Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Friendly Fire -Audio Podcast - Episode 12

So, I was lazy... and threw this one together. Lots of dead air and an odd ending.
Sue me. Its hot... I'm tired. And I have cool Summer movies to
watch and X-men Schism to read.

OCW - July Week 4 -G.I.Joe's Croc Master

So... I hear good things are going on using the Ol' Croc Master in current IDW G.I. Joe Comics. If you'd like to learn more about him... well good luck. You can check out this link, though.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tracie's Pull List - Week of July 27, 2011

It's been 5 days since it opened and I've only seen Captain America ONCE.



Because it was amazing.

Also amazing? Some of these comics, probably:

Monday, July 25, 2011

SDCC - Home-Con 2011

Alas, whilst I did not attend the San Diego Comic-Con this year (because it is an exhausting madhouse and also I'm lazy) I did participate in the much more relaxing and casual and--well, I'd say "clothes optional" but, well... You can almost get away with anything at Comic-Con. Except for Electrical Tape Suspenders Girl. They sent her away one year. BUT ANYWAY. Where was I? HOME-CON.

I attended Home-Con. Which consisted of me sitting in front of my computer eating microwaved leftovers and drinking Canada Dry while following along with live-blogs and YouTube clips and RSS feeds beamed to me from the con floor. Catching all the news and panels and cosplay photos I can possibly stand to shove into my eyes and brain.

It looked like people had a good time. All those tens of thousands of people. And nobody got stabbed with a pen, did they? Did The Lizard push you?

What stood out to me, this year, from what I have seen on the Internet, while cosplaying as Tracie In The Clothes She Slept In?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Another Possible Red Flag... or I'm jumping the gun."

I've had a few more conversations about the changes in Superman and what Grant Morrison is doing to my favorite hero. And I'll say it once again... I'm in an optimistic, wait and see mode. But we do have a blog, and we sometimes need a place to voice our opinions... and since Tracie kind of inadvertently hit another new nerve about this change. I decided to rebut here on the site. Tracie posted a quote on my facebook page that said the following.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

OCW - July Week 3 - DC's Skyrocket

Ending our lead up to the Captain America movie... our last "patriotic" OCW for a while... DC's Skyrocket! To learn more about her...Click here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tracie's Pull List - Week of July 20, 2011

Sadly, none of us from Comicbook Crossfire will be attending the San Diego Comic-Con this week, but--





I feel like we should be allowed to light fireworks afterwards.

But also here are some comics that I expect to be good:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Buying comics at the supermarket


The need to say "Good-Bye"

I just learned today, (Click this link to see the whole story) just how much of Superman will be changing and evolving in the DCnU, September "Relaunch". And it has made me a little sad.

Back when all these changes were announced, it came as no surprise to me that they were going to end the Lois and Clark Marriage. That seemed logical. We want a young "Bachelor" Superman. I figured we'd still have some conflict / flirting / sexual tension with Lois that would develop over time.. but I was sure they wouldn't be married.

What I didn't expect was to lose both the Kents. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Classic Comic Book Ads

I used love the old ads in comics... I came across a few and thought I'd post-em.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

OCW - July Week 2 - Marvel's Red Guardian

Sticking with our build up to the Captain America movie... we're sticking with our theme. If you'd like to learn more check out the Wiki.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tracie's Pull List - Week of July 13, 2011

This is kind of a weird week for me. And it's weird for no especially good reasons.

Today marks the year anniversary of the day I helped launch the webcomic FIGHT! which has had an unfortunate series of delays and interruptions, on my part.

Then tomorrow is my 29th birthday. Which I'm none too excited about. But my mother will be visiting this weekend and if she really loves me, she'll take me to see The Deathly Hallows Part II and the new Winnie the Pooh movie.

So while both of those landmarks leave me feeling a bit wonky, I do at least get to celebrate by spending a lot of money on comic books.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Robb's Top Five: Favorite Characters

Ok, this is a new challenge I pose to the rest of the Comicbook Crossfire group. I'm calling it the CBXF Top Five… fill in the blank. The premise it simple. Someone in the group can post their top 5 what ever… and the rest of us can comment and add our own top five below. If anyone reading has a suggestion of a top five or would like to comment, please send us your emails.
Robb's Top five all-time favorite characters:
These five are my all time favorites. The ones who stick out to me more than any others. If I see they've joined a team or make a guest appearance or get a new title… I'm inclined to pick it up on their name recognition alone. Something about these characters just sticks with me. Who are they?

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Better Monty for the Future?

Newsarama has this Marvel Teaser... the answer to be revealed at this years San Diego Comic con. But here at CBXF... we have our theories. Read more here.

DCnU... getting closer. Robb's thoughts

Ok, SDCC is coming up and it feels like the waters are calming a bit since the DC re-launch news hit. I've had time to fully absorb this information, look at the new teams and (as Tracie and I discussed at great lengths) look over each book's new creative team. So what do I think?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More: PRO(test) or CON(vention)

Earlier Monty Posted some "protest" posters... I've decided to add a few more. But if you'd like to read the actual story, Check out this link!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cover of the Month - June

I just loved the "old circus" antique poster printing feel for the Deadman issue. Plus who doesn't like not one, but two heroes in stand up "V" neck collars! As for the Krypto image... its a beautiful cover as well as a great issue... it just makes no sense to release it now.

Tracie's Pull List - Week of July 6, 2011

I actually had this typed up last night but I must've been too strung out on hot dogs and freedom to post it.

I hope my fellow Americans had a safe and wonderful (AND SAFE) Independence Day, despite it feeling so very, very hollow without the Captain America movie opening in theaters. Whose idea was it to have Japanese toy robots punch each other over 4th of July weekend?

America needs shirtless Chris Evans throwing shields at Nazis. And, well... THIS.

Ah well. July 22 will come soon enough.

And this weekend we get Zookee--oh eff it.

On with the comics.

Monday, July 4, 2011

OCW - July Week 1 - DC's General Glory

This obscure, yet blatant homage to Captain America was this week's obvious choice for OCW. Right down to having a sidekick named Ernie! I loved when this hero from Guy's Childhood made its way onto the pages of Guy Gardner's own comic and appearances in the JLI books at the time. I've never been clear on his origins and this wiki link seems to contradict what I recall. But anyway, in the Spirit of today being the Fourth of July and the up-coming Captain America movie... we are sticking with this patriotic theme. Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

OCW: July 3 - Battlestar

Now that we have talked about Lamar Hoskins I expect Brubaker to do something cool with him.

Some of you may know this, but the Johnny Walker as Captain America and Steve Rodgers as the Captain story line is the one I joined mid-way with my first comics.
Lamar stands out as a great character. Honestly, I am surprised he got buried with JW as of the two he was the deeper character.

I know he's popped a few times... Civil War... the initiative, but Lamar more than this joke... but it's all I got right now.

Saturday, July 2, 2011