The GoD List: Comics For February 22, 2012

Each and every week “Daniel Bryan Danielson Is The Best In The World” MK2Fac3 and “Steve Yzerman Is The Best In The World” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of February 22, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

Hey everybody and welcome back to your place to see all of the latest comics that myself (MK2Fac3) and Christianford McDavid (Henchman21) are looking forward to this week. I have no idea what’s going on right now other than the fact that comics are super cool and we like to read them. There’s a whole lot of interesting stuff coming out this week, some new, some old, and honestly some of the best comics being published are coming out this week too like The Sixth Gun, Morning Glories, and more, so check below to see what we picked. I’m listening to trip hop from 1998, what are you doing? Reading The GoD List, that’s what!

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DVD Review: Jonah Hex
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Jonah Hex
Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Jimmy Hayward
Staring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Will Arnett
Warner Brothers Home Video
Release date: October 12, 2010

Jonah Hex is a film that deserves to be much better than it ends up being. The film is based on the western comic from DC, created in the 1970s by John Albano and Tony DeZuniga, revived in 80s and 90’s in more hybrid styles (notably post-apocalyptic western and horror western), and returned to his straight western roots in 2005 by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. It’s the Gray and Palmiotti series that serves as the main inspiration for the movie, although there is plenty of the horror and supernatural aspects from the 90s thrown in. The film probably would have been better served by just focusing on the traditional western elements. If you’ve seen the movie, but haven’t read the comic, I highly suggest giving it a shot. Certainly don’t hold the movie against the comic.

Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is a former confederate soldier and current bounty hunter. He is the very definition of bad ass. He makes the Man with No Name look like a fresh on the trail farm-boy. He kills without mercy, and he’s not afraid to do what ever it takes to get paid. He’s set on the track of the man who killed his family, General Turnbull (John Malkovich). The General has some plan to ruin the country’s centennial celebration, which conveniently ties into Hex’s desire for revenge. So Hex starts tracking him down. And that’s pretty much the whole plot. It’s not what you would call a complicated story.

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Comics Of Doom: Episode 11: Jonah Hex #58
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Recorded Aug 9, 2010.

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Box Art & Details For DC Showcase Animated Shorts ‘Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam’
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Warner Home Video will release the DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts Collection on DVD and Blu-ray on November 9, 2010, which will collect three previously released DC animated shorts, as well as include a new title Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam.

The three animated shorts included are extended versions of the shorts which appeared on other WB animated DVDs. The Spectre, Jonah Hex, and Green Arrow will each run 10 to 12 minutes.

The Blu-ray release will include over 2 1/2 hours of bonus material, including commentaries from Bruce Timm and the creative team for all four shorts, as well as bonus episodes and a digital copy.

Check out the Blu-ray box art, along with DVD & Blu-ray details here below.

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Movie Review: Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex– *
Directed by Jimmy Hayward
Starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich
Release date: June 18, 2010

The bloodlust gains infinitely as the comic book adaptation of Jonah Hex expands to its inevitable conclusion. Moral values, social codes, or respect are all tossed out the window because director Jimmy Hayward doesn’t think it necessary to shed light on things that aren’t so aggressive. Violent films work when morality and humanity are at stake and when they are emphasized and demonstrated thoroughly (see No Country for Old Men and The Proposition). In Jonah Hex all of that is obsolete, making it a picture obsessed with intolerable cruelty, single mindedness, and unfathomable new-aged weaponry. Western films made their living on respectable themes and characters that showcased value and more than a one-track mind. This neo-neo western shows extreme contempt for all of that, making the splendor of the western even more distant from the public as it already is. Younger folk have a better opportunity of beholding the exhilaration and immersing themselves deeply into the atmosphere of the Wild West when they turn on their video game consoles and insert Red Dead Redemption.

Director Hayward, whose body of work only contains the animated Horton Hears a Who, makes the first botch as he puts his film in considerable jeopardy when he tries to encompass and explain the life of Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) in a rushed manner that is displayed in comic-book animation. But this is ill-conceived as far as plot is concerned. If this quick montage would have been shown in its fullness the entire film would have been strengthened because it shows us Hex as a man content with his life, his experiences with Indians (is this why he can talk to the dead?), and then as a man who has become derailed. The entire film is devoted to Hex, who is in a one-dimensional mode the entire time.

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