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Tales From the Water Cooler #177



Welcome to Tales From the Water Cooler!

Join Infinite Speech, Decapitated Dan, The Comic Book Clergyman and the Canadian Websliger each week as they gather around the water cooler of stories to talk about comics.

Listen in this week as the guys talk about GotG reaching $400mil, Action Comics #1 going for $2mil on Ebay, Marvel cancellations, and He-Man renaming. Then they dive into this weeks picks TMNT #37, Amazing Spider-Man #5, & All-New X-Men #30.

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Tales From the Water Cooler #176



Welcome to Tales From the Water Cooler!

Join Infinite Speech, Decapitated Dan, The Comic Book Clergyman and the Canadian Websliger each week as they gather around the water cooler of stories to talk about comics.

Listen in this week as the guys discuss their Top 5 favorite Robin Williams movies, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman confirmed for Super v Batman: Dawn of Justice, the possibility of a green-lit Inhumans movie from Marvel Studios, and General Mills partners with DC comics to produce limited edition Cereal Box art. Then they dive into this week's picks: Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #5, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4, and Superior Spider-Man #32.

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Ghastly Awards Update - July/August 2014


Horror comics are becoming more and more frequent in our reading culture, and the Ghastly Awards are here to recognize those that shine the brightest. We encourage all Comic Creators and Publishers to take the time to head over to www.ghastlyawards.com and submit your work for 2014 Ghastly Award Nomination consideration.
   
Creators please remember that you can submit your Horror Comic work throughout the entire calendar year! This month the Judges are recommending you go back and take a look at:

The Creeps #1 (Fall 2014- Warrant Publishing) - This slim, new black and white, magazine sized horror comic is a valentine to fans of Warren Publishing's mags of yore, Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. I have to give editor, artist and writer Rich Sala props; he nailed the look and even got some new art from some Warren alumni. This first issue has a lot going for it; a cover by Ken Kelly, a page by Frank Brunner and my favorite art of the issue, a four-pager by Rich Buckler! The stories are all short and sweet, though I wish they'd been more straight horror than the excursions into Sword and Sorcery. (It took me years to appreciate the old Dax the Warrior stories.) This first issue is impressive and I hope that if it gets a chance, Sala will veer a little bit away from the Warren cloning and let The Creeps develop its own style. As it stands, it seems to be trying a little too hard for Warrenism, including the pen-name Artie Godwin writing most stories. Less text on the cover would have pleased me too, but ballyhooing some of these great artists is no sin! This is a solid first issue, full of decent-to-great artwork and good stories. Let's hope The Creeps grows and becomes the black and white horror mag we all NEED in our lives! - Mike Howlett

Morella Presents: Verotika Returns #2 - Demons and more demons-- Danzig clearly writes about what he knows, and backed with super killer artwork from Simon Bisley and Garres, you know there's always gonna be plenty of boobs and blood and satanic muscle to keep all your evil lusts satisfied. Especially interesting is the rise of a new black magic spawned terror-- PUMKY, a character formed not far from the same malignant monster mold as Pumpkinhead! Looking forward to seeing where this goes... - Steve Banes

Lenore v2 #10 (Titan) - Just when I thought the best joke in the history of ever had happened in the last issue, here it comes again... and again... and again. What sucks here was the lack of a recap page. The time between issues sucks, and well right now a great story arc is taking place, so a recap would be nice. However I know that it’s part of Dirge’s diabolical plan to have me go back and enjoy the living hell out of issues 8 & 9 again. So touché good sir, you win. The artwork is stunning, the story is above and beyond everything else. Lenore is a must read for everyone, anyone and two aliens sitting on a branch somewhere in Iowa. It delivers time and time again, and seriously... just go read it. - Decapitated Dan

Creators and Publishers please make sure to go over to www.ghastlyawards.com to submit your books for 2014 Nomination consideration! More information on how the submission process works can be found here http://www.ghastlyawards.com/2010/10/submit-your-horror-comic-to-be.html

* Please note that none of the books reviewed are guaranteed to be nominated. These are just books that the Judges enjoyed and want you to know about.
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Artery Metal Tour - Show Coverage

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I recently had a chance to cover the Artery Metal Tour for Monsters & Metal
at Mojoes in Joliet, IL on 8/2/14
. I did not have a chance to get shots of Chimaira.

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Opening local band Devil in the White City
 
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Silence The Messenger




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Allegaeon






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Upon This Dawning








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Avatar Press' New Releases for 8/13/14


Avatar Press' New Releases for 8/13/14:

Crossed: Badlands #59

JUSTIN JORDAN continues a tale of Crossed misery as that one flicker of hope turns out to be the worst person to believe in. There is no joy in a world of monsters. All that is left is to live for the sake of living and to find a way to swallow the constant fear that burns your gut like acid. And yet…amid the monsters the human spirit flickers but does not go out. Available with Regular and Red Crossed covers by Christian Zanier,Torture cover by Tim Vigil, Wraparound cover by Rafa Ortiz, and Fatale Fantasy cover by Matt Martin.

God is Dead #18

The Boys are back!  No, not those boys, we’re talking about Dougie and Ivor, the Dicks!  These two miscreants from Belfast are on a quest to insult every single reader of the Dicks series.  And with GARTH ENNIS and JOHN MCCREA together again you can bet that no horrific slander is left unsaid.  Join us on a journey through the bowels of toilet humor that will change the way you look at comics. Yes, we hang our head in shame.  Available with Regular, Offensive, and Classic Moment Incentive covers by McCrea.


God is Dead: Book of Acts Omega

The greatest assembled team of writers unleash all-new god-is-dead-boa-omega-end-of-daystales god-is-dead-boa-omega-divineof Gods and men in the biggest event of the summer! KIERON GILLEN unveils Alastor, the demon assassin who sees nothing but opportunity in the new order of things. While Gods are away, the demonic can play… JUSTIN JORDAN unleashes a pitch-black tale of evil as Pan decides to mix with mortals. And don’t miss the second part of the greatest murder mystery in the pantheons as MIKE COSTA finally solves the mystery of who killed God! The Alpha and the Omega, two epic tomes that you don’t want to miss! Available with lovely Regular, Iconic, and End of Days covers by series cover artist Jacen Burrows. Also a Carnage Wraparound by German Nobile and Divine and Pure Art Retailer Incentives by Burrows.


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