Monthly Archives: November 2010

Young Justice Episode 1: Independence Day Images

Young Justice had made it’s debut alongside Black Superhero Aqualad :) if you missed the episode here is a healthy helping of images along with the synopsis.

“Independence Day”
Friday, November 26, 2010  at 7:00 p.m. on Cartoon Network

Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Speedy are finally ready to join the Justice League as full members. However, they soon discover that are to be treated as “junior members”. An enraged Speedy leaves, while the other three strike out on their own to investigate a mysterious fire at Cadmus Laboratories. The trio soon discovers that Cadmus conceals a major conspiracy, and one of its goals is to create a clone of Superman for their own ends.

Green Lantern vs War Machine

John Stewart (Green Lantern)


War Machine

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Wakanda has been conquered, its Vibranium reserves plundered. Storm faces execution in the next 48 hours. And Dr. Doom stands triumphant. It will take the combined forces of the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the two Black Panthers to stand against him. A war has begun that will pit the world’s most relentless super villain against a collection of the world’s most powerful super heroes–one that will span the globe, offering twists and turns and surprise players (hello Deadpool!) that neither side will see coming. Collecting Doomwar #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.

This collection is must read material which compliments Black Panther stories from 2005 to 2009. We recommend reading  “Black Panther: Deadliest of the Species” and “Black Panther: Power” before diving into this tasty morsel. Only one word does this series justice “Epic” . This collection is rated 4.51/5

Nathan Copeland

Nathan Copeland

Created by: Grasshopper Manufacture

1st appearance: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, January 26, 2010

Species: Earthling

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 200 lb            Height: 6’3

Eyes: Brown                 Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and Abilities: Skilled fighter

Powers: Nathan uses a shape shifting Boombox which serves as armor, fire missiles and enhance his physical strength and attacks.


Apparently a record label executive with hands in both rap and gospel. Nathan is a huge fan of Travis Touchdown who he calls the “crown-less king”. He was ranked the 50th assassin in the world when  he faced Travis and lost.


Dread & Alive #1 Preview

What begins as a quiet nighttime vigil on a rooftop in the Haight-Ashbury for our dreadlocked Eco-warrior soon turns into a night of terror. Drew McIntosh encounters the infamous, Gryphon the Hunter, a ruthless poacher who profits from the illegal animal trade. It’s inevitable: Drew and Gryphon are set to clash in the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey.

Hardware #1 Review

Hardware # 1 – The Man in the Machine: Chapter One


Metcalf is a worker who was handpicked since childhood to work for Edwin Alva, the wealthy owner of Alva Technologies. Seven years after making Alva Tech even more successful than they had been before him Metcalf thinking he is heir apparent or at the very least is worthy of sharing in the profits talks with his boss only to be told he is just a cog in the overall machine and nothing special. What’s more he can’t stop working for Alva because his contract is so iron clad. Investigations on his part show that his boss is a big time criminal with connections just about everywhere. When he hands this info over to the police and authorities nothing happens that when he decides to take matters into his own hands.

He creates a suit of armor using Alva’s resources and decides to put an end to his lucrative criminal network himself. He is quite successful so much in fact that Alva hires a super powered assassin to deal with him, Reprise.

The Good

The analogy of the caged bird and how it will never escape made me think of an artist or writer stuck in contract with a major corporation and how yes they are occasionally given the illusion that they are “free” because they are let out of their “cages” but they are trapped and don’t even realize it.

When this issue came out there was an interview with McDuffie who likened the story of Hardware to what was happening to him and his peers in the corporate machine of comics. This breaking away was literal in the real world and it’s pretty much the same for Metcalf. Honestly this link between reality and fiction is ingenious to say the least.

I also found the character very relatable with his job and the ungratefulness found there easily being just about anybody’s job. Sure you work your ass off, do overtime, you may even be the best there is BUT make no mistake your nothing in the grand scheme of things you are just a simple replaceable piece of a larger machine. Unless you are, your own boss your corner…she is very dark :( something to think about for all aspiring writers and artists out there.

The action scenes and story complimented each other well and I can definitely see how this title was the beginning of the “dakotaverse”. McDuffie knows his stuff.

Denys Cowan’s art matches the story

The Bad

I am not a fan of the art style used here.

Some people may think of Hardware as an Iron man knockoff but they would be wrong to think so as the similarities are superficial.

The Ugly

The title that started a revolution can it honestly be given anything else’s than a 4.5/5 Highly recommended

Dread & Alive #2 Preview

Maria  gets an unexpected visit from men who aren’t quite who they say they are…… while Drew struggles with his past, haunted by horrific visions from the Cockpit County. All this while the police try to find the San Francesco vigilante!

Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #4 Preview

It’s the chilling climax for the odd squad of Misty Knight, Paladin, Silver Sable and The Shroud! The unlikely quartet believe they’ve uncovered the real villain behind the mob murders. But the truth is even more shocking than they realize! To lay a trap for the death-dealing ninjas, the four fearless fighters must execute a daring plan, coming together to face off against The Hand…and one of them must face an ugly truth! Don’t miss this explosive, dark and bloody conclusion from Antony Johnston (DAREDEVIL) and Wellinton Alves (THUNDERBOLTS)!

Dread & Alive: Book 1 Press Release

In Dread & Alive: Book One, Cultural Anthropologist, Philip McIntosh, is summoned to the Maroon village of Accompong, Jamaica, to investigate a series of unexplained deaths. A descendant of the Jamaican Maroons, he decides to bring along his wife and seven year old son, Drew McIntosh, to experience the Maroon life. But once inside the forbidden Cockpit Country, their visit is anything but tranquil as they soon find themselves in the midst of a spiritual battle between good and evil.

Dread & Alive: Book 1 cover by Avatar concept artist Rafael Burgos

Nicholas Da Silva, CEO of ZOOLOOK, LLC., and creator/writer of Dread & Alive said, “In creating the Dread & Alive series, I wanted to create an original story that was centered around a compelling character of color who wasn’t afraid to stand up and fight to protect the rights of all living things; humans, animals and the earth.”


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War Machine Vs Cyborg

War Machine



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