Category: Comics

  • Movie Review – Black Adam

    Movie Review – Black Adam

    *sigh* How can DC/Warner Brothers can find a bunch of attractive, talented, charismatic people, and make a movie that is so aggressively mediocre? Black Adam is a HUGE missed opportunity, one that Warner keeps making over and over again. Thousands of years ago, the kingdom of Kahndaq (a stand-in for Egypt) was ruled by an […]

  • Comic Book Review – Sentient

    Comic Book Review – Sentient

    I was cruising NetGalley for new stuff to read, and came across Sentient (Deluxe Edition) by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Gabriel Walta, with letters by Steve Wands. The names drew my eye immediately, as I know Lemire’s writing from following up the legendary Hawkeye run by Fraction/Aja/etc., and Gabriel Walta’s art from The Vision. […]

  • Not Everything in the MCU is For You

    Not Everything in the MCU is For You

    When the Marvel Cinematic Universe first kicked off with 2008’s Iron Man, there was nothing like it. A brand new universe filled with updated versions of our favorite comic book characters, played by some of Hollywood’s hottest (or soon-to-be hottest) actors. It’s easy to forget how different it was back at the beginning than it […]

  • Marvel’s Black Widow Problem

    Marvel’s Black Widow Problem

    We watched Black Widow a little while ago, and it was fine! Solid action, and the new characters were great. Especially Yelena. There’s just one problem with the movie – there’s no reason for it to exist in the MCU, except for setting up other shit. The character of Black Widow is currently dead (and […]

  • Rest in Peace, Stan Lee

    Rest in Peace, Stan Lee

    I think most of us know that Stan Lee’s legacy at Marvel for comics is fraught.  Who truly created what, who deserves credit.  That’s covered elsewhere, like the obituary/profile linked above.  I’d like to talk about Stan’s place in my life, as a budding geek who wasn’t sure of his place in the world. Millenials, for […]

  • Comic Book Review – Crosswind Vol. 1

    Comic Book Review – Crosswind Vol. 1

    Crosswind is an Image series written by Gail Simone, drawn by Cat Staggs, with letters from Simon Bowland.  The blurb at Image’s site describes it as “Goodfellas meets Freaky Friday” and it’s an apt description.  What happens if a Chicago hitman and a suburban housewife switch bodies?  Under Gail’s pen, you get vulgar, action-filled fun. […]

  • Comic Book Review – Black Bolt Vol. 1, Hard Time

    Comic Book Review – Black Bolt Vol. 1, Hard Time

    Volume 1 of Black Bolt’s solo series, subtitled Hard Time, is out.  Writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Christian Ward fulfilled the promise of the first issue (which I looked at previously) and more.  Ward says a lot about who gets put in prison and why, while not ignoring the kickass fights and teleporting dogs we […]

  • Movie Review – Wonder Woman

    Movie Review – Wonder Woman

    We saw an early screening, and I’m happy to report director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is everything DC should be doing in all of their movies.  It’s epic in scope, as befitting one of DC’s trinity of heroes.  It’s does something interesting with Diana’s origin, managing to homage both her classic origin and the more recent […]

  • Comic Book Review – Black Bolt #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward

    Comic Book Review – Black Bolt #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward

    Creative Team: Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Christian Ward Letterer: Clayton Cowles The Inhumans are in a tough spot, as far as the fandom goes.  They’ve been around a long time, created by Lee and Kirby no less.  But they’ve always been a bit of a niche group, mostly centered around the Fantastic Four.  It doesn’t […]

  • Marvel Joins Amazon Prime Reading

    Marvel Joins Amazon Prime Reading

    Just a head’s up for anybody who likes to get their money’s worth out of their Amazon Prime subscription, Marvel is now partnered with Amazon to have their comics show up there (as well as some selections in Kindle Unlimited and Comixology Unlimited).  Those are cool if you already pay the extra subscription fee for either […]

  • Marvel’s Biggest Missed Opportunity

    Marvel’s Biggest Missed Opportunity

    It’s kind of shocking how quickly the tables have turned on the big two in the comics industry.  Just a few years ago, while DC was languishing under the “New 52”, Marvel was having a creative boom.  Whether it was Matt Fraction and David Aja bringing a fresh take to Hawkeye, their first headlining Muslim […]

  • Batman: The Animated Series – Robin’s Reckoning

    Batman: The Animated Series – Robin’s Reckoning

    Batman: The Animated Series was an amazing show, and there are a bunch of episodes that frequently adorn “Top x B:TAS Episodes” lists.  Robin’s Reckoning (in two parts) often rates highly on those lists, and on the 24th anniversary of the primetime premier of part 1, I’d like to take a deeper look. Viewing the […]