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Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story!

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany

Directed By: Ron Howard

MINOR SPOILERS

With Lucasfilm and Disney pumping out new Star Wars movies every year, we were bound to get one that wouldn’t be met with a ton of pre-release hype. The early behind the scenes buzz around Solo: A Star Wars story hasn’t been great, with original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller getting the boot and Ron Howard being brought in to help finish the project, so it would be understandable to think that Solo would be the first of the Star Wars “sidequels” to truly bomb in the narrative department. But surprisingly, the end result is still a pretty good time at the movies. Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: Deadpool 2!

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Deadpool 2 (2018)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Directed By: David Leitch

SPOILER FREE

It’s hard enough to come up with a good comic book movie sequel, let alone a comedy movie sequel, so the announcement that Deadpool would be a getting a number two, while unsurprising, was one that made me a little worried. The original film was a hilarious surprise, especially since I was becoming a little burnt out on the character in the comics. But amazingly, Deadpool 2 is able to surpass the comedy sequel curse and present a new adventure for the Merc with a Mouth that is equal parts hilarious, action-packed, and surprisingly moving too. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Superman Special and Quicksilver: No Surrender!

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SUPERMAN_SPECIAL_1_5a7cf6bd99d7e3.73824567Superman Special #1 (DC Comics)

With Brian Michael Bendis taking over the Superman books at the end of the month, DC has given the creative teams of Superman and Action Comics the chance to wrap up any loose ends before Bendis’ arrival on the books. That means the Superman Special features the usual creative team of Peter J Thomasi and Patrick Gleason (with Scott Godlewski on art) tackling one of the last loose ends of their run: Dinosaur Island. Jumping back into that location leads to an issue that contains all of the action, heart, and humor that you’ve come to love from their run. Read the rest of this entry

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

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

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

Comic Reviews: Vampironica and Curse Words!

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indexVampironica #1 (Archie Comics)

At long last, Veronica Lodge gets the chance to shine in an Archie Horror book. After being on the sidelines of Afterlife With Archie and Jughead The Hunger, the raven-haired heiress gets to take the stage in Vampironica, the latest in Archie’s line of horror-themed series. Written by Megan and Greg Smallwood and drawn by Greg Smallwood, Vampironica‘s opening issue is a lot bloodier and impressive than the goofy title would suggest, and hints at another breakout hit for the publisher. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man and Oblivion Song!

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Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_797_TextlessAmazing Spider-Man #797 (Marvel Comics)

The time has come. Dan Slott is leaving The Amazing Spider-Man. After years of penning the wall-crawler’s adventures, the writer is prepping one last story, and it’s set to be one hell of a finale for Slott and artist Stuart Immonen. Not only has Norman Osborn returned as the Green Goblin, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve: none other than the Carnage symbiote. As the beginning of “Go Down Swinging”, Amazing Spider-Man #797 is not only a great kick off to what’s sure to be a bombastic event, it’s also a great example of how great Dan Slott is on the book when he’s on his game. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Terrifics and Jessica Jones!

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TTERR_Cv1_5a05ec2fa4e9a7.58719275The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics)

With the Fantastic Four still in hiding at Marvel, it’s only natural for DC to try and fill that void with The Terrifics. The latest in the line of the “New Age of Heroes” books, The Terrifics features a rag tag team of heroes ranging from Mr. Terrific to Metamorpho to Plastic Man. Everything about this book, from the team line up to the name, is pretty weird, but with creators like Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis on the book, it’s hard not to take notice and see the potential for a fun adventure comic. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Brave and The Bold and Super Sons!

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B&B_BM_WW_cvr1_5a061ed08ecb43.56199984Brave and The Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1 (of 6) (DC Comics)

The words “Brave” and “Bold” hold a pretty special place in DC Comics’ long publishing history, and bringing the title back for a special miniseries is no light affair. While typically used as a team-up series with a rotating cast of characters, the latest relaunch of the classic title pairs Wonder Woman and Batman together for a six issue miniseries. While that may not be enough to justify the return of this series, the fact that this series is written and drawn by Liam Sharp will probably be more than enough to get you try it out. Read the rest of this entry