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Review of Beatz 3: The Rhythm Hits a Crescendo! by Patrick Agusi

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Comics Meltdown Review of Beatz #3

Published by Comic Republic

Created by Jide Martin

Written by Akintoba Kalejaye

Line Art by Yusuf Adeleye

Colours by Franklin Ikechukwu

I have always maintained that Beatz is one of the best titles currently being published by Comic Republic, and this chapter does everything to reinforce that belief.

While it is always fun to see new heroes with unique power-sets, it is equally just as boring to read about powers-sets rather than people. Many upcoming comic titles try to lure you in with “what the hero can do”, rather than tell a story of “who the hero is”. Beatz does not fall into this trap, and the comic so far, has been about the enigma “Dj Sose” and the things that drive him, as much as it is about his incredible abilities and the manner in which he uses them. Kudos to the writer for that.

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So what are the things that Beatz #3 does right?

First off, kudos to Adeleye for the lines. There is something gritty and “naijalistic” about the art in Beatz that I do not see in many comics from the region. Facial expressions are tough, lines are sharp and suitably defined. The anatomy of Jade Waziri is… ahem. The colors are incredible. Dialogue is short and precise, and actions always speak louder than words in this title.

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The plot seems to be opening up to something much bigger, and it seems our villain from the last issue is actually a bigger force than most readers would realize.

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The events in this issue were rather character-driven, and I honestly love where things are going with Sose’s characterization.016

The bad?

Lagos seems to have a bit too many thugs who seem fond of mugging/beating people up in alleys in broad-daylight. You would wonder where they keep getting their confidence from. Especially with all the superheroes running around. The narration in this issue was also a little too self-indulgent at times. Some parts would have done with more clarity. .

Beatz #3 is a solid instalment in an already solid series and the next issue promises to be more electrifying than anything we have seen so far.

4/5 stars. And no. I am not padding.

Please read Beats #3 here:

http://www.thecomicrepublic.com/web/viewer.html?file=Beatz_3_2018_web.pdf

Download CBR of Beatz #3 here:

http://www.thecomicrepublic.com/BEATZ/BEATZ_3_2018_september_COMIC_REPUBLIC.cbz

Make sure to let us know what you think!

Review Written by Patrick Agusi (Writer, Comic Fan)

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DC Comics Comics Releases for 12/09/18.

DC Comics Comics Releases for 12/09/18. Great Releases this week!!!. You do not want to miss one!! DC’s Art stays winning every day, all day!!

Catwoman #3
Batman Day Batman – White Knight Special #1
Batman – Li’L Gotham Batman Day 2018 Special Edition #1
Detective Comics #988
Flash #54 : Download | Read Online
Hawkman #4 : Download | Read Online
House Of Whispers #1 : Download | Read Online
Immortal Men #6 : Not available yet
Plastic Man #4 (Of 6) : Download | Read Online
Red Hood And The Outlaws #26 : Download | Read Online
Scooby Apocalypse #29
Sideways #8
Suicide Squad #46
Supergirl #22
Superman #3
The Death of Superman, Part 1 #7
Titans #25
Wildstorm Michael Cray #11
Wonder Woman #54

Marvel comics releases for 12/09/18

@Marvel comics releases for 12/09/18: Great week for Marvel!!!. Loads of Stand out titles! Weapon H stays slaying!!

• Amazing Spider-Man #5
• Champions #24
 Daredevil #608
• Domino #6
• Exiles #8
• Fantastic Four #2
• Iceman #1 (Of 5)
• Infinity Wars #3 (Of 6)
• Journey Into Mystery The Birth Of Krakoa #1
• Marvel Rising Omega #1
• Ms. Marvel #34
• Old Man Logan #47
• Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #309
• Runaways #13
• Star Wars Darth Vader #21
• Star Wars The Last Jedi Adaptation #6 (Of 6)
• Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #36
• Venom First Host #3 (Of 5)
• Weapon H #7
• X-23 #4
• X-Men Blue #35

Aje #3 is a Transcendental book of Art Marvel.

Comics Meltdown Review of AJE #3

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Published by Comic Republic

Written by Wale Awelenje.

Line Art by OZ (Ozo Ezeogu)

Colours by MADMAX (Tobe Ezeogu)


We love Comics. We worship great comics, and this is one.

Wale Awelenje is an Admin and a day one member of the comics meltdown group.

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So, we are not surprised with this monstrosity of a comic that came out of his mind. But, we get ahead of ourselves.

There was plenty of Hype surrounding this comic and we were not invested until we read it. Holy S#&*%!

This comic is beyond awesome and maybe created by the gods for the gods!

Lets start from the Line Art!, oh wow!. Oz had to have been on alien herbs to have drawn this!. The Line art was a wondrous experience and every dot, every line and hatch spoke of supreme purpose. The line art was inspired to say the least and honestly made the experience of reading the comic ethereal in form and nature. OZ should proud of himself for this game changing art at the very least. We are happy that this comic is an African one as it speaks to the potential hidden on the African Continent.

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The Colours were out of this planet!. MAX has shown the Madness he his well know for artistically. The colours boosted the art and made the pages a pure pleasure to look at. We were honestly worried once we saw the sheer amount of details on the lines but MAX buried our worries with his ethereal splash of colours around the comics. One of our reviewer keeps saying his eyes are still bleeding from the sheer awesomeness. This comic could not have been easy to colour yet, Max pulled it off!

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The script written by Clock Penalty(wale) obviously set a very high standard for the comic from the get go and we were happy to see the words match the script line for line. This comic was easy to read and it advances the story of AJE into an overdrive not seen in the last issues.

This comic was a great read!

This is a great Comic, and honestly, we don’t know if it gets better than this.

This is expression, this is Art.

Comic Republic has made pure magic with this book, we cannot wait for what they do next!

This is a great comic book. End.

Please read here http://www.thecomicrepublic.com/web/viewer.html?file=Aje_3_2018_web.pdf

and tell us what you think!!

4.7 out of 5 stars!

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African Comics Writers are here…Now.

In the African/Nigerian Comics/Graphics Novels clime, Writers – Comics Scripts Writers are/ have always been relegated to the background.

Artists are lauded solely – rightly. The importance of the Artist in the creative process of evincing the visuals of the Comic Book cannot be understated. This is a fact. But…

The Comic book writers is just as important.

In the process of making any comic, the sigil of any great comic’s narrative starts and ultimately stops with the writer. Notably, no one can do everything. In same manner, no Artist can truly make a great comic without a great writer.

Significantly, this then begs the query on why writers are ignored and relegated to the background in Nigerian… No, African Comics. It is truly mind boggling.

If truly this industry was a student of history, it would be realized that the various heads of various internationally successful Comics Companies are Writers and with good reason. This is another statement of fact…

Stan Lee, Micheal Bends, Hickman, Greg Rucka, Grant Morrison, Frank Miller, Scott Snyder and the almighty Robert Kirkman of Walking dead fame are a few of Comic Writers who have attained godhood and fame through the craft of comic script writing.

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Please, realize that this is not undermining of the ARTIST’s penultimate role in bringing the visuals to life but an exemplification the Writer’s role in this process.

It stands to reason therefore that, hopefully, that African Creatives will start employing and searching for talented writers in bringing great works of art to reality. Comics that will survive the test of time and trends.

If Writers are not given their due role in the industry, it is only trite that current wave of poorly written Comics will be sustained leading to the inevitable demise of the industry. This is a secret that the successful companies have grasped, maybe the grassroots need to accept this physical evidence as well.

This is the next level. The African Comic book scene is no longer in its infancy. Its well on it way to a well deserved adolescence at which stage, the excuse of ignorance will no longer water but be treated as a pariah as well.

There are several great writers in the industry and earlier last month, the group; The Comics Writer’s Meltdown Group held a competition in which it called for scripts. The quality of the scripts were not only mind boggling but eye opening as well.

https://comicsmeltdown.com/2018/07/17/the-winner-of-the-1st-comics-writers-meltdown-writing-competition-is/

It is our hope that this call to action will be taken seriously. Comic Makers please step up your game. Comics Writers need to come out of hiding. It should not take a great writer like Roye Okupe setting up his own company to get the industry to take writers seriously. Writers like Wale Awelenje, Sewedo Nupowaku, Mamode Ogbewele, Xavier Ighorodje, Seun Odukoya, Emmanuel Ezeabiama, Akintoba Kalejaye, Kelly Kalu etc exist relatively under the radar in the industry. This is inexcusable…

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By the Reporter who strikes.

 

 

The Winner of the 1st Comics Writer’s Meltdown Writing Competition is…!

The Comics Meltdown Writer’s Group:

https://web.facebook.com/groups/comicswritermeltdown/

The Writer’s Group Commenced a Comic Script Writing Competition on the 29th of July, 2018.

https://comicsmeltdown.com/2018/06/30/1st-cwm-comic-script-writing-competition/

In this competition, participants were expected to write a comic script spelt out below:

  • A 12 Page Comic Script With ALL the following elements:
  • Superpowers
  • Gods
  • Corruption (Subjective interpretation)
  • West Africa
  • Inter-dimensional Travel.
  • New Characters for the purpose of the Competition (The Script cannot be based on existing Characters in any continuity)

Five Comic Writers/Creators participated in the competition and delivered astounding works of Fiction that were both masterfully written and composed.

The Participants and their scripts were:

1. Babatunde Ajibulu CWM Challenge Babatunde Ajibulu

2. Patrick Aguisi CWM CSWC – Patrick Agusi

3. Olatunde Olufowobi CWM Competition- Olatunde Olufowowbi

4. Abu Bello CMW Contest Abu Bello

5. Thorpey Samuel CWM Contest – Thorpey Samuel

They all delivered their scripts before or on the 8th of July of July, 2018. The Admin of the Comics Writer’s Meltdown then swept into action gathering a well known team of Judges that were both Talented and had the stripes to show for their wealth of Experience in the Comics Industry both within and abroad. The Judges were:

– Mr. Sewedo Nupowaku

– Mr Jide Martin

– Mr Dapo Olasiyan

– Mr Kingsley Okoh

– And the Admin of the group; Akintoba Kalejaye & Wale Awelenje.

The Judges poured over the scripts and finally came up with a decision. But first, it is important to state that all participant did extremely well. Below is an exemplification of the effort of each and every participant.

  1. – Babatunde Ajibulu’s script was very strong script, even though it was not strictly ordered, the story was pleasant to read and he followed the order of the themes of the competition. His script was Climatic!, and in the best way!.
  2. – Patrick Aguisi’s script was masterfully ordered, following the theme of the competition to a letter, His story was refreshing even if not thematically morbid as some other scripts, it was a delight to read!.
  3. – Olatunde Olufowobi ‘s script was well written, the story was a bit groggy but it did not deter from the intention of the writer. The thematic changes were well intention-ed and well received!.
  4. – Abu Bello’s script was a joy to read. It was so well written that some of the Judges commented on his masterful use of English and attention to Grammar. The script ignored a tiny bit thematic rules of the competition but, this did not in any way remove from its excellent nature!.
  5. – Thorpey Samuel’s script was very imaginative and straight to the point. Even though its ordering and grammar were suspect, it still did its job in conveying a powerful story to the judges!.

But… Ultimately there can be 1 winner.

The Judges collectively chose: Mr. Patrick Aguisi!

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Patrick Aguisi is the winner of the 1st Comic’s writer Meltdown Script Writing Competition. His script was the definition of a comic script and it read like a text book for comic script writing!, Wale Awelenje, one of the Admin of the group said this:

“Aguisi’s script features unique characters within a myriad of culturally significant situations and environments. You had statues of the gods, and an unusual set of characters and creatures taking part in a sequence of events that was not run of the mill.There was a well written dialogue that felt as if it was well thought through, and not simply characters espousing what the writer had in his head”

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Congratulations Patrick Aguisi!

Please read the scripts above and tell us what you think!

More on this to come later…

Nathan Fillion Made an Uncharted Fan Movie, and it is Awesome!

The official Uncharted movie may be stuck in development hell forever, but actor Nathan Fillion and his crew have made their own 15-minute cinematic tribute to the iconic action-adventure franchise. It is wonderful.

This short fan-film—which I sure hope Sony doesn’t try to take down—is just about everything you’d want from an Uncharted movie: witty quips, fun twists, esoteric history references, and even a pivot to Video Game Mode for a gun fight.

You can check it out here:

 

Source: https://kotaku.com/

 

Ms Marvel 2016 Issue 31 by Caleb AE

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Nico Leon, Elmo Bondoc, Gustavo Duarte
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 27, 2018

The overall art of this book is mediocre. We start with the  initial art of this book which is slightly above average,the dark shading and lack of bright colours didn’t bring out the slice of life feeling it was going for. If that was the only issue with the art it would be a blessing but a change in artist mid story did not help. The art then transcended into an out of proportion wonky image which was in direct contrast to the art it began with. Then the book,mid story reverses back to the initial art type as if it just wasn’t sure of which to use. To make matters worse the book then transforms into a third art type which in reality was an average art style which was similar to the first  but at this point it was too little too late. In conclusion to the constant change in form, it then returned back to the initial style of art at the end of the book.

All that being said about the art,the dialogue held up quite well and one could easily forget that the book was centered around a teenage slumber party.
The jokes are actually funny and its easy to understand the characters feelings through the words. The dialogue at some point did get a liite tiring but then again,it was a slumber party at that.

As the art transitioned from zero to hundred at a moments notice, sadly so did the style of panelling, the initial art style was used mainly for the slumber party segments so it wasn’t really put to the test until towards the ending when it was,and barely passes the test as It has to be re-read to truly  understand how a character got from point “A” to point “B”.The second form of art had a better form of panelling with its mistakes during the action but the overall was likable. As for the third form of art,the panelling was splendid and fluid,needles to say it was the best form of panelling in the book.

One thing that remained constant through the ever changing properties of the book was the story. like i said earlier, it was centered around a teenagers slumber party but it was a fun read with the jokes and action to compliment it. The ending is something a reader who hasn’t been following the ms marvel  run probably would not have seen coming but even at that it was funny.

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This is a book that would have been amazing it they really just stuck with one artist in the end
the 6/10

Batman #50 Review: Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle ties the knot. Or not! by Alaba Onajin

Batman issue 50: The wedding was released yesterday and it has caused a lot of debate among fans.
The issue started off with the usual business of planning, to getting ready and organizing what was supposed to be a secret wedding with a couple of witnesses. Vows were exchanged on multiple one shot pages of the two lovers from over the years by various artists and everything went well until it was off, and wrapped up by the huge reveal that Bane was behind it all, in an elaborate plot to “break the Bat” (again) which I thought was ingenious. You can’t expect any less from the intelligent criminal mastermind.
All these also raises a lot of questions: who and who is in on it? Is Selina a part of this plot? Whats Bane’s endgame?
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Anyway let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section. Did this issue pay off? Was it a letdown?
Batman #50 by Tom King is out now!