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Your Angel of Death Awaits

D80M3cQX4AEkeAu.jpg largeEarlier this week, Tom King and Clay Mann dropped a major reveal on their social media pages: The Phantasm, the titular villain of the fantastic Batman: Mask of the Phantasm animated feature, is coming to their new series Batman/Catwoman. While DC has yet to officially confirm this, the fact that Tom King and Clay Mann revealed this information and have kept it up on their different feeds is proof enough that she’s coming to the DC universe, and I couldn’t be more excited. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Event Leviathan and Silver Surfer: Black!

indexEvent Leviathan #1 (DC Comics)

With the Summer officially kicking off, it’s time for the old comic book standby: major line-wide events. While the DC events typically veer into the universe encompassing mega stories, Event Leviathan is a more grounded one, detailing the secret agent side of the DC universe, which isn’t a big surprise when you see the names on the credits for the issue: Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. Read the rest of this entry

Phoenix Flames Out

imagesThe final movie in Fox’s long running X-Men franchise (provided that New Mutants actually comes out), Dark Phoenix was poised to end this phase of Marvel’s mutants with a bang. But reviews and box office proved that Fox’s mutants went out not with a whimper, but more of a collective “shrug” from audiences. Despite changing release dates for more reshoots, the final X-Men movie couldn’t stand out among the comic book movie crowd of 2019, especially when it’s compared to the bombastic finale that was Avengers: Endgame. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: DCeased and Black Cat!

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STL120596Dceased #2 (DC Comics)

When I reviewed the first issue of Dceased, I mentioned that if the series was able to actually pull no punches, it would be something really interesting. And now that I’ve read the second issue, I can tell you that this book definitely takes the risks I was hoping it would, and the Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine series is the definitely going to take DC fans to some very dark places. Read the rest of this entry

The Rise of Battinson

s0rRXNiAfter some unverified reports a few weeks ago, we can finally confirm who our next Batman will be. After months of speculation, the next Dark Knight is none other than Robert Pattinson, the man made famous thanks to the Twilight Saga. It’s a surprising development, but one that I’m pretty intrigued by, and no one is more surprised by that statement than myself. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman: Last Knight On Earth and She Said Destroy!

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BM_LKOE_Cv1_1500_5cdc620e979443.57980730Batman: Last Knight On Earth #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s Black Label imprint got off to a pretty shaky start with the release of Batman: Damned last year, but it’s now set to release another monster (though probably less controversial) hit with Batman: Last Knight on Earth. Re-teaming the legendary duo of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the newest installment of the imprint finds the Dark Knight in a mysterious wasteland world, with no memory of how he got there, what’s happened, and why he has the head of the Joker in a lantern. Read the rest of this entry

The Bat and The Cat

indexAny time a creative team is taken off a book early, it’s bad. But when news hit that Tom King would be leaving Batman with issue 85, twenty issues before his planned run was ready to end, it was near catastrophic. The acclaimed, Eisner-award winning writer behind Marvel’s Vision and the recent Miracle Man miniseries had done wonders with the Dark Knight, and it seemed like King was still going to have free range to finish out the story that he wanted to tell on the title. But now, that’s changed, and DC and King himself are making this seem like it’s similar to Grant Morrison’s run on the character, which spanned the initial Batman series before moving into it’s own title, Batman, Inc. But I’m not entirely sure that’s the case. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Review: Doctor Strange and Jabba The Hutt!

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758802._SX360_QL80_TTD_Doctor Strange #14 (Marvel Comics)

Mark Waid’s run on Stephen Strange has been a lot different from others, mainly because it’s been less about Doctor Strange facing off with magical threats, and more focused on the Sorcerer Supreme fighting against cosmic threats. It’s a weird decision, but Mark Waid and Barry Kitson’s Doctor Strange #14 has a lot of fun with this idea by giving Stephen Strange his weirdest title yet: Herald of Galactus. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter Three: Parabellum

large_parabellum-posterJohn Wick: Chapter Three: Parabellum (2019)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick

Directed By: Chad Stahelski

We’ve seen what John Wick, the man, the myth, the legend, the “Babayaga” can do in two movies already, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s little gas in the tank for a third go round. But if you think John Wick: Chapter Three: Parabellum would see Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski limping over the finish line, you’re dead wrong, cause Parabellum stands as easily the best action film of the year, and I have a very hard time believing that anything will top it. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: War of the Realms: Strikeforce: The War Avengers and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Freshman Force!

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759107._SX360_QL80_TTD_War of the Realms: Strikeforce: War Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics)

The War of the Realms continues on, and this time we’re getting a new batch of Avengers to make sure Midgard doesn’t go to hell thanks to Malekith. War of the Realms: Strikeforce: War Avengers, the latest one-shot tie in from Dennis Hopeless, Kim Jacinto, and Ario Anindito may not be an essential read for the overall story, but is plenty entertaining nonetheless. Read the rest of this entry