Comic Reviews: X-Men Red and Swamp Thing Winter Special!


indexX-Men Red #1 (Marvel Comics)

Now that Jean Grey is back in the land of the living, it’s time for her to rejoin the X-Men. But Jean’s not joining just any team of mutants. She’s forming her own group of X-Men, and getting her very own title with X-Men Red, the latest in the “color coded” X-Men teams. With Tom Taylor on writing duties and Mahmud Asrar on the art, Marvel’s betting that Red will be a pretty sizeable hit with readers, and I gotta say, after reading this first issue, I think it will be too. Read the rest of this entry


Great, Kid! Don’t Get Cocky!

solo-poster-han-1080478For better or worse, the Solo trailer has arrived, and while it doesn’t exactly soothe my worries about the film, I’ll admit that there is some pretty neat stuff in the first look at the latest “Star Wars story”. But there’s still something that feels a little off, and I think I know what that is: Han Solo. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: JLA/Doom Patrol and Motherlands!


JLADPA_Cv1_R3_5a5e4bf6d5c8d1.97371591JLA/Doom Patrol #1 (DC Comics)

DC’s “Young Animal” imprint has definitely stumbled in recent months. Crippled by delays and waning sales, the Gerard Way curated imprint has been overshadowed by other storylines within DC. But now that this month sees the Young Animal characters crossing paths with their DC pals, there’s hope that it will revitalize the fledgling imprint and restore it to the days of the start of the imprint. With the Gerard Way/Steve Orlando written JLA/Doom Patrol, the hope is that the ACO drawn special, which kicks off “The Milk Wars” storyline, is going to do just that. But is it possible to get new people onto the Young Animal train with so much baggage around the line? 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

Comic Reviews: Legion and The Flash!


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With a critical hit series on FX, it’s no surprise that Marvel would restart Legion. Focusing again on David Haller, the son of Charles Xavier, the Peter Milligan and Wilfredo Torres series doesn’t have quite the mind-bending narrative that the show has, but it’s still very entertaining. 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

Comic Reviews: Damage and The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson!


DAMAGE_Cv1-copy-2_59b1e19b1b3761.52983568Damage #1 (DC Comics)

While Metal is still going strong for DC comics, the event is going to come to an end pretty soon, so the publisher is starting up the “New Age of Heroes”. Designed to introduce new and returning characters to the post-Metal DC landscape, the line has some of DC’s best writers and artist working together to create new characters for the DC universe. First up is Robert Venditti and Tony S. Daniel’s Damage, a book that is a pretty strong debut that unfortunately could’ve used a little more fleshing out. Read the rest of this entry

Yup, We Are Venom…..

venom-tom-hardy-eddie-brock-1073725Whether 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

Comic Reviews: Mister Miracle and Avengers!


xvai1pug76101Mister Miracle #6 (DC Comics)

I mentioned in my review of the first issue of Mister Miracle how the Tom King and Mitch Gerads series could do the impossible and give me a solid introduction to Jack Kirby’s Fourth World saga, but now six issues in (and a few Kirby trades later), I can easily say that was definitely the case. Simply put, this is one of the best series currently on the market. As the final issue of the first arc of the miniseries, Mister Miracle #6 has much of the same charm as you’d expect from King and Gerads by now, but there’s also some pretty major surprises and reveals as well. Read the rest of this entry

Looking Ahead to 2018!

MAIW_master-1-960x5402017 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