Thursday, October 8, 2015

W2's Web Of Horror: Bongcheon-dong Ghost Story

I COULD tell you what this Korean horror comic is about... but I dare not!
This... this is some scary shit, I tell you! And if you are foolish enough to google it and then read it, well... Don't tell me that I didn't warn you.
This short story is so frighting that you will YAWN the next time you play "5 Night At Freddy's".
You are going to demand to get your money back for every single horror movie you ever bought, since "Bongcheon-dong Ghost Story" will make them look like a bunch of old Smurfs videotapes.
You are going to shit yourself so much that even your ancestors will find themselves in a pair of dirty pants.
You will call your mom and dad, and ask them why they were so cruel to give birth to a child with eyes.
You are going to scream so loudly that it will trigger a geological event.
Your heart will pound so violently that it will burst out of your chest, become a sentient being, name itself Bob, and live a life more happy and meaningful than the one YOU have.
You will lose your sanity, put on a sombrero, hang yourself from the roof, and beat yourself up with a stick as if you were a pinata!!!
... Or maybe that's just me...
But really, this comic is not for those of a sensitive soul. Trust me! Don't read it if you are in the library or any other public place, since you won't be capable of withholding your girly scream.
You HAVE been warn.
That's all for now. I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Boy Who Fell(chap 32) in 5 panels.

 ... Man, I blacked out. What just...



And the winner is... NERO!


So, Nero... Any comments on your, dare I say it; head-on victory?


Hear that, folks? He barely noticed his opponent during the match!

Oh jesusmariajosephandacamel...

Anything to say to your thousand of adoring fans?


Bet you feel pretty great right now, right?

... NO!!!!

W2's Web Of Horror: The Boy Who Fell.

Happy almost-Halloween!
So? Ready for the spookiest day of the year? Got enough candy? Got yourself a costume that won't make you look like a male prostitute? Do you have a stack of new spooky comics?
I don't... I guess I used too much time watching Gravity Falls, Steven Universe and Adventure Time...
The last two years, I have searched for comics that could be appropriate Halloween reading.
But this year, I will do something... slightly different; I will recommend you a couple of web-comics. And there are plenty of creepy, bloody, scary and dark web-comics.
First up; The Boy Who Fell.
Atsushi Ren, a 13 year old timid boy. He has few friends, since he and his mother moves from place to place before he can get to know any kids at his own age. But the day he finally manage to befriend someone in his current school... he dies.
... Bummer...
And even worse; he ends up in hell, greeted by Lord Devil. That is of coarse very confusing for the lad, since he can't remember doing ANYTHING evil or even wrong in his short life. But the devil assure him that he is dead indeed, and that he just has to deal with it... OR he can participate in grand Hell Tournament, a contest only held once every millennium. The winner will be granted a wish, that can be anything. Even returning to life.
But it's not a knitting contest. It's a life-threatening competition where everything is allowed, including killing your opponent. Ren has less than a month to learn how to fight the demons that anticipate in the tournament as well, and he is now thrown into a world of monsters and horrors, all to get back home. His only help is Sorian, a fierce demon who owes her life to Ren, who in return trains him so that he at least will be capable enough to SURVIVE.
The art and story is obviously very inspired by manga, but has it’s own unique style that gives the series a dark and fun tone. While this isn’t the first story I’ve read about a good person who goes to hell, "The Boy Who Fell" is one hell of a web-comic. Even though I'm not that big on "Train-then-fight-then-train-again-and-fight-again" mangas, this one is more fluid than Naruto or Dragon Ball. Besides leaning how to defend himself, Ren must evolve mentally as well, and we see him get more and more worried as he realize that he most likely has to kill someone. But he has no other choice, if he wish to return to the land of the living.
Here is a link to the series: Hope you enjoy.
That's all for now. I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Not-White Month: Justice League Of America's Vibe.

Okay, one more request, and that will be the end of Not-White Month. This time: Justice League Of America's Vibe.
One heck of a long title, eh?
Vibe is one of those characters who died YEARS ago, and most of us has actually forgotten all about, if we even knew he had ever been part of the DCU. So bringing him back to mainstream comics, and even getting him his very own solo-series is quite risky. To bring back a legendary character like Barry Allen is one thing, because even though he died in the 80's, he was still remembered and known by any DC because of his importance in Crisis On Infinite Earths. But what do we remember Vibe for?
.... Well, he was... part of the JLA... and that's it.
So really, if you want this almost unknown hero to have his own solo-series, you practically HAVE to ad JLA to the title. Here, he gimmick of re-using a name that sells is excused.

Cisco is a young man, who was saved by his older brother Armando during Darkseid's first invasion. Cisco survived, his brother... became the first victim of many that day.
Years later, Cisco learns that he has, due to the magic of science, evolved superpowers from being that close to the dimensional rift that Darkseid used to enter our realm. He can create seismic vibrations and has a sixth sense that allows him to detect visitors from other dimensions.
He meets government agent Gunn(get it?) from ARGUS who invites him to join the JLA. Everything seems to be going pretty great for Cisco... Except, this is a superhero comic, and working with the government is ALWAYS a bad idea. Vibe soon finds out that the dimensional travelers that ARGUS sends him to capture may not be the enemies hey want him to believe they are.
I am usually a sucker for stories about traveling through dimensions, bu this series seemed kinda... okay. Maybe it was that this 10 issue long series had three writers, but the writing didn't really capture me. Sure, it has some good ideas, like how the Darkseid invasion affected Earth, and Vibe's pretty unique powers, but good ideas is not enough. And I'm honestly pretty tired of "government BAAAD" stories(DC has PLENTY of those), so that's a turnoff right there. But I will compliment the outstanding artwork that brought to this series. So if for no other reason, buy the comic for the great artwork.

That's all for now. I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Not-White Month: Mighty Avengers.

I disliked Mighty Avengers before it was published.
And that was very narrow-minded of me, I admit it. Especially since my philosophy is that you should never judge a comic before you read it, since there is no such thing as a bad idea for a comic-book. Heck, even One More Day has some sort of potential. Yes, is sucks that it annihilated Peter and MJ's marriage, but it could have potential, and, in the hands of the right writer, well... I'm not saying that it wouldn't be a challenge, but if Kaine could be the main character of his own comic, then EVERYTHING is possible.
But we are not here to talk about OMD. We are here to take a look at Mighty Avengers vol. 2.
AKA; the team book with black people in it.
And that's why I disliked it from the start. The same reason to why I dislike Birds Of Prey.
Is it a problem that there are extremely few colored people on the Avengers and the Justice League? Yes. But you don't solve it by making a team with only one white guy, who's role is to be the evil whitey that you stick it to. And that is basically what Spider-Man (possessed Doc Octopus) is; an uptown jerk that needs to be taught a lesson. And just like Birds Of Prey, the series end up being filled up with stereotypes.
And how come it's only Afro Americans? No Persians? How about some Asian superhero, we almost never see those in comics.
But that's okay, really. Stereotypes are not always a bad thing. Especially when it comes to superhero stories. Heck, Luke is THE stereotype-hero of Marvel. I may not like BOP, but I can still recognize that the writing is amazing. So it's not my cup of tea, so what? I dislike the idea of Mighty Avengers, but that doesn't make it a bad series.
But having poor dialogue does. AND that this is ANOTHER Avengers spin-of. And it really didn't have to be. In fact, at the beginning of the series, we see Luke Cage, White Tiger and the second Powerman in action as Heroes For Hire. Now THAT would be great!
But not only is this NOT a Heroes For Hire series; it MOCKS Heroes For Hire! Even Luke, the original super-powered bodyguard/private eye, describing it as a face, something he grew out of.
And the art... Seriously, most of the time, it looks like Luke is telling a dirty joke, but then again; the artist for this series was Greg Land AKA the porn artist.
BUT... calling it terrible is not fair. In fact, it's not that bad, it's... okay. But that's about it.
And that's sadly all for this years Not-White Month. But October is near, so I better find some spooky Halloween reading.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Not-White Month: Luke Cage; Power Man.

Am I the only one who thinks that Power Man is a great name for Luke?
No one but me? Really? COME ON!!!
... Fine, let's just review "Luke Cage: Power Man"
The series follows the adventures of Carl Lucas, a tough-guy from Harlem who get's framed for a crime he never committed. The life behind bars is less than pleasant, especially since the guards... well, dislike him is one way to put it. But Lucas get's the opportunity for a early parole by becoming the test-subject in a very dangerous medical experiment. unfortunately, one of the guards who hates him sabotages the machine, hoping that it would end Lucas' life... But instead, it gave Lucas superhuman strength as well as bulletproof skin.
What? It happens!
Lucas uses his new strength to escapes, and decides to become a superhuman private eye/body guard AKA; a hero for hire. Changing his name to Luke Cage, he is now ready for a new and better life life.
Cage's adventures can seem a little... odd. It's like it's walking on the line between Silver Age and Daredevil grittiness. It's suppose to be a more realistic series about street crime and how hard life can be when you are black, but it can be hard to take serious when Luke are fighting villains who makes Spider-Man's rouges seem... normal. But it somehow works, believe it or not. One of the more uncomfortable tales s about a racist super-villain named Wildfire who are attacking a family of colored people. And none of their neighbors are doing anything about it due to the fact that they are the only black people in the neighborhood. Heck, most of them are just watching, some of them even cheering for the pyro-bastard.
"Luke Cage: Power Man" is a tale of one man's search for redemption and how a streetpunk tries to make a proper purpose with his life. Besides real-life problems(sorta) and some weird but creatively made bad guys for Luke to pummel, there are also a fair dose of humor, even if it's unintended with the outdated 70's talk.
It's sad that Luke is mostly a team-book character nowadays, because he is a pretty great character. I used to think of Luke as some black superhero, but that was a mistake, since Luke is THE black superhero. Yes, Black Panther came first, but Luke is truly a hero of the people. He don't care who you are, he ain't gonna take shit from no one, not even Doctor Doom(long story there). Luke is a man who let's his actions speak for him. It doesn't mater who he used to be, but who is is right now. And if you have a problem with that, then you are more than welcome to say it to his face.
Seriously, we need this guy out of the Avengers, and back on the streets in his own series!
That's all for now. Next time, e will take a look at my least favorite Avengers spin-off of all time.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Not-White Month: All New Atom.

You ever feel like wanting to shrink down and just disappear from the rest of the world?
Ray Palmer did that. Literally.
And who could blame him? His ex, who he was about to get together with again KILLED one of his closest friend's wife in a rather horrifying way.
But even though Ray Palmer is gone, the world still needs The Atom.
"All New Atom" follows the adventures of Ryan Choi, Ray Palmer's pen pal from Hong Kong. After Ray's disappearance, Ryan moves to Ivy Town in order to take Ray's job as university teacher. But he also takes the role of his idol's identity as the Mighty Mite. Not so much for the sake of being a superhero, but for the joy of being a science experiment on legs, and the trill of being on the size of an atom.
But Ryan has to take the role as hero as well, because Ivy is one weird-ass town, filled with flying heads, giant women, alien gods and monsters form crappy Japanese movies.
The Atom's world is a strange mass of magic and science-fiction, which makes the stories wonderfully unpredictable. Anything can really happen. Seeing the world through Ryan's eyes is not boring at all, and has plenty of smart-ass quotes from some of the smartest men in the world, both those from the real world and them that only exist in the DCU(my favorite being a Lex Luthor quote).
Did I mention that the series was written by Gail Simone? What do I really have to say but; Gail Simone wrote this series?
That's all for now. Next time; the hero who's keeping it real.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.