Bloodshot #10 Review.

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Writer: Tim Seeley. Artist: Brett Booth and Pedro Andreo. Colorist: Andrew Dalhouse. Letterer: Dave Sharpe. Cool cover by Simon Bisley. Published by Valiant.

I grabbed this comic because the cover was cool and I don’t think I’ve read anything Bloodshot since the hey day of the mid 1990’s. Ten issues into this version and it’s cool, but I don’t know what’s going on.

Bloodshot is talking to his tech support helper guy, Wilfred Wigans but I’m not sure how. Because as this story goes back and forth between “now” and “then” Bloodshot is in some alternate dimension. He hurts himself in order to get the job done. Which makes sense for a guy that can keep healing himself with the nanites.

There’s some group called The Burned. There’s a shady group manipulating things at the end. Something called “Day of Blood” happened before involving Bloodshot’s nanites and an airborne virus…

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Black Cat 1 Review

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I’m enjoying the new King in Black series so much I went back to the beginning for Black Cat. Where it all began.

Felicia along with her crew Doctor Corpse and Bruno are going to steal a painting. It’s a lot of set up but gets this team established and I think that’s so later issues can get ready into the capers.

In a way the KIB issues have spoiled things for me. While this is very street level “normal” people no crazy super heroics than later issues, I love small starts to epics. Little painting, a revelation, and a set ups for the next issue.

I’m still loving the body language and movement that is captured every time Felicia wants to show control of the situation. Comic fans have always discussed “my” version of a hero. Dropping off a title after that version is gone even though the hero…

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Gwenom vs Carnage #2 Review

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From Seanan McGruire, writer. Flaviano and Ig Guara, artists. Rico Renzi, colorist. VC’s Ariana Maher, letterer. Part of the King in Black event. Published by Marvel Comics.

I’m getting more familiar with Gwen’s story. While I knew this Gwen Stacy was not the original but instead a younger version from another Earth hanging out on our usual familiar Earth. I did not know that that is also true for this Mary Jane. This MJ is in a band with Gwen on their home version of Earth. They’re best friends, or are they? As Knull is trying to figure out why Gwen has a suit that is outside of his powers he latches a symbiote onto this version of MJ who now becomes Gwen’s personal Carnage.

Last issue I did think this was classic married to Peter Parker (sometimes) Mary Jane and I thought her interaction with Gwen would be an…

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Solid Blood #17 Review

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For those that may have forgotten, a couple months ago Robert Kirkman stealth released the 17th issue of a comic. Officially this is an issue that showed up from a parallel earth. Unofficially I think he’s showing us what his next idea would have been if The Walking Dead was not successful.

Leaping forward 17 issues into a title is a hell of a gimmick. I’m lost, but so is everyone else. This is the middle of a story no one knows. It’s a good story. I’m intrigued. But there isn’t any great drama or tension because nothing has been built up. The characters look great. The idea is cool. It’s beautifully drawn. I do want to see the previous 16 issues and maybe more. Also, putting this on the more newsprint than glossy paper felt like grabbing a comic off the racks in the 80’s or 90’s that was…

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The Cimmerian Iron Shadows in the Moon #1 Comic Book Review.

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That’s an awesome cover from Ablaze.

Writer: Virginie Augustin, Robert E. Howard | Artist: Virginie Augustin. Published by ABLAZE Publishing.

I’ll admit, I put this series on my pull list because the issue 2 cover looks great. In fact, I only wanted issue 2, but then number one showed up and I bought it. I’ve dabbled in the Conan mythos here and there over the years but never dove in. Despite having amassed a fair amount of paperbacks and black and white magazines over the years. I think all that changes this year thanks to this title.

The Cimmerian title features comic book retellings of Robert E. Howard’s original Conan stories from the pulps. Marvel Comics has the rights to do Conan officially in comics. But they do not own all of the Howard stories. While the cover says Cimmerian, this is Conan on the inside of the book. Also…

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Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 13 Graphic Novel Review

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Published by Rebellion.

John Wagner and Alant Grant, writers.

Dougie Braithwaite, John Higgins, Barry Kitson, Will Simpson, Jim Baikie, Colin MacNeil, Barry Kitson, Cliff Robinson, Liam McCormack-Sharp, Mick Austin, Mike Collins, Peter Vetner, Carlos Ezquerra, Chris Weston, Cam Kennedy, Vanyo, Paul Marshall, Jeff Anderson, Steve Yeowell.

This 13th collection features many many Judge Dredd stories and it is rough at times. Not the art, not the writing. Both are amazing in each and every story. The entire world of Judge Dredd is difficult. This 13th volume is the only one available in my local library system, and I have a couple of cross overs in my own collection (like with Batman) but my Dredd and 2000AD collections sit at zero.

I’ve enjoyed the movies. Anthrax is one of my all time favorite bands. Yet there is something about Dredd that has never came across the pond to the same level…

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Jonah Hex: Face Full of Violence Graphic Novel Review.

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From DC Comics. Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, writers. Luke Ross and Tony Dezuniga, artists. Jason Keith and Rob Schwager, colorists. Rob Leigh, letterer.

Thanks to my friends over at the Longbox Heroes podcast, I realized that I’ve been missing out on Jonah Hex. This has always been a gap in my comic knowledge. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the story potentials in the western genre and begun to enjoy some movies and pulps. But never made the easy crossover while I’m already in the comic store. This volume collecting issues 1-6 of the 2006 series came through work and paused at my desk for awhile. It might be the first Jonah Hex work I’ve read, but it’s definitely not the last.

Each issue tells a new story. While Jonah carries through every issue, that’s about it. Certain themes, certain ideas, maybe a casual mention. But any reader…

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Story Time: A Broken Wing

This is a cautionary tale of a young boy who, despite all warnings went up against a fabled beast. The beast was a filled with hot air and it’s scales are a made from a mixture of nylon & ployester oxford. This tale begins on a warm sunny Saturday and everyone was getting ready for a birthday festivity. The day started off normal and relaxed, unaware of the battle to come.

So we all went to a family’s house for a birthday party and they rented out a bouncy house for the kids (and adults lets be honest hahaha). Everything was going rather well and everyone was having fun. Lots of food, drinks and the kids we’re all playing the bouncy house. We then opened gifts for the birthday boy, followed with cake as you do. Then everyone went back to playing.

While we putting some of the larger gifts together and talking. I was told that my son had hurt himself… Looking ahead, I can see that he was cry and his arm was just hanging down to his side. Thinking he might have dislocated it or messed up some of his muscles. After getting him to stop crying long enough to tell me what had happened. We put some ice on his shoulder where he said it hurt and he was fully able to tell us what he did.

It seems that at some point of playing around. He thought it would be a good idea to do a front flip from the bouncy house opening to the slide that was build on. Not being able to stick the landing the way he wanted too. He did land on his arm and bend it backwards… After he was able to move, we took him the the local ER to see if there was more damage than we were seeing.

I believe we were at the ER for almost 3 hours. They did some x-rays and found that he did brake his arm and pulled a few muscles. They gave him a shot small of morphine to help with his pain and put a splint/sling on him. He did have nurse that was hilarious and had a number of dad jokes/dark jokes. Which is right up my son alley, Odin knows that kids loves his bad jokes hahaha. I have to say that kid on morphine is something to see hahaha. He did not stop talking and so, SO MANY JOKES. I wish I got it on video, just to focused on getting everyone home.

So far he is doing better, sleeping is a bit of a challenge sometimes. So there is a lot of napping haha.

Middle Earth Challenge: Welcome To The Broken Sword!!! | Middle Earth Lore

So a few months back, I did a Middle Earth Challenge. On some of the posts I shared a number of videos about the lore. But sadly due to some copy right claims and guidelines through YouTube. Some of the videos have been deleted or suspended. So the guys who made most of these video and updated and made a brand new channel called The Broken Sword. They did say that they will be editing and replacing some of the old videos on previous channel History Of The Ages and reposting to they new one.

I figured I would start an update through this challenge. Also support these guys and their work.

The Covid Shot

So I finally went out and got my first Covid shot the other day. The shot itself wasn’t that bad, later on in the day it felt like having icy hot under the skin and someone punch you in the arm really good. The following day my arm was a little sore and still felt like someone punched me in the arm.

But it didn’t slow me down really. I guess we will see what happens when I get the second shot.