The second Batman title for October has been released, and while it’s more Bat-Centric than Gotham Academy, it’s probably going to have its work cut out for it to stand out from the pack. Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal’s Arkham Manor has a pretty intriguing plot, but this first issue doesn’t do much with it. In fact, its opening page tells you to read Batman Eternal #30 before reading Manor, which is interesting because Eternal #30 isn’t coming out until next week. Read the rest of this entry
New York Comic Con has wrapped, and when compared to this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we‘ve got quite a lot of news to ponder, freak out about, and stress out over for the next few months. Thankfully, a lot of this news is extremely positive, and makes me pretty excited for what’s in store for us in the coming year in the world of comics and geekdom. So, let’s take a look at some of the big news to hit from the con! Read the rest of this entry
After some delays, it’s now time to put the man known as Logan to rest. Charles Soule and Steve McNiven’s Death of Wolverine comes to a close this week, and while I’ll try to keep this review spoiler free, that’ll be easier said than done.
Much of this issue focuses on Wolverine’s final battle with the man who created him, Cornelius. Yes, the crazy professor from Weapon X is back, and given a name. Apparently he wants to try and perfect the experiment that gave Wolverine his adamantium skeleton, albeit with more stable test subjects (ones that aren’t “animals”). It’s during his attempt to defeat Cornelius that brings about Wolverine’s demise, and… Read the rest of this entry
If Variety is to be believed, Robert Downey Jr. is close to signing on to reprise his role of Tony Stark. No, it’s not for Iron Man 4. No, it’s not for Avengers 3 either. It’s for Captain America 3. Which will allegedly have the subtitle of Civil War. Read the rest of this entry
Marvel Studios has been having “talks” with Sony about using Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to IGN, these talks are in very early negotiations, and while it’s entirely possible that this could all fall apart, it doesn’t make me any less excited. After the heartbreak that was Amazing Spider-Man 2, really the only thing that could get me excited about another Sony Spidey movie would be if he was allowed to work with the MCU, and it seems like it’s something that Sony is open to. Read the rest of this entry
The latest Marvel event is here, and it’s off to a pretty rocky start.
Wait, I should be clearer. Avengers & X-Men: AXIS is a good start to an event comic. It builds on writer Rick Remender’s stories from not only Uncanny Avengers, but Uncanny X-Force as well. However, the place this book really falters in is in the art, which was not what I was expecting from someone as well known in the industry as Adam Kubert. Read the rest of this entry
Recently my Facebook feed has been exploding with people listing ten books that have affected them in some way throughout their lives. I was recently tagged in a friend’s post, and while my response includes a healthy smattering of paneled pages within it, I’ve decided to try and start up my own spin on this social media movement, except this time focusing exclusively on comic books. IF there’s ever been a time to argue for the legitimacy of comics medium as a source of literature, it’s now. We’re currently in the middle of a comics renaissance, with books that have the potential to stand alongside classics like Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s early Spider-Man work. IF you follow my on Facebook you’ve already seen my list, but if you don’t, here’s an expanded list of the ten comics that affected me, shocked me, and shaped me into the person I am today (oh, and give me an add on Facebook too if you feel so obliged). NOTE: Wondering why there’s now Walking Dead or Snyder/Capullo Batman? Those runs aren’t done yet. Read the rest of this entry
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon
Directed By: David Fincher
David Fincher has done it again. The director of Se7en, The Social Network, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has turned in another amazing movie that, when it’s all said and done, will definitely be put on numerous “Best of the Year” lists come year’s end. Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s novel (from her own screenplay no less) Gone Girl is a searing look into marriage, the lies men and women tell one another, and the media. It’s tense, shocking, and surprisingly funny as well. Read the rest of this entry
Excited for the new female Thor? Well, I’ll tell you right now: she’s only in two pages of Thor #1, the new jumping on point by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman. This fact makes it a little tough to believe that this change is going to last, as does the fact that this brand new #1 reads more like Thor: God of Thunder #26. The focus is entirely on the former Thor (who we’re now told to call “Odinson”), which will most likely lead to a lot of angry customers. Read the rest of this entry
Jonathan Hickman’s other Avengers title kicks into high gear with New Avengers #24, which is also under the “TIME RUNS OUT” banner. However, unlike the Avengers issue, NA doesn’t waste anytime giving you what you really want: Namor and the Cabal absolutely wrecking stuff up.
Actually, this issue gives us even more than we bargained for, as it also features a pretty healthy helping of Dr. Victor Von Doom as well. The issue opens with Namor meeting with Doom and asking for his help with stopping the incursions that have been threatening Earth since the beginning of New Avengers. In the eight-month gap between this issue and the last one, Namor is finding that his Cabal, which includes members like Thanos, Terrax, and Maximus, is becoming too hard to control, and they’re sensing that Namor doesn’t relish destroying worlds like they do. Of course, Doom turns Namor down in one of the best scenes of the issue. Hickman’s dialogue for this scene is so good that it makes me want him to write a Doctor Doom ongoing right this second. Read the rest of this entry