Monthly Archives: October 2016

Comic Reviews: Punisher Annual and Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

portrait_incredibleThe Punisher Annual #1 (Marvel Comics)

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve had a seasonal issue of a comic hit at the right time. Thankfully this week sees the release of Punisher Annual #1, which takes place coincidentally on Halloween. While it doesn’t fit in with the current running Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon (RIP) series, the Gerry Conway and Felix Ruiz special issue is still a fun little adventure that fits in with the themes of this time of year.

Or at least, it should’ve been. Read the rest of this entry

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Where’s Dracula?

1088759-xmen_vs_dracula_742202One of my earliest nerd memories was getting a Dracula action figure from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon. I still have no idea why Dracula was in that line of action figures, but ol’ Drac fought many a battle against Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman, Superman, He-Man, Skeletor, and even a few Ninja Turtles. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out the Count was also heavily featured in comic books, especially from the big two. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Infamous Iron Man and Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

doomInfamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

Once again, a major Marvel event has been delayed. But it’s still business as usual for Marvel, as they’re releasing Infamous Iron Man this week. The first of two series spinning out of the end of Civil War II, this series finds Victor Von Doom taking the mantle of the Armored Avenger and dishing out his own brand of justice. Yes, it’s a pain that the Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev series is going to spoil the events of Civil War II, but at this point it’s not even that surprising that Marvel would let this be released before the event wrapped up. In fact, it would be more surprising if they actually finished the event first. Despite being a victim of Civil War II’s near constant delays, Infamous Iron Man serves as a solid, if slow, look into the new Victor Von Doom. Read the rest of this entry

The Man Called Logan

cuaiczwueaaid_w-jpg-largeAt long last, we finally have some information on the final Wolverine movie. It’s been some time since we had any real news about the movie, and with the March release date coming up, many of us were wondering if we’d EVER get a trailer, pictures, or even a synopsis on Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Logan. Well, we’ve finally gotten some info on the movie, and it’s…different. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Clone Conspiracy and Reborn!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

the-clone-conspiracy-1-main-coverThe Clone Conspiracy #1 (Marvel Comics)

Like all of Dan Slott’s major Spider-Man stories, there’s been quite the build up to Clone Conspiracy. After initially being marketed as “Dead No More”, the new Spidey epic is actually about the return of the Jackal, and his use of clones to seemingly bring Spider-Man’s loved ones and enemies back from the dead. Now, before you go running for the hills, remember that Slott has an incredible ability to make really dumb concepts work (remember how we all thought Superior Spider-Man was going to suck?). But even with that in mind, I’m always leery whenever the word “Clones” shows up in association with Spider-Man. Luckily though, Slott and Jim Cheung’s Clone Conspiracy #1 gets things off on the right track. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Luke Cage

marvels-luke-cageLuke Cage (Netflix)

Starring: Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Alfe Woodward

SPOILERS

After making his debut on Jessica Jones last year, it’s now time for Luke Cage to take the center stage. The latest of the Marvel Netflix Defenders series, Luke Cage is another solid example of Marvel’s partnership with Netflix, but even the bulletproof Hero of Harlem can’t overcome the same problems as the other Marvel series. However, Luke Cage is bolstered by a pretty stellar cast that really make the series worth the watch. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Moonshine and Jessica Jones!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

moonshine-coverMoonshine #1 (Image Comics)

Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso made quite the team when they created 100 Bullets, and now with their new Image series Moonshine they’re hoping to recapture some of that magic again. A Prohibition era werewolf series, Moonshine’s debut issue has what it takes for another cool ongoing series, even if it takes a little too long to get the plot moving. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Westworld

1274080_mkt_pa_westworld-s1_po_v1_pTV REVIEW:

Westworld, Season 1, Episode 1

Holy Crap.

That’s all I can really say after watching Westworld, the latest HBO series that’s most likely the heir to Game of Thrones. Based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name, Westworld is far more than just “Jurassic Park with robots”. The Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy series is a sharp, beautiful, and shocking look into the nature of man and machine that will blow away any and all expectations. Read the rest of this entry