Monthly Archives: June 2016

Comic Review: Spider-Man/Deadpool and Jupiter’s Legacy Vol. 2!

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Spider-Man_Deadpool_Vol_1_6_TextlessSpider-Man/Deadpool #6 (Marvel Comics)

Of all of Marvel’s recent output, Spider-Man/Deadpool is easily the best. Like a buddy cop movie bitten by an irradiated spider and then given a ton of caffeine, the combination of the web-slinger and the Merc With A Mouth has lead to an extremely entertaining series, much in part to the work of writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuinness. However, they’re not on this issue. BUT, the fill in team of Scott Aukerman and artist Reilly Brown are here with a premise that’s just as good one from Kelly and McGuinness: Deadpool takes his “buddy” Spider-Man to visit the set of his movie. Read the rest of this entry

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Dawn of the Justice League

Justice-League-Movie-Logo-Black-BGLast week dozens of comic and movie websites got the chance to visit the set of Justice League. Many, myself included, viewed this as a sort of “damage control” on Warner Bros.’ part. After the less than expected final total for Batman V Superman, an executive shake up at Warner Bros, and rumors of director Zack Snyder having more pressure put onto him after the “failure” of BvS, it’s not hard to imagine that this set visit would be designed to try and turn the tide of the public perception of the film. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Aquaman and She-Wolf!

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5118504-b055+-+aquaman+#1+cover+colorAquaman #1 (DC Comics)

Poor Arthur Curry. After being the butt of many jokes for decades, he finally got the chance to show how badass he was with Geoff Johns’ New 52 series. But much like Green Lantern, Aquaman quickly took a turn for the worst after Johns departed the title. Thankfully though, DC Rebirth has hit, and with it comes a new start for the King of Atlantis. With fan-favorite writer Dan Abnett and artist Brad Walker taking over the book, it’s time for Aquaman to show how awesome he really is. Read the rest of this entry

Does Whatever a PS4 Can

27046534534059ff73a97ojpg-bf6797_765wFor a while now, this Spider-Man fan has been suffering. Since the release of Shattered Dimensions 5 years ago, Spider-Man games have routinely dipped in quality, bottoming out with the Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game, which somehow had a worse Green Goblin than the one in the movie. With my other favorite superhero kicking ass and taking names with the Arkham series, why was Spider-Man being delegated to decreasing returns as the consoles got more and more powerful? All I needed was a studio to take the reins on the character and return him to his former video game glory. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Dark Night: A True Batman Story and Han Solo!

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DK_A_True_Batman_StoryDark Night: A True Batman Story (Vertigo Comics)  

I’m a massive Batman: The Animated Series fan, so when I heard last year that Paul Dini would be writing a new Batman story I was already hooked. Then when I heard it would be published under DC’s Vertigo imprint, I was both intrigued and worried. Could this be the dark, mature reader themed Batman series that we’ve dreaded from DC? That doesn’t sound like something Dini would be into. Instead, Dark Night: A True Batman Story is something else entirely: it depicts the real-life beating and mugging that Paul Dini experienced in 1993, and how he dealt with the trauma that came after it. Featuring art by 100 Bullets artist Eduardo Risso, Dark Night is truly one of the must unique and emotional Batman stories ever, and gives us a fascinating look into the life of one of Batman’s greatest storytellers. Read the rest of this entry

A Time For Injustice

injustice-2-art-1E3 has hit, and with it, confirmation of the worst kept secret in videogames: Injustice 2. Rumors of a sequel to NetherRealm’s hit DC fighting game have been swirling for a few months now, and we finally have confirmation that a second installment is coming our way in 2017. As a big fan of the original game, news of the sequel is very awesome, and when I saw the first game play footage, my jaw hit the floor. Why? Because the cast of this game is friggin’ NUTS. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Wonder Woman Rebirth and The Flash Rebirth!

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Wonder-Woman-rebirthWonder Woman Rebirth (DC Comics)

Wonder Woman has had quite the ride for the past five years. At the start of the DC New 52 event, her series was riding high thanks to the incredible take on her mythos from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang, but shortly after they left she fell back into obscurity and muddled storytelling. Well, with DC Rebirth comes another new start for Diana Prince, as Greg Rucka makes his triumphant return to DC’s Amazon in Wonder Woman Rebirth. One of the hottest titles of the DC Rebirth event, Rucka’s return has been pretty highly publicized after he made it known a few years ago that he’d “never work with DC again”, so how does this new one shot, with art from Matthew Clark and Liam Sharp, stack up? Read the rest of this entry

Marvel Now……AGAIN?!?!?!

MarvelNow-a800dNot 24 hours after Civil War II was unleashed onto comic racks, Marvel started teasing Marvel NOW!, their upcoming fall relaunch of new titles. Marvel NOW is going to—

Wait. Haven’t we been here before? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Civil War II and Green Lanterns: Rebirth!

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Civil_War_II_Vol_1_1_Teaser_CoverCivil War II #1 (Marvel Comics)

I know what you’re thinking: “didn’t you already review Civil War II?” And I did. But that was the ZERO issue of Marvel’s new mega event, and that issue barely got things into motion. This week sees the real start of Marvel’s summer crossover, and Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez’s miniseries starter is a huge improvement over the “zero issue” that was released a few years ago. While I’m still not sold on a sequel to the massive Civil War event from ten years ago, I will admit that Bendis and Marquez certainly have something pretty gripping here. Read the rest of this entry