Category Archives: Comics

Stan Lee’s Comikaze

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Stan Lee’s Comikaze is here again in Los Angeles California.  We always see the best in Cosplay here.  The atmosphere is fun and exciting.

I’ve spoken to a lot of vendors who are here and they really seem to like setting up here.  I always find the really hard to find comics that I am looking for.

It is also a good chance to see some of my good friend who like to cosplay.  In fact they do fashion shows, which is amazing.  I will be posting pictures shortly of some of the cosplayers I’ve met.

Best of all it’s  place where we geeky nerdy folks can come together and meet one another.  I’ve met some great people at Comikaze, Comic-Con and WonderCon.  They are all great places to meet like minded people.

If you’d like to keep up with my travels follow me @capricefilms on twitter and instagram.

Xena Warrior Princess Comic Book Releases Next Week

 

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I’ve been waiting for this comic to come out for quite some time now.  As a long time fan of the show, I and I’m sure many other of us die-hard fans have been anxious for some new Xena material.  Personally I can’t wait to go along with Xena and Gabrielle on some adventures.  Yes, I know we are possibly getting a new tv series, but that is a whole different ball game, and frankly, a touchy subject.

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The comic is published by Dynamite Comics, written by Genevieve Valentine with artwork by Ariel Medel.

This is how the publisher is describing the comic:

“After the Twilight of the Gods, the world is precariously uncertain – and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can’t conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what’s coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena – at any cost.”

From what I can see it looks amazing.  I have not had a chance to preview the comic, which released on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  Make sure to ask your comic shop if they will be carrying it, and if not, request it!  The TPB is out in January!

 

Reading The Walking Dead Comics Now

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While The Walking Dead is on hiatus until February, I’ve decided to read the comic book version of the show.  I don’t know why I’ve never read the comics, even though I read comics almost daily.  So far as of today I’ve read the first 15 issues of the comic.  It’s interesting to see the differences between the show and the comic.  I like that though, and I hope the show continues to throw in wrenches away from the comic book.

I will be watching Fear the Walking Dead on AMC in the mean time as well.  I do not know if it will ever happen but I look forward to a time where the show, the comics and Fear the Walking Dead all come together to create a cohesive storyline, where we know what has happened and how we got to where we meet Rick in The Walking Dead.

I may just keep have to keep dreaming on that one.

Batman v Superman Reaction

Today I went to see Batman v Superman and it exceeded every expectation that I had going in to it.  That is the one thing about reading early reviews, you can’t always believe someone else’s opinion on whether something is good or bad.

I for one  have an excellent opinion of Batman v Superman. Do keep in mind I am not a super fan of Batman or Superman, but this film had definitely turned my head.

Ben Affleck absolutely is Bruce Wayne.  From the looks, to the voice to his whole persona.  I think he embodied what it meant to be the batman and did it well.  This was a darker side of batman that we saw this time, and I loved it.

Superman is well, superman.  However there was a turning point where he realizes that he is living in a different world than his father and that things can’t always be the same.  At times you have to leave behind your clean cut actions in favor of some more sinister thought and actions.. It was at that moment that I knew he would become a character I would like.

Lex Luthor is the instigator in the film.  Pitting The Bat against Superman.  One of the most amazing fight scenes ensued,   It looked great on the camera..  Luther is a diabolic anti social twerp.  Smart lines were written for Jesse Eisenberg that for sure.

It’s once they realize that they need to come together to save Clarks mother.  Batman and Superman make an amazing team.  Especially when they add a one Diana Prince AKA Wonder Woman into the mix.

Wonder woman blew me away. Her power and her might along with her sexy elegance make her a deadly weapon.  Her outfit was great, and her fighting skills were amazing.  Fought like a true Amazon princess.

There is so much more to say about this film.  I am going to go see the film a few more times and hopefully will give  a much better detail of the film.

If you have time, check this out this weekend.

Wonder Con 2016, LA or Bust

UnknownWonder Con begins this weekend, March 25-27.  It is usually held in Anaheim CA, but has now made the move to the Los Angeles Convention center.  I’m not sure how I feel about this move, but I do know that other events that take place here do very well, such as E3 and Comikaze.  It’s a much bigger venue than the Anaheim convention center.

So far the ease of buying tickets and even being able to purchase a parking ticket for all three days seems too good to be true.  This should be a smooth convention if things go right.

I do know that they will be using a new RFID wrist band to allow people in and out access.  I am curious as to how this is going to work and how effective it will really be against sharing and people entering for free with other’s badges.  Will this count the number of people inside and maybe give the volunteers some information as to how to control the crowd?

I am very excited to attend Wonder Con this year in LA.  I think it will make the convention better in so many ways.  First it’s bigger, and more vendors and artists can show off their hard work.  Two the location is great, I’ve always liked the LA Live area.  There’s plenty of restaurants that aren’t in hotels.  And it’s closer to my house.

I’m hoping for organization and a good time.  Thats all I want, thats all anyone wants.  Make sure you bring your backpack and stay hydrated.  You’ll thank me.  No-one wants to get out of line due to being thirsty.  And if you do decide to buy something, you’ll want to have a bag handy to put your shiny new goods in.

Have fun everyone!  I’ll be periodically updating this weekend.

 

Kelly Sue Deconnick Leaves Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers will never be the same.
Kelly Sue Deconnick will be leaving the Captain Marvel series. At HeroesCon the writer announced that she will not continue on with Captain Marvel after Secret Wars this fall. Sighs could be heard around the room from her legion of fans.
Deconnick explained that once the Captain Marvel film was announced she would have to ” dig in for three more years or drop the mic.”
Deconnick made some changes when she took over writing Carol Danvers. Most notably changing her name from Ms. Marvel to Captain Marvel. She also implemented a costume change.
Deconnick has made a huge impact on the series with fans calling themselves “Carol Corps”. The film has even taken on the Captain Marvel name, which shows just how powerful her influence has been to the series.