Glenn Walker Reviews Civil War II #5

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Despite delays from both Marvel Comics itself, and this reviewer as well, the next installment of 2016’s biggest crossover comics event, Civil War II, is finally here. Two groups of superheroes, led by Iron Man and Captain Marvel, are ready to go to war with each other over an Inhuman with the power to predict possible futures, a conflict that promises to make the first Civil War look like a picnic. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Civil War II #5!

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Pump Up The Jam: September 23, 2016

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This week on Pump Up The Jam, we’ve got Ghost, Cold Cave, Belle Ghoul & much more.
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Creations of Chaos: The Cat Returns

Before President Snow, there was another crazed dictator with an affinity for booby trapping his capital, and he happens to be a cat. In this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s Studio Ghibli’s The Cat Returns.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S04 E01: “The Ghost”

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The Ghost Rider comes to television and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the series fourth season premiere episode. At first glance it may seem like business as usual for the Agents, now able to operate publicly, thanks to the Sokovia Accords, but the vengeance of Ghost Rider marks a new era for the show. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “The Ghost.”

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The Magnificent Seven shooting for the top of the box office

Will a high profile remake of a classic western find favour with an audience this weekend, or will families see what the stork delivers? Here’s our prediction:

The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the classic 1960 western, with an incredible cast that reunites Training Day director Antoine Fuqua with his stars Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Throw in recently minted mega-star Chris Pratt and you have all the makings of a big hit. Even with some lacklustre reviews, the names attached here are big enough to guarantee a solid opening weekend. Look for The Magnificent Seven to debut in first place with $48 million.

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American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare: “Chapter Two”

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On last week’s premiere of season six of American Horror Story we were introduced to the Millers on a frightumentary called My Roanoke Nightmare. Shelby has already made contact with two of the spirits that roam her land, and we anxiously await as the haunting begins in earnest. Will the Millers learn more about the missing colony? Read the rest of this entry

MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE Sets The Stage For Marvel’s Monstrous New Series!

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New York, NY—September 21st, 2016 — Long before Super Heroes patrolled the skies, mammoth monsters roamed the Marvel Universe – leaving wanton destruction in their wake. Now, they have returned! Before their explosive re-emergence in the all new spectacular MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 – catch up on the rich history of these marvelous monsters with the MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TPB coming to comic shops and bookstores everywhere in January! Peel back this brand-new cover from artist Greg Land and you’ll find a treasure trove of iconic stories and first appearances! Titanic tales from the past and present designed to get fans everywhere prepared for MONSTERS UNLEASHED!  Details after the jump…

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Now Is The Time For “Seven To Eternity #1” On The Wednesday Run

seven-to-eternity-1As regularly occurs at least once or twice a year, last week I began sifting though my collection of old comic book sci-fi and fantasy magazines published in the early 1980’s. I’m talking about issues of Heavy Metal and Epic Illustrated.

I love those periodicals! During those days, I already had an affinity for Batman and the Justice League, but it was in those monthly and quarterly magazines that I got my first taste of the visual representations of otherworldly planets, aliens, future tech and sword and sorcery. It’s where I first read Dredstar by Jim Starlin, Marada the She-Wolf by Chris Claremont and John Bolton, Ken Steacy’s The Sacred and the Profane, and the works of Richard Corben, William Kaluta, Kent Williams, Jon J. Muth and Jeffrey jones amongst so many others.

The stories and art in those magazines led to reading monthly comics like Alien Legion by Carl Potts, Alan Zelenetz, Frank Cirocco and Terry Austin, and Six From Sirius by Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy and, more recently (and more to the point) Black Science from Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera.

Why “more to the point”?

Because acclaimed writer Rick Remender is behind this week’s must-have Wednesday Run: Seven To Eternity #1!

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Be Compelled to Watch The Exorcist TV Series

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Through the generosity of FOX and Grim Philly Twilight Tours, I was lucky to attend a screening of the new television show The Exorcist. I admit I was skeptical on how a movie many regard as the scariest of all time could be turned into a television show. Should you be compelled to watch the series, or is this something we’ve seen before?

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There Are No Capes, But There Is Ass Whoopin’ on “Marvel’s Luke Cage”

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It’s just a little over a week before the Netflix debut of Marvel’s Luke Cage and now there’s a featurette!
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