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Monday Floppy Copy – Superman Red Son

Hello, and welcome comrades. This week on a very special and somewhat Ukrainian edition of Floppy Copy, we discuss Superman… Red Son. That’s right fellow common worker and probably impoverished member of this socialist party, it is time to grab your Ushanka’s, and sharpen those sickles, that’s right fellow communists its hammer time. 

Written in 2003, Mark Millar’s Elseworlds limited series is a 3 part What If story in which Superman is raised in a somewhat unfamiliar setting and time period. No longer american baby Kal-El, baby-El instead crash lands, and is raised in a Ukrainian collective farm. Socialist Super Power, Superman now takes the place of nuclear weapons as the major Cold War deterrent in the 1950’s as America scrambles to find and implement their contingency plan. Red Son spirals into all kinds of cool shit from here, Lex Luther enacting a plan 40+ years in the making alternate versions of DC favorites such as Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, this story gives a detailed look at a different world and how our beloved Man of Steel conforms and confronts when raised inside.

I’ve tried writing more about Superman Red Son, but in the off chance some of you haven’t read it yet, I really don’t wanna spoil anything. Especially the ending, which I have exposed literally none of here. This is one of my all time favorite comic stories period and not Just Superman Stories either. What I love most about Mark Millar’s take on this “what if” story is that Superman’s main character attributes stay relatively unchanged here. This isn’t an entirely different character with major differences to why and how he’s does things. There are simply different motivations and surroundings for this Superman. Time, and a different cultural outlook on leadership and society do produce a difference, however but this Superman is still very recognizable to fans of the character.

So please do yourself a favor, give Jonthan Garnett a call at Hall of Justice Comics and Collectibles and get yourself a copy of this in either individual issues or trade and read this story. If you haven’t already it is most certainly worth your time. Not guaranteeing he has it in stock but I’m sure he can get the goods!  Also join us this Tuesday night for the Midnight release of Acton Comics #1000 at Hall of Justice and pick up your copy of this milestone in comics. Ten variant covers to collect and one very special comic to win! 

How can you win my very own Blank Copy variant of Action Comics #1000 with custom cover art from our one and only Agrovated Artist Tim Huskey, you might be asking, and why would we possibly choose you from the literal tens of people who are probably reading this article? 

Well its a little more complex than liking, sharing, or commenting on this post, but I would love it if you would do me that favor as well. This giveaway will require a little more effort on you the reader. WWSD Mother F*cker, probably help out and donate to his favorite local neighborhood charity that’s what… So that’s exactly what I want you to do! Now I know some of us have a little more cheddar than others and can do more in that capacity, but we all can donate a little time, or energy. That’s right get out there and do some good! Donate your time, money, or recognition in the forms of Facebook/twitter/Instagram shares, financial partnership, or hard work to your favorite local charity and then tell us about it in the comments below. You have about 1 month around May 20th I think to get out and do some good as we Celebrate 80 years of the Man of Steel. Winner to be announced on a patreon only video of TOTLB… Surprise twist! That’s right you also have to donate at least 1 dollar one time to TOTLB at Patreon to see the winner announcement and super cool unveiling of the cover! Patreon support not required to win but if you want see us talk about how awesome you are, your charitableness and freaking sweet one of a kind comic on patreon you will have to show your support suckas!

-Doyle out

Floppy Copy – Grave Diggers Union

“The Working Class Kicks Serious Supernatural Ass!”

A LONG #%!#%$% TIME AGO, yet unrevealed shit was going down to our pre humanoid ancestors, it looks like we were being used as a delivery service for giant alien/monster egg sacks or something like that. Intro the Angel like good guys flying in and blowing everything up setting us free while also enslaving us in a way by locking some information into our undeveloped monkey like brains? I think that’s what happening in the open sequences of the first 3 books but honestly I have no idea, the art is cool as shit though and it seems to have a purpose so I’m down with it.

Grave Diggers Union Takes us balls deep into the bureaucratic management of all things creepy and crawly, who you going to call when the dead rise from their graves at night… BLUE COLLAR BADASSES in the Grave Diggers Union that’s who, and they know how to get the job done. except now more than ever there seems to be a growing and rising threat as more and more zombies, ghosts, and all manner of undead nastiness seem to be waking up in unprecedented numbers. All this and our heroes have to work through union leads and overtime concerns. Personally, I would love to have seen this angel of the story played up and addressed further than it has been so far, but that is a very minor nitpicky critique of the comic.

We have solid characters with believable motivations and a story that is both wide open at this point and yet easy to follow. (That’s Hard to do) I haven’t touched on the occult shit so far as I do not want to give away too much of the motivation behind the main characters drive to find his little girl, but let’s just say daddy and daughter seem to be on the opposite sides of the apocalypse on this one. Family drama y’all!!!

Honestly the cult thing seems to be minor in my opinion as the earth itself is spewing up all kinds of freaky ass shit for our characters to deal with, and all while managing two 15-minute breaks and a mandatory half hour for lunch. Will the forces of good and evil join together to save the human race? What does the Grave Diggers Union have to say about this? Well Publicly they said the same thing as everyone else—“Everything is Under Control.”

This is M. Night SHaMaMalanz The Happening/Mixed with Ghostbusters but not Ghostbusters 2 and just kind of the outside idea of the Happening not the shitty storytelling, pacing, or horrible writing. Honestly The Happening is a terrible movie! You get 1 half Martha SHaMaMalan… 1 ONLY!

As for The grave Diggers Union on the other hand, I feel pretty good giving this 4 out of 5 Marthas, the third comic felt a little rushed maybe, or kind of dealer like, but even then it was still funny and very enjoyable to read.

Floppy Copy – Old Man Logan

Blind Man Hawkeye, Incestuous Hillbilly hulklings, Homicidal Moloids, that’s right bitches its Old Man Logan. Oh yeah, a Symbiote Infused Savage land T-Rex chasing the Spider Car… As far as Wolverine stories go this ones pretty much the tits!

Aquarium for Hats president and long time member Mysterio straight grows a pair in this “What” If comic arc Hornswoggling Wolverine and unleashing the Adamantium laced claws of truth, justice, and the Canadian way on the X-Men themselves.

Right off the bat yes, this story has some plot holes, pretty glaring in some areas as well, but do me a favor, please…
Just don’t be that fucker! You know, the guy always looking for every little thing that doesn’t match up, or isn’t laid out just right. Now this is the Willy Wonka Boat Ride of Wolverine Story’s ending in all out betrayal by Hulk and his inbred swine, unleashing the Adamantium laced claws that he has sworn off for so long. If you haven’t already read old Man Logan, well you should totally do that! Go on now, get, John at your local Hall of Justice Comics can help you out with this run as well the on-going title by same name.

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high Take a look, it’s in a book, a Reading Rainbow!
Wolverine Cuts Red Skulls head off with Captain America’s Shield.. Thats right Get, read this bitch!
5 Outa 5 Marthas and you know this son!

Floppy Copy – Mind MGMT

What up, and TGIF Mother Fuckers? The weeks go by so fast, and I be missing my babies, and

remember childrenz a Floppy a day keeps SnowFlame at bay! “Cocaine’s a hell of a drug!”
SnowFlame the Cocaine Snorting Super bad Created by non-other than Steve Englehart himself, you know the creator of such Memorable Characters as Kilowog or Star-Lord, ahh if at first you don’t succeed. Dude literally sold the concept of Cocaine making you cooler and stronger to young children… In the late 80’s… Da Fug?
Honestly thought this is the Justice League movie I’m dying to see! Wonder Woman all Cracked out on the corner, Flash shacking so bad he’s passing through walls and shit. Batman with his

pimp hand strong you know lighten up that DC Drudgery a bit. This Week on Floppy Copy I wanted to jump back into one of my all time favorite series Mind MGMT, Writer, artist, and creator Matt Kindt really blew me away with this title in 2013 and as I give it another read here, its not hard to remember why. Volume 1 contains issues 0-6 and in Hard Copy you can pick this book up for around twenty bucks or less on eBay. Or from your local Comic Book store… Jon has one of those. (Hall of Justice Comics and Collectibles.) You may want to call first though not sure he keeps Mind MGMT in stock.
If you enjoy True Crime, Corrupt Government Organizations, Mental Powers, and Secret Agent like shit then this book may just be right up your alley, Follow main Character Meru, as she struggles to unravel the truth in her search for the missing passenger of Amnesia Flight 815. A True Crime writer by profession Meru down on her luck and 2 years removed from her last best seller unravels a world of Spies, Secret Government Organizations and a former top agent Lyme as she finds what she’s looking for a-la Matrix 2 like curve ball to wrap up the arc.
“Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.”
Mind MGMT issues 0-6 is written in such a way that if you want to dive deeper into the world you most certainly can but if you just want a quick read and new universe to explore Volume 1 will serve you just fine in that capacity as well.
So do me a favor, just read this book! and then let me know what you think. The art does throw some people, but personally i love that rough water color look, but Don’t take my word for it, 4 out of 5  MARTHAS couldn’t agree more!

Floppy Copy – The Phoenix Resurrection


 
Phoenix Ressurection 1-5
This week on Floppy Copy, Old Man Logan, more like Owned Man Logan, Creepy Bio-Dome of the Dead your coffee is terrible, and oops Jean’s done it again, she’s back from the dead, and Marvel casually kills Cyclops with Mutant Super Aids… Again… WTF! ( Scott seemed suprisngly unimpressed. see below )  ( Cant this dude die in battle or something already, get with it Marvel he’s put in the time show that brother some love! )

Alright I sorta went into crazed state of mind there trying to rhyme the story to year 2000 smash hit “Oops!… I did it again,” by Brittany Spears. “Why?” you ask… And to you I may respond “Why not?”

Phoenix Resurrection came with more than your usual new storyline/arc hype. Jeans back bitch, and she’s here to chew bubble gum and kick ass and for a couple of years now Marvels been all out of bubble gum. The return of Phoenix this time feels right and needed, No Phoenix Five here ladies and gentlemen, Hope Summers who?
 
 
 
 
 

 
The real Mutant Messiah is back and her shoes really could not have been filled by any other X-Man than Jean Grey herself. Arguably the most beloved X-Man of all time is back from the dead with the Phoenix Force being responsible for her resurrection. This latest Marvel Legacy Event was a return to soul for the X-Men and dare I say it maybe just maybe Phoenix will rekindle the fire of arguably the greatest super hero team Marvel has ever produced. Oh Baby oh.
Final Thought: Honestly this mini series surprised me, it was overly long, 3 issues woulda done this run just fine. The rotating cast of artists left a little to be desired for me as visually the series struggles to find its look over the 5 issue series., That being said the book looked very good for the most part and Khoi Pham really closes out the series on a strong note. Matthew Rosenberg impressed me here as well. This story just feels fun to read. It feels like an X-Men story of old anchored with a lot of good that the current stuff as well. II have zero serious problems here and personally I’m very much looking forward to X-Men Red as we continue to explore the stories a newly resurrected Jean Grey opens up in the Marvel Universe. Please if you have read the the books Id love to hear your thoughts and maybe interact a bit , have a little back and forth if you will on the subject at hand. Strong 4 outa 5 Marthas here from me!
 
 

Floppy Copy – Swamp Thing Winter Special Review


This weeks comic book review is more so an introduction to how I will be reviewing comics in the future than a review of said comics in the present; I would review comics in the past, but I am unsure on how to accomplish this. Regressive hypnotic therapy to uncover how I felt about a comic the moment I actually read it? A future option perhaps but I digress, so if you the reader gets what I’m laying down here, that’s right I set it on down, now its on you to pick it on up, that’s right pick it on up. Follow along with me as its time to dive head first into the method, whilst skulking behind the madness of “This Week on Floppy Copy”
Now don’t let the name full you this weekly review is about what I am reading, when I am reading it and how I wish to slang it, this is my comic book review dick, and I will slang it with impunity. One week you might get a little new shit POW right in the kisser, something from the Golden Age perhaps? BLAM, center lane uppercut to the taint! That’s right, FREEDOM! Now what this doesn’t mean is that I am un-receptive to your wishes or requests. This Week on Floppy Copy review show and variety hour is kinda like Airport Security, if you see something say something Mother Fucker! Your interests on upcoming titles as well as back issues you want the story on but lets face it, your probably to lazy or busy to give them a read on your own, and yeah I might got the time for that. Who knows I might not, But you can ask or comment and I for one hope that you will.
This shit should come out every Friday and I am committed to that deadline, also in the future ( JUAN ) I will get this to you not on Friday as I am doing right now. Like maybe Wednesday, but you guys wont read it till Friday. Thatss right, your getting a behind the scene look at the making of This Week on Floppy Copy! It’s really not that exciting, I’m in my boxers drinking Cherry Coke with my Macbook Air in front one of those fake ass Amish Fireplaces. its fucking sexy in here.
I didn’t want leave your without any kind of Comic book review here so daddy got a little something for ya. Takes care of my babies and you know this!
Swamp Thing Winter Special #1
“Tom King and Jason Fabok pay tribute to the legendary creators of Swamp Thing, writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, as they join forces for an earth-shattering Swamp Thing passion project!”
I know some online reviews walk you page by page through the story but I will never do that,it just kinda feels pretentious to me, like here dummy its the page, and this is what you should think about that page. Also I assume that one day, if you haven’t already you may wish to turn these pages for yourself. That being said there really isn’t a lot to review about this book in my opinion, Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 is just good, the writing, the art, the pacing of the story, and emotion on the page, this is vintage Swamp Thing. If you’re a friend of the Green, (Yeah this could have multiple meanings ) this is probably a must read and dare I say it the best Swamp Thing book in quite some time now. The self contained story has two very minor flaws in my opinion so minor in fact that I wont even mention them. This book is so easy to spoil, and if you pay close attention as you read the twist at the end wont even leave you that surprised. Which is  something I normally disdain about movies and comics but here its totally fine. Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 is gimmick free writing and beautiful illustration. Just read it and tell me what you think I doubt you’ll regret it.
-Doyle Daniels