Category Archives: Comic Books

Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War!

MOVIE REVIEW!

gallery-1521208645-infinity-war-posterAvengers: Infinity War (2018)

Starring: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Anthony Mackie

Directed By: Joe and Anthony Russo

SPOILER FREE

Ten years. Ten years of movies, characters, box office records, and building a world unlike anything that has even been seen in Hollywood has finally come to this: Avengers: Infinity War. The hype surrounding this film is certainly palpable, to the point where you wouldn’t be out of line to make the claim that there’s no way this movie could possibly live up to the hype.

But in a lot of ways it does. Read the rest of this entry

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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

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

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

For New Genesis!

175px-Death_New_Gods1Thursday night Warner Bros dropped some pretty unexpected news: we’re getting a New Gods movie. While that’s surprising news on its own, the choice of director to bring Jack Kirby’s creations to the big screen is probably even more surprising: Ava DuVernay, the director behind Selma and A Wrinkle In Time. Picking DuVernay to bring the world of Darkseid, Orion, and Mister Miracle to life is both a surprising and bold choice, but I’m pretty excited to see how she goes about bringing these characters to the big screen, which is going to be interesting, to say the least. Read the rest of this entry

AKA Sophomore Slump

imageAs it stands right now, I’m nine episodes into the second season of Jessica Jones, and I gotta say, it’s not very compelling. While the first season was a surprisingly complex and invigorating narrative, so far the second season has devolved into subplots that are uninteresting, drawn out, and not even focused on the title character. Krysten Ritter is still fun to watch, but everything else just seems…off. Which leaves me to ask: what went wrong? Read the rest of this entry

The Amazing Ryan Ottley

asm0012018cov-lrv2-1087143Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing Spider-Man. It was bound to happen one day, but it’s still a shock to realize that a day is coming very soon where Slott’s name won’t be on the title anymore. After being on the book for a decade, the writer is leaving behind a massive legacy on the book that will be very hard for anyone following him to live up to. Luckily though, there’s one name that will be coming to the book that will definitely make an impact: Ryan Ottley. Read the rest of this entry

“A Bold New Direction”

Marvel2018-1Surprising….no one, really, Marvel has announced a brand new relaunch coming our way in May. Billed as a “fresh start” for the publisher, not much is known about this upcoming initiative, aside from the fact that Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness will helm a new Avengers series, and Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman will be on a new Venom series. And yes, both of them will start over at #1. Read the rest of this entry

Hooray for Hollywood, Bub

logan-hugh-jackman-620x360This year’s Oscar Nominees have been announced, and unfortunately my beloved Logan didn’t make the cut for Best Picture or any of the acting categories. In fact, the only nomination it did receive was for Best Adapted Screenplay, which is fantastic, of course. But for such a striking and moving film, it’s still kinda BS that Logan is only making it to the red carpet just for a writing category. Read the rest of this entry

Make Mine Crom!

aHR0cDovL3d3dy5uZXdzYXJhbWEuY29tL2ltYWdlcy9pLzAwMC8yMTgvMTg1L2kzMDAvQ29uYW5fUmliaWMuanBnPzE1MTU3ODE2MDY=After getting the publishing rights to Star Wars a few years ago thanks to the Disney/Lucasfilm buy out, you’d think Marvel would be good when it comes to publishing other properties. But then they made the announcement last week that they will be publishing new Conan the Barbarian comics next year. It’s a weird announcement. Even though Marvel arguably put Conan back on the map in the 70’s with their original Marvel Conan books, was anyone really clamoring for more Conan? Robert E Howard’s Cimmerian was enjoying a nice, quiet run over at the Dark Horse Comics, so why exactly would Marvel want this property back? And what could they possibly do with him that Dark Horse wasn’t already doing? Read the rest of this entry