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AKA Sophomore Slump

imageAs it stands right now, I’m nine episodes into the second season of Jessica Jones, and I gotta say, it’s not very compelling. While the first season was a surprisingly complex and invigorating narrative, so far the second season has devolved into subplots that are uninteresting, drawn out, and not even focused on the title character. Krysten Ritter is still fun to watch, but everything else just seems…off. Which leaves me to ask: what went wrong? Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: The Terrifics and Jessica Jones!

COMIC REVIEWS!

TTERR_Cv1_5a05ec2fa4e9a7.58719275The Terrifics #1 (DC Comics)

With the Fantastic Four still in hiding at Marvel, it’s only natural for DC to try and fill that void with The Terrifics. The latest in the line of the “New Age of Heroes” books, The Terrifics features a rag tag team of heroes ranging from Mr. Terrific to Metamorpho to Plastic Man. Everything about this book, from the team line up to the name, is pretty weird, but with creators like Jeff Lemire and Ivan Reis on the book, it’s hard not to take notice and see the potential for a fun adventure comic. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: The Defenders!

20525205_10156451863817892_7777086020131322463_nThe Defenders (2017)

Starring: Charlie Cox, Kristen Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Elodie Young

SPOILERS

Much like the solo movies of their big screen counterparts, the main appeal of the four Marvel Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) was the idea that the four would join forces in their own team up series The Defenders.  Now that the four have had their own seasons (or two in Daredevil’s case), it’s finally time for them to join up and crack some Hand ninja skulls as only they can. While Defenders takes a while to get going, once Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) get together, the show becomes one of the most entertaining entries in the Marvel Netflix deal, albeit with a few small setbacks. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Moonshine and Jessica Jones!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

moonshine-coverMoonshine #1 (Image Comics)

Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso made quite the team when they created 100 Bullets, and now with their new Image series Moonshine they’re hoping to recapture some of that magic again. A Prohibition era werewolf series, Moonshine’s debut issue has what it takes for another cool ongoing series, even if it takes a little too long to get the plot moving. Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2015!

daredevil-posterAlright, the crap has been sorted through, and now it’s clear sailing to get onto the best nerd stuff of 2015! This year saw some pretty great things hit our comic stands, movie theaters, and TV’s, and it was pretty hard to narrow this bad boy down to a manageable list. But I think I’ve got all the major awesome things that have come our way in 2015, and of course, if I missed something, feel free to yell at me about it. So, without further ado, the BEST OF 2015!! Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Jessica Jones

downloadThe second series to come from Marvel Studios and Netflix, Jessica Jones doesn’t have as much hype surrounding it like Daredevil did. Jessica Jones is a relatively new character when it comes to the Marvel line, and unlike the Man Without Fear, she didn’t have a movie in the early 2000’s to boost her profile with “normies”. Despite this, Jessica Jones not only stands toe to toe with Matt Murdock’s series from earlier in the year, it completely stands on it’s on. Read the rest of this entry

The Read Pile: Alias

download (1)Confession time, folks: until a month or two ago, I had never read Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos’ Alias series. It slipped through the cracks, mainly because it was at it’s height when I was in high school and college, where the only books I was reading were ­Spider-Man and Batman comics. I’ve long heard of how incredible the series is, and with the upcoming Jessica Jones series hitting Netflix, I decided it was high time that I splurged on the omnibus edition. Now that I’ve finished it, I figured I’d dust off the ol’ “Read Pile” and give it a new installment. Read the rest of this entry

New York Comic Con Wrap Up!

new-york-comic-conNew York Comic Con has wrapped up for another year, and unlike San Diego Comic Con there was actually a good amount of comic book related news to come out of the con. From Dark Horse announcing comics based on James Cameron’s Avatar to Mark Hamill returning to the The Flash, there were a lot of really cool announcements for both comics and comic book based media. So without further ado, here’s a rundown of all of the big news to come out of this year’s NYCC! Read the rest of this entry

MarvelFlix

Defenders-482x276MARVEL! NETFLIX! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

If you couldn’t tell by that nerdgasm, I’m over the moon about the news that Marvel Studios will be producing original content for Netflix. As someone who’s been a Netflix user for years, I’m excited. As someone who loves Marvel, I’m excited. So what can make me MORE excited?

The fact that Daredevil is finally going to be featured in a serialized form of live action entertainment. I’ve covered this topic a lot in my time writing these columns (see here, here, and here), and the fact that it’s happening makes me extremely excited. Do I falsely take credit for Marvel’s decision? You bet I do. Read the rest of this entry