Monthly Archives: July 2014
Well, well, well, look who finally showed up. Yes, the habitually tardy Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye. I’ll be honest; I don’t even remember when the last issue of this series came out. Blame it on me not paying attention or reading too many comics, but I honestly don’t remember the last issue or what happened in it (was it the Christmas one that came out in February)?
Anyways, this latest issue of Hawkeye focuses on Clint Barton, who’s dealing with a case of deafness after the failed assassination attempt on his life 2 (?) issues ago. The way Clint’s condition is presented in this issue is really interesting and neat…if this book was coming out on time. Read the rest of this entry
So Marvel has announced that they will be replacing Steve Rodgers as Captain America….again. Yes, not even five years after Bucky Barnes was flinging’ the shield as the new Sentinel of Liberty it’s been announced that we’ll get yet another person in Cap’s suit, and that person is Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon.
This is pretty dumb. I won’t lie. Is Marvel that bankrupt on ideas for Cap that they’re going back to this well again? Did someone forget to tell writer Rick Remender that this has already been done before? I just don’t get the reasoning behind this upcoming storyline (other than the fact that everyone loved Falcon in The Winter Soldier, and Marvel doesn’t think he can carry his own series). Read the rest of this entry
This is it! The finale to “Zero Year”, the year long reimagining of the Dark Knight’s origin story from Batman writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo! After months and months of build up, we finally have the showdown between Batman and the Riddler, with the fate of Gotham City at stake. Obviously there’s a lot of hype around this final installment (so much so that I broke my “no more Batman reviews” rule). Hell, it’s even being released on the 75th anniversary of the Batman! So, does it live up to the hype? Read the rest of this entry
Well, that’s not entirely true. Actually, it’s not true at all. Thor Odinson will still be a part of the Marvel Universe. However, he won’t be in possession of Mjolnir, the mystical artifact that gives its holder “the powers of Thor”. According to Thor: God of Thunder writer Jason Aaron, something will happen that will cause Thor to be deemed “unworthy” of wielding Mjolnir, and that honor will be bestowed upon a brand new female character that Marvel fans have never met before. Read the rest of this entry
I’ll admit it; I dropped Harley Quinn a few months ago. As much as I loved the character, I wasn’t a fan on this new “Deadpool” spin that writers Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti were giving her. After two really good opening issues, the book quickly devolved into an unfunny, incoherent mess. But for some reason I was compelled to pick up Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International San Diego. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because the premise, which has Harley trying to pitch her own comic book, seemed similar to the zero issue that I loved. Maybe I felt I was being too hard on Harley’s main series and wanted to give her another shot. Or maybe I just simply like Harley Quinn and wanted to see her at San Diego Comic Con, the nerd Mecca that I’ll probably never go to in my lifetime. Whatever the reasoning, I picked up this one shot issue and actually found that I enjoyed it quite a bit. It still has a lot of the same things that irk me about the regular series, but I found myself being able to look past that and really enjoy the main story. Read the rest of this entry
Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell
Directed By: Matt Reeves
There are few sequels that stand as better entries than the movies that came prior to them. Empire Strikes Back is one of them. So is Spider-Man 2. The Dark Knight is another. Well, we can now add Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to that list. Yes, the sequel to 2011’s way better than it had any right to be Rise of the Planet of the Apes is that good. It builds upon what was set up in Rise, but also stands on its own as a stellar film as well. Read the rest of this entry
Spidey 2099 swings into his own comic series thanks to Peter David and artist Will Sliney in Spider-Man 2099 #1! Still stuck in our time period after his appearance in Superior Spider-Man, Miguel O’Hara has to navigate our world and find a way back to his time period without disrupting the natural flow of events.
This opening issue finds Miguel (under the guise of Mike O’Mara) continuing to acclimate himself to our modern world, which in this issue involves getting an apartment. Watching Miguel try and keep the fact that he’s from the future was pretty fun in this scene, but I have no recollection of Tempest the cleaning woman ever appearing in any of the past Spidey 2099 scenes that were in Superior Spider-Man. She probably did show up, but I don’t remember it all (honestly I wouldn’t even be bringing it up if Miguel didn’t mention meeting her throughout the comic). Read the rest of this entry
Last week, Entertainment Weekly of all places announced two new titles that will be appearing on DC’s publishing slate in October: Arkham Manor and Gotham Academy. As a surprise to pretty much no one, both of these titles are, you guessed it, Batman related. Naturally the internet got into a tizzy about there being even more Batman books being released on the nerd buying public, but is it really that big of a deal? Read the rest of this entry
Rocket Raccoon blasts off into his own solo series, and thanks to writer and artist Skottie Young, it’s pretty spectacular. While it’s obvious that Marvel has put this book out to cash in on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the decision to have Young write and draw the series makes this an absolute blast to read, and makes the wait between issues of Guardians of the Galaxy that much easier. Read the rest of this entry
How about that Arkham Knight game play video shown at E3? Pretty sweet, right? Rocksteady’s new game looks like it’ll truly be the “ultimate Batman experience” that it’s being hyped as. However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish that we had more comic book based games being thrown at us. Yes, there are quite a few that come out in a calendar year, but they’re not all great. For every Arkham game there’s four X-Men: Destiny being shoved at us. There’s a lot of awesome material in comics that video games haven’t touched yet, so let’s take a look at some that I think would be awesome to see on a PC or console. Read the rest of this entry