Last year, fan favorite genre writer Neil Gaiman brought the TARDIS to life in the episode “The Doctor’s Wife.” Now Gaiman not only breathes new life into classic “Doctor Who” villains/monsters the Cybermen, but he also introduces The Doctor himself as a new Who foe. It’s Matt Smith vs. Matt Smith! Check out my spoiler-filled review of “Nightmare in Silver” after the jump…
Today our pals at Marvel supplied us with Joe Quesada’s all-new look for Angela, the character that comes over to the Marvel Universe from Image Comics. Originally conceived by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane for Spawn, the character was the source of a lawsuit between the two regarding ownership of the character (read about it here).
With Gaiman’s return to Marvel, he brings Angela with him. She’ll play a part in the culmination of the Age of Ultron mini-series, and then appear in Guardians Of The Galaxy. I’m actually excited to see how Marvel utilizes Angela – how about you?
This week’s episode features the return of some of the more intriguing recent additions to the “Doctor Who” mythos. Last seen building reputations as great but mysterious detectives in “The Snowmen,” the Silurian Madame Vastra, her human companion Jenny Flint, and her Sontaran valet Strax return to confront “The Crimson Horror,” but where are The Doctor and Clara? Check out my recap and review, after the jump…
Last season, in Neil Gaiman’s writing debut on “Doctor Who,” we learned that his time and space machine, the TARDIS, was actually a she, and that she was in love with The Doctor. The episode was aptly, if creepily, titled “The Doctor’s Wife.”
This season we have seen the TARDIS take a positive dislike to new companion Clara Oswald. Could it be jealousy? Or something else altogether? In this week’s episode, with Clara trapped inside the damaged TARDIS, she, and we, might get the answers we’re looking for, or maybe not. Check out my recap and review of “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” after the jump…
Anyone who saw the preview last week for this week’s episode of “Doctor Who” might have had the same thought – on no, it’s the Doctor vs. the Cenobites, disco Cenobites. Well, not quite, but I am sure that The Vigil do shop at the same fabulous boutique as the Hellraiser crew however. My spoiler-filled recap and review of “The Rings of Akhaten,” perhaps more fashion discussion, and much, much more, when you join me after the jump.
Today is a grim day in the Marvel Comics Universe. Ultron, the Avengers’ most dangerous enemy, has won. The world woke up one morning and found itself conquered, mankind murdered or subjugated, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the run or in hiding.
Now the good guys have a plan to take back the Earth. In Book Three, Luke Cage has journeyed to the center of the beast known as Ultron, only to find his old teammate, the Vision, pulling the strings. Shocker! Age of Ultron Book Four – the story, the review, and the rant, continue after the jump.
Before Harry Potter There Was Timothy Hunter And The Books Of Magic On The Wednesday Run – January 30, 2013
A bespeckled and awkward twelve year-old boy (with parental issues no less) discovers that he’s possibly the world’s most powerful practitioner of magic. Oh! And he has an owl for a pet.
Sound remotely familiar?
For all intensive purposes, it shouldn’t. You see, it’s January 1990 – seven years before the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – and the first issue of the four-issue mini series, The Books of Magic, is being published by Vertigo Comics. And its black-haired, skateboarding, main protagonist, the kid that would be eclipsed the world over by the fictional lightning-shaped scarred forehead of Harry, is named Timothy Hunter.
It’s not like this is revisionist history. No, The Books of Magic was an absolutely beautiful series – and proved to be an enormous missed opportunity for Vertigo/DC Comics and their parent company, Warner Brothers.
Despite the recent chill across much of the northeast of this continent, spring is still upon us. There’s landscaping to be done in the backyard and those colourful impatiens are now showing through. Warmer weather, I’m sure, is just around the corner.
So is the local comic book shop.
And that’s where we should all find our green thumb today – as we hit up something exotic. Something, oh, I don’t know, in the form of the beautiful and delicate orchid?
A black orchid, to be precise.