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Review: "The Flash: Rebirth" #1

In Comic Reviews on April 1, 2009 at 8:46 pm

The Flash: Rebirth #1The Flash: Rebirth #1 (Of 5)

Story:  “Lightning Strikes Twice”

Writer: Geoff Johns

Artist: Ethan Van Sciver

Colors: Alex Sinclair (Interior Art, Variant Cover), Moose Brumann (Cover)

When DC Comics did “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, there were deaths galore, but none more poignant than that of DC’s Scarlet Speedster, The Flash, who at that time was Central City police scientist Barry Allen.  Having been cleared of murder charges and retired to the 30th century with his wife Iris at the end of his own series, Barry bravely returned to fight in the Crisis, and gave his life to shut down the Anti-Monitor’s ultimate weapon, an Anti-Matter Ray.

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Musicians You Should Know:: Part 2

In Musicians You Should Know on April 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Continuing on with this ongoing series of articles, I am here yet again to bring you another artist that you might not know about….but you should.

While you may be unaware of this man’s music, you probably know his voice. If you’ve ever watched the Squidbillies on Adult Swim, you know that he is the voice of the main character on the show, Early Cuyler. Yes, my induction for today is the legend, the King of the Country/Western Troubadours, Unknown Hinson.

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Unknown Hinson may or may not be the alter ego of North Carolina native Stuart Daniel Baker. Initially upon looking at Unknown Hinson and reading his backstory, it’s really easy to just push him off as a novelty act. Don’t let yourself do that. While most of his songs are relatively humorous in nature, his guitar playing and singing is outstanding. I think it’s extremely awesome that someone who can play as well as this man does chooses to do the type of music he does. When I go on and on about his guitar playing, I’m not exaggerating. If hearing the playing on the album doesn’t do it for you, check out some videos of him playing live. You’ll quickly see just how good he really is.

Another thing about Unknown Hinson that I really enjoy is, like the previously mentioned Hank III, his music is very unique. A lot of his songs can range from a traditional country sound to rock.  I also love the fact that even though you know the songs are supposed to be funny, that doesn’t take away from just how much you enjoy them. It’s hard to give most of these songs multiple listens and not find yourself singing along eventually.

One disadvantage that I have encountered with Unknown Hinson is the lack of avaliability when it comes to his albums. Granted, I do live in a pretty backwoods portion of the country, but it still seems like they’re hard to come by. As usual, I will list his discography below. One of these (The Future is Unknown) you can find on http://www.amazon.com. If you want the rest, you’ll probably have to visit his website, http://www.unknownhinson.com.

Discography

21 Chart-Toppers – Released in 1999 by Uniphone
The Future is Unknown – Released in 2000 by Uniphone
Rock and Roll is Straight From Hell – Released in 2002 by Capitol
The Future is Unknown – Re-released in 2004 by Capitol
Target Practice – Released in 2006 by Coffin Case
Unknown Hinson: Live and Undead – Released in 2008 by Uniphone/SBDMusic

Derk's Pull List for the Weeks of April 1st, 2009

In The Pull List! on April 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Well here we are looking down the barrel of a very stacked week of comics. And no, I’ll go ahead and let you know up front you won’t find anything “April Fool-ish” in this article. I personally the whole April Fools’ thing is extremely corny, but hey, that’s just me. So let me end that rant before it even begins and let you know what comics I am picking up this week. The comics I recommend are in bold.

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The Pull List! Week of April 1st, 2009

In The Pull List! on April 1, 2009 at 6:00 am

All I can really say is oy.  Yeah, The Homeworld has been pretty dead this week, but we have an excuse.  Derk is busy with school, which pretty much eats up all his free time.  As for me, I’ve been pretty much dieing from allergies.  So, sorry there’s been no reviews of last week’s comics up.  Who knows, maybe I’ll get the chance to take care of them later on.  But here’s this week’s pull list (complete with cover art!), and look forward to some reviews.  Its a fairly big week all around, and I for one am absolutely thrilled about Flash: Rebirth.  But I’ll discuss that later on in the week, so on with the show…

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