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Tournament of Evil
July 22, 2008, 9:22 pm
Filed under: Comics, Geekery

Here we go again folks! Panels of Awesome is having yet another tournament and this time we’ve gone to the dark side! It’s the Tournament of Evil! Same deal as the Tournament of Champions but this time it’s the villains turn! Head on over and join the fun!

Joker for Champ!

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Incredible?
June 13, 2008, 10:27 pm
Filed under: Reviews | Tags: , , ,

HULK SMASH!

So my buddy Jeff & I went to go see the new Hulk movie today. Going into it I’ll admit that I had high hopes but was cautious seeing as how the first one turned out. With that said; in my opinion this movie is by far one of the best movies that Marvel has put out. A one-two knock out so far with the overwhelming success of Iron Man back in May and now this hard hitting blockbuster. I especially enjoyed Sam Elliot playing the role of General “Thunderbolt” Ross, he played the part well. I highly suggest you go out and see this movie NOW.

My only true complaint is that they actually played the theme from the original Hulk TV show in one scene and it just made it extremely cheesy.



Awesome Arena Final Round!
June 13, 2008, 10:04 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Ok so we’re at the final round of the awesome arena tournament, finally. Our final match will be Batman (Greatest fucking superhero EVER!) Vs. Green Lantern. Head on over to For the Love of Comics AND Panels of Awesome to cast your final votes!



Awesome Arena Rounds 13 & 14
June 3, 2008, 7:30 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

We’ve come to round’s 13 & 14 in the awesome arena tournament, head on over to http://www.panelsofawesome.com/2008/06/02/awesome-arena-toc-rounds-13-14/ and http://www.fortheloveofcomics.com/2008/06/02/awesome-arena-tournament-of-champions-week-twelve-results-2/ To cast your votes! this week it’s Batman vs. Thor and Supermand vs. Green Lantern.



Batman R.I.P. Checklist
May 23, 2008, 9:02 am
Filed under: Comics | Tags: , ,

I meant to post a checklist to the new Batman R.I.P. story arc but it slipped my mind until now, so to anyone who doesn’t already know, here you go:

Batman #676-681
Detective Comics #846-850
Nightwing #147-150
Robin #175-176
Batman and the Outsiders #11-13

I’m not sure in which order they are to be read, I couldn’t find that information But I can say that the first tie to be released will be Robin #175 to be released June 18, 2008. Enjoy!



Apathy & Laziness
May 23, 2008, 7:09 am
Filed under: Rant | Tags: , ,

About a week ago I found myself in a conversation with a petitioner that stands outside of the Wal-Mart where I work (I never claimed to have a glamorous job). Now I wouldn’t quite call him a friend because I don’t know him all that well but he is an acquaintance. So I’m walking out the door after finishing my shift, and having had a few conversations with him before I decide to say hello and what not, being friendly. And he says to me, “This country is plagued with apathy and laziness.” I pause for a second, with my first reaction being, “Dude, you’re just now realizing this?” But I don’t say that, instead I ask him to elaborate.

So he continues on, stating at how people just don’t care about what’s important anymore. Now as a petitioner, what he does is stand outside out where I work and asking customers if they would like to sign his petitions as they leave the store. His petitions range from, legalizing gay marriage, to federal redistricting, to making changes in major laws and penalties that don’t work. Everyday he stands outside trying to help get important issues on the ballot so that the general public can actually vote on them. But nine times out of ten he gets any number of the following responses, “I’m too busy.” “None of that is important.” “Get a real job.” etc. etc. Yet everyday he tries.

At this point I’m beginning to understand just how sad it is that this is a common thing in America. The sad truth is that nobody gives a fuck anymore. That same day, before speaking with him, I had helped with a charity lunch to raise money for cancer patients. Spending four hours the night before preparing food. I spent my lunch hour serving food to those who donated the $5 for this charity foundation, and I noticed that quite a few people were not even giving it a second look. So what I would do is approach people who weren’t buying, thinking that they just didn’t realize it was for charity, and asking them if they would like to buy a plate for charity. Some of the responses I got floored me. Someone actually had the god damn audacity to say, “I don’t donate to charity, I’m my own charity.” BULLSHIT! You have a fucking job, you have a fucking roof over your head, and you don’t look like you’re fucking starving! Now I would have understood if a few of the people would have said that they couldn’t spare the $5 to buy a plate. Hell if someone would have had said that I would have bought them a plate, but none of them did.

Now I realize that this is just one small example but I don’t see the need in displaying too much more. I mean, you see it EVERYWHERE. Anytime you’ve ever seen a homeless person asking for spare change and everybody just walking past like they don’t exist. It’s fine if you don’t want to give that person money because you don’t want them to buy drugs or alcohol but what’s to stop you from buying them something to eat? I’m starting to become increasingly angered at even writing this right now so I’ll just stop here. Just remember people, we’re not alone in this world so we need to stop acting like it.



Trinity
May 22, 2008, 1:01 pm
Filed under: Comics | Tags: , , , ,

Trinity

Last night I stumbled upon a preview of one of DC’s new upcoming series’ entitled Trinity. Grouping together DC’s Big Three Characters, Batman, Superman, & Wonder Woman. Now this title has been a LONG time coming, one must wonder what took them so long to finally do this. Now that they finally have it of course, draws concerns from some fans and excitement to others. One main concern is the art. How will it look? Will it be half-assed or will it be groundbreaking? Secondly the story. When launching a new series it is a MUST to kick it off with a strong story arc, lacking to do so can result in ultimate failure.

With that said here’s a link to the preview

I’m not entirely sure whether it’s a sample released by DC to give it’s readers a taste of whats to come, or if it’s pages from the actual book. Either way, it looks promising.