Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #87 The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Freedom Female On Anxiety (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #87

The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Freedom Female On Anxiety (Censored)

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Can “Wonder Woman” break “DC’s” streak of bad movies? It’s possible. The trailer was pretty good. The only thing is there’s still no clear villain.  I see this as a bad sign.  This seems to indicate there’s either no real villain or the villain sucks.  This is a tough area for “Wonder Woman” as she only has 2 villains that a decent amount of people would know.  That’s “Cheetah” and “Giganta”.

On top of that you gotta fit whatever you plan to do around World War I. Having the movie take place during World War I as opposed to World War II where “Wonder Woman” actually debuted in  the comics is a decision I find particularly strange.  The only reason I can think of for doing it is to avoid comparisons to “Captain America”. Those comparisons to are unavoidable. It’s already noted that both feature soldier’s named “Steve” played by a guy named “Chris”.

I guess only time will tell… Tomorrow The Minstrel and Q-boy return to talk about school along with Slowku. Hope you emjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #87 The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Freedom Female On Anxiety

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #87

The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Freedom Female On Anxiety

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Can “Wonder Woman” break “DC’s” streak of bad movies? It’s possible. The trailer was pretty good. The only thing is there’s still no clear villain.  I see this as a bad sign.  This seems to indicate there’s either no real villain or the villain sucks.  This is a tough area for “Wonder Woman” as she only has 2 villains that a decent amount of people would know.  That’s “Cheetah” and “Giganta”.

On top of that you gotta fit whatever you plan to do around World War I. Having the movie take place during World War I as opposed to World War II where “Wonder Woman” actually debuted in  the comics is a decision I find particularly strange.  The only reason I can think of for doing it is to avoid comparisons to “Captain America”. Those comparisons to are unavoidable. It’s already noted that both feature soldier’s named “Steve” played by a guy named “Chris”.

I guess only time will tell… Tomorrow The Minstrel and Q-boy return to talk about school along with Slowku. Hope you emjoy and see ya then!

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rjoynesjr@gmail.com

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #86 The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Muffina Winters On The Olympics

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #86

The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Muffina Winters On The Olympics

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I haven’t watched one second of The Olympics.  I just don’t care.

So I decided I’m going to run with this whole “trying to make the comic relatable” thing I started last week for a while. Also as the comic suggests I’m keeping The Minstrel (my “Harley Quinn” based character if you didn’t know) around to ride on the wave of popularity “Harley Quinn” has gotten from “Suicide Squad”.

Muffina Winters (my “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” character if you didn’t know) if you notice is referred to as “the former
“Murderess Of Monsters”. She appeared a few times in this comic and “The History Of Comics With Q-boy”.  I have a whole story about it if I ever get around to it.

Tomorrow The Minstrel and Q-boy return and are joined by Freedom Female (the “Wonder Woman” character) to talk about anxiety. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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The History Of Comics With Q-boy #59 Broad City AKA The One With The Other Comic (Censored)

The History Of Comics With Q-boy #59 Broad City AKA The One With The Other Comic (Censored)

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I was 6 of these comics ahead at one point then I totally changed my mind on what I wanted to do, and blew through that.  Then eventually I got 6 of these comics ahead again, and now… I’m maybe a little over halfway done with the next one.  “Writer Ricky” keeps wanting to put too much material in each comic and “Artist Ricky” has to tell him that means it got to be a double page. “Writer Ricky” says “so be it”, and that’s how I got where I am now.

All that aside, “The Bastardized Ninja” is actually the title character of my other comic (which is currently on hiatus but will return at some point). You can check out those comics here http://qr.net/bWPD8

Anyways like last time this comic is based on the work of Will Eisner.  Let’s get to the panels:

Next time a man known as “The Outlaw” tell his story of how got involved with Q-boy Comics. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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The History Of Comics With Q-boy #59 Broad City AKA The One With The Other Comic

The History Of Comics With Q-boy #59 Broad City AKA The One With The Other Comic

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I was 6 of these comics ahead at one point then I totally changed my mind on what I wanted to do, and blew through that.  Then eventually I got 6 of these comics ahead again, and now… I’m maybe a little over halfway done with the next one.  “Writer Ricky” keeps wanting to put too much material in each comic and “Artist Ricky” has to tell him that means it got to be a double page. “Writer Ricky” says “so be it”, and that’s how I got where I am now.

All that aside, “The Bastardized Ninja” is actually the title character of my other comic (which is currently on hiatus but will return at some point). You can check out those comics here http://qr.net/bWPD8

Anyways like last time this comic is based on the work of Will Eisner.  Let’s get to the panels:

Next time a man known as “The Outlaw” tell his story of how got involved with Q-boy Comics. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #85 The Minstrel, Q-boy, & The Mad Jester On Dating

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #85

The Minstrel, Q-boy, & The Mad Jester On Dating

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So here I introduce my version of “The Joker” that I’ve been hinting at for some time, The Mad Jester. With that let’s get to “Suicide Squad’s” version of “The Joker”.

“DC” had an impossible task in trying create a new “Joker” for their movies after Heath Ledger’s performance in “The Dark Knight”.  It was the key part in what is still the greatest comic book movie ever made. I guess it’s natural to want to go in a very different direction because of this.  I think they went too far. The thing with this “Joker” is that I just don’t see “The Joker” as someone who would sit still long enough to get tattoos, or meticulously place knives so he can lay around them.  Then there’s the fact that this “Joker” seems to have limitless resources and seems capable of doing pretty much anything.  Really make you wonder what the hell “Batman” has been doing in this case.

Then there’s this “Joker’s” relationship with “Harley Quinn”.  To me a big part of their relationship is that “The Joker” treats her badly and it’s arguable if he even cares about her at all.  In this movie this is certainly not arguable.

A good version of “Suicide Squad” should be a pitch black comedy. This movie is more like a bunch of anti-heroes proving they’re actual heroes. Honestly, at the end of the day this movie just feel lazy. Like someone made decisions thinking “we got “Will Smith”, “Harley Quinn”, “The Joker”, & “Batman” cameos we don’t need a compelling villain, or things for the other characters to do, or plausible reasons for these characters to be in this group. I’ll end by repeating that the movie isn’t terrible, but if you’re willing the settle for “not terrible” you really need to reexamine what you’re doing.

That’s it for this week. Next week we start off with a new “The History Of Comics With Q-boy” where we see an adventure that involves (my other character whose comic is currently on hiatus) “The Bastardized Ninja” as he encounters several lady villains including The Minstrel.  Then on Tuesday-Thursday there’ll be more “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #83 Frag Count, Death Poll & Kill Screen On The “Chain Gang Improbable” Movie

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #83

Frag Count, Death Poll & Kill Screen On The “Chain Gang Improbable” Movie

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So “Kill Screen” is my “Deadshot” character. I figured I’d continue with the video game theme I started with “Frag Count” being my version of “The Punisher”… More importantly though…

Here’s the short review of “Suicide Squad”… It’s “passable”… It’s not terrible but’s its nowhere near good. Since the comparisons have to be made I don’t think it’s even as good as “Marvel’s” worst move “Thor: The Dark World”. Which I’d say is a “C+” movie at best.

Now the long review… If this movie came out 10 years ago it might have been considered “pretty good”. This would be in the days when comic book movies got bonus points for having “comic accurate costumes”, and small references as Easter eggs. If this movie came out before “Deadpool” it might have been a lot less disappointing as well. To be kind I’ll start with the good:

  • The soundtrack is pretty good
  • Will Smith actually did a decent job. I thought I was gonna feel like “that’s Will Smit in a costume” the whole movie
  • “Harley Quinn” didn’t end up as annoying as I thought she might
  • Though I didn’t like this version of “The Joker” I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I would

That’s pretty much it.  It never got super boring or do inexcusable things like “Man Of Steel” or “Batman V Superman” did, but those movies at least had some cool fight scenes. Generally, all the fighting has the camera too close so you can’t really see anything and most of the fighting isn’t with “real people” (boo!). Also most of the “Squad” doesn’t really do anything, and “the problem” could have been solved with any well-trained group of soldiers with missiles. Also things are “oversold” a lot in this movie. We get teased repeatedly about “El Diablo” using his powers and when he does (which is way too early in the movie to be effective) you’re like “that’s it?!”. They pointless say “Harley Quinn” is crazier and more fearless than “The Joker” (*eyeroll*). “Deadshot’s” daughter writes him EVERYDAY (gtfoh!). “Amanda Waller” is SO mean and badass… But then she does something super nice for “Deadshot” and “Harley Quinn”.

That’s where I’ll stop for now, and I’ll continue tomorrow. Next time Q-boy is called in to bring these conversations back on track and keep things focused on relatable topics as he speaks with The Minstrel and (new “Katanna” inspired character) Nodachi. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #81 Ms. Majors On The Story About Her And The Innovator Beefing (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #81

Ms. Majors On The Story About Her And The Innovator Beefing (Censored)

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Before we get to this comic, looks like early reviews for “Suicide Squad” are coming in and it’s not looking good.  “Comic Book Resources” gave it a pretty good review though.  As I’ve said before I only think it’s going to be okay. We’ll see in a week though…

Anyways back to “Civil War II”. (SPOILERS for “Civil War II” #4)

There’s this whole part where “Iron Man” is going on and on about how he doesn’t want to fight but the “evidence” is “forcing his hand”…. Except the evidence shows the guy who can predict the future has always been right, and “Captain Marvel” used his info to save tons of lives. Even the lady “Captain Marvel” detained hasn’t been proven innocent (though it’s still stupid she did it. Seriously they don’t have other people to take care of stuff like that?). Nothing about the situation has forced “Iron Man’s” hand. That’s makes this whole series feel more and more like pointlessly going through the motions til’ we get to “Marvel’s” new status quo.

Tomorrow we check in with Spiderous-Man has he discusses his uncle and picking sides in a fight. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #81 Ms. Majors On The Story About Her And The Innovator Beefing

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #81

Ms. Majors On The Story About Her And The Innovator Beefing

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Before we get to this comic, looks like early reviews for “Suicide Squad” are coming in and it’s not looking good.  “Comic Book Resources” gave it a pretty good review though.  As I’ve said before I only think it’s going to be okay. We’ll see in a week though…

Anyways back to “Civil War II”. (SPOILERS for “Civil War II” #4)

There’s this whole part where “Iron Man” is going on and on about how he doesn’t want to fight but the “evidence” is “forcing his hand”…. Except the evidence shows the guy who can predict the future has always been right, and “Captain Marvel” used his info to save tons of lives. Even the lady “Captain Marvel” detained hasn’t been proven innocent (though it’s still stupid she did it. Seriously they don’t have other people to take care of stuff like that?). Nothing about the situation has forced “Iron Man’s” hand. That’s makes this whole series feel more and more like pointlessly going through the motions til’ we get to “Marvel’s” new status quo.

Tomorrow we check in with Spiderous-Man has he discusses his uncle and picking sides in a fight. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #80 The Innovator On The Story About Him And Ms. Majors Beefing (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #80

The Innovator On The Story About Him And Ms. Majors Beefing (Censored)

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As this comic might suggest “Civil War II” #4 pushed me to really disliking “Civil War II”.   The argument makes no sense;”Ironman’s” position makes no sense; and good characters are being killed for no reason.

(SPOILER ALERT for “Civil War” #4)

So “Iron Man” discovers that this kid that can predict the future can only see the most probable future (which I could’ve swore he already found out last issue) and somehow that’s suppose to change everything. So “Iron Man” assembles the “Illuminati” to tell them this, and they’re basically useless and say little more than “I dunno”. Then dumb stuff happens and it’s finally a face off with “Iron Man” and his heroes vs “Captain Marvel” and her heroes… Except “Captain Marvel” calls in the “The Guardians Of The Galaxy”… I don’t buy it… Even if some tie-in comic explains it better I still don’t buy it… People traveling from space to be a part of this dumb fight breaks my suspension of disbelief.

Next time Ms. Majors talks about this stuff. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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