Superman: Fury Road?

george-miller-superman-sequelRemember how we all assumed that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was the sequel to Man of Steel? Apparently we’ve been wrong. Granted, there were rumors of another solo Superman film to be in the works at WB, but that wasn’t going to be until 2018, well after the Man of Steel squared off with Batman (and then presumably teamed up with him for Justice League). But if new rumors are to believed, WB is prepping a proper sequel to MoS, and they’ve signed on Mad Max mastermind George Miller to bring Superman back to the silver screen. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Daredevil and Midnighter!

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portrait_incredibleDaredevil #18 (Marvel Comics)

 I’ll be completely honest: I haven’t been the biggest fan of recent issues of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Daredevil. For some reason, ever since the character moved back to San Francisco the whole series has felt “off” to me. Despite this, I stayed on the book to see it to this point, the final issue of Waid and Samnee’s tenure on the Man Without Fear. And I’m glad I did, because it ends up being one of the best issues of their entire run. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Arkham Knight Genesis and Ant-Man!

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Batman-Arkham-Knight-Genesis-720x1106Arkham Knight Genesis #1 (of 6) (DC Comics)

First things first, if you haven’t beaten the story mode in Arkham Knight, you should not read this comic (that should be apparent from a comic with the title Arkham Knight Genesis). I’ll do my best to not reveal the identity of the Arkham Knight in this review, but know that you WILL find out who Arkham Knight is within the first few pages if this issue, so if you haven’t played the game yet, you’ve been warned. If you have played the game, you won’t get too much new information about the Arkham Knight that you didn’t already know before, but writer Peter J Thomasi and artist Alison Borges do present an interesting spin on the character’s origin that’s really entertaining. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?

nNt2LWZThe Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015)

Directed by: Jon Schnepp

Superman Lives is a comic book film that lives in infamy. There’s been numerous stories about the aborted Tim Burton Superman film, from the fact that it ballooned over-budget, to producer Jon Peters clashing with the developers, to Warner Bros worrying about Nicolas Cage being the right actor for the part of Superman. It’s a movie that sits on top of my “What If” movie list, and I’ve wasted countless hours on the Internet reading up everything I could find on this weird movie. Luckily, Metalocalypse creator Jon Schnepp is just as interested by this move that never was as I am, and he decided to devote years of his life to creating this kick-started documentary. Schnepp interviews everyone involved with the film (except for Nicolas Cage), from producer Jon Peters, first drafter Kevin Smith, the leagues of concept artists, and even Tim Burton himself, and at the end of his journey he’s found an incredible story about just how difficult it is to create a giant blockbuster film. Read the rest of this entry

Disney Awakens the Force

star_wars_poster_full.0.0Man, what a week to be a Marvel and Star Wars fan. First, Entertainment Weekly had a massive reveal for Force Awakens, and then Disney’s big D23 Expo was this past weekend, where they certainly brought their A game. From the first concept art of Doctor Strange to the reveal that Jurassic World’s Colin Treverrow will be helming Star Wars Episode IX, there’s no doubt that the House of Mouse will be dominating the pop culture landscape for years to come. Between their Marvel and Star Wars presentation, one has to wonder: how can anyone hope to match up against Disney? They have two of the hottest properties in the world right now in Marvel and Star Wars, and the latter hasn’t even had its new film released!

Disney sure knows how to get the nerd blood flowing though. Concept art for Doctor Strange has been shown, as well as a fun video greeting from Stephen Strange himself (aka Benedict Cumberbatch). Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige then brought out the Sentinel of Liberty himself, Chris Evans (and Anthony Mackie) to introduce the first footage of Captain America: Civil War, which from what I’ve heard is friggin’ awesome (for real Disney, it would only help you if you borrowed a page from Lucasfilm and WB’s Comic Con footage and released the damn thing). Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Archie and Inferno!

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Archie_2StaplesRegCvrArchie #2 (Archie Comics)

Two issues in and it’s safe to say, the reboot of Archie works. After a great reintroduction to Archie and the citizens of Riverdale, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ second issue puts most of the focus on Betty Cooper, who’s taking her break up with Archie just as well as he is. Read the rest of this entry

Fantastic Four: WHAT HAPPENED?

fan4-2With the bomb now dropped and the damage done, you can’t throw a rock at the Internet without hitting an article explaining “why Fantastic Four bombed”. Some sites blame Josh Trank. Others blame Fox. A majority are now saying that it was the two of them together. But no matter what, Marvel’s first family is in worse shape than they were in 2007 after Rise of the Silver Surfer came out (a movie that did BETTER than this movie did critically and commercially). I’ll be straight up with you all: I didn’t go see it. I was on the fence when I first heard about this “realistic” approach to the characters, but once I started reading the reviews I DEFINITELY wasn’t paying money for it. It’s clearly not the response that the director, cast, or studio hoped for, but what happened, really? How is it that Fox can’t get the Fantastic Four right? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos and Red Hood & Arsenal!

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Mrs._Deadpool_and_the_Howling_Commandos_Vol_1_3_TextlessMrs. Deadpool & The Howling Commandos #3

As a fan of Marvel’s monsters, I was one of the few people looking forward to Mrs. Deadpool & The Howling Commandos. It’s definitely one of the weirder Secret Wars tie-ins, and isn’t at all essential to the main Marvel event. Gerry Duggan and Salvador Espin’s spin-off stars Shiklah, the vampire bride of Deadpool leading a motley crew of Marvel Monsters in a quest to kill Dracula before Shiklah is married off to him (oh yeah, Deadpool’s dead, for now). It’s nothing hugely groundbreaking, but that’s also where some of the charm in this series lies. Read the rest of this entry

Graphic Novel Review: The Raven’s Child

512uYgByGXL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_What do you get when you take Katniss Everdeen, Batman, and a splash of Tim Burton and HP Lovecraft? You get The Raven’s Child, a new graphic novel from writer Thomas Sniegoski and artist Tom Brown. Full of awesomely dark imagery and creepy monsters, Raven’s Child is a great graphic novel for everyone, with a kick-ass heroine and tons of gripping emotion at play.

Years ago, a monstrous race called The Throng arrived from another dimension and took over the Earth. Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and the Throng’s leader, the High Lord, has plans for conquering another dimension. But there’s one person who can stand up to them: The Raven’s Child. A myth carried down from the Throng Race, the Raven’s Child is the only thing that can instill fear in these monsters, and Carissa Devin has taken up the mantle of The Raven’s Child to fight back against the creatures that took her family, her friends, and her home. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians Team-Up and This Damned Band!

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Guardians_Team-Up_Vol_1_9_TextlessGuardians Team-Up #9 (Marvel Comics)

The latest issue of Guardians Team-Up finds the Marvel Universe’s two Peters (Quill and Parker) meeting up and solving a crime. Naturally, the fact that this issue contains two of my favorite Marvel characters definitely caught my eye, but the Javier Pulido written and drawn issue doesn’t really live up to the potential of having Spider-Man and Star-Lord team up. Read the rest of this entry

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