Monthly Archives: February 2016

Comic Reviews: X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever and Deathstroke!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

XMenWorstXManEver (1)X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

I know, I know, another X-Men comic. But what sets X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever apart from the many other mutant-centric books that Marvel publishes is two things: it’s the first Marvel miniseries by Say Anything lead singer Max Bemis, and it’s a great look into how mutant teenagers of the Marvel Universe view the X-Men. These two things make Worst X-Man Ever’s debut issue truly stand out, and hint at some pretty promising things to come in this miniseries. Read the rest of this entry

The Rebirth Is Upon Us

rebirth1What we long expected has come true: DC Comics is relaunching in June. But, it’s not a reboot according to Co-Publishers Dan Didio and Jim Lee and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. In fact, early reports are making this seem like an “un-reboot”, with a creative direction that looks to honor the past of DC’s iconic titles and characters. While it’s hard to get excited about ANOTHER relaunch with new #1’s from one of the big two, I have to admit, I’m more optimistic about this than I was with Marvel’s recent “All-New All-Different” relaunch, and that stems from one thing: direction. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill and Power Man and Iron Fist!

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Avengers_Standoff_Welcome_to_Pleasant_Hill_1_Cover-600x902Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1 (Marvel Comics)

I’ll be honest. I was planning on skipping the upcoming “Avengers: Standoff” event. Call it being uninterested, not thinking that this was a “major event”, or plain old event fatigue, there just wasn’t anything that I thought was appealing about Nick Spencer’s upcoming crossover storyline.

But then I read this. Read the rest of this entry

Batman V….

imageThe Batman V Superman hype train is rearing up yet again, this time releasing a brand new (and MUCH better) trailer. With Deadpool out of the way and Civil War dropping in May, it’s clear sailing for WB’s upcoming mega movie to clean up at the box office, But when looking at the marketing materials for this film, it’s looking more and more like WB want you think that this is a Batman movie guest-starring Superman, as opposed to a Batman AND Superman movie. Nearly all of the marketing, especially the newest trailer, have a strong focus on Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight, which begs the question: what’s Warner Bros so afraid of? Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Deadpool

4954724-deadpool-camp-b-one-sheet1-590x900Deadpool (2016)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morina Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller

Directed by: Tim Miller

At long last, fans of the Merc With A Mouth have gotten their wish: Deadpool is on the big screen. Wade Wilson’s voyage to the silver screen has been a long one, and after his introduction in 2009’s god-awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine, many believed that a solo movie wouldn’t happen. And yet here we are, with a Deadpool movie that stars Ryan Reynolds, is rated R, and seemingly doing justice to the character. But now that the movie is out, was it worth all the trouble to make it? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman Arkham Knight Batgirl and Harley Quinn and Jonesy!

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imagesBatman: Arkham Knight Batgirl & Harley Quinn #1 (DC Comics)

She has one of the better Arkham Knight DLC missions, and now Batgirl is starring in her own Arkham Knight one-shot special issue. With Harley Quinn tagging along, Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl & Harley Quinn is a look into the origins of the “Arkhamverse” versions of Barbara Gordon and Dr. Harleen Quinnzel, and while this isn’t a masterpiece of the comic book art form, the Tim Seeley and Matthew Clark issue is still a really solid comic. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Man and Uncanny X-Men!

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Spider-Man_Vol_2_1Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

Finally, Miles Morales joins the main Marvel Universe. It’s a move that’s been on fans of the star of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man’s minds since he first made his debut, and now that Secret Wars is over, Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli are able to have Miles join the Avengers, Inhumans, and the OTHER Spider-Man in the all new all different Marvel Universe. While it doesn’t answer all of your questions, Spider-Man #1 still serves as an action-packed, if light, adventure for Marvel Prime’s newest hero. Read the rest of this entry

My Name Is Miles Morales

spider-man-miles-moralesFor the past few weeks, I’ve been catching up on Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Comics Spider-Man in preparation for Miles Morales’ insertion into the “regular” Marvel Universe. While I’m still a little wary about having two Spider-men running around in the main Marvel Universe, I’ve been having a blast reading Miles’ adventures as he figures out a way to live up to the legacy Peter Parker left behind. But while reading it, a thought arrived into my head that’s so perfect I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet: Miles Morales is perfect for a Spider-Man TV show. Read the rest of this entry