Monthly Archives: December 2015

Comic Reviews: Carnage and Rumble!

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5626a008cfce7 Carnage #3 (Marvel Comics)

Cletus Kasady’s ongoing series from Gerry Conway and Mike Perkins continues with Carnage #3, which finds the psycho symbiote still being hunted by federal agents in an underground mine, except the twist is that one of them is Col. John Jameson, who’s recently turned into his lupine alter ego, the Man-Wolf! Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Rocketeer At War and Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!

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RocketeerWar01_cvrRocketeer At War #1 (of 4) (IDW)

I’m a massive fan of The Rocketeer, so when IDW had announced a few years ago that they had the license for the character and were bringing new stories to comic shops I was very excited. But a lot of the new stories left me cold, and after his crossover with The Spirit ended, I figured I’d seen the last of new adventures with Cliff Secord. Thankfully that’s not the case, as Marc Guggenheim and Dave Bullock’s Rocketeer At War hits this week, and finally reveals the untold story of how the Rocketeer entered World War 2. Read the rest of this entry

The Worst of 2015!

Fantastic-Four-Miles-Teller-Kate-Mara-Jamie-BellIt’s that time of year again folks, the annual rundown of the best and worst of 2015. We’ve seen a lot of really cool things this year, but at the same time, we’ve also had a LOT of crap. And speaking of that crap, we’ve gotta get through the bad before we get to the good stuff, so without further ado, here’s my list on the worst stuff of 2015! Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Star Wars: Episode 7: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)

star-wars-force-awakens-official-posterStar Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

Starring: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher

Directed By: JJ Abrams

SPOILER FREE

This is a tough review to write. Not just because I’m not going to spoil anything plot wise about The Force Awakens, the movie that is arguably the most hyped up film of the past ten years, but also because of just how much love I have for Star Wars. So, if you’re skeptical at all about JJ Abrams’ revival of the beloved franchise, take the fact that I’ve worn a different Star Wars shirt each day of this week while I waited for today as your “grain of salt”. But I honestly feel that even if I didn’t already have a deep seeded passion for the Galaxy Far, Far, Away that I’d be confident in saying this: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a fantastic return to form for the series, and one of the best times I’ve had in the theater in a long time. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Justice League and Invincible!

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Justice LeagueJustice League #46

The grand superhero epic is alive and well in Johns’ Justice League #46, and the wait for this issue was certainly worth it. Accompanied by artist Francis Manapul, the latest chapter of “The Darkseid War” continues to entertain, and amazingly Johns keeps the story moving while introducing new characters along the way. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Amazing Spider-Man!

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BatmanTMNT03 Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (of 6) (DC Comics/IDW)

IDW and DC continue their crossover series with two characters that I never expected to ever cross paths: Batman and The Ninja Turtles. While both are ninjas and primarily stick to the shadows, there’s not as much in common as say, Star Trek and Green Lantern. However, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ first issue is a blast to read, and James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II have a ton of fun bringing these two franchises together. Read the rest of this entry

Batman V Superman: Civil War

ImageWell, it’s certainly been a pretty busy two weeks, hasn’t it? With the Captain America: Civil War trailer and the latest Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, we’ve had plenty of nerdy cinematic goodness to feast on. Naturally though, we nerds have to decide which trailer was better. Hitting just a week apart (and both premiering on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel), and featuring two major superheroes battling, it’s almost impossible not to compare Civil War and Batman V Superman’s latest sneak peaks. Right now, it seems like Civil War has the upper hand, but why is that, exactly? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Daredevil and Harley’s Little Black Book!

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Daredevil-1-Cover-1e977Daredevil #1 (Marvel Comics)

The Man Without Fear is back in a monthly book, and it’s definitely got more in common with his recent Netflix series than Mark Waid’s run. Charles Soule and Ron Garney’s Daredevil is darker in both tone and style, and it’s one of the more impressive debuts in the All New All Different Marvel line up. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Jessica Jones

downloadThe second series to come from Marvel Studios and Netflix, Jessica Jones doesn’t have as much hype surrounding it like Daredevil did. Jessica Jones is a relatively new character when it comes to the Marvel line, and unlike the Man Without Fear, she didn’t have a movie in the early 2000’s to boost her profile with “normies”. Despite this, Jessica Jones not only stands toe to toe with Matt Murdock’s series from earlier in the year, it completely stands on it’s on. Read the rest of this entry