Monthly Archives: December 2018

Comic Reviews: Superior Spider-Man and X-Force!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

SUPSM2018001-1345x2000Superior Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics)

As promised, Otto Octavius takes center stage once more in a brand new Superior Spider-Man series from Marvel. After laying dormant for a few months, the character made a big return in his own Superior Octopus one-shot and the Spider-Geddon event that played out through the Fall, and now he’s got a brand new ongoing series. As a big fan of the original Superior series, it’s good to have Otto back, and the fact that Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne are returning to the character after their Superior Octopus special makes the return even sweeter. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Aquaman and Hardcore!

COMIC REVIEWS!

AQM_43_300-001_HD_5c05ca09a87f84.45026149Aquaman #43 (DC Comics)

Aquaman’s got a big budget movie coming out this week, which means that DC is hoping to have some fabled “new readers” coming into their local comic shops after their trip to the multiplex. To meet that, DC has a new creative team and a new direction on Aquaman, with famed writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Robson Rocha drawing the panels. While this new start is a bit of a drastic change for someone like me who’s read Aquaman since the New 52 relaunch, there’s enough here to keep me reading to see how it all shakes out. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Aquaman

MOVIE REVIEW!

MV5BOTk5ODg0OTU5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDQ3MDY3NjM@._V1_Aquaman (2018)

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Directed By: James Wan

What if I told you that one of the best movies to come out of DC and Warner Bros’ current lineup of films was one starring Arthur Curry, aka the Aquaman? You’d think I was crazy, right? Well, believe it, because James Wan’s Aquaman is one of the most entertaining superhero movies to come along from the studio, mainly because of how it embraces every aspect of the character, no matter how goofy it is. At times, the Jason Momoa-led film almost borders on sensory overload with how much is thrown on the screen, almost as if this was Warner Bros, looking at the returns for Justice League, saying “well, we don’t have anything else left to lose, we might as well put everything into this one Aquaman movie”. It’s a bombastic, over the top, incredibly goofy film, and I loved every minute of it. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

MOVIE REVIEW!

220px-Spider-Man_Into_the_Spider-Verse_posterSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Starring: Shamiek Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schrieber, Mahershala Ali

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
Spider-Man has had many films, but Into the Spider-verse is different. Not only is it the first animated feature film starring the wall-crawler to hit theaters, it’s also the cinematic debut of not only Miles Morales, but Gwen Stacey’s Spider-Woman (aka Spider-Gwen). Showcasing the young Miles’ origins as the new Spider-man, as well as hosting a bunch of other spider-characters, Into The Spider-Verse could have been a mess, a cheap corporate cash-in on the Spidey brand name. Instead, it stands as not only the best animated feature of the year, but one of the greatest comic book films ever, and possibly even the best Spider-Man film. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman Who Laughs and Detective Comics!

COMIC REVIEWS!

BATMANWHOLAUGHS-720x1080The Batman Who Laughs #1 (DC Comics)

As the biggest breakout character from Dark Nights: Metal, it’s no surprise that The Batman Who Laughs was going to stick around the DC Universe. But it is a surprise to see the character back with not only Scott Snyder writing, but his Wytches artist Jock handling the art. It’s been a long time since the two have worked together on a series, but the they haven’t missed a step with The Batman Who Laughs #1, delivering a series that serves as both a sequel to Metal, and as a standalone Batman tale. Read the rest of this entry

A Week of Marvels

Avengers-Endgame-Captain-MarvelIt’s been quite the week for Marvel Studios. After months and months of anticipation, the entertainment juggernaut finally released a new trailer for Captain Marvel, and the first teaser trailer for the fourth Avengers film, now subtitled Endgame. It’s another notch in the belt for the studio, proving that they don’t even need to release a movie to make waves in the world at large. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Martian Manhunter and Winter Soldier!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

mm_cv01-p_2018Martian Manhunter #1 (DC Comics)

After the critical success of Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle, it makes sense that DC comics would want to replicate that success with some of their other characters. Stepping up to the plate is Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo, starting a new twelve part miniseries focusing on J’on J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter. Naturally the comparisons to King and Gerads’ series are going to be rampant, but so far it seems like Martian Manhunter isn’t going to be making anyone forget Mister Miracle anytime soon. Read the rest of this entry

Man Without A TV Show

daredevilWoe be the Marvel Netflix shows, who recently lost Iron Fist and Luke Cage to the streaming sacrificial altar, and now the streaming giant has dropped the hammer down on Daredevil. While the show that started the grand Marvel/Netflix experiment that was overall a success, depending on who you talked to (and who finished the shows), even Matt Murdock wasn’t spared from Netflix’s cancellations. As my personal favorite of the various series, it is a bummer having Daredevil end after such a strong third season, but at the same time, I’m honestly okay with it. Read the rest of this entry