Advance Look at DeVerna & Davidson’s “Howl” #1

It’s always tough when friends ask you to review something.

Clearly they’ve put their heart & soul into the material and they want feedback; gentle, but feedback nonetheless.  They turn to their circle, hoping that if they made an out & out turd, at least their friends will let them down easily.

Luckily for me, I don’t have to let Eastin and Ryan down easily, as “Howl” #1 stands on its own two lycanthropic feet as something worth investigating further (and investing in right now via Kickstarter).

Howl #1 tells the story Jack Lowe, who is apparently the last man on Earth; welllll, the last man man. The last homo sapien.  For some unknown reason, Jack is the last non-werewolf on the planet.  The 5 W’s of Journalism kick in almost immediately as I was reading issue #1 and wanted to immediately reach out to the creators & press them for answers.

Honestly though, I’m anxiously awaiting the next issue, hoping that it brings a few answers before additional questions start arriving. As for the story, don’t worry, this isn’t another post-apocalyptic world of grey misery you have to trudge through; our dude’s a history teacher at a school full of normal-seeming teenagers (who are monsters to begin with, lycanthropy or no). He’s got an interesting marriage and a blowhard for a neighbor.

I’m hoping their Kickstarter blows past its goal so that we’ll get a nice long look at the world of Howl; werewolves as bad motherfuckers who are bipedal creatures of destruction, goddammit, not shirtless male models who mope around before being pressed into service out of some weird fetish for pasty teenage depressives.

Fun fact: Did you know that this is the same creative team that Modern Borefare once interviewed about the killer webcomic, Spaceship Long Island? It’s true! Believe it or don’t.

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Click here to back them on Kickstarter! 

(See Kickstarter page for further details as well as proper art credit)

Trailer Park: All the Upcoming Comic Book Movies You Can Shake a “Meh” At

I’ll see them all, but the only one that won’t be accompanied by a weary sigh is Deadpool.

Deadpool

Still can’t believe that A) this actually got made and b) with a hard R rating.

Suicide Squad

Why does the Joker have so many terrible tattoos?

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

X-Men: Apocalypse (leaked SDCC ’15 buttcam version)

Don’t worry, only 53 more to go!

In Less Than Two Hours, War Never Changes…Again (edited)

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This is either going to be amazing or the greatest/cruelest hoax played on Fallout fanboys.

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NOT A HOAX NOT A HOAX OMJEEZ

I’ve only watched 2 minutes of KUNG FURY and Already My Life Has Changed for the Better

Markmy words, this will become (hell, it probably already is) a cultural touchstone.  Even better, it’s only 30 minutes long!You’re lucky though; any longer than that and chances are high your eyes might melt.  You think eye jelly is easy to get out of your vintage Old Navy hot yellow Tech-Vest®? Trust me…it ain’t. Consider yourself warned. KUNG FURY!!!

Don’t Have a Cow, Man: Simpsons Relevant for First Time in 18 Years

This couch gag made me binge watch all of Season 1 of Rick & Morty in a day.  A finer day has never been spent and nor shall it.

And then we’re gonna go on even MORE adventures after that, Morty. And you’re gonna keep your MOUTH SHUT about it, Morty…

..because the world is full of idiots that don’t understand what’s important. And they’ll TEAR us apart, Morty!!

But if you stick with me, I’m gonna accomplish great things, Morty, and you’re gonna be part of ’em.

And together we’re gonna run around, Morty, we’re gonna… do all kinds of wonderful things, Morty. Just you and me, Morty. The outside world is our enemy, Morty… we’re the only…. friends we’ve got, Morty! It’s just Rick and Morty. Rick and Morty and their adventures, Morty.. RICK AND MORTY FOREVER AND FOREVER A HUNDRED YEARS Rick and Morty.. some…things.. Me and Rick and Morty runnin’ around and… Rick and Morty time… a- all day long forever.. all a – a hundred days Rick and Morty! forever a hundred times…. OVER and over Rick and Morty… adventures dot com.. W W W dot at Rick and Morty dot com w..w..w… Rick and Morty adventures.. ah- hundred years….. every minute Rick and Morty dot com…. w w w a hundred times… Rick and Morty dot com…….”