This week, Image Comics serves up vampire head on a platter, all ages monsters in a cavern, clairvoyant people bites, an impressive beer belly, fifty intergalactic foxes, a former nemesis on a journey of self discovery, and lots of 'splosions.
If one may paraphrase the great Stephen King, he once wrote that there are two kinds of writers: those who write for an audience and those who write for themselves. Neither is superior based upon that one aspect alone, yet it is in the execution where art is distinguished from entertainment and entertainment from trash.
Metalcore unit Unearth are now five albums into their career and they continue to improve and get heavier with each passing record. So why haven't they 'sort of' broken out like other metalcore bands that are 'sort of' popular in an All That Remains kind of way? It's because metalcore is boring unless you're in the middle of a moshpit or using it as a soundtrack while running over your enemies in a Deathrace inspired setting.
Tom Hanks’ latest movie focusing largely on new beginnings is about as counter programming to Transformers: Dark of the Moon as you can get but there are some surprising similarities: Some bigger than life stars that are intriguing to watch, lots of supporting comic relief characters and a rather boring storyline.
This week, Boom! Studios brings forth some quality entries into its anti-hero tale pondering the reality of justice and its epic cosmic battle from some of comicdom's most prolific and well-known writers.
The boys that everyone loves to hate are back in town and they're dropping tracks like they never left in the first place. Fred Durst is still saying the F word as much as humanly possible and Wes Borland is playing the absolute spank out of that guitar. 'Gold Cobra' is catchy, ridiculous and musically the band's most refined effort since 'Significant Other'.