Thursday, June 30, 2011

Top 5 Overpowered Heroes

    Welcome to Comical-Musings.  We are excited to be into the month of July and Comical-Musing's "Month of Independents."  The Writer's Blok will be dropping fresh reviews and suggestions on you in a few days and I am terribly excited about what this month holds for your favorite blog.  Our most read posts are still our Top 5's and today's should be right there with them in hits soon.  Our Top 5's have always been and will always be taken from your suggestions.  Joe Butler suggested Top 5 Overpowered Heroes and his wish has been granted.  Here, we have collected some of the smuggest heroes to ever save the planet, just in time to be ridiculed.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Even Hawkeye Has a Blindspot

    Welcome to Comical-Musings for our last post of The Month of Hawkeye!  We did it!  A whole month of Hawkeye.  The comic book that owns our final review is the most current of all of the books that we have reviewed/spotlighted.  Blindspot is the latest offering from Jim McCann and if his books end up being a trilogy, it is the last.  I was lost on Hawkeye and Mockingbird, I was renewed on Widowmaker, and I feasted on Blindspot.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Rise of The Writer's Blok

    Hello to each and every reader who's eyes scroll across this page.  We are at the dawn of a new age of Comical-Musings and we are happy to have you reading along.  The big change that is upon us is that as of July 1st, Comical-Musings is no longer written by me, Scott Deaux, singularly.  The blog will now be written by the authorship collective known as The Writer's Blok.  I will still post content often and will be the editor-in-chief of Comical-Musings, but we will now feature different voices and viewpoints on various other comics.  Comical-Musings will continue to be all it has been and more as The Writer's Blok is still committed to excellence in what we provide and the morality that this site has championed.  The Writer's Blok consists of Cap, Hal, Aberdeen, Lobster J, and The Black Ness Monster as creators.  Their writing is going to add to what we are already doing and put it over the top.  Stick with us as we reveal writers one at a time this July....

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Hawkeye We Know All Too Well...

    Today, we take an unusual sidestep with our review.  Not in the fact that we review something in a different way, but in the way that a different person occupies the purple boots of June's celebrated hero.  I found myself shocked and occasionally awed by the sharp contrast.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

West Coast Avengers: ASSEMBLE!

    Welcome back to the Month Of Hawkeye here at Comical-Musings.  That's right, we are focusing on a super-hero that is oft-forgotten, but worthy of praise all month.  I am talking, of course, about Clint Barton or,  Hawkeye.  A regular guy who shoots a bow and arrow with such precision and accuracy that it puts him toe-to-toe with the other Avengers.  I am so glad to have you reading along with us and today I have a special treat for you.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Widowmaker

    Second time's a charm...or so they say.  Welcome to Comical-Musings and today instead of typing words, it seems that today, I will be eating them.  Although I love Jim McCann and am reading his critically acclaimed and visually stunning graphic novel, The Return of The Dapper Men with bated breath, I wasn't too keen on his Hawkeye and Mockingbird series.  The review I wrote was in no way meant to be rude or critical, I just couldn't get down with the spy stuff.  Since then, I have listened (and shared with you) many interviews with him and have found out some different things about him and some of the deep thinking about the characters and their situations.  I don't know if it was getting to know the author's personality more or what, but after reading his follow up tale, "Widowmaker," it seems that if you shove a square peg into a round hole long enough, it will fit. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hawkeye and Mockingbird

    Welcome back to Comical-Musings!  I am always appreciative when you take the time to read my ramblings.  I am so excited that "The Month of Hawkeye" is in full swing.  I feel that by the time the month is over, we will have effectively payed homage to one of Stan Lee's most beloved creations.  Hawkeye has been through so many different things in his life.  He has been married, he has been the leader of the West Coast Avengers, he has even died and come back from death.  It is this enigmatic character that we gladly bestow most of the posts in June to.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Watch this Hawkeye Origin Video from Watchmojo.com

    Happy Sunday to you from Comical-Musings and as always, thanks for reading!  Today, we will be WATCHING something!  In case you haven't noticed, we have been going all out for Hawkeye this month and I thought it would be fitting to put a Hawkeye video on the ol' blog.  Much to my surprise the good people at watchmojo.com have already made a fantastic video on the origin of Hawkeye that I found very informative!  I had to share it and give them credit for their thorough work.

 

New post coming on Monday...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Jim McCann Podcast!!!

    Good morning and welcome to Comical-Musings!  We are having a great day here at the blog and hope that you are too.  We are knee deep in the Month of Hawkeye and are happy to have you reading along.  I am trying to pump out great content for you as often as possible as I notice that "when I build it, you come."  In the interest of working to pour out a surplus of thoughts, opinions, surprises, and entertainment on you, I am working to get some guest contributors to feature on the blog.  These are some of my best friends and unabashed fans of the industry.  We should get some gloriously different perspective on some different comics through the eyes of these co-conspirators, so look for that content to be added soon.  While I have you today, I offer a podcast from Ifanboy.com featuring Jim McCann, the author of the book that we will be featuring on Monday...Hawkeye and Mockingbird!  Just click the link below, then listen and enjoy.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hawkeye Is So "Ultimate" Right Now (circa 2003)

    Welcome to the first post of the Month of Hawkeye.  I am trying to give more than a three dimensional view of the character this month as I feature different looks at Hawkeye from different series that he has been a part of.  I really want to give this fan-favorite the star treatment that he deserves, so keep up with the blog this month for all Hawkeye all of the time!  Here we go:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Here Comes Hawkeye

It's time!

I am excited to have you reading the blog this month.  If the banner to the site didn't give it away, let this post announce that it is officially June 1st and that means the start of The Month of Hawkeye!