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IMBIBE Issue #18: "5 Deals One Devil" paired with Voodoo Ranger "Atomic Pumpkin"

IMBIBE Issue #18: "5 Deals One Devil" paired with Voodoo Ranger "Atomic Pumpkin"

This Blog post is intended for readers 21 and older.

By Rob McFee

What happens when you take a great idea and add some heat?

You get an amazing pairing just in time for the pumpkin spice season and Halloween .

This Weeks Pairing:

       

 "5 Deals One Devil" (Anthology) written by, Johnny Destructo, Benton Feight, Tim Hershey, R. Lawrence McFee, Rob Patey, and Steve Petrivelli, with art by Jordan Brantner, Johnny Destructo, Sean M. Dillon, Mike Pouch, and Kristie Vanderzee. Cover art by Nik Hagialas. Published by Rebel Lines, Pennsylvania USA

Voodoo Ranger "Atomic Pumpkin"- Pumpkin ale featuring cinnamon and Habanero peppers- 6.4% ABV (Alcohol by Volume)- New Belgium Brewing Company Fort Collins, CO USA

To get things started, I feel I must be totally transparent, the comic book featured in this pairing is one I had a hand in creating along with some incredibly talented writers and artists. "5 Deals One Devil" is an anthology created from a simple premise. Partner with aspiring comic book writers and artists pair them up and have each team of creators write and draw a five to ten page story about a deal with the devil.  Out of that idea, we got some pretty cool stories. I hope you like them.

Our pairing begins with the bottle and cover art, both which are equally foreboding and inviting at the same time.

Cover artist Nik Hagialas gives us a devil lounging in his trophy room. New Belgium provides the imbiber with the skeletal Voodoo Ranger comfortably posed on the label; both seem to have a perpetual smile on their face, though one can never tell with a skeleton or a devil behind a mask. The bottle and cover glow in a brilliant pumpkin orange that immediately sparks memories of chilly fall nights, jumping in piles of leaves, and of course Halloween. The process of creating the right cover to capture what's inside is not easy. Nik had to read each script to determine what piece of memorabilia to add to the trophy room. I can only imagine the team at Frost Motion went through something similar in creating the Voodoo Ranger.

- Nik Hagialas Cover art process

At first pour you are greeted by a pale amber color reminiscent of fall leaves, and a thin white head that dissipates to a nice lace. The aroma is definitively pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, but there's something else, neither sweet or bitter; something with a kick and a fire, like those red hots you enjoyed as a kid. "Proceed with caution", your nose warns your palate. 

As you begin to turn the first page of the anthology you come face to face with the devil!  (a pin up drawn by the talented Christian DiBari, Image Comics)

The first story is " A First Time for Everything" penned by Benton Feight and drawn by Mike Pouch is a story about the first deal ever made between a human and the devil. Feight's story guides the reader into the anthology with a tale that captures the essence of what this anthology is all about, good storytelling . Mike's art style is raw and unforgiving and brings to life a period of time when those qualities were the law of the land.

Once you've gotten a taste of "5 Deals One Devil" you'll immediately understand why Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin is it's perfect pairing partner; At first taste you are greeted by sweet pumpkin, and cinnamon, but then the Habanero peppers kick in adding heat to this pumpkin ale that makes it anything but run of the mill. The feel in the mouth is smooth and silky followed by a warming in the throat and chest (making it perfect for fall nights).

The hidden fire contained in both comic and beer puts the imbiber in the role of the moth being drawn to a flame circling ever closer hoping not to get burned. As you continue on your imbiber's journey, the devil takes center stage in stories that will shock and entertain you, while Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin provides the flavor and the heat.

-Pages from "Tainted Love" by McFee and Dillon; "Never Thought This Would Be My Life" by Hershey and Brantner

 

        

If you're looking for a pairing that is one of a kind then "5 Deals One Devil" and Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin are your perfect pairing. 

     

Until next time read and drink responsibly.

If you can't find a copy of "5 Deals One Devil" at your local comic shop. Please email rebel.write.art@gmail.com 

 

IMBIBE Issue #17: A Train Called Love paired with "Bye Felicia"

IMBIBE Issue #17: A Train Called Love paired with "Bye Felicia"

This blog is intended for readers 21 and over

By Rob McFee

This Weeks Pairing:

        

" A Train Called Love" written by Garth Ennis; art by Mark Dos Santos and cover art by Russell Braun. Published by Dynamite Entertainment and Spitfire Productions 2016

"Bye Felicia" - Tropical IPA - 6.5% Alcohol By Volume (ABV)-  Evil Genius Beer Company, Philadelphia PA, USA

I have to begin by saying that discovering these two amazing creations was equal to that feeling you have when you find a crumpled twenty dollar bill in an old pair of jeans, that's been deteriorating in the hatchback of your 1978 Ford Pinto. 

"Eureka! I found treasure!" 

    

Our pairing begins with the smile on your face provided by the sheer hilarity of the name of the craft beer "Bye Felicia" (A well known line from the movie "Friday")

  

add to that the "Monty Python-esque" cover of "A Train Called Love" (Cover art by Russell Braun) and you know you're in for some the pure unadulterated enjoyment with your imbibing experience.

 

At first pour "Bye Felicia" is hazy pale and golden much like the season it's brewed for; you'll get about an inch thick pure white head that dissipates to a nice lace; the aroma is everything the bottle advertises, very tropical with definitive passion fruit notes and hints of mango; its a sweet bouquet,but not too overpowering.

 

 

 

The presentation of this beer pairs well with the cartoonish art Mark Dos Santos whose style is reminiscent of "Adult Swim's" "Venture Bros."; cartoonish with adult themes.

The colors of this dark/ action-comedy set the tone/mood for the reader and range from bright and pastel to dark and muted. Coloring duties on this book are brought to you courtesy of not one but two colorists; Andrew Elder and Salvatore Aiala Studios. 

   

But what is art and color without story? Some would say it's the bottle without the beer. On that note that is where this pairing shines the brightest.

"A Train Called Love"

Acclaimed graphic novelist Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys)  takes you on a multi-layered romp, exploring the highs and lows of love. Valerie's being stalked by a pervert; she meets Myles a gentlemanly hitman a.k.a. man of Valerie's dreams and executes said pervert (not for Val but for work) inadvertently making Valerie a target for the gangster known as Mister Monsta. Meanwhile, Valerie's sister is dealing with a pervert of her own, her boyfriend Marv who has a crazy get rich scheme to sell drugs that he found to Mister Monsta… some how through all of this love blossoms while bullets fly, in this dark romantic farce that is classic Garth Ennis. 

"Bye Felicia"

Much like it's pairing partner "Bye Felicia" is complex in concept and flawless in execution. At first taste your taste buds are treated to a tropical rainforest of flavors; passion fruit, mango, a hint of citrus and hops, but then there's that slightly bitter bite that IPA lovers know all to well. It's the balance of this beer that makes it special and like it's pairing partner "A Train Called Love" that is equal parts dark comedy, romance, and action; "Bye Felica" walks a that same fine line. If it was too sweet it becomes just another fruit beer; if it's too bitter it's a weakly flavored IPA , but the brew masters at Evil Genius Beer Company found a way to marry these two concepts into a perfect union that is enjoyable and fun. That's right fun! "Bye Felicia" is a beer of celebration and good times and with a 6.5% ABV the good times are even better.

So if your tastes skew toward absurd dark comedies and fun IPAs then this is the pairing for you.  Until next time, read and drink responsibly.

  

 

 

 

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The DC Week In Review w/ Dylan "Metal"

The DC Week In Review w/ Dylan "Metal"
By: Dylan Ashcraft
Welcome all to the DC Week In Review where as always we take a splendid journey through the DC happenings of the week. We'll talk about some news, look at a particularly pretty comic cover, and review a comic book. 
Batman "The Red Death" Preview
So the Scott Snyder super mega Batman storyline "Dark Knights Metal" has a couple of spin off titles (and when I say couple, I mean a lot), including one for the Dark Multiverse's BatFlash (copyright pending). The character has an absolutely gorgeous design and it looks like the interior art for the book is going to be the same.
Personally this is the only tie in to the event that I'm excited to read because I feel like a super brutal Batman with super speed could make for an interesting read. Check out the preview below!
 BatLantern Origin Story
The evil Green Lantern of the Dark Multiverse has recently received an origin story through the titles' preview and I have to say, it's pretty cool. It's not vastly different than the typical Batman origin where Bruce's parents get gunned down in Crime Alley, but this time instead of Bruce sitting back and doing nothing...well I'll let you see for yourself. 
That's just...aggressive, very very aggressive. Which begs the question, why is Bruce a Green Lantern and not a Red? I mean he's obviously infused with a lot of rage, so it would make sense. You would think that the emotion you would feel after seeing your parents get killed would either be anger or fear, but I guess we will see when the full issue is released. 

DC Cover of the Week 
Speaking of yellow lanterns, it seems by the cover of this week's Superman #29 that the big blue boyscout has exchanged the red and blue for a yellow and black attire. Which I think looks great on him personally especially with the addition of the Yellow Lantern shining bright front and center. Also having the Sinestro Corps oath looking like it's emitting from the Lantern itself is a wonderful visual. 
DC Comic of the Week 
I'm not really sure how to feel about this book, don't get me wrong, it's not bad, but it doesn't strike me as one of those books I'm going to remember for years. Dark Nights Metal #1 is interesting but not in the way that it's  prequel comics were. Dark Days the Forge and the Casting were two of my favorite Bat-Related comics of the year, but when it came to this issue, it sorta fell flat for me. 
The book was strange and didn't really seem to progress the event as a whole, which can be understandable, not every big event's first book needs to end with a character getting slaughtered (looking at most Marvel events). However my interest level flat lined after finishing the book. Even the shock appearance of a Neil Gaiman character couldn't bring my intrigue level back up. Again, not saying the book is bad, it's just not remarkable. There are a few cool sequences with the gladiatorial death fight and Batman riding a dinosaur.
 
I feel like at the moment, this book struggles to have an identity, is it a Batman book, a Justice league book, or a Power Rangers title?
I will also say that Greg Capullo's art is one of my favorite things about the book and it really makes me wish he was the artist on a Flash book right now. 
All in all, Dark Nights Metal #1 is an okay book, it wasn't something that I loved but I also didn't hate the book. 

Dark Knights Metal #1 gets a 6.5 out of 10. 
And that's it folks, that wraps up this week's DC Week In Review. Let me know down in the comments what you think of Dark Knights Metal, was I too harsh on it, did I miss something special about it? Until next time, this is Dylan, signing off. 

Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin

Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin
by Dustin M. Best

Fresh off of the beach, I welcome you to another sultry edition of Marvel Tidbits. That's right...all the mental Marvel fun-in-the-sun without the risk of getting burnt like a crisp and no sand where it really shouldn't be. 
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This week in Marvel Tidbits we 'glitter, glisten, gloss, floss' over a key villain returning to haunt a member of the Defenders, our first look at Josh Brolin's Cable and a fresh, mystical new international trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. 
Let's chow...

Purple Man


Purple Man Jessica Jones Marvel Netflix
Marvel Jessica Jones courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

Is it just in your head or is that really David Tennant's Kilgrave aka The Purple Man? That's right, Kilgrave has seemingly returned from a nasty case of broken neck-itis for the Netflix/Marvel combo, Jessica Jones season 2! 

What role will Kilgrave have in season 2? Will he continue  to haunt his former victims? We will have to wait for 2018! 

 Not So Basic Cable

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Well there you have it, your first full on glimpse of Josh Brolin as Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2 movie. In true Cable fashion he is loaded up and draped down with plenty of ammo and a gluttony of explosives...and an alarmingly snuggly teddy bear. Not to be outdone by his weaponry, the telepathic and telekinetic Cable showcases his trademark glowing left eye (no Lopez) and machine/metal-esque left arm. 

As a life-long Cable fan, this certainly receives my tip of the cap in terms of style and look. Need a little Cable/Deadpool primer? Check out Split Second right here!

Conjuring Up Ragnarok

While I make it a commitment to myself not to check out any trailer past the second one made...I'm struggling not clicking play to catch the International Thor: Ragnarok trailer featuring the first glimpse of Doctor Strange in the movie. So if you really feel like geeking out...you do your thing.

Comic of the Week

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My affinity for Marvel, especially the X-Men, is very well known. While I am adjusting to Marvel shipping a handful of titles twice monthly a la DC, I have thoroughly enjoyed the young cast of X-Men Blue. This week's #9 issue wraps up the mini Secret Empire tie-in run. In a nutshell, the young X-Men have tried their darndest to foil the White Queen's hold on New Tian...the mutant/human nation that once was the land of California. 

The series is a very fun, exhilarating showing of these young mutants led by Magneto. There is plenty of depth in terms of storytelling and plenty of questions to keep the  reader flipping forward. I highly suggest starting up a subscription today at your local Uncanny! for this series!

Song of the Week

 

Awesome. While it's not the Hoff sloppily eating a cheeseburger...it is an amazing music video featuring some of the cast from Guardians of the Galaxy promoting the upcoming digital and blu-ray release of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2! 

If that doesn't wrap up Tidbits...and if that doesn't make your Thursday...then I don't know what will. Keep it light!

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The DC Week In Review w/Dylan

The DC Week In Review w/Dylan

By: Dylan Ashcraft

It's that time of the week folks, where we take a look at what's happening in the news of DC Comics, review a comic book, and look at some pretty cover art. Now this isn't the biggest week when it comes to DC comics news however there are a couple interesting tidbits.


Batman vs Two-Face

 

The trailer for the upcoming animated movie based off the 1960s Batman and Robin television show was just released and it stars the late great Adam West in his famous role as the Caped Crusader. The movie also features Burt Ward as Robin and William Shatner as Two-Face while having appearances of characters such as The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and Hugo Strange.


It was your standard DC animation trailer where it shows off a significant portion while avoiding any major spoilers (unlike some of the DC Cinematic Universe trailers). Check out the trailer below and if you liked the trailer, than I would recommend picking up the movie when it releases October 17th of this year.



I will say, line of the trailer certainly has to be Hugo Stranges' "If you can't kill them in a horrible lab experiment, join them".


Batman and The Signal


As priorly talked about, Duke Thomas aka "The Signal" is getting a starring role in a Batman title, where he and Bats will be teaming up. And lord let me tell you, do I hate that name, I mean there are just so many better options. You can do so much better than the Signal for a character. And while I am not the biggest fan of Mr. Duke Thomas, I am particularly annoyed about the fact that they gave him such a terrible name. Besides the fact that "The Signal" sounds like the name of a D-List villain that flashes little lights in your eyes, we already have a Signal that's deeply written in Batman's lore. You know...this thing.



Putting how I feel about Mr. Thomas' hero name aside, I will say that based off the cover art of the first issue, the changes made to his costume are much better. His old costume looks like a cheap cosplay, because it just looks like he's wearing really (really) bright motorcycle pads/gear.



The new costume however has some aesthetically appealing differences about it, the black design on his cowl looks amazing and the fact that it goes down past his chin makes the side profile really cool. Also the changes to the Bat symbol on his chest are welcome as well as the white Bat outlined with the black makes the costume have a "pop" factor that it didn't have before. Cully Hammer did a really good job designing this costume change.



Batman and the Signal will be a three part miniseries written by Scott Snyder and co-written by Tony Patrick from the DC Writer Workshop. Snyder has stated that Patrick is really passionate about the character (Duke Thomas) and that bodes to be a great thing because it really helps when the writer truly cares about the character they're writing for. It'll be interesting to see where this miniseries takes Duke Thomas after the events of Dark Knights: The Culling.


The Flash Races Through Walmart


Okay, I'll be honest with you, this isn't really news of any sort...it's just kind of a fun thing. So a new advert for Walmart has recently gone out with Justice League's The Flash racing around helping shoppers at the store. Now it isn't likely Ezra Miller in the costume here (as you never see his face) but things like this are fun, especially for the kids. I mean, I remember when the first Spiderman movie (Tobey Maguire) was coming out, the Walmart near me was advertising that Spiderman was in the store and taking pictures with kids. Stuff like this is great for kids because these characters are role models for them, so while it's silly and campy (especially with the 80s soundtrack for the bit) it's pretty awesome.



The DC Cover of the Week



The Flash #28 is the cover of the week and if I do say so myself, holy crap is this thing pretty. I'm a big fan of covers like this where the background is in a duller color while the main focus falls on the character whose stylized in a bright way to make the cover pop to the eyes. The black lightning ebbing off of the Flash as he runs is excellent as having it look as if the Flash is breaking the ground as he runs (which ties into the story) is such a nice aesthetic. I've been loving a vast majority of the variant covers for the Flash comic series and I have to say, this is probably one of my favorites.




The DC Comic of the Week


So typically when I review a comic for DC Comic of the Week, I go in depth and talk about what happens in the book. However for this comic, I'm not going to do that. Because if there was one single comic that I would want someone to go out and read after reading this article, it's this one. Tom King's "Mister Miracle" is the DC Comic of the Week because it's absolutely amazing.



I'm going to preface all of this by saying that I am a massive fan of Tom King's work and I believe he really excels with characters that no one else really utilizes (or at least nowadays). His run with Vision is one of the best comic series I've read, the work he did with that character was amazing. And then with Kyle Rayner in the Omega Men, another fantastic series that was amazing from the start and ended that way.



The book opens up in spectacular fashion with Mister Miracle's ultimate escape attempt, escaping death. And what I mean by that is, Mister Miracle attempts to commit suicide to see if he can escape death. And that is all I am going to give away about what happens inside the book.



The art perfectly matches up with the tone of the story and really stands out amongst so many things in this book. Mitch Gerads ability to convey emotion with a single panel is incredible, the ability to cause a sense of disorientation for the reader so that they don't comfortable reading this book is fantastic. And from the start of the book you can tell that this isn't your typical superhero title, it doesn't go at the pace that readers are accustomed to with new books. There are these shifts in reality inside the book that puts the readers on their toes, it makes it so that when you're experiencing what's going on, you aren't sure what to believe as true. The only thing you can really know for sure is that this isn't just some random DC Comics book, it's something else.


Which is exactly what Tom King wants, as he's stated that he wants to write a comic like Watchmen, a comic that captures the uncertainty of our times, and with this book, I feel he will do just that.


Tom King's "Mister Miracle"  #1 receives a 9.75/10.


This makes this book the highest I've scored so far here on the DC Comics Week In Review and it is very well deserved. I don't believe it is a perfect book, hence the lack of rating it a 10, but it is absolutely amazing. And very well might be my favorite comic of the entire year across all publishing companies. It is without a doubt, the best issue one of the year however and I can't put into words how much I suggest reading this title.



"Follow Mister Miracle, Enter the next Trap"


And that is this week's DC Week In Review, let me know in the comments what you think of the Batman vs Two-Face Trailer, Duke's new costume, and Mister Miracle #1. Until next week, I bid you adieu




DC Week In Review w/Dylan

DC Week In Review w/Dylan
The DC Week In Review w/Dylan
Hello there fans of DC Comics, how are you on this fine day? Great you say, well that's just wonderful. As always we're going to be taking a gander at the news, review a comic, and look at the cover of the week. 
Batman Metal Covers
DC recently revealed two covers for "Batman: The Red Death" and "Batman: The Murder Machine" which are titles that tie into the big upcoming Scott Snyder event "Dark Nights: Metal" where we will see the Dark Multiverse in action. Now we've talked about the two prequel comics on prior "DC Week In Reviews" but we haven't actually talked much about the covers for the comics, and let me tell you this Batman: Red Death cover is absolutely gorgeous, the design for the evil BatFlash (copyright pending) is impeccable. The look of the bat symbol broken up with a black lightning bolt is interesting as unlike Batman/Superman we haven't seen the combination of the Bat and Flash symbols (in canon) before. 
The cover for The Murder Machine is less appealing and personally to me seems a little cluttered. It's a relatively busy image where we see the Justice League doing battle with an evil Batman and his Evil Bat Tank of Murder (copyright pending). As you can see The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg are being struck with bolts of pixelating energy (reference to Pixels maybe?). Perhaps when pixelated they get sucked into the Murder Machine. 
"Batman: The Red Death" goes on sale September 20th while "Batman: The Murder Machine" goes on sale the 27th. 
Who Is Going to Direct Suicide Squad 2?
Not Jaume Collet-Serra that's for sure. 
The sequel to the not-so-hit DC comics movie "Suicide Squad" is currently in need of a director and no one seems to be wanting to hop on this ship. Director Jaume Collet-Serra who recently directed the movie "The Shallows" is the most recent to turn down steering the helm for this film. WB is currently seeking a director and might be for some time. 
Superman In Justice League?
What a surprise. 
I mean a poster came out advertising the upcoming Justice League movie that is getting released later this year and guess whose on it. Not Zod, he's dead. Now Superman however, you know the Kryptonian who died at the end of the last movie where we had this whole emotional funeral scene. Yeah he's in this movie. Now granted, this was common knowledge, we all knew he was coming back but this is the first time that DC has really been open about his return in the movie. 
The big blue boy scout is flying high and proud above the rest of the League (like he's better, totally entitled Kryptonians. Am I right?) while the remainder of the poster features absolutely glorious renditions of the team members. That Flash pose? With the blue lightning? 
DC Cover of the Week
Batman #27 is the choice for cover of the week, as Uncanny!'s local artist Brandt had these words to say about the cover:
"Exquisite"-Brandt (local artist) (copyright pending).
Fine word Brandt fine word, now to expand on his comment lets nit pick the cover for it's miniscule notable inconstancies. The main glaring problem is that on the inner bounds of each playing card there is a thick solid black line which differs from about every other contour line in the image. It's harder to notice on the faces of both Riddler and the Joker, although if you look to the outer most line of the playing card the Joker is drawing, it isn't as stark of a line. It seems to be drawn with a pen textured digital brush of some sort, which really throws off the piece as a whole. Next issue with the cover is the lack of consistency from the illustrator to the colorist. They have applied a mostly opaque green tinted splotch (Correct term) over the sides of both the Joker and Riddler's faces. It becomes apparent as it proceeds to fall down off the face of the Joker all the way down to his thumb.
Despite all this, the cover is still rather remarkable and certainly deserving to be the cover of the week. 
I want to thank, the local artist, Brandt one more time, for his rather exquisite comment. 
DC Comic of the Week
This week's comic of the week goes to Sam Humphries "Green Lanterns" which has been a rather good series through and through (and if you haven't checked it out yet I really do suggest reading at least the first two volumes). This is issue 28 of the Rebirth run and part two of the current arc.
The issue starts off with a little backstory featuring a Kryptonian Green Lantern and how she got the ring. Now you might be like "But aren't all Kryptonians dead besides Supes and his sister and that other fella Zod." Yes, pretty much. But this takes place before they all die. 
Which I have to say, the inside of this book is absolutely stunning, the coloring and washes of green are beautiful. Each character comes to life in their own unique green aura and rock the page. As for the story of the book, as this is only part two we haven't yet gotten into the meat of the arc and thus it'll take another issue or so for it to truly get rolling.
However we were able to see the "First seven" Green Lanterns, and the splash page where they show up is an awesome moment.
I'm excited to see how this arc plays out as this series has been one that I've been following closely since the lanterns first battle with Atrocitus.
Green Lanterns #28 gets a 7.0 out of 10
That's it folks! That's the end of the article until next week where I return with more DC related news and topics to talk about. What was your comic of the week and who do you think should direct Suicide Squad 2? Arrivederci mi amici!


Marvel Tidbits W/ Dustin

Marvel Tidbits W/ Dustin
by Dustin M. Best
Marvel news is coming in swiftly from all angles...comics...movies...tv...life. Where do you go to digest it all in one-shot? That's right...Marvel Tidbits. This past week in Marvel has fulfilled our needs of seeing what the Legendary Avengers of 1,000,000 BC are looking like to interesting takes on characters hitting the big screen.
Let's take a bite of crime, shall we?

Avenger Fossils

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Jason Aaron / Esad Ribic - Marvel

Marvel continues to trudge ahead in revamping their comic line-up, the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC...stars of the Marvel One Shot, Legacy...are bound to play a monumental role in the shaping of  an almost re-newed Marvel universe. These cosmic and mystical forces are represented in full force, and by full force...I do mean POWER. Shown above we have (L to R) Starbrand, Iron Fist, Phoenix, Odin, Black Panther, Ghost Rider and Agamotto. 

WHOA!

This team is chock-full-o-history. These historic forces have all impacted the proceeding generations of Marvel heroes and villains alike. How will introducing this never before seen team of Avengers impact the legacy of the heroes of today? Legacy drops September 27th, 2017, however...

Comic of the Week

Marvel Generations Hulk

Marvel Generations is a 10 part series chronicling the "current" iterations of characters meeting up with their predecessors so to speak. The first release just dropped and is my Marvel Comic of the Week...Generations: The Strongest.

The story dives right in with Amadeus Cho's Totally Awesome Hulk meeting up with Bruce Banner's Hulk in the relative past. Not a whole lot of backstory as far as how this occurred, but General Thunderbolt Ross has his droids attacking the Hulks before a sea creature of some sort joins the battle. While the book keeps the explosive action rolling, the dialogue between Amadeus and Bruce stirs something up in Amadeus. It's this revelation that will propel Amadeus's Hulk character and will be a welcome change to long time Incredible Hulk fans.

Generations is surely to cause a large imprint in the Legacy of Marvel moving forward.

Pushing Luck

Deadpool Domino
Zazie Beetz as Domino

While certainly not the traditional comic look that some may have been hoping for, I'm a fan of the Zazie Beetz look as Domino from the upcoming Deadpool 2 flick. The black around the eye may be gone, but I'm certain that the luck Domino creates is still there. Created by Rob Liefield, Domino debuted in the pages of X-Force #8 (1992). What do you think of the new look?

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Your Hair Moves Me

It's the moment I've been waiting for since Marvel first started dropping Inhumans trailers for the highly anticipated TV series...Medusa's hair in action! The CGI assisted hair movement looks to flow rather seamlessly, especially when Medusa commands her hair to wrap around the maniacal Mad Max's throat. It's almost as if Iwan Rheon (Maximus the Mad) has a natural niche for playing a tormentor to red heads.

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Inhumans debuts in IMAX September 1st with the first 2 episodes before debuting on ABC on September 29th running the full 8 episode series.

Song of the Week

I feel like this is just too on point looking back on Medusa. She certainly is more than just her hair as India.Arie proudly sings on "I Am Not My Hair". 

Also...be sure to check out Issue #16 of IMBIBE with Rob McFee where he so perfectly...and eloquently....pairs Daredevil: Dark Nights with Brooklyn Brewery Defender...just click on the image already!

That's it for Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin, hope you have a wonderful weekend, you are more than just your hair....keep it light!

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IMBIBE Issue #16: Daredevil Dark Nights with Brooklyn Defender IPA

IMBIBE Issue #16: Daredevil Dark Nights with Brooklyn Defender IPA

This blog post is intended for readers 21 and older.

By Rob McFee

 

This Week's Pairing:

   

"Daredevil Dark Nights" Written by Lee Weeks, David Lapham, & Jimmy Palmiotti- Art by Lee Weeks, David Lapham, & Thony Silas- Published by MARVEL Worldwide Inc., 2014

Brooklyn Defender IPA- American IPA- 6.7% Alcohol By Volume (ABV)- Brooklyn Brewery, New York, USA

The pairing of MARVEL'S "Daredevil Dark Nights" with Brooklyn Defender IPA is serendipitous, to say the least. MARVEL'S crimson avenger has been protecting the innocent of New York City for the past 53 years, and though for not quite as long, Brooklyn Brewery has been defending our palates by providing top quality craft beer to New York City residents and the world. So it just made sense to do an IMBIBE pairing with these two Defender's of all things good.

 

At first pour Defender's appearance is reddish and dark brown in color, much like the costume of a certain Netflix "Defender", but in the place of horns this Defender is topped by a soft white thick head. The aroma is mild hops with some citrus and fruity overtones. The flavor is definitively IPA with subtle sweet caramel notes and a bitter bite, which enhances the imbibing experience, not to mention at a 6.7% ABV Defender ranks at the top with some of the best IPAs brewed today.

 

   

"Daredevil Dark Nights" brings together some of the greatest talents in comics, who bring you gorgeous new stories featuring the Man Without Fear!

Lee Weeks pulls double duty using his amazing writing and artistic talents to tell a tale of a blizzard that brings New York to a standstill - and a little girl in desperate need of a heart transplant lies on death's door, unless Daredevil can get to her in time! The trouble is, DD is recovering from a severe concussion!  This is just one of three amazing stories starring the Daredevil.

 If your looking to spend an evening imbibing in both heroes and craft beer, then "Daredevil Dark Nights" and Brooklyn Defender IPA are the perfect pairing for you.

 

Until next week read and consume responsibly.

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Indie Scene

Indie Scene
By Dustin M. Best

I may have made a wrong turn from my usual, legendary role of your host for Marvel Tidbits but here I am...in the Indie Scene; it feels rather comfortable...and linear.

When not going my usual Marvel route I like to take the backroads and hit up the Indies. No worrying about tie-ins or major events...just straight up storytelling and artistic freedom. Flipping through the pages of books from the likes of Image and Boom! Studios (to name a few) can provide epic, evolutionary adventures to grounded, "holy $hit, this is my life" tales. 
So without further ado let's rip into the Indie Scene!

2 Lit

I may not be Ty Dolla $ign, but I do know a good trade when I read one. How that is correlated or relevant is irrelevant. Grab these 2 books, 1 out now...1 upcoming!

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Seven To Eternity Vol. 1: The God of Whispers
by Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth
Image Comics

Being the Marvel fanboy, I am certainly familiar with the Rick Remender - Jerome Opena duo as they put together potentially my favorite X-book ever in Uncanny X-Force (2010-12). *reminds self he is no longer in Marvel Tidbits* 

Seven To Eternity is a powerful, dramatic story about the Osidis family keeping their faith and loyalty to each other in a land otherwise compromised by the devious God of Whispers; whom feeds on the needs and wants of others in exchange for them being his eyes and ears. If he dies, all the people who've bargained with him die as well. Seems like a no-win situation for our "hero", Adam Osidis, who himself is fighting off a deadly disease. A band of magical beings soon join up with Adam to aid him on his quest to end the God of Whispers manipulative reign of terror. 

This graphic novel is available now at your local Uncanny! 


God Country
by Donny Cates, Jeff Shaw
Image Comics

Do you enjoy a good, solid cry every now and again? Do you enjoy small ensemble masterpieces? Pina Coladas? Talking swords?

Awesome. This book is for you. Rising star storyteller Donny Cates brings us a one shot story that was spread through six spectacular issues. God Country tells a story of the Quinlan family, whom are on the verge of coming apart due in large part to widowed Grandfather, Emmet Quinlan, who has been suffering from Dementia. Emmet's son, Roy and his wife Janey are put in the unenviable position of how to best manage Emmet's disease. Emmet's disease-riddled mind no longer recognizes Roy or Janey, including Deena, their young daughter.

That is until the mother of all blades comes crashing into their life, Valofax! 

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Upon grasping Valofax, Emmet is no longer tormented by the grasp of Dementia and gets to meet his grand-daughter for the very first time. It's a superbly special moment and one that Emmet cherishes. So much so that when the "rightful" owner comes to take back what is his, Emmet has a tough decision to make...give back the sword and fall back in the darkness of Dementia or fight.

That's all you'll get out of me, so come this Wednesday, August 2nd...be sure to be at your local Uncanny! to buy the story in trade paperback!

Fresh Take

Looking for a funky, fresh new story to delve into? I've got you covered. I'm like the Fresh Prince of Comics...only not Will Smith and I'm certainly not getting "jiggy" with it.

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Shirtless Bear-Fighter!
by Jody Leheup & Sebastian Girner
Image Comics

Shirtless Bear-Fighter! is a comic that absolutely, should be taken at Grizzly face value...a load of fun and laughs. This is a five part mini-series chronicling the one and only Shirtless Bear-Fighter as he takes on a bevy of bears that have been mind controlled by an evil organization.

Bears. Flapjacks. Maple Syrup.

Get into your local Uncanny! to ensure you subscribe to this beastly hilarious series!

Thanks for bearing with me throughout this week's Indie Scene. Who from your local Uncanny! will you see here next week...stay tuned!

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