Khepri Comics Thanksgiving Appetizers Sale
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It’s a sad thing to say, but it will be Christmas before you know it, and if you’re looking to get a jump on your gift buying for that comic book fan in your life, or if you just want to buy something for yourself, Khepri Comics is running a sale you will want to check out.

Go to Khepri Comics to their “Thanksgiving Appetizers” section between now and November 24th, and you can get a 40% discount on a number of trades and single issues.

Standouts of the sale are both volumes of Greg Rucka‘s Whiteout for $8.37 each; Brian K. Vaughn‘s Ex Machina hardcover and softcover editions; and Andy Diggle and Jock‘s The Losers Book 1 for $11.99 and Book 2 for $14.99.

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Blu-ray Review: The Losers

The Losers
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Sylvain White
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric
Warner Bros Home Video
Release date: July 20, 2010

The Losers, based on a DC comic, isn’t merely hell-bent on expressing violence like recent comic book adaptations (Jonah Hex). There is a method behind its outrageous madness. Externally The Losers and violence are mutually inseparable, finding pleasure in things that go BOOM, but internally is where it separates itself from the Jonah Hexes out there and undergoes an operation that is primarily inspired by one emotion: revenge. This intense sense of emotion is precisely what the picture needs because it has an actor in Jeffrey Dean Morgan who can construct a character who is riddled with guilt to perfection. We have seen him do it before in Watchmen, a film in some instances The Losers represents.

The similarities that can be found in both films have to do with the idea of abandonment and betrayal. Extending beyond violence, director Sylvain White finds a potent force that can withstand the over excessive amount of violence the picture contains. That force deals with humane elements. In Watchmen the heroes are depressed due to authorities and citizens questioning their true colors. The heroes are then wounded by the abandonment of such people. In The Losers a group of five highly trained Special Ops workmen led by Clay (Morgan) are stained with the same kind of abandonment.

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Flix of Doom: Episode 3: ‘Inception’
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Jen marvels at The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Vactor dreams of Inception. All the while queen of the podcast, Eve Of Doom, checks out The Losers. The geeks are joined for this special double episode by Hunter Camp from the Gotham Central and Comics of Doom podcasts to discuss Shutter Island.

Check out Episode 3 of the Flix of Doom podcast, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom, where the hosts discuss the new Christopher Nolan film Inception and take a look at Leonardo DiCaprio‘s career, along with this week’s box office and movie news.

Full Episode Guide is here below, along with player.

Listen now!

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Spoiler Talk: The Losers

The Losers is one of my favorite comics that showed me that not all comics have to be complicated and bogged down by continuity and details. Sometimes comics can be just an enjoyable, action-packed thrill ride. So, needless to say, I was extremely excited when I saw that this was coming to the big screen — I was overjoyed! I still strongly believe that this movie could have been marketed so much better and made so much more money, but that is a different story all together.

I definitely enjoyed this movie more than any other movie I have watched this entire year. I’ve already watched it twice and will probably see it again. It had that great popcorn action flick feel just like the comic did. It was a fun action movie that just kept on going all the way through the end and didn’t drag even for a second.

Unlike Kick-Ass, The Losers is a very close adaptation of the first volume of the comic and can people will easily see where the story is coming from. In fact, the casting in this movie was near perfect and Cougar, who is my favorite in the comic, is also my favorite in the movie. I really hope this movie does well because I would love to see the sequel be made because of its success. Anyways, enough of the small talk let’s get to the SPOILER TALK!

Below are my spoilerific thoughts on the movie The Losers. Don’t forget to add your spoiler-laden musings at the end in the comments section.

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Movie Review: The Losers
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The Losers
Directed by Sylvain White
Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Jason Patric
Rated PG-13
Release date: April 23, 2010

If you had told me that someday we would see a movie based on the DC/Vertigo comic series, The Losers, I would have been surprised. Not that the series, written by Andy Diggle with art (mainly) by Jock didn’t deserve to be made into a movie. Far from it, as the series was a big budget action movie put onto the page. It just seemed unlikely that we would see it. However, the Hollywood gods have seen fit to translate it into the blockbuster it was envisioned as.

The Losers follows a squad of special forces who are forced to track down a shadowy figure named Max after they are burned on an operation. Max (Jason Patric) is supposed to be some big CIA spook and the Losers have to track him down so they can clear their name. The plot is mostly an excuse to get them from one action scene to the next, as Max is never fully fleshed out and his motives are never made very clear. He is just an excuse for the main characters to find something they can blow up.

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