Brace for impact! There’s a new Pick of the Week podcast for February 18th 2015! Simon’s got the pick, and it’s Ei8ht #1 from Rafael Albuquerque & Mike Johnson! Albuquerque’s use of color as a narrative device sets this book apart, plus there’s nazis and dinosaurs. But that’s not all! Sebastian’s celebrating the grand finale of She-Hulk from Soule & Pulido, as well as the inaugural issue of Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars by Acker, Blacker, J. Bone, & Remalante. Elsewhere, Travers can’t shut up about Deadly Class #11 by Remender & Craig, or a certain event in Silver Surfer #9 by Slott & Allred. Meanwhile, Simon insists on bringing up Savage Dragon #202 by Erik Larsen–the foursome issue. Is Simon sending not-so-subtle hints to the crew? Find out!
One of my favorite movies of 2013, Star Trek Into Darkness, came as quite a surprise to me. I noticed that this movie has been met with mixed reviews, the more negative being from long time fans of the many series. I have also been a fan of the original series and TNG for quite some time, but I tend to welcome changes and new storytelling concepts with open arms. The movie is not without its flaws, but I was able to view it as its own universe, without getting hung up on what is and is not canon. One of the issues fans took to this reinterpretation, was that one of Star Trek’s most well known villains, Khan Noonien Singh, was portrayed by British actor, Benidict Cumberbatch. Star Trek: Khan is a 5 part mini-series that serves as an origin story that will jump back and forth between his early years and the present day, but will basically bridge the nearly 300 year gap between his upbringing, leading up to Into Darkness.