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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are folks doing this weekend?

While you decide on that, here’s some comic related news from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Mirror – This MP did an interview in front of a stack of graphic novels and everyone’s freaking out  – And the comic geeks continue to take over politics.

The Rainbow Hub – It’s Canon, Not Stucky That Needs to Go  – An interesting post on canon and shipping.

The Beat – Chip Zdarsky auctions rare Vader Down variant for Syrian refugees – Awesome to see.

Comic Vine – Donate to Comics for Soldiers – Help out with some charity.

The Nation – Finally, a Comic Series As Ridiculous as the 2016 GOP Field – Cool to see this series get some higher profile notice.

Arizona Sonora News – Feminism lost in comic books – An interesting read on women in comics.

 

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The Rainbow Hub – Alias #11-12

The Rainbow Hub – All-New X-Men #1

CBR – Robin War #1

The Rainbow Hub – Rocket Girl #7

CBR – Sheriff of Babylon #1

CBR – Spidey #1

Talking Comics – The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Totally Awesome Greg Pak Signing at Midtown Comics

Pak Midtown Comics HulkThis one I knew about for over a week now. There’s 20151202_192044been no shortage of fanfare about the new Totally Awesome Incredible Hulk sans Bruce Banner—who is replaced by Amadeus Cho, the eighth smartest man in the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, according to the Pym-Von Doom Raw Calc Scale.

To celebrate the series launch, Midtown Comics hosted Greg Pak for a signing. It was scheduled to begin late at 7 PM, so I was able to head downtown right after work via the subway. Midtown and Pak ran the signing like a well oiled machine (although I did get a little suspicious when commanded to wait outside in line in an alley). In groups of ten we were ushered into the store, and in a matter of minutes I was in front of Greg. He graciously signed my two copies (I had both the original cover and alternative hip-hop variant); and I was able to quickly get in a photo op). Plus I got a free Ant-Man movie poster (in exchange for some personal info to enter a contest for a free Ant-Man Blu Ray Disc).

Pak Midtown Comics Hulk Signed

The book itself is pretty light. Good old eye candy, plenty of cameos, and Hulk smashing action. This one is for the open-minded, true-blue Hulk fans, who won’t resent a sidelined Bruce Banner, and an annoyingly hyperactive 19 year old Hulk.

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It was new comic book day yesterday! Was there anything you go that stood out to you and got you excited? Was there anything you disliked? Let us know in the comments.

While you decide on that, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Newsarama – President Obama Delays Agent Carter Season Premiere – Thanks Obama!

Women Write About Comics – Some Folks Think Midnighter Should Be Biphobic, Yes Really  – An interesting read.

Chron – Comic-craving women welcome at this Cypress-area store – Always nice to see an open and welcoming store spotlighted.

 

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The Rainbow Hub – All-New Wolverine #2

Examiner – Batman ’66 Vol. 4

Comic Vine – Extraordinary X-Men #3

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #47

CBR – Hopeless Savages: Break

Comic Vine – Harley’s Little Black Book #1

The Beat – Red Wolf #1

The Rainbow Hub – Silk #1

Talking Comics – Silk #1

Comic Vine – The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Comic Vine – The Vision #2

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It’s new comic book day today! What’s everyone excited for this week? We already have had reviews up, and more to come.

While you wait for that, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Outhousers – Local Publishing Company Giving Back To The Community – A nice positive comic story.

Atlanta Daily World – Brother Man comin’ y’all… The black comic book that started it all is returning – Nice to see this article.

The World Bank – If you cannot say it, then draw it: comic books against gender-based violence in India – We’re seeing this a lot around the world.

Sinapse – Copyright Graphic Novel: Bound by law? Tales from the public domain – This is awesome. Plus, free digital comic!

The Beat – Why are there no women “Modern Masters” of comics? – Very good question.

The Outhousers – Vaughan, Martin, Vicente Release “Pay What You Want” Digital Comic, Available Now – Go get this now!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Nothing But Comics – Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #1

CBR – Daredevil #1

Comic Vine – Daredevil #1

ICv2 – Idol Dreams Vol. 1

CBR – Red Wolf #1

Kotaku – Red Wolf #1

CBR – The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Review: The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

The_Totally_Awesome_Hulk_1_CoverThere’s a brand new Hulk in town, and his name is Amadeus Cho! Billed as the “craziest Hulk story of the millennium,” Cho has taken over the role of Hulk and is out to be the best Hulk that has ever existed?

How did he come to be? What happened to Bruce Banner? None of that is really revealed in The Totally Awesome Hulk #1, though Banner is slightly hinted out in this first issue which attempts to give us a very lighthearted and fun take on Marvel’s Green Goliath.

Instead of torment and anguish about his power, writer Greg Pak gives us an alter-ego who comes off as exactly that, full of ego. Brimming with confidence, Cho is arrogant in the first issue, making him almost unlikeable.

I’ll admit, I don’t have a lot of love for Banner or the Hulk, and have only read his comics in spurts, but I was really looking forward to checking out a new take, and there’s a good chance my checking out will be short-lived after reading this first issue.

I actually don’t mind the change, but Cho as I stated before is arrogant to the point of being borderline unlikeable, a quality I need in entertainment I’m consuming (of course I also do enjoy the occasional character I hate too). We get a smart kid full of ego he puts individuals in danger, and the comic comes off like teenage id in many ways. The comic goes for a fun tone, but Cho’s Hulk is having almost too much fun to the point you want someone to beat sense into him, which I guess is supposed to be Cho’s sister who is also in the series. Again, neither is a character I know all that well, but in my little reading of him, I never found Amadeus to be a character I wanted to beat senseless.

Frank Cho‘s art matches the fun tone, and I’ll say the style and vibe do match perfectly. This is a comic where I found the art more enjoyable than the story, but…. everyone looks too similar in their body types. Though there are cool images such as a double page spread of Cho/Hulk bunching a giant fire breathing turtle, the characters in the background all have similar body types. Even the hot dog vendor is svelte.

The comic goes for a comedic tone, but mixed with its main character, that tone becomes a turn-off at some points. The change in character and direction got me interested, but the first issue didn’t interest me enough to keep me around. One issue and I already want Banner back.

 

Story: Greg Pak Art: Frank Cho
Story: 6 Art: 7.8 Overall: 6 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Michael Cho Launches some Marvel Variants! They’re Awesome.

This February, critically praised artist Michael Cho puts his own stamp on the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe. Marvel has announced a series of stunning variant covers, all illustrated by Cho, coming to your favorite new Marvel launches!

An illustrator and cartoonist, Cho’s unique style breathes life into some of Marvel’s most popular characters. Featuring Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Wolverine, the Inhumans, Daredevil and many more, you won’t want to miss these gorgeous covers, coming in the month of February.

Look for these eye-catching Michael Cho Variants to grace the covers of these Marvel Comics in February:

  • A-Force #3
  • All-New Wolverine #5
  • All-New, All-Different Avengers #5
  • Amazing Spider-Man #7
  • The Astonishing Ant-Man #5
  • Captain Marvel #2
  • Daredevil #4
  • Doctor Strange #5
  • Guardians of Infinity #3
  • All-New Hawkeye #4
  • Howard The Duck #4
  • Invincible Iron Man #6
  • The Mighty Thor #4
  • Ms. Marvel #4
  • Old Man Logan #2
  • Rocket Raccoon & Groot #2
  • Scarlet Witch #3
  • Spider-Gwen #5
  • Spider-Man #1
  • The Totally Awesome Hulk #3
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5
  • Uncanny Inhumans #5
  • Venom: Space Knight #4
  • Vision #4

Check out the variants below!

 

Amadeus Cho is the Totally Awesome Hulk

In a release to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel has revealed the identity of the new Hulk that’ll star in Totally Awesome Hulk. Long time Hulk friend Amadeus Cho will be the new green goliath. The Korean-American lead character written and drawn by a Korean-American creative team Greg Pak and Frank Cho.

After months of guessing, and many predicting Cho, what are your thoughts?

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Totally! Awesome! Hulk!

Strap in, hold on, and Hulk out – because you’re in for a rollercoaster ride! This Fall, Marvel brings to you The Totally Awesome Hulk #1 – a brand-new ongoing series! They promise, True Believer – you’ve never seen a Hulk like this before! Legendary and storied Incredible Hulk scribe Greg Pak returns to the green goliath’s ongoing adventures. And he’s bringing blockbuster artist Frank Cho along for the ride!

But who is this mysterious new Jade Giant? And just what has happened to Bruce Banner in the previous eight months? All will be revealed – and the answers will surprise you! Not tormented. Not conflicted. Just a giant green wrecking machine who loves being the Hulk. But will that spell trouble for the entire Marvel Universe?

In an interview with Marvel, Greg Pak said:

We ain’t kidding – this is an all-new Hulk. We’re breaking new ground here – no return to established personalities of the past. But what’s going on is indeed grounded in the history of the character and will delve into the central themes of the Hulk in exhilarating new ways.

Big heart, big humor, high stakes and bombastic action await! Be there as this new Hulk’s

exciting journey begins. It’s going to be TOTALLY AWESOME. Don’t miss the gamma explosion of epic proportions this Fall!

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1
Written by GREG PAK
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
Coming Fall 2015!

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