Movie Review – Venom

I actually saw Venom not long after it came out, and I’m a bit amused at how well it’s done.  It is a deeply weird movie. At times feels like half of it is missing.  Why does the symbiote decide to “help” Eddie Brock save the Earth?  It must not matter, because they don’t tell… Continue reading Movie Review – Venom

Movie Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

I really loved Spider-Man: Homecoming, though I can see why there were a few people who didn’t.  It’s not what you expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not exactly.  Sure, it’s a superhero story, there’s Iron Man flying around, supervillains with crazy weapons, the usual.  But it is counter-balanced by teen drama (and comedy) which is a bit of a shift compared to the rest of the MCU.

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… Continue reading Marvel’s Biggest Missed Opportunity

Should I Read It? Secret Wars (1984)

I know what you are thinking – didn’t we just leave this party?  And the answer to that is…complicated.  I am talking about the original Secret Wars from 1984-1985 today, one of the very first big crossover events at the big publishers.  It debuted 32 years ago, though you can’t tell from the May date… Continue reading Should I Read It? Secret Wars (1984)

Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a tough movie to get my head around.  It’s really two movies, a great Peter Parker movie, and a decent Spider-Man movie.  The personal moments between Peter and Gwen, and Peter and Harry, and Peter and Aunt May are all… Continue reading Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Top 10 Superhero Movies Of All Time

I got to thinking about this thanks to a forum post at one of the sites I frequent.  Someone said there hadn’t BEEN ten good ones, which just seemed silly, so I quickly banged out my list.  But there are so many more movies, I know you guys will differ!  So I present to you,… Continue reading The Top 10 Superhero Movies Of All Time

Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man

Note:  some minor spoilers. I’m going to shift things up a bit, as the movie has been out for a while.  First, I’d suggest reading this, which compares the Raimi Spider-Man movies with The Amazing Spider-Man.  This covers many of my problems with the movie, though I enjoyed it a bit more than that reviewer.… Continue reading Movie Review – The Amazing Spider-Man

Where Comic Books Make Us Uncomfortable

By now, you may have heard of DC’s mass reboot of most of their comic books, and some of the expected backlash.  A new spin, though, is the shall we say gratuitous sexyfication of females that occurred along with it.  You can read this response to what’s happened to Starfire from a 7 year-old comic… Continue reading Where Comic Books Make Us Uncomfortable

Lanterns, Hornets and Captains of America

Some Twitter discussion sparked by back to back viewing of the Green Lantern and Green Hornet trailers has got me thinking about these movies.  Okay, and other comic book movies forthcoming too.  The question is:  why are fans the way we are? Think about what happens when the first stills and teasers and trailers appear. … Continue reading Lanterns, Hornets and Captains of America