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NEW COMICS THIS WEEK!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Happy New Year! And just a reminder, the store is closed until Friday January 2 and NEW COMICS will be there after 6.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kiss The Nub

It's been so long since I did a review on this site that I'm no longer featured on the main page. Brandon, who called upon myself and Vinson to keep this site stocked with new material, has been posting left and right while we have dropped the ball. With the Steelers season winding down and the Penguins season going down the tubes faster than you can say 'Stanley Cup Hangover', I think I might have a little more time to write reviews. I am a little behind on reading stuff because of the holidays so let's start with a comic that came out a couple of weeks ago.


A few years ago Garth Ennis brought back the Punisher in a storyline called "Welcome Back, Frank", which was probably the best Frank Castle story I have ever read. No more being a angel assassin or whatever the hell he was. It was back to basics, which meant Frank killing a bunch of mobsters in his usual and unusual manner. In that story, we were introduced to Ma Gnucci, the head of the Gnucci crime family that the Punisher set his sights on destroying. His war with the Gnuccis resulted in the family being wiped out and Ma seemingly dying in a house fire after she lost all her limbs and Castle punted her back into the burning building.

This limited series kicks off with a foot solider about to be executed for his inability to save his mob boss' son from an unfortunate accident at a local zoo. I won't ruin what happens, but let's just say it involves a strong monkey and a hungry ostrich. Charlie is about to take his whacking like a man when the Punisher intervenes in the only way he knows how. Turns out Charlie is the last surviving member of the Gnucci family and the Punisher wants some information.

While this is going on, the son of deceased vigilante the Elite is following in his father’s footsteps to rid the world of undesirable people and plans to begin with the man who killed his father, who just happens to be the Punisher. There is also the man hating lesbian, Molly Von Richtoffen, who might be losing her mind over her roommate dating members of the opposite sex. Apparently the Gnucci family had an Italian part of the family tree and now they are making a move to take over the East Coast. Since she was involved in the original investigation, she is tasked with this new case.

Frank wants Charlie to infiltrate the Italian Gnuccis and fed him intel. In order to do that, the Punisher will have to take out Charlie's old crew, the Alcenos, so Charlie doesn't get whacked before he can serve his purpose. While eyeing the Alceno crew at a backyard BBQ, the Punisher is stunned to see Pete Alceno's special guest arrives.

Who is the special guest? What is the Punisher going to do? Wanna know what happens next? Buy the book, available at Bent Wookee Comix located at 127 Fairfield Avenue in the West End section of Johnstown. See ya there!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE BENT WOOKEE STAFF











HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you our loyal customers!
The holiday hours are....
Wednesday, Christmas Eve 12/24 (NEW COMIC DAY).....12 to 5
Thursday, Christmas 12/25.....Closed! It's Jesus' Birthday ya heathens!
Friday 12/26.....1 to 8
Saturday 12/27.....12 to 6
(and then we will be closed until Friday, January 2 since that will be New Comic Day that week)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

WOLVERINE GETS HIS X-MAS GIFT IDEAS FROM SNL

WEDNESDAY DEC. 17...NEW COMIC DAY...OPEN AFTER 2:00



I find Attack of the Show really irritating, yet oddly enough I occasionally don't flip past it. Wonder why?

Oh, and new funny books won't arrive until after 2:00 on Wednesday. Big snow storm, horrible driving conditions, certain doom, etc. etc.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

LESBIANS, NOT JUST FOR BREAKFAST ANYMORE



I learned something from Reading I WAS KIDNAPPED BY LESBIAN PIRATES FROM OUTER SPACE!!! I learned that if you want to hide a naked character’s naughty area, use a word balloon. This has got to be the funniest comic series I’ve ever read (seriously). Hell, it’s funnier than most comedies I’ve seen lately. It’s even funnier than the thoughts that pop into my head, causing me to laugh out loud when I’m sitting alone down at the comic store waiting for a customer (or sometimes when there IS a customer in the store, awkward).

This six issue series is written, penciled, inked, colored, and lettered by MEGAN ROSE GEDRIS. She publishes the ongoing series on DRUNKDUCK.COM (same place as you can find EMPATHY, see links). But I’m glad she decided to publish it here in paper form. The humor is fast and furious (could I USE a more clich├ęd phrase). But it’s true. The funny flies at you at a rate of about one laugh every other panel. The plot honestly has trouble keeping up, but at least there IS a plot (look at my last review for an example of NO plot). Some of jokes are subtle so you have to pay attention. Or not. Hell, you can miss half the funny things in this series and still hurt yourself laughing.

The story starts with Susan Bell, a normal secretary from Earth who get’s abducted by lesbian pirates from outer space. That’s it. That’s the story. Like I said, the plot takes a back seat to the humor. Much of the story is written as if every time Megan Rose Gedris gets bored, she invents something to get the characters out of that scenario and into another. Which was awesome because this kept ME from ever getting bored. Honestly, there wasn’t one moment when I looked to see how many pages I had until the end. And when I actually did get to the end, I felt a little sad. But only a little, after all she does have her online comic.

To sum it up: I liked this book. I liked the characters. And I laughed a lot. I’ve already read it twice and I’m sure I will probably read it again, maybe this week. If it comes out in a trade, I will buy that too and I will laugh and probably hurt myself again.

Check out the online comic here: http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Was_Kidnapped_By_Lesbian_Pirates_From_Outer_Space/
And then come see us to order anything Megan Rose Gedris has coming out in the future at Bent Wookee Comix located at 127 Fairfield Avenue in the West End section of Johnstown. See ya there!