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The Man Called Logan

cuaiczwueaaid_w-jpg-largeAt long last, we finally have some information on the final Wolverine movie. It’s been some time since we had any real news about the movie, and with the March release date coming up, many of us were wondering if we’d EVER get a trailer, pictures, or even a synopsis on Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Logan. Well, we’ve finally gotten some info on the movie, and it’s…different. Read the rest of this entry

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Sinister Developments

sinisterAccording to Bryan Singer, Mr. Sinister is coming to the Fox X-Men universe. But he’s not appearing in the next X-Men movie. No, Sinister will be coming to the third solo Wolverine movie, which still has no official title or real synopsis yet (all we know is that it’ll be loosely based on Old Man Logan). Mr. Sinister has long been one of my favorite X-Men villains, but I won’t lie, after X-Men: Apocalypse I’m very wary about how Sinister will be portrayed on screen. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and Red Hood And The Outlaws Rebirth!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

OML2016009_covOld Man Logan #9 (Marvel Comics)

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s Old Man Logan has been an interesting series to read. It started off as an assumed sequel to the classic Mark Millar and Steve McNiven series, but as it’s continued, we’ve slowly learned that this isn’t truly the case. This is a Wolverine from a different future, as none of the events that are currently happening in the Marvel universe have happened in his timeline. While it’s easy to say that this was made to make the original Old Man Logan just another “possible future” in the Marvel Universe, it also adds to the story of the man who was Wolverine. Not only is he a man from the future trapped in the past, he’s now a man stuck in a universe that’s not even his. It’s an extra dose of pain and sadness to the character, and that theme continues in Old Man Logan #9, which starts off the “The Last Ronin” storyline. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and Southern Bastards!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Old-Man-Logan-1-Cover-847afOld Man Logan #1 (Marvel Comics)

Marvel’s “All New, All Different” relaunch has done a lot of strange things. In fact, some might accuse them of just throwing ideas at the wall to see if they’ll stick, which may be the reason for Old Man Logan, the new ongoing series that places the former Wolverine who starred in Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s fantastic original series into the main Marvel 616 (sorry, Marvel PRIME) universe. It seems like a gimmick, and it is. But with writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino on the series, it’s able to transcend the gimmickiness of its premise and plant the seeds for a pretty intriguing tale. Read the rest of this entry

Strange Times Ahead For Marvel

allnewalldifferentmarvel-138579We’ve all been waiting for Marvel to announce their books post-Secret Wars, and now with the release of the All-New All-Different Marvel preview book, we’ve gotten a look at some of the new titles coming our way this fall. And boy, Marvel sure is living up to the All-Different part of the initiative. From a Howling Commandos book to a series starring Carnage, there’s lots of new offbeat series to come. But with so many to choose from, which ones should you look out for? Well, I can’t make that decision for you, but I can at least tell you which ones I’m interested in: Read the rest of this entry

All-New, All-Different!

allnewalldifferentmarvel-138578-ede6fAs expected, Marvel has started to reveal what their universe will look like after Secret Wars wraps, and while it would be nice to finally get through an event without having what’s coming next spoiled, that’s clearly not the name of the game for the House of Ideas. However, the two images Marvel has released for their “All-New, All-Different Marvel” not-a-reboot do bring up a lot of questions, and actually lives up the title of “All-Different”. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Old Man Logan and Fight Club 2!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

Old-Man-Logan-1-Cover-9c041Old Man Logan #1 (of 4) (Marvel Comics)

Old Man Logan is widely regarded as not only one of the greatest Wolverine stories of all time, but one of the best Marvel stories as well. The Mark Millar and Steve McNiven storyline is my favorite Wolverine story, and hearing that this version of ol’ Canucklehead would be receiving a Secret Wars spin off filled me with both hope and dread. With Brian Michael Bendis taking over for Millar and Green Arrow artist Andrea Sorrentino stepping in for McNiven, the pieces are there for something special, and as I opened the cover I wasn’t entirely sure what kind of book I’d be getting. Well, after reading this opening issue, I’m relieved to see that this is not only a great opening issue, but also a pretty worthy addition to the Old Man Logan story. Read the rest of this entry

10 (Comic) Books That Have Affected Me In Some Way

its-a-mans-comic-book-worldRecently my Facebook feed has been exploding with people listing ten books that have affected them in some way throughout their lives. I was recently tagged in a friend’s post, and while my response includes a healthy smattering of paneled pages within it, I’ve decided to try and start up my own spin on this social media movement, except this time focusing exclusively on comic books. IF there’s ever been a time to argue for the legitimacy of comics medium as a source of literature, it’s now. We’re currently in the middle of a comics renaissance, with books that have the potential to stand alongside classics like Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s early Spider-Man work. IF you follow my on Facebook you’ve already seen my list, but if you don’t, here’s an expanded list of the ten comics that affected me, shocked me, and shaped me into the person I am today (oh, and give me an add on Facebook too if you feel so obliged). NOTE: Wondering why there’s now Walking Dead or Snyder/Capullo Batman? Those runs aren’t done yet. Read the rest of this entry