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Comic Reviews: The Old Guard and Highlander: American Dream!

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oldguard-01_cvrThe Old Guard #1 (Image Comics)

Greg Rucka has made quite the name for himself thanks to books like Lazarus, and now he’s starting up another creator owned series with Image Comics, The Old Guard. Billed as a mixture of “John Wick and Highlander”, The Old Guard is an awesome mash up of immortals, black ops, and super violence, but has the same strong characterizations that you would expect from a book with Greg Rucka’s name on it.

The Old Guard focuses on five immortals that have been battling or centuries.  They’ve seen everything, and Andy, our lead character, is constantly searching for the one battle that will finally kill her. When the group is sent on a simple rescue mission, their secret is revealed thanks to a hidden camera, leading to a whole mess of new problems for them. Read the rest of this entry

On Legos and Batman

tumblr_oamjsvdyom1qjvd0ko1_1280After two weeks as the reigning box office champ, it’s not outside of the realm of believability to call The Lego Batman movie a sizeable hit.  It’s fun; action packed, and most importantly, features an aspect of the Dark Knight that’s been sorely lacking in the past decade: family. Read the rest of this entry

Welcome To Riverdale

riverdale-header3I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to The CW’s Riverdale.

Yes, I know, it’s weird that a thirty-year-old guy would be interested in this show to begin with, and I’m surprised as anyone to be gushing as much as I am, but here we are.

I’ll admit that my viewing of the pilot episode was for purely selfish reasons. After reading an interview with Riverdale show runner (and Archie Comics CCO) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in which he stated “if Riverdale is successful we’ll absolutely look at other Archie properties to adapt, with Sabrina being the first one”, I knew that I’d be checking the show out, if only to get Sabrina a new show. Now, you all know my love for Sabrina, so if I had to endure watching a couple hours of teen drama to get a new Sabrina show with the premise of her awesome Chilling Adventures comic, that was a small price to pay. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Justice League of America and Kingpin!

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index2Justice League of America Rebirth #1 (DC Comics)

Spinning out of the pages of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, Justice League Of America Rebirth features one of the strangest teams to ever bear the name “Justice League. I mean, who would’ve thought we’d ever see Batman and Lobo on the same team? But Steve Orlando and Ivan Reis have done it, and added a whole new aspect to the stellar DC Rebirth relaunch. Read the rest of this entry

Batman No More?

batman-f4fc5109-b885-4cb9-b585-23d9a32fecbeBen Affleck has left The Batman.

Well, not AS Batman. Just as the director of The Batman.

While this news is disappointing, it’s not all that surprising. Affleck has been pretty dodgy about answering if he would direct a solo Batman movie going as far back as when he was first cast in the role. After the release of Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad (and the receptions they got), that demand only intensified. Affleck was fielding “when are you working on Batman” for months, and it reached a fever pitch while he was promoting Live By Night, his latest directorial effort. Add in the fact that the head of Warner Bros was pretty adamant that Ben Affleck would be directing The Batman, even going so far as to announce it at a trade show without talking with the star in the first place, and it’s easy to see why Affleck would walk from the directing duties. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Darth Maul and Bullseye!

star-wars-darth-maul-1-coverDarth Maul #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

Of all of the Star Wars prequel characters, few hold more fans in thrall than Darth Maul. Second only to Boba Fett, there’s hardly a character with a bigger following that has had such little screen time. While there have been other books and comic series that have featured this Sith Lord, few have the kind of appeal that Marvel’s Darth Maul has. Written by Cullen Bunn and featuring art by Luke Ross, the latest addition to Marvel’s Star Wars line features all the bad guy space goodness you could ask for. Read the rest of this entry

A New World, A New Logan

landscape-1484835387-screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-141255One of my most anticipated movies of 2017 is Logan. The last movie featuring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine truly looks like it could be the type of Superhero movie that elevates the genre, like The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 2, and The Avengers have done. It has a very unique mood and tone judging by the trailers, and in all honesty, I think it could even get nominated for some awards when the time comes.

However, there is one weird thing that sticks out with Logan, and it has to do with the ever-changing timeline of Fox’s franchise. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Justice League vs Suicide Squad and Captain America!

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justice-league-vs-suicide-squad-6-cover-1-300x461Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6 (of 6) (DC Comics)

MILD SPOILERS

In a lot of ways, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad has been the complete antithesis of a lot of major comic book events. It was weekly, on time, and didn’t involve a ton of crossovers with other books. In fact, if you just read the main event series, you’d be just fine. An added bonus has been the fact that the Joshua Williamson written event has been pretty fun, and featured a lot of fantastic artists on each issue (which helped the timeliness of the event). Which is why as we reach the final issue of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, I’m kind of bummed to see it go. This has been such a fun ride that it’s the only time I actually WANT an event to be given a few extra issues. Read the rest of this entry

The Last Jedi

star-wars-the-last-jedi1-700x346After months of speculation, those sly dogs over at Lucasfilm released a major update on Star Wars Episode 8 this week. No, it wasn’t a trailer, but it was something just as important. The title.

The Last Jedi. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Monsters Unleashed and Curse Words!

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monsters_unleashed_1_coverMonsters Unleashed #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

Well, here we go, another Marvel event. While it doesn’t have the scale of Civil War II or Secret Wars, Monsters Unleashed is here, with the promotional drive one would expect from the “House of Ideas”. Each issue features a different artist (this opening one featuring art by Steve McNiven), and it’s written by Cullen Bunn, a writer who’s known for Marvel work like Magneto and Venom, as well as writing a pretty successful Godzilla run for IDW. While I have little interest in the giant monsters of the Marvel universe attacking en masse, I have to admit, Monsters Unleashed is a fun throwback to a time when Marvel didn’t have their heroes fighting one another or universe shaking events every 3 months. Read the rest of this entry