Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel Comics)
It’s been a dark time for Fantastic Four fans. The past few years have seen the team removed from the Marvel publishing slate, and whether that was due to declining sales, a way to build up anticipation for their inevitable return, or because the head publisher didn’t want to be promoting a property that Marvel didn’t have the film rights to, their absence has been felt. But luckily with the team returning with Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli’s Fantastic Four #1, the team is brought back to their glory days, and are ready to take back their title as “Marvel’s First Family”. Read the rest of this entry
This week marks a pretty big occasion: the return of the Fantastic Four to comic stands. The lack of a FF title on the shelves has been felt for the past few years, and while The Thing/Human Torch lead Marvel Two-In-One series has been plenty entertaining, it still wasn’t the same. We need the Fantastic Four back on our pull lists, scanning the galaxy and beyond for threats to the universe, and it’s definitely a welcome treat to have them back where they belong. Read the rest of this entry
The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. You’ve had two weeks now, so you’ve got no excuses if you start reading this without seeing the movie!
By all accounts, Avengers: Infinity War is a pretty resounding success. While not as critically acclaimed as the previous Marvel Studios films, it’s still sitting pretty at an impressive 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s had a pretty immediate hold on the pop culture landscape since release. Of course, it’s also the highest opening weekend of all time, beating out The Force Awakens. But the real question remains after the credits roll is this : what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Read the rest of this entry
This August, the Fantastic Four finally returns to the Marvel Universe. After an absence that felt longer than it actually was, we’re finally getting Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny back on the comic racks. It’s pretty damn exciting, and really has me excited in a way I haven’t been in a long time when it comes to the FF. But maybe that was Marvel’s plan all along…. 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
It’s that time of year again folks, the annual rundown of the best and worst of 2015. We’ve seen a lot of really cool things this year, but at the same time, we’ve also had a LOT of crap. And speaking of that crap, we’ve gotta get through the bad before we get to the good stuff, so without further ado, here’s my list on the worst stuff of 2015! Read the rest of this entry
It’s official: Fall is here. And with the turning of the leaves comes the end of the Summer, and more importantly, the end of the summer movie season. This year saw 3 big comic book movies. One was surprisingly a lot of fun, one wasn’t as good as it’s predecessor but was as still a good time, and the other was so bad that it’s not even worth bringing up. With the onslaught of Comic Book films coming our way in 2016, it’s kind of surprising to see the small showing that superheroes had in 2015. Perhaps the big studios were giving us a breather before Batman V Superman, Civil War, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Suicide Squad hit us next year? That may be, but this isn’t a time a to look ahead, it’s a time to look back. So, let’s take a look at the big movies of the summer, and crown our winner!
With the bomb now dropped and the damage done, you can’t throw a rock at the Internet without hitting an article explaining “why Fantastic Four bombed”. Some sites blame Josh Trank. Others blame Fox. A majority are now saying that it was the two of them together. But no matter what, Marvel’s first family is in worse shape than they were in 2007 after Rise of the Silver Surfer came out (a movie that did BETTER than this movie did critically and commercially). I’ll be straight up with you all: I didn’t go see it. I was on the fence when I first heard about this “realistic” approach to the characters, but once I started reading the reviews I DEFINITELY wasn’t paying money for it. It’s clearly not the response that the director, cast, or studio hoped for, but what happened, really? How is it that Fox can’t get the Fantastic Four right? Read the rest of this entry
The moment we’ve been waiting for (or dreading) has arrived: the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot has hit the internet. While it looks a lot better than I was expecting, it still hasn’t done much to move this up my “must see list” for the summer of 2015. Maybe I’ve let the bad buzz around the film get to my head, or maybe I’m just not that interested in another Fox Fantastic Four film, but something is just…well, “off” whenever I watch it. Read the rest of this entry