Posted on 04 May 2011 by TH3 No08
Planet of the Apes: The Long War #1
Sponsored by: www.comicbreak.com
Written by: Daryl Gregory
Art by: Carlos Mango
Get your hands on these damn dirty Apes! Beginning an all-new series that takes place before the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie in the continuity of the first five films! Ape society has reached a new golden age. But there are ripples of dissent in both the ape and human ranks. Tensions will rise and soon all will be caught in chaos! And amidst all this uncertainty, what is the fate of The Lawgiver?
I’ve read a lot of comics lately that were adaptations of either movies, tv shows, or even video games and they all seem to make the same mistake when it comes to presenting material that we’ve seen in other forms and that is the constant rehashing of material. It seems that the writers are far more interested in sticking with tried and true story lines and formulas rather than taking on something new. Fortunately for us, Planet of the Apes: The Long War does not fall into that category. It is a fresh take on the old tale that has previously been covered by both movies, live action television series and cartoons as well as previous comics but with a perspective that makes it new again.
Planet of the Apes: The Long War takes place 1200 years before a man named Taylor fell from the stars. The humans and apes share the earth but with an uneasy co-existence. The dynamic created here is quite striking and sets up what’s to come very well. Humans are second class citizens, but they are not hunted, yet. There is a deep mistrust between the two species that we know will one day lead to bad things for the humans but at this point it is still relatively unspoken.
This is a well written book that takes place in continuity with the movies that came before it. This series basically fills in the history and provides us with an insight into what lead us to the situation that Heston encountered in the 1968 film. I enjoyed the characters and the back story between the ape, Alaya, and the human, Sullivan, who at one point lived as family members. These are the types of stories that make me excited about what’s coming up next. Even thought we know what the long term result is, the story was well written enough to make me want to know led them to that point. For Planet of the Apes fans, this is a must have and for comic book fans looking for a story with long term potential to create something very cool, this is certainly worth picking up.
Posted on 12 April 2011 by TH3 No08
War of the Green Lanterns: Part 1
Sponsored by: www.comicbreak.com
Written By: Geoff Johns
Artist By: Doug Mahnke
‘War of the Green Lanterns’ ignites with part 1 of the blockbuster event that’ll burn into the summer! A malevolent force has usurped control over all the power batteries, leaving the Corps powerless except for a select few members. Now it’s up to Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart and Sinestro to regain control – but can these warriors overcome their differences in time to save the universe?
“War of the Green Lanterns” is everything you’ve come to expect from a GL comic and that can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you are looking for.
Posted on 17 March 2011 by TH3 No08
This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian return from their busy week of wedding festivities (not to each other, that’s not legal here) for a jam packed show. This week the guys discuss why the new Conan trailer sucks, Can David Slade save Daredevil, as well as take on a super sized edition of The Comic Break brought to you by www.comicbreak.com. All this and much much more on this episode of Noob Radio…
Free comic book day party, May 7th
The Beverage Bar
2950 Thousand Oaks Dr.
San Antonio, TX
Come meet local comic book writers and artists!
Plus, comic themed Live Art Show!
Come meet us and hang out
Posted on 14 February 2011 by TH3 No08
Comic Break Review: Sweet Tooth # 18
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
After the explosive conclusion of “Animal Armies,” Jepperd and his new traveling companions begin a long trek north in search of answers in this stand-alone issue. But as the first snowfall of the year hits, mistrust and fear threaten to tear the group apart before they even get started!
There is often a strange disconnect when picking up a comic for the first time, especially when you’re jumping in 18 issues deep. With no real sense of where the story is headed or where it’s been I often find myself grasping at the smallest detail hoping it will lead me to a connection with a character that will draw me into the story and begin that relationship I was looking for in comics to begin with. With some books it’s a struggle to find my footing and if I reach the staples with out finding that connection, I’m pretty sure it’s a lost cause and time to move on but occasionally I come across that rare comic that grabs you with nothing but the cover itself and won’t let go. It’s just a little peek into what’s in store but it grabs me none the less and I can’t help but delve into it and that was the case with Sweet Tooth #18.
Sweet Tooth #18 picks up with Gus (The Boy) and Tommy Jeppard (The Big Man) leading a group of survivors along a desolate road in search of the mythical place called Alaska in the hopes for a better life in post apocalyptic America. There was a terrible plague at some point in the past leaving the world a cold and dangerous place and these characters are looking for a sliver of hope in this dark world. As the travel the road searching for this land of new hope, there is a lot of tension between the characters of the group. Past acts of betrayal have left many in the group