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Gunn’s Back, Baby!

180730-james-gunn-dk-1510_64be52cc6be09cb9f6dbeb388c6ed95b.jpgThe impossible has happened: James Gunn has been reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Yes, in a move that has surprised everyone in the nerd-verse, Disney head Alan Horn has put Gunn back in the director’s chair after firing him back in July, causing a PR nightmare that the House of Mouse couldn’t really ever recover from, no matter who they brought in. It’s a big win for the MCU, for Gunn, for fans of the films, and for Marvel Studios, who no longer have to field the “Who will replace the guy who was fired without your input” question that has dogged them at every event since July. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy and Hardcore!

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Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Marvel Comics)

Despite becoming household names thanks to their mega-successful movies, The Guardians of the Galaxy still can’t quite make it as a comic series. The Brian Michael Bendis run petered out after a few years, and the relaunch with Gerry Duggan and Aaron Kuder served as more of a tie-in to the Infinity Wars event than it’s own series. So what’s Marvel to do? Create a new team of Guardians with the creatives behind the mega-hit Thanos run, Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw. Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2018

2018 was a massive year for pop culture, so much so that there’s things on this list that I had to remind myself that they even came out this year. Seriously, the amount of great entertainment that came our way in 2018 was enough to fill three years, so why don’t I just get out of the way and break down some of my favorite things of the year 2018? Read the rest of this entry

Gunns and Roses

james_gunn_marvel_studios_rehireI try to keep this column a “politics-free zone”, mainly because there’s so many awful things out in the world lately that I like to think of this column as an escape. But with the recent firing of James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, I feel like I need to put my two cents in. Were Gunn’s tweets, which, while written ten years ago, offensive and unfunny? Absolutely. But his firing for his past actions sets a dangerous precedent for not only Hollywood, but our modern culture as well. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy and Tokyo Ghost!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!! 

portrait_incredibleGuardians of the Galaxy #11 (Marvel Comics)

Guardians of the Galaxy has been an interesting book. While the team has had a huge impact on pop culture thanks to their movie, the Brian Michael Bendis written comic hasn’t had the best track record. Sure, there have been some great moments, but by and large it’s been one of the lesser works of Bendis’ large bibliography. However, The latest issue of Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti’s Guardians saga is certainly more focused than the previous storyline, and actually seems to be setting up some cool interplay for the Guardians in the Civil War 2 event. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians Team-Up and This Damned Band!

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Guardians_Team-Up_Vol_1_9_TextlessGuardians Team-Up #9 (Marvel Comics)

The latest issue of Guardians Team-Up finds the Marvel Universe’s two Peters (Quill and Parker) meeting up and solving a crime. Naturally, the fact that this issue contains two of my favorite Marvel characters definitely caught my eye, but the Javier Pulido written and drawn issue doesn’t really live up to the potential of having Spider-Man and Star-Lord team up. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men Black Vortex and Superman!

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 guardians-of-the-galaxy-x-men-the-black-vortex-alpha-111576Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men Black Vortex Alpha #1 (Marvel Comics)

 The X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up again for Black Vortex. Seeing as how their last team up (for the “Trial of Jean Grey”) was a pretty big hit for Marvel, it makes sense that the House of Ideas would want to pair these two teams up again. However, this first chapter by Legendary Star-Lord writer Sam Humphries and drawn by Ed McGuinness leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, it reads less like a sequel to the previous crossover and more like another issue of Peter Quill’s solo book. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman!

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 detailGuardians of the Galaxy #21 (Marvel Comics)

 The latest story line for Marvel’s hit galactic heroes kicks off with Guardians of the Galaxy #21. Brian Michael Bendis’ recent stories have been…drawn out to say the least, but with this latest issue (which features art by Marvel “Young Gun” Valerio Schiti), it seems like the pace is finally starting to pick up.

This issue focuses primarily on Flash Thompson, also known as Venom. Flash’s time as the Avenger’s Earth liaison with the Guardians hasn’t really been fleshed out (or explained, for that matter). Other than last May’s Free Comic Book Day issue, there’s barely been any mention for why Venom is on the team, or what purpose he serves. Thankfully, it looks like we’re starting to get some answers. Read the rest of this entry

2014 Summer Movie Wrap-Up!

-380ed957-36d7-4dec-bada-2b76d6b3523cIt’s now Labor Day, which can only mean one thing: summer, and the movies that came with it, are over. This summer movie season saw a huge amount of comic book and other geek friendly movies hit our screens, some good (Guardians of the Galaxy) and some bad (Amazing Spider-Man 2). So, how do they all stack up when we put them against one another? I’m glad you asked, because it’s time for my annual Summer Movie Wrap Up! Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman Beyond Universe!

COMIC REVIEWS!

5367a942c29e3 (1) Guardians of the Galaxy #18 (Marvel Comics)

 The Guardians enter Original Sin with Guardians of the Galaxy #18, which is an extremely strong issue after some pretty less than stellar ones. This issue by Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness isn’t an exact Original Sin tie-in. In fact, the banner on top of the cover is more of an excuse to finally shed some light on how Star-Lord and Thanos made it out of the Cancerverse back in The Thanos Imperative. And before you say anything, yes, things happen in this issue! Read the rest of this entry