Monthly Archives: November 2019

Comic Reviews: Killadelphia and John Constantine: Hellblazer!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

killadelphia-1_78a3220325Killadelphia #1 (Image Comics)

Is there a better title for a book than Killadelphia? Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander’s new Image title is a pretty solid horror book, but honestly the whole thing could have been garbage and I’d still recommend it based on that killer title. But luckily this is a very solid introduction to the world Barnes and Alexander have created, and the horror meets detective story is a very interesting spin on both Vampire stories and Police Procedurals. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Knives Out

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Knives Out (2019)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson

Directed By: Rian Johnson

I see a ton of movies (probably too many if I’m being honest), so when it comes time to really take stock and think about what I think are some of the best of any given year, it’s pretty much always a difficult task. However, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what will be my favorite movie of the year for 2019, and it’s not Avengers: Endgame (surprisingly). No, it’s a film from the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and features a cast that consists of Captain America, James Bond, Laurie Strode, Sonny Crockett, and General Zod in a murder mystery that has shades of Clue but also its own madcap energy. And its name is Knives Out. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse and Infected: The Scarab!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

STL136861.jpgHe-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1 (DC Comics)

If DC is known for one thing, it’s their multiverse. From comics to the live action series on CW, the DC Comics Multiverse is a well-known and well-trodden territory for many creative teams, but now it’s time for something a little different. We’ve seen plenty of versions of the DC superheroes and villains pop up in different multiverse tales, but what about a cartoon series, like, well…Masters of The Universe? It’s a weird premise for sure, but Tim Seely and Dan Fraga’s new miniseries He-Man and The Masters of the Multiverse is a big love letter to world of Eternia, and it’s a pretty fun read to boot. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Tales of The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night and Far Sector!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

STL137312Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1 (DC Comics)

It’s time to jump into the Dark Multiverse of DC once more, and this time we’re focusing on an event that’s a little more recent than the others: Blackest Night. Tim Seely and Kyle Hotz’ take on the Green Lantern event is just as dark as the previous specials, but it’s lacking a certain sense of plot and pacing that the others had. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: The Mandalorian!

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Requiem For An Octopus

Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_3_10_TextlessYears ago, Dan Slott attempted to do the impossible: make a lasting change to Spider-Man by having his body taken over by the mind of Doctor Octopus. It shouldn’t have worked. It couldn’t have worked. But it did. The Superior Spider-Man made a huge impact in the world of Spider-Man, and those results are still felt today in the world of the wall-crawler. Sure, Peter’s been running around back in his body for a few years now, but Doctor Octopus has also been active as the Superior Spider-Man, inhabiting one of the few Peter Parker clone bodies that The Jackal left intact after the events of “Dead No More” (I’d do a full recap, but no one wants to read that). Otto’s been so busy, in fact, that he had his very own ongoing series following his exploits for the past year. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Doctor Doom and Magnificent Ms. Marvel

COMIC REVIEWS!!

STL136295Doctor Doom #2 (Marvel Comics)

Last month we checked in with Victor Von Doom’s first issue, and while it had potential, I was fairly let down in the characterization of ol’ Vic. However, I’m happy to say that issue two, still from writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Salvador Larrocca, is very much a step in the right direction for the character, and the main plot of the series is now in full force. Read the rest of this entry

A New Dawn for X

Screen_Shot_2019_08_01_at_8.43.52_PM.0I have a confession to make: I wasn’t looking forward to Jonathan Hickman on the X-Men.

Sure, the hype was there, but as someone who really enjoyed Matthew Rosenberg’s run on Uncanny X-Men, and who varies from “he’s great” to “he’s incomprehensible” when it comes to Hickman’s work, let’s just say I wasn’t too thrilled to see him attempt to bring Marvel’s mutants back to their former glory. Marvel’s pitch work, hyping up Hickman’s Powers of X and House of X as the “single most defining moment in X-Men history” struck me as way too overboard, and when I saw the sheer amount of charts in House of X‘s first issue, I rolled my eyes so hard that I thought they would fall out of my head. Read the rest of this entry