Tag: GAIL SIMONE

Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #1

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Jim Calafiore Published by Dark Horse Comics PREVIOUSLY: LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS It’s back! I loved the original graphic novel, which began as a Kickstarter project, has now returned in a new sequel series! Now, first, you need to read the original book before reading this series. If you’re a newbie…

The Movement #12

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #11 Well, this is it, the final issue of this all-too-brief series. Thankfully, Gail Simone must have been given enough advance notice about this cancellation as she ties up all plot threads without leaving any loose ends. So re-reading…

The Movement #11

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #10 The spotlight is shined on Burden in this issue. A mysterious man comes to Coral City looking for him. And from his first appearance, it’s pretty clear that he is up to no good. The man is Jacob,…

The Movement #10

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #9 And here we get the second half of the Batgirl/Movement crossover (although I guess technically it’s not a crossover, but a guest-appearance). Picking up from the last issue, the unconscious Batgirl has been taken to the Sweatshop. Virtue’s…

The Movement #9

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #8 It’s crossover time! Batgirl has come to Coral City. And this is the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordan. It’s a natural crossover, due to the fact that Gail Simone was writing a solo Batgirl series at the time. The…

The Movement #8

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #7 A lot of action in this issue. It opens with Burden, in full demon-mode, taking on the Graveyard Faction. Although badly injured, Vengeance Moth refused to give up and also continues to fight, but they’re still in danger…

The Movement #7

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Freddie Williams II Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: THE MOVEMENT #6 Yeah, I’m super-late, both on updating this blog in general, and finishing this series in particular. Well, it’s time to try and get caught up this weekend. So here we go starting off with the second-half of this…

The Movement #6

THE GRAVEYARD FACTION part 2: HELL IN A HANDBASKET Things come to a head in this half-way mark of the series. And the crap hits the fan, as the team faces both internal and external threats. Internally, Tremor has set Officers Pena and Whittt free, leading Katharsis to label her a traitor and starting a…

The Movement #5

THE GRAVEYARD FACTION part 1: AN ALLIANCE OF SINEW After the events of the last issue, The Movement is spreading across the nation, with loosely affiliated groups in 10 cities. This is making a lot of powerful people nervous. While some people see The Movement as heroes, others see them as domestic terrorists who need…

The Movement #4

THE CONSCIENCE OF THE MASSES This turns out to be a crucial issue of this new series. Katharsis is being held captive by the Coral City police department, under the orders of wealthy businessman James Cannon, who is personally interrogating (ie “beating”) her, and Virtue has brought her team to rescue her. But she didn’t…

The Movement #3

CLASS WARFARE This is issue opens with the two dramatic cliffhangers from issue #2, Katharsis tried to attack wealthy (and crooked) developer James Cannon, only to be taken down by a squad of police, while the rest of the team when in search of the mysterious “weather witch”, who turns out to be Sarah RAINMAKER,…

The Movement #2

WITH NO HINT OF MALICE As per the events of the first issue, The Movement had not only rescued Burden, they’ve also conducted a “citizen’s arrest” of officers Pena and Whitt, all of whom are taken to The Movement’s secret underground base, known as The Sweatshop, which is part-superhero HQ, part-teen homeless shelter, and now…

The Movement #1

The Movement is a series created by writer Gail Simone and artist Freddie Williams II, which debuted in May 2013. From what little I’d read of it beforehand it sounded interested, with promotional imagery invoking the Occupy Wall Street movement Intriguing. But I avoided it because I just wasn’t interested in DC Comics as a…

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Jim Calafiore Colored by Jason Wright Lettered by Dave Sharpe Published by Painfully Normal Productions LLC This original graphic novel began as a Kickstarter project back in fall 2012 which I backed at the time, and received a gorgeous hardcover edition for my efforts when completed. Last month it…

BLAH BLAH BLAH

Dang, for a bloke who calls his site “iBLOGalot” (& I still can’t believe that domain wasn’t already taken when I tried to register it), I sure don’t seem to be blogging a lot, lately. Here it is, Jan. 22, and my last post was Jan. 11. That’s no good. Don’t you hate it when…

RICK OLNEY VS. MATT BUSCH

Barbara & Rick Olney And here we have the most recent incident of Rick Olney (allegedly) screwing over someone in a business deal. I feel that this one is particularly important to document because it shows that, despite all the allegations against Rick Olney (including @ least two proven court cases), there are still people…

LYING IN THE GUTTERS WITH RICK OLNEY

Rich Johnston has been the premier chronicler of Rick Olney’s (alleged) misdeeds for several years now, I thought I’d take a look back @ how all of this started. Johnston used to write a gossip column for Comic Book Resources titled Lying In The Gutters. Apparently he first reported on Olney in a column in…

THE HONOR BRIGADE

“Tom [Stillwell] wants to make comics fun again.” That is one of the lines written by fan favorite comic-book writer Gail Simone in the Forward to this book, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to describe this volume of The Honor Brigade: FUN. Originally released as a 6-issue black & white miniseries,…