Google+ The Geeks Menagerie: September 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs aka: Xenozoic!

So not to long ago I found a copy of the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs RPG (based on the comic/cartoon created by Mark Schultz) and discovered the comics original name - Xenozoic. Back in 91' a few of us watched the cartoon which wasn't all that great but it was the first time we saw a futuristic Cadi get attacked by a Dinosaur! Who doesn't love that idea! But I digress, as I usually do I went on a quest to find the original comics or trades. As you might guess its not real cost effective to purchase the single issues and I didnt have much luck finding all of the trades.

So I did a bit more digging and found a collected edition that was published last fall by flesk publications       352 pages, 8.5 x 11 and white $39.95. 

"Forced into hiding by a global ecological cataclysm, humans emerge from their underground warrens half a millennium later to discover that the Earth has been totally transformed. All of the familiar flora and fauna are gone, replaced by a radically altered natural order populated by rampaging dinosaurs and strange, new creatures. It takes guts, grim determination, ingenuity and a whole lot of old-fashioned luck just to survive, much less thrive, in this alien wilderness—all qualities that ace mechanic Jack Tenrec, lovely scientist Hannah Dundee and their friends possess in abundance.
But even the worthiest of these hardy souls are hard-pressed to surmount the obstacles presented by their new homeland. And when those trials are further compounded by the underhanded and selfish actions of the cutthroat human scavengers they encounter, even the best equipped and bravest among them might not endure."

I will be doing a review of this book as soon as it arrives so look for it soon.

More of the new 52

Alright next up I have a couple books I picked up on Wednesday from DC comics -

Red Hood #1 - First off the art is amazing, Kenneth Rocafort lays down some beautiful pencils in this book. The story is kind of lame, plus they make star fire a ditzy alien whore who sleeps with everyone in the book.... way to wreck a once cool character DC. This is a major disappointment for me.

Wonder Woman #1 - I enjoyed this book, fast paced with what can be a great story. The art is nice but I think I need to see it in a few more issues before i can say I really like it. On a big bright note, wonder woman has no pants! I say pick it up, this book is cool.

Legion of Super Heroes #1 - I really like this book and that kind of bugs me. Thats because it continues from the end of the previous series. I know, I know DC did say some of the books wouldn't be changing with the relaunch, but I figured it would be a bit different. I dont know, lol who cares! Paul Levitz Knows the Legion and writes a Damn good book. Buy it!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


If you havent picked up a copy of IDW TMNT #1 do it! Its a great book! Also coming in November:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Microseries #1: Raphael Coming in November! 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-series #1: Raphael
Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru (a) • David Peterson, Urru (c)

Following in the tradition of the original TMNT microseries comes the first of four stand-alone tales centering on each Turtle. Raphael's place in the world is uncertain and he can't shake the feeling that he'll always be an outsider. That changes when he finds another mutant, the arctic fox Alopex, who may have a new clue pertaining to the Turtles origin. Unfortunately she's too busy being hunted alive to share the info! Will Raphael and his new friend survive the night? The Angel: After the Fall team of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru reveal all! Well, some, anyway!
*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 David Peterson, 1 Franco Urru)
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:
David Peterson black & white variant cover!
 “Retro” variant edition, featuring a re-mastered original Kevin Eastman Raphael Micro-Series cover!

Bullet points:   

Blockbuster Angel: After the Fall team of Lynch and Urru reunited!

Cover by David “Mouse Guard” Peterson!


DC's New 52

Well I know we are coming up on week three of DC's new 52 and I have a couple weeks of books to get you filled in on.
The good:
      Bat Woman - Great book and beautiful!
      Justice League - Jim Lee still draws an awesome book, we will see how the story plays out.
      Green Lantern - Cool as always
      Hawk and Dove - Other than Hawk whining to much this is a surprise book for me.
      Death Stroke - WOW! much better than I thought it was going to be. I'll be continuing this one for sure.

The not so good:

      Action Comics - I wasnt thrilled with this book...
      Suicide Squad - Lame characters changes and weak story
      OMAC - This book inst bad per say, just not my cup o' tea.
      Legion Lost - As a relatively new legion reader I was disappointed with this book. I didnt know half the characters and the story had alot of holes in it. its a pass

I havent picked up all my books yet, I split them between 2 different comic shops. I'll have more to come!