SHIELD #2 – Review...

After reading SHIELD #1, I was very excited for more from Mark Waid and Carlos Pacheco, especially from Pacheco, who was one of my favorite comic book artists in the late 1990s, but seems to have disappeared over the past decade. Sadly, Carlos Pacheco does not join Waid on SHIELD #2. Humberto Ramos steps in on art, and a more perfect artist could have not have been picked for this issue. Issue #2 of SHIELD sees Simmons go undercover as a high school substitute teacher in Jersey City, NJ. What superhero highschooler happens to live in Jersey City? That’s right, Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. After reading this issue, Ramos is now my second favorite artist of Kamala, behind only Kamala Khan co-creator Adrian Alphona. Ramos’s style of exaggerated hands and feet is perfect for a shape-changing, often-stretchy character like Ms. Marvel. Waid delivers another great script. He introduces us to Simmons’s father, who does not know his daughter is a secret agent for SHIELD. Waid uses Jemma’s need to lie to her parents about what she does for a living as a bonding moment between Simmons and Ms. Marvel. Kamala doesn’t like lying to her parents about her superheroing as much as Jemma doesn’t like lying to her parents about her secret agenting. I would love to see Kamala and Jemma meet again, as I can see Jemma being a great mentor for Kamala. The plot centers around Simmons and Coulson trying to find a black marketer of stolen supervillain tech operating out of the Kamala’s school. The tech that shows up leads to Coulson and Ms. Marvel having an obscure villain trivia-off, noting the variations in the tech that villains used over the years. They both get the chance to one up...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 57 – 2/4/15 New Comic Book Previews, The Multiversity Guidebook Reviewed, Supergirl and AKA Jessica...

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to preview some new comic books for Wednesday aka New Comic Book Day! Billy and Dave bring you their picks for Wednesday, 2/4/15. The guys limit themselves to a $20 budget, so hard cuts have to be made. They give their reasons why they pick one book over another. Do you agree with them? Would you pick American Vampire: Second Cycle #6 or Saga #25 with your final $3? Post your comment below whether your agree or disagree with our picks! And just what is up with that Avengers #41 cover? The guys go on in-depth on Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity Guidebook, and review a bunch of comics, including Top Shelf’s Heck by Zander Cannon, SHIELD #2 by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos, and Gotham by Midnight. What do you think of Superman’s new costume, debuting in this week’s Superman #38 by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr? Billy and Dave give their take on the new design. Plus, lots of comic book casting news on the upcoming AKA Jessica Jones, Supergirl and Titans shows! Let’s talk comics! http://ia902602.us.archive.org/3/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode57/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2057.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...