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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

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A (In)Justice League of Their Own

300px-JLA_13_CoversSo 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

Batfleck vs. Slade Wilson

deathstroke-dc-films-196995-1280x0Remember how we all assumed that the solo Ben Affleck Batman movie was going to have Batman taking on the residents of Arkham Asylum? Well, you can probably scrap that idea.

Last week Affleck tweeted out a video of the one and only Deathstroke. Otherwise known as Slade Wilson, Deathstroke is a major DC Villain who’s just recently become pretty popular thanks to appearances in Arrow, where he was played by Manu Bennett. Now with his profile raised amongst the “normies”, it’s time for him to take the main stage in the DC Cinematic Universe. But where was he going to show up? Justice League? Affleck’s solo Batman movie? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever and Deathstroke!

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XMenWorstXManEver (1)X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

I know, I know, another X-Men comic. But what sets X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever apart from the many other mutant-centric books that Marvel publishes is two things: it’s the first Marvel miniseries by Say Anything lead singer Max Bemis, and it’s a great look into how mutant teenagers of the Marvel Universe view the X-Men. These two things make Worst X-Man Ever’s debut issue truly stand out, and hint at some pretty promising things to come in this miniseries. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: 1872 and Deathstroke!

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portrait_incredible 1872 #3 (Marvel Comics)

 1872 has been one of the stranger Secret Wars tie-ins, but it’s also one of the ones with the most charm too. Seeing Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and other Marvel mainstays through the prism of the old West has been really interesting, and Gerry Duggan’s script has had a lot of fun playing in this world. While 1872 has seemed like it’s been on the outskirts of Marvel’s massive event, with this issue it’s starting to show that it may have a larger role in the future of the Marvel universe than we originally thought. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Arkham Manor and Deathstroke!

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arkham-manor-612x968-f3e97 Arkham Manor #1 (DC Comics)

 The second Batman title for October has been released, and while it’s more Bat-Centric than Gotham Academy, it’s probably going to have its work cut out for it to stand out from the pack. Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal’s Arkham Manor has a pretty intriguing plot, but this first issue doesn’t do much with it. In fact, its opening page tells you to read Batman Eternal #30 before reading Manor, which is interesting because Eternal #30 isn’t coming out until next week. Read the rest of this entry