Comic Reviews: Tales of The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night and Far Sector!

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STL137312Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1 (DC Comics)

It’s time to jump into the Dark Multiverse of DC once more, and this time we’re focusing on an event that’s a little more recent than the others: Blackest Night. Tim Seely and Kyle Hotz’ take on the Green Lantern event is just as dark as the previous specials, but it’s lacking a certain sense of plot and pacing that the others had. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: The Mandalorian!

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Requiem For An Octopus

Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_3_10_TextlessYears ago, Dan Slott attempted to do the impossible: make a lasting change to Spider-Man by having his body taken over by the mind of Doctor Octopus. It shouldn’t have worked. It couldn’t have worked. But it did. The Superior Spider-Man made a huge impact in the world of Spider-Man, and those results are still felt today in the world of the wall-crawler. Sure, Peter’s been running around back in his body for a few years now, but Doctor Octopus has also been active as the Superior Spider-Man, inhabiting one of the few Peter Parker clone bodies that The Jackal left intact after the events of “Dead No More” (I’d do a full recap, but no one wants to read that). Otto’s been so busy, in fact, that he had his very own ongoing series following his exploits for the past year. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Doctor Doom and Magnificent Ms. Marvel

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STL136295Doctor Doom #2 (Marvel Comics)

Last month we checked in with Victor Von Doom’s first issue, and while it had potential, I was fairly let down in the characterization of ol’ Vic. However, I’m happy to say that issue two, still from writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Salvador Larrocca, is very much a step in the right direction for the character, and the main plot of the series is now in full force. Read the rest of this entry

A New Dawn for X

Screen_Shot_2019_08_01_at_8.43.52_PM.0I have a confession to make: I wasn’t looking forward to Jonathan Hickman on the X-Men.

Sure, the hype was there, but as someone who really enjoyed Matthew Rosenberg’s run on Uncanny X-Men, and who varies from “he’s great” to “he’s incomprehensible” when it comes to Hickman’s work, let’s just say I wasn’t too thrilled to see him attempt to bring Marvel’s mutants back to their former glory. Marvel’s pitch work, hyping up Hickman’s Powers of X and House of X as the “single most defining moment in X-Men history” struck me as way too overboard, and when I saw the sheer amount of charts in House of X‘s first issue, I rolled my eyes so hard that I thought they would fall out of my head. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Joker: Killer Smile and The Last God!

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STL134174.jpgJoker: Killer Smile #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s Black Label continues to churn out new titles, and this week we get not one, but TWO new titles. One I’ll be covering below, but right now we’re gonna focus on another title starring the Clown Prince of Crime (at this point they could just have him star in his own Black Label line), and the creative team is one that wouldn’t be the first team to put on a book starring the Joker: Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. That’s right, the creative team behind Green Arrow, Gideon Falls, and Old Man Logan are now turning their sights on the Joker, and the man who wants to try and cure him. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Man Full Circle and Future Fight: Luna Snow!

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STL133383The Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1 (Marvel Comics)

Tired of Spider-Man comics? Well, Marvel doesn’t care, cause they’re bringing you another Spidey special with Full Circle. But unlike the other Spidey specials that have been released, this one features a veritable who’s who of creators, from Jonathan Hickman, Jason Aaron, Chip Zdarsky, Nick Spencer, Chris Bachalo, Mike Allred, and more crafting this special one shot. As neat as it is though, it doesn’t mean that Full Circle is all that essential. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Watchmen!

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Movie Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

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Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch

Directed By: Ruben Fleischer

Sequels are hard. Comedy sequels are harder. But Horror Comedy sequels? They’re virtually non-existent, and ones that come ten years after the original are almost always doomed for failure. Which makes Zombieland: Double Tap one of the bigger surprises of the year for me. From assembling the original cast and crew to not falling into the trap of rehashing the jokes from the original, there’s plenty to find enjoyable in the return trip to Zombieland, even if the end result isn’t as fresh as the original. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Tales of The Dark Multiverse and Savage Sword of Conan!

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STL134156Tales of The Dark Multiverse: Knightfall #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s no stranger to alternate reality stories, but their latest series of “What If” tales doesn’t wear their “Elseworlds” moniker. Instead, they’re continuing to lean into the “Dark Multiverse” set up by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Metal with Tales of The Dark Multiverse, a new series of one shot stories highlighting different takes on famous DC stories. Right out of the gate, the series is focusing on one of the biggest DC tales at all: Knighfall, with Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins, and artist Javi Fernandez weaving this new spin on the tale. Read the rest of this entry