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I got to watch the Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie, and it was a amazing movie, so there no surprise that Captain America was the big winner at the weekend box office as it kicked off the summer movie season a month early with an estimated $96.2 million, a new box office record for April. While overseas the film, which opened last weekend, has already earned $207.1 million, which was more then the first Captain America movie had made during its entire run outside of North America. This is definitely a movie that any action movie or comic book lover should go check out.

 

Weekend Box Office (Studio Estimates): April 4-6, 2014
  Film Weekend Gross Screens Avg./Screen Total Gross Wk#
1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $96,200,000 3,938 $24,429 $96,200,000 1
2 Noah $17,000,000 3,571 $4,761 $72,341,000 2
3 Divergent $13,000,000 3,631 $3,580 $114,029,000 3
4 God’s Not Dead $7,726,000 1,758 $4,395 $32,520,000 3
5 The Grand Budapest Hotel $6,300,000 1,263 $4,988 $33,380,000 5
6 Muppets Most Wanted $6,285,000 3,052 $2,059 $42,142,000 3
7 Mr. Peabody & Sherman $5,300,000 2,931 $1,808 $102,202,000 5
8 Sabotage $1,908,000 2,486 $767 $8,767,000 2
9 Need for Speed $1,836,000 1,779 $1,032 $40,839,000 4
10 Non-Stop $1,827,000 1,724 $1,060 $88,138,000 6

Toys

With the red hot Captain America movie setting box office records, Hot Toys has gotten in on the amazingness that is Captain America, releasing Winter Soldier sixth scale collectible figure for $239.99, and a Captain America in Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. suit and Steve Rogers sixth scale figure set for $339.99. Amazing looking figures, so if you have money be sure to get these amazing looking work of toy art into ur collection.

 

Comic Book News

Here are the charts for the top 20 Graphic Novels and top 20 comics of March 2014, if you want a more indepth look be sure to check out ICv2 top 300 list for a full coverage of comics of march and ICv2 for their Graphic Novels of Marches.

Top 300 GNs –

March 2014

     
Rank Index Title Price Pub
  1. Qty
1 21.63 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA    25,290
2 17.99 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA    21,030
3 7.51 NEMO ROSES OF BERLIN HC (MR) $14.95 TOP      8,777
4 6.91 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 07 RIFT P 1 $10.99 DAR      8,084
5 4.24 CHEW TP VOL 08 FAMILY RECIPES (MR) $12.99 IMA      4,962
6 3.81 JUSTICE LEAGUE TRINITY WAR HC (N52) $29.99 DC      4,460
7 3.70 HARLEY QUINN WELCOME TO METROPOLIS TP $19.99 DC      4,327
8 3.67 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 SEEING RED $11.99 BOO      4,288
9 3.35 MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR      3,915
10 3.29 STRAY BULLETS UBER ALLES ED TP (MR) $59.99 IMA      3,842
11 3.21 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA      3,753
12 3.16 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA      3,695
13 3.10 HELLBOY FIRST 20 YEARS HC $19.99 DAR      3,626
14 2.94 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA      3,438
15 2.76 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA      3,227
16 2.75 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 02 $14.99 DC      3,221
17 2.40 BTVS SEASON 9 TP VOL 05 THE CORE $17.99 DAR      2,806
18 2.38 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 03 IRON (N52) $16.99 DC      2,782
19 2.34 ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 02 HERE TO STAY $19.99 MAR      2,739
20 2.34 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 01 REVOLUTION $19.99 MAR      2,735

 

 

TOP 300 COMICS – March 2014      
Rank Index Title Price Pub Est.Qty
1 100.00 BATMAN #29 $4.99 DC 116,926
2 80.52 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #6 $3.99 DC    94,147
3 78.71 FOREVER EVIL #6 $3.99 DC    92,036
4 76.72 SANDMAN OVERTURE #2 (MR) $3.99 DC    89,711
5 65.48 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #29 $3.99 MAR    76,568
6 65.00 DAREDEVIL #1 $3.99 MAR    76,006
7 64.51 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 $3.99 MAR    75,431
8 55.52 SILVER SURFER #1 $3.99 MAR    64,919
9 55.30 WALKING DEAD #124 (MR) $2.99 IMA    64,659
10 55.18 UNCANNY X-MEN #19.NOW $3.99 MAR    64,514
11 55.13 WALKING DEAD #123 (MR) $2.99 IMA    64,460
12 54.51 ALL NEW X-MEN #24 $3.99 MAR    63,739
13 54.32 UNCANNY AVENGERS #18.NOW $3.99 MAR    63,516
14 53.98 HARLEY QUINN #4 $2.99 DC    63,120
15 50.70 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99 MAR    59,278
16 49.62 MOON KNIGHT #1 $3.99 MAR    58,022
17 48.55 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #13 $3.99 MAR    56,764
18 47.45 DETECTIVE COMICS #29 $3.99 DC    55,486
19 47.33 MAGNETO #1 $3.99 MAR    55,337
20 46.95 UNCANNY X-MEN #18 $3.99 MAR    54,902

 

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All New Doop #1 (OF 5)
All New Ghost Rider #2
All New Ultimates #1
All New X-Factor #6
All New X-Men #25  
Archie Comic Super Special #5
Astro City #11 
Avengers Ai #11
Avengers Undercover #2 
Batgirl #30
Batman Eternal #1
Bloodshot & Hard Corps #21 
Captain Marvel #2 (OF 6)
Clive Barker Next Testament #8 (OF 12)
Coffin Hill #7
Constantine #13 
Cosplayers #1 
Creepy Comics #16   
Daredevil #1.5
Deadpool #27
Deadworld Restoration #5 (OF 5)   
East Of West #11   
Famous Monsters Of Filmland #273
FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #9 
Flash Gordon #1 
GI Joe Special Missions #14  
Great Pacific #14 
Green Lantern Corps #30 
Indestructible #5 
Invincible #110 
Iron Fist Living Weapon #1 
Iron Man #24
Judge Dredd #18
Justice League 3000 #5   
Kick-Ass 3 #7 (OF 8)
Kings Watch #5 (OF 5) 
Knights Of The Dinner Table #207 
Legend Of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing #17   
Lumberjanes #1 (OF 8)
Magnus Robot Fighter #2    
Manifest Destiny #6  
Maxx Maxximized #6
Mighty Avengers #9
My Little Pony Friends Forever #4 
Nightcrawler #1 
Powerpuff Girls #8
Regular Show Skips #6 (OF 6) 
Returning #2 (OF 4)  
Rocky & Bullwinkle #2 (OF 4) 
Royals Masters Of War #3 (OF 6)
Samurai Jack #7
Scooby Doo Where Are You #44
Secret Avengers #2
Shotgun Wedding #2 (OF 4)
Shutter #1
Sons Of Anarchy #8
Spawn #242   
Spongebob Comics #31
Star Wars #16
Superboy #30 
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #11
Superman Wonder Woman #7
Thunderbolts #24  
Twilight Zone #4   
Unity #6
Walking Dead #125
What If Age Of Ultron #2 (OF 5)
Worlds Finest #22 
X #12

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Comic Book Review!: All New X-Men #4


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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: Stuart Immonen

Inker: Wade Von Grawbadger

Colorist: Marte Gracia

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: $3.99

Hello there comic book readers, today’s review is All New X-Men #4, and what a issue it is, like I said in previous issues I had my doubts of the quality of this title, thanks to its concept, but four issues in and it is an amazing soap opera story. Bendis has given the X-Men some life, giving them express some great dramatic emotions, showing off some amazing character struggles.

Before I go a bit more in depth, be sure to read previous review and know that there may be some spoilers. The original X-Men have finally met up with the present Cyclops and this is the part were Bendis writing really shines. We have turmoil of the original teenage X-Men over meeting what is now the “evil” and life harden Cyclops, as well as the seeing the future Magneto (a enemy of the original X-Men) that is now working with Cyclops. The story may still be dialogue heavy but this time around there is a lot of wonderful emotion juice to it, with both groups struggle with the event of meeting each other. Iceman’s comment to facing Magneto gave me a real good chuckle, and everyone else felt very natural in Bendis’ good hands, we also get solid character defining moments for the new members of Cyclops band of mutants. Like always, me biggest complaints have been that there hasn’t been much action in this title, and nothing that really wowed me in cool or amazing moments, but with this issue, there were such good amounts of emotional story crafting that it was easily passable.

There is absolutely nothing I could say about Stuart Immonen’s artwork that I haven’t said before, his work is amazingly beautiful. His work is top notch here, amazing amount of character and backdrop detail, he wonderfully break up pages with well created panels, and his characters show a great range of facial emotions and body language. Wade Von Grawbadger ink work is also very nice, its clean and solid with a good use of shadows, and Marte Gracia colors are equally good and solid work.

As I continue to read the All New X-Men series, the story is getting better and better, that dialogue is spot on to really enjoyable a lot of the time, and the drama top notch. Also, if Stuart Immonen and crew are staying on for the long haul then this is a most see comic book title. My continue complaint about the series is my attention and desire to continue reading the series is weak, there just isn’t enough action for my taste, and there not wow factor for me. Besides for my complaint, this is a “Definite Buy” issue, and here is hoping for more action pack issues in the future.

My Take:

Definite Buy

Here are a few pages from All New X-Men #4, be sure to pick up your own copy which is in stores now, and like always Have Fun Reading!

Comic Book Review!: It Girl! And the Atomics #1


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Writer: Jamie Rich

Artist: Mike Norton

Colorist: Allen Passalaqua

Publisher: Image Comics

Price: $2.99

Hello there comic book fan, today’s review is of It Girl! And the Atomics #1, is a spinoff of Madman Comics. Now I don’t know anything about the Madman series, so coming into this off shot of that series I have no prior knowledge. So as an introductory number 1 issue did it effectively draw me in and not keep me figuring how who is who? Ultimately I felt that this issue fail as a good new reader friendly title, leaving losing interest and not caring about characters very quickly. Now there are series where we slowing get a backdrop to characters as the series goes, but honestly, for such obscure group of characters and series it would very much benefit from a better introduction of characters. Now as for Jamie Rich’s plot, it wasn’t very interesting, didn’t really draw in and especially didn’t keep what little attention it had from me. So I was disappoint and was also put off from even wanting to check out the Madman serious, which before this it was on my to read list.

Mike Norton’s art was the better part of this serious, very enjoyable to look at even though it wasn’t anything to stand out and make up for lack of interest in story and characters, as well as weak plot. The character expressions are nice, good character poses, serviceable backdrops, and nothing particularly bad. Allen Passalaqu’s colors are also fine, nothing special but definitely serviceable and nothing to complain about.

It Girl! And the Atomics #1 was quite the disappointment for me, because the main serious had been a recognizable indie comic. But Jamie Rich’s poor character introductions, weaker story, and not too interesting of plot and climax had left a very forgettable reading experience for me. As it stand this was a “ Pass It By” kinda serious for me, I may check it out again but hopefully by then it be a more interesting read.

My Take:

Pass It By

 

Here are a few pages from It Girl! And the Atomics #1, be sure to pick up your own copy which is in stores now, also if you like the post and want more regular posts please be sure to comment, like posts, follow on twitter, spread the word out, and like on facebook, and like always Have Fun Reading!

Comic Book Review!: Colder #1


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Writer: Paul Tobin

Artist: Juan Ferreyra

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Price: $3.99

 

Hello there my fellow comic book fans, for today’s review of Colder, I’ll be trying out a slightly different format, a more streamline approach hopefully. Anyways, getting back to the comic, we have Colder, looking at the cover, I expected a more violent and grotesque comic, and gladly it wasn’t, at least not in the first issue. I believe that the cover is representation the derange and off quilter nature f the title, we basically have a comic book about mentally unstable people. Paul has created a story with many mysterious, which makes for an intriguing first issue. Yet a big fault of this first issue is the weak characters, be sides for the evil and mischievous entity (Nimble Jack) of the title, the two other characters, Declan and Reece, don’t do anything for me. Yes, Reece Talbot is fleshed out, but not really interesting to me, maybe an expansion of her inquisitive nature may help me lot with my interest in the character. And as for Declan is unresponsive natures don’t help me with my interest in the story, even though he is a mental patient with an interesting problem, but as a first issue, with very little interesting and engaging characters, it still hurts my desire to continue reading.

 

Now Juan Ferreyra’s artwork is a big highlight of this title, great character expressions, wonderfully looking character poses, nicely detail backdrops and pleasing looking characters. Juan’s coloring of his own lines is also very nice; characters are never really ever flat, and backgrounds are never a solid color.

 

Colder has some potential, and hopefully with more interesting and define characters, and the continuation of the interesting mysterious, this title could become a very good read. But so far I find this a title that may fall into the category of a trade wait, so as this first issue goes, it is a “Check It Out” kinda title. Hopefully future issues live up to the potential of the mysteries that the first issue brought up, and that it gives something else extra to pull me in and make me stay, especially for the price tag.

 

My Take:

Check It Out

 

Here are a few pages from Colder #1, be sure to pick up your own copy which is in stores now, and like always Have Fun Reading!

Comic Book Review!: Bad Medicine #1


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Hello there fellow comic book fans, today’s review will be Bad Medicine #1, written by Nunzio Defilipps and Christina Weir, illustration by Christopher Mitten, with colors by Bill Crabtree, and publish by Oni Press. If you read my review you can tell that Oni Press isn’t really company I read from much, but I felt like I wanted to give you guys a bit more variety, along with the company, the creators are also a bit of a gamble since I never had any experience with Nunzio Defilipps, Christina Weir, or Christopher Mitten before this title.

Nunzio Defilipps and Christina Weir craft an interesting story which would fit more perfectly being on TV, one part Dr. House and another part police crime mystery drama. We have your female lead, Detective Huffman, finding a mysterious dead body with an invisible head, and needing to solve the mystery, she seeks out medical genius, Dr. Randal Horne. Randal Horne, an ex doctor with a tortured past that comes out of his mysterious journey to help the Detective solve the mystery. Nunzio and Christina created a good yet pretty common character in Detective Huffman, a hard working, hard ass, inquisitive, and smart minded female cop. And then we have Dr. Randal Horne, a doctor torture by a death of one of his patient, who give up medicine to take on a mysterious journey, you can get a sense of the doctor, yet I’m a bit disappointed that the character does not entice reader to really like or care about the character. I felt that as an introductory issue and with Dr. Randal Horne being the main character, he was not flesh out enough to be engaging or he is just uninteresting. Still, besides for a weak main character, and not much of a cast, Nunzio and Christina created a interesting mystery thriller.

Now Christopher Mitten artwork was the biggest turn off for me, it’s a personal taste, not the worst I’ve seen but definitely not giving me the desire to look at the pages for long or to continue to want to look at future issues.  His line work is very rigid and I found to be needlessly place, not crazy about the look of the characters, his inking is heavy and thick at a lot of times. For me, Christopher’s artwork borders on the line of being serviceable or just a big turn off.

Besides for my views about the artwork, I feel that there is a lot of potential for the story, like I said I see this as a Dr. House/Police drama in the comic book universe, exploring the more outrageous ideas than what the great show of House can do. So in my view this is a definite “Check It Out,” a interesting read that you guys should see if it could be your cup of tea.

My Take:

Check It Out

 

Be sure to checkout this link to read the full of Bad Medicine #1 for free, and be sure to pick up your own copy which is in stores now, and like always Have Fun Reading!

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Greg Pak’s X-Treme X-Men!


Hello fellow comic book lovers, here is something really awesome for you guys, Greg Pak‘s (writer of Planet Hulk, Alpha Flight, Incredible Hercules) promoting his new title X-Treme X-Men, a series that spawn from his run on Astonishing X-Men. “It’s cross-dimensional mayhem with Dazzler, Emmeline Summers-Frost, Howlett, Kid Nightcrawler… and a certain someone revealed right here for the very first time!”

“X-Treme X-Men” #1 hits comic book stores on July 25 and is pencilled by the great Stephen Segovia.

Comic Book Review!: Chew #25


Hello there fellow comic book readers, today’s review will be one of my top favorite comic books on the stands now, Chew #25 written by John Layman, with art by Rob Guillory, and publish by Image Comics. I have to say that this series is amazing, there has not been a issue in this series that I didn’t love and got a kick out of.

If you don’t know the back story please check out older reviews and spotlights I did on the series, and you will see why I’m in love with this amazingly fun series. Anyways, Tony Chu had been kidnapped by his girlfriend’s (Amelia Mintz) ex boyfriend (Dan Frank) in the hopes of using Tony’s powers to help with Dan’s book. Dan has been beating and torturing Tony for a few days now, to get him to cooperate, and while he has been missing, people around Tony have been wondering where he’s been, especially Amelia. Using her instincts, she figures out that Dan has Tony, so she follows him to where he is hiding Tony, and jumps to Tony’s rescue, which I love. You don’t get such a good telling of relationships in comics, this has been lovely. I love Amelia and Tony’s relationship, how she cares for him, stands by him, and remained determined to find him when no one else bothered to look. Adding another level to Amelia’s character and a level to her relationship with Tony.

Rob Guillory is amazing as always, extremely fun and funny, very dynamic in character design and provides so much detail in each panel. Rob has off the wall body and facial expressions that just adds to the tone of the story. The detail that Rob implores is very different, pretty much every panel is pack with easter eggs or funny little phrases or imagery. I absolutely love Chew, and Rob’s art makes the series a complete package, which is why I can’t praise his art enough, along with his great characters, I love his over all designs, with the panels, sound effects, and just so much more. I honesty haven’t found fault in this series at all since the beginning, every single issue has been a absolute joy.

I gotta say, maybe I’m being biased because I love this series from every aspect, but the team of John Layman and Rob Guillory has been a must read to believe, so Chew #25 is “Definite Buy,” as long as the rest of the series, if you can find them that is. It is sad that this issue shows the future of the series, and how it is ending at issue 60, but I know that it will be hell of a ride until then.

My Take:

Definite Buy

Here are a few pages from Chew #25, be sure to pick up your own copy which is in stores now (hopefully), and like always Have Fun Reading!