very well. All in all, a meh, but on the better side of meh.