Panel Picks – Back At It

Sometimes I really hate comics:

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JUST BECAUSE HE’S BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A BABY DOESN’T MAKE HIM ANY LESS DANGEROUS

But most of the time I love them:

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Trailer Park: NBC/DC’s Constantine

well Well WELL, look at what NBC is bringing to the table:

Compared with the first attempt at the Hellblazer property, 2005’s Constantine:

Yeah, I think I’ll take NBC’s go at it, thanks (though I always dug Peter Stormare’s Satan). I wonder if they’ll be sticking with the supernatural aspects at all times or divert into the trickster/conman themes of the character, seen in arcs like “Hard Time” or “Freezes Over”?

Throughout the 300 issue run of Hellblazer, Constantine would refer to himself as “just a dabbler” when it came to magic and more of a trickster who would bullshit his way through most situations. Also curious if they’ll cut out the ever-present cigarette? Regardless, this looks super cool and is one of the few shows from the upcoming season that I’m actually looking forward to. Alright, squire?

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THEY’RE BAAAAAAAAACK: Panel Picks Returns, Is Now Giant-Sized

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What If: Age of Ultron #2

Nice homage to a comic I DESPERATELY wanted when I was younger.

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All Mew X-Men #25

Who’s mashed up with whom?

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All New X-Men #25

Guess this is an homage to THIS particular X-Men cover.

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All New Ghost Rider #2

Remember when Mr. Hyde wasn’t abslutely terrifying?

Deadpool #27

Deadpool #27

Gimmicks aside, still cool to see who you can pick out in the crowd. Apparently it’s the comic book cover featuring the most characters…ever.

Wolverine & The X-Men

Wolverine & The X-Men

Hope my child isn’t Apocalypse.
Waaaay more after the jump, man. You don’t even know bro. Continue reading

Well, He Does Have A Point (or Six)

Relevant or not, Wolverine certainly seems to be in more monthly books than any other Marvel character. Though both Deadpool & Spider-Man are having a go at the title.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if, one month when Logan is in space in the Wolverine & The X-Men book, he wasn’t also in a dragon-infested tunnel halfway to Japan? Then again, a month is a long time. Maybe he’s in space from the 4th – 9th then ends up in the dragon tunnels from the 16th – 23rd? With an all X-Men hands on deck softball game on the 13th? Continuity, you are a vexing and fickle concept!

The Valiant Comics Train Keeps A-Rollin’

Funny story: I was in the Baltimore/Annapolis area last weekend and while there I drank way more than was healthy or even called for (hubcap sized margarita, for starters), ate a gross but delicious conglomeration of food called crab nachos, and found a stupendous comic book store in Annapolis called Capital ComicsIf you’re in the area, I urge you to visit.  Great staff, great selection, plus there’s a dog.

While at Capital I discovered that I was missing the Baltimore Comic-Con by a week; namely, it’s this weekend.  Right nowOh, hamburgers.  No worries, as someone else went and posted a transcript & preview art from the Valiant Comics panel! Now, it’s no secret that I’ve been completely on board with this new Valiant launch (mostly to see if they make any allusions to Deathmate) and I hope I’ve been able to drag a few along with me.  Either way check out the recap of the panel over at Comic Book Resources but stay here at Modern Borefare for soothing words & HARD HITTING VALIANT ACTION.