Good evening El Moochadores! For tonight’s post I thought it would be fun to review a few comics and movies Chudd and I have encountered this last week and put aside the usual list of internet regurgitations we usually post about this time of night. Also, I’d like to remind everyone out there who’s following the site or has liked us on Facebook… Listen to the Atomic Moocast! Now on to the reviews…
Hit-Girl Issue #1
Recently Marvel Comics (or is it Icon?) just put out Hit-Girl issue one, First in a limited series that “bridges the gap between Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2.” Here’s the basic synopsis from the back of the book:
With Big Daddy gone and the mafia shut down for a while, Hit-Girl returns to her mom and stepdad and tries for a normal life. But what’s normal when you’re a pint-sized death-dealer? Old habits die hard…
So, basically the kid is back and in this issue she’s gearing up to bring round two back to the mafia and at the same time turn Kick-ass into a real super hero. The comic is great and has all the bloody, brain splatting against asphalt, awesomeness of the original Kick-ass series. Kick-ass and Hit-Girl are the creations of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. but I think it’s right to say Mindy McCready (Hit-Girl), in both comic and film versions, is the fans favorite. Definitely go and pick up this first issue at a local comic shop and just know you’re in for a hell of a good ride!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Issue #11
To be honest, when I first started reading IDW’s latest take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I just couldn’t get into it. Sure, I thought the cover art was great, but they still had those stupid different colored masks (red damnit! all red!) and there was an appearance by Rocksteady and Bebop. ugh! However, I think the action packed issue Eleven has changed my mind about the series. In this issue the guys are still searching for their lost father, Master Splinter, who at that moment is fighting for his life against a torrent of Foot ninja led by the Shredder.
Again, the cover art is excellent, but I also have been really enjoying the insider art. As well, in this issue we see a true ninja rat showing his skills with a sword as he cuts through flesh and blood Foot ninja (thank you IDW for not making them robots!) to finally confront his ancient enemy. Go pick this issue up and as many of it’s back issues as you can find while the series is still young and you’ll get to see the best incarnation of the mutant turtle brothers since the mid-80’s.
Last Friday, Chudd and I were in line at our local shitty theater and we saw Ted! So here’s your review… I liked it. It’s good. It’s not the funniest film ever created but it does a damn good job making people laugh and being surprisingly touching at some parts. And if you’re going to call bullshit on that last sentence then your a fucking soulless bastard who can spin his ass around and get off my blog now. That scene where Marky Mark leaves Ted allow for the first time in his own apartment had me tear up, then again at the last scene of the movie (which I won’t spoil here) which was almost Pixar “make you cry” good. Our vote here at Atomic Moo is go see this while it’s still in the theater but make sure you go with a bunch of friends who like all the same dick and fart jokes as you!
The Nerdist Podcast Episode with Billy West and John DiMaggio
Okay, I put out my own geek podcast (Atomic Moocast… you may have heard of it… okay maybe not…d’oh) so, I usually don’t go out of my way to recommend other geek podcast. But what the hell, I like the Nerdist Podcast and I enjoy listening to it each week and I really recommend checking out this latest edition which features voice actors/ comedians John DiMaggio (Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood) and Billy West (Futurama, Ren & Stimpy Show). So, when you’re done listening to the Atomic Moocast make sure to skip on over to the Nerdist and listen some very funny audio. But, y’know, only after you listen to my podcast first… right?
Okay El Moochadores, that’s all for tonight. Go get some rest and we’ll see you all back here with more posts and podcast real soon! Good night!