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Looking for a new action adventure comic? Want one that involves Superheroes, has time travel, a large robot, and zombies? Well then ladies and gentlemen, I suggest you check out Monkey Squad One by Doug Michel.
Monkey Squad One is a team of boys, Logan age 9, Connor age 11, and Brendan age 12, who work for the organization U.N.C.L.E. (Ultimate National Covert Logistics Experts). Their job, to protect the fine city of St. Louis from dangerous villains, giant monsters, and on occasion flesh eating zombies.
When they're not protecting St. Louis they're off traveling through time and/or different dimensions; where they acquire awesome futuristic weapons, or spend time in realities where Earth is solely populated by women, zombies, Nazis, or fish people.
What I love about this comic is that it has that Codename Kids Next Door feel, just on a higher maturity level and better art style.
Monkey Squad One is also an easy and quick read; though keep in mind due to a little language this one isn't recommended for the kids.
So if you're looking for a comic that is fun and easy to lose yourself in, I highly recommend you check out Monkey Squad One today!
First we must start off by saying that we never thought Disney would go out and buy Lucasfilm, nor did we expect them to do it for only $4 billion either. And with any major company buying another there are always pros and cons (or in this case more like concerns).
The biggest concern for many was that Disney, a company that mainly focuses on producing content for children, now owns Lucasfilm, the company that brought us Star Wars. For many of us, after a very long deep breath, we came to realize that every things going to be okay and that this isn't the first time Disney has bought a company that made people cringe. Remember back in 2009 when Disney bought Marvel (also dropping $4 billion then too)? There was panic then; but since then we've seen many great Marvel films, which included a fantastic Avengers movie, and the comics and toys have remained at the same standard that they were prior to Disney's purchase. So now relax Star Wars fans, remember these guys have produced many successful live-action films which not only include multiple Marvel films, but also several Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure films.
The other concern is that Disney immediately dropped the bombshell that there will be an Episode 7, 8, 9, and more to follow every 2-3 years. Of course you can't help but be a little excited by this news, but then that feeling of dread starts to sink in; where in the timeline do these films take place? Are the original characters going to return? Will 7 through 9 be based off of Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy or some other set of books from the Expanded Universe?!?!
Well here's what we know so far...
The only real major con with the entire Disney acquiring Lucasfilm and the Star Wars name, is what will these future films do to the currently established Expanded Universe? Seriously folks, the prequel films tampered with the Expanded Universe and The Clone Wars animated series almost completely destroyed all novelizations put into place between Episode II and Episode III; can you image what the destruction could end up looking like for the Expanded Universe? We shudder just thinking about it.
But alas there are some positives to the madness (other than of course the major fact that we get more Star Wars films).
Though we fear for the Expanded Universe, and probably always will, we are still very excited for what will come out of Disney and Lucasfilm in the future and look forward to trying to acquire the thousands of action figures that are sure to follow. People say change is good, well folks we have change, so let us prepare for the good.
Feel free of course to drop a comment below and tell us how you feel about this new endeavor of Disney's; what you look forward too, what you fear will take place, or anything else that comes to mind.