Comic Reviews: We Stand On Guard and Green Arrow!

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635651766250761093-wsog-01-coverWe Stand On Guard #1 (Image Comics)

Brian K Vaughn is a creator who demands attention whenever he releases a new series, and with We Stand On Guard, he’s created something truly special. With artist Steve Skroce in tow, Vaughn creates a new series that feels as lived in as the worlds of Saga, Y: The Last Man, and Ex Machina, and has a great premise that stands alongside those stories. Read the rest of this entry

The Spectacular Tom Holland!

holland-spidermanAfter months of speculation, we finally have our actor for the new Sony/Marvel Studios Spider-Man films: Tom Holland. Of the finalists, I think he was easily the best one. No offense to Asa Butterfield (the rumored frontrunner), but I didn’t think he could pull off what it takes to be Spidey. Now, we all know that this movie will feature Peter Parker as a high schooler, which yes, the other Spider-Man films touched on, but the difference here will be that he’ll actually get to interact with the characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, something that is, quite honestly, still blowing my mind. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: X-Men ’92 and Superman!

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downloadX-Men ’92 #1

The 90’s X-Men cartoon served as an entry point for numerous comic fans. It had a team ripped straight from the comics, current storylines adapted for TV, and of course, hundreds and hundreds of characters that became toys. It seems strange that Marvel hasn’t done a series set in the world of the cartoon until now, with this version of the team as part of the larger Battleworld of Secret Wars. Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers and featuring art by Scott Koblish, X-Men ’92 nails the characters and tone of the original cartoon, but it’s a little too bogged down in exposition in parts. Read the rest of this entry

Craw County Comes To TV!

1389855519000-SB-01-COVER-COLOR-PREVIEWS-It’s always exciting when something you’ve been saying SHOULD happen finally does. Case in point: late Thursday night it was announced that Southern Bastards, a title that I’ve longed thought could be an excellent TV show, was being prepped to air on the FX Network. FX has made a name for themselves with gritty and dark shows like The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, and Rescue Me, and in all honesty it’s an ideal fit for the world that Jason Aaron and Jason Latour have created for their Image Comics title. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Southern Bastards and JLA: Justice League of America!

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STK674550Southern Bastards #9 (Image Comics)

Jasons Aaron and Latour bring their dark Southern epic back to the comic shops this week with Southern Bastards #9. The start of a new story arc, the latest trip to Craw County introduces us to Sheriff Hardy, who’s investigating the death of Coach Big from last issue. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Jurassic World!

downloadJurassic World (2015)

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas-Howard, Jake Johnson, Vincent D’Onofrio

Directed by: Colin Treverrow

Like many people my age, Jurassic Park stands as one of the greatest movies of all time. Hell, I even love the sequel, The Lost World, and can’t understand why people don’t like it (I get the dismissive remarks for Jurassic Park 3 though). Watching Raptors stalk their victims or hearing the T. Rex roar never gets old for me, so naturally I was pretty excited when the long delayed fourth film in the franchise, Jurassic World, was announced. And when Hollywood’s most recent awesome leading man Chris Pratt was cast, I was ecstatic. So, yeah, there’s a fair amount of hype in my brain for Jurassic World, and now it’s time to see how the finished product stacks up. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Chrononauts and Constantine: The Hellblazer!

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STK674262Chrononauts #4 (of 4) (Image Comics)

Mark Millar and Sean Murphy’s time-travelling tale reaches its climax this week, and it’s a doozy. If you’ve been following the adventures of Danny and Corbin then you already know about all of the insane time stream hijinks they’ve been pulling, and just how bad off they are right now. At the start of this issue, I was worried that Millar and Murphy wouldn’t be able to pull off a satisfying confusing. Amazingly though, the two pull off a thrilling and heartfelt conclusion that surprises you at every turn. Read the rest of this entry

All-New, All-Different!

allnewalldifferentmarvel-138578-ede6fAs expected, Marvel has started to reveal what their universe will look like after Secret Wars wraps, and while it would be nice to finally get through an event without having what’s coming next spoiled, that’s clearly not the name of the game for the House of Ideas. However, the two images Marvel has released for their “All-New, All-Different Marvel” not-a-reboot do bring up a lot of questions, and actually lives up the title of “All-Different”. Read the rest of this entry

Tasking The Master

Taskmaster_Vol_2_1_TextlessNick Spencer’s Ant-Man series has become a new favorite of mine, and a few months ago I read my new favorite issue of the year (so far): Ant-Man #3, which features Scott Lang’s “nemesis”, Taskmaster. Now, as some of you may or may not know, Taskmaster is one of my favorite Marvel characters, and while he’s had some excellent appearances in the past few years (notably his awesome miniseries by Fred Van Lente), he’s still pretty underrated in my book. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man: Renew You Vows and Batman Beyond!

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 amazing-spider-man-renew-your-vows-1Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 (of 4) (Marvel Comics)

Remember how I said last week that Old Man Logan was my “most anticipated Secret Wars tie-in”? I lied.

Like many children of the 90’s, I have a soft spot for the Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson marriage. For most of my comic book reading life, Spider-Man was a married man. While the events of One More Day lead to resurgence in the stories that Marvel was able to tell with the webslinger, I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a part of me that longs for the return of the status quo that I grew up with. Thankfully, Secret Wars has me in mind, and this week sees the return of the Spider-Man marriage with Dan Slott and Adam Kubert’s Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1. Read the rest of this entry

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