Tag Archives: sweet tooth

Around the Tubes

The weekend is here! I’m spending it catching up on comics and doing a bit of organizing. What’s everyone got on their schedule?

Around the Tubes

Bleeding Cool – Phoenix Jones Is Recruiting – But Clark Kent Or Peter Parker Need Not ApplyDo you get dental with that?

CBR – Telltale Games Shuffles Into 2013 With More “Walking Dead” - MOAR!

Kotaku – Comic Books’ Disastrous Self-Censorship Offers a Lesson for Games Publishers, Too - Best to not repeat the past.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comicvine – Alpha: Big Time #1

ComicsAliiance – Star Wars #1

Talking Comics – Sweet Tooth #40

CBR – Thor: God of Thunder #4

The Beat – The Beat Reviews for 09/0113: Ghosts Galore

About these ads

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here and I’ll be spending it reading comics and catching up on movies. What about you?

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – NEVERMIND: CT Community Cancels Plan to Destroy Violent Media - Um yeah…

The Mary Sue – Y: The Last Man Has a Director, Gets One Step Closer to the PostapocalypseWoo Hoo!

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Earth 2 #8

Talking Comics – The End Times of Bram & Ben #1

The Washington Times – Killing Geronimo; The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden

Talking Comics – Repossessed #1

Bleeding Cool – Star Wars #1

Gamma Squad – Star Wars #1

The Beat – Superior Spider-Man #1

Comics Alliance – Superior Spider-Man #1

CBR – Swamp Thing #16

CBR – Sweet Tooth #40

Around the Tubes

So what’d folks pick up at the comic book shop?

Around the Tubes

The Hollywood Reporter - Why ‘The Walking Dead’ Killed Off Its Latest ShowrunnerThe truth as to why the loss of a showrunner?

CBR – Kirkman Refutes Criticism Over Mazzara’s “Walking Dead” ExitAnd the response.

ComiChron – End of an era: Comics Buyer’s Guide, 1971-2013Sad to see.

University of Delaware – Jan. 15-April 30: Graphic novel exhibition - Could be cool to see.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

MTV Geek – Detective Comics #16

IGN – Star Wars #1

CBR – Star Wars #1

Talking Comics – Star Wars #1

IGN – Superior Spider-Man #1

IGN – Swamp Thing #16

IGN – Sweet Tooth #40

Complex – Review: Dark Horse’s Debut “Star Wars” Issue Brings Back Everything You Loved Before The Prequels

Review – Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth #40

sweettooth40coverFINALI never read an issue of Sweet Tooth, Jeff Lemire‘s highly praised Vertigo series. I found on my doorstep the final issue of the series which hits shelves this week. I was worried. How could I enjoy a final issue of a series not having read the previous thirty nine? The answer is easily. The final issue is fantastic, living up to the positive word of mouth reviews I heard about the series previously.

This is what the series is about:

Gus, a rare breed of human/animal hybrid children, had been raised in isolation following an inexplicable pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father he’s left to fend for himself…. until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find ‘the Preserve’, a refuge for hybrids.

This final issue wraps all that up. No idea how well, but I can only judge what I’ve read. This finally issue though, is amazing. I teared up at the end. I never read a single issue before this and I teared up. There’s that much emotion written in. It might be the ending of the series, but it’s a stand alone issue, anyone can hop in and read it.

Is the end predictable, sure it is. But, it still had emotional depth that most comics today lack.

This final issue is fantastic and how it ended, I could tell was a fitting end. Now I need to do myself a favor and go back to see what I missed.

Story and Art: Jeff Lemire

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Vertigo provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

DC Entertainment Releases New Vertigo App

DC Entertainment Releases New VERTIGO App

And Announces SANDMAN Digital Comics Sale for $.99

Starting today, VERTIGO fans can download a new dedicated app featuring all Vertigo digital titles. The new app, available on the App Store, is free to download and features popular VERTIGO series THE SANDMAN, FABLES, Y: THE LAST MAN, PREACHER, 100 BULLETS, HELLBLAZER, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, THE UNWRITTEN, DMZ, THE INVISIBLES, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, and SWEET TOOTH, among others.

As an added bonus, readers who download the new VERTIGO app will have exclusive access to a three-day in-app sale that offers all SANDMAN digital comics for $.99 per issue. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, THE SANDMAN is one of the most acclaimed titles in the history of comics. Norman Mailer described the series as “a comic strip for intellectuals.” With a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, the series is considered to be one of the most original and artistically ambitious comic books of the modern age.

The launch of the app is timed to the release of four new VERTIGO series debuting each week this month, beginning with today’s publication of FAIREST by New York Times best-selling and award-winning writer Bill Willingham. A spin-off of FABLES, the series stars some of the fairest in the land and balances horror, humor and adventure. Each FAIREST storyline will explore the secret histories of one character, from Sleeping Beauty to Rapunzel to Cinderella to Thumbelina to Snow White and more. The first six issue arc drawn by Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN, THE INVISIBLES) follows the misadventures of Briar Rose along with Ali Baba and the Snow Queen.

Also available same day digitally this month are the following new Vertigo series:

  • SAUCER COUNTRY (VERTIGO / ongoing series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99), a dark thriller that blends UFO lore and alien abduction with political intrigue, all set in the hauntingly beautiful Southwest written by Paul Cornell (DEMON KNIGHTS, Doctor Who) with art by Ryan Kelly (NEW YORK FIVE).
  • DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD (VERTIGO / ongoing series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99), a high octane story set in New Orleans that blends the mortal and supernatural worlds, written by former editor-in-chief of The Source magazine, award-winning author, journalist and TV producer Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, with art by Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan (THE QUESTION) and John Floyd with covers by Rafael Grampá.
  • THE NEW DEADWARDIANS (VERTIGO / mini-series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99), a murder mystery set among the world of the undead in post-Victorian era London, brought to vivid life by writer Dan Abnett (RESURRECTION MAN) with art by newcomer I. N. J. Culbard (At The Mountains of Madness).

“Making all of our digital titles available in one downloadable location provides readers even more accessibility to our vast array of ground-breaking stories. What’s better than that? I can’t wait to get the app on my phone.” said Karen Berger, executive editor, VERTIGO. “With four new series launching in March, this is the perfect time for fans to download the VERTIGO app and keep coming back each and every week.”

“As the digital landscape becomes increasingly crowded, this stand alone app underscores DCE’s commitment to growing and spotlighting Vertigo by directly addressing its unique reader base,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC Entertainment. “Vertigo fans can now access same day digital content faster and more conveniently on their iOS devices.”

Click here [http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vertigo-comics/id503929481?mt=8&ls=1] to visit the App Store and download the new VERTIGO App.

Previews of all four new series are available for viewing here: http://www.vertigocomics.com/2012/02/08/graphic-connection-vertigo-preview-2012

Around the Tubes

Bookmark and Share

It’s Friday, yay!  The news concerning SDCC is flooding in and we’ll have some surprises for our first trip out there.  How are you spending this weekend that sees no comic book movie releases?

Con Coverage:

Fantagraphics Books – Comic-Con 2011 Thursday panels

Geekweek – Legendary Pictures To Announce MASS EFFECT Film At Comic-Con

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut – You Might Be A Monster: And Other Stories I Made Up

Nerd Reactor – Wednesday and Thursday Comic-Con Schedules are now up!

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut: Jonathan Ross’s Five Mini-Comics

Bleeding Cool – San Diego Debut – Liam Sharp’s Dead Apes In The Snow

MTV Geek – Z-Man Games Set to Debut The Walking Dead at SDCC

Bleeding Cool – Win Lunch With Tanya Tate At San Diego Comic Con

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – Adventure Comics #528

IGN – Astonishing Thor #5

IGN – Batman and Robin #25

IGN – Batman Beyond #7

IGN – DC Universe Online: Legends #11

IGN – Elric: The Balance Lost #1

IGN – Fear Itself #4

IGN -Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1

IGN – Fear Itself: Wolverine #1

IGN – Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #3

IGN – Flashpoint: Abin Sur – The Green Lantern #2

IGN – Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance #2

IGN – Flashpoint: Secret Seven #2

IGN – Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint #2

IGN – House of Mystery #39

IGN – Hulk #36

IGN – iZombie #15

IGN – Jonah Hex #69

IGN – Moon Knight #3

IGN – Mysterious Ways #1

IGN – Red Skull: Incarnate #1

IGN – Secret Six #35

IGN – Shinku #2

IGN – Supreme Power #2

IGN – Sweet Tooth #23

IGN – Uncanny X-Men #540

IGN – Vengeance #1

IGN – Wolverine & Black Cat: Claws Vol. 2 #1

IGN – X-Men #14

IGN – X-23 #1

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 7/6/11

Around the Tubes


Bookmark and Share

DC post-Flashpoint news continues to trickle out as well as the usual deluge of reviews from other sites.  Also the return of a long dead comic book line!  Check out the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Shockya – Valiant Entertainment Reintroducing Valiant Universe in 2012There’s potential here, but I don’t see how fourth or fifth time’s a charm.

Geekweek – Paramount To Adapt DC’S THE MIGHTY Graphic NovelHaven’t read it, so no idea if this is a good idea or not.

Post Flashpoint:

Bleeding Cool – DC Announces Justice League #1 Print Or Digital For $3.99 – $4.99 For Both

Comics Alliance – Comic Book Retailers Weigh in on the DC Comics Reboot and Same Day Digital

Bleeding Cool – DC Relaunch: Duane Swierczynski And Batman

Bleeding Cool – DC Relaunch: Teen Titans #1

The Beat – JMS: “Reboot was DiDio’s dream”

Bleeding Cool – DC Relaunch: Batwoman #1

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – HeroesCon Preview: What We’re Looking Forward To At This Year’s Convention

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – The Amazing Spider-Man #663

IGN – Astonishing X-Men #39

IGN – Avengers Academy #14.1

IGN – Batman Beyond #6

IGN – DC Universe Online: Legends #9

IGN – Fear Itself: The Deep #1

IGN – Flashpoint: Abin Sur – The Green Lantern #1

IGN – Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance #1

IGN – Flashpoint: Secret Seven #1

IGN – Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint #1

IGN – Hellboy: The Fury #1

IGN – Herc #4

IGN – Hulk #34

IGN – iZombie #14

IGN – Jonah Hex #68

IGN – Moon Knight #2

IGN – Secret Six #34

IGN – S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #1

IGN – Superboy #8

IGN – Sweet Tooth #22

IGN – Thunderbolts #158

IGN – Uncanny X-Force #11

IGN – Wolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants #4

IGN – Wonder Woman #611

IGN – X-Men #12

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 6/1/11

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 6/1/11

Around the Tubes


Bookmark and Share

So, how many of you stayed up late and caught the midnight screening of Thor? I did, so expect a review later today (if I’m awake and coherent). While you wait to get out of work and to the theater for opening night, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – Annihilators #3

IGN – Astonishing Thor #4

IGN – Avengers Academy #13

IGN – Avengers Academy Giant-Size #1

IGN – Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #3

IGN – Blue Estate #2

IGN – Captain America: The First Vengeance #1

Mouth Lonfon – Dreams and Everyday Life

IGN – Fear Itself #2

Comic Book Resources – Fear Itself #2

IGN – Fear Itself: The Home Front #2

IGN – Fear Itself: Spider-Man #1

IGN – Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors #1

IGN - Herc #2

IGN – Intrepids #3

IGN - iZombie #13

IGN – Marvel Zombies Supreme #4

Comic Book Resources – Moon Knight #1

IGN – Moon Knight #1

IGN – Secret Six #33

IGN - Sweet Tooth #21

Cambridge First – Ultimate Thor

IGN – Uncanny X-Force #9

IGN – X-Men: Prelude to Schism #1

Comic Book Resources – The Buy Pile

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 5/4/11

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 5/4/11

Around the Tubes


Bookmark and Share

Convention season has kicked off with the end of the Emerald City Comicon.  Now the focus is on C2E2 and already hints of announcements coming from there.  As always, we can’t get to every story, but here’s what other sites thought would be good to cover.

Around the Blogs:

Comics Beat – DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: January 2011 – It’s DC’s January sales breakdown.

Bleeding Cool – DC Gold And Silver Jewelery From Down Under – I’m tempted to grab one of those Green Lantern rings.

USA Today – First Look: Super-creators pair up for ‘The Infinite’ – Liefeld and Kirkman together on a comic.  Should be pretty interesting.

Dread Central – Exclusive: Andrew Lincoln Talks The Walking Dead – Is the second season here yet?

Bleeding Cool – Marvel Sold Separate Film Licenses  For Amazing Spider-Man and Spectacular Spider-Man Because Licensing Department Thought They Were Two Separate Characters? – The headline pretty much sums that one up.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Cartoon World – Batman: The Cult

SciFiChick – Cowboys & Aliens

Blogomatic 3000 – Fables Vol. 14 – Witches

Blog Critics – Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Blogomatic 3000 – Sweet Tooth Vol. 2 – In Captivity

Comics Alliance – Wildcats 3.0