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IMBIBE: Issue #13 Game of Thrones Volume One with Bend The Knee

IMBIBE: Issue #13 Game of Thrones Volume One with Bend The Knee

This blog post is intended for readers 21 and older.

By Rob McFee

 

This Week's Pairing:

 

 

"Game of Thrones" The Graphic Novel Volume One- Written by George R.R. Martin Adapted by  Daniel Abraham- Art by Tommy Patterson- Published by Bantam Books, New York.

Game of Thrones Bend the Knee- Belgian Strong Pale Ale- 9.0% Alcohol By Volume (ABV)- Brewery Ommegang- Cooperstown, NY

 

You've read the books. You've watched the hit series on HBO. Now experience it in full color and imbibe the taste of "Game of Thrones" with Bend the Knee.

Now acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of these full-color graphic novels, each collecting six issues of the twenty-four issue graphic series. Within these pages, many of Martin's most iconic characters gain a whole new life, springing from the page in rich color and glorious detail.

 

Brewery Ommegang's Bend the Knee, brings the flavor of "The World" (Westeros, Essos, and Sothoryos.) To your favorite goblet or stein.

At first pour you are greeted with a golden body that's topped with a respectable quarter inch head then dissipates to a nice lace, reminiscent of the beautiful Daenerys. The aroma is floral with hints of fruit. The taste is something, kings, conquerors, and commoners could agree is like no other, bold and sweet with subtle notes of spice. This is a well crafted beer, and deserving to be in Ommegang's stable.

If you're a fan of the books or the show and want to experience "Game of Thrones" on a whole new level, I encourage you to give this pairing a try.

Until next week read and consume responsibly.

 

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Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin

Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin
By Dustin M. Best
Welcome to another addition of the Uncanny! renowned Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin, where I take you on a journey finding the latest and greatest Marvel news. Like a pool on a hot July day, let's dive on in...

Marvel Sized Whale...

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Besides its' notorious heat, July also means big time, show stealing Marvel news coming out of San Diego Comic Con. In a recent announcement, Marvel stated that their panel on Saturday, July 22nd at SDCC will be a whopping 90 minutes. 

With no news or release dates for Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks after the untitled Avengers 4 in May of 2019, I think it's safe to assume we can anticipate some sort of developments or teasers regarding a potential Phase 4. 

What we do know so far regarding future MCU movies is that Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 will happen (yet to have a release date) and I seriously doubt Black Panther and Captain Marvel will be one offs. With a slew of the "original" Avengers contracts set to expire (Downey, Evans, Cheadle), it makes sense for Marvel to continue to establish new formats for the cinematic universe. Whether that means another team of Avengers or not, we will have to wait and see.

Let's just hope the Human Torch gets that bank loan and the Fantastic Four can make their way over to Marvel from Fox so we can have an expanded MCU with even more phasier phases. Cosmic Phase. Avengers Phase. Dark Knights Phase. Milk Phase. You get where I'm going with this. 

Oh, and Nova and Quasar, please.

China + Marvel

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 Marvel and Chinese company, NetEase, have partnered up to create their first Chinese super hero, according to Efe news. Marvel will also distribute 12 comics on their digital platform services through NetEase in China. Titles include the "The Amazing Spider-Man", "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America"...and I doubt it's Hydra Steve Cap. 

What type of powers will this new hero have? When will he be introduced? In what title? What are your thoughts?

Comic of the Week

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Holy glory of K'un-Lun! With that out of the way, Iron Fist #5 just wrapped up the first story arch of how Danny Rand got his groove back. And by groove, I mean Chi. I really thought it'd be tough to take on an Iron Fist title after reading the masterful Kaare Andrews run on "The Living Weapon" but, wow! If you are into old school kung fu mastery, you better check out the new Iron Fist!  

The flow of the fighting scenes makes for very smooth storytelling, I especially love how each fighting move is named throughout the 5 issues. Danny shows that he still has what it takes to be the Iron Fist, even if the battle takes him against opponents from his past!

Iron Fist #6 drops August 2nd with a brand new arch featuring the Master of Kung-Fu himself, Shang Chi! Hey, maybe Shang Chi introduces us to the new Chinese super hero?! 

Song of the Week

How can you not get hype, stay hype with Carl Douglas as you've concluded digesting your tidbits? Plop this track on Star Lord's Volume 3 mixtape and give me a Danny/Peter team-up! 

That's it for this past week in Marvel news, until next time...keep it light!

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DC Week In Review w/Dylan

DC Week In Review w/Dylan

The DC Week In Review w/Dylan

By: Dylan Ashcraft

Hello! Welcome, I’m glad you stopped by to this week’s DC Week In Review where we take a look at some news for upcoming DC releases and take a look at my pick for DC comic of the week. And this week will also be the introduction of a small new little bit, the DC cover of the week.

Batman and Harley Quinn Spend a Night at the Theater

The upcoming animated film “Batman and Harley Quinn” which will act as what I can only assume is the strangest of animated buddy cop films is going to be present in the theaters for one night only.

Now this has been the precedent that’s been set for the big animated releases, or at the very least the Bruce Timm related ones. Because when they did Batman: The Killing Joke they actually did the same thing, one night in theater showing. Which I actually attended and let me tell you, it’s cool seeing one of your favorite comic book storylines (almost) faithfully adapted to the silver screen. Let’s just not talk about those first thirty minutes or so.

However back to Batman and Harley, the movie will be playing ‘nationwide’ at select theaters on August 14th. Meaning if you’re a fan of Batman, Harley Quinn, and Bruce Timm’s animated adventures then you should make your way to a theater near you that’s showing it.

If you’re not sure how you feel about a Batman movie with Harley Quinn in the starring role (yes, she’s the star of this little flick), I’d recommend watching the trailer to see how you feel about it.

I feel like the quote of the trailer, and truest sentence of them all was “Friends don’t let friends kill over 7 billion people.” Come on Ivy, eat a snickers.

Wonder Woman Does Wonderfully at Box Office

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Now, I have already talked about Wonder Woman and how much I loved this film, but it’s always worth bringing back up how well it’s doing in the box office. Granted this can be expected when you make a good superhero movie, example; The Marvel ones. Seriously though, this movie is fantastic.

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Wonder Woman has been out for a month and has so far already surpassed the domestic gross of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (Still hate the name) and Suicide Squad, with a domestic box office of $350 million. Expand the equation to include how it’s doing all over the world and the number jumps up $713 million. Hopefully this becomes a trend for all the DC movies to come (with quality of content being the first thing we need first) so that way comic book fans can sit down at the theaters and just smile as they see their favorite heroes come to life on the silver screen.

DC Comics Variant Covers for August

We all love variant covers for comics, don’t we? Seeing a different artist’s take on our favorite characters is always a super cool thing to have. Well except when certain variant covers get a little too pricey on the second hand market. But that’s besides the point. Some variant covers for August where shown off this week and I have to say, these Dark Knights: Metal variants are rather interesting.

I mean, that’s Batman riding a dinosaur. How much cooler can it get? Also featured are variant covers for Deathstroke, Green Arrow, Green Lanterns, Harley Quinn’s 25th anniversary special, and Nightwing. Some of these covers are really interesting while others are your run of the mill Rebirth variants.



DC Comic Cover of the Week

It’s a new segment folks, where I pick a comic that had a rather fantastic cover this week and well...I briefly talk about it.

Bam! Superman holding a bald eagle, what more can you ask for on the post 4th of July comic release. It’s a really well done cover that features everyone’s favorite big blue boy scout just casually standing there with a bald eagle perched on his arm. It just really resonates that whole truth, justice, and the Americ- You know, I think I’m just going to leave it to the professionals with this one.

Well said Supes.

DC Comic of The Week

Deathstroke #21 is this week’s DC comic of the week and for very good reason. This book is so good, it has been absolutely stellar throughout the entirety of the series, Christopher Priest (the writer) has just been knocking it out of the park with every swing of his bat.

This book picks up after the events of the Lazarus Contract and Deathstroke #20 where we see Slade steal Wally West’s speed force abilities, run back in time, attempt to save his son Grant (The Ravager) from dying. Well after failing multiple times to do so, Deathstroke ends up getting pulled into the speedforce with the intent by the Titans (both Teen and adult) to just leave him stuck in there. However Wally West (new 52 aka the young one) goes into the speedforce and plucks him out.

Now after having his life saved by Wally, Deathstroke claims to have a new lease on life, to renounce killing and to become a good guy. Which leads us into issue 21 where Deathstroke is the leader (except Joe is technically the leader according to his ex-wife) of a crime fighting group named Defiance.

They all have matching costumes which all look really (really) nice although Slades’ is looking a little odd. Now in my opinion that’s solely because of the cape, because I honestly feel that not every hero needs a cape. Batman and Superman? Sure, cape it up. But Deathstroke, not so much. Now the team consists of Slade, his son Joseph aka Jericho, (the new) Power Girl, Slade’s daughter Rose, Wally West aka Kid Flash, and in a surprise return Terra.

Inside the book, not too much happens on the surface. Every little bit is a small thing that is under the radar for Priest to expand on in the upcoming issues of the arc. For example, the identity of who killed Jericho’s fiancee (and no, it is not Slade surprisingly). However the big moment that does happen in the book is when Slade kills the president’s back up chauffeur who had a history of peddling drugs to children. Slade states to the chauffeur that he’s taken a new lease on life and has given up killing, “after this one” where he shoots the chauffeur.

 

For being primarily a setup issue that laid a lot of groundwork to be followed up on in the issues to come, I give Deathstroke #21 an 8 out of 10.

Make sure to stop by next week to read about the upcoming DC news and see which comic was picked to be the DC comic of the week. Have a wonderful rest of your week and remember, we can’t stay Uncanny! without you.

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IMBIBE Issue #12: Black Hammer Volume 1 with Brawler "Pugilist Style Ale"

IMBIBE Issue #12: Black Hammer Volume 1 with Brawler "Pugilist Style Ale"

This blog post is intended for readers 21 and older.

By Rob McFee

 This Week's Pairing: 

     

"Black Hammer" Volume One "Secret Origins" - Written by Jeff Lemire- Art by- Dean Ormston- Colors bye Dave Stewart- Published by Dark Horse Books 2017, Milwaukie, OR USA

Yards Brawler-English Mild Ale- 4.2% Alcohol By Volume (ABV)- Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, PA USA

 Our pairing begins with the art of Dean Ormston and the colors of Dave Stewart, which marries seamlessly with the Yards Brawler label. Both borrow from the nostalgia of the golden age with their use of bold colors that run the spectrum of the grayscale and both have a modern grit that every indie fan can appreciate, but as they say "the devil is in the details" as it is with this pairing. It's the story within the lines of the artists where you'll find the essence of this combination.

   

At first glance "Black Hammer" appears to be a throwback horror comic and Brawler with its clever catch phrase " Pugilist Style Ale" seems to be claiming it's a craft beer for fighters. A closer inspection is required. In the first few pages of "Black Hammer" you'll realize that this is not a horror comic. It's a story about, heroes?

The label of Brawler features a fighter who is squaring off with what appears to be, a devil or a demon. Could it be his own?  Do you get it? Is it coming into focus?

"Black Hammer" is a redemption story, that Brawler's bitter sweet flavor so eloquently captures. Journey with these unlikely heroes, teammates, and friends as they battle their personal demons both present and past in a quest to find the freedom and the hope they desperately need.

At first pour you are greeted by a dark red/copper color with a slight head that dissipates quickly, and leaves a light lace along the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet and malty but not overpowering with hints of caramel. The taste is mildly sweet with a pleasant aftertaste; the body is light with equal carbonation. This is a proper English mild ale.

Jeff Lemire pens a stellar first volume in "Black Hammer" Volume One "Secret Origins", allowing the reader to form their own opinions of each character, before giving you their back story. Some, okay, most of the character's origin stories will remind you of certain well known Marvel and DC characters, but any similarities end there. Each character is unique, regardless of their power set or how they became empowered. Jeff pulls no punches, when it comes to the emotions he draws from the reader, tragedy abounds and hope is fleeting in this first volume, but these heroes are brawlers and they will keep fighting.

 

If the Imbiber is looking for a great rainy evening read and a proper English mild ale to accompany it, the "Black Hammer" and Yards Brawler "Pugilist Style Ale" are the perfect pairing.

Until next week read and consume responsibly.

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You're Not Alone Anti-Bullying Fundraiser

You're Not Alone Anti-Bullying Fundraiser

Real Women of Gaming is a group of gamers who provide gaming and nerd related entertainment to fans across the globe. Founded in July 2013, Real Women of Gaming was comprised of women who wanted to celebrate female gamers and combat the stereotype of the “Fake Gamer Girl.” Today, we are a diverse group of people trying to make a difference.

 

In 2014, Crymson Pleasure, the founder of Real Women of Gaming, heard the heartbreaking story of a friend’s daughter being bullied in school. Having been the victim of bullying herself, Crymson decided to share her own story to let this young woman know that she’s not alone. In doing this, an idea was born. As many within the gaming and nerd communities experience bullying, we decided there was no better way to celebrate gaming than giving back to the very community we love.

 

The first You’re Not Alone Anti-Bullying Fundraiser was held at Uncanny! in

King of Prussia, PA, on July 18, 2015. Two years running, this event has featured live music, gaming, a presentation from Vince Joseph’s Self-Protection Systems, many cos-players, a raffle and a showing of the video titled “You’re Not Alone,” which was filmed and created by Real Women of Gaming and our fans. In 2016, we raised over $500 for STOMP Out Bullying. This year, we’re looking to raise even more for Teach Anti Bullying, Inc.

 

Please find our links below:

You’re Not Alone Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1674860722819422

You’re Not Alone Website: https://realwomenofgaming.com/youre-not-alone/

Twitch channel: https://twitch.tv/realwomenofgaming/

Mixer channel: https://mixer.com/realwomenofgaming/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/realwomenofgaming/

Weekly Yugioh Tournament Winner Deck Profile 6/27/2017

Weekly Yugioh Tournament Winner Deck Profile 6/27/2017
By Dylan Ashcraft
Attention Yugioh players! As you may or may not know, the Uncanny! King of Prussia location hosts a local Yugioh tournament every Tuesday where several players duel each other for the chance to win prizes (such as free entries and
packs).
Uncanny! King of Prussia conducted it's weekly Yugioh tournament as always last Tuesday and we're continuing the trend of featuring the winner in a deck profile and interview. This week's winner is the same as last week's but with a slightly updated deck, Matt Manno. 
Here's Matt's decklist 
Main deck: 42 
2x Zoodiac Ratpier 
3x Zoodiac Whiptail
3x Zoodiac Throughblade 
2x Zoodiac Ramram
3x Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring
3x Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit
1x Maxx "c" 
1x Kumungous, The Sticky String Kaiju 
1x Gammaciel. the Sea turtle Kaiju 
Spells
3x Fire Formation Tenki 
3x Zoodiac Barrage 
2x Pot of Desires 
1x Fire Formation- Tensu
3x My Body as a Shield 
2x Enemy Controller 
1x Book of Moon 
1x Dark Hole 
1x Raigeki 
1x Soul Charge
Traps 
3x Dimensional Barrier
1x Torrential Tribute
1x Zoodiac Combo 
Extra Deck:
3x Zoodiac Drident 
3x Zoodiac Broadbull
2x Zoodiac Chackinine 
2x Zoodiac Tigermortar
1x Zoodiac Hammerkong 
1x Zoodiac Boarbow
1x Daigusto Emeral
1x Tornado Dragon
1x Abyss Dweller 
Side Deck: 
3x Droll and Lock Bird 
1x Dark Hole 
1x Mind Control 
3x Twin Twister 
2x Forbidden Apocafel 
2x Anti-Spell Fragrance
3x Solemn Strike
And here's our interview with Matt. 
Q) So who did you play at the tournament, and what did they play?
A) I played Brad, Eric and Brian white. Brad play pendulum zoo, Eric played zoo and Brian played pure pendulum.  
Q) What was your record at the tournament?
A) My record was 3-0/ undefeated like last week 
Q) Which was your most difficult match up?
A) Definitely Eric's Zoodiac deck because I bricked one game and had to play the waiting game.
Q) Okay, final question, same question as last week, why do you play your particular deck?
A)  I like zoo for the same reasons as last week and also I like my deck more now because I added kaijus instead of flying "c" because flying "c" is only good against zoo and instead of playing cards that stop my opponent from establishing a board I decided to play generic outs such as kumungous and gammaciel to out my opponents established board. 
And that concludes the interview with this week’s Uncanny! Yugioh winner, Matt Manno. Do you think you can knock Matt off the totem pole, or will Matt reign victorious for another week?  Make sure to swing by on Tuesday July 11th for a shot at taking Matt down in Uncanny! King of Prussia's Yugioh tournament! 
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Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin

Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin

by Dustin M. Best

In this week's fireworkin' edition of Marvel Tidbits w/ Dustin, the first look at the very royal upcoming ABC Series, Inhumans and the ongoing sneak peak of the Marvel Legacy comic run. The Comic of the Week is building upon an empire and the Song of the Week gets our Spidey-Sense tingling.

Trailer Undergoing Terrigenesis

It's our first look at the Marvel ABC Inhumans show and with 2 months until the debut, the first trailer provides us with our first glimpses of the Royal family in movement; I would say "action" there but there was no Medusa hair movement! A big, slobberin' time consolation was witnessing the huge, cuddly Inhuman teleporting pup, Lockjaw...sure to be a fan favorite. Watch it Baby Groot, Lockjaw is coming for your "most adorable" Marvel title.

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(Lockjaw lapping Cosmo...which could absolutely happen now that both have been established in the MCU)

Black Bolt, looks silent. Gorgon has hooves, accurate. Crystal appears with the trademark black hair stripes. Karnak may end up being my favorite. Well besides...Bolt's brother, Maximus who can be heard throughout the trailer rallying the people of the moon based Attilan. Check out the trailer above and let me know what you think!

Legacy Upon Us

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Marvel has released the teaser image for the Legacy imprint launching this fall providing a glimpse of the throwback to "original" numbering and storylines to boot. How the return to original numbering will impact current titles will soon unfold, hopefully this implies that Marvel titles will have greater longevity and lack the number of reboots that have plagued the company in past years. This would be especially encouraging for readers who are just looking to get into Marvel, or for those aiming to pick back up on their favorite Marvel Superheroes.

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Comic of the Week

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With Secret Empire #5 hitting the shelves this past week, it was just too glorious to choose any other book for Comic of the Week. I could have absolutely seen myself choosing Jean Grey #3 (a self-discovering underwater adventure with Namor) or Royals #4 (the Inhuman Royal family returns to the destroyed Kree world of Hala and face the recently beefed up, world breaker -- Ronin the Accuser)....but Secret Empire is just...too...sweet.

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Some books occasionally will have a cliff hanger...this one, mid-series issue....has THREE! Writer Nick Spencer is taking readers on a journey where very few events have taken us, into the complete dark. I personally enjoy when I cannot guess where an event is going, and this one has me hook, line and sinker.

Secret Empire #5 moves at a swift pace and gives us a quick turnaround from the Secret Empire #4 question of who is the mole amongst the Underground. Hydra Steve remains a cut throat tactician during a meeting with Beast, from the mutant nation of New Tian (located in Northern California), and flexes his "worthiness" in an intense meeting when pressing to locate a shard of the Cosmic Cube. Black Widow's mission with most of the Champions had paid immediate dividends when a high ranking Hydra member turns face and assists the "Red Room" group to secure who could turn the tide against Hydra nation. Whom that is? I haven't a clue personally but I'm open to hearing what you think!

Hydra Steve also revealed his secret weapon and holy smokes...could Ulysses vision back from Civil War II still come to fruition? Leave a comment!

Song of the Week

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theatres this week so why not throw it to Michael Giacchino whom scores the soundtrack? Here Giacchino hits all the right notes revamping the everygreen original Spider-Man TV series theme song. I haven't looked this forward to a Homecoming since...well...ever.

Hope everyone has a very safe and Marvel-ous 4th of July! See you here, or at Uncanny! King of Prussia, next time...until then, keep it light!

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DC Week In Review w/Dylan

DC Week In Review w/Dylan

The DC Week In Review w/Dylan

 

It’s a new week meaning it's a new day which also means it’s a brand spanking new DC Week In Review with yours truly, Dylan. Last week we took a look at some of the big news that came out in regards to DC Comics as well as reviewed Batman #25. This week is going to be more or less the same, so let’s just dive on in.

 

 

 

Wonder Woman Gets New Creative Team

 

 

The release of the 25th issue in the Wonder Woman Rebirth series marks the end of Greg Rucka’s writing on the book (for now). Picking up the mantle at issue 31 will be James Robinson (writer),  Carlo Pagulayan, and Emanuela Lupacchino where their first arc will tackle the idea introduced in Justice League: Darkseid Wars where Wonder Woman has a brother, the first and only male to be born on Themyscira.

 

It’ll be interesting seeing how this works out because any long time fan of Wonder Woman knows that Themyscira is a female only island. And even for those who have only recently jumped into the character through the Rebirth series or the movie, it’s pretty clear by how they react to the arrival of Steve Trevor, that men don’t really vacation on Themyscira.

 

And then I know what you’re thinking, “If Rucka drops off at 25, who’s going to do the issues between 25 and 31?”. Well let me answer that for you, Shea Fontana (the writer for DC Superhero Girls) will be doing an arc called “The Heart of the Amazon” which will cover issues 26-30.

 

 

More Details about “The Batman”

 

More details have surfaced in regards to ‘The Batman”, and no, I am not talking about the cartoon (which actually was pretty decent), no I’m talking about the major motion picture that is being directed by Matt Reeves.

 

 

It seems that this take on a Batman movie will be more noir-esque and focus heavily on Batman’s detective attributes, which is nice because it’s always a pleasure when writers remember that Batman is the world’s greatest detective and not just a super awesome martial artist in a bat costume. And no, I’m not counting Batman aggressively shouting as detective work.

 

 

That’s real talent there Bruce.

 

The quote from the interview with the director is: “[That] there’s a chance to do an almost noir driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very very powerful way, that will hopefully connect you to what’s going on inside of his head,”

 

I’ll be rather interested to see Reeves take on the dark knight, hopefully it’ll make Batman live up to his moniker as the world’s greatest detective.

 

Sub Zero Enters the Arena

 

Now for those who don’t play the hit fighting game, Injustice 2, you’re probably confused by the title sequence. Well as the game is developed by Netherrealm studios, the same people who produce Mortal Kombat, they like to shake up the properties and put a MK character into the mix. In the first Injustice game, we saw Scorpion set fire and angrily pull people to him and with this time around the block, his icy counterpart is going to be tossing ice spears and telling people to chill out.

 

 

It’ll be cool (last cold pun I swear) to see Subzero square off with Captain Cold in the game, so that way they can make the cold puns and not me. From the gameplay revealed for the character, Subzero looks like he’s going to be a welcome addition to the game and should hopefully find himself a fair spot inside the game’s meta.

 

Would it have been nice to receive a character that’s actually a DC character, yeah sure. That would have been nice, but I won’t complain myself because Subzero is one of my favorite MK characters.

 

 

Comic of the Week

 

This week didn’t have too many big books on the DC side of things, there were the normal releases as well as some of the Looney Tunes/DC crossovers, which if you haven’t been reading them I highly recommend picking up the Elmer Fudd/Batman crossover because it was the perfect mix of ridiculous and greatness.

 

 

However this week I picked Flash #25 which is the kickstart to the “Running Scared” arc, which features Eobard Thawne aka the Reverse Flash as the villain. This follows the events of “The Button” as well as the “Color of Fear” prelude which heavily focus on the Reverse Flash and his relationship with Flash.

 

 

This is a book that I was extremely excited for as I’m a massive fan of the Flash and an even bigger fan of the Reverse Flash (he’s my third favorite villain of all time). So when they announced this arc and the prelude arc before it, I was stoked.

 

Before diving into the events of this book, I have to mention some stuff that happened in the last couple issues.

 

 

In the 23rd issue of the Flash we saw the Reverse Flash appear at the end after seemingly escaping death once again (his corpse is featured at the start of the book). He pops up in the middle of a conversation with Iris and Wally West (n52). In the next issue Wally and Reverse tussle a little bit but it’s obviously one sided as in this continuity the Reverse Flash is confirmed to be faster than Barry.

 

 

Reverse then takes Iris to the future and leaves a message for the Flash, reminding him where Reverse could be found.

 

 

And then we pick up with Flash 25, where Barry races forward to the future on the cosmic treadmill to try and save Iris.

 

This book was really well done, with it serving as a retelling of Eobard Thawne’s origin story, with some tweaks to make it work a bit better, it showcased just why Thawne hates Barry. It features a lot of brilliant dialogue, and a lot of good hard hitting moments. There isn’t much action in the book until the end, but it didn’t need for the two speedsters to throw themselves at each other (yet).

 

 

 

My favorite moment of the book comes towards the end of the book when Thawne slowly slides the ring on his fingers, and Barry looks up at him and asks “What do you want Thawne?” and as Thawne races towards Barry and begins to viciously assault him (while putting the costume on) he says “For you to finally take your own advice! Every second is a gift” (which is a prevalent theme through the book).

 

 

The Flash #25 is a good kick off issue for the next arc, and it does a great job reintroducing a proper Eobard Thawne into the DC comics continuity (unlike Venditti’s Professor Zoom in the n52). I’ll give The Flash #25 an 8 out of 10.

 

Alright ladies and gents, that means this week’s DC week in review has come to a close, meaning this is your time to comment down below and let me know what you think of the news that's come out this week, the Looney Tunes crossovers, as well as Flash #25. I’ll catch you next week when we inevitably discuss some more news and some other comics. Until then race into Uncanny! to grab a copy of Flash #25 before they race off the shelves!

 

 

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IMBIBE: Issue #11 Rat Queens Volume One with Dragon's Milk

IMBIBE: Issue #11 Rat Queens Volume One with Dragon's Milk

This blog post is intended for readers 21 and older

by Rob McFee

This Week's Pairing:

    

 

"Rat Queens" Volume One "Sass and Sorcery"- Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe- Art by Roc Upchurch- Published by Image/Shadowline 2015

Dragon's Milk- American Double/ Imperial Stout -Bourbon Barrel Stout- 11% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)- New Holland Brewing Company, Michigan USA



Prepare yourself for an epic adventure for your mind and palate, you're about to enter the world of the Rat Queens, a world of magic, mayhem, quests, and violence, a veritable cornucopia of violence. Did I mention that there will be violence? Oh, and profanity, which one should expect because of the violence. That being said, New Holland's Dragon's Milk pairs so well with the comic because both are delicious treats for your brain and your taste buds. It'll have you exclaiming "holy $#!*" "This is %#$%@&* awesome!"

 

  

 

Our pairing begins with a comparison of bottle design to the story setting. Rat Queens takes place in a town called the Palisade it resembles something out of a Dungeon Master's imagination (Shout out to all D&D players still rolling D-20's) or a really well done renaissance faire. Think Game of Thrones minus the majesty. Dragon's Milk bottle design, from font to color scheme is something you'd expect to see in "ye olde tavern" after long weeks of questing; but that's just the surface of why these two pair so well together.

 

   

 

 At first pour this dark elixir is smooth and opaque black to dark brown with a thick khaki colored head. The aroma is enticing, there are notes of bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, salted caramel, and light bourbon. The taste falls in line with the aroma when cold, but shows increased bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla as it warms. An amazing treat for the palate.

 

 

The Rat Queens are a pack of booze guzzling, death dealing battle maidens for hire and they're in the business of killing all of the gods' creatures for profit.

 

Meet Hannah the Rockabilly Mage...

 

Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief, and Dee the Atheist Human Cleric...

 

 

Rat Queens is pure unadulterated magic sword wielding fun, and an amazing story about sisterhood and the bonds friendship.  When paired with New Holland's Dragon's Milk, it becomes a quest that rewards you with a delicious 11% ABV stout and a story that you'll want to share with your friends.

Until next week read and consume responsibly.

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Uncanny! Movie Review: Baby Driver

Uncanny! Movie Review: Baby Driver

 

Uncanny! Movie Review: Baby Driver (All You Need Is One Killer Track)

By Joe Valenti

Baby Driver not only delivers the most fun film you'll see at the theater this summer, it also is the most well crafted. The highest praise should definitely be directed towards the editors. The movie perfectly syncs up the music with the pace of the film making it feel like a 2 hour music video. It is this impeccable placement that makes the music a character of its own. Without it's guidance, we would be lost in the chase.

 

While one may think that the film underplays its character development, I believe this criticism is misunderstood. Each character has plenty of development, at least the perfect amount to make each unique. The film does not "baby" it's audience. It gives you the development, through smart dialog, throughout the film. Every action the characters make have weight and you instantly feel it.

 

 

Ansel Elgort rhythmically pulls off two great aspects of a troubled character. He is believable as a heist man, while also perfectly capturing the innocence of a music loving kid. His costar, Lily James, perfectly enhances his performance and gives a great one of her own. She certainly has great things in her future.

 

 

The rest of the cast, while not in it for long, make for a lively memorable crew. Jamie Foxx makes you despise him in the best of ways, Jon Hamm (why isn't this man a movie star yet?) plays his best role since Mad Men, Eiza González is sure to be the next breakout star, Jon Bernthal punishes the competition, and Kevin Spacey proves that he is still one of the best in the business.

 

 

 

Edgar Wright straps you in and takes you on the wildest ride you can imagine. He has perfectly crafted a beautiful love letter to cinema that will be talked about for years to come. Baby Driver is nothing short of a perfect film and certainly deserves a perfect 5/5.