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Retcon means Retroactive Continuity.

A retcon is the alteration of facts or history stated in a piece of fiction. It can either be additional information or even an extreme change of information. Retcons commonly happen in comic books due the long history of characters especially those of mainstream brands. Retcons also happen on fictional materials that are episodic in nature, like Television shows, film sequels, video games, and even novels that are part of a series. In the case of comic books, issues are what we call the episodes.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Say Goodbye to Monthly Retconn
posted by Monthly Retconn

Hi Everyone,

As you can see, we haven't updated for months, both jepster and Jabs have been very busy for quite a while and somehow, it's hard really getting a lot of juice just about the comic book industry. Also, there are a lot of sites about comic books so we've got a feeling that it was quite pointless to go on.

BUT NEVER FEAR! Jabs and Jepster, and hopefully more hopefuls will return with a new site. Not just comic books but almost everything ranging from movies, Tv series, comic books and many more. Even some techy stuff. But most of all, we will be catering more to our local pinoy audiences.

Thanks everyone, hope you liked our three month existence. We'll miss you all.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Leaked 300 Trailer
posted by jepster2006

Frank Miller's 300 is getting the movie treatment and so far, it looks good. In fact, it looks so damn good. I ignored this film for the past year since I have no knowledge of Miller's graphic novel of the same name. Directed by the Zack Snyder, the helmer of the Dawn of the Dead remake, the trailer features truly an awesome visual style and a unique choice of style for the film's soundtrack. The trailer feels like a comic book with creepy creatures and other stuff rarely seen in a film about epic battles. Everything about is oozing with style that can kick Troy's ass anytime.

300 shows in theatres on March 2007.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

IRON MAN Rejects
posted by Bahoot Studios

Iron man movie designs are now on the web. So far the designs are decent enough to make a good movie but I was really hoping for a more sleek style look. But there is really no reason to fret since these are REJECTED designs for the movie.

The designs were made by Brandon Perlow. The reason they were rejected was that "...in some cases it paralleled what they were doing, it did not fit in with their overall direction. They're wanting to go in more of an Adi Granov design direction."

For more of the sotry and pics click on to Screenrant.com

Monday, September 04, 2006

X-men and the Boys
posted by jepster2006

Okay, I know, I know. Only two boooks? What do you mean? I reviewed a lot of books last week so stop complaining. Just kidding. Yeah sorry, it's only what we can afford right now and it's been a stale month. So here we go.

X-men #190
Written by: Mike Carey
Art By: Chris Bachalo

I was supposed to pull out this book but it seems things are getting a lot better. I love what's going on in here and Rogue seems to be saying "Sugah" more and more now. The events that happened in the book are mostly on the "cool" factor and the fight scenes shows some great potential. Also, we get to see some awesome skill fights rather than some ranting. Like the main Wolverine series, the first two issues were merely build up and finally we get some action, real hard-boiled action.

The books main weakness lies in the art. As much as I see some similarity between Bachalo's and Humberto's art, I can't stand Bachalo's. It's getting awkward and he seemed to pan away from the strengths of his style which are darker but clearer shades of black. I don't know if it's the inker but this book seems lacklustre in the art department. The art's weaknesses are easier to overcome to the interesting and quite intruiging dialogue.

This is one of X-men's finest and I find it even more interesting than Brubaker's arc. This is a must read for X-men fans, especially for Bobby Drake fans.

Rating: 8.9/10 (The art once again pulls it down. Get Rocca to this title... please...)

Uncanny X-men #477
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Art: Clayton Henry

It's Vulcan's time to shine and I still don't like this character. He's so one dimensional to the fact that he keeps grunging like a mad dog looking for a fight. As much as the previous issues rocked, this book sucked. Not only do we read what already read from Deadly Genesis about Vulcan, we only get to see less character development from him. I guess this issue is for those who haven't read Deadly Genesis, which is quite unlucky for me.

This issue is pointless as much as the art is. I felt like I was looking a some 90's fill in artist and the art had no potential for coolness, but I believe it doesn't fit the book which is like the artist of Wolverine: Origins.

Rating: 6.2/10 (Well, we get to see exploding ships for a good while. Other than that, skip this and get the next issue. That is if you haven't read Deadly Genesis)

The Boys #2
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Darrick Robertson

Hell, yeah. Now that's the type of comics I'm looking for. Brutal, funny, action-packed and meaningful. Admittedly, I've been avoiding every Garth Ennis book I ever came across since I think I might not like it's overly gruesomeness or satirical themes. When I heard about the Boys, I was kind of skeptical but when I saw some preview artwork, I was kind of sold. Waiting for the first issue, I never got it since my LCS (Local Comic Shop) ran out of copies. (PLEASE REPRINT WILDSTORM! PLEASE!) So, I lost interest until I found out issue 2 was coming out the same month. I wasn't really PLANNING on picking it up but I was bored so when I saw it on the LCS's shelf, I just bought it without hesitation.

And I'm glad I did. I mean, this is one of those book you just like reading over and over again at the same time looking at the art over and over again. Robertson does a great job on detail and his style is very interesting. Quite a mix of old school and school here and there.
As for the story, it's very well written. As much as the plot isn't really there, the character introductions were great and I already like Butcher. He's like a bad-ass, f***-the-world, kind of Captain America. His sense of justice is true although his means are quite off-hand.

Warning for some people though. It's a mature book. But if you like gore, humor, and truly down-to-earth characters, The Boys is a sure one for you. Don't miss it.

Rating: 9.7/10 (A great set of characters, accompanied by great art. What's not to love?)

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Indie Review: The Walking Dead
posted by jepster2006

The Walking Dead #1-24
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist/s: Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard

Zombies. Ooooh, Zombies. Yeah, as cliche' as they may seem, you just can't help but be intrigued by the latest Zombie flick, especially the ones made George Romero. When I first heard of this book I was terribly not into it. Why? Come on, it's zombies, don't you think they're a little bit overused in every visual medium possible?

Well, yeah. Comics do have a certain amount of "mainstream" zombie titles out there but well, let's face it, Zombies are old news. Also, after reading Kirkman's Marvel Zombies, I totally didn't want to read anything related to zombies. I even didn't want to read anything Kirkman.

But alas, a friend lent me a copy of his collection of the Walking Dead, which contains issues 1-24. I read all the issues as of now, well actually I read them all in one day. Straight? Hell no, I've got to eat lunch you know.

Anyway, so what's it like? It's a great book. Kirkman does a good job here. I never expected something like this from him after reading Marvel Zombies (as much of a parody and comic Marvel Zombies is, I see no point to it at all.). Kirkman does a mix of 28 days Later and combining all of George Romero's zombie flicks. What I love about this book isn't the story, since it's quite plain and simple. It's the characters. Zombie flicks tend to focus on the zombie invasion and the survival of the protagonists even without us giving a reason on why they should survive. Some movies do give a reason of why our heroes should survive, but Kirkman, he does something else. He gives us a reason why his characters SHOULD die.

Also, this book gives us the impression that the zombies are just a factor in these characters lives to help them survive. Much just like us having problems with money to survive. It's more like: Less Money=More Zombies. The zombies are just there more as a setting, not for a major plot device. The book doesn't delve on how scary the zombies are when they get you, but on how scary "strangers" really are.

The book shows just how dangerouds Humans are when forced to live together for survival. This book is amazingly full of stereotypes but that doesn't mean they're boring. It's what makes things interesting. A cop, an ex-pro football player, a vet, convicts, teens and kids.

The book features a huge roster of more than 20 characters but all of them get their limelight every once in a while. Death is a big issue here, but most of the time it doesn't involve zombies that much, death is more because of what they did to each other. There are a lot deaths here, much more of them being brutal, and sadistic at times, but they are psychologically disturbing.

As for the art, it's quite ok. AND it's BLACK AND WHITE. It's an indie for zombies' sake. It's not really a problem since it kind of helps the mood of the book on how stale and frightening their world is. For me, it's more of a intentional move than a financial one making this book Black and white.

I like Tony Moore's art more than Charlie Adlard. Adlard's art though is more claustrophobic adding more scares and darkness to each of the character's personalities. Moore's art is better for me since it's cleaner and more relatable and less, well, indie.

Overall, I don't recommend this book to everyone. If you still like your books full of innocent heroism and macho action, this isn't for you. If you're the type looking for a more personal take on how people live their lives, this is a great book to look for. Also, ZOMBIE fans will love this book.

Rating: 8.5/10
A book with an amazing story. The art's not for everyone, as for the violence and gratitious nudity.

Monday, August 28, 2006

A little spoiler, or maybe not. YOU DECIDE
posted by jepster2006

There's been a leaked photo on the net going around about the future of Spidey-verse. This picture will launch a thousand fanboys into oblivion. So, don't tell I DIDN'T WARN YOU! Scroll down for more...

What do you think?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Huge Reviews
posted by jepster2006

Hi! Sorry for the late reviews. Been quite busy lately, but here are all the reviews for this weeks comics (actually for the month), and no Mini-reviews everything will be reviewed through and through.

Justice League of America #1

Writer: Brad Meltzer

Art: Ed Benes

A book for the fans of B-list characters. Yup, if you're a fan of Black Canary, Vixen , Black Lightning and most especially Red Tornado, this is the book for you. The big three (Bats, Supes, and Wonder Woman)are in a meeting and choosing who to be part of the *Drum Roll Please* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

As hard it is for me to admit, I'd prefer the book to loose the roll call.
The problem with the book is it looses focuse everynow and then. It felt like reading the "Countdown to Infinite Crisis". It jumps from different stories at a time. But it can't be helped since it's just a set up issue. I just hope the next time will be a lot better and focus on everyone having the same goal.

But still, this book is one the best books I've read this week. I'm still coming back for next month, because I've got to see what happens to Red Tornado.

Rating: 8.9/10 (Needs some work. I felt I was reading a sequel to identity crisis, this should be a fun book rather than a psychological thriller)

Batman #656
Writer: Grant Morisson

Art:Andy Kubert

If you like action, then this books for you. If you like the Grim and Gritty way of the bat, STAY AWAY! This book in many ways, reminds me of the good old days in comic books, the times when the heroes always trusted each other, where anti-heroes were non-existent, where women are either portrayed as Amazonian powerhouses and bitchy super villains.

Yup, this book is like a "Superman Returns" of Batman. It brings the character back to its roots, even to the Golden age.
Now, do I like it? I find it, OK. Not bad, nor great, it's just good. I like the action sequences especially the comic book paintings in the background matching with what's going on with ol' Bruce.

Everthing is good, until Talia reveals herself to Batman as the creator of Ninja Manbats.
Why? Because Talia's plan is so overdone (building an army to rule the world!), and that Birthday joke seemed, forced.

The book redeems itself through the meeting of Batman and someone you'd expect to be there. Of course, his Son. Duh, it's the title of the current arc.

Rating: 7.8/10 (It's good, but not to the point of "wow"ing everyone, especially the Grim and Gritty Batfans.)

Wolverine #45

Written by: Marc Guggenheim

Art by: Humberto Ramos

One of the books I enjoyed most this week. But that doesn't mean it's a very good book. I liked the characterization for the most part here, and the story, the dialogue(we'll get more on this later), but mostly the action.

The overly exaggerated art is no longer a problem for me since I've been reading this title regularly, but all I can say is it's not for everyone. The books pacing is like that of a action-mystery movie where in we get some dialogue, then action, dialogue, then action! You get the point.

Mostly everything ends well on Wolverine's conscience and moral issues on whether to execute Nitro or not. I loved the moment when Logan earns some respect from the King of Atlantis (not aquaman you idiot! Namor!).

So, what brings down the book? The revelation of the people who Nito was working for was totally disappointing. When I read that, I was like, WHO? The revelation seemed to aim more for the fans of whoever they are, since I had to use wiki just to find out who these wusses are. Worst part is the way Namor said it was full of campiness.

This is a good title for trades. Me? I just want to see where this all goes.

Rating: 8/10(great characterization and script, awful reveal)

Astonishing X-men #16

Writer: Joss Whedon
Artist: John Cassaday

Blue Moose



Spoilt Bed

I can't mention enough words that entertained me throughout this book. Every single page means something and it's either a laugh or an action packed sequence. A lot of mysteries are being pointed out here, but most of all, we get to see Kitty in a tanktop kicking some ass.

She's left all by herself to defeat the Hellfire club which Emma Frost is a part of right now. Whether she's really with them or not is a good question, but I'm in for the ride.

An amazing book in all aspects: awesome dialogue, awesome art, great characterizations and a book with humor that never falls flat. If you want to see Wolverine at his weakest, this is the book for you. And trust me, it's one of the funniest things you'll ever read ever in any X-book.

A great book to read, I'm glad I picked up all previous issues of this run and this one. No regrets, Whedon does it again!

Rating:9.8/10 (Not a perfect score, the art had some down moments but nothing to be worried about)

Eternals #3
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by: John Romita Jr.

John Romita Jr. draws the best Iron Man ever. I mean it. This book features Iron Man and for once, I was actually excited to see him. The bigges jackass in the Marvel U as of now is in Eternals and kicking some major butt.

Anyway, as for the Eternals, everyone's getting to use their powers lately and Mike Curry is starting to accept who he really is and looks to someone for more information, the kid celebrity, Spike.
The action is cool and everything but somehow I'd rather see what happened at the party in realtime rather than it being told by someone in a flashback. Also, we finally get to see some real threats to the eternals and the last page features one of the quite disturbing moments in the book.

The art is at its best here and this book is more talky than the previous books. Also, there's a part of this book that relies on the morality of heroes. Are they intentionally saving people? Or are they just doing it for fame? Both questions are answered in this book and it was done in a great way. This book has the same pacing as the first book but has more action than ever.

Did I mention how cool Iron Man looks with Romita Jr.'s art?

Rating: 9.2/10 (Anyone who can make Iron Man look totally Badass deserves a reward.)

Daredevil #88

Writer: Ed Brubaker

Artist: David Aja

People, human DNA combination is now a reality. David Aja contains both genes of Michael Lark and Alex Maleev. Lark's dynamic noir style and Maleevs ultimate "dirt" art combined creates the perfect art book ever, accompanied by a great character book I've read in quite sometime.

Foggy Nelson's alive and kicking but is under a different identity due to witness protection. After knowing of Matt's escape, his worries are more for Matt than himself. The book focuses on Foggy's feelings about the whole situation and how he feels about it's relevance to his relationship with Matt and his friends.

As much as everyone wants to know why he's under protection, that's still a mystery and for those expecting on how he survived the stabbing may be quite disappointed. The book is all talk but the last action sequence proves to be the best action sequence this side of grit. Also, it's not only the FBI who's protecting him, but someone else is too. Someone very close to Matt. VERY CLOSE.

The book provides a lot of answers and questions. Why not? The next run focuses on what Matt does to find out who was behind Foggy's killing, which he doesn't know is untrue. Brubaker provides a lot of noir feel to this book and I'm liking it.

Rating: 9.1/10 (A very good book, but if you're looking for closure of the previous arc, this isn't it. Matt's troubles never ends anyway.)