Category Archives: Comic reviews

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

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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

Comic Reviews: The Flash and Excellence!

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large-5374934The Flash #70 (DC Comics)

Nearly every DC character has had their own “Year One” story, except for the Flash. But all that is changing with Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter’s The Flash #70, which goes back in time to show some of Barry Allen’s earliest adventures after gaining his abilities. While it does retrace a few familiar beats of the Scarlet Speedster’s origins, Williamson uses this story to pepper in some new wrinkles that will play off of the current and future runs on the character. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Savage Avengers and DCEased!

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SAV_AVENGERS_1Savage Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics)

We all knew it was only a matter of time for Marvel to have Conan The Barbarian cross over into the Marvel universe, but I don’t think anyone was expecting it to happen this soon, and in a title like Savage Avengers. A new series from Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato. Jr, this offshoot of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes brings together Wolverine, The Punisher, Venom, Doctor Voodoo, Elektra, and Conan the Barbarian to take on only the most brutal of missions. No, they’re not officially sanctioned (yet), and yes, at first glance making Conan an Avenger is a major eye-roll moment. But surprisingly, this opening issue isn’t just chock full of ridiculous action, it’s also one of the most fun comics of the year. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame (Spoiler Free)

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Directed By: Joe and Anthony Russo

The secrecy surrounding Avengers: Endgame is at near ludicrous levels, with Disney and Marvel studios going to extreme lengths to keep the events of the film under wraps. Of course, I’m not going to start spoiling the movie here, because honestly, the fun in enjoying Endgame is watching it as fresh as possible. Though if you haven’t done a complete MCU rewatch in the past year, you’re probably going to want to do so before watching Endgame, the epic finale to the grand experiment that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: War of the Realms: Punisher and Daredevil!

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downloadWar of the Realms: Punisher #1 (of 3)

Ever since the Punisher MAX run, it’s been hard to put Frank Castle in the main Marvel universe. With the exception of Matthew Rosenberg’s current Punisher run, any time that Frank Castle is put into the main Marvel universe it puts the character in a difficult position. But Punisher is a popular character, and isn’t immune to big sweeping line-wide events, so the War of the Realms is coming for Frank Castle, and surprisingly Gerry Duggan and Marcelo Feirrera’s War of the Realms: Punisher tie-in miniseries is a blast to read, and doesn’t try to force the character into an area that he’s not comfortable in. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Fairlady and Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage!

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fairlady-1_8a97f58344Fairlady #1 (Image Comics)

We’ve all seen the stories of a big war in a fantasy realm, but what happens when the war is over? That’s the main crux of Fairlady, a new fantasy series from Brian Schirmer and Claudia Balboni that plays a little like Lord Of the Rings, a little like Magnum P.I, and ends up being a whole lot of fun. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Dial H for Hero!

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archie-comic-publications-sabrina-teenage-witch-1-of-5-cvr-a-fish-20181231Sabrina The Teenage Witch #1 (Archie Comics)

Is it really any surprise that this comic is being featured this week? Sabrina Spellman is one of my all time favorite characters in fiction, and while her Netflix show has been a huge success, her comic adventures have been all but nonexistent. Aside from her new supporting role in Archie, the comic that started Sabrina’s resurgence, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is all but gone from Archie Comics’ publishing schedule, with no new issues in sight. With her popularity back to where it was in the late 90’s, Archie comics finally catches up with a new Sabrina The Teenage Witch series, from writer Kelly Thompson and artist Veronica Fish. While it doesn’t have the dark magic thrills of The Chilling Adventures, there’s still a lot of magical charm in this book’s pages. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Man: Life Story and the Life and Death of Toyo Harada!

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indexSpider-Man: Life Story #1 (of 6) (Marvel)

Unlike other Spider-Man events, Spider-Man: Life Story is telling the tale of Peter Parker in real time, allowing the character to grow and evolve over the decades. This gives writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Mark Bagley the chance to show readers something that rarely happens in comics: a character that grows and changes as the years go on. While Life Story #1 only touches on Peter Parker as a teenager in the 60’s, it paints a much different picture on the wall-crawler than the ones we read from Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Assassin Nation and Buffy The Vampire Slayer!

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assassin-nation-1_979175ee27Assassin Nation #1 (Image Comics)

What happens when a bunch of the world’s top assassins are put into a room together? It might look something like Assassin Nation, the new Image title from Ryan Starks and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson. Unlike that Marvel title though, Assassin is very much an M-rated title, and it’s all the better for it, as Henderson’s talents aren’t hindered in the slightest by removing the restrictions of Marvel. Read the rest of this entry