Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
It's a tough franchise to revive. It's so familiar to many, so you don't want to bore them with going through the same cycles all over again. But, IDW's comic manages to pull it off and then some. It delivers a perfect dose of nostalgia and fun, and while it stays very close to the earlier turtle stories, it makes just enough changes and modern revamps to make it feel both fresh and unique.
I don't think they shoulda showed that scene from spiderman, that would have been great to see for the first time in cinemas yknow.
I'm sure they have plenty of other great scenes up their sleeves. Besides, I really think it was a good move on their part. While Spidey is hugely popular, the last film (albeit raking in tons of cash), really turned off a lot of people to the character on screen. The vast majority of movie goers don't know this is a total reboot, so giving them the chance to see how different it will (hopefully) be was a good move.
My very own Brad Shoemaker is NOT included? NO DEAL!
J/K. Also, I'm getting a lot of artifacting and other issues with the video. A freeze in the beginning, the Amazing Spider-Man clip keeps getting super pixelated, etc.
Nonetheless, I hate to say it...but I haven't been reading any comics. Actually, I think the last one that I picked up was...I can't even remember. It's all because of stupid damn Heroclix. I had to decide whether I wanted to keep buying comics or buy Heroclix, and the Heroclix won out. So...I can't say what I've been reading since I haven't been reading anything.
Also, Amazing Spider-Man looks super good. So excited about Andrew Garfield as Spidey. He fits the role very well, and they have Peter's humor in there as well.
No Brad? What a rip off...
Anyway, my current favorite book is New Mutants, since it's a series I grew up with and loved as a kid, and it's great to see the old gang back together in a current book that's actually lasting a while.
The video encoding seemed a bit messed up as well.
Surely you jest. Of coarse I love the work done by Babs, Tony, Matt, ...and Corey, when he's around. I especially love to see that Babs is rocking her glasses more often in these videos.
As much as I like watching these news videos. I kind of wish I hadn't watched this particular one. I don't want to see more of SPIDER-MAN. I'm at that point where I'm going to stop watching clips and trailers until I have my butt in the theater.
One of my favorite comics still has to be Fred Perry's GOLD DIGGER. I look to that man as my artistic idol. He crafts a huge world all on his own, and you can tell the man loves nerd culture with all this Scooby Doo, Star Wars, and anime references he drops in the comic. You can tell that it's a comic written by a fan. I've been into this series and all his works since I first saw issue #8 in comic stores. He also wrote and drew SHERLOCK NINJA.
@Vance Astro said:
Either my computer is trippin or this video is glitchin all over the place.
I saw glitching as well, but thought it was just me.
Journey into Mystery has really caught my attention lately, Loki using his godly lying abilities for the good is awesome to see, it was also the only good Fear Itself book IMO. The crossover right now with New Mutants, Exiled arc, is putting out some interesting interactions. Seeing a reincarnation of Loki is also awesomesauce (actually two, kid Loki and Ikol the bird) and his interactions with Leah who cannot stand him has me chuckling. This book has dire consequences yet doesn't take itself too seriously. I love it. Every time I finish that last page of each book I'm left wanting more.
Teen Titans is such a great book. It unites all genres, all characters and all types of readers. Many may just complain saying they're just sidekicks, but in the many years of this team's existence they have become so much more. All comic book fans can enjoy this book, From Dick Grayson fans to fans of Miss martian or The Flash. With characters such as Bart Allen, Tim Drake, Donna Troy and even the Atom, anybody can enjoy the stories in the history of the Teen Titans. They've had adventures in space, adventures with magic and adventures dealing with real life issues like deaths of those close to you and complicated relationships. And that is why I love the Teen Titans so much!
At the moment I'd have to say its The Flash - I've never really been a fan , he was always just 'ok' and never read a single issue, but the story, writing an especially the art of Manapul and Buccelatto is superb. Of course I love a dozen other titles, especially Scott Snyder's current (just) Batman. And im very interested in Robinson's Earth2
Personally right now I am torn between Venom and American Vampire. I'll say Venom since I always read it first if they are both in my stack. Venom, in my opinion, really is a fantastic read and always looks gorgeous. MARVEL took a two characters who you'd never expect to be big heroes and completely flipped the script with them. Flash Thompson really wants to be a hero but so many things go wrong for him but he always does the right thing even when they are tough. Unlike some book where everything works out in the end for the hero, I really feel that Flash Thompson makes decisions that have an impact on him emotionally and physically and you can see that in the writing and the art. We've seen almost everyone turn to selfishness and anger when in the Venom symbiote, but Thompson has controlled it, mostly, and went from a high school bully to a member of the Secret Avengers. I can't wait to see where they take him next.
This book is not just my favorite because of the writing and the amazing character relationships Peter David has crafted throughout the run of it, but this book also is a nostalgic look back on some of my first comics read as a child. Peter David's original X-Factor run was one of my first comic reads to see that lady with the green hair and not only has it surpassed anything so trivial as that reasoning, its even better. I await each and every issue!
Man, what comic is my favorite right now? I want to say Batman, just because it's amazing, but I may actually have to go with Green Lantern: New Guardians. Every month I love getting this series because all the Lantern Corps are in it. Seeing as I didn't really start reading GL stuff until the New 52, I didn't know much about that universe outside of the GL Corps. This way, along with Red Lanterns, I can learn more about the other Corps. Great book every month! Speaking of which, new issue on Wednesday!
I've always been a Batman fan due to his incredible ability to overcome situations where it his out-ranked. Scoot Snyder's Batman is amazing not only to balance the fact that he can't just win "cause, oh I'm Batman. I win" but the struggle internal and external to his character. As well as The Court of Owls concept being new. Batman's rogue's gallery is amazing, so it would be super tough to create someone or something that can keep up with the standard that they set, Talon and the Court of Owls do that.
Its hard to pick a single book there are many I am enjoying. The Shade just has an almost snarky way of talking to people that amuses me and the story so far and the art has been AMAZING. As much hate as Robinson gets for his Cry For Justice book its the book that got me interested in his work. He, to me anyway.s is a talented writer when he gets to put all of his effort into a book and isn't constricted by editors or the company in what he can or cant do. The Shade has been good proof of that I think. The new Characters like La Sangre are written out really well. This is a book I want in Hardcover and TPB and in single issues so I can share it with everyone with a bit of interest in comics. James Robinson you are one AWESOME OPOSSUM!
My favorite comic book currently is Robert Kirkman's INVINCIBLE. This book as gone through drastic changes in both the story as well as the characters themselves. What began as the story of a typical high school kid developing powers while dealing with being a teenager, has turned into an intergalactic tale that is so far from the early days of Mark Grayson. Gritty at times, one will not find as wholesome of a comic book as Invincible.
Video quality was a bit weird.
Any who my favorite comic would be the Scott Pilgrim books. I might get a bunch of crap for that but since I never really read comics before that was pretty much the first series I read. (I did read them before the movie btw) I think it's a fairly nice story a little romantic a little comedic; it also has some video game sprinklings in it as well. The first time I heard of Scott Pilgrim was a few years back, I went on to his website and I saw that he was sort of asking people to buy his books so he can eat. I also super love the art, it's so freaking adorable.
My favorite comic book right now would have to be Aquaman. It's been a blast seeing geoff turn one of my favorite DC characters from a laughing-stock, to the compelling story-driven hero he deserves to be. Ivan Reis' art has done great for the series as well, and i think these 2 were the perfect pair for the series. One of the best things to come out of the New 52!
Right now walking dead is the best book out there. Its full of suspense and drama around every turn. It has the most indepth characterization and it shows raw human emotions during such a stressful and dangerous life that we could never understand unless we were in the same position that the people in that book are placed in. Kirkman is amazing and you never know what he is going to do in those books.