Archive for June, 2008

Weekly Rankings For June 25th, 2008

June 30, 2008

In searching for a way to sum up all my comics reading for each week, I decided on bringing back something that AA and I used to do online and on CC4…Weekly Rankings! What follows is a mostly flimsy, meaningless write up of every issue of last week that yours truly bought and absorbed, ranking the titles from worst (or least best) to most awesome and Groin-like. Read on.

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Geriatrics Corner: Crossovers

June 28, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, we at the Giving Groin are pleased to announce a first here at the blog: the first team-up post by our two best contributers, Goki and AA, in a new column series, Geriatrics Corner. Join us two old geezers as we draw upon our wealth of comic-reading experience to put modern events into historical perspective. We promise not to stop until every one of you young whipper-snappers has been educated on the way things were back in the day…or until we go in for our hip replacement.

Today, we tackle one of everyone’s favorite events, the crossover. Read on to see what crossovers used to be like in the good old days, and how this summer’s blockbuster crossover events stack up.

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Wednesday, 6/25: A Week To Remember

June 25, 2008

This week’s batch of comics promises at the very least to be bountiful, especially in comparison to the light load from last week (where yours truly bought 1 issue total). In fact, I might buy a record number of titles this week (I’m at least buying double digits). Go forward, and onward, for this week’s wild, random and brilliant recommendations for the week of 6/25/08!

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The Warriors Three, Groins United: Marvel Movie Mania

June 25, 2008

Welcome to another of our three-way chats (yes yes, snicker all you want)! In this installment Spiffy (spiffygy), David (MrStanza) and I (Gokitalo) are talking about Marvel Comics’ decision to make its movies “in-house” through Marvel Studios. Two movies have already come out from the studio (Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk) and both films hint that they’re more movies to come. In this chat, we’ll talk about how Marvel Studios has done so far, where it plans to go, where it COULD go and much more. So strap yourself in dear readers: this is going to be a wild ride!

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Best of 6/18: X-Factor #32

June 24, 2008

I’m going to try this out for reviews, see how I like it.

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5 Comics I Love: #1, Y: The Last Man

June 20, 2008

An Ode To Yorick

 

 

My plan for this “5 Comics We Love” idea that we are all doing (and that David has completed) was to leave Y: The Last Man for, well, last. But after finishing Vol. 10, Whys and Wherefores last night, I knew I had to write it first, because it’d be the toughest one to write about and I needed to get my own closure. David decided to do 5 comic storylines that he loved. While I will do that with some of my 5, I am focusing on Y: The Last Man in its entirety (and no, the other four won’t be this long). What follows is an attempt to gush harder and more profusely than David did in Project: Fables. No spoilers included.

 

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Announcing upcoming Projects

June 19, 2008

With the mammoth effort of Project: Fables behind me, and it seemingly a smashing hit, I thought I’d give you lucky bastards a hint into some of my plans for the rest of the summer with regards to Goki’s Giving Groin.

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It’s Wednesday, buy your damn comics if your name isn’t Goki

June 19, 2008

Because Goki is the worst nerd ever.

And here are my obligatory Wednesday rankings that no one takes seriously (as they shouldn’t):

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PROJECT: FABLES

June 18, 2008

In which the series is assessed, favorite characters are named, and excessive praise is given.

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Double-Teaming It: Movie Review for The Incredible Hulk

June 15, 2008

This Friday, Marvel unleashed The Incredible Hulk upon the masses, in a ballsy relaunch of one of its most popular and beloved characters following Ang Lee’s 2003 bomb of a film. The movie begins in Brazil, where Bruce Banner is in refuge away from the U.S. government that wants to use him for evil. Quickly, he’s found, and has to make it back home, meeting lost love Betty Ross and trying to figure out a cure for his condition in the process. And, unlike Ang Lee’s movie: HULK SMASH.

 

They have a new director (Louis Leterrier), a new screenwriter (Zak Penn) and an all-new cast headlined by Edward Norton and Liv Tyler. Was it a good movie? Was it a good decision? Goki and Spiffy both think so, and read the following for another GGG special, a 2-person review!

 

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