What We’re Reading Wednesday

Wednesday! Glorious comic book day! Check out our post to see what we’re looking forward to reading this week, and let us know what you’re picking up as well.

Our picks of the week:

TheWickedAndDivine_03-1The Wicked + The Divine #3
Story: Kieron Gillen
Art: Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson
Publisher: Image Comics

Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most illadvised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? To find out, read the comic that people are literally calling “The one by GILLEN/MCKELVIE/WILSON with the very long title.”

 

Ms Marvel 7Ms. Marvel #7
Story: G. Willow Wilson
Art: Jake Wyatt
Publisher: Marvel Comics

IT’S WOLVERINE! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up for some help, but that won’t stop her from protecting her hometown. Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with Kamala and all her friends? Maybe Wolvie can be of some help. 

 

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Art Love: Star-Lord

Star-Lord from Aceshouseofcards on tumblr.

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What We’re Reading Wednesday

Wednesday! Glorious comic book day! Check out our post to see what we’re looking forward to reading this week, and let us know what you’re picking up as well.

Our most pulled of the week wasn’t even a contest.

sexcriminals_07Sex Criminals #7
Story: Matt Fraction
Art: Chip Zdarsky
Publisher: Image Comics

Jon breaks into Kegelface’s house and oh my golly what on EARTH do you think he finds there. Not only are our beloved Sex Criminals not alone…they’re not unwatched, either.

And Suzie learns once and for all the fate of her precious library.

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Art Love: Big Sister

Big Sister by V

 

Big sister’s here to help, by V

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Art Love: Headmistresses

Headmistresses by Sara Talmadge

Headmistresses, by Sara Talmadge

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What We’re Reading Wednesday

Wednesday! Glorious comic book day! Check out our post to see what we’re looking forward to reading this week, and let us know what you’re picking up as well.

Our pull of the week:

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Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Story: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: David Marquez
Colors: Justin Ponsor
Publisher: Marvel Comics

THE SPIDER-MAN STORY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT!!! SPIDEY VS SPIDEY! What more do you need?

(A little more than that, Smug Solicit, but we’ll take it because we love Miles. – Chantaal)

 

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Art Love: Green Arrow – The Hunted

GA Hunted by scotchlover

Green Arrow – The Hunted, by scotchlover

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (Spoiler-Free Edition)

GotG

I don’t know if you know, but Guardians of the Galaxy came out this weekend. Look out for a spoilery discussion once the rest of the GRC team gets the chance to watch it!

I got to see Guardians of the Galaxy a few days early thanks to the wonderful people over at Skype Moments. The experience was great, starting with free popcorn and soda and ending with a small gift bag of a t-shirt, button set, and stickers. Shiny, shiny Guardian-themed stickers. Everyone in the audience were obvious Marvel fans, which was especially obvious in the fact that nobody left once the credits started – unfortunate, because our screening didn’t have an end credits scene. Damn you, Skype Moments! I love you, but daaaamn yooooou!

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A few images from my night.

So, on to the film.

There are many moments and points I want to touch upon that will have to wait until the spoiler review/discussion, but for an overall theme, I’m going to quote my wonderful, hilarious boyfriend:

#GuardiansoftheGalaxy are kind of like the A-Team….. if the A-Team was full of drunk sociopaths.

That is basically the gist of what I got out of Guardians of the Galaxy as well; it’s got all the rough and tumble action fun of the A-Team, and plays fast and loose and has fun with its PG-13 rating. There are great emotional moments, there are ridiculously over the top and fun action scenes, and some of the best musical cues I have scene in any movie recently.

clintbartons @ tumblrThe color palette of the film was amazing, especially after the sepia-toned Wonder Woman reveal at Comic Con, and the recent glut of desaturated or teal and blue movies. Color saturates every single frame of this film, even in scenes with monochromatic sets, and it makes for a visually exciting experience.

Then there’s the humor. It’s exactly the kind of humor you’d expect out of a movie like this, and what I loved best was that Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon didn’t carry the humor – everyone had at least one great funny moment. There were many times the next few lines of the film were drowned out by the laughter of the audience, and it ranged from the very basest of physical comedy to some great Marvel-related quips and gags.

While I did have some problems with some aspects of the movie, such as Gamora and Nebula’s motivation versus everyone else’s (more about that in the spoiler review), I think the film as a whole came out strong and did exactly what I expected of it: I laughed a lot, and it’s opened up cosmic Marvel for the movie universe, which I love. Love love love.

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P.S. If Groot doesn’t end up being everyone’s favorite character of 2014, then there is something wrong with this world.

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Art Love: Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers, by 菊叔Steve Rogers by 菊叔

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What We’re Reading Wednesday

Wednesday! Glorious comic book day! Check out our post to see what we’re looking forward to reading this week, and let us know what you’re picking up as well.

Our pull of the week:

Hawkeye #19
Story: Matt Fraction
Art: David Aja
Letters: Matt Hollingsworth
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Kate gets to the bottom of the greatest mystery in the entire Marvel Universe right this very hot second: just who the H is that guy in the trench coat that seems to live in her cat food aisle? The answer may surprise you.

Or maybe not, maybe you’re super-good at this kind of thing.

Anyway a simple investigation dovetails into Kate’s desperate race to stay one step ahead of the woman that’s sworn to kill her: Madame Masque and what started off as a zany summer vacation gets a little bloody. Buckle up, buttercups. [CBR]

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