Comic Reviews: Wonder Woman and Murder Falcon!

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WW_58_300-001_HD_5bd764da99d3a0.30436253Wonder Woman #58 (DC Comics)

Despite having a film that was a massive success critically and financially, Wonder Woman’s adventures on the comic page have taken a bit of a hit lately. After a great relaunch from Greg Rucka and artists Nicola Scott and Liam Sharpe, Wonder Woman took a bit of a nosedive when other creative teams took over. Luckily for us though, Ms Marvel writer G Willow Wilson has arrived with artist Cary Nord to take the Amazonian Wonder into a new adventure, and so far Wonder Woman #58 looks to be just the thing Wonder Woman needed. Read the rest of this entry

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Stan

Stan!Stan Lee is gone.

Even typing those words feels surreal. For many, myself included, it seemed like Stan Lee would be around forever, making Marvel Studios cameos and appearing at cons with a joyful, boundless energy that seemed too much for his age. This was a man who, in his 90’s, was still making multiple appearances a year at many different venues. He’s been a part of my life since I was first aware of comic books, introducing my Pizza Hut X-Men tapes with a joyful exuberance that made him feel like a grandparent from the other side of the glass. He’s had an insurmountable, almost impossible to describe impact on my life, and I’m glad I got the chance to at least tell him so, in my own weird, awkward way. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Marvel Knights and The Green Lantern!

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Twenty years ago, Marvel launched the Marvel Knights imprint, and changed the publisher forever. Naturally with a big anniversary coming up, Marvel wants to capitalize on that nostalgia, and hiring Donny Cates and Travel Foreman to create the new Marvel Knights #1 is certainly a good way to celebrate. Focusing on an intriguing mystery that revolves around our favorite street-level heroes forgetting their true selves, this opening issue is really interesting, even if it doesn’t quite match up with what is happening in the other characters’ solo books. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Starring: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen

Directed By: Bryan Singer/Dexter Fletcher

Freddie Mercury is a legend, but getting his story told in the movies has taken decades, with numerous starts and stops throughout the years. But now he’s getting the biopic treatment, with Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek taking up the half-mike stand and mustache, and Dexter Fletcher (who stepped in to direct after Bryan Singer was fired during filming) behind the camera to showcase the life of the greatest frontman in music history. Since Queen is my all-time favorite band, I was very hesitant to see how this film would handle Freddie Mercury, regardless of all of the behind the scenes drama. But thankfully Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t the disaster I was expecting, even though it is a little rough around the edges. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Hex Wives and Avengers Halloween Special!

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HEXW_01-(Cover)_5bc51c7b2637c8.48679262Hex Wives #1 (Vertigo Comics)

Vertigo’s new series Hex Wives couldn’t have been released on a better day. The Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo series, an interesting mix of witchcraft and The Stepford Wives, is a pretty fun and slightly spooky book. Unfortunately though, it’s more interesting when it’s focused on the history of the two leads than the actual plot. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!

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People who follow my column know that I’m a big fan of Sabrina The Teenage Witch and her comic The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. So naturally, I was very much looking forward to Netflix’s series based on the Archie Horror series. My expectations were high, possibly even TOO high, but after devouring the series over the past three days, I’m happy to say that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is not only one of the best debuts of the year, but also something that worked well to revitalize the franchise for a new generation. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Daredevil Season Three!

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I’ll be honest, the last few seasons of the various Marvel Netflix shows have been a bit of a slog. Ever since Defenders, it seemed like all of the various shows, from Luke Cage to Iron Fist to even Jessica Jones started spinning their wheels, and eventually they became to feel like a real slog to get through. Thankfully though, Daredevil‘s third season has come along and not only rejuvenated that show after an uneven second season, it’s also reignited my interest in the other Marvel Netflix shows (well, the remaining ones, that is). Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Books of Magic and Old Lady Harley!

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Books of Magic #1 (Vertigo)

Vertigo’s relaunch continues on with Books of Magic. The continuation of Neil Gaiman’s “Harry Potter before there was Harry Potter” story, the new Books of Magic finds Timothy Hunter still trying to figure out the magical abilities he’s destined to have, and also deal with the death of his mother. It’s an intriguing start to be sure, but Kat Howard and Tom Fowler’s opening issue relies on a lot of background knowledge about the original Books of Magic to make it really enjoyable for new readers. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Halloween (2018)

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Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak

Directed By: David Gordon Green

MINOR SPOILERS

The original Halloween is a stone cold classic, and it’s not just one of my favorite horror movies, it’s one of my favorite movies period. John Carpenter built an amazingly eerie film, and all others that came after it, including the many sequels, fail to live up to it. So the news that David Gordon Green of all people would be helming a new sequel/reboot, with Danny McBride cowriting it with him, gave me some cause for concern. The guy behind Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals was going to helm a Halloween movie?

Well, I should’ve trusted this Green guy, cause Halloween (2018) (for the purposes of this review I’m calling it H18 from now on) is pretty damn fantastic. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Lucifer and Marvel Zombie!

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LUCI_01_300-001_HD_5bb3b345a4b2c2.64568755Lucifer #1 (Vertigo)

No Vertigo relaunch is complete without a new Lucifer series. The Sandman spin-off returns, with a new #1, a new creative team in the form of Dan Watters and Sebastian and Max Fiumara, and the Lord of Hell depowered and trapped in a world he doesn’t understand. Read the rest of this entry