March 2011

Supergirl #62

by Alan Rapp on March 29, 2011

in Comics

supergirl-62-coverWith the help of Robin, Miss Martian, and Blue Beetle, Supergirl tries to find out who has it in for the young heroes of the DCU. Her search leads to the ruins of a Cadmus facility and lands her team in some hot water. Let’s just say in terms of strategy Supergirl isn’t exactly Batman (or even the son of Batman).

As a standalone this issue is fine, but nothing special. The storyline involving the evil shadow group and the killer Facebook app is moved forward, and it’s interesting to see writer James Peaty give the character a little grit and chip on her shoulder as well as play on the whole rushing into danger trait her cousin has been known for over the years. It’s what you’d expect from a second issue in a story arc, but nothing more.

I was slightly disappointed with the harder Supergirl which takes away from some of the fun of the Girl of Steel/Damian relationship. However, I did enjoy the scene between Kara and Lois Lane which points out not only Supergirl’s hubris but and why you shouldn’t underestimate her.

[DC, $2.99]

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  • Title: WWE All Stars
  • Wikipedia: link

X-Play‘s Adam Sessler sits down with THQ Creative Director Sal DiVita to discuss WWE’s newest game WWE All Stars which hits stores today. The game includes wrestlers from multiple eras including Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, Andre the Giant, the Ultimate Warrior, Mr. Perfect, Triple H, the Honky Tonk Man, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Edge, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and the Macho Man Randy Savage. OH YEEEEAAAAH!

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FF #1

by Alan Rapp on March 28, 2011

in Comics

ff-1-coverJohnny Storm is dead and, for at least now, so is the Fantastic Four. With FF #1 writer Jonathan Hickman launches the remaining members of the team, their extended family, and one Webhead into a new series of adventures.

In this first issue Spider-Man joins the team getting yet another costume change. The new group gets their first action by attempting to stop A.I.M. from breaking the Wizard out of prison. Things do go all that well.

On the plus side there are some nice touches throughout including Spidey’s hestitancy and troubling finding his place with the team, the Thing’s grief, a comment Reed Richard’s father makes over dinner, and a surprise appearance by an old enemy an unlikely new ally for the new team.

I’m not quite sold on the look of costumes (although I do like Sue’s explanation for the color scheme) and as first issues go it does a pretty good job of setting the table. I also find it humorous that Marvel went all Dynamite Entertainment with the crazy number of variants for this one.

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This Week in Independent Film

by Alan Rapp on March 28, 2011

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Cat Run
  • IMDB: link

Paz Vega stars as a high end call girl on the run with evidence of a government cover-up in this new thriller from director John Stockwell (Blue CrushTuristas, Into the Blue, Crazy/Beautiful). Christopher McDonald, Scott Mechlowicz, Tony Curran, Janet McTeer, D.L. Hughley, and Michelle Lombardo also star. Cat Run opens in limited release in select cities on Friday. As you’d expect, the Red Band trailer is NSFW.

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Comic Rack

by Alan Rapp on March 28, 2011

in Comics

It’s a new week so it must be time to talk about comics! Welcome to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls. Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we offer you this quick list of all kinds of comic book goodness set to hit comic shops and bookstores this week from all your favorite publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, BOOM!, Dynamite, Image Comics, and others.

This week includes Action Comics, American Vampire, Archie, Captain America, Deadpool Team-Up, Detective Comics, Doctor Who, Green Arrow, Green Hornet: Year One, Halcyon, Incorruptible, Kick-Ass 2, Secret Avengers, Sherlock Holmes: Year One, Star Wars: Legacy – War, Teen Titans, Thor, The Walking Dead, X-23, the first issues of Age of X: Universe, Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker, Cyclops, Undying Love, and the final issues of 5 Ronin, Incognito: Bad Influences, Jack of Fables, JLA/The 99, Punisher: In The Blood, and Suicide Forest.

Enjoy issue #121

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