Tag: comic book

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Comic Book Review – Mockingbird, Volume 1:  I Can Explain

    Comic Book Review – Mockingbird, Volume 1: I Can Explain

    We’ve been over the controversy regarding the series and how much of a jerk some of comics fandom can be, but I really want to talk about the Mockingbird comic, too.  IT’S GREAT.  Snarky, action-filled, mysterious, fun.  Bobbi herself gets to shine – it’s not often she does, having been used quite often in the […]

  • Book Review – Black Widow: Forever Red

    Book Review – Black Widow: Forever Red

    Before you start this book, know that while it’s got Black Widow in the name, it’s both about her, and not exactly about her.  If it might bother you to discover the story is told mostly through the viewpoint of a teenaged girl that has an…interesting connection to Natasha, as some other reviewers seem to, […]

  • Help Me Fix Agents of SHIELD

    Help Me Fix Agents of SHIELD

    This is mostly in response to the article over at Heroic Hollywood, Is Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Really Any Good? so maybe check that first. There was no one more excited by the concept of Agents of SHIELD than me, when it was first announced.  A Whedon-adjacent look at the more mundane aspects of the […]

  • Why Wolverine: Weapon X Makes More Sense Than Old Man Logan

    Why Wolverine: Weapon X Makes More Sense Than Old Man Logan

    For a long time, the rumors were persistent that Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine would be inspired by the Old Man Logan comics by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.  It never made a ton of sense to me, unless the only bit of inspiration taken from it was the name (similar to Age of […]

  • Comic Book Review – The Vision #8

    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 […]