Sunday, 28 June 2009


Taskmaster is one of my favorite villains, mostly since Udon & Ken worked on him back in 2002, before it I saw him once in ASM #308 and I saw him a nonsense idiot ripping the "Red Skull" face gear, his mini-series and appearances in Deadpool to save the life of Wade and his role in "Agent X" miniseries made me enjoy him alot.

In "Las Vegas" Taskmaster helped one of his friends -a casino owner- to stop a gambler who wins way too much for the likeness of Casino owners, after his job ends he helps a girl "Sandi Brandenburg" there to win 3 rounds of sevens before coming home.
On his E-Mail Taskmaster recieved a job offere from Sunset-Bain; a rival of "Anthony Stark". Taskmaster did the job she aquired him to do but because he knew her reasons for the job she betrayed him of his money for drugs, a gun & a set-up to be arrested by rotten cops

After escaping the trap; he saw remembers he shouldn't get cocky or he'll see more of his blood flying around.
Since Sunset betrayed him he decided to teach her a lesson and set-up a rival Chinese gang and caused war between them by posing as their Kingpins right-hand man.
Sandi arrived to New-York and he had dinner with her on the beautiful view of one of Baines places blowing up.

While being punished by Uncle Lo; his right hand man was saved by a guy by showing Big man Lo footage of Taskmaster drugging that guy the night he gave order to attack Baine.
The gang had a truce with Baine and raided Taskmasters apartment shooting Sandi & knocking Taskmaster unconscience and drowning him, this is/was their last mistake

Taskmaster doesn't drown, he escapes a possible watery grave and teaches those who threw him a lesson then he watches some Martial arts movies in a Motel before striking back at his attackers, his photographic reflexes helps him do the moves by just viewing them.
In Sunsets building a mess of a massacre happens, her personal bodyguard almost dies and she leaves town.


I saw it in the figure of a "soft cover trade paperback" (with no issue covers) and I couldn't find the issues on a single until I browsed the internet today and saw it is in some issues of volume two during the era of the "Marvel Knights" publication.

Written By "Bob Gale" & "Brian Michael Bendis", I don't know who did the art but it looks very good.

Spider-Man has a huge role in that story and it made me enjoy it even more than for just being a DareDevil story

Friday, 26 June 2009


A hard cover book containing two Batman stories & one "Batman: The Brave & the Bold" story.

1. BATMAN: THE BRAVE & THE BOLD: "Oliver Queen/Green Arrow" comes to Gotham and helps Batman save a rich man named "Mellor" living in a castle.
Arrow does a performance in a costume ball to entertain a drugged Mellor with his "Robin Hood" act. After the finish of Arrow's act he sneaks out of a window and witnesses "Black Canary" being burned, but he discovers she's a robotic trap set by "The Penguin" to catch him.
The bow is broken by Penguins goon to the eyes of a conscience "Green Arrow", Penguin shows his captive the real "Mellor" and his robotic counterpart then takes the robot out.
"Green Arrow" escapes his straps and punches Penguins henchman saving the real "Mr. Mellor" then he saves a Batman who got tricked the same way he was by a "Robotic Robin", the duo foils Penguin's plan and the police arrest Penguin and his gang.

My review is bad, but the story is great:
Art: 5/5
Plot: 4/5
Script: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
In general: 4.75/5

*Script By Gerry Conway (the one who wrote the famous story: "The Night When Gwen Stacy Died")
*Art By .....
A series of roberies occur in "Gotham City" by a Snowman (he freezes his victims to death, tops them in ice like Sub-Zero does in "Mortal Kombat"). "Bruce Wayne" made a party and one of his guests is a skiir with olypic skiing medals, his shoe bottom was on ice and that made Batman decide to investigate the apartment of the olympic champion, from there Batman took a diary he read in his private penthouse, the diary reveals the skiing champ past and helps Batman defeat him when he learns the next location and causes an accidental death.

Art: 5/5
Plot: 3/5
Script: 2.5/5
Characters: 3/5
In general: 3.38/5

A woman from an expedition have SEX with a yeti that saved her not knowing that he's not human until later and she goes insane. Home in the US she dies and her half human/half yeti son is born. BAAAH

Joker tries to build a monument of himself, but Batman smiles a creepy smile in the end at Joker. You can't not laugh at that, can you?
Script BY: Gerry Conway
Art By: .......

Art: 5/5
Script: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
In general: 5/5

Issue general rating: 4.4/5


Tuesday, 23 June 2009


THOR #600





There is as well the Quesada variant for ASM, and there are supposed to be covers for Avengers & DareDevil #600 as well. Haven't seen a cover of #600 for any other title

Monday, 15 June 2009


*I heard some people saying they do not like the superhero genre, but do you believe such words?

**My answer is: I absolutely do not believe this to be a fact, it is just a saying that has no base on any level. Please read my explanation:

There are so many people enjoy reading both Marvel & DC comics like my father & me, there are some people who believe Marvel comics are fantastic and DC comics sucks & vise versa those who believe DC to be awesome & Marvel is looked down upon by them as trash, there are those who like nothing from any of these and they don't even like image superheroes and they base on such thinking that "Superheroes are boring".

I don't believe this sentiment because the same people enjoy such things as "Harry Potter"(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Surpreme is an example of magic in superheroes, to understand that the choice of HP isn't out of context). There are those who enjoy 'TRANSFORMERS': Super giant bots changing appearance and function and fighting to defend the good they believe in.

There are also those who enjoy such television series as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", "Heroes" & other kinds of superheroes television series, these series are about people with superhuman abilities defending their home against evil people & forces.

Other examples are in animes: Naruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball series, Onepiece & other sorts of animes. People hate superhero comics saying superhero genre is 'MEH' but they enjoy these animes.

See why I don't believe those who say such words? No matter how those who say so believe themselves they always enjoy things of such caliber.

Monday, 8 June 2009


Is Marvel better than DC? I mean in comics, characters, locations, as idols or victims, realistic or less realistic, whatever else of differences can be found.

Marvel comics basis their characters to be closer to reality so people would relate to them, give them real issues, place them in real locations mostly (except for Dr. Doom who is Latverian, there is no Latveria) "New York".

What kind of issues found in Marvel?

*Spider-Man is a main example: He is meant to be closer to human levels even with his powers, he must have real human issues (and don't put the Mephisto remark here, please) like girl troubles (I never saw the GF/BF thing anything but troublesome, specially between teenagers trying to lie or do things to impress the girls), money problems, seen as someone who cares for his own benifit more than others even if he has to place other peoples life in danger and pretend to save them just to be liked.

*The Mutants race is another example: Being different means scary, people look at them and act as if they are around monsters instead of humans with altered genes. Generally people are stupid (I don't seclude myself, I mean every human walking on the face of the planet no matter how high is his/her I.Q level). Guys like Wolverine are used as experiment subjects and want them controlled to make sure they don't rebel (they won't rebel if you don't hurt them).

*Ironman is idolized as an avenger, or at least he was: A weapon maker is sure to get caught by a weapon either if he/she designed it or not, he is an example on that. Also stress leads some to have alcohol addiction (why does some people turn their grief to the magic of the bottle with the disgusting drink? Islam forbids it for reasons but those who drinks it hardly look that way). He lost his friends sometimes, had arguments and fights with them, patched things up, ok.

Just now Marvel have an excessive amount of problems for their characters, I like stories about people with problems as long as they're fictional, they are more enjoyable to me and that makes "Marvel comics" more appealing to me. Marvel haters are weirdoes especially Spider-Man haters.

DC Universe didn't give their characters these many troubles, they started as making their heroes idolized instead of making their heroes (in their heroes form) troubled or hated, but they learned from Marvel and gave their characters some troubles to work with but not as excessivly as Marvel does

DC characters all live in fictional towns and cities, Batman has liberty island close to Gotham so we know Gotham is actually Manhattan with a different name and some difference in features, Times-Square is still there.
I think DC comics haters are weirdos to, especially ones who hate Batman
Now I like both companies, they're all about superheroes so I don't really find any reason to hate either companies. Why the heck does some like a company and hate the other anyway? Most of the people who worked on DC worked on Marvel and the other way around:
*Grant Morrison*Alan Moore*Len Wein*Marv Wolfman*Roger Stern*Dan Jurgens*Chuck Dixon*Kurt Busiek*Mark Bagley*.........


I searched on wikipedia about "Hal Jordan" and I learned about the great artist "Ethan Van Sciver". It is cruelty to not look at such great work and give a 'meh' or ignore such great work.