Category Archives: Commentary

Text pieces that are totally opinion.

Let It Fly Episode 10 – Evolving

Host Aaron Macom discusses Alias, super hero movies, molten metal and aeriel photography

The Real Comic Book Noise 363: Dog Days of Podcasting: Comic Universe Creation To Do

Host Derek Coward returns to answer the seemingly simple question “If you were going to create your own comic universe, what kinds of things would you be sure to do?” but as we know nothing is ever that simple.

Giveaway Contest: Revival Vol 1

I am giving away a copy of Revival Vol 1 from Image Comics. I recently bought a copy from a friend, completely forgetting that I also ordered a copy from an online store. In order to get rid of the pristine copy, I am giving it away. I will take all of the correct entries, put them in a pile (digitally speaking), and pick a winner.

To be entered, correctly answer the following question: Mike Norton shares a studio with what fellow comic book creator?

Send the answer to contest@comicbooknoise.com.

Revival
Revival

 

VIDEO: “Batman: Strange Days” – Bruce Timm’s Batman 75th Anniversary Short (Official)

From Youtube: “A brand new short from producer Bruce Timm featuring a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.”

I’m not as enamored with Batman The Animated Series as some of my friends seem to be, but I think this is pretty cool.

On ‘Nerds of Color': Storm: An Excerpt from Diary of an AfroGeek

Shawn Taylor over at Nerds of Color has an excerpt from his upcoming book. The excerpt is mainly about Storm, but there are two really great non-Storm portions. The first is an evaluation of Batman and the other is a tangent. Great stuff and I will be keeping an eye out for the book when it comes out.

Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 180
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 180

‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ Was Almost Rated R

According to the good folks over at ‘Screen Crush’, Kevin Feige from Marvel Studios said ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ was almost given an R rating. Their whole article can be found here.

Kevin Feige

This makes a lot of sense to me. Comic book fans are used to seeing things like Blue Beetle getting his brains shot out through his face, Captain America hitting someone in their face with his shield, or Wolverine snikting people all over the place, non comic book fans aren’t necessarily immune to this type of violent imagery. I’m glad they made the cuts needed because they opened the film to a much larger audience.

Additions to the To Read pile, Part Two

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I hadn’t read Savage Dragon until I took a chance on the first Archives Volume. I really dug it, even in B&W, and immediately went out and grabbed the second Volume. It has been a long wait for Volume 3, but I am ready to dive into it.

I have only read/owned one issue of The Invisibles and it didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, but I keep hearing good things about it from a lot of sources who don’t usually like the same kind of comic books, so I decided to take a chance on it. Morrison rarely lets me down.