Monthly Archives: April 2011

Barret Wallace

Final Fantasy VII’s Barret Wallace

Created by: Square Enix

1st appearance: Final Fantasy 7, January 1997

Species: Earthling

Team Affiliations: Avalanche

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: Unknown            Height: 6’4

Eyes: Brown                 Hair: Black

Relatives: Adopted Daughter

Skills and Abilities: Capable street fighter.

Powers: Barret has the typical strength of a man his age who engages in intensive physical exercise. In addition he has a “gun arm” which he can use to fire long range projectiles.


A playable character in Final Fantasy 7. He was a member of a terrorist group called AVALANCHE which tried to prevent the Shinra organization from using the planet’s life force as Energy. After joining with Cload Strife and Friends he ends up in a whirlwind adventure to save the world and stop the evil Sephiroth.

Ororo Before The Storm

June               Ororo Before The Storm         1        $2.99 Marvel        26,368

July                 Ororo Before The Storm        2       $2.99 Marvel        18,900

August             Ororo Before The Storm       3      $2.99 Marvel          15,994

September      Ororo Before Storm               4      $2.99 Marvel           14,317

Seven Soldiers: The Manhattan Guardian #4 Review

Seven Soldiers: The Manhattan Guardian #4 - Sex Secrets of the Newsboy Army!


The origins of the news boy army is revealed as well as how JJ plays into the very survival of the world right before the forces of evil try to kill Ed.

The Good

Creepy tale- There is something genuinely creepy about the tale being told here by Grant Morisson. It starts out campy enough for you to laugh at the origin and the fairy hunt but it morphs into an invasion apocalypse tale which makes your hair stand on edge. That my friend is good story telling.

The art is superb, hitting all the right notes.

Seven- The tale of JJ and his inclusion in the seven soldiers culminates here as he’s thrust into a conflict so old and so evil it’s beyond thought.

Cover- The cover presented as a newspaper was well done.

The Bad

Some will complain this issue felt like a “news boy comic” with JJ as a guest star.

The Ugly



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Mr. Fish-Mort Norris

Created by: Don McGregor and George Tuska

1st appearance: Power Man #29, 1976

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Maggia

Legal Status: American national with criminal record.

Weight: 310 lbs (formerly 188 lbb)    Height: 6’6 (formerly 5’9)

Eyes: Black (formerly brown)            Hair: none (formerly black)

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Capable street fighter and criminal organizer.

Powers: He possesses Superhuman strength and durability. He carries a gun which fires bolts of high-voltage electricity.


Mort Noris and his younger brother where born into the ghetto’s of New York. After their parents died Mort took to crime to provide for himself and his little brother. Thanks to his brutality he was recruited by the Maggia crime Family based in New York. One night he was tasked with robbing a truck of an unidentified radioactive isotope for his bosses. After securing the truck he and his brother were accidentally irradiated by the compound. Rushing into the polluted east river Mort when he surfaced found himself transformed into a green scaled, finned headed, clawed hand, flipper footed creature. His condition and the resulting superpowers got him promoted to the head of the local Maggie territory. He then tried to strong arm local business by blowing up their trucks and buildings so he could get protection money or control over their entire operation. His reign of terror came to an end when said business owners hired Luke Cage to help them. Luke found his base of operation while Fish though the defeat of Luke would add to his notoriety. They battled high above a skyscraper and in the end Mr. Fish was defeated and fell to his death. After his death his young brother took up the mantle of Mr. Fish having been exposed to the same radioactive Isotope.

Cornell Cottonmouth

Created by Len Wein and George Tuska

1st appearance: Power Man #19 (1974)

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations:

Legal Status: U.S citizen with criminal record and wanted by authorities

Weight: 235 lbs    Height: 6’1

Eyes: yellow            Hair:bald

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Street fighting skills.

Powers: Cornell has removed all of his own teeth and replaced them with metal ones which he uses to bite his targets. These teeth are constantly replaced whenever they are damaged in battle.  He is also quite strong comparable to Luke Cage. His eyes look like those of a snake.


A drug dealer and Pimp operating in New York. Cornell was enhanced by unknown means even before Luke cage had been imprisoned. He made a name for himself not just because of his snake like appearance but his signature way of dealing with his enemies. He would send them a package with poisonous snakes inside once they opened it they would be be poisoned and killed.

When Willis Stryker wanted to get rid of Luke Cage by framing him for drug possession he stole the coke from Cornell Himself. When Cage escaped and came searching for the origins of the drugs he ran into Cornell and worked for him in hopes of finding his records. When Cornell found out they fought and Cornell was defeated and his records man killed. After this and without his records and as rumors of his defeat spread he was ruined.

He became a full time Pimp who came out of retirement during shadowland where he clashed with New Powerman/Victor Alvarez and Iron Fist. He allied with Deadly Nightshade, despite the defeat he escaped and is still at large.

Klaws of the Panther #4 Review


Klaw flees to space to unleash his machine and Shuri contact Steve Rogers for help. He recommends the black widow. Klaw argues with his weapon about what he has done to her and plans to do to the world. Shuri and company blast into space to save the world. Black widow infiltrates Klaws base as he unleashes his weapon. She refuses to kill the innocent woman and the woman it seems saves them all in the process. Klaw vanishes, they all celebrate the victory.

The Good

Good action, good ending with Shuri coming to terms with her bloodlust and willingness to lose innocents in her war.

The Bad

Cover- Ok someone explain to me why Natasha Romanov the Ex-Russian spy and former avengers leader looks like a black woman on the cover? (shakes head) Lord help me!

 Uneven art- The art plummets back to looking plain terrible this issue after a small jump in #3. It just sucks royally to look at pages where ……no pun intended……it looks like someone used their feces to draw. This is not the kind of art I expect from my comic book SORRY!

The Ugly


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Rocket Racer- Robert Farrell

Created by:  Len Wein and Ross Andru

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #172 (1977)

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations:  The Outlaws, Modok’s 11, Wild Pack

Legal Status: U.S citizen with criminal record

Weight: 180 lbs.    Height: 5’ 10”

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: High intellect and self taught engineer.

Powers: Body armor grants him enhanced physical abilities such as super strength and agility with mini rockets in the gauntlets. He uses a rocket powered skateboard as well for high speed transportation.


Robert Farrell was a small time crook with a big brain. Over time he grew tired of the petty heists and used his intellect to create a rocket powered skateboard to help him in more high profiled burglaries. His strong ethics pulled him over to the side of the heroes briefly where he partnered with Spider-man to battle various villains. He also worked freelance for Silver Sable and was a founding member of “the Outlaws”.

After this he retired until his equipment was stolen. Upon regaining his tech he returned to a life of villainy because it was such a thrill. It was during this stint as a criminal that he was locked up in the supervillain prison though he eventually escaped.

During the initiative his prison sentence was revoked and he became a member of sheild. It is revealed that his past criminal action were to help his ailing and sick mother and a house which had been repossessed. It is unknown what became of him during dark Reign and Siege.

The Scorcher-Steven Hudak

Created by:  Kurt Busiek and Pat Olliffe

First Appearance: Untold Tales of Spider-man #1 (1995)

Weight: 175 lbs.     Height: 5’ 10”

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations:  Masters of Evil

Legal Status: U.S citizen with criminal record

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Brilliant chemist.

Powers: Protective armor grants him resistance from physical injury, he is immune to gunshots and conventional physical assaults and he can fly. He can also generate intense fire and flames and has enhanced strength.


Steven Hudak was a keen intellect and chemist who was framed for embezzlement and sent to prison. Over time his mind turned and he became what he was framed to be, a criminal. Under the finances of Norman Osborn he created a suit of armor and battled Spider-man as one of his earliest villains. He was again returned to prison but escaped to establish a protection racket; again he was defeated by Spider-man and sent back to prison. He served his term and returned to society and remained crime free until a Christmas Eve which found him defeated by spider-man though this time he escaped. He joined the masters of evil and was defeated by the thunderbolts and sent back to prison. Escaping once again he confronted Daredevil and Spider-man alongside Diamondback 2 and was defeated.

Hudak took a hiatus from crime and even warned Wolverine when the savage land mutates tried to rescue Sauron from prison. It was short lived however and he returned to crime and was soundly defeated by She hulk before joining the Hoods gang and participating in the siege on Asgard.


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