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Jay Malone
Longing for Chicago
Comics...Toys...Games...You Name It, I'll Blog It. Geeks Of The World Unite!
Interests: hockey, gaming, toys, tv, movies, comics, video games
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As much as I love GL, yes, it is confusing and you have to really be committed to the story Johns is telling. You miss an issue, and you're screwed. That said, Emerald Warriors is a bit of a departure from the core GL books. Guy Gardner is the lead, and it features Kilowog, Arisia and other rotating cast members away from the regular goings on of GL and GLC. You get brief recaps and mentions of whats going on, but unless it's a specific cross over ('War of the Green Lanterns' starts this month) you just get solid action and great story telling. Pete Tomasi is one of the writers I'll follow anywhere, and he writes Guy Gardner better than anyone else ever has.
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If you're looking for a good solid Gotham book, go with either Detective Comics or Batman: Streets of Gotham. Batgirl is also a lot of fun, but is a departure from the grim n' gritty of typical Gotham fare - think Spider-Man were he in Gotham City.
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Totally spaced on mentioning Thunderbolts - wonderful suggestion!
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My universe of choice is DC - I think their stories have been consistently great over the last about 3 years, whereas my interest in Marvel waned greatly with Bendis writing EVERYTHING I used to read and love - aside from Powers, I typically don't dig his work (that said - his work on New Avengers with the latest relaunch has been nothing short of magic). My favorite DC books are Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors, Flash, Red Robin and Batgirl. With Marvel, I'm reading Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor, Cassanova and New Avengers. GI Joe: Cobra from IDW has been fantastic, as have the Star Wars, BPRD, Hellboy and Guild books from Dark Horse. However - if I can make 1 suggestion for people to pick up, it's Incorruptible from Boom! Studios - just a brilliant book, with great art and writing.
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Sideshow Collectibles has produced some of the most popular of the GI Joe characters. Today, we'll be looking over Brigadier General Clayton 'Hawk' Abernathy, Field Commander of the GI Joe team. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
So - great news! I've now heard back from two of the toy companies I sent requests off to - and both responses have been different levels of positive! First - the good people at Hasbro said No - but it's a no for now. In 6 months, I'll get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
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Something I'll be doing from here on out each month when I pick up my latest copy of Previews will be to do a list of Quick Picks - one item from each section that catches my eyes. With regards to comics, it'll be primarily Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Marvel,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
Hey everyone! Just a heads up to give you an idea of whats coming with the blog - I've contacted some of the toy manufacturers about the possibility of getting review copies of their product so I can hopefully let you, my faithful readers, know the quality of the toys... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
The good people over at Toynewsi.com are reporting that McFarlane Toys will be producing "action" figures based on the Walking Dead - and it looks to be both the Comic and the AMC Television Series. Wave 1 appears to be based on the comics, and includes the following: Officer Rick... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
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Yes, yes...I realize this is cheating, what with 2011 being a month in and everything. I don't care. I promised this post back in December, and I'm now providing it. I'd like to point out that three characters - Thor, Captain America and Green Lantern/Hal Jordan - will NOT be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
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My favorite run of comics are the Justice League International books, courtesy of the amazing writing team of Keith Giffen and JM Dematteis, with the under-appreciated and immensely talented Kevin Maguire on art. The book served as a launching point for a lot of my favorite characters - Guy Gardner,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
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I am a fan of video games. I am a fan of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG for those scoring at home!) - I started playing MMO's waaaay back on EverQuest 1 (Cazic Thule server FTW!) and have since spent significant time playing Star Wars Galaxies, City of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
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Batman is a character that's been really hit or miss as far as video games go - for every Arkham Asylum or LEGO Batman, you get a Batman Forever or Justice League Task Force. So, when a game was announced that would be based on the unexpectedly brilliant Batman: The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at Brain Candy Comics
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This was, without a doubt, one of the best Christmases on record. Meri, Victor and I had a great time with my family down in the Cape, and we had a great gift exchange here in Altamonte. But, as this is a Blog at its core about STUFF - here's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2010 at Brain Candy Comics
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Is it just me, or has DC Direct really stepped up their game lately? The Blackest Night toy line has been stellar all along, of course, but the Superman: New Krypton series that came out a few weeks ago really showed me the huge improvements the company is making not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at Brain Candy Comics
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I had high hopes for Heroes For Hire - a book that by all rights should be excellent, constantly presenting an opportunity for an ever changing ensemble cast with a few consistent hold overs. A book that should never suffer from a stale lineup or cause burnout in its creative... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2010 at Brain Candy Comics
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Hot Toys today announced they have the Raiders of the Lost Ark/Indiana Jones license. They also insinuated that they will be acquiring the Star Wars license. It's taken all I have to not attempt to buy the Ezio from Assassins Creed II that's at Acme right now...an addition of Indiana... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2010 at Brain Candy Comics