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Movie Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

MOVIE REVIEW!

220px-Spider-Man_Into_the_Spider-Verse_posterSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Starring: Shamiek Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schrieber, Mahershala Ali

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
Spider-Man has had many films, but Into the Spider-verse is different. Not only is it the first animated feature film starring the wall-crawler to hit theaters, it’s also the cinematic debut of not only Miles Morales, but Gwen Stacey’s Spider-Woman (aka Spider-Gwen). Showcasing the young Miles’ origins as the new Spider-man, as well as hosting a bunch of other spider-characters, Into The Spider-Verse could have been a mess, a cheap corporate cash-in on the Spidey brand name. Instead, it stands as not only the best animated feature of the year, but one of the greatest comic book films ever, and possibly even the best Spider-Man film. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: John Wick and Spider-Gwen!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

JohnWick01CovBCowanJohn Wick #1 (Dynamite Comics)

Movie tie-in comics are always a tough gamble, and John Wick is no exception. With two of the best action movies of the past ten years under it’s belt, the Keanu Reeves hit man franchise is one of the few “sure bets” in Hollywood right now. But how exactly can you translate the insane frenetic action of those movies to the static comic page? Well, Greg Pak and Giovanni Valletta have an answer: focus on John Wick’s early years as a young assassin. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Gwen and New Suicide Squad!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Spider-Gwen_Vol_2_6_TextlessSpider-Gwen #6 (Marvel Comics)

Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez’ Spider-Gwen has been spinning its wheels since the new post-Secret Wars relaunch. What initially started as a great new alternate world and hero started to almost give off the vibe of missed potential. To be completely honest, I was close to dropping the series.

But then I read this issue. 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: Spider-Gwen and Criminal!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

Spider-Gwen-1-Cover-Robbi-Rodriguez-720x1112Spider-Gwen #1 (Marvel Comics)

Second only to Star Wars, Spider-Gwen’s solo series is probably the most-hyped #1 to hit the stands this year. The first appearance of the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 has gone though multiple printings, and the character has already become a favorite of the Internet. With this much hype, there’s no way the book could live up to the lofty expectations people have for it, right? Read the rest of this entry

New York Comic Con 2014 Wrap Up!

61565d9184ae44124c2af8715238107fNew York Comic Con has wrapped, and when compared to this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we‘ve got quite a lot of news to ponder, freak out about, and stress out over for the next few months. Thankfully, a lot of this news is extremely positive, and makes me pretty excited for what’s in store for us in the coming year in the world of comics and geekdom. So, let’s take a look at some of the big news to hit from the con! Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Edge of Spider-Verse and Manifest Destiny!

COMIC REVIEWS!!! 

4049035-edge_of_spider-verse_2_coverEdge of Spider-Verse #2 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)

 What’s that? I already did a review of an issue of Edge of Spider-verse? And I did it last week?

That’s true. But Edge of Spider-Verse #2 features the debut of an alternate Spider-Man that’s so awesome that I fell in love with it from the moment I saw the preview images: Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman. Read the rest of this entry