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Comic Book Noise 298: The Winter Soldier

June 18, 2013 / 1 Comment

Host Derek Coward talks about the first three trades of The Winter Soldier (The Longest Winter, Broken Arrow, and Black Widow Hunt).

Comic Book Noise 253: Daredevil 1, Flashpoint Legion of Doom 2 and Supergod 5

July 26, 2011 / No Comments

Host Derek Coward talks about Daredevil 1, Flashpoint: Legion of Doom, Supergod 5, unnecessary ultraviolence and hypersexuality in comic books.

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Comic Book Noise 204: The New Avengers Books

June 16, 2010 / 6 Comments

I have read what I think are all of #1 issues of the newly relaunched Avengers books.


Avengers: I think this will be the one most people will gravitate towards because it has all of the big names like Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine. Too bad they are making Wonder Man look like such a dick and the first villain they come across is Kang The Lameass Conqueror (he still makes my top five least favorite characters list).


The Secret Avengers: This is the title that has a lot of critical acclaim but people are talking more about Ed Brubaker than the actual content of the book. I haven’t been much of a Moon Knight fan since his days with the Defenders (actually just the Scorpio storyline that culminated with issue 50), I have never been much of a Valkyrie fan, Beast is my least favorite of the original X-Men and I was a fan of what Abnett and Lanning were doing with Nova in his own title. However, Brubaker writing Black Widow is a HUGE draw.


Avengers Academy: A bunch of new characters along with Hank Pym, Rhodey (who should still be hanging out with The Crew, but oh well) and Tigra. This book should be a trainwreck waiting to happen, but the revelation at the end of the first issue really piqued my interest and I want to see what will happen next.


Avengers Prime: According to David A Price, this is a bi-monthly five issue miniseries. Also known in some circles as tradebait. There is no reason to do anything but wait for the entire story to be finished and collected. There was a great segment where Tony Stark called Steve Rogers on his hypocrisy, but like I said, you can wait to read it in trade.


The New Avengers: I thought I would dislike this one the most. No particular reason, but it just didn’t seem like something I would like. However, I like “getting the team together” type stories. And I really like the make up of the actual team: Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Ms. Marvel, Jessica Jones, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Wolverine, Spider-Man and The Thing (I think it would be a great scene to have the last three sitting around swapping stories about all of the team ups they have had in the past, but I think that would only appeal to a certain type of reader).

While I liked them all to varying degrees, I would say my favorite two are Avengers Academy and The New Avengers. I think that because I am not the world’s biggest Steve Rogers fan it comes as no surprise that I prefer the two books he is not a part of.

One thing I thought was really interesting was the first stories for each team. The intro/training of Avengers Academy is a pretty obvious thing to start out with, but the established teams are all in different types of story: Avengers/time travel, Secret Avengers/sci fi action, Avengers Prime/fantasy adventure, and The New Avengers/mystical threats.

Now that I have read all five of them, I can safely say that I will probably be picking up the titles in trade going forward.

If you have read one or more of the titles, what do you think of them?

Teenage Wasteland Episode 72 – Criminal: The Sinners #5 and More!

April 18, 2010 / 1 Comment

This week on Teenage Wasteland…

I deliver two announcements (the show is a changin’ in a teeny, tiny aspect). Also, a nice talk and review of two DC Animated features, and a wrap up on Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Val Staples’ Criminal: The Sinners.

Items Discussed
Green Lantern: First Flight
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Potter’s Field
Criminal: The Sinners #5

Teenage Wasteland Episode 70 – 100 Bullets, Adam Strange and a Thought

April 4, 2010 / 1 Comment

This week on Teenage Wasteland…

The big 7-0. Before I start the session of reviews, I have bit of a gripe to call with, wait for it…Vertigo (shocker!). Usually Vertigo is my safe-haven, but their Crime OGN Line…I am having some issues. Plus, reviews of three books that simply made me a happy reader in the past week.
Books Discussed
100 Bullets Vol. 1
Adam Strange: Planet Heist
Fantastic Four: Books of Doom

Teenage Wasteland Episode 62 – Sweet on Sweet Tooth

February 6, 2010 / 1 Comment

This week on Teenage Wasteland…

A new release from Zenescope, some old favorites with The Unwritten and Batman & Robin and Sweet Tooth quickly rises up the ranks. Plus, what has happened to Captain America? And if that wasn’t enough, the first ever installment of The Sandbox from Mr. Jeff Sandquist.

Books Discussed
The Waking #1
Captain America: Reborn, Who Will Wield the Shield, and #602
Batman and Robin #7
The Unwritten #9
Sweet Tooth #1-5 “Out of the Deep Woods”

Music featured is by GZA.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 58 – Brubaker This, Brubaker That

January 9, 2010 / No Comments

More comics. More talk. More Brubaker love. You guys get the picture by now. Enjoy.


Books Discussed
Criminal: The Sinners #3
Teen Titans Lost Annual
The Contingent #4
Daytripper #1
Incognito TPB

Music featured is by The Foo Fighters.

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 56 – Comic Talk

December 22, 2009 / No Comments

This week I return to the norm and review plenty of my recent comic book reading. Plus, a review of James Cameron’s Avatar.

Books Discussed: The Black Coat – One Shot, Noir, Powers Vol. 3 #1, Egg#1, Criminal: The Sinners #2, Greek Street #1-5

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Music Featured is by The Counting Crowes

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Teenage Wasteland Episode 53 – Top 10 Comic Book Stories

December 5, 2009 / 1 Comment

This week I call for a little help. Friend and co-host Joe Aulisio stops by the “studio” and converses with me about our Top 10 favorite comic book stories. Our personal picks make the cutting room floor, and a l0t of diversity finds its way into our chat. Listen in and see if you agree with what we highlight.
Music Featured is by Faith No More

Teenage Wasteland Episode 50 – Comic Talk & A Look Back

November 13, 2009 / Comments Off

The milestone! This week I take a look back on TW thus far and give thanks to all those who have supported and followed. Also, an e-mail, audio comments and a plethora of comic book reviews. Fifty in the can, ladies & gents, but I’m sure not done.


Items Discussed
The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2
Deadman: Exorcism
The Factor #0
Northlanders Vol. 1
Sleeper: Season 2
Superboy (1994) #60-64
Unwritten #6
Young Liars Vol. 1

Music featured is by The Deftones.

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