Comic Reviews: Vampironica and Curse Words!


indexVampironica #1 (Archie Comics)

At long last, Veronica Lodge gets the chance to shine in an Archie Horror book. After being on the sidelines of Afterlife With Archie and Jughead The Hunger, the raven-haired heiress gets to take the stage in Vampironica, the latest in Archie’s line of horror-themed series. Written by Megan and Greg Smallwood and drawn by Greg Smallwood, Vampironica‘s opening issue is a lot bloodier and impressive than the goofy title would suggest, and hints at another breakout hit for the publisher. Read the rest of this entry


AKA Sophomore Slump

imageAs it stands right now, I’m nine episodes into the second season of Jessica Jones, and I gotta say, it’s not very compelling. While the first season was a surprisingly complex and invigorating narrative, so far the second season has devolved into subplots that are uninteresting, drawn out, and not even focused on the title character. Krysten Ritter is still fun to watch, but everything else just seems…off. Which leaves me to ask: what went wrong? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and Oblivion Song!


Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_797_TextlessAmazing Spider-Man #797 (Marvel Comics)

The time has come. Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing Spider-Man. After years of penning the wall-crawler’s adventures, the writer is prepping one last story, and it’s set to be one hell of a finale for Slott and artist Stuart Immonen. Not only has Norman Osborn returned as the Green Goblin, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve: none other than the Carnage symbiote. As the beginning of “Go Down Swinging”, Amazing Spider-Man #797 is not only a great kick off to what’s sure to be a bombastic event, it’s also a great example of how great Dan Slott is on the book when he’s on his game. Read the rest of this entry

The Amazing Ryan Ottley

asm0012018cov-lrv2-1087143Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing Spider-Man. It was bound to happen one day, but it’s still a shock to realize that a day is coming very soon where Slott’s name won’t be on the title anymore. After being on the book for a decade, the writer is leaving behind a massive legacy on the book that will be very hard for anyone following him to live up to. Luckily though, there’s one name that will be coming to the book that will definitely make an impact: Ryan Ottley. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Terrifics and Jessica Jones!


TTERR_Cv1_5a05ec2fa4e9a7.58719275The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics)

With the Fantastic Four still in hiding at Marvel, it’s only natural for DC to try and fill that void with The Terrifics. The latest in the line of the “New Age of Heroes” books, The Terrifics features a rag tag team of heroes ranging from Mr. Terrific to Metamorpho to Plastic Man. Everything about this book, from the team line up to the name, is pretty weird, but with creators like Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis on the book, it’s hard not to take notice and see the potential for a fun adventure comic. Read the rest of this entry

“A Bold New Direction”

Marvel2018-1Surprising….no one, really, Marvel has announced a brand new relaunch coming our way in May. Billed as a “fresh start” for the publisher, not much is known about this upcoming initiative, aside from the fact that Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness will helm a new Avengers series, and Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman will be on a new Venom series. And yes, both of them will start over at #1. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Brave and The Bold and Super Sons!


B&B_BM_WW_cvr1_5a061ed08ecb43.56199984Brave and The Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1 (of 6) (DC Comics)

The words “Brave” and “Bold” hold a pretty special place in DC Comics’ long publishing history, and bringing the title back for a special miniseries is no light affair. While typically used as a team-up series with a rotating cast of characters, the latest relaunch of the classic title pairs Wonder Woman and Batman together for a six issue miniseries. While that may not be enough to justify the return of this series, the fact that this series is written and drawn by Liam Sharp will probably be more than enough to get you try it out. Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars

0-2ys19EOaC2xqsD-HBack when Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the big worry from some subsets of fandom was that the house of Mouse would bleed the property dry. Thankfully, aside from releasing a Star Wars movie a year for the past three years, there hasn’t been too much fatigue for the galaxy far, far, away just yet. But now that Disney has announced an upcoming Rian Johnson trilogy, a second trilogy from Game of Thrones show runners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, and TWO shows to be unveiled on Disney’s planned streaming service, I think it’s safe to say that we may start to have that sinking feeling of Star Wars not becoming special anymore. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Black Panther!


Black_Panther_film_posterBlack Panther (2018)

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurire

Directed By: Ryan Coogler


Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has a lot to live up to. As not only the first Marvel Studios movie to feature an African-American lead, but also the director’s first major tent pole movie, there’s a lot to expect from the film. But amazingly, Black Panther lives up to the hype, presenting a movie that’s not only worthy of the character, but also one that could (and should) start a movement similar to the one Wonder Woman started last Summer. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Sideways and Invincible!


indexSideways #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s “Age of Heroes” has had a pretty rough start. After being delayed due to its ties to Metal, the first two titles in the line, Damage and The Silencer, weren’t exactly the best examples of creating new and exciting characters that the publisher was promising. Thankfully though, it looks like the third time is the charm for this new launch with Sideways, the new character (and ongoing series) from Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Didio, and Justin Jordan. With an intriguing set of powers and a somewhat similar back story to a certain wall-crawler from the competition, I’m hopeful that this is the book to really show off DC’s intentions for their Age of Heroes. Read the rest of this entry