Category Archives: Comic Books
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
Whether I like it or not, Sony is making a Venom movie, and we’ve got our first official look at the movie (courtesy of IGN). And it’s….Tom Hardy with a notepad.
Look, I get why Sony released this picture. For one, Tom Hardy has a pretty big fan base, so just reminding people that he’s starring in the film will be enough to get some people in seats. Plus, the movie has just started shooting, so having a crazy Venom picture ready to go probably isn’t possible just yet, simply because the CGI may not be ready. But releasing this photo instead of, I don’t know, concept art of Venom is a bad move, and it’s not doing much to get me interested in a solo Venom movie, which is, in my opinion, still an extremely bad idea. Read the rest of this entry
2017 was an embarrassment of riches for nerd stuff, but that’s all in the past now. It’s 2018 baby, and with that it means it’s time to look ahead to what’s coming our way for nerdy goodness in the New Year. And we’ll start with arguably the biggest movie the year…. Read the rest of this entry
2017 may have been a crap year in a lot of ways, but when it came to entertainment, it was pretty damn awesome. Not only did we have the largest amount of comic book movies in recent years, they were all varied enough to fly in the face of the “all comic book movies are the same” hot take that has sprout up on the internet lately. And speaking of comic books, we’ve also got a ton of awesome books this year, including some from Marvel, a company that has been in trouble for some time now. So let’s stop with me setting stuff up, and talk about that best of 2017! Read the rest of this entry
Ah yes, the end of the year. A time to reflect on all the awesome nerd stuff we experienced in 2017. But this isn’t time to celebrate just yet. Oh no. Before we get to the good stuff, we’ve got to tear down the bad one last time. While 2017 had some amazing highs for movies, TV, and comic books, it also had some embarrassing lows, including one that hurts so much I’m just going to get it out of the way first…. Read the rest of this entry
It’s happened. Disney has bought Fox, and therefore can now work the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Deadpool, and whatever the hell else they want into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s pretty damn excited to be a comic book fan right now, as something we never expected to happen has, well, happened!
But what now? Read the rest of this entry
So it looks like Justice League is setting up to be a pretty big box office disappointment. The fact that it couldn’t clear a $100 million opening weekend when that seems to be the norm for comic book movies is pretty troubling, and despite the fact that fan response has been pretty okay (me included), you wouldn’t be the only one to be curious and concerned about what Warner Bros has planned for the future of the DCEU. While I doubt that Warner Bros is going to completely pull the plug on their cinematic universe (Aquaman has finished filming and we’re still getting the solo Batman film and a sequel to Wonder Woman), there’s obviously going to need to be a change in the way DC and Warner Bros approaches these films. And the way they should go is the one that probably won’t happen, but would be really cool.
Assemble the Injustice Gang. Read the rest of this entry
SPOILERS FOR THOR: RAGNAROK FOLLOW!
By pretty much all accounts, Thor: Ragnarok is another major success for Marvel Studios. The mixture of comedy and the world of the God of Thunder, under the watchful eye of director Taika Waititi, was a combination that somehow worked really well critically and with audiences. There’s a lot to like about Ragnarok, from Chris Hemsworth’s great comic timing, to the Hulk’s excellent action scenes, but the one thing that’s stuck with me the most is one of the smaller characters: Korg. Read the rest of this entry
Justice League (2017)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by: Zack Snyder
It’s been a long road to Justice League. After numerous false starts, a George Miller almost directed movie, and Batman V Superman, it’s finally time for DC’s all stars to take the stage on the big screen. But after a troubled development that saw Zack Snyder have to step down due to a family tragedy, which caused Joss Whedon to step in and handle reshoots, the League has finally assembled, and the hopes and dreams of the entire DCEU rest upon it. With so much riding on Justice League, and the amount of work involved in making it, being worried about the end result is a legitimate concern. But amazingly, Justice League does mostly work, especially when it comes to correcting the mistakes that Warner Bros and Zack Snyder made in previous DCEU efforts. Read the rest of this entry
A major bombshell has just hit the nerd community: Disney was allegedly in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox.
Now despite what all the headlines are saying, this is far from a done deal. In fact, according to Bloomberg, the talks had been on and off for the past few weeks, but are now dead. But this still means that there’s a chance, regardless of how big, that we could finally see the Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and the X-Men cross paths with the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, the talks are dead now, but now that the topic has been brought up, I can’t imagine that Disney wouldn’t try again to at least get the Fantastic Four and X-Men rights back. It would take some creative finagling, but if Marvel’s proven anything, it’s that they can get finaglin’. Read the rest of this entry