2ComicNerds Review of ‘Age of Ultron’ Event



The amazing video review team of AJ and Lee - otherwise known as 2ComicNerds - are back and once again we have the video to share with you!  After watching, don’t forget to visit their YouTube channel, where you can find a ton of more awesome video reviews like this one!  We are proud to be sharing this video, and we want to give huge thanks to AJ and Lee for being so cool and letting us spread the goodness!

You can find their YouTube channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/2ComicNerds

Okay!  Here’s the duo reviewing not only “Age of Ultron” #10, but the whole series, as well!  Enjoy :)

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REVIEW: “Batman / Superman” #1

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

ARTWORK BY:  Jae Lee & Ben Oliver

Gotham City seen through the eyes of Jae Lee is a terrifying place full of twisted gothic iron gates and filthy denizens of the crawling living night, perhaps that is why Clark Kent looks like he has just stepped into a waking nightmare on the first page of this esoteric look at the reigning kings of the DCU and their first meeting. Continue reading


‘Lost in the Longbox’ with Brad Gischia, Episode Three



“Ghost Rider” #50
(Marvel Comics, November 1980)

SCRIPT:  Micheal Fleischer
ARTWORK:  Don Perlin

Greetings from the Wasteland,

I’ve loved westerns since I was ten and Young Guns came out.  The next year Young Riders premiered on ABC and I sat rapt as Stephen Baldwin and Josh Brolin shot it out and carried the mail from town to town.  Naturally I would be drawn to cowboy comics as well, right?  Not so.  Until recently (pre-Shaolin Cowboy) it seemed to me, that most cowboy-themed comics were lame compared to the exploits of everyone’s favorite mutants and the wall-crawling exploits of Spider-Man. Continue reading


REVIEW: “Batman and Batgirl” #21

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Peter J. Tomasi
PENCILS BY:  Cliff Richards
INKS BY:  Mark Irwin with Marlo Alquiza

There are five stages to the grieving process, this month Bruce Wayne finds himself in the bargaining stage of dealing with the loss of his son Damian who was brutally murdered. In the previous months Bruce has not been himself but nowhere has that been more apparent than here as Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl tries to help him come to grips with the immense grief. Continue reading


REVIEW: “Joseph” Web Comic

(Self Published, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia


Greetings from the Wasteland!

“What do you do when God tells you to raise his one and only begotten son?  Anything it takes!”  This is the tag line on the site for Joseph, the web comic created and written by David Paul. It takes the story of the Son of God and sets it in the current time, then takes the abilities of the savior of the world and the attitude of a smug 14 year old and throws them together in this inventive strip. Continue reading


‘Lost in the Longbox’ with Brad Gischia, Episode Two



Doc Frankenstein #3 and #4
(Burlyman Entertainment, 2005)

WRITTEN BY:  The Wachowski Brothers
CREATED BY:  Geof Darrow and Steve Skroce
ARTWORK BY:  Steve Skroce
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Jason Keith and Shannon Blanchard

Greetings from the Wasteland!

Every local comic shop has a discounted box.  Be they .50 centers or $1 books, these are the ones that never sold, that sat on the shelves past the date when their followers were long gone.  I often miss out on good books.  The beauty of the comic store is that they miss very little, and their huge back stock often forces them to sell at a discounted price just to be rid of the excess.  I imagine this is how I came by these two issues in a .50 box at the comic shop. Continue reading


REVIEW: “True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” #1

(Dark Horse Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Gerard Way & Shaun Simon
ARTWORK BY:  Becky Cloonan

Gerard Way, former lead singer of the now defunct emo-metal band My Chemical Romance, is not a bad comic book writer; in fact he’s pretty darned good. In the aftermath of his band’s demise he proves that his success with The Umbrella Academy was no fluke by following it up five years later with the equally well written True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Continue reading


REVIEW: “Liberator” #1

(Black Mask Studios, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Creator/Writer – Matt Miner
Art – Javier Sanchez Aranda
Colors – Joaquin Pereyra
Letters/Edits – Vito Delsante

*Caution, moderate spoilers

Greetings from the Wasteland,

Does another Wednesday loom already?  Are you looking for something new to pick up on NCBD?  Look no further.  Liberator #1, “Rage Ignition”, will be on the stands. Continue reading


REVIEW: “Superman Unchained” #1

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Scott Snyder
PENCILS BY:  Jim Lee & Dustin Nguyen
INKS BY:  Dustin Nguyen & Scott Williams

The sky is falling, well not really but the satellites in it sure seem to be falling out of it at an alarming rate. So who else could save the day from such perilous events but Big Blue himself, Superman? Not just any Superman but Superman as brought to us by Batman scribe extraordinaire Scott Snyder and legendary artist Jim Lee, so to say that expectations are high would be beyond an understatement. Continue reading

‘Lost in the Longbox’ with Brad Gischia, Episode One



Greetings from the Wasteland!

As much as I like to read new books, which are few and far between here in the far northern wasteland, I often forget that I have long-boxes full of old books that I haven’t read, due to time constraints and the ever-present call of “other things to do”.  So this column, if I can humbly call it that, will make me comb the boxes for gems and make me look at them anew, with fresh, older eyes. Continue reading


REVIEW: “Batman: the Dark Knight” Annual #1

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Raymond Jacques

STORY: “Once Upon A Midnight Dreary”
WRITTEN BY:  Gregg Hurwitz
ARTWORK BY:  Szymon Kudranski
LETTERING BY:  Dezi Sienty
COVER:  Alex Maleev

After a pretty undeniably rocky start, the New 52 title: Batman: The Dark Knight, gained creative traction amidst the rubble of what went before and made great strides towards becoming something truly worthwhile & to be looked forward to upon handing the reins to writer Gregg Hurwitz in issue 10 of TDK. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Green Lantern’ #21

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRIITEN BY:  Robert Venditti
PENCILS BY:  Billy Tan
INKED BY:  Richard Friend
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Tony Avina & Alex Sinclair

It was so strange to see a new issue of Green Lantern without Geoff Johns’ name on the cover. For nine years the two names have been synonymous. Now Robert Venditti has some huge shoes to fill and he has started that task this week with issue 21. Continue reading


REVIEW: “Legends of the Dark Knight” #9

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Cory Thrall

Story One: “Dreaming He Is a Butterfly”
WRITTEN BY:  Christos Gage
ARTWORK BY:  Jheremy Raapack
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Carrie Strachan

Story Two: “Tap Tap”
WRITTEN BY:  Ray Fawkes
ARTWORK BY:  Stephane Roux

“Legends of the Dark Knight” is such a great idea - different creators from all across the comicsverse doing short Batman stories, released as a Digital First then printed in single issue collections.  Though the trend with these aims more towards a complete storyline, releasing chapters of a tale as opposed to a short comic every week, these first batches were mostly single stories. Continue reading