Monthly Archives: February 2019

Comic Review Special: The Sixth Gun Vol 1: Cold Dead Fingers

the-sixth-gun-vol-1-9781620104200_lg.jpgThe Sixth Gun, Vol 1: Cold Dead Hands (Oni Press)

To mix it up a little, this week I want to shine the spotlight on a title that I always meant to check out, but didn’t get around to until recently: The Sixth Gun. Written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Brian Hurtt, The Sixth Gun is a Western/Horror hybrid that mixes both genres in new and clever ways, and it grabbed my attention unlike any other series has in a long time. Read the rest of this entry

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Oscars Forever!

mcdblpa_ec078-36117892-ff3c-45b0-89bd-5abd9249e740Tonight is the Oscars, and as of this writing, I don’t know who’s going to be crowned “Best Picture” by the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences (UPDATE: we do, it was **sigh** Green Book). But I do know that Black Panther is one of the nominees, a fact that still sends shockwaves of disbelief through my body. Not because I didn’t enjoy the film, far from it, but because this is the first (and possibly only) comic book film to be given the esteemed descriptor of “Academy Award Nominee”. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: High Level and Amazing Nightcrawler!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

HLVL_01_300-001_HD_5c59ce461e41b0.82110085High Level #1 (Vertigo Comics)

What would the world look like a hundred years after an apocalyptic event? That’s the main driving force behind High Level, a new Vertigo series from Rob Sheridan (the artistic director behind Nine Inch Nails’ awesome live shows) and artists Barnaby Bagenda and Romulo Farjardo. While High Level certainly looks like a lot of the post-apocalyptic fiction we’ve seen in recent years, there’s also a strong underlying theme througt the first issue that hints at some larger things to come from the series. Read the rest of this entry

Good Job, Booaaahhh

red_dead_redemption_2_-_publicity_-_h_2018Like many people, the past few months of my life have been dominated by Red Dead Redemption II. On a near daily basis, I was riding the plains, helping passerbys, righting wrongs, occasionally causing wrongs, hunting animals, chasing bounties, and more. It’s safe to say that I got my money’s worth out of Rockstar’s latest game, and it’s earned a god-tier level among the many games I’ve played in my lifetime. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Avengers: No Road Home and Amazing Spider-Man!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

736532._SX360_QL80_TTD_Avengers: No Road Home #1 (Marvel Comics)

Last year’s Avengers: No Surrender was an entertaining, if a little over long, success for Marvel. Naturally, that means the publisher has set up a sequel with Avengers: No Road Home. But unlike Surrender, this event won’t be taking the place of the main Avengers title during it’s run. Instead, it’ll serve as it’s own series that’ll run alongside the current Avengers title (probably because it’s selling better than when No Surrender came out). However, as good as this opening issue is, I’m not quite sure that the combined forces of Mark Waid, Jim Zub, Al Ewing, and Paco Medina are enough to convince readers to buy another Avengers title. Read the rest of this entry

The Wheel of Ka Turns….

IMG-5477.JPGThis week, it was quietly announced that Amazon is going to start production on a Dark Tower series this Spring. Which means that yes, I am officially back on the hype train for an adaptation of one of my favorite book series, even though I know that it will undoubtedly let me down. I sat through the lackluster film adaptation released a few years ago, and while it had a few glimmers of what I wanted from a Dark Tower project, the end result was a far cry from the epic tale that the series deserved. But now, it seems like Amazon’s plan could be the project that gives this series the spotlight it requires. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Female Furies and Vindication!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

FEMALE_FURIES_Cv1_GeradsFemale Furies #1 (DC Comics)

After making a brief appearance in Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle miniseries, the Female Furies of Apokolips get their very own miniseries from Cecil Castellucci and artist Adriano Mello. But instead of an ass-kicking adventure starring Granny Goodness’ powerhouse team, Female Furies instead flashes back to the early days of the Furies, and their attempt to be seen as a legitimate part of Darkseid’s forces. Read the rest of this entry

Bye-Bye, Batfleck

15489294491709It’s official: Ben Affleck will not be returning for Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Whether that means that he won’t appear in this one film or ever again is still up in the air, but it sure sounds like Ben Affleck is done portraying the Dark Knight, which is a real shame. For as varying in quality as the films he was a part of were, Affleck’s depiction of Batman was always very solid, and I was holding out for him to get the chance to really shine in his own solo film. But unfortunately, that’s not meant to be. Read the rest of this entry