Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nerdi Awards: Best of the Best in Comic Books of 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen. It is that time of the year. Unlike last year, we did not plan to go on and on about our opinions on comic books. This year, we gave the fans the opportunity to tell us everything they loved, hated or disappointed in. Below are the "Top 5" of each category.

Who is your favorite comic book writer and Artist of 2012? 


1.Scott Snyder: 4.4%
2. Justin Jordan: 1.32 %
    Nick Spencer
    Brian K. Vaughan
    Kelly Sue DeConnick


1. Greg Capullo: 1.76 %
2. Fiona Staples: 1.31%
    Terry Moore
4. David Aja: .88%
    Joe Eisma

What is your favorite single comic book issue of 2012: 

1. Batman #5: 2.15%
2. Saga #3:  1.29%
3. Hawkeye #3: .86%
    Hawkeye #2
    Morning Glories #21
    Batman #12

What was the most underrated comic book of 2012: 

1. Morning Glories: 1.23%
    The Gathering
    Rachel Rising
5. I, Vampire: .82%

What is the biggest comic book disappointment of 2012? 

1. Marvel Now: 2.96 %
2. AvX: 2.22%
    New 52
4. Superman: 0.74%
    Thief of Thieves

Which company deserves the "Best Comic Company" of 2012? 

1. Image: 35.8%
2. GrayHeaven Comics: 34.0%
3. DC: 11.3%
4. IDW: 9.4%
5. Comix Tribe: 7.5%

Who is your favorite Hero and Villain of 2012:


1. Batman: 3.78%
2. Luther Strode: 1.26%
    Red Hood
5. Wonder Woman: .84%


1. Court of Owls: 1.68%
3. The Will:
    Doctor Octopus: 1.26%
5. Madder Red: .84%

Who is your breakout writer and artist of 2012? 


1. Justin Jordan:  1.44%
2. Kelly Sue DeConnick: 1.08%
3. Brian K. Vaughan: 0.72%
    Joe Mulvey
    Kurtis Wiebe


1. Tradd Moore: 1.08%
2. Fiona Staples: 0.72%
    Joe Mulvey
    Kenneth Rocafort
    Matt Kindt

What is your favorite comic book podcast? 

1. Drunk on Comics: 1.7%
2. Image Addiction: 1.36%
3. Why I Love Comics: 1.02%
4. IFanboy: .68%
    Stash my Comics

What is your favorite comic book series of 2012?

1. Batman: 2.7%
    Morning Glories
3. Rachel Rising: 2.25%
4. Saga: 0.9%
    Wonder Woman
     Red Hood

What is your favorite NEW comic book series of 2012?

1. Hawkeye: 4.84%
2. Saga: 2.52%
3. Bedlam: 1.26
4. SCAM: .84%
    Captain Marvel  

Saturday, December 8, 2012

You'd be a Drunk Too if Your Dad Was a Nazi

Joe is the de facto leader/mentor of the Extras. While having no powers himself, he is without a doubt the most knowledgeable on the teenager's powers and how they acquired them. His knowledge and close relationship with Matt is what brings this ragtag group of kids together. He tries his best to train and educate this group but he is not quite prepared for the responsibility of maintaining a group of teenagers with superhuman abilities. This promo has gone through several steps but we think we've finally found the final touch, as done by the wonderful Kelly Williams. We wanted to relate to Joe's Nazi heritage with the font for Shepherd as well as the fairly obvious swastika.

Joe McCoy (formerly Josef Mahler)

Height: 5’10

Weight: 185

Hair: Salt and Pepper

Powers: Joe has zero powers. A former government scientist, now an independent researcher. He owns a small lab on the outskirts of Shepherd. He understands the “Extras” powers and is super-intelligent. He has a record of experimenting with Extras in the past.

Weakness: Since Joe’s older brother and sister in-laws’ death, he has become the guardian of his niece, Mary Carter. Because of her ability, he becomes too obsessed with her abilities and ignores her personal problems. When Joe isn’t working with the Extras, he can usually be found nursing a bottle of whisky. Like most alcoholics, Joe refuses to believe he has a problem. He sees drinking as an outlet to his social, family and economic problems. He is very trusting and has a history of being duped by those he trusts.

Personality: When Joe isn’t drunk, he is a great uncle. However, out of 24 hours in the day, he is either working or drunk for 17 of those hours. When training the “Extras”, Joe is very demanding and a little too strict. At times, it seems that he has become too obsessed with his niece and her friends’ powers and cares little about them as people.

Secret: His father is a Nazi. ‘Nuff said

Relationships: His niece is Mary Carter. Most nights, he falls asleep next to a bottle of whiskey and usually she drags him to bed and tucks him in. During the first five issues of Shepherd, Joe is a mentor to Matt. However, Matt becomes s very aware that Joe cares more about his powers than Matt’s safety.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Best of the Best in Comic Books: 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen. It is that time of the year. Unlike last year, we don't plan to go on and on about our opinions on comic books. This year, we are giving you the opportunity to tell us everything you  loved, enjoyed or hated. You pick who rocks and who sucks. Most comic sites present you with nominations. We don't do that here. Instead, you have the opportunity to tell us about your favorite writer, company and your biggest disappointment in comic books. If your answers are creative and funny, we plan to post them.

Click here to take the survey

Sunday, December 2, 2012

"Must Buy" Comics for 12/05/12

1. Amazing Spider-Man #999
2. Swamp Thing #15
3. Invincible #98
4. All New X-Men #3
5. Animal Man #15
6. Avengers #1
7. Creator Owned Heroes #7
8.Great Pacific #2
9. Epic Kill #7
10. Cyberforce #2