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Comic Reviews: Hunt for Wolverine and X-Files: Case Files

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Hunt for Wolverine #1 (Marvel Comics)

Like all dead Marvel characters, it’s time for the original Wolverine to make his grand return to the comic racks. As the start of five (yup, FIVE) mini-series, The Hunt For Wolverine‘s one-shot special sets the stage well for the return of the feral mutant, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, as it’s written and drawn by Charles Soule and David Marquez, two of Marvel’s best creators. That leads to a pretty solid stand alone issue that has a surprising amount of emotion behind it. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Wasted Space and Her Infernal Descent!

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STL076373Wasted Space #1 (Vault Comics)

Sci-fi comics are a dime a dozen these days, so it’s hard for one to hit the stands these days and really stand out. Luckily though, Vault Comics’ Wasted Space is just one of those comics, as it takes the futuristic setting of Blade Runner (and a little bit of Alien), but focuses on something that’s often overlooked in science fiction: religion. That difference makes the Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman debut issue really stand out. Read the rest of this entry

1,000 Issues of Truth, Justice, and The American Way

superman-business-suit-shirt-pullThe Man of Steel has been a part of my life for nearly the entire time I’ve been on this planet. From the Superman doll my parents bought me at the Warner Bros store (RIP), to watching Dean Cain weekly on Lois & Clark, Superman was one of the first comic book characters I remember really enjoying as a kid. While he doesn’t have quite as big a space in my heart as Spider-Man or Batman, Superman is still a character that I hold in pretty high regard, and, surprisingly to me, he becomes more appealing the older I get. While the fact that he was pretty much synonymous with the term “superhero” was enough to get me hooked as a kid, as I’ve grown up I’ve started to realize that the real strength in Superman isn’t his power set, it’s who he is as a symbol. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Brothers Dracul and Crude!

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634937._SX360_QL80_TTD_Brothers Dracul #1 (Aftershock Comics)

I’m naturally interested in anything that has to do with the legend of Dracula, so Aftershock Comics’ new series Brothers Dracul piqued my interest. While many comics about the infamous Son of the Dragon focus on his vampiric mythology, the Cullen Bunn and Mirko Colak series instead focuses on the actual historical figure Vlad Dracul, and his life as a young boy with his brother and father. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: A Quiet Place

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A Quiet Place (2018)

Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds

Directed By: John Krasinski

The past few years have seen some of the strongest genre pictures in recent memory make instant and long lasting impacts on pop culture. Films like It, The Witch, Get Out, and It Follows have all become new instant classics, and folks, you can safely add A Quiet Place to that list. The John Krasinski directed film, in which he stars alongside his wife Emily Blunt, is one of the most original and tense horror films I’ve ever seen, and, despite the “don’t make a sound” gimmick, deserves to be seen in a theater with the speakers at full blast. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Deathstroke and Curse of Brimstone!

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DSTRK_30_5a5e645003da31.29520431Deathstroke #30

Batman and Deathstroke have always had a pretty strong rivalry, but DC’s never played it up like they are with Deathstroke #30. As the start of the “Batman vs. Deathstroke” storyline, the Christopher Priest and Carlos Pagulayan issue is being marketed as a good launching on point for the series, and after reading it, I have to admit, it’s really awesome. Read the rest of this entry

Marvel’s First Family Returns!

IMG-0289This August, the Fantastic Four finally returns to the Marvel Universe. After an absence that felt longer than it actually was, we’re finally getting Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny back on the comic racks. It’s pretty damn exciting, and really has me excited in a way I haven’t been in a long time when it comes to the FF. But maybe that was Marvel’s plan all along…. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Mother Panic, A.D. and The Factory!

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mother-panic-gotham-ad-1-Ibrahim-Moustafa-600x910Mother Panic A.D. #1 (DC Comics)

With DC’s Young Animal relaunch under way, the next title to get a new fresh start is Mother Panic. But where the original series followed the lead character in current Gotham City, this new series, titled Mother Panic A.D., follows the character in a new reality that is decades in the future, where Batman has disappeared from Gotham. It’s a pretty drastic change, but it’s just the type of thing I was hoping for when DC announced they would be restarting this imprint. Read the rest of this entry

The Evolution of Tony Stark

024b71bcd146eeeed10410d1c8906b6aI’ve recently begun the massive undertaking of rewatching the Marvel Studios releases in preparation for Infinity War, and while I’m only three movies in, that’s still enough to make me take pause and recognize one of the coolest aspects of the MCU: the gradual evolution of Tony Stark. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Weapon H and Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye!

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WEAPON_H_CVR_001-600x922Weapon H #1 (Marvel Comics)

I’ll be honest, I think every aspect of Weapon H sounds like a bad idea. The very idea of combining The Hulk and Wolverine into one character seemed like the worst Marvel has had to offer, but I went along with the idea cause I didn’t think it would go beyond a story line in Weapon X. But how wrong I was, as we’ve now got a series from Weapon X writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith that showcases the newest Marvel mash up character. While it doesn’t do much to convince me that this character deserves a solo series, it does have the potential to be a pretty dumb and fun action series. Read the rest of this entry