Monthly Archives: March 2016

Comic Reviews: X-Men ’92 and Batman & Robin: Eternal!

XMEN922015001_CVR_color_FINALX-Men ’92 #1 (Marvel Comics)

The 90’s X-Men cartoon holds a special place in my heart. It was one of my first introductions to the X-Men and their place in the Marvel universe. The Secret Wars miniseries from the summer was a pretty big success, so it’s not surprising that Marvel would expand upon it with a new ongoing series. What is surprising is that I found this starting issue from Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, and Alti Firmansyah to be much more entertaining the opening issue of the previous mini series. Read the rest of this entry

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The Rebirth is Upon Us…

STL007326-600x923At Saturday’s Wonder Con panel, DC Comics unveiled the creative teams behind their upcoming “DC Rebirth” event, the line-wide relaunch that will help put DC’s universe back on the right path. Like with any relaunch, there’s a lot of cool stuff, and some disappointments (*COUGH* Scott Lobdell). But let’s not focus on the bad. Instead, let’s take a look at some of the titles that I’m most looking forward to in the relaunch. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

08d16d4567f303c46f16a66041eca2f620352f4bBatman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons

Directed by: Zack Snyder

SPOILERS

Three years. Three years of casting rumors, movie announcements, news of the studio being afraid of the finished project, and of fans wondering if Warner Bros could pull off their own cinematic universe based on the characters in DC comics. It’s been a long road, but we’re finally here. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released, and with it, the DC Cinematic Universe has begun. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

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MINOR SPOILERS

Bruce Wayne is back, and he’s ready to reclaim his city in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #50. At this point, thinking that Bruce Wayne would stay “dead” and Jim Gordon would be the new Batman forever would be a foolish notion, and that’s not even considering the fact that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits this week. But it’s a testament to Snyder and Capullo’s near perfect symbiosis as writer and artist that this issue of Batman works as well as it does. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Daredevil Season 2!

Daredevil_season_2Daredevil 

Starring: Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal, Elodie Yung, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

MINOR SPOILERS

Daredevil made quite the splash last year as the first of Marvel Studios’ projects with Netflix, and many were surprised that a second season would hit before Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Defenders, the Avengers-esque team up with the Marvel Netflix properties (which also includes Jessica Jones, which premiered back in November). If Daredevil season one was Marvel’s Batman Begins, then this is their Dark Knight or Empire Strikes Back, expanding the scope of the series to include new characters, enemies, and more for Matt Murdock and his supporting cast to do. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: International Iron Man and Extraordinary X-Men!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

International-Iron-ManInternational Iron Man #1(Marvel Comics)

Spin-off series are always a bit of a hard sell. Sure, when you have one or two series for a character like Spider-Man or Batman it makes sense, since other series can cover more aspects of the character, but most times the spin-offs don’t really justify their existence, which is definitely the case for International Iron Man, the new Iron Man series from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. Read the rest of this entry

J. Jonah Gordon and the Spectacular Civil War

12803206_10153489823331452_7400272199164835450_nMan, what a week to be a nerd. We unexpectedly have our new Commissioner Gordon, AND a new trailer for Captain America: Civil War. I’ll get to the Team Cap and Team Iron Man showcase later, but first let’s talk about our new Commissioner for Gotham City: J.K. Simmons is James Gordon. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Gwen and New Suicide Squad!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Spider-Gwen_Vol_2_6_TextlessSpider-Gwen #6 (Marvel Comics)

Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez’ Spider-Gwen has been spinning its wheels since the new post-Secret Wars relaunch. What initially started as a great new alternate world and hero started to almost give off the vibe of missed potential. To be completely honest, I was close to dropping the series.

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

The Tower Waits….

stephen-king-split“The Man In Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.”

In less than a year, I’ll see those words up on a big screen. It’s a weird feeling hearing that The Dark Tower, Stephen King’s magnum opus (and one of my “Five Fandoms”) is FINALLY going into production. After years of false starts and almost green lights, hearing that Roland and his Ka-Tet will finally be exposed to a wider audience is both thrilling and frightening. Thrilling because it’s revitalizing the feeling of first reading the Dark Tower series, and frightening because this is an almost impossible series to adapt. King’s series spans multiple realities, time periods, creatures, and more, and many believe it’s unfilmable. But for better or for worse, Sony is going to try. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Black Widow and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

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After leaving their mark on Daredevil, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee now turn their sights on Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow. By now you know how good Waid and Samnee are together, so I’ll save you the “peanut butter and chocolate creative team” speech. But I will say that it looks like they’ll be spinning the same magic they worked on Matt Murdock with Natasha. Read the rest of this entry