Book/Comic Preview 7/24/19

Batman: Curse of the White Knight Book One;

Written and art by the creative team of Sean Murhpy and Matt Hollingsworth, from DC Black Label

Good evening all you people of the internets. Today is another installment of a comic preview for all of you. I understand that other publishers exist outside of DC and Marvel, those are coming in later this month to next month. So for now, here is an installment of Batman Curse of the White Knight, Book One. This series is part of DC’s Black Label run. Here, the contexts, the colors, the interactions of the characters of a normal Batman universe are darker, and grittier. Some could call it a heavy read but some would see it refreshing to have a different spin on the Dark Knight.

The story picks up with everyone’s favorite Clown Prince of Crime obtaining a mysterious object from deep below Arkham Asylum. It was later revealed to be a sword……who or what that is for, well, you will have to go pick it up to see (but it involves a certain flaming swordsman). But back to the story. From there, Batman investigates the scene and figures out how Joker escaped (yet again) with Commissioner Gordon, to whom he had revealed himself to previously. Seeing the interaction between the two, now knowing who the other is, was interesting to see. With the overall dialogue having a heavier undertone, the grim set tale is ready to explore the linage of Batman and the history of Gotham City itself. So stay tuned, cover those innocent of eyes and continue to read what is sure to be a thrilling ride.

Another piece done by the booky guy no one knows,

Chandler

Book/Comic Preview 7-17-19

Good day people of the internets! Today is the first installment of our weekly review post. The dates may change to Fridays, but here is the result of today’s haul. Here we shall look over some different comic issues we have. New, used, known, unknown, the works. Also, some new and used books that we sell or that has been read will be spotlighted here. I hope you can enjoy the start of this little shindig.

Today I read the first issue if Marvel’s Loki. The narrative style is told in the person point of view, from Loki’s perspective. It was a solid read, getting the audience caught up from Marvel’s big event that has gone on this year, War or the Realms. Written by Daniel Kibblesmith, the artwork by Oscar Bazaldua, and cover by Ozgur Curiel, the creative team takes on a start of this new series based on the popular character. To avoid spoilers, I won’t give details until after people have had a chance to read it but here is the gist: Loki is found enjoying his newfound freedom in life after the events from War of the Realms. I personally found the narration on point with Loki and how he can spin the story on the events happening around him. It is though we get a look into the god’s mind and know just what he is thinking when he is thinking it. Building up a story that could contain some very enticing characters in the future, we see how it all ends. One thing to keep in mind, is that the story focuses on the God of Mischief, with some tie ins of course. I look forward to see how he grows with his new post as a king, and how it will make him make some choices on if he continues to take life by the fun horns, or will he learn how to be a rule worthy of praise? Considering there is a ginormous snowman in the issue, I will say this: only Loki could find the balance between reckless fun and tough ruling.

Thanks for the this short tidbit of a review. Next week (or maybe later this week, who knows?) we may touch on The Amazing Spider Man #25 in anticipation of #26 or the new Batman run. Stay tuned to find out on the same Bat-Channel at the Bat-Time.

(Issue Credit goes to the wonderful people at Marvel)

Happy Exploring!

Your esteemed, self proclaimed authority,

Chandler

July/8/19

Good day people of the internets! On this Monday after 4th of July weekend, many people struggle with returning to work after several days off. Drinks, parties, and lots of good food were the culprits responsible for the pandemic of unmotivated workers. Here at Insurgent, I have taken the bullet and am staying on cue with a Monday blues-cue update. After a few days of changes to the face of the book store, I believe we have made an entrance appeal that won’t totally scare off customers. One thing of trouble is, keeping the front door reduces the glare of the sun on the windows, allowing people to peek inside and perhaps step in if it catches their eye. At the same time, the AC Unit would run nonstop as the summer days heat up. At any rate, as I try to find the right balance of melting customers and enjoying fresh air, here is the long winded update for the week: coming in in Wednesday are some new comics including the new series of Invisible Woman, the 3rd in the new Black Cat series and the new issue of Justice League Odyssey. There are a few Star Wars Comics coming as well.

To another exciting note of interest: the new shipment of books is due to arrive very soon! Yes you read that right. Books. At the heart of Insurgent, is the expression of creativity of reading and writing. (Of which both I do a great deal of usually, although reading is a challenge starting a business). As the store strives to find its balanced identity. trying to avoid a stereotype of ‘just another comic shop’, books play a big of the plan.

So with that said, new and used books are coming soon and will be ready to enjoy! Later this week, I will have one or two more updates regarding writing that is exciting.

Until them, stay fresh new people,

Your ever funny editor

Chandler

Weekly Update.

Welcome people of the internets! You have found the new page of Insurgent to keep you updated on all the happenings at the store during the upcoming week. To start off, it will be posted on Mondays to highlight what is coming up event wise, game wise, and special comic events as well. On Wednesdays, when new comics arrive, we will highlight whats new and a must read by after we review them. Since today is Wednesday when this is posted, then I will give a whats what this week. New Comics arrived today, including the 6 issue series by DC called “DCeased”. Today was issue 3. This was a solid issue that gave attention to Superman’s personal life and the impact of when things go south.

We are prepping for a grand opening event here in the next week or so, so stay tuned for that but come on in and see whats here before it is gone! The website is now up and running full time, as well as social media and promotions. Tune in here for all the updates, or stop on in to the store and ask!

Go forth and enjoy,

Insurgent Comics and Games (with books)