Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wess Reads Comics - Week of 12/28/16

Hi everyone!

I've been kicking around the idea of blogging about comics for a while with Chad and this is the best I've come up with!

Here's the deal: I read a bunch of comics every week. Spoiler alert: most of them are published by DC. So each week I'll jot down my thoughts on some of the books I read that week. Nothing super in-depth or wordy, but just a run-down of some of what I read and what I thought of them. If you have thoughts on books that I don't discuss, feel free to ask!


Note - you'll find a list of all the books I read that week listed at the bottom.

Credit: ImageComics
A.D.: After Death - Book 2
Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Jeff Lemiere
Published by: Image Comics

Scott Snyder has two great books out this week that are vastly different. A.D. Book 2 continues this unique format of prose combined with comic art and dives more into the back story of Jonah Cooke. Specifically his background as a thief and how that led to where is today: as someone who has found the cure for death. Snyder does a great job of juggling two timelines simultaneously and the effect of using prose for the past and comic form for the present is great. I've also been incredibly impressed with the printing/publishing quality of the book by Image. As a note - A.D.: After Death was optioned for a movie from Sony Pictures shortly after Book 1 was released.

Grade: A

Credit: DC Comics
All-Star Batman #5
Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: John Romita Jr, Danny Miki, Tom Palmer, Sandra Hope, Richard Friend, & Dean White
Published by: DC Comics

So I will officially read anything written by Scott Snyder. Just as a heads up. This issue wraps up his first arc on All-Star Batman ("My Own Worst Enemy") and one of the things I love about Snyder's writing is that there is so much more to his writing than what's right in front of you. There's always some deeper meaning or connection that pays off by the end. What we end up with here is a great story about Alfred's love for Bruce amidst all of the intensity of this road trip we've been following Batman on. Also, Snyder shows us that Batman can be funny and still be "the Dark Knight".

Grade: A

Credit: Marvel Comics
Civil War II #8
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: David Marquez, Adam Kubert, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuña, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Marco Rudy, Mark Bagley, John Dell, Esad Ribic, & Justin Ponsor
Published by: Marvel Comics

Civil War II finally comes to end. Marvel has become increasingly bad shipping books on time and adding issues in the middle of the run. Case in point: Civil War II. After 7 8 issues, we finally have a conclusion that has really already been spoiled for us in the pages of other Marvel books, since the delay of Civil War pushed it out further than when the regular series were ready to hit the shelves. Unfortunately the wait doesn't necessarily pay off and you're left feeling a little unsatisfied due to the lack of long-term repercussions we were promised from the beginning. Honestly, it feels as if all of the "big things" happened in earlier issues (with the exception of Tony Stark). The one thing this book does set up is a quick glimpse into future (or current) things happing in the Marvel Universe like Monsters Unleashed, Inhumans vs. X-Men, what appears to be Thor Odinson fighting Loki, and a freaked out Captain Marvel seeing Ultron standing over the bodies of the Avengers. Not a terrible end to the event but very lackluster.

Grade: D

Credit: DC Comics
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #7
Written by: Frank Miller & Brian Azzarello
Art by: Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson, Frank Miller, and Alex Sinclair
Published by: DC Comics

So...a lot of what I said about Civil War II pertains here as well. Adding an extra issue. Extended delays. So forth and so on. The difference is that: 1) this is more of a rarity for DC and 2) the wait has been MUCH longer for DK3. The series began in November 2015 and with it's 8 (at the time) issues, it should have concluded in June 2016. Here we are barely squeaking out issue seven, 13 months later, and now awaiting issues 8 & 9. Having said that there are things I like and don't like about this book. It seems very much like Frank Miller agreed to have this project happen and now I'm curious if Brian Azzarello is writing all of the scripts. It just feels like it's missing some of that feeling that DKR, or even DK2, had. I'm enjoying Andy Kubert's art and it feels very much a part of Miller's "Batmanverse". I'm also a little disappointed that the mini issues inside have not been drawn by different art talents like we were originally expecting. For a series I was pumped about, at this point I just want to see how it ends to get the full story to see if this has been a waste of time.

Grade: C

Action Comics #970 by Dan Jurgens & Patch Zircher
All-Star Batman #5 by Scott Snyder & John Romita Jr
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #7 by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, & Andy Kubert
Detective Comics #947 by James Tynion IV & Alvaro Martinez
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 by Joshua Williamson & Tony Daniel
Wonder Woman #13 by Greg Rucka & Renato Guedes

Civil War #8 by Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez

A.D.: After Death - Book 2 by Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemiere
Saga #41 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Last Few Days for Reborn #1 Giveaway!

 Hey everyone! Don't forget that you have until the end of the year to enter the giveaway for issue number one of Reborn by Mark Millar and Greg Capullo!

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Monday, December 19, 2016


​We watched Star Wars: A Rogue One Story, and boy do we have some different ideas about this movie! Come, join us. You are sure to agree with one of us, and think the other is an idiot!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


​​We go full black hat on Westworld with spoilers and predictions of next season. We also discuss the new Guardians fo the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers and discuss the DC CW crossover event. Stay tuned until the end of the episode for a special announcement!

​Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer
Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

Monday, November 28, 2016


​Wess has a down home country thanksgiving... oh, and we ruin Fantastic Beasts, talk Marvel's Inhumans, the big DC CW crossover event, the latest Rogue One trailer, and the latest Westworld theories! Please enjoy with a side of cranberry sauce!

Rogue One "Trust" trailer

Monday, November 14, 2016


Chad and Wess discuss Doctor Strange, the new Trailers for Wonder Woman and Ghost in the Shell, and some of the goings on in staffing for some of the anticipated upcoming comic book movies.

Wonder Woman Trailer

Ghost in the Shell Trailer

Monday, October 31, 2016


Chad and Wess discuss the sneak peak of Guardians of the Galaxy and the new Logan trailer. They also share their thoughts on The Walking Dead’s season 7 premiere, the DCW, Star Wars casting news and Deadpool 2 shakeups!

Monday, October 17, 2016


Chad and Wess discuss season 1 of Luke Cage, the trailers for Iron Fist and Rogue One, Suicide Squad's upcoming extended cut, Justice League news, and introduce a new segment!

Monday, October 3, 2016


New format, same nonsense! Chad and Wess talk about some of the recent Marvel and DC shows, upcoming Movies, and the most recent Doctor Strange trailer.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Ruin a Movie - Suicide Squad

One of the most talked about movies of the year is out! Are the critics too hard on Suicide Squad or should DC have killed the project themselves? Is there enough Batman in the movie to make Wess happy? Does Chad actually know how to get a haircut? Find out here!

Jump to 2:48 for a special guest appearance!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ruin a Movie - Killing Joke and San Diego Comic Con

Chad and Wess share their thoughts about The Killing Joke, and the information coming out of Comic Con including:

Marvel Netflix/ABC Shows
Suicide Squad
Wonder Woman
Justice League
Doctor Strange
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok
Captain Marvel
Black Panther

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ruin a Movie - Warcraft

Did Warcraft deliver on the elusive video game to movie translation, or is it basically a 2 hour cutscene? Spoilers ahead as Chad and Wess discuss.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ruin a Movie - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of the most beloved franchises of many peoples childhood's. Now, find out where Out of the Shadows lands in the pantheon of the Turtles Universe.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Comic Pull - 5/25/16

This is it! Chad & Wess' amazing first issue of Comic Pull with co-host Ray! Find out what Wess & Ray are reading while Chad tried to figure out what's going on! These episode's topics include DC Universe Rebirth, Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, Justice League #50, and more!!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Chad & Wess Ruin a Movie - X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse is out... will this be the apocalypse for the X-Men franchise at Fox? Spoilers ahead as Chad and Wess discuss the movie fresh out of the theater!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Chad & Wess Ruin a Movie - Captain America: Civil War

It’s finally time for Captain America: Civil War! Chad & Wess break down all the conflict and discuss their thoughts and feelings on the beginning of Phase 3 of the MCU! Can they talk about this movie without starting a war??

WCCB Charlotte FlashChat - Episode 220 -

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Chad & Wess Watch a Trailer - Doctor Strange

Chad and Wess watch the Doctor Strange trailer. Marvel is finally venturing in to the mystical/magical corner of it's universe and we can't wait to see how that looks on the big screen!

Watch the original trailer here:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Chad & Wess Watch a Trailer - Suicide Squad Blitz Trailer

Chad and Wess watch the new "Blitz" trailer for Suicide Squad. The third trailer and it's still has us guessing at what is going to happen in this movie!

Watch the original trailer here:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Chad & Wess Watch a Trailer - Rogue One Teaser

Chad and Wess watch the teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Is this first theatrical venture outside of the Skywalker family going to capture our hearts?

Watch the original trailer here:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Chad & Wess Ruin a Movie - Batman v Superman

Chad and Wess ruin Batman v Superman, or Wess defends Ben Affleck's honor!

Side note... please forgive the first 21 seconds of silence... I (Chad) made a mistake in my editing of the episode...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Chad & Wess Watch a Trailer - Captain America: Civil War #2

Chad and Wess watch the second trailer for Captain America: Civil War and also break down some of the recent news from the world of geek movies and comics!

Watch the original trailer here:

Monday, February 29, 2016

Chad & Wess Talk About Stuff - Oscars 2016

After the 2016 Oscars, Chad and Wess discuss the results... or... Wess talks about all the movies he saw that Chad didn't, and Chad complains that Wess made him watch an awards show!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Chad & Wess Watch a Trailer - Daredevil Season 2 Part 2

The 2nd Daredevil season 2 trailer dropped and it's only building our excitement! Join us for our discussion about Elektra, The Hand, and the future of The Defenders.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bonus Episode 2/2: Chad & Wess Watch a Trailer - Daredevil Season 2 Part 1

If you haven't watched season 1 of Daredevil on Netflix, now is your chance! The first of 2 (or more) trailers for the new season looks like they are going to be continuing on the success of the first season and Jessica Jones. We can't wait!

Bonus episode 1/2: Chad & Wess Watch a Trailer - Batman v Superman Final Trailer

That right folks! We have 2 bonus episodes coming at you today! In this episode, we watch the "final" Batman v Superman trailer! Time to gear up to watch the ultimate showdown between DC's 2 biggest names!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Chad & Wess Ruin a Movie - Deadpool

Deadpool is out and after seeing it at the first showtime available, we sat down and recorded our thoughts! Spoiler alert, we liked it!

Playing Catch-Up!

It seems I have been derelicting my duties! Here are the 2 episode I missed before our latest ruin a movie episode.

Chad & Wess Watch a Trailer - Suicide Squad Trailer #2
We watched the latest Suicide Squad trailer and discussed it's implications!

Chad & Wess Watch a Movie - Wess Discovers The Princess Bride
This is a new format in 2 ways! First, Wess has never seen this movie, we talk for a bit before, stop recording, then talk after the movie. Second.. Ummm... VIDEO! This is our first episode not only available in audio, but in video as well! It's a brave new world out there folks!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Chad & Wess Play Games

Wess and I have been playing Halo 5's storyline together for the past couple weeks. If you want to check it out, I streamed it on Twitch and then posted it to YouTube.

Chad & Wess eat some burgers!

Wess and I went to 5 guys today... Can't get enough of that delicious meat! Just in case you were wondering, we both got triple patty burgers!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Chad & Wess Talk about Stuff - January 10th 2016

A look back at the movies we saw and wanted to see in 2015 and what we are excited about in 2016!