Monthly Archives: November 2016
When we last left Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., things were looking rather grim. Ghost Rider‘s uncle, Elias Morrow, had become a “god,” empowered by the Darkhold and able to create matter from thin air. With half the team missing, to quote Mack, “We’re in nightmare territory here, this is evil.” Meet me after the jump for my review of “Deals with Our Devils.”
Those new, generally youngish (but not always) members of some faction of society: sports teams, post-secondary education institutions, law offices, happy-hour bars, and the like.
Yes, rookies are babies in need of knowledge feeding, philosophical views and values burping, and life-skill diaper changing. That’s why an older generation guides them…so that one day, “the son becomes the father and the father the son.”
Or something like that.
Earlier this year, under acclaimed writer Scott Snyder and legendary artists Jim Lee and Klaus Janson, DC Comics started up their own comic book academy to develop writers and artists to lead the sequential art form forward.
The results of that first cohort are in and the rookies have something to say in New Talent Showcase #1!
On Supergirl this week, we saw Barry and Cisco journey to her universe to ask for help, and now in this episode of The Flash, we find out what for. As the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl, the Legends of Tomorrow, and more join forces against alien attack, meet me after the super speed, extra-dimensional, and interstellar jump for my thoughts on “Invasion!”
With the Red Hulk turned into a “perfect weapon” by the Leader last episode, the Avengers, without their own Hulk, have to stop the bigger, badder, and hotter Rulk by themselves. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the latest episode of Avengers: Ultron Revolution – “World War Hulk!”
Television crossovers rarely happened in the past, and when they did, it was more in the way of a backdoor pilot or a guest-star role. Things like Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley spring to mind, but there were full-blown crossovers in the past – doctors from St. Elsewhere visited the bar Cheers, and Charlie’s Angels solved a mystery on The Love Boat – but in an age where we have huge extended continuities like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it happens a lot more often. Meet me after the jump and we’ll discuss one of the most ambitious crossovers in recent television history – Heroes v Aliens, Invasion in the Arrowverse!
I’ve been obsessed with Anne of Green Gables since I was a kid, and I’m always a bit nervous when new adaptations appear. I never want to see anything that ruins my Anne, so as I sat down to watch the PBS Holiday special, I crossed my fingers, and did my best to keep an open mind.
Talk is cheap. And in Civil War II #7, nothing happens but talk, and it’s not cheap. For five dollars American I got pretty pictures, a lot of talk, hardly any plot progression, and nothing happens. In a comic that includes entire pages taken up by credits, alternate covers, a next issue tease, and a minimalist roll call, that is awful. When it’s taken into account how late this event series is, it is simply an awful shame. But then again, what does or doesn’t happen in this issue may be a matter of perspective, and we may just have seen the death of another major Marvel superhero. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on what does happen in Civil War II #7…
It was a huge weekend at the box office, thanks to the solid offering of critically acclaimed films in theaters. Only one could hit the top of the box office, though, and it managed to rock all the other films. Here’s what went down:
Moana was the big hit at the Thanksgiving box office this weekend, bringing in a simply outstanding $54.7 million over the three day weekend, with potentially more to come once the actually arrive. No doubt The Rock’s star power and social media presence helped send this Disney film skyrocketing. It should also have a nice run leading up to the arrival of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16th.
At the close of the last episode of Avengers: Ultron Revolution, government stooge Truman Marsh fired the Hulk from the team, and replaced him with the Red Hulk. Not fitting in is only the beginning of the Red Hulk’s problems. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Building the Perfect Weapon.”