Smallville Season 11 #10

10 issues in and we have our Villain. The issue starts with a bunch of fires being mysteriously put out from the field test, General Lane and his unit started by attacking Superman. Then, where Emil had used his Superman Alarm watch (usually in the possession of a one Jimmy Olsen) to tell him Hank has made a scene at S.t.a.r.. labs from the last issue, we see the reaction Superman gives. He excuses himself from Gen. Lane to rush off to the Laboratory to yet again be a hero. Meanwhile, at the labs, Hank is still choking Lex. He tosses Lex to where his unconscious human body lays stiff. He realizes here that he’s a robot, and can’t feel, then destroys the human body. Lex tries to convince him that this is a good thing, his new form, while Mrs Henshaw Terri, is trying to tell him this is all Superman’s fault. Lex, being the opportunist that he is, jumps on this idea and tries to seed the idea into Hank. Making the saying “speak of the devil and the devil will always come” be true, in walks Superman. The idea seed planting worked and Hank and Clark go at it.. To be continued

All this time, these issues have been doing *non-linear* story telling. Which started about four or so issues ago. And when you get to this, it all feels like a climatic point in the overall arc, for everyone really. I don’t know how much Miller has written ahead of time, but one could imagine this is already completed and we readers are just waiting week by week, to see the next round. The style of the 3 issue arc’s works fine for me, they may even be perfect. The way this issue starts was nice. I think more so written than properly drawn, but what else is new? When it comes to comics, I don’t know how much freedom the artist has to execute his style or creative versatility, but there were major improvements here than on his previous work so far with this book. I also am curious to see how much was drawn by hand, vs computerized effects.

Miller has written nine episodes (season 8-10)  for the show so is actually really grasping what this show means and is able to translate it well to the comic medium. From what I gathered about the comic medium, they set up the entire scene from the camera angle to the emotion each character is gonna feel, and some times the placement of props. If that holds true here, then in this issue it’s very effective. If not, then for once Perez has done something he seldom does so far–Impresses me.

There’s a few scenes I absolutely love here artistically. The scene when Terri Henshaw (his wife) is trying to calm him down, and the scene after he sets his human body aflame screaming “No”. The last is the final page, it  just has this “Super Moment” about it.

Enjoy your week.

Rating

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4 out of 5
  • Art:  3.3 out of 5
  • layout*: 4 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5
  • Story: 3.5 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Avx #3

The third book in this series is a bit quieter.

The fighting is over for the most part and where Hope left Wolverine & Spider-Man, is where this book picks up. Logan awakes after being cooked alive, and Spider-Man fills him in on what he’s missed out on. Logan being who he is, realizes this doesn’t smell right, so when he finds out Cyclops has surrendered, he races over to tell the Avengers it’s a trap, no one believes him and thanks to that, Cyclops disappears with the aid of Colossus’ sister Illanya. When they reach the new location, a plan of finding Hope is put in place. Next is a scene of Hope who builds a location disrupter that throws all tracking systems off the right path. Back at Avengers tower, Logan and Cap.A speak to Rachel Summers, who joined with Logan and his school, who then gives false information to Logan, but seems to have already helped Scott Summers (yes they’re related.. In some multiverse way) with the locations in hand, Cap.A sets up teams to see which lead is legit. Wolverine is with Cap.A, Sharon Carter, and Giant Man who are off to the Savage Land (I recommend you click the link, so as to understand what happens next a little bit). Cap.A pulls Logan aside and tells him what he wants, and his actions on utopia aren’t acceptable, Logan proves stubborn, Cap.A gets irritated, and kicks him from the Quinjet into the arctic snow! … To be continued.

I just wanna say, Ed Brubaker has been working on Captain America for at least 2 years. So that little scuffle with Captain A. is bias… And unfair so America didn’t beat Canada FYI! But other than that, it’s a solid written issue. Not the best out of the series, but it definitely moves the story along. Which is what all story based things need. There is also a scene with Iron Man and Cap.A I didn’t mention above but its my favourite part of this book EASILY!!. I don’t know Brubaker much. I don’t but after reading this I may look at some of his Cap.A run.

Continuity is key to me in a comic book. I’m sure its what made Watchmen so successful. There’s one scene, the start, that has you confused since we left Logan with clothes on, then in this issue you he’s “butt naked” (I’m assuming). But past that it is pretty consistent with having all the battle damage that each hero was shown having. His art this time around is still as superb as it’s ever been. The scene with Magneto moving the metal containers out of the way is one of my favourite scenes. Though that may be a photoshop thing versus his actual talent. Either way.. Its fantastic.

As I said with the Cap.A beating Logan. It’s the only problem I have with this issue. That aside, this is shaping up to be a grand story either way. Wait till next issue where it goes into overdrive.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3.7 out of 5
  • Art:  4 out of 5
  • layout*: 3 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5
  • Story: 3.7 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

AvX #2

With cyclops throwing the  proverbial first punch… It’s official.. Avengers vs X-men has begun.


The last issue ends with S.H.I.E.L.D’s helicarrier flying just above Utopia where the fight really gets started in minutes, Hulk(Red) vs Colossus, Iron Man vs Emma Frost, Iron Man vs Magneto, Cyclops vs Captain America, Namor vs The Thing & Luke Cage, Dr Strange vs Magik. It all felt like the battle issue that was supposed to happen, given the title of the book. As all the fighting is taking place, Emma escorts Hope away, and realizing, she is the sole reason this is happening, she tells Emma that she needs to be out there. Emma instructs Hopes friends to not allow her to leave. No matter what. Hope, being trained by Cable, soon finds a way out. But not before Wolverine, who managed to slip away, tried to kill her. Some how Hope manages to tap into the Phoenix energy that is within her, and burns Wolverine inside and out. Hope has escaped. In space, Thor, Valkyrie, Beast, Ms Marvel, The Protector, War Machine, the Vision & Captain Britain look at raw power, the power of life and death itself, right in the face… To be continued.

 

Jason Aaron isn’t a writer I follow extensively. When I was trying to catch up on X-men, he did the Wolverine story where he is looking for Mystique for back stabbing the X-men (Though why you’d ever trust a shape shifter who abandoned both her kids, is beyond me), but this issue, even though its mostly a fighting issue, it has this odd grace to it. The small narration when two hero’s clash added that extra spice to make this book everything nice (Ye.. I just said that).
John romita is still as awesome as he has ever been in this issue. There’s something about his style that makes his stuff just look flawless, Maybe its the inker’s he gets to work with, but either way, the combo is just great. There are moments that are still epic and with the way the panels are placed they make everything better. My favourite moment is when Magneto challenges Iron Man and the build up to that is just a delight (Aaron & Romita may work very well together).

This book plays right into the title. This is definitely the most action packed issue until.. Well I won’t ruin which issue. But it is. (Keep reading the reviews to see.) Sadly the only thing this book/issue lacks is any clear cut winner between any two individual sides like Hulk (the red one.. here on out shall be”Rulk”) vs Colossus.. Like I’d want to see that fight. Hopefully Marvel is smart and make this a direct to dvd series that give us crazy fights and can help elaborate the story and the battles further.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4.7 out of 5
  • Art:  4.8 out of 5
  • layout*: 5 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 4.2 out of 5
  • Story: 4 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

AvX #1

Even though the summer is done, this is your Summer comic event. As I write this I just finished issue 10 and yes.. You’ll see that soon.

So this Marvel Comics event starts out with Avx #0 (which you can read the review for that issue by clicking the AvX or simply the word *HERE*… HERE) then this issue Starts off kind of almost how that issue left off, The Phoenix Force is coming. The last time it was seen it took the life of Jean Grey (see the X-men animated show.. Its on Netflix and I’m sure some TV stream site has it). As the Force comes for its intended host, Artist John Romita Jr. (Kick-ass co-creator) shows us just how much of a life and death force it is, as it clean sweeps an alien race’s home planet. Cut to Avengers tower aka, Stark Tower, where its just like any other day, and then suddenly, some streaking light appears, it crashes into a commercial airplane and all hell seems to have broken loose.. But I say again.. Its like any other day as each member of the roster at hand, springs to action,[[??]] is as soon as the actions over.. Finding the fallen object we discover its Nova (first epic moment) he then whispers, ‘it’s coming’. Captain America (here on out known as Cap.A) instructs Thor and Iron Man to follow Nova’s path prior to crash landing, only to learn what Nova meant, the Phoenix is coming. Later, at the White House, Iron Man and Cap tell Obama what the hell happened in New York City, and what to expect, all while Hope Summers is being trained on Utopia, to harness the power of the Phoenix, for she is the intended vessel. When Cyclops pushes her too far, a Phoenix like power shrouds her.. Alerting Iron man. Cap.A races off to the Jean Grey School for gifted youngsters. Where he consults the headmaster… Wolverine (here on out/aka: Logan) who tells Cap, he founded this school so kids with mutant powers, can actually learn & not fight. On Utopia, Cap confronts Cyclops informing him he wants to take the girl for safe keeping. Cyclops says no…. Cap.A tells him.. “I wasn’t asking” Cyclops says.. With an optic blast…. He knew that. (Epic moment 3)… Thus starting Avengers. versus. X-Men.


John. Romita. Jr. is by far one of Marvel’s BEST! Artist… Ever, and this issue is no different. He has a way of being able to draw epic things and then very subtle things. On a first issue you kind of have to go big so that one doesn’t go home, so to speak. There’s like 3 epic moments in this issue and its a great union that the writer, the artists and the letterer have to deliver them. For as long as this artist is around, I’ll make mine marvel.

Bendis is like the most employed writer at marvel. He’s writing the new avengers, ultimate spider-man, and he’ll guess write all while doing this. I’m sure his run on the New avengers influence the movie a bit. His and Millar’s Ultimates run. Bendis is SUPERB when it comes to dialogue, and crowd reactions. Cause the New York he depicts, is alive. It’s not just heroes running around New York all the time. There’s a moment where when nova is crashing he hits a building, someone says “that’s it, I’m done” its small stuff like that, that just makes this book and his writing excel. I’m sure the entire group of writers who we’ll see in later books, had a bit of an influence. In particular who ever is writing the X-men books. Honestly. For something that has been YEARS in the making, the writing doesn’t feel cheap, it doesn’t feel dated, it feels as if a nice pay off. Bendis has been the master mind for countless arcs, and this leading into the recently announced “Marvel Now” seems like this is his “send off”… For lack of a better term. (Don’t worry he’s not leaving Marvel).

For what this book is, it’s a great page turner, and just a nice story to pit two teams against each other. The only quibble I may have, in the over all… this is more for the people who have been following the arcs/titles the preceded this crossover( as seen in my last review).

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4.8 out of 5
  • Art:  4.8 out of 5
  • layout*: 5 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 4.5 out of 5
  • Story: 4 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.
THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Tiff

Now even though the title says Tiff.. Its not about the Toronto international film festival. But rather the Caribbean Tales Toronto Film Showcase, and on this night it was a Trinibago themed night, so the name only seemed fitting (however I don’t believe its affiliated with the Toronto intl film fest).

The main feature, wasn’t for any live actor, but for a black muppet.. By the name of Santana…

Yes that one. so as we go along, I shall be giving you a brief description of the event, the films. And along the way, giving you more santana shorts.. Like this one:

The night started with a CEO Frances-Anne Solomon who runs the event giving the audience a nice joke and telling us about the organization and all that we were to expect. Then it was time for the first movie…

Reality check“: A celebrity has to get ready for some kind of show but when the time comes to bring it, we notice not everything is as it appears.
– This short film was the worst. Granted, its a film that only had 48 hrs to be made. I just felt the story wasn’t clear at all. The actors were decent for the principle of what this was to be. But over all.. It wasn’t as great as it could have been with the way it ends with telling the audience to get checked for cancer. I blame the editor.

Pothound“: A day in the life of a vagrant dog hero.
-this may have been the most family themed movie, and easily second best on the bill. Its a little on the stereotypical side, but once you over look that. Its easy to fall in love with this movie. Can I get a sequel?

Fish“: when two men try to better themselves off another’s work, someone will end up sleeping with the fishes.
-the is the 3rd best. If not tied for any of the other top two. The shot selection, the dialogue the editing was all above what I expected, especially with a film with that title. It has a lot in this movie. And its very clear to under stand.. Even with all the flashbacks. Great piece of work.

Now time to get to the few documentaries on the bill. The first is…”Directions” have you ever asked a Trini for directions?
-this was hilarious if you’re a born Canadian, adopted, foster child, etc with trini parents/relatives then you know already what this. Film is talking about. When you ask a trini for directions. You won’t ever get a clear answer, or the right answer. The challenge was to get to the infamous “Green Corner”… Let’s just say, we didn’t get a clear answer.
Power of the Vagina: just how and why the vagina is so powerful.
-it was a nice attempt but.. To me it failed. I still got a few kicks, and maybe learned something new, but I wasn’t all that entertained by this. Some of the people they interviewed seemed to not know a lot.

Be wise: One woman stand up in the face of adversity to help save an ecosystem, with the aid of bees.
-When this movie started I didn’t know what it was.. The end result makes you think you watched one of those “apart of our heritage” commercials that were frequent in the 90’s (a canadian thing) because you just don’t entirely know if its a true story or just.. A work of fiction either way.. This wasn’t on my list for the night.

Mr. Crab: a son recounts his fear of crabs as his father searches for him.
-as much as wanted to like this… I just couldn’t. I know of the male who played the father from a previous play of his so I had wanted to. But the premise was either missing or it went entirely over my head. But from the audience reaction.. I don’t think anyone got or understood it. Minus one random scene, it was ok.. For a one time watch.


Next was the Kes video.. The speaker said she featured it so people can see that caribbean videos aren’t always just naked women wining (whining) their waist. It was partially effect for that.. She added she likes video’s that tell a story.. I don’t watch video’s because its usually the same thing… Or some kind of rubbish. Not dissing.. I just don’t like music vids. This sadly was no different. ¬__¬


OUR FEATURE FILM… Now I was introduced to this web series thru a friend never did I think it would soon become a movie. No. But I’m glad it did and thanks to my friend “Trini” for letting me know.


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This one is about a love hexagon (6 people), Janice, Sookdeo, Santana, Angelia, Pastor stewart, Kizzy. This film, to not give away any spoilers, was just simply amazing. Roger Alexis did an amazing job handling what made the web shorts so great in a 73 min run time. No character is left out, no question is left unanswered that may have been brought up in previous shorts. There may be one flaw, but it doesn’t take away from the over all enjoyment. Careful not to laugh too loud cause you might miss a joke or two. I won’t get into as much detail as my other reviews, just know if you pay to see this movie, it won’t be wasted. I’m really hoping there’s a sequel, and that it can get a lager audience so that all can enjoy it instead of just one night. The fact that it sold out shows there’s a demand.

Next time this comes around, I’ll post about it. Go out, enjoy the art of cinema.. And enjoy the last of these Santana videos, WARNING… It does contain spoilers.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

AVX #0

This is the prequel that doesn’t need to be read.. But should still.
Beware.. It shall have spoilers.
In the remaining text I shall be commentating and discussing the book to any amount of length, so kick back and enjoy.. These shall be more frequent than my Smallville reviews. (That’s right you’re getting two comic book reviews)

For some betrayal, M.O.D.O.K. Attacks a turncoat from A.I.M. (which that *SPOLIER* organization will be seen in iron man 3) and as he moves in for the final blow in comes in the Scarlet Witch. (Which if I’m not mistaken, was last seen in House of M and some later pages of the New Avengers title) She saves the day with the aid of later arriving Spider-Woman and Ms. Marvel, who convince the Witch to pay a visit to Avengers mansion by not taking “No” for an answer. At the mansion, before Scarlet Witch aka Wanda Maximoff, can even reach the front steps, the recently rebuilt Android, the Vision, tells her, in a very cold way, he is no longer welcome here for her actions (see “Avengers Disassembled“) and they both parted ways, the Vision secretly shed a tear.

Off the coast of California lies the X-men’s base called “Utopia” (think of an island that is the essence of both Professor Xavier’s school, and a little of Magneto’s ultimate dream, also part of the asteroid used in Asteroid M) where Hope Summers, the first Mutant Born since M-day, (House of M.. Again Scarlet Witch) is sneaking out to be a superhero when caught by Scott Summers aka Cyclops who tells her how important she is, and that she shouldn’t leave utopia.. Her power is similar to Rogue’s where she can take and copy someone else’s power.. Only she needs to just simply be in their presence. That being said.. She optic blast Summers and jets off on a jet pack to a bank robbery in progress. She stops it and in walks Emma Frost and Summers to take her back. The book ends with her washing her hands at the edge of utopia and a zoom out to space.. The Phoenix is coming…

There’s a thing at Marvel Comics.. I guess you could call it a rule, to treat every Comics as if it was the reader’s first ever comic. This is a great rule… Some times. The fist few pages usually are a recap to the last arc.. Or the last several, if not the last issue. This works.. Especially if you don’t read other books, or missed a few issues, if you’re a first time reader.. Then its PERFECT! I get it. But as I said at the top, you don’t need to read this issue.. If you read X-men: second Coming (strongly recommend) or even House of M or Avengers Disassembled, you know about Hope and or Wanda Maximoff respectively.  So it felt… Boring. But still it does kind of set the stage. At the time of writing this, I’m at issue seven (there’s 12 issues in the main arc, and a bunch of side issues as per any summer comic event)

So it does help. In comics there’s a prejudice that if you just jump in, you’ll never know what is happening so you wait for a good jump on point, or you back track. Both work fine to be honest. More so with Marvel books. But sometimes you just have to go and hope for the best. Most people who read comics started as children.. So let’s face it.. As kids we always just jumped in.. But either way.. This book is fine to be a jump on point.

The art here is spectacular. As you seen in my movie reviews, (or you should have) I really enjoy 3D movies. So when an artist draws something out of panel it just makes the whole page pop and even look that much better. It stands out more.. Literally. It boosts the story, I feel, to higher lengths.. (Hey Pere Perez, take notes). I’m all about that camera angle that has meaning. When this style is used appropriately, it has this way of being something more than a 2-D picture. Even though the book starts off weird the art is definitely the saving grace here.

Enjoy your week!
Rating:
  • Overall rating of the comic: 3.5 out of 5
  • Art:  4.8 out of 5
  • layout*: 5 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5
  • Story: 3 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.
THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #9

– Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
-Art: Pere Perez

So, this had the best opening to a Smallville comic, so far anyway. Its starts out with Clark flying Lois above the clouds, a brief conversation, and it ends in a poster worthy image of them kissing in the sky.

Cut to Chloe and Ollie, who are still on the hunt For the mysterious character who came out of the Queen Industries space craft. There’s a nice, but slightly confusing conversation here, and a glimpse of the mystery being that makes one wonder. Cut back to where issue 8 left off, S.T.A.R. Labs. Lex is again greeted by the Conscious of Lutessa, Luther (aka Tess Mercer), where his elaborate plan is a little bit more explained on how he plans to help Hank Henshaw, and rid himself of Tess as well. The conversation is interrupted in a funny way by Lex’s assistant, Otis. Emil Hamilton, then let’s Mrs. Henshaw know the procedure is finished, and in a thrilling way begins what Hank is soon to become. Enter Cyborg Superman.

I’ll start with the art. It like it always has mixed feelings from me. The first Page is STUNNING work, his best showing so far. Then when you get to the scene with Chloe and Ollie (add picture.), You just wonder wtf happened. Then, when you see Emil Hamilton (maybe I’ve said this before), you realize he’s the least familiar person of all. It’s like they didn’t draw that actor at all. I never really took that in, which is odd. But Perez kind of saves the day with that final image, well the last like 4 really. There’s a lot of inconsistencies, not just with faces but with objects as well. Someone tell DC they need to change this artist.

The writing was decent. As I said, the Chloe conversation with Ollie was weird. Maybe because I know where she ends up, which may I add, is out of character from her original starting point in season one, but so was her behaviour in the end of Season 8. They should have just kept her dead from season 3-4. There’s a screw up in either the lettering or the writing. Lois says day instead of dad. You think that what happened in issue 6 or 7, that wouldn’t happen again, but it’s DC, it’s kind of expected that they’d mess up. But minus those few screw ups, it’s a great issue, I loved how they ended it. Great comics have a great cliff hanger. The set up to this point has been great, so it just feels that much sweeter.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4.3 out of 5,
  • Art:  4 out of 5,
  • layout*: 4 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5,
  • Story: 4.5 out of 5,

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful. Enjoy your Week!

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #8

For the most part, each issue has been one “episode” that just so happens to connect. But this one, as much as it follows the same idea, definitely felt like a part to the next issue (one would hope, right).

Somehow, Lois had gotten word her father, General Sam Lane, was openly attacking Superman (unknown to her that Lex had a hand in this, or at least it wasn’t mentioned). After some cool dodging of military weaponry, Clark is trapped by three helicopters. They open fire on the Man of Steel, the man who can bounce bullets off his chest as if they were a rubber ball against a wall. One bullet ricochets, hits a helicopter and it begins to descend, towards Lois (of course it does), and in swoops Superman. A stunned Sam Lane calls off the attack, and tells his men to call HQ, and Lex. At Lexcorp, Lex discovers how & why he still sees his departed sister. The long and short of it is, go watch season 3, the toxin she uses to wipe his memory is created/mentioned there. She is basically sharing a conscious with him, so my theory was wrong, but it was an interesting idea. He then says to her that he is trying to rectify the situation. Then at S.T.A.R. labs, Dr Hamilton comforts Mrs. Henshaw, and in walks Lex who says he needs to buy one of Dr Hamilton’s drones… To be continued…

The story is becoming much bigger each issue. Since they don’t have to worry about budgets, they can basically go all out and do & or create what they want to. This Lex is becoming more and more like the one from the show, a rich, smart, mad scientist, who fronts to being one of the men trying to help the world. This issue has again a lot of flash backs to previous seasons, one of thmn even has me stumped (Time to re watch 10 seasons of Smallville).

Brian Q, has been pretty consistent with his dialogue. It hasn’t been over the top, or too childish. It’s really in tone with what the show is, all while hitting certain pop culture references as most comics do. He has given us what seems to be one arc of a lot of action, so I’m not complaining. Idk if this is to continue the seasons, or just to serve as an epilogue of what the show started, either way, his writing, in particular the last few, have been great. BUT.. I’m still confused about HOW THE HELL Lois found out about Clark being in the General’s sights? And how one section of a city is “totally” cleared out in a moments notice. This isn’t Smallville’s season 4’s season finale.

The art was good for the most part. My favourite panel/ page, was the one when Superman is Flying away with Lois. It had the Reeve’s Charm.I’m noticing that a lot of Mr. Perez’s art is stiff, almost blocky at times, but maybe that’s just me.

Enjoy your week.

Ratings:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4 out of 5,
  • Art:  3.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 4 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5,
  • Story: 4 out of 5,Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville S11 #7

So now that the dust is clearing, it’s time to get some answers. Why did Lex do it, why did he sabotage his own ship? This story covers the general aftermath. Of the failed space launch, as seen in issue 5, it ends with some space suited woman/man saying “this looks like a job for Superman”, with some kind of single riding shuttle of his/her in the background. Since Chloe found the location, she dragged her ever loving husband, Green Arrow along for protection, then they discover a shocking point to this story thread. The ship is branded with Queen industries logo. Cut to Dr. Emil Hamilton, who is visited by Lois, who wanted to visit Mrs. Henshaw, who is visiting her husband (My thoughts exactly). They discuss the state Hank Henshaw is in, which is pretty bad. Lost motor functions, burned all over, in all kinds of pain, and can’t fall into a coma. He is literally trapped in his body, without a way to express it. Come issues end, we discover why Lex blew the ship. In as many days till this issue, Clark has been at the place at the time of attack the space station was attacked, the shuttle exploded, and he just attacked a public building in a City center. Lex has framed him and called in the Military…To be continued.

The writing/story is at its best on almost every page. I was pretty shocked by that. It’s not a perfect issue, but just how dead on the speech was with everything, and how it mentions past stories and moments from the show, all while being/doing its own thing. It’s a relevant issue, meaning it uses pop culture along with current ideals like that convo Hank has with Clark in issue 5.

The panel layout was decent as well. Though the one problem I have with this issue, is when Lois & Mrs. Henshaw are talking. The letter-er/lettering (the person who places all the word bubbles & sound effects etc) dropped the ball with making the oddest sentence, and then re using (a different one from the previously mentioned) the same sentence. It takes away from any of the issues best moments, and I felt this was the best, minus that glitch.

Perez did a much better job this issue as well. My favourite moment is when all that visiting happens, and when Clark confronts Lex. There’s a lot of emotion in those scenes, which I believe the artist captured with the few panels he had. Yes, I still think he needs to leave the book but until then, I will just accept what he’s offering, and right now it’s not so bad.

Enjoy your week.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Art:  3.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 4 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Story: 4 out of 5,Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

The Danger Room Mix

The Danger Room Mix  <——[CLICK HERE FOR THE MIX!]Enjoy!

  1. BE MINE TONIGHT – BLAZER DAN
  2. BE MINE TONIGHT [KANDOHOUSE RDMIX]- BLAZER DAN
  3. ONE MORE TIME – MACHEL MONTANO
  4. MAKE LOVE – MACHEL MONTANO
  5. I DARE YOU – DESTRA GARCIA
  6. SADDLE – DESTRA GARCIA
  7. WINE UP TING – MAXIMUS DAN
  8. BEEP BEEP – BUNJI GARLIN
  9. PUSH BUMPA – MACHEL MONTANO
  10. PUSH BUMPA [RMX] – MACHEL MONTANO ft. BUSY SIGNAL
  11. LOOKING HOT – PATRICE ROBERTS
  12. TEMPA WINE – MACHEL MONTANO & PATRICE ROBERTS
  13. WUKKING UP – PATRICE ROBERTS
  14. TIGHT – PETER RAM
  15. WHINING SEASON – MACHEL MONTANO
  16. WHINING SEASON [RMX] – MACHEL MONTANO ft. SHAGGY
  17. CHIPPIN [RDMIX] – FARMER NAPPY
  18. WOMAN BY MY SIDE – PETER RAM
  19. WINE – SHELDON DOUGLAS ft. SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER
  20. WRONG GYAL – RED PLASTIC BAG
  21. WUK MEH [RMX] – EL A KRU ft TIZZY & RICHARD TRUMPET
  22. WOOPSING – JAMESY P
  23. NOOKIE – JAMESY P
  24. WINE UP ON ME [ILLUSION MIX] – TEDDYSON TJ JOHN
  25. WINE UP ON ME – ZOELAH
  26. WINE UP ON ME [SCRATCH MASTER RDMIX] – ZOELAH
  27. NO MORE LONG TALK – SKINNY FABULOUS & BLAKIE
  28. MALIBU & PINE – SKINNY FABULOUS
  29. GYAL FARM – KERWIN DU BOIS & SHAL MARSHALL
  30. SUZETTE – HERB BLACK
  31. ROGALTIC – JAMESY P
  32. SUN TIL SUN – NATAHLEE
  33. SOCA JUNKIE – MR DALE
  34. OIL & MUSIC – MACHEL MONTANO & DAVID RUDDER
  35. OUT ON DE ROAD – ZAN
  36. OUT ON DE ROAD [RDMIX] – ZAN
  37. OUT ON DE ROAD [RMX] – ZAN & MACHEL MONTANO
  38. RIGHT DEY [RDMIX] – KES THE BAND
  39. SPREAD THE LOVE [EXTENDED MIX] – MR SLAUGHTER
  40. SPREAD THE LOVE [PRECISION RDMIX] – MR SLAUGHTER
  41. DOWN D ROAD – MACHEL MONTANO
  42. MOVIN YUH – BENJAI
  43. EXPOSE [RDMIX] – EL A KRU ft. TIZZY
  44. TOGETHER NOW –  ZOELAH
  45. FLY AWAY – ZOELAH
  46. GIMME SOME – PROBLEM CHILD
  47. GET HYPE – SKINNY FABULOUS
  48. LIGHT YOUR FIRE – BUD RAMSEY
  49. HANDLE YUH BUSINESS [RDMIX] – KROSFYAH ft. EDWIN YEARDWOOD
  50. WASH OFF – LIL RICK & ALISON HINDS
  51. WUKKUP NOW – LIL RICK
  52. CYAA WAIT – LIL RICK
  53. DE GUARD – STABBY
  54. WHEEL & COME AGAIN – RICKY T
  55. TOXIC – RICKY T
  56. TOO MUCH RUM [RDMIX] – RICKY T
  57. PRESSURE BOOM [SCRATCH MASTER RDMIX] – RICKY T
  58. PRESSURE BOOM [RDMIX] – RICKY T
  59. PRESSURE BOOM [RMX] – RICKY T
  60. WEH YUH FROM – PROBLEM CHILD
  61. FAMOUS – BUNJI GARLIN
  62. WHO STANDING – FAY-ANN LYONS
  63. MAKE AH STAGE [REFIX DJ BASS] – FAY-ANN LYONS
  64. GET ON – FAY-ANN LYONS
  65. GET ON [RDMIX] – FAY-ANN LYONS
  66. GET ON [REZORSHOP RDMIX] – FAY-ANN LYONS
  67. TRAFFIC – BERBICE
  68. TRAFFIC [RDMIX] – BERBICE ft. SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER
  69. HEAD BAD [ON THE SPOT] – SKINNY FABULOUS
  70. BLAZIN D TRAIL [RDMIX] – MACHEL MONTANO
  71. BREATHLESS – ROY CAPE ALL STARS ft BLAXX
  72. FEELING – BUNJI GARLIN
  73. MASH UP – BUNJI GARLIN
Yes.. thats me, shout out to Mr. StarkMaDD

Smallville Season 11 #6

Cue John Williams score from the Superman movie (the first one, because this was the greatest issue to date). It has thrills and loads of excitement, for sure a good page turner as any comic book can be. As said in my last review, Clark and many others witness the explosion from the space shuttle, as does Lex. As any version of Superman does, he springs to action to save lives in peril. So, in a nice layout of panels, ends up saving the day, and most of the crew. Henshaw is still the captain, and I’m assuming the Captain still goes “down with the ship”, even if it’s in space. So in a daring attempt to save his crew, Henshaw instructs Superman to take his crew as he tries to put the shuttle into orbit to stop the radiation leak from affecting the people of earth (The fire didn’t get to the fuel tank, Supes had separated the shuttle from it before the fire spread). So as the dust begins to settle, Superman tells Lois that Henshaw had told him, just before he saved Henshaw’s crew, that the explosion wasn’t a “misfire”. Elsewhere but close, Lex and Otis (See Superman 1 with Chris Reeves. This character was introduced in issue 1, forgot to mention it so sue me) tell him the research is back and it’s not good news, Lex is smiling. Even with that news, he knows something, and Lex needs to talk to Superman…To be continued.

The art. The layout really was phenomenal. As I read it, I was like “oh man, this is EPIC”, it just shows Superman using a lot of his powers. Even though this was an expected turn of events, I didn’t expect the ship to blow now. The way Perez depicts Clark saving the crew is such a Smallville way of doing things, if they had the budget. There was really maybe two panels I thought were questionable.

The writing was true to the characters, but I have to seriously question if in an emergency such as this, if Clark would have time to say, much less be understood flying (in super speed) what he says to “Watchtower” (aka Chloe). But suspended disbelief/belief apparent, it was thrilling to see it. Yes, you need story building issues, but you can always have some super action scenes. As much as Clark is a supreme being, he holds human life (all life really) most paramount, so this all made sense. I’m very curious as to what Lex wants to talk about.

When reading this issue, I encourage you to see it as a movie or tv show. It definitely feels that way, it was set up perfectly.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4 out of 5,
  • Art:  3.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 4 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Story: 4 out of 5,

    Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW