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Geek Goggle Reviews: Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters

January 19th, 2013 9:01am by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Mars Attacks The Real GhostbustersMars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters
IDW Comics
Burham, Holder & Colwell

Mars Attacks rolls on as it confronts the real Ghostbusters in this issue. The comic book is a decent read and rises a little bit above Mars Attacks Popeye but isn't quite as interesting as the Mars Attacks Kiss book. While entertaining, it doesn't exactly lend itself to readers that are unfamiliar with the Ghostbusters beyond the film incarnations. Hopefully those reading Ghostbusters will find this comic book true to those characters and get more out of this issue than I did.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Mars Attacks KISS #1

January 12th, 2013 12:39pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Mars Attacks KISS #1Mars Attacks KISS #1
IDW Comics
Ryall, Robinson & Fotos

The Mars Attacks crossover continues as Mars Attack Kiss. This book couldn't possibly be as strange as the premise behind Mars Attacks Popeye, can it? Well, when a band saves the Earth virtually by themselves from an invasion I'd say you are venturing into strange premise material. But is it entertaining? I'll put it this way: years from now when you are looking for something totally different to read, such as Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos, this one will definitely be on the short list.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Mars Attacks Popeye #1

January 5th, 2013 9:22am by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Mars Attacks Popeye #1Mars Attacks Popeye #1
IDW Comics
Powell & Beatty

In what might be the strangest comic book idea in years the IDW crossover where Mars Attacks various titles, it attacks Popeye in this issue. Having no expectations upon purchasing this book I found the issue to be very faithful to Popeye (specifically the cartoon) but very light on the Mars Attacks aspect of the crossover. Overall I think this is a good Popeye story but a poor Mars Attacks one.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Mars Attacks #4

September 29th, 2012 1:55pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Mars Attacks #4Mars Attacks #4
IDW Comics
Layman, McCrea & Elder

Mars Attacks keeps right on rolling with yet another fun, gory and highly entertaining issue. Layman continues to build a wide, but very focused universe. This particular issue introduces a couple of other characters much in the same way Layman rolled out the flea circus guy last issue. It's a grass roots way to build up the characters, the story and the universe as a whole while still telling a self-contained and satisfying story.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Mars Attacks #3

August 25th, 2012 4:33pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Mars Attacks #3Mars Attacks #3
IDW Comics
Layman, McCrea & Elder

The third issue of Mars Attacks solidifies this book as a must read comic book each and every month. Admittedly, I only picked up the first issue because John Layman (of Chew fame) was the writer. The fact that John McCrea was on pencil duty just made it a bonus. The first two issues were fun, gory and entertaining, which is just what I expect from a John Layman book. However, the premise just didn't seem like it could last beyond an arc or two. The Martians invade and a lot of people die and the entire planet is basically on fire. However, Layman pulls off an innovative issue as the tide turns on the Martians in one very small, unlikely, pocket of resistance. The issue is brilliant in the setup, build up and reveal. This was a terrific read.

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Geek Goggle Reviews: Mars Attacks #1

June 23rd, 2012 5:16pm by ComicList Email

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Mars Attacks #1Mars Attacks #1
IDW Comics
Layman & McCrea

The re-launch of Mars Attacks goes with a straight-forward origin and set up issue. Layman delivers a very good story as he focuses on the Martian's point of view to present a good motive for the invasion. McCrea is a great artist for this book as he gives an ugly and exaggerated look to the book that is so fitting. This is a good first step for this book, though it teases more than shows the actual invasion to come.

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The Acronyms List

AR -
Ask retailer for price
BD -
Blu-ray Disc
CCG -
Collectible card game
CD -
Compact disc
DVD -
Digital versatile disc
FCBD -
Free Comic Book Day
GN -
Graphic novel
HC -
Hardcover
HD -
High definition
LCG -
Living Card Game
MMPB -
Mass market paperback
PVC -
Polyvinyl chloride
RPG -
Role playing game
SC -
Softcover
TBD -
To be determined
TCG -
Trading card game
TP -
Trade paperback
UDA -
Upper Deck Authenticated
WDCC -
Walt Disney Classics Collection
WS -
Widescreen

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