The New 24!

dc-new-hed2-630x419DC’s New 52 is no more!

Well, not really. Instead, we’re going to get what comic publishers do best: a whole bunch of brand new #1 issues.

That’s right, after their big Convergence event, DC will release 24 brand new series that will reflect the “new DC universe” following the big event. Now some of these series are simply continuations of ones that came before, like Red Hood & Arsenal, while some are completely new series, like Black Canary. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Gwen and Criminal!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Spider-Gwen-1-Cover-Robbi-Rodriguez-720x1112Spider-Gwen #1 (Marvel Comics)

Second only to Star Wars, Spider-Gwen’s solo series is probably the most-hyped #1 to hit the stands this year. The first appearance of the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 has gone though multiple printings, and the character has already become a favorite of the Internet. With this much hype, there’s no way the book could live up to the lofty expectations people have for it, right? Read the rest of this entry

Let’s Ride Some Sharks, My Sun and Stars

10292538_10101487226014051_416943994327306903_nLate last night, Zack Snyder tweeted out the first image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

And he looks incredibly badass.

Now he’s not exactly like the Aquaman we all know and love from the comics. Yeah, he’s got some blonde streaks in his hair, but the Arthur Curry we know doesn’t have hair quite that long (well, at least not since the 90’s). In fact, this Curry has more in common with Momoa’s take on Conan The Barbarian and his more famous role as Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones than the Aquaman that appeared on Superfriends, and that’s a-okay in my book. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Magneto and Justice League!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

 STK662498Magneto #15 (Marvel Comics)

 From the first issue, Magneto has been one of my favorite Marvel books. An awesome look into the mind of Eric Lensherr, the Cullen Bunn and Gabriel Hernandez Walta solo title has made Magneto into a protector of Mutantkind once more, and this issue brings Magneto’s slow-burning conflict with SHIELD to a head. Read the rest of this entry

The Prodigal Spider-Man Returns

marvel-rumours-avengers-3Guys. GUYS.

Spider-Man is coming back to Marvel Studios.

Okay, so it’s not a direct ownership, But Marvel and Sony have cut a deal to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a move that proves that dreams do come true.

Now, Sony still technically controls all aspects of the Spider-Man movies (which unfortunately includes creative control), but this new deal is a joint one with Marvel Studios. That means that Spider-Man will appear in Marvel Studios films, alongside Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, and the rest of the Avengers. It also means that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures will be co-producing a new Spider-Man story that will hit theaters in Summer 2017. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Darth Vader and Amazing Spider-Man!

COMIC REVIEWS!

 VaderDarth Vader #1 (Marvel Comics)

 From the moment it was announced, I was very interested in Marvel’s Darth Vader series. Thankfully the Keiron Gillen and Salvador Larocca series not only met my expectations, it exceeded them. Darth Vader is one badass comic, and filled with some pretty memorable moments. Read the rest of this entry

The Trailer Without Fear!

11958148The trailer we’ve been eagerly awaiting is finally here!

No, not Batman V Superman! I’m talking about the trailer for the upcoming Netflix Daredevil series from Marvel Studios! So far there’s not a lot to go by in regards to the plot, but we’ve got a great sense of tone for the upcoming series. For a while there, there was some confusion regarding what version of ol’ Hornheard we’d be seeing in live action on our screens in a few months: could it be in line with the Frank Miller version of the character? Or the Bendis/Brubaker run? Or would it be light and borderline goofy like Mark Waid’s run? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men Black Vortex and Superman!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

 guardians-of-the-galaxy-x-men-the-black-vortex-alpha-111576Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men Black Vortex Alpha #1 (Marvel Comics)

 The X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up again for Black Vortex. Seeing as how their last team up (for the “Trial of Jean Grey”) was a pretty big hit for Marvel, it makes sense that the House of Ideas would want to pair these two teams up again. However, this first chapter by Legendary Star-Lord writer Sam Humphries and drawn by Ed McGuinness leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, it reads less like a sequel to the previous crossover and more like another issue of Peter Quill’s solo book. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman and Uncanny Avengers!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

BM_Cv38_543dae911fec60.22914504Batman #38 (DC Comics)

 At this point it’s moot to point out how stellar Batman is. You know it. I know it. But the latest issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Endgame” certainly pulls out all of the stops, and leaves you breathless. It also changes the status quo of the Joker/Batman relationship in a huge way (that I won’t spoil here).

This issue deals with the fallout of Joker’s “jokerization” of the citizens of Gotham City, which gives this book a very creepy “last man on Earth” feel. As he desperately tries to find a way to save the city, Batman is lead to the laboratory of Paul Dekker, whom longtime Bat-fans may recognize is the alter ego of Crazy Quilt. While in Dekker’s lab, Batman learns some shocking information about the Clown Prince of Crime that rocks him to his very core, and possibly show that the man that Batman thought he knew is something else entirely. And in order to stop him, Batman will have to seek assistance from the most unlikely of places…. Read the rest of this entry

Time For The Fantastic

fantastic-four-poster-reboot-artThe moment we’ve been waiting for (or dreading) has arrived: the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot has hit the internet. While it looks a lot better than I was expecting, it still hasn’t done much to move this up my “must see list” for the summer of 2015. Maybe I’ve let the bad buzz around the film get to my head, or maybe I’m just not that interested in another Fox Fantastic Four film, but something is just…well, “off” whenever I watch it. Read the rest of this entry

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