The Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil will be treated to a middleweight clash with huge divisional ramifications. Luke Rockhold is the former Strikeforce kingpin looking to establish himself as a serious contender in the UFC. Vitor Belfort is the old lion that can still maul anyone who enters the cage.
Justice League of America #3 | Writer: Geoff Johns | Art: David Finch & Richard Friend | Colors: Sonia Oback | Letters: Rob Leigh | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com
JLA improves upon the mistakes of the canceled Justice League International series by making the little things matter. For example, The U.N. commissioned the JLI with the intent of having a culturally diverse squad with no hidden identities.
A.R.G.U.S. runs this particular show, and Amanda Waller and Steve Trevor calls the shots. Geoff John covers a lot of ground with this issue that serves as the tip of the iceberg.
Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 | Writers: F.J. DeSanto and Bradley Cramp | Art: Marcus To and Ian Herring | Cover: Marcus To and Ian Herring | Publisher: Archaia Entertainment | Price: $1.00 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com
This is a spectacular piece of comic book literature that is truly a privilege to read.
A young man, now known only as “009,” has been cybernetically altered against his will and fights to break free from a secret society who transformed him. This is a re-imagining of Shotaro Ishinomori’s manga classic that does everything right.
The opening glimpse into 009’s life before the robotics immediately makes you sympathize with him even though you don’t know the whole story. Marcus To and Ian Herring depict the heart wrenching scene that puts it over the top.
Romance, violence, mystery, and action are all impeccably woven together in superb fashion. Even though this is just a preview of the full length graphic novel scheduled for a summer 2013 release, this is one book you don’t want to miss.
Plus, the price tag is pretty nice too.
“Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away – what are you?” Captain America
Emotionally shaken from the events in The Avengers, Tony Stark struggles to find meaning in his life. Meanwhile, the sins of the past come back to haunt Tony even further as he arrogantly shunned the harbinger of his doom, scientist Aldrich Killian, played by Guy Pearce, fourteen years earlier.
In the Summer of 1996, Professional Wrestling’s Monday Night Wars were heating up. The nWo became an instant ratings bonanza for World Championship Wrestling while the World Wrestling Federation was struggling for their piece of the pie. In August of that year, Jim Ross announced that Diesel and Razor Ramon were heading back to WWF. This created a tidal wave of controversy as the men who performed as Razor and Diesel, were under contract to WCW.
The eighty-second edition of the Hardway Podcast is online! Join Jon Harder as he interviews “Brutal” Bob Evans, best known as the manager of “the Prodigy” Mike Bennett in Ring of Honor. There is worlds more about Brutal Bob however, and the Hardway definitely showcases that! Brutal Bob and Jon discuss…
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #22 | Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Sara Pichelli | Colors: Justin Ponsor Publisher: Marvel Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com
The thrilling conclusion to “Venom War” brings about a personal tragedy for Miles Morales. These things and Spider-Man go hand-in-hand so it was only a matter of time before our young hero suffered this particular wound.