Archive for February, 2010

CCW Weekend Open Thread

Posted: February 27, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread

I thought I would post this review up here for those of you who don’t normally get over to our you tube channel. This is one of the best Marvel books I have read this year and it deserves a lot more attention than it is currently receiving regardless what other review sites are saying about it. Over at CBR a book like Ultimate X gets a 4 1/2 star rating while Doomwar only deserves 2 1/2 stars? Ya, it is all a matter of opinion but still, I personally get the feeling that something is just not right over there. The quality and craft of these two books are clearly night and day and I just can’t understand how some people (whose JOB it is to review books mind you) can not see that unless they are making a conscious choice not to.

I know it may not be professional to talk shit about other review sites but how unbiased can those other sites really be? They count on high profile creators to give them interviews and “exclusive” news to garner their site more attention and to keep those site hit counts rising. When it comes time to be critical of those same high profiles creator’s work how does it not effect one’s review of that material?

One of the things that I believe has struck a chord with our audience is that our reviews and opinions can been seen as being completely honest. We do not owe anybody anything except to be completely truthful. That frame of mind and what I would like to think we stand for obviously has a polarizing effect but I really think it does mean more for those of you who get where we are coming from.

I know that every time I film a segment with Elliott or write a review for this blog you will always get my honest opinion. The day that I feel the need to censor my opinions for the benefit of others is the day I will stop being a part of the CCW.

J.

This week’s question:

“What comics do you think should be in the Top 10 monthly sales chart that currently are not?”

It’s become quite obvious that the Top 10 best selling comics month in and month out are not necessarily the best comics in the industry. Actually, most of them quite frankly are the worst that industry has to offer. Now, this is all a matter of opinion of course but that’s what the “Question of the Week” is all about. Let your opinion be known down in the comments and maybe you can help get the word out on the books you enjoy that could use a little sales boost. Here are my choices in no particular order:

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham
Power Girl by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner
X-Factor by Peter David
R.E.B.E.L.S. by Tony Bedard and Claude St. Aubin
Incredible Hercules by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Rodney Buchemi
The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Dingo by Michael Alan Nelson and Franceso Biagini
Invincible by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley
Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory

These are only a few of titles that I think deserve wider recognition. If you want I’ll share more of them with you in the comments below.

Here is a list of last month’s Top 10 best selling books for reference:

1. Siege #1
2. Green Lantern #50
3. Batman & Robin #7
4. Captain America: Reborn #6
5. New Avengers #61
6. Amazing Spider-Man #617
7. Green Lantern Corps #44
8. Dark Avengers #13
9. Blackest Night: The Flash #2
10. Uncanny X-Men #520

J.

My brain had a very hard time trying to make sense of what I was watching as I viewed this video. It really is just too much to take in. Video is NSFW on the account of there being cartoonish bewbs in it.

J.

CCW Open Thread

Posted: February 24, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread

Well, it’s Wednesday and the start of a new comic week. What’s on your mind?

Would anyone be interested in me posting a Blackest Night thread this week?

J.