Monthly Archives: September 2015

Superhero TV Preview

cw-dc-superhero-crossoverWith Fall in full swing, it’s time for the start of the new seasons of TV. And now more than ever, comics’ TV takeover has swept through the network landscape like never before. With so many comic book TV shows coming our way, what seasons and debuts should you be on the lookout for? Well fret not, loyal readers; I’ve got the rundown for you. Read the rest of this entry

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Summer Movie Show Down!

17416884-mmmainIt’s official: Fall is here. And with the turning of the leaves comes the end of the Summer, and more importantly, the end of the summer movie season. This year saw 3 big comic book movies. One was surprisingly a lot of fun, one wasn’t as good as it’s predecessor but was as still a good time, and the other was so bad that it’s not even worth bringing up. With the onslaught of Comic Book films coming our way in 2016, it’s kind of surprising to see the small showing that superheroes had in 2015. Perhaps the big studios were giving us a breather before Batman V Superman, Civil War, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Suicide Squad hit us next year? That may be, but this isn’t a time a to look ahead, it’s a time to look back. So, let’s take a look at the big movies of the summer, and crown our winner!

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Comic Reviews: 1872 and Deathstroke!

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portrait_incredible 1872 #3 (Marvel Comics)

 1872 has been one of the stranger Secret Wars tie-ins, but it’s also one of the ones with the most charm too. Seeing Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and other Marvel mainstays through the prism of the old West has been really interesting, and Gerry Duggan’s script has had a lot of fun playing in this world. While 1872 has seemed like it’s been on the outskirts of Marvel’s massive event, with this issue it’s starting to show that it may have a larger role in the future of the Marvel universe than we originally thought. Read the rest of this entry

Tony Hits The Jackpot?

55f2ee5f5fb32-151034Marvel has been saying since the announcement of the “All-New, All-Different” relaunch that things were going to be a little different. And after Friday’s announcement that Mary Jane Watson is joining the cast of Brian Michael Bendis’ Invincible Iron Man, Marvel’s definitely living up to the “Different” aspect of the name. Of course, being the huge Spider-Man fan that I am, I have a few opinions on this news. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Captain America: White and Tokyo Ghost!

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Captain-America-White-1-Cover-1-5066fCaptain America: White #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

Aside from All-Star Batman & Robin, there’s arguably been no longer delayed comic than Captain America: White. The latest installment in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s award winning “color” line of miniseries following famous Marvel characters, White had a special “zero issue” released in 2008, and then….nothing. Putting the focus on the Sentinel of Liberty right after he’s woken up in modern times, this first issue is an extremely poignant and great look into the mind of Steve Rogers, and more importantly, it reminds you that yes, Jeph Loeb CAN still write good comics. Read the rest of this entry

(The Real) Marvel Civil War!

downloadThe past two weeks have been pretty wild for Marvel Studios. Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, no longer has to answer to Ike Perlmutter, the head of Marvel Comics. Instead, Feige will now answer directly to the head of Disney Studios, Alan Horn. With Kevin Feige no longer having to answer to the CEO of Marvel, and the disbanding of the “Marvel Creative Committee”, one wouldn’t be wrong in assuming that this is the beginning of the end for the mighty Marvel Studios. But is this really the case? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Star Wars: Shattered Empire and Head Lopper!

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Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens-Shattered-Empire-1-1-600x911Star Wars: Journey To The Force Awakens-Shattered Empire #1 (of 4) (Marvel)

The toy collectors had Force Friday last week, and now Star Wars comic fans can start the anticipation machine with Marvel’s new miniseries Journey to the Force Awakens-Shattered Empire. Picking up immediately after the battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, the Greg Rucka and Marco Checcheto miniseries has a lot of hype to live up to, and while it’s setting the stage for some cool things, it’s still a set up issue in every sense of the word. Read the rest of this entry

Superman: Fury Road?

george-miller-superman-sequelRemember how we all assumed that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was the sequel to Man of Steel? Apparently we’ve been wrong. Granted, there were rumors of another solo Superman film to be in the works at WB, but that wasn’t going to be until 2018, well after the Man of Steel squared off with Batman (and then presumably teamed up with him for Justice League). But if new rumors are to believed, WB is prepping a proper sequel to MoS, and they’ve signed on Mad Max mastermind George Miller to bring Superman back to the silver screen. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Daredevil and Midnighter!

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portrait_incredibleDaredevil #18 (Marvel Comics)

 I’ll be completely honest: I haven’t been the biggest fan of recent issues of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Daredevil. For some reason, ever since the character moved back to San Francisco the whole series has felt “off” to me. Despite this, I stayed on the book to see it to this point, the final issue of Waid and Samnee’s tenure on the Man Without Fear. And I’m glad I did, because it ends up being one of the best issues of their entire run. Read the rest of this entry