agt_spooky: (SN-Sam (close-up))
One of the things I did over the weekend was pick up the first issue of the new Supernatural comic book Caledonia. I don't know why I bothered because I knew I was going to dislike it, and yep, sure did.

Now the cover art is great, but the interior art is HORRENDOUS. Here, check it out:

   


With all of the talented comic book artists out there, WHY does SPN consistently, with every single series, get the absolute worst? I really hope Jensen and Jared never see ANY of these comics and how the artists have drawn them.

Then there's the storyline, which finds Sam taking part in a student travel program where he heads to Edinburgh, Scotland. He's supposed to be attending lectures at the University but instead he heads to the library to research local monsters and mythology. He immediately meets this girl, Emma (who just so happens to be a hunter), who gets him drunk and takes him to see some ghosts that appear once a year.

Now I'm trying to figure out exactly when this takes place during Sam's time at Stanford and how it fits in with him dating Jessica, because in this comic he's got the hots for this hunter chick and makes out with her. So please tell me he's not cheating on Jess. But with as little care as the previous comic series have shown toward canon, they probably don't even know Sam was dating someone.

Since it's obvious that Dean will NOT be putting in an appearance in this comic (as he would never have gotten on a plane and apparently never had contact with Sam during this time period) I have no interest in reading another issue of this.

And what do you want to bet that DEAN will never get his own comic series, even though he had plenty of adventures while Sam was off at college.
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New Supernatural Comic Series Heads to Caledonia

From DreadCentral.com:

A new six-issue prequel comic series related to the "Supernatural" TV show is launching in October written by Brian Wood with artwork by Grant Bond and cover art by Dustin Nguyen. Entitled Supernatural: Caledonia, it will be an unparalleled adventure in the "Supernatural" saga as the Winchesters travel to Scotland.

Synopsis: On an academic break while at Stanford, Sam Winchester visits the United Kingdom on what is meant to be a sleepy trip...but on his first day he meets the alluring 'Emma of the isles,' and his visit gets a thousand percent less boring!





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Having been burned every single time in the past by the horrible SPN comics, I think I'm going to give this one a pass. Especially if it's only about Sam. Sorry, not interested if Dean's not there, too. 

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So I picked up the final issue tonight of Supernatural: Beginning's End...




And wow, way to screw up canon yet again! )
agt_spooky: (SN-John and Dean)



Picked up the next issue of Beginning's End tonight - and it was pretty boring.

The hunter that John, Sam and Dean had been working with in New York decides to kill John (and Dean if he gets in the way) and kidnap Sam because this other hunter's son had been kidnapped and the only way to get him back was to trade him for Sam.

John goes on a rampage to find Sam, killing a bunch of actual humans in the process. This shakes up Dean and even though John gives him an order, he's unable to shoot a man in cold blood. So John does it before the man can pull his gun and kill Dean, sort of berating Dean afterwards.

We find out that it's the elusive John Dee (couldn't they have given the character another name besides John, since we've already got one?) that the Winchesters have been looking for, that has Sam. Dee wants to make some kind of deal with someone for Sam, and that requires opening a gate to Hell, and that's how the issue ends.

There's only one more issue left in this series, which culminates in the fight that prompts Sam to walk out on John (and Dean) and head to Stanford. That leaves a lot of ground to cover. I'm hoping it's done well and makes up for how blah the previous five issues have been, but I'm not holding my breath.
agt_spooky: (SN icon - Highway to Hell)



I picked up the new issue of the Supernatural comic, Beginning's End, yesterday, and it's a long way down from issue #3. :-(

John is a complete and utter ass in this issue toward Sam, making it even more apparent why he wants to get away from his father. He makes Sam go pickpocket someone so that Sam can eat, then when he does and gets himself a hot dog, John eats it after nearly shooting Sam in the shoulder over it.

Dean, meanwhile, is on his own hunt, and here's where it's apparent that Dabb and Loflin have NO idea about SPN canon. In "Dead Man's Blood", neither Sam or Dean have ever faced off against a vampire, yet here's Dean hunting one and chopping off its head with a machete. [shakes head]

He hooks up with another female hunter from an earlier issue and they dispatch the vampire together, go to a rave for wannabe vampires, have several drinks and then go back to her place where they fall into bed together...only to have Dean pass out before anything can happen. That part was actually amusing. *g*

Back with Sam and John, they get a lead where they might find John Dee and head off to the pier...where the issue ends with a "To Be Continued"

All in all another lacking issue. God, WHY can't someone write a GOOD Supernatural comic book series?? Argh!
agt_spooky: (SN-Sam and Dean (Heroes))
For those of you following the new Supernatural comic series, here's info on the last two issues:

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING'S END #5 (OF 6)


Written by ANDREW DABB and DANIEL LOFLIN • Art by DIEGO OLMOS • Photo cover

The Winchesters get a major break in their hunt for John Dee, but how much closer are they really to the Yellow Eyed Demon? And can Sam and John put aside the growing rift between them to work as a team for one final mission? This senses-shattering penultimate issue is a shocker!

On Sale May 19, 2010

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING'S END #6 (OF 6)

 

Written by ANDREW DABB & DANIEL LOFLIN • Art by DIEGO OLMOS • Photo cover

The Winchester's Big Apple adventure comes to a close as they finally locate John Dee, and it leads to a shocking showdown between John and Sam that's only been hinted at on the hit TV series! Find out what tears the family apart and sends Sam cross-country to Stanford, turning his back on his family forever.

On Sale June 16, 2010

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I'm really, really curious as to how Dabb & Loflin handle the fight that makes Sam leave. It won't be canon, per se, but I'm interested in their take on it.

agt_spooky: (SN-Sam and Dean (Scared?))


Just finished reading issue #3 of Supernatural: Beginning's End and wow, what a head trip. Literally!

So far this was the most interesting of the three issues, as I went from being highly disturbed to highly amused.

Why you ask? Because Dean spends the entire issue carrying around Sam's severed head, having a conversation with him while the two of them solve the case.

I kid you not! It was both highly disturbing to think about this but also highly amusing as Sam's severed head bites the arm of one of the other characters.  :-)

95% of this issue is just Sam and Dean, which was nice. Before Sam gets his head chopped off they have some good conversations about hunting, about Sam and John fighting, things like that.

John makes an appearance right at the end, and his conversation with Sam is bittersweet, since we all know what really happens down the line.

So yeah, this was kinda a crazy, whacked-out issue, but I liked it!
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I picked up the second issue of the Supernatural comic, Beginning's End, yesterday and was pretty disappointed. I was hoping the second issue would've been better than the first, but instead I was bored by it.

It's pretty much a stand-alone Sam issue, his adventures in the sewers of New York. It picks up right where the first issue ended, and at least Dean was concerned about Sam running off, but John seemed like he could care less.

Reading this comic I'm again reminded why I don't care for 90% of the SPN episodes that Dabb and Loflin have written.
agt_spooky: (SN-Dean (profile))
Morning everyone!

Here's some information about the next few issues of Supernatural: Beginning's End from Wildstorm Comics, plus a five page preview of issue number two, behind the cut:

Beginning's End #2



Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin; Art by Diego Olmos; Photo cover

John Winchester's obsession with the demon that took his wife destroyed his life; now, it's destroying his family. His son Sam has walked away from everything – John, Dean, his own life as a soldier... Faced with the kind of trouble that always seems to find his family, can Sam handle a solo hunt?

Wildstorm 32pg. Color $2.99 US
On Sale February 17, 2010

Five page preview under here )


Beginning's End #3



Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin; Art by Diego Olmos and Matthew Dow Smith; Photo cover

Perpetually caught between Sam and John's arguments, Dean hits a boiling point and drags his brother out for some good ol' monster hunting – at the Museum of Natural History! Time for a little bonding over blood! But the boys' first "hunt" together goes tragically wrong...and has disastrous consequences for Sam.

Wildstorm 32pg. Color $2.99 US
On Sale March 17, 2010


Beginning's End #4



Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin; Art by Diego Olmos; Photo cover

The Winchester's continued stay in the Big Apple and their search for the mysterious John Dee has begun to wear on the rural family. Collectively, they decide to take a day off. But each is followed by a mysterious stranger bearing a unique "offer." Could there be a divine purpose behind it?

Wildstorm 32pg. Color $2.99 US
On Sale April 21, 2010
agt_spooky: (SN-Sam (close-up))
I picked up the new Supernatural comic yesterday and discovered that there are two covers. The one on the left is the photo variant cover and the one on the right is the normal cover. I know that at least the first three issues will be like this, with two covers.

As for the story - so far it's nothing groundbreaking. We all know that Sam hated the hunting life and resented John for pulling he and Dean into it. And that's pretty much what the first issue is. There was only one thing that I found interesting - whether or not Dean knew about Sam's acceptance into Stanford. I know that the comics aren't true canon, but I often wondered if Sam confided in Dean or if he sprung it on he and John at the same time. This issue gives us an answer.

        

ETA: Spoilers in the comments!
agt_spooky: (SN-Sam and Dean (chibi brothers))
Hey all you comic book geeks! (like myself *g*)

Don't forget that the new Supernatural comic book series, Beginning's End, starts next week, January 20th!




Supernatural Beginnings End #1 (of 6) (Wildstorm)

On the Stands January 20th

Can’t get enough of the supernatural hunting exploits of Sam and Dean Winchester? Well Season 5 resumes new episodes on January 21st and just one day before that the new six issue mini-series Supernatural Beginnings End hits the comic stands. This one follows a younger Sam and Dean as they hunt for monsters in New York City (let’s clarify that they are hunting supernatural monsters, not the usual kind you find in the Big Apple). This book, written by the television series scribes Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, provides the precursor to the events leading up to Sam’s decision to leave the family business behind and head to Stanford. So as the TV series continues on its path to the Apocalypse, go back to the beginning and find out a little bit more about what makes the two brothers tick!
agt_spooky: (SN-Sam and Dean (Hunters/Brothers))
Well, cool, WildStorm is going to continue on with another set of six Supernatural comics! While I didn't care for Origins at all, I did enjoy Rising Son. I wonder how Beginning's End will be. I'm kind of concerned, because of the four SPN episodes that Andrew and Daniel have written (Yellow Fever, After School Special, Jump the Shark and I Believe the Children Are Our Future), I've really disliked all of them except Children.

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING'S END #1 (OF 6)


Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin; Art and Cover by Diego Olmos; Photo Variant Cover

Picking up several years after the hit RISING SON miniseries, the Winchester clan find themselves in the strangest situation imaginable – monster hunting in the Big Apple! The definitive events that led to Sam leaving his family to attend Stanford, this gripping and horrifying story, courtesy of television series writers Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, will explore the raw nerves of what makes the Winchesters unique and volatile.

Fans of the cult hit TV series won't want to miss this pivotal 6-issue tale!
  • Wildstorm
  • 32pg.
  • Color
  • $2.99 US

On Sale January 20, 2010



agt_spooky: (SN-Dean (young hunter))
Last night I finally had a chance to sit down and read Supernatural: Rising Son #3 and thought I'd share my thoughts with you guys.



Which are behind the cut in case someone hasn't read it yet... )
agt_spooky: (SN-Dean (young hunter))
Hey all, here's the cover to Rising Son #6 and the description:

Sam Winchester has been kidnapped, and his father will stop at nothing to find him! But the clues are few, and even if John does find the culprit, will Dean back him up in the fight? The shattering conclusion to Rising Son is here!




Man, I really love Dustin Nguyen's art!
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Supernatural: Rising Son #2



I went to my comic book store on Saturday and picked up issue #2 of Rising Son, and wow, I'm really surprising myself by liking this series! Especially after the dismal failure that Origins was.

My thoughts behind here in case folks haven't read it yet... )
agt_spooky: (SN-Dean (young hunter))
In case any of you are reading the Rising Son comics, here's some info on the covers and descriptions for the next few:

Rising Son 3



The sacrifices John Winchester has made for the "greater good" of hunting are tremendous, but he finally takes the biggest step of all: arranging a first "hunt" for his older son Dean. Is the young man ready for the horrors his father has hunted for years? Will he finally "connect" with an emotionally distant father in the only way possible?

Rising Son 4



John's decision to start his son Dean down the road to the dark world of Hunting has left him unsure about what to do with his younger son, Sam. There's something special about Sam — but is that quality to be nurtured or feared? Could a mysterious woman trailing the trio hold the answer?


Rising Son 5



After John's shattering realization last issue, he must come to terms about the possibility of who or what Sam is – and what to do about him. But will his decision be made for him when Sam disappears from their motel room? Could the mysterious black car that's been following them hold the answer?
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Today is going to be a GOOD day. Look, even Jensen and Jared are smiling!



And why is it going to be a good day? Well first, Supernatural is on tonight! Woot! And from the sound of the description, it promises to be a great one. :-)

Not only is SPN on tonight, but I'm having a viewing party at my house. Yay! I'm having [livejournal.com profile] asyouleft, [livejournal.com profile] adelheide, [livejournal.com profile] researchgrrl and [livejournal.com profile] samazon13 over for pizza and the Winchester boys. :-) I was bummed because the other half of my brain, [livejournal.com profile] charityflint, wasn't going to be able to make it, due to work committments. We haven't seen each other in weeks and I was really looking forward to her coming over. But then I got a phone call this morning from her - the meeting got canceled! She's coming over! Squee!

So yeah, it's a good day and I'm determined not to let anything at work today ruin it. Nope, not gonna. :-)

Still speaking of Supernatural, I finally had a chance to read the first issue of the new comic, Rising Son, the other day. I was surprised, when I went to my comic book store, to see that the artwork that was posted everywhere...




...Wasn't actually the true cover of the comic, but the variant cover instead. I got lucky and my shop had one variant left, so I picked it up, as I didn't care for the artwork at all on the real cover.

Just in case folks haven't read it yet, my thoughts on it behind the cut... )
agt_spooky: (SN-Dean (young hunter))
TV Guide's website has an article up about the next six-issue Supernatural comic, coming this spring, called Rising Son.

http://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-rising-son/080116-05

Here's just a little blurb:

Set a few years after Origins, the story picks up with an 11-year-old Dean and a seven-year-old Sam traveling with their father John. "Whereas the first series was more about John and his becoming a hunter, this one's much more of a dysfunctional family story," explains writer Peter Johnson, who's also a co-executive producer on the TV show. "We're really going to explore the differences between Sam and Dean in this one. Dean is becoming aware of what his dad's up to and we'll see him training and hunting a little bit, while John will start to key in on something different about Sam."

Also, thank you GOD there's gonna be a different artist this time around. I only hope the stories are much better, because frankly, Origins sucked. But with Sam and Dean being older, I'm hoping that means they'll be more involved in this series of comics.

Full text behind the cut )

Here's the first cover:

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HAPPY SUPERNATURAL THURSDAY, EVERYONE!

Now who can tell me they're NOT totally and completely psyched for tonight's episode?? Man, I can't believe there are only three episodes left this season!


So, who else ran out to their comic book store yesterday as soon as they got off of work to grab issue # 1? :-)

In case anyone hasn't read it yet... )
agt_spooky: (SN-Dean (young hunter))
Hey guys, for anyone interested, at CW's website there are 5 pages of the upcoming SPN comic book plus concept art here: http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/supernatural-origins

The pages are awesome, simply for the dialogue between little Sam and young Dean (I don't care for the artwork at all, unfortunately) and I cannot WAIT for May 2nd (which happens to be Sammy's birthday) to get issue #1.

I guess some might consider this a spoiler... )

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