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March 19, 2013

A pair of lead slinging simian centric titles firing our way later this year.

Promo art for Rolf Lejdegård’s Ape’s With Uzis from 215 Ink:

Ape's With Uzis

Simon Spurrier’s Six-Gun Gorilla from BOOM! Studios:

Six Gun Gorilla

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December 22, 2012

My 2012 Top Ten Comic Book Gift Guide!

M Spot MSpot 2012 LogoDON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER BANNER

I could talk about the trials and tribulations I’ve endured these past few months. Or what about the American comic book industry is troubling me this month.

I’ll forego that for now… Because this is my 2012 Top Ten List of Comics for the comic book fan who likes their comics pulpy, noirish, and just a pinch hardboiled.

PREVIEWS BAR

The Judas Coin HCThe Judas Coin
$22.99

This Walter Simonson title flew under the radar of many a comic reader. Which is surprising, because it’s a book by one of the industry’s ever shrinking list of masters.

If you want an Original Graphic Novel that is epic in scope told in a pure pulp style– then this is the book for you.

PREVIEWS BAR

Vic Boone Malfunction Murder

Vic Boone – Malfunction Murder
$14.99

Written by Shawn Aldridge with art by Geoffo, Vic Boone blends vintage sci-fi with a pulp/noir detective/murder mystery.

The elements make for a fun and off-beat…

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Funny shit

October 3, 2012

September 24, 2012

Wow, we haven’t done one of these battles in a while. For those of you who are new or don’t know what Monkey Knife Fight is… It’s where I, The MSpot, pit similar media properties against each other– determining a winner. Absurd? Sure, but I’d rather be reading the books featured in this latest installment of Monkey Knife Fight than watching anything involving Toddlers and Tiaras. (How is that show still on the air? And has a spin-off series no less?!?) Anyway, I’ll try to keep things short and save the profundity for later, but I make no guarantees. In the immortal words of Judge Mills Lane, “Let’s get it on!”

In the first match, we have Butch Baker, The Righteous Maker verses Punk Rock Jesus. (Did I mention how absurd this column is? Good… Because that last sentence may have been the most ridiculous thing…

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August 11, 2012

The latest installment of my monthly Inveterate Media Junkies column M’s Spot. In this edition, I give my opinions of Marvel NOW!, ALPHA, some great one-shots and first issues that were released this year (so far.) Click the link above to enjoy.

This may be one of the most clichéd statements any comic book fan could make. Even so, the words also ring poignantly true.

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this edition of M’s Spot, I believe I owe you all an explanation for my sudden absence. A couple of issues arose over the past month or so that required me to put my IMJ columns on the back burner.

Last month saw my work load unexpectedly increase. As a freelancer, I take work when and where I can get it. (Kind of makes you wonder how Peter Parker was able to get by as a freelance photographer for so long… Oh right, he’s a comic book character.) Once my workload started to settle down, my now ex-girlfriend wanted to work out some long-standing “issues” with me. After that blew up in my face, all I know…

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Trailer Spotting

July 29, 2012

Jack Reacher


Bringing it back!

May 8, 2012

I once attempted to write a retrospective of Cartoon Network’s  TV programming block Toonami, but thankfully that never saw the light of day. In my opinion, it read more like an outline or overview than providing any in depth analysis of some the shows that aired on Toonami. Maybe at some point I will visit or revisit the subject, but that seems almost unnecessary when hiphop artist Richie Branson wrote “the world’s first rap song dedicated to bringing back Toonami.”

Enjoy:

[via Bleeding Cool]

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