This Week’s Comics – November 11th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Superman: American Alien #1: Operation “Let’s show people that Superman is still cool” continues with this seven-part mini-series. Each issue will be a separate story detailing a different part in Clark’s life. It will likely be terrible, but DC is trying SO hard, you guys.

All-New [Fill in the Blank] #1: There are three new Marvel books with the All-New imprint on them this week, with the launch title Avengers being the biggest. Me, though, I’m stoked about seeing X-23 embrace her inner Wolverine.

Limbo #1: A six-parter from Image title that crosses 50’s pulp noir with 80’s vibes. The art looks fantastic and I get a very Ugly Americans vibe from the setting. Really, anything new and different from Image stays in my to-read list.


Graphic Novels:

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies (Marvel)
Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven
(IDW)
Cyanide and Happiness: Stab Factory
(BOOM!)
Batman R.I.P. Unwrapped (DC)
Django/Zorro (Dynamite)
Drones (IDW)
Infinite Loop (IDW)
Wolf Volume 1 (Image)

Comic Books:

Archie Comics
Sonic The Hedgedog #278

BOOM! Studios
Adventure Time #46
Americatown #4
Lantern City #7
Last Sons of America #1
Sleepy Hallow Providence #4 (final issue)

Dark Horse Comics
Abe Sapien #28
Harrow County #7
King Tiger #4 (final issue)
Mirror’s Edge: Exordium #3
Rebels #8

DC Comics
Batman #46
Batman and Robin Eternal #6
Batman Beyond #6
Batman/Superman #26
Catwoman #46
Constantine: The Hellblazer #6
DC Comics Bombshells #4
Fables: The Wolf Among Us #11
Justice League: The Darkseid Wars – Green Lantern #1
Justice League: The Darkseid Wars – Shazam #1
Justice League United #15
Red Hood/Arsenal #6
Slash and Burn #1
Starfire #6
Superman: American Alien #1
Teen Titans #13
Twilight Children #2

Dynamite Entertainment:
Alice Cooper vs. Chaos #3
Grumpy Cat #2
Pathfinder: Hallow Mountain #1
Red Sonja/Conan #4 (final issue)

IDW:
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #219
Last Fall #5 (final issue)
Maxx Maxximized #25
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #4
X-Files: Season 11 #4

Image Comics:
68 Last Rights #3
8House #5
Airboy #4 (final issue)
Astronauts in Trouble #6
Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #7
Birthright #11
Codename Baboushka: The Conclave of Death #2
Descender #7
Drifter #9
Faster Than Light #3
Goddamned #1
Limbo #1
Mythic #5
Postal: FBI Dossier #1
Southern Bastards #12
The Walking Dead #148
Wicked + The Divine #16

Marvel:
All-New All-Different Avengers #1
All-New Hawkeye #1
All-New Wolverine #1
Captain America: White #3
Carnage #1
Chewbacca #3
Darth Vader #12
Figment 2 #3
Illuminati #1
Infinity Gauntlet #5
Secret Wars #7
Spider-Gwen #2
Spider-Man 2099 #3
Squadron Sinister #4
Thors #4
Ultimates #1
Web Warriors #1

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Dropping Science: Marvel’s November Hip-Hop Variants

After immense success with putting Hip-Hop duo Run the Jewels on the cover of a few of their books, Marvel has expanded the idea to give each and every single book in their All-New All-Different line-up its own Hip-Hop variant. We’ve tracked down each cover, provided information about the album inspiring the variant cover, and given our two cents on whether it fits the subject. We’ll be doing this each month for as long as the All-New All-Different brand keeps putting out variants!

October 2015 Hip-Hop Variants

November 4th

Extraordinary X-Men #1 - 3 Feet High and Rising

Extraordinary X-Men #1
Marvel Creative Team: Jeff Lemire (Writer), Humberto Ramos (Artist)
Cover Artist: Sanford Greene
Hip-Hop Album: De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Me, Myself and I,” “Buddy,” “Say No Go,” “Eye Know
How well does it fit?: De La Soul were on the front lines of the wacky, relatable, and socially responsible rhymes. With Lemire writing this new X-Men series, it’s about damn time the X-series got back to its roots.

 

Deadpool #1 - Attention Deficit Deadpool #1
Marvel Creative Team: Gerry Duggan (Writer), Mike Hawthorne (Artist)
Cover Artist: Kaare Andrews
Hip-Hop Album: Wale’s Attention Deficit (2009)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Pretty Girls,” “Chillin‘,” “Beautiful Bliss
How well does it fit?: The album name definitely fits here, as Wade Wilson is one of the most absent-minded characters in pop culture. Wale isn’t nearly as popular as Deadpooly over here, but he gets to have brunch with Jerry Seinfeld, which is kind of zany for a Hip-Hop artist.

 

Drax #1 - Man on the Moon II Drax #1
Marvel Creative Team: CM Punk/Cullen Bunn (Writers), Scott Hepburn (Artist)
Cover Artist: Mike Choi
Hip-Hop Album: KiD CuDi’s Man on the Moon II (2010)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Erase Me,” “Revofev,” “Wild’n Cuz I’m Young
How well does it fit?: Drax has been gaining tons of popularity for his sardonic sense of humor, but really hasn’t done anything to make me want to invest time in his solo career. Same with Cudi. His early success that was launched almost solely from Kanye’s sound floundered around until he began his “acting” career. Here’s hoping Drax won’t flop on his own.

Hercules #1 - Black Flame
Hercules #1
Marvel Creative Team: Dan Abnett (Writer), Luke Ross (Artist)
Cover Artist: Theotis Jones
Hip-Hop Album: Lil B’s Black Flame (2011)

Howard the Duck #1 - Return to the 36 Chambers Howard the Duck #1
Marvel Creative Team: Chip Zdarsky (Writer), Joe Quinones (Artist)
Cover Artist: Juan Doe
Hip-Hop Album: Ol Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers (1993)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” “Brooklyn Zoo,” “Raw Hide
How well does it fit?: Before his untimely death in 2004,  ODB was one of the grimiest dudes in rap. He was one of the few to transform his Wu-Tang membership into a solid career. His shining characteristic was being able to grab his nuts and throw up his middle finger to the authorities – any authority – just like our fowl friend, Howard. Howard, though, might not have the same FBI file as Dirt McGirt, which includes a shootout with NYPD. Rebel.

 

Nova #1 - Born Sinner Nova #1
Marvel Creative Team: Sean Ryan (Writer), Cory Smith (Artist)
Cover Artist: Eric Canete
Hip-Hop Album: J. Cole’s Born Sinner (2013)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Crooked Smile,” “Power Trip,” “Rich Niggaz,” “Born Sinner
How well does it fit?: Cole is one of Hip-Hop’s brightest stars right now. His ability to relate to listeners with common themes and wrap it up with great music is one of his charming qualities. What makes him an ironic choice for a Nova cover is that this is very much a father-son book; J. Cole often raps about his crappy deadbeat father who abandoned him. Dick move, Marvel.

 

Vision #1 - Rolling Papers Vision #1
Marvel Creative Team: Tom King (Writer), Gabriel H Walta (Artist)
Cover Artist: Vanessa Del Ray
Hip-Hop Album: Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers (2011)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Black and Yellow,” “On My Level,” “No Sleep
How well does it fit?: I don’t know what kind of hallucinations that weed is giving Wiz, but they’re not the same one that the Marvel robot gets. Wiz Khalifa looks like the type of kid who got beat up a lot in high school, but he’s been the face of the Hip-Hop skater stoner movement for the past 5 years. Don’t judge him by his appearance, he actually makes some pretty legit feel-good music. A sequel (because album sequels are a thing now) to Rolling Papers is due out next year.

November 11th

All-New All-Different Avengers #1 - Illadelph Halflife All-New All-Different Avengers #1
Marvel Creative Team: Mark Waid (Writer), Adam Kubert/Mahmud Asrar (Artist)
Cover Artist: Jim Cheung
Hip-Hop Album: The Roots’ Illadelph Halflife (1996)
Best Tracks off the Album: “What They Do,” “Ital (The Universal Side),” “The Hypnotic
How well does it fit?: I’m sorry, I have to say it. The Roots are dope as f*ck, and this group of Avengers is dope as f*ck. They might not draw headlines individually (save for Iron Man – he can be the ?uestlove of The Avengers), but as a group, both groups make some wonderful music. This will be a solid book, especially with Mark Waid at the helm.


All-New Hawkeye - Mecca and the Soul Brother
All-New Hawkeye #1
Marvel Creative Team: Jeff Lemire (Writer), Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover Artist: Sanford Greene
Hip-Hop Album: Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s Mecca and the Soul Brother (1992)
Best Tracks off the Album: “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.),” “Straighten It Out,” “Can’t Front on Me
How well does it fit?: Hawkeye and Hawkguy are one in the same. Kate Bishop has come under the tutelage of the Avenger Clint Barton, but has pulled his butt from the fire plenty of times. Similarly, Pete Rock and CL Smooth are a rapper/DJ combination so solid that even saying their names separately sounds weird unless spoken together. Near the end of Fraction/Aja’s Hawkeye series, these two split up and the book suffered. Hopefully these two can stick together and whoop some ass.


All-New Wolverine #1 - Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
All-New Wolverine #1
Marvel Creative Team: Tom Taylor (Writer), David Lopez (Artist)
Cover Artist: Keron Grant
Hip-Hop Album: DMX’s Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Slippin‘,” “Blackout,” “Coming From
How well does it fit?: Unlike DMX, the sun has not set on the possibility for a good Wolverine book. However, X-23 has a lot of unbridled rage that she can channel into a successful stint as the new Wolverine, just like DMX did in songs like “Slippin.” In all seriousness, this album was one of DMX’s weakest, but of all the DMX album covers, this one was too good to pass up.


Carnage #1 - Dare iz a Darkside
Carnage #1
Marvel Creative Team: Gerry Conway (Writer), Mike Perkins (Artist)
Cover Artist: Ariel Olivetti
Hip-Hop Album: Redman’s Dare Iz A Darkside (1994)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Bobyahed2dis,” “Cosmic Slop,” “Rockafella,” “Can’t Wait
How well does it fit?: This is one of the best fits out of all the variants – matching the spastic, chaotic Carnage with one of the biggest weirdos in all of Hip-Hop. Redman is off the charts in terms of his individuality, but still garners enough respect to rock with the mainstream artists. Plus, this cover is CLASSIC 90’s Hip-Hop.

Illuminati - Power

Illuminati #1
Marvel Creative Team: Josh Williamson (Writer), Shawn Crystal (Artist)
Cover Artist: Brittany Holloway-Brown
Hip-Hop Album: Ice T’s Power (1988)


The Ultimates #1 - The Fugees
The Ultimates #1
Marvel Creative Team: Al Ewing (Writer), Kenneth Rocafort (Artist)
Cover Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.
Hip-Hop Album: The Fugees’ The Score (1996)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Fu-Gee-La,” “Ready or Not,” “Killing Me Softly,” “No Woman No Cry
How well does it fit?: The Fugees exploded onto the scene in the mid-1990’s when Pras, Lauryn Hill, and Wyclef Jean created the Fugees. All solid artists by themselves (except Pras, he sucks), but together make one of the greatest groups in Hip-Hop history. Sadly, emotions got in the way and they split permanently, but we still have The Score to appreciate. When it comes to the book, I’m ready to see a story with Black Panther and Captain Marvel (oh, and Spectrum, I guess).

 

Web Warriors #1 - Lord WillinWeb Warriors #1
Marvel Creative Team: Mike Costa (Writer), David Bildeon (Artist)
Cover Artist: Damion Scott
Hip-Hop Album: The Clipse’s Lord Willin’ (2002)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Grindin‘,” “When The Last Time,” “Ma, I Don’t Love Her,” “Cot Damn
How well does it fit?: If you’ve had your ear to the group in Hip-Hop over the last decade, you may have heard of The Clipse, but chances are that this group is unknown to you. Two ex-dopeboys (Pusha T and No Malice) from Virginia lay colorful metaphor after another in this album produced by Pharrell’s Neptunes label. The lyrics are hard and grimy, but there’s a certain grace and intellect in their rhymes that eludes most rappers cut from similar cloths. The Web Warriors I assume are picking up where Spider-Verse just left off, and have a crazy ensemble you would expect to be gimmicky put together a decent story.

November 18th

Black Knight #1 - Food and Liquor

Black Knight #1
Marvel Creative Team: Frank Tieri (Writer), Luca Pizzari (Artists)
Cover Artist: Gyimah Gariba
Hip-Hop Album: Lupe Fiasco’s Food and Liquor (2006)
Best Tracks off the Album: “The Cool,” “He Say She Say,” “Daydreamin‘,” “Kick, Push
How well does it fit?: Black Knight has actually gone through over a half-dozen iterations since the mid-fifties, the mantle being passed from generation to generation (similar to Azrael in DC). Somehow he’s managed to fly under the radar, even with the most recent iteration in Black Panther (2005). Lupe is innovative and intelligent, but somehow manages to get overlooked by Hip-Hop heads and mainstream fans alike.


Ms. Marvel #1 - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Ms. Marvel #1
Marvel Creative Team: G. Willow Wilson (Writer), Takeshi Miyazawa/Adrian Alphona (Artists)
Cover Artist: Jenny Frison
Hip-Hop Album: Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Ex Factor,” “Lost One,” “Everything is Everything,” “Nothing Even Matters
How well does it fit?: Oh hell yeah, this is a combination I can dig. One of the most socially-conscious R&B artists of all time is paired with one of the most socially-conscious superheroes in the Marvel roster. It’s just… perfect. If you don’t know Lauryn Hill, go Miseducate yourself. Right now.

 

Silk - The New Danger

Silk #1
Marvel Creative Team: Robbie Thompson (Writer), Stacey Lee (Artist)
Cover Artist: Woo Chul Lee
Hip-Hop Album: Yasin Bey’s (Mos Def’s) A New Danger (2004)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Ghetto Rock,” “Modern Marvel,” “Sex, Love, and Money,” “Zimzallabim,” “Sunshine
How well does it fit?: Cindy Moon has had enough of your bullsh*t, and now she’s robbing banks with Black Cat. We’re not sure how she got there from the end of the world in issue #7, but whatever. Yasin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) has the weight of the people behind his voice, and has numerous songs about telling the establishment to eat it (“Dollar Day” and “Rape Over” to name a couple). At the very least, A New Danger is a perfect album cover for knocking over banks.


Spider-Woman #1 - Capital Punishment
Spider-Woman #1
Marvel Creative Team: Dennis Hopeless (Writer), Javier Rodriguez (Artist)
Cover Artist: Natcha Bustos
Hip-Hop Album: Big Pun’s Capital Punishment (1993)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Still Not A Player,” “Super Lyrical,” Twins (Deep Cover 98),” “Tres Leches
How well does it fit?: I don’t get it; is this a pregnancy joke? Before Pun’s death at 28 years old, the guy weighed over 700 pounds. I mean that he was so fat, his Wikipedia page should list years active ending way before his death in 2000. Fun fact about Pun: besides being one of the most respected MCs of the mid-90s, was also a notorious wife beater. Smooth move, Marvel.


Star Lord #1 - Ivry
Star Lord #1
Marvel Creative Team: Sam Humphries (Writer), Dave Johnson (Artist)
Cover Artist: Tradd Moore
Hip-Hop Album: The 100s’ Ivry (2014)

November 25th


Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 - Summertime '06
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1
Marvel Creative Team: Amy Reeder (Writer), Natacha Bustos (Artist)
Cover Artist: Jeffrey Veregge
Hip-Hop Album: Vince Staples’ Summertime ’06 (2015)

Venom-Space Knight - Lost in Space Black Elvis

Venom: Space Knight #1
Marvel Creative Team: Robbie Thompson (Writer), Ariel Olivetti (Artist)
Cover Artist: Mike Choi
Hip-Hop Album: Kool Keith’s Black Elvis/ Lost in Space (1999)
Best Tracks off the Album: “Livin’ Astro,” “Lost in Space
How well does it fit?: Oh, isn’t it obvious?? Venom is a Black Symbiote…in space! Kool Keith has changed personas more than a couple times, but each personality he exudes is funky and relatable. 


That about does it for Marvel’s new books and the Hip-Hop variants that come with them. Check back next month for a whole new set of entries.

 

The Geekly Forecast: November 2nd – November 8th, 2015

The Geekly Forecast is a weekly preview of all the neat stuff coming to screens, stores, and living rooms near you!


Recommendations:

BD/DVD: Whether you got a super-deep meaning out of it, or just enjoyed the touchy-feelyness of it, Inside Out is a movie that would do well joining the classic Pixar home collection. You had me at “Bing Bong.”
TV:
 This week marks the return of a lot of sitcoms for the fall, but we’re still like “yeah, yeah, whatever. The Walking Dead is on!”
Movies: 
Like you even had a chance, Snoopy! Spectre is coming to theaters; this is Bond’s weekend. The movie has shattered UK’s record for openings. However, nobody would blame you for seeing Peanuts or Trumbo instead.
Music: Alright fellas, it’s time to “buy the album for your girlfriend” again. This week is highlighted by releases from Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Charlie Puth, and Sam Smith. “She’ll” love it.

Monday, November 2nd

Netflix:
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 3

TV:
Blindspot – “Sent on Tour” (NBC)
Fargo – “Fear and Trembling” (FX)
Gotham – “Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster” (FOX)

Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Mark Ruffalo, Constance Wu, Mash-Up Monday with “Color Me Bradd” (Color Me Badd & Brad Paisley)” (ABC)
Minority Report – “Honor Among Theives” (FOX)
Supergirl – “Stronger Together” (CBS)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Allison Janney, Colin Quinn, Margaret Cho” (CBS)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Bryan Cranston, Rachel Maddow, Andrea Bocelli” (NBC)

Tuesday, November 3rd

Blu-Ray and DVD Releases:
10,000 Days
A LEGO Brickumentary
Before We Go
Black Sails: Season 2
Doctor Who: Series 9, Part 1
Digging for Fire
Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas
Getting On: Season 2
Inside Out
Saving Christmas
She’s Funny That Way
The End of the Tour
The Final Girls
Tiger House
Toy Story That Time Forgot
Vacation

Netflix:
Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
Julius Jr.: Season 2
The Midnight Swim (2014)

TV:
Fresh Off the Boat – “Good Morning Orlando” (ABC)
iZombie – “Love & Basketball” (The CW)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Sharon Stone, Dave Bautista, Jason Aldean” (ABC)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Among Us Hide…” (ABC)
The Bastard Executioner – “Broken Things/Toredig Pethau” (FX)
The Flash – “The Darkness and the Light” (The CW)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Antonio Banderas, Reed Hastings, John Irving” (CBS)
The Mindy Project – “TBD” (Hulu)
The Muppets  – “The Ex-Factor” (ABC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Bill O’Reilly, Paul Bettany, Alanis Morissette” (NBC)
Wicked City – “Running with the Devil” (ABC)

Video Games
Anno 2205 (Win)
Need for Speed (PS4, XBO)
Dragon Fin Soup (Win, PS3, PS4, PSVita, Mac, Lin)

Wednesday, November 4th

Comic Books:
Wednesdays are comic book days! Check out This Week’s Comics: November 4th, 2015.
Also be sure to check out which Marvel Hip-Hop variants are out this week!

TV:
American Horror Story: Hotel – “Room Service” (FX)
Arrow – “Haunted” (The CW)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Seth Rogen” (ABC)
Star Wars Rebels – “Brothers of the Broken Horn” (Disney XD)
Supernatural – “Thin Lizzie” (The CW)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Daniel Craig, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Eugene Cheng” (CBS)
The League – “The Yank Banker” (FXX)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Aziz Ansari, Christie Brinkley, Wayne Federman” (NBC)

Thursday, November 5th

Netflix:
Amapola (2014)
Amour Fou (2014)
The Runner (2015)

TV:
Bones – “The Senator in the Street Sweeper” (FOX)
Elementary – “The Past is Parent” (CBS)
Grey’s Anatomy – “The Me Nobody Knows” (ABC)
Haven – “Perditus” (SyFy)
Heroes Reborn – “June 13 – Part 2” (NBC)
How to Get Away with Murder – “I Want You to Die” (ABC)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Sen. Hillary Clinton, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross” (ABC)
Scandal – “Even the Devil Deserves a Second Chance” (ABC)
Sleepy Hollow – “This Red Lady From Caribee” (FOX)
The Big Bang Theory – “The Spock Resonance” (CBS)
The Blacklist – “Sir Crispin Crandall” (NBC)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Bryan Cranston, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Shamir” (CBS)
The Originals – “The Axeman’s Letter” (The CW)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Martin Short, Saoirse Ronan, Harry Connick Jr., Stanley Jordan” (NBC)
The Vampire Diaries – “Live Through This” (The CW)

Friday, November 6th

Movies:
Brooklyn
Miss You Already
Spectre
Spotlight
The Peanuts Movie
Theeb
Trumbo

Music:
Bjork – Vulnicura Strings
Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12
Charlie Puth – Nine Track Mind
Ellie Goulding – Delirium
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour [Drowning Shadows Edition]
Sara Bareilles – What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress
Seal – 7
Tim McGraw – Damn Country Music

Netflix:
Care Bears & Cousins: Season 1
Master of None: Season 1

TV:
Grimm – “Clear and Wesen Danger” (NBC)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Whoopi Goldberg, Gov. John Kasich, Glen Hansard” (CBS)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Christoph Waltz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meghan Trainor” (NBC)
Z Nation – “Rozwell” (SyFy)

Video Games
Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4/XBO/PC/PS3/XB360)

Saturday, November 7th

Netflix:
LeapFrog Letter Factory: Great Shape Mystery (2015)

TV:
Doctor Who – “The Zygon Inversion” (BBC America)
Sonic Boom – “Counter Productive” (Cartoon Network)

Sunday, November 8th

TV:
Bob’s Burgers – “Gayle Makin’ Bob Sled” (FOX)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Into the Woods” (FOX)
Family Guy
 – “Peter, Chris & Brian” (FOX)
Homeland – “Parabiosis” (Showtime)
Madam Secretary – “Catch and Release” (CBS)
Once Upon a Time – “Nimue” (ABC)
The Good Wife – “Lies” (CBS)
The Leftover– “Episode 6” (HBO)
The Librarians – “And What Lies Beneath the Stones” (TNT)
The Simpsons – “Friend with Benefit” (FOX)
The Walking Dead – “Now” (AMC)

This Week’s Comics – November 4th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

James Bond #1: Released right before Spectre hits the theaters, this Dynamite title is most likely a cash crab attempt, so stay leery. BUT! BUT! Warren Ellis is writing this. Whore 007 out all you want, but all is forgiven once you put a quality writer on it. The series promises a return to the narratives of the book series.

Klaus #1: Synopsis – Grant Morrison writes a totally barbaric version of Saint Nick that is decisively less jolly than usual. I can’t help but get a Simpson‘s “Bonestorm” vibe from this, so I’ll just leave this here…

Uncanny X-Men #600: Brian Michael Bendis’ swan song is here. I’m sad, yet excited to read this last issue. It’s been such an enthralling series so far that even if Marvel has moved on, I’m gonna go down with the ship on Uncanny.

More All-New All-Different Books Debut: Aside from Mavel annoyingly putting out books every two weeks (I got sh*t to do, Marvel!), I’m anxious to get my hands on all the new books coming out this week, most notably: Howard the DuckDeadpool, and Extraordinary X-Men.


Graphic Novels:

Adventure Time: The Time Flip Side Mathematical Edition (BOOM!)
Archie vs. Predator (Dark Horse)
Shaper (Dark Horse)
Sandman Overture Deluxe Edition (Vertigo)
Suiciders Volume 1 (Vertigo)
Bob’s Burgers: Medium Rare
(Dynamite)
Copperhead Volume 2 (Image)
Surface Volume 1 (Image)
Star Wars Kanan Volume 1: The Last Padawan (Marvel)
Star Wars Princess Leia (Marvel)

Comic Books:

Archie Comics
Hangman #1

BOOM! Studios
Klaus #1
Regular Show #29
Toil and Trouble #3
UFOlogy #6 (final issue)

Dark Horse Comics
Angel and Faith: Season 10 #20
Barb Wire #5
Call of Duty: Black Ops II #1
Dead Vengeance #2
Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1
Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #2

DC Comics
Batman and Robin Eternal #5
Batman: Arkham Knight #10
Bat-Mite #6 (final issue)
Detective Comics #46
Green Arrow #46
Green Lantern #46
Harley Quinn and Power Girl #5
Justice League: The Darkseid Wars – Flash #1
Justice League: The Darkseid Wars – Superman #1
Lobo #12
Midnighter #6
Mortal Kombat X #12
Survivor’s Club #2
Unfollow #1

Dynamite Entertainment:
Aliens-Vampirella #3
Bob’s Burgers #5
Cage Hero #1
James Bond #1
Train Called Love #2

IDW:
Angry Birds: Super Angry Birds #3
Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire #3
Donald Duck #7
Insufferable #7
Mickey Mouse #6
October Faction #10
Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #4
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #46

Image Comics:
Axcend #2
Black Science #17
Citizen Jack #1
Dark Corridor #4
Elephantmen #67
Humans #9
Lazarus #20
Monstress #1
Nailbiter #17
Paper Girls #2
Rasputin #10
Saints #2
Sex #25
Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #9
Velvet #12
We Stand on Guard #5

Marvel:
Amazing Spider-Man #3
Contest of Champions #2
Deadpool #1
Doctor Strange #2
Drax #1
Extraordinary X-Men #1
Hercules #1
Howard the Duck #1
Invincible Iron Man #3
Max Ride: Ultimate Fight #1
Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #4
Nova #1
Star Wars #11
Uncanny X-Men #600
Vision #1

Valiant Entertainment:
Ninjak #9

The Geekly Forecast: October 26th – November 1st, 2015

The Geekly Forecast is a weekly preview of all the neat stuff coming to screens, stores, and living rooms near you!


Recommendations:

TV: Ugh. Welp, after last week’s The Walking Dead, I don’t know what to recommend anymore. WHYYYYYYY?!
Netflix:
 Nothing. Nothing?! Netflix, step it up.
Movies: 
Stay home. Watch Charlie Brown and hand out candy, ok?
Music: The Neighbourhood got stuck in your head with “Sweater Weather.” Let’s see if they can do it again.

Monday, October 26th

TV:
Blindspot – “Cede Your Soul” (NBC)
Fargo – “The Myth of Sisyphus” (FX)
Gotham – “Rise of the Villains: By Fire” (FOX)

Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Kristen Wiig, Ed Westwick, Elle King” (ABC)
Minority Report – “Fiddler’s Neck” (FOX)
Supergirl – “Pilot” (CBS)
The Big Bang Theory – “The Helium Insufficiency” (CBS)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Sienna Miller, Melissa Benoist, Chance the Rapper” (CBS)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “David Spade, Mike Tyson, Blake Shelton” (NBC)

Tuesday, October 27th

Blu-Ray and DVD Releases:
Human Centipede III: The Final Sequence
Max
Pixels
Southpaw
The Gift
The Middle: Season Six

Netflix:
August: Osage County (2013)
Manson Family Vacation (2015)

TV:
Face Off – “Movie Magic Part 2” (SyFy)
Fresh Off the Boat – “Miracle on Dead Street” (ABC)
iZombie – “Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blue” (The CW)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Julie Bowen, Carrie Underwood” (ABC)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “4,722 Hours” (ABC)
The Flash – “The Fury of the Firestorm” (The CW)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Hillary Clinton, Anthony Bourdain, Carrie Brownstein, Lianne La Havas” (CBS)
The Mindy Project – “Mindy and Nanny” (Hulu)
The Muppets  – “Walk the Swine” (ABC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Drew Barrymore, Stephen Moyer, 5 Seconds of Summer” (NBC)
Wicked City – “Pilot” (ABC)

Video Games
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4, XBO)
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (Win, Mac, Lin, PS4, XBO)
Halo 5: Guardians (XBO)
WWE 2K16 (PS3, PS4, X360, XBO)

Wednesday, October 28th

Comic Books:
Wednesdays are comic book days! Check out This Week’s Comics: October 28th, 2015.
Also be sure to check out what Marvel Hip-Hop variants are out this week!

Netflix:
Chasing Life (Season 2)
The Gunman (2015)

TV:
American Horror Story: Hotel – “Devil’s Night” (FX)
Arrow – “Beyond Redemption” (The CW)
black-ish – “Jacked o’ Lantern” (ABC)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Trevor Noah, Brett Eldredge” (ABC)
Moonbeam City – “Lasers & Liars” (Comedy Central)
South Park – “Tweek x Craig” (Comedy Central)
Star Wars Rebels – “Always Two There Are” (Disney XD)
Supernatural – “Baby” (The CW)
The Goldbergs – “Couples Costume” (ABC)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Julianna Margulies, Jonathan Franzen, Alabama Shakes” (CBS)
The League – “The Last Temptation of Andre” (FXX)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Sandra Bullock, Rod Stewart” (NBC)

Thursday, October 29th

Netflix:
Return to Sender (2015)

TV:
Bones – “The Resurrection in the Remains” (FOX)
Haven – “Wild Card” (SyFy)
Heroes Reborn – “June 13 – Part 1” (NBC)
How to Get Away with Murder – “Two Birds, One Millstone” (ABC)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Harrison Ford, Katie Lowes” (ABC)
Scandal – “Get Out of Jail, Free” (ABC)
Sleepy Hollow – “Dead Men Tell No Tales” (FOX)
The Blacklist – “Arioch Cain” (NBC)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Seth MacFarlane, Neil DeGrasse Tyson” (CBS)
The Originals – “A Walk on the Wild Side” (The CW)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Will Forte, Kate Upton, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell” (NBC)
The Vampire Diaries – “I Carry Your Heart with Me” (The CW)

Friday, October 30th

Movies:
Carter High
Freaks of Nature
Love
Our Brand is Crisis
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
The Wonders

Music:
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style
Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Escort – Animal Nature
GEMS – Kill the One You Love
Ian Fletcher Thornley – Secrets
Kirk Knight – Late Knight Special
Martin Courtney – Many Moons
MED, Blu, and Madlib – Bad Neighbor
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – It’s a Holiday Soul Party
SWV- TBA
The Neighbourhood – Wiped Out!
Young Galaxy – Falsework

Netflix:
Popples (Season 1)

TV:
Grimm – “The Grimm Identity” (NBC)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Charlie Rose, Stacy Schiff, Ghost the Zombies” (CBS)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – “Dana Carvey, Demi Lovato” (NBC)
Z Nation – “The Collector” (SyFy)

Saturday, October 31st!!!!! IT’S HALLOWEEN!!!!

TV:
Doctor Who – “The Zygon Invasion” (BBC America)
Sonic Boom – “Cabin Fever” (Cartoon Network)

Sunday, November 1st

Netflix:
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce: Season 1
Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad, and Me
Last Days in Vietnam
Pasion de Gavilanes
Robot Overlords
Seven Deadly Sins: Season 1
Smithsonian Channel: The Day Kennedy Died
The Last Time You Had Fun
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines
Twinsters
Worst Year of My Life, Again: Season 1

TV:
Homeland – “Better Call Saul” (Showtime)
Madam Secretary – “The Long Shot” (CBS)
Once Upon a Time – “The Bear and the Bow” (ABC)
Project Greenlight – “Hug and Release” (HBO)
The Good Wife – “Payback” (CBS)
The Leftover– “No Room at the Inn” (HBO)
The Librarians – “And the Drowned Book” (TNT)
The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” (FOX)
The Walking Dead – “Here’s Not Here” (AMC)

This Week’s Comics – October 28th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51: If you like TMNT, this is the perfect jumping on point. A crazy 50-issue mega arc just wrapped up and the Turtles are bound for Japan to try to restore honor to The Foot. This new adventure is unlike any direction I’ve ever seen the story take, and I’m excited to see where it goes from here.

Justice League: The Darkseid Wars – Batman #1: So, Batman is a God. He flies around in a chair that is basically the Wikipedia of the universe and makes snarky comments about how smart he is. After the latest Justice League, he’s headed back to Gotham, presumably to murder all the bad guys.

Black Magick: If you’ve been reading any Star Wars stuff leading up to Ep 7, then Greg Rucka is your best friend. This new Image title is about, well, black magic. It harkens a bit of Constantine, and the art by Nicola Scott looks to really bring the supernatural element to life.


Graphic Novels:

Avengers: Ultron Forever (Marvel)
Convergence: Infinite Crisis Volume 1 & 2
(DC)
Deathstroke Book and Mask Set (DC)
Fables: Volume 11 Deluxe Edition (DC)
Fables: The Wolf Among Us Volume 1 (DC)
Guardians Team-Up Volume 1: Guardians Assemble (Marvel)
Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
(IDW)
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three Volume 1
(DC)
Nova Volume 6: Homecoming (Marvel)
Shaft: A Complicated Man
(Dynamite)
Winterworld Volume 1: The Mechanic’s Song (IDW)

Comic Books:

Archie Comics
Black Hood #6
Sonic Universe #81

BOOM! Studios
Adventure Time 2015 Spooktacular
Arcadia #6
Munchkin #10
Over the Garden Wall #3
Power Up #4
Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #2

Dark Horse Comics
Colder Toss the Bones #2
Conan the Avenger #19
Creepy Comics #22
Fight Club 2 #6
Halo Escalation #23
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953: The Phantom Hand and The Kelpie (one-shot)
PastAways #7
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare #1
Tomorrows #4

DC Comics
All-Star Section 8 #5
Aquaman #45
Art Ops #1
Batgirl #45
Batman ’66 #28
Batman and Robin Eternal #4
Cyborg #4
Deathstroke #11
Flash #45
Gotham by Midnight #10
Grayson #13
He-Man: The Eternity War #11
Justice League 3001 #5
Justice League: The Darkseid Wars – Batman #1
New Suicide Squad #13
Prez #5
Robin: Son of Batman #5
Sinestro #16
Superman #45
We Are Robin #5

Dynamite Entertainment:
Bob’s Burgers #4
John Carter: Warlord of Mars #12

IDW:
Shrinking Man #4 (final issue)
Skylanders Superchargers #1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51
Transformers: Redemption #1
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #724
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories: 75th Anniversary Special #1

Image Comics:
Black Magick #1
Chew #51
From Under Mountains #2
Island #4
IXth Generation #6
Manifest Destiny #18
ODY-C #8
Revival #34
Rumble #8
Savage Dragon #208
Spawn #257
Spread #11
They’re Not Like Us #9

Marvel:
Angela: Queen of Hel #1
Captain America: Sam Wilson #2
Chewbacca #2
Deadpool vs. Thanos #4 (final issue)
House of M #4
Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
Kanan #7
New Avengers #2
Spider-Man 2099 #2
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1
Where Monsters Dwell #5 (final issues)

ONI Press:
Rick and Morty #7
Stringers #3

The Geekly Forecast: October 19th – October 25th, 2015

The Geekly Forecast is a weekly preview of all the neat stuff coming to screens, stores, and living rooms near you!


Recommendations:

TV: Well, this is going to sound repetitive, but after last week’s The Walking Dead there is no way you should be missing it now.
Netflix:
 God damn this week is awful. Maybe Hemlock Grove?
Movies: 
It may not be any good, but The Last Witch Hunter is your best Halloween bet without having to sit through yet another Paranormal Activity.
Music: Wow…. I don’t know about this week. For something new, try Pure Bathing Culture. Otherwise, you can try out Carrie UnderwoodI don’t know. Good luck.

Monday, October 19th

TV:
Blindspot – “Split the Law” (NBC)
Castle – “The Nose” (ABC)
Fargo – “Before the Law” (FX)
Gotham – “Rise of the Villains: Scarification” (FOX)

Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Bill Murray, Ryan Adams, Misty Copeland” (ABC)
Minority Report – “The Present” (FOX)
The Big Bang Theory – “The Perspiration Implementation” (CBS)

Tuesday, October 20th

Blu-Ray and DVD Releases:
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F
I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine
Jurassic World
King of the Hill: Season 13
Nurse Jackie: Season 7
Olympus: Season 1
Paper Towns
Peaky Blinders
Testament of Youth
The Vatican Tapes
The Wolf Pack
Z for Zachariah

Netflix:
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (2014)
Marvel’s Avenger’s Assemble 
(Season 2)

TV:
Face Off – “Movie Magic Part 1” (SyFy)
iZombie – “Real Dead Housewife of Seattle” (The CW)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Jay Z, Donald Trump, music from ‘TIDAL X: 1020′” (ABC)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Devils You Know” (ABC)
Scream Queens – “Seven Minutes in Hell” (FOX)
The Bastard Executioner – “Behold the Lamb/ Gweled Yr Oen” (FX)
The Flash – “Family of Rogues” (The CW)
The Mindy Project – “Road Trip” (Hulu)


Video Games:
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Win, PS4, PS3, X360, XBO, WiiU, 3DS)
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden
(3DS)
Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets (3DS)
Guitar Hero Live (PS4, PS3, X360, XBO, WiiU)
Just Dance 2016
(PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, WiiU)
Life is Strange: Episode 5 – Polarized (Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO)
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil (Win, PS4, XBO)
Rebel Galaxy (Win)
Sword Coast Legends
(Win, Mac, Lin)
Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 – The Vault of the Traveler (Win, PS3, PS4)
Tales of Zestiria (PS3, PS4, Win)


Wednesday, October 21st


Comic Books:

Wednesdays are comic book days! Check out This Week’s Comics: October 21st, 2015.
Also be sure to check out what Marvel Hip-Hop variants are out this week!

TV:
American Horror Story: Hotel – “Mommy” (FX)
Arrow – “Restoration” (The CW)
black-ish – “Churched” (ABC)
Empire – “Be True” (FOX)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Michael J. Fox” (ABC)
Modern Family – “The Verdict” (ABC)
Moonbeam City – “Glitzotrene: One Town’s Seduction” (Comedy Central)
Rosewood – “Necrosis and New Beginnings” (FOX)
South Park – “Safe Space” (Comedy Central)
Supernatural – “The Bad Seed” (The CW)
The Goldbergs – “Boy Barry” (ABC)
The League – “Trophy Kevin” (FXX)

Thursday, October 22nd

Netflix:
Results (2015)

TV:
Bones – “The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves” (FOX)
Grey’s Anatomy – “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (ABC)
Haven – “Enter Sandman” (SyFy)
Heroes Reborn – “Game Over” (NBC)
How to Get Away with Murder – “Meet Bonnie” (ABC)
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Bradley Cooper, Esperanza Spalding, Tracy Morgan, Paul Shaffer” (ABC)
Scandal – “You Got Served” (ABC)
Sleepy Hollow – “The Sisters Mills” (FOX)
The Blacklist – “Arioch Cain” (NBC)
The Originals – “I’ll See You in Hell or New Orleans” (The CW)
The Vampire Diaries – “Age of Innocence” (The CW)

Friday, October 23rd

Movies:
Burnt
Difret
I Smile Back
Jem and the Holograms
Nasty Baby
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Rock the Kasbah
Steve Jobs
Suffragette
The Last Witch Hunter

Music:
5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good
Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
Pure Bathing Culture – Pray for Rain
Rod Stewart – Another Country
Tracey Thorn – SOLO: Songs And Collaborations 1982-2015
Vanessa Carlton – Liberman

Netflix:
Hemlock Grove (Season 3)

TV:
Jimmy Kimmel Live – “Howard Stern, Public Enemy” (ABC)
Reign – “Extreme Measures” (The CW)
Z Nation – “Down the Mississippi” (SyFy)

Saturday, October 24th

Netflix:
Jack Strong (2014)

TV:
Blunt Talk – “Let’s Save Central Florida! Let’s Save Midtown!” (Starz)
Doctor Who – “The Woman Who Lived” (BBC America)
Ultimate Spider-Man – “Sandman Returns” (Disney XD)

Sunday, October 25th

Netflix:
Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (2015)

TV:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Halloween III” (FOX)
Homeland – “Why is this Night Different?” (Showtime)
Madam Secretary – “Waiting for Taleju” (CBS)
Once Upon a Time – “Dreamcatcher” (ABC)
Project Greenlight – “Accident Waiting to Happen” (HBO)
The Good Wife – “Taxed” (CBS)
The Leftover– “Orange Sticker” (HBO)
The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” (FOX)
The Walking Dead – “Thank You” (AMC)