Comic Book Review – The Vision #8

Creative Team: Writer:  Tom King Art:  Gabriel Hernandez Walta Colors:  Jordie Bellaire Letters:  Clayton Cowles Last month, the cover shown for this issue (shown in part above) seemed to indicate the arrival of the Avengers and the beginning of the final battle.  Well, as usual expectations are twisted.  There IS a new arrival, but it’s… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #8

Comic Book Review – Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

The City on the Edge of Forever is often described as the best episode of the original series of Star Trek, and it’s hard to argue against that.  The script, written by Sci-Fi legend Harlan Ellison, won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1968, and also the Writer’s Guild of America award of… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

Lightning Book Review – Itty Bitty Hellboy

It might seem like an odd combination, Hellboy getting the cutesy ‘Itty Bitty’ treatment, but if you enjoy HB and want to get your younger ones in early, this is a good way. The bright, simple shapes are indeed cute, reminding me a bit of the Powerpuff Girls. Art Baltazar and Franco do a solid… Continue reading Lightning Book Review – Itty Bitty Hellboy

Comic Book Review – Red Sonja: Queen of the Plagues

I’m the first to admit this isn’t my normal cup of tea – but I respect Gail Simone as a writer, and she’s a hilarious follow on Twitter, so when I saw this on NetGalley, it was a no-brainer.  The art by Walter Geovani fits the sword and sorcery style very well, and some of… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Red Sonja: Queen of the Plagues

Comic Book Review – 47 Ronin (Stan Sakai)

What, is this some sort of repeat?  Nope!  I got a copy of a totally different adaptation of the 47 Ronin story via NetGalley, this time drawn by Stan Sakai (of Usagi Yojimbo fame).  I won’t rehash the gist of the story but I will say I enjoyed this version quite a bit more.  It’s… Continue reading Comic Book Review – 47 Ronin (Stan Sakai)

Ant-Man, Michael Douglas, and YOU

Casting news came down this week that Michael Douglas had signed on to play original Ant-Man Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, due out in 2015.  However, this came on the heels of Paul Rudd signing on to play Ant-Man…so who is it going to be?  Both, if they do it right. Like many hero… Continue reading Ant-Man, Michael Douglas, and YOU

Classic Comics – X-Men: Days of Future Past

I’ve been on a comics kick of late, as well as a nostalgia high from Comics Alliance’s X-Men animated series recaps, so checking out some classic X-Men storylines seemed like a no-brainer.  Especially when I saw Comixology having a sale on several collections.  I bought the X-Men: Days of Future Past book as prepwork for… Continue reading Classic Comics – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Book Review – Runaways, Volume 1: Pride and Joy

What would you do if you found out your parents were supervillains?  That’s the basic question answered in Brian K. Vaughn’s (Saga) Runaways series.  Each year, 6 families come together for a meeting – the kids are told it’s to plan out charitable giving for the year.  “Good deeds should be done in secret, with… Continue reading Book Review – Runaways, Volume 1: Pride and Joy

Book Review – B.P.R.D.: Vampire

Spoilers, yo. Mike Mignola’s Hellboy has spawned a whole fleet of spin-off books and interesting characters, and the issues collected in BPRD: Vampire center around Agent Anders, a man haunted – literally – by vampires.  He has the spirits of two vampire sister locked away inside him, but the seal is weakening.  He becomes obsessed… Continue reading Book Review – B.P.R.D.: Vampire

Book Review: Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

Chalk this one up as a win for the Hellboy movie franchise!  I enjoyed both movies (and eagerly await a third, hint hint guys) so when this popped up on NetGalley, it was a no-brainer to check out.  (Spoilers from here on)  The Midnight Circus deals with young Hellboy at the BPRD.  He’s still not… Continue reading Book Review: Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

Book Review – Code Monkey Save World #1

I’m betting most of you reading this have at least a passing familiarity with Jonathan Coulton, even if it’s just from his song Still Alive from the end of the amazing Portal video game.  Code Monkey Save World is a graphic novel adaptation of some of JoCo’s music, written by Greg Pak (currently of Batman/Superman… Continue reading Book Review – Code Monkey Save World #1

Book Review – Arrow, Volume 1

I got a galley copy of the first collection of the Arrow tie-in comic (issues 1-6 and the #1 special edition) and while it certainly has the feel of the show down for the serious parts, it’s sorely lacking the humor and charm of Amell’s ‘hood’.  It also makes little sense unless you are keeping… Continue reading Book Review – Arrow, Volume 1