Monthly Archives: March 2014

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 4.2

TWD-S4B-Key-Art-796The Walking Dead is a conundrum. For the past two seasons, the big, world changing event (and major character death) has occurred primarily in the midseason finale, with the season finale being a mellower, kind of “meh” affair. Last season we got Rick and his team infiltrating Woodbury and Michonne’s battle with the Governor, followed by arguably the series’ low point, the Governor’s retaliation against the survivors at the prison. This season we got the confrontation we should’ve gotten between The Governor and Rick in December, and last night’s season finale, while not entirely giving us many answers with the “Terminus” plot line, has set up some interesting developments for next season, and has finally put Rick back into “bad ass mode”.   Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: All-New Ghost Rider and The Silver Surfer!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

 Ghost RiderAll- New Ghost Rider #1

To me, a Ghost Rider book needs to fill certain requirements: He needs to be on a badass bike, not be written like a redneck, and most importantly, be Johnny Blaze. For a book that doesn’t feature any of this, All-New Ghost Rider had to do a lot for me to pick up the second issue.  So imagine my surprise when I opened the pages of writer Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore’s Marvel Comics debut and ended up really enjoying it. It’s not a perfect debut issue of a series, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun, with a very engaging main character.

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We Live In An “Avengers” World

the-avengers-marvel-movie-image-412-11The other night I watched ABC’s Marvel: Assembling A Universe special, and was taken aback at how far we’ve come since that fateful day on May 2nd, 2008 when Iron Man first hit theaters. Back then, The Avengers was nothing more than a rumor, a pipe dream that we comic book nerds wished would happen, but tempered our expectations because it would probably never happen, and most undoubtedly suck.

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Comic Reviews: Iron Man and Animal Man!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Iron-Man-23-now Iron Man #23.NOW (Marvel Comics)

 The rings of the Mandarin are searching for new hosts, and it’s causing Tony Stark a whole lot of problems in Iron Man #23.NOW, the new jumping on point for Marvel’s Iron Avenger. Written by Kieron Gillen and featuring art by Luke Ross, this issue serves as a pretty good launching point for new readers, even if it does stumble a few times. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Veronica Mars

veronica-mars-poster-636-longVeronica Mars (2014)

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Krysten Ritter, Chris Lowell

Directed By: Rob Thomas

Veronica Mars is back! Seven years after the canceled too soon series left the airwaves, Neptune High’s teen detective returns, with a little help from a website called Kickstarter and the cold hard cash of her fans. Veronica Mars is a blast for fans of the series, and it’s a real thrill to see Veronica, her father Keith, and bad boy Logan come to life again. However, those checking out the film with no prior knowledge of the series may be wondering what the fuss is all about. Read the rest of this entry

Box Office Throw Down

captain-america-3-vs-man-of-steel-2_hqdefaultWe’ve all grown up with the same argument: Marvel or DC? Comic book fans have their own lengthy reasons for choosing one superhero universe over the other, but in 2016, the “normies” are going to get involved too. Well, at least those who go to the movies. Why should they care?

Because on May 6th, 2016, Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel  2/whateverit’sgoingtobecalled will be going up against Captain America 3. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Superman/Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

 Superman_Wonder_Woman_Vol_1_6_TextlessSuperman/Wonder Woman #6

 General Zod’s plans come to fruition in the latest issue of Superman/Wonder Woman, a comic book that’s way better than it should be. Written by Charles Soule and drawn by Tony S. Daniel, Superman/Wonder Woman continues the ongoing story that introduces Zod and Faora into the New 52, and while it’s not entirely the best introduction to the series, it’s still a hell of a lot of fun.

Picking up from last issue’s knock down drag out fight, Wonder Woman and Superman travel to MT. Olympus in hopes of getting some new firepower from Hephaestus, Wonder Woman’s brother. (SPOILER: Wonder Woman is Zeus’ daughter now).  After receiving some pretty bitchin’ power armor, the two track down Zod and Faora, hoping to stop them from creating a portal into the Phantom Zone, which would release the monstrous Doomsday. Read the rest of this entry

Arkham Knight

4PcfO1ZRocksteady’s next chapter in their Arkham saga is on the way…and it’s arriving THIS YEAR.

Yes, Batman: Arkham Knight is hitting stores October 14, 2014. Yes, you read that right, 2014. Which means that in under a year we’ll be getting another awesome Batman game from Rocksteady. Read the rest of this entry

Spider-Man’s Cinematic Web

the_amazing_spider_man_2-wideI love Spider-Man. You all know that (and if you didn’t by now, clearly you haven’t been paying attention).  So with Sony’s new announcement of Marc Webb returning to direct Amazing Spider-Man 3, and their plans to release a “Spider-Man film every year” you’d think I’d be ecstatic.  Well, here’s where I drop a big ol’ bomb.

I’m not. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Moon Knight and Starlight!

Comic Reviews!!!

Moon-Knight-1-cover Moon Knight #1 (Marvel Comics)

 Moon Knight is back, and writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shavey sure bring the crazy for this opening issue. After taking a break after Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s run, Marc Spector has returned to New York City with a new costume, a new ride, and a whole new set of problems in that big old brain of his. Read the rest of this entry