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Batman Eternal #1 Short Review

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The Cape Crusader is back with another gritty and entertaining story arc that offers readers an interesting look at not only Batman himself, but also the Gotham City Police Department. Unlikely people find themselves in the middle of the tale in this first issue and it sets up many more issues to come.

Batman continues to be my favorite superhero, at least on the DC Comics side of things and I’m continually looking for new story arcs featuring the character. When the Eternal series was announced I eagerly awaited the beginning to this WEEKLY series and finally it arrived.

Batman Eternal #1 opens with action and dares readers to dive in immediately. It was a sense of seeing the end before the beginning that lured me into more than one read thru. A focus on the Gotham City Police Department and Jim Gordon throughout help you to understand the backstory the writers hope to convey in this series.

One of my favorite, but not so talked about villains is found in this issue and offers readers a fresh look at the city in comparison the usual Joker or Two-Face.

With a few twists and turns Batman Eternal #1 is setting up another great weekly Batman series. If you’re looking to dive into a new Batman comic book series from the beginning then this is a great way to start.

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Review: Captain America Winter Soldier (Directors Cut) #1

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With the release of the new Captain America movie this weekend it seems only fitting to dive into Captain America comics. There are many great story arcs found on store shelves today and many that I would recommend. Among those we find, new this week (April 2nd), Captain America: Winter Solider Directors Cut #1.

This comic book offers a variety of different things that you wouldn’t normally find in a trade paperback.

In its contents you find not only the story pages, but also an artist interview with Ed Brubaker. In this five page spread we learn a lot about who he is as an artist. There’s a question/answer section as well that brings up interesting facts about his vision of Captain America. Its a rare treat to see the original script written for a comic book. Here we get to read what Brubaker intended for the final product. If your interested in venturing to write for DC or MARVEL then this is a great go-to guide to see how comic scripts are written.

The story, as Marvel.com states, The Red Skull lays the groundwork for his most devastating attack ever on Captain America and the land he holds dear — and with the Cosmic Cube in his possession, how can Cap hope to stop him? Find out in the shocking twist-ending you won’t see coming.

The artwork is top notch and offers a bit of a darker tone then what we would normally see in Captain America. The use of darker tones, but then being highlighted later with lighter tones really works in its favor and gives an awesome variety of the story Brubaker is trying to convey. Captain America looks tough and that is brought to the forefront of many panels seen throughout.

I cant say much about the story at this point without giving something away. All i’ll say is that there’s a great twist found that changes the world of Captain America entirely.

Reading this comic will in no way affect your experience with the new movie, but for $4.99, Captain America Winter Soldier (Directors Cut) #1 is a well polished story that will continue to leave fans wanting more.

This is a must buy.

4 out of 5

 

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SHORT Comic Review: Captain America Homecoming Issue #1

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Captain America has and will always be my favorite Superhero and he returns in a new series titled “Captain America: Homecoming”. As a plot point Cap finds himself back in his hometown with Black Widow alongside. You learn a limited amount about Steve’ life before he became a hero in this issue. Several jokes abound the dialogue and helps to make the writing fresh and interactive with the reader.

Issue #1 is quite short, but offers an interesting story line that will keep the reader interested going in to future issues. The artwork continues to be top notch and contemporary. I’ve noticed in the past that there are quite few iterations of Captain America, and that keeps the character fresh year after year.

If your expecting to learn background information about Captain America before going to see the new film you need to look elsewhere. This issue is to further elaborate on the friendship between Captain and Black Widow, which is one of the best in comics today.

The beginning of this series shows promise for the future on the “Homecoming” series. If your wanting to jump into a new Captain America comic series then this would be a good way to start.

 

Captain America Homecoming Issue #1

4 out of 5

 

DC Comics Role In Film

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Its been an amazing few years form the Marvel franchise. They’ve released some of the best films in recent memory and its all thanks to the creative minds behind the comics. DC comics haven’t had the same success in the film making market, but it looks like that could change and soon. But the real question is, at least in my mind, would it be smarter for DC to stick with TV and not focus on film? With new shows like “Gotham” and “The Flash” coming to television it seems as though their focusing on that market first. Is this a good idea? I truly think so.

Like Marvel: Agents of Shield it seems fans have been and will always be close followers of Television series. Sure you can have an a amazing opening weekend for a movie, but then that’s it. There is nothing really to build upon until the next film in the series. With television new ideas and new twists and turns can be made multiple times in a season and it keeps fans engaged year round. This in my opinion is better in theory. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section.

Check out the last DC Comics press release below. Interesting stuff. No matter what though, if you a comic book nerd then things continue to get better and better.

Until next time.

 

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=51827

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St. Louis Comic Con

Its hard to believe that a year has passed since the last St. Louis Comic Con. Last years con was surprisingly my first Comic Con and I immediately fell in love. Even if you have no money to buy anything the atmosphere and celebrity panels are enough to merit buying at ticket to the event. There are plenty of things to do throughout the day and Wizard World does a great job of keeping each person at the event up-to-date with what is happening. I’m looking forward to snapping some pictures at this years event. Keep locked in here at Talking Nerd for those next weekend.

I find myself most excited for the Firefly cast. My wife and I just recently watched the only season of the show and fell in love with it immediately. Nathan Fillion, firefly captain, will be in attendance at the St. Louis Con this year and will offer an interesting look at the show and if he sees any future for the series.

Also this year I will be on the lookout for anything Captain America related. It should be interesting on Friday, as the new Captain America movie is officially out in theaters. Will this cause a drop in attendance for the show that night? I guess we will see.

Until next time friends.

For more information on the St. Louis stop of Comic Con click on the following link.

http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier In Theaters April 4th

 

As Marvel enters into another season of movies from several acclaimed comic series it will be important for them to come out stronger than ever before with the new Captain America movie. Captain America is arguably the strongest, in terms of fiction for the Marvel universe and its important that that they provide an entertaining true to the comics film. With a great cast at the helm there is little doubt that it will be anything less. Check out the latest trailer above and get set for April 4th. We will have our first mini review of the film coming up opening weekend.