I Kill Giants

This week on the show: Giants are getting killed, Matthew wants to kill a speedster, and 80’s sword and sorcery comics are suggested.

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REVIEWS
Stephen
Amazing Spider-Man #654
By:   Dan Slott, Stefano Caselli
Publisher:
Marvel Comics
REVENGE OF THE SPIDER-SLAYER-Part 3 (of 3):’Self-Inflicted Wounds’

One of the most pivotal moments of the SPIDER-MAN ‘BIG TIME’ era happens here. Other comics promise you their issues will ‘Change Everything’ or that ‘Nothing Will Ever Be The Same.’ No carnival barker-like pitch this time. Just the plain, simple truth: This issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will have repercussions for Peter Parker and this title’s cast for years and years to come. Guest-starring THE NEW AVENGERS.

Also in this issue: We finally reveal what has become of the alien symbiote. And a dramatic change to Spider-Man’s powers. Do NOT miss this issue!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Rodrigo
Darkwing Duck #9
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by James Silvani
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: James Silvani
COVER B: Sabrina Alberghetti
BRAND NEW ARC! GREAT FOR NEW READERS! As the “Crisis on Infinite Darkwings” subsides, the way is made for…what else? A brand new crisis! Something mysterious has emerged in the ranks of the formerly-most-fiendish secret organization on the planet — F.O.W.L. Inside F.O.W.L.’s remnants lurks a plot so insidious that Darkwing Duck has been enlisted to neutralize the nefarious notion by one of their own — Steelbeak! Don’t miss the first part of… “F.O.W.L. Disposition!”

Rating: ★★★★☆

Matthew
Flash #9

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

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I Kill Giants
It’s a story about a girl who’s a bit of an outsider – she’s smart-assed and funny, but totally in our geekland: she’s obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons, she doesn’t have a lot of friends, she’s a bit of a social misfit. She’s taken her fantasy life a little far, and really only talks about giants to people. She’s convinced that giants are real and giants are coming, and it’s her responsibility to stop them when they show up. This weird little fantasy life that she’s going has started seeping into her real life, and as we see things from her point of view, we see that she sees pixies and she sees signs in the clouds and other things that might be telling her that bad things might be coming.

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10 Comments

  1. Esfixe8
    February 16, 2011 at 2:43 am — Reply

    “And while we’re on the subject, and while we’re the subject, abd while we’re on the subject, how’s you’re wazoo.” Love the Firesign Theater reference Mathew.

  2. sialivi
    February 16, 2011 at 5:35 am — Reply

    I can’t believe you left out Groo the Wanderer when discussing sword & sorcery comics :(

  3. sialivi
    February 16, 2011 at 7:07 am — Reply

    Forgot to point out that Rodrigo’s audio is missing during the last minute of this episode

    • hectorbustnuts
      February 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm — Reply

      Yup. I’m curious to know what we missed in those 30 seconds, given it was his final thoughts on the book.

      Incidentally, I just ordered this from Amazon off the back of your reviews. Looking forward to giving it a read.

  4. February 16, 2011 at 9:13 am — Reply

    I have to say that I will definitely check out “I kill Giants”. Your review really makes it sound interesting. I confess that I am dealing with the loss of my own father back in December, and am curious to see how the writer handled this concept in his work. Thanks for the interesting and engaging heads up guys. As always your efforts are grand indeed.

  5. Stevenechambers
    February 16, 2011 at 10:00 am — Reply

    Pretty sure David Gabriel was using sarcasm…

  6. RobCooper22
    February 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    The Rosco P. Coltrane bit cracked me up!

  7. TorontoFrog
    February 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    After HAL9000, the new MAT9001! There is now a proof that there is a Matthewbot! :)

    Seriously, I’ve seen I Kill Giants a couple of times at my comic book store and now I’m eager to pick it. Thank you guys for once again having fed my habit.

  8. ssmetzer
    February 17, 2011 at 9:39 am — Reply

    For the person looking for good fantasy comic books from the 80’s, I would recommend “The Realm” from Arrow comics. This book was part of the 80’s black and white comics explosion. eBay would be a good source to find the individual issues as well as the TPB’s.

  9. John I.G.
    February 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm — Reply

    Yeah, I Kill Giants was really good, read it just after it came out, back in…..2008? Might go back and pick it up again sometime.

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