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Wolverine: Enemy of the State, Vol. 1
Wolverine: Enemy of the State, Vol. 1
by Mark Millar
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wolverine goes global, March 13, 2006
Mark Millar(Ultimates,Ultimates 2,Ultimate Fantastic Four)injects his big-budget comic theatrics into Wolverine and the results are out of this world.

In this story alone you will see Wolvie take on Elektra and SHIELD,slash through hordes of ninjas,go one on on with Daredevil,sink a SHIELD aircraft carrier,take on the entire F4,get his butt whooped by Captain America,and have a showdown with the X-Men.Plus,he's on a killing spree like never before after being re-programmed by the enemy.

The plot is just as juicy with shocking twists and gritty dialogue.Millar really brings the whole Marvel Universe together in this one and for good reason.This is a BIG story with BIG action and BIG characters.Millar hits another home-run which will be remembered as one of the best Wolverine runs ever.

JRJR is one of the most classic artists in comics today,and his art in this book really steps it up a notch.Everything from the explosions to the fights are illustrated so well with great storytelling technique.Plus his depictions of Wolverine and Elektra in action are so flawless.

If you want a comic where Wolverine just rips loose like never before with all hell breaking loose in the Marvel Universe,you must read this graphic novel.But,this is only the beginning.The sequel,Agent of SHIELD,only gets bigger and better.The events of Enemy Of The State spill over into the sequel in big ways,so make sure you pick up both books.

Highly recommended.

The Ultimates 2, Vol. 1: Gods and Monsters
The Ultimates 2, Vol. 1: Gods and Monsters
by Bryan Hitch
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comic Gold, March 9, 2006
I'm not going to regurgitate what everyone else has said about this book.They are all right.You got Hitch,one of the most talented artists in the industry today who rightfully gives this story a cinematic feel with beautiful settings and spreads.Millar has outdone himself giving us some of his finest Marvel work to date.I wouldn't say he has reinvented these timeless characters,but they are all true to their original counterparts with a modern day realistic edge.The politics are evident in the story,but do not bog the story down.

This volume deals with the Ultimates first deployment into foreign territory which causes serious reprecussions later in the story,the outing and "execution" of the Hulk,the takedown of Thor(similar to the arrest of Jesus),and the revelation of a traitor in the fold.The action scenes are powerful and striking while the rising tensions among the group are illustrated just as well.

While being a great story on its own,this truly is only the beginning.The series is currently 4 issues into the storyline after this and all I have to say is WOW.I will not spoil it for you,but the current volume which will probably be entitled "Grand Theft America" is and will be a MUST READ.Stay tuned for it or go out to your local comic shop and buy it!

Gods and Monsters,highly recommended along with Ultimates Vol.1.

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 14: Warriors
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 14: Warriors
by Brian Michael Bendis
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gangsters,Kung-Fu,Battle Royales,Mercenaries,all hell breaks loose in this volume!, February 9, 2006
I don't read USM on a monthly basis but only made the exception with the Venom arc and this latest one "Warriors".

Anyone who reads Bendis' DD will definitely dig this.In fact,anybody who enjoys a rich crime story with super-heroics,grittyness,and fast paced action will really enjoy this.It's regarded as arguably the darkest and grittiest USM tale to date,which isn't a bad thing for book that usually spends 4 to 5 pages showing teens wimper about how they miss each other.But anyways.....

Hammerhead,mutant crime boss,feels this is the time to step up as Kingpin in NYC.A title usually given to Wilson Fisk.But since he's been laying low,Hammerhead sees this as an oppurtunity to turn the tables.Elektra,mercenary for Fisk,looks into things on Fisk's side.Hammerhead now leads Kingpin's Enforcers as his own.Throwback Marvel heroes like Moon Knight,Iron Fist,and Shang Chi along with Spider-Man and Black Cat,try to stop this war from even occuring.But when push comes to shove,Fisk forces his hand and unleashes Elektra to enforce that his title as Kingpin isn't up for grabs.But when you get all the major players into one room,all hell breaks loose like never before in this book.

If you're going to get one USM book,get this one.

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9: Ultimate Six
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9: Ultimate Six
by Brian Michael Bendis
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read which actually offers clever villains., January 9, 2006
First off,many of the readers who seemed disappointed with this are mostly fans of the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book.The style is very different and is better suited for fans of The Ultimates.

I actually bought this entire mini in comic form last week and was really impressed.There's good pacing here and little action outbursts and nice splash pages to keep the action hungry satisfied.The art is great,especially during the climactic battle on the White House lawn.Hairsine delivers the goods with lots of details and amazing panels to leave you drueling.

One thing about Bendis' style is that he features alot of dialogue.And most of the time,it's a good thing mostly used for set-up and characterization.This is meant to be a big-time showdown between a team of heroes and baddies.But as generic as it sounds,Bendis make things alot more thick and gives it more depth than that.If you have read The Ultimates,you will have a better understanding of many of the government aspects going on here,but even if you haven't,it's quite easy to comprehend.The villains here,especially Osborne and Octavius,are portrayed as intelligent scientists who hunger for nothing but revenge and power.Their motives are quite clear,and nothing too out of this world or far fetched.

This is a truly entertaining super-hero epic from Marvel's Ultimate line.This would be a great book to read for those looking to get back into comics.It might be wise to read some volumes of Ultimate Spidey and The Ultimates first,but even if you haven't,it's still an awesome read.I myself don't read USM and still understood what was going on.This book is highly recommended for anyone looking for a good epic super-hero read.

I also recommend

The Ultimates:Super Human,The Ultimates:Homeland Security,and The Ultimates:Gods and Monsters if you liked this.

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5.0 out of 5 stars When was the last time sleazy rock and roll was done like this?, July 18, 2005
This review is from: Rules (Audio CD)
When it comes to Supagroup,the only thing I have against them is there name,which has got to be the laziest sounding in rock history,but then again,it's not about labels,it's about the music.

The production on this album is amazing.It's been said that these were all live takes,and I wouldn't be surprised if they are.Every song is high energy,no nonsense rock.This is the same producer who did Silvertide's debut album(which also deserves checking out.)These guys really must have blasted their old Van Halen,70s Aerosmith,and 70s ACDC albums growing up,because the influence is definitely there but with good measure."Ready To Go" is a blasting opener,which wouldn't have been out of place on Van Halen 1 or 2.The old school Aerosmith influence is heard on "Hot Times" with a Joe Perry-like riff sure to get you bangin' your head."B**tard" opens up with an ACDC like intro reminscent of their work in the late 70s."I'm Gonna Change" is a real shocker.On an album full of heavy party rock,you would think a slower number like this with an organ in it would come off as trying too hard.This isn't the case,the songs is very heart felt and genuine.Please don't take my comparisons to other bands as down talking this band,I just get a better sense of a band and their sound when they're compared to someone else.Other than that,I really don't much to say about this album,you have to listen to this badboy to truly understand the quality of this heavy rock record.Alice Cooper also said Supagroup is the only opening band they've had since Guns N Roses which received standing ovations.

This is heavy rock the way it was meant to be played.

Master of Reality
Master of Reality
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No one brought it like Sabbath,and no one ever will, June 17, 2005
This review is from: Master of Reality (Audio CD)
Why is it when you hear a Sabbath song like "Into The Void" or "Lord Of This World",it feels as if there's more going on than 4 talented joes playing music?Sabbath's music,on this album in particular,has a life of its own.Ozzy's psychotic wails to Iommi's ingenius hell-born chords,there really is a sense of higher awareness when you listen to Sabbath,especially with the thought provoking lyrics Ozzy or Geezer would pen.The 2 classical-influenced instrumentals are both terrific and are placed nicely between the heavier songs."Solitude" is a great mellow piece which calms things down a little before "Into The Void" kicks in at full force.Everytime I put any of there CDs in,I still get chills down my spine when I hear Iommi just drag a chord lower than I thought it could go.The band is all top notch here.Bill Ward and geezer Butler give an excellent performance here and showcase why they are one of rock's greatest rhythm sections.If you want quality heavy rock music that will truly take you somewhere else,then look no further than Black Sabbath,the lords of Heavy Metal.

Best Little Secrets Are Kept
Best Little Secrets Are Kept
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glam Baby,Glam!!!, June 4, 2005
This is the kind of music which causes you to turn up the volume full blast when nobody's home and strut around and holler along as if you're Mick Jagger or David Bowie.But if you find yourself slapping on make-up and tights then that's a whole other subject.This is about the glorious return of sexy glam rock in the form of Louis XIV.Whoever said The Darkness brought glam back,I would have to disagree.Whereas The Darkness fancy legends such as ACDC,Louis draw their influences from brit-pop kings The Kinks,sleazy-era Stones,and glam gods Bowie and Bolan.The melodies are genius and get stuck in your head as you're singing along.I am loving the tone of the guitars which almost act as a homage to Keith Richards.Jason Hill's vocals are witty and delivered with incredible confidence and raunch.The drums are simple,but very heavy and solid sounding.With an album full of A+ innuendo-filled rockers,you would think the last 2 ballads would be half-arsed.Not the case."All The Little Pieces" is a great piano driven ballad.Almost sounding Beatles-like,Jason's vocals really switch up on this song but for good reason.The last song "Ball Of Twine" is unusual sounding at first but ends up being a very moving song.The acoustic guitars and intricate drumming really drive this song and make it one of Louis XIV's best songs.If you want tough and raunchy glam rock,look no further.Louis XIV have burst onto the dreadful music scene preaching their own version of glam rock in the same spirit as their heroes,Marc Bolan and David Bowie.

*Standout Tunes

God Killed The Queen

Louis XIV

Hey Teacher

Ball Of Twine

Paper Doll

A Letter To Dominique

Don't Believe The Truth
Don't Believe The Truth
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new fan's perspective., June 1, 2005
This review is from: Don't Believe The Truth (Audio CD)
I have never been an Oasis fan,sure I've heard their classic radio staples such as "Wonderwall" and "Supernova",but overall never really thought of myself as a devout fan of Oasis or any kind of alternative music.Then one day I hear a remake of "Street Fighting Man" on the radio-or so i thought!Turns out the song is called "Lyla" by a newly rejuvenated Oasis.I was hooked on the "Stones/Who" inspired song instantly.I got over the fact that the beginning sounded like the Stones but the song as a whole didn't really sound like a song Oasis would make.(keep in mind again,i'm only familiar with their really known songs)So on the first day I found myself asking someone at Music World where the new Oasis album was.I was really expecting to be dissappointed for some reason since I was only buying the album for one song.But after a day of listening to the album,I am really impressed.Now in terms of how this measures up their previous works,in particular their first 2 albums,many have said it is their best since "Morning Glory" from '95,but I wouldn't know.But as a new fan only hearing this album in entirety without hearing the others,this is a fantastic rootsy,brit-rock album.In terms of influences,I can defintely hear Beggar's Banquet with a little psychadelia thrown in for good measure.The only songs that take getting used to are probably Noel's songs since Oasis fans are probably more used to his take on the songs.But nevertheless,Noel's songs are just on par with the rest of the album.If I am going to have a complaint,I would have to say that "Meaning Of Soul" is a fantastic garage rocker,but ITS TOO SHORT!!Other than that,cheers to the Gallagher Bros and Co. on one hell of a rock record!

*Best Songs
Turn Up The Sun
A Bell Will Ring
Let There Be Love
Mucky Fingers
Keep The Dream Alive
Love Like A Bomb

Exile on Main Street
Exile on Main Street
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5.0 out of 5 stars All hail The Stones!!, May 30, 2005
This review is from: Exile on Main Street (Audio CD)
Sure these guys may well be into their 60s now and are often the subjects of late night and radio jokes because of this.All rubbish aside,all you need to know is that these guys definitely earned their self proclaimed title of greatest rock and roll band in the world,at a time,and alongside bands like Zeppelin,Sabbath,and the Beatles,are probably one of the most predominant influences in rock music.Exile is what many consider their crowning acheivement,and that's exactly what it is.My fav songs on here tend to be the fast paced bluesy rockers that only The Stones could do!A certain energy seems to be behind alot of the songs on here,and for good reason.The Stones were in their youthful prime before drugs got into the picture and were in the middle of a hotstreak.If you really wanna get into The Stones,this is the album to get.It may not contain all of their radio hits but that doesn't matter since these guys were never about making radio singles.

The Stones have stood the test of time as one of the greatest bands of all time.I recommend any of their albums between '68 and '75 if you really want to get into the band.These guys influenced everyone from the old school (Aerosmith,Guns N Roses,Black Crowes,etc) to the new school (Jet,The Glitterati,etc).Buy Exile!

Get Your Life Back
Get Your Life Back
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finest Heavy Rock Track In A Long Time!!!!!!, May 29, 2005
This review is from: Get Your Life Back (Audio CD)
I've already posted my thoughts of the band in another review so I'm gonna stick to yapping about this insane single.Heavy,heavy,and heavy is what comes to mind when I hear this song.Just imagine what would happen if the White Stripes collaborated with Black Sabbath in their prime.That is what this single sounds like.In fact,I think that's a good way to describe this band for other people to understand what the sound is like.Hard hitting White Stripes meets Black Sabbath in their riff-oozing prime.

Check these guys out.They are probably the greatest rock band out of the UK right now.

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