Monthly Archives: November 2017
The big CW DCTV crossover event is finally here, bringing The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow together for one big four-hour adventure. In this case, it’s the wedding of Barry (the Flash) Allen and Iris West and the Crisis on Earth-X. For my review of the first two parts, click here. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the concluding two chapters, the Flash and Legends of Tomorrow chapters of Crisis on Earth-X!
Can a beloved action character make waves on the printed page? That’s what we’ll find out this week, when Dynamite releases John Wick #1, based on the successful film franchise.
John Wick #1
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Giovanni Valletta
Following two big movies starring Keanu Reeves, the character of assassin/enforcer John Wick is now the focus of a series from superstar writer Greg Pak. Here’s what to expect from the first issue, titled JOHN WICK: BOOK OF RULES PART ONE:
When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga?
It will definitely be interesting to see how the franchise translates to comic books, which is why John Wick #1 is our big pick of the wick…I mean, week.
It’s the beginning of the end. The Avengers: Infinity War trailer is here.
Avengers: Infinity War arrives May 4th, 2018.
This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres and companies. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on The Doomsday Clock #1, Cross #1-6, Rick and Morty #32, Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #5, Kaijumax Season Three #5, and more… be warned, as always, there may be spoilers…
The big CW DCTV crossover event is finally here, bringing The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow together for one big four-hour adventure. In this case, it’s the wedding of Barry (the Flash) Allen and Iris West and the Crisis on Earth-X. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the first two chapters, the Supergirl and Arrow chapters of Crisis on Earth-X!
On the last episode of Outlander, Claire discovered that the captain of the Porpoise knew Jamie was a wanted man and planned to have him captured in Jamaica. In a bid to warn her husband about this development, she jumped from the ship. What happened to her? Please be aware that there are spoilers ahead if you haven’t already watched “Uncharted.”
It was an interesting three-day weekend at the box office, as this week’s big new release rose to the top of the heap. Here’s what went down:
The Disney/Pixar film Coco debut in first place this weekend, bringing in an estimated $49 million. This is a strong number, and the film’s total since debuting this past Wednesday night is at $71 million. That’s not a number to sneeze at, but with the Pixar brand attached, it’s a little surprising Coco didn’t have a little more traction over the three-day weekend. It’s a minor quibble though, as audiences and critics have certainly responded favourably to the movie.
Killer toys, a sweet visit to Riverdale, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.
Horror icons arrive in a new line of Blind Boxes
For the collectors out there, the bad news is you’re about to want a whole batch of awesome Horror Blind Box figures. The new line includes characters from The Exorcist, Friday The 13th, It and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Take a look at the images below and then start checking stores in December to get your hands on these.
Halloween filming won’t start until January
Now don’t panic, Halloween fans. Jamie Lee Curtis’ return to Haddonfield hasn’t been cancelled, just slightly delayed. The new Halloween film was supposed to begin filming in December, but for reasons unexplained the David Gordon Green helmed film won’t starting rolling until January. Films get delayed all the time and extras are still being sourced in South Carolina where the movie is supposed to be filming. A little delay never hurt anyone, has it?
Candyman comes to Riverdale
Who else is watching Riverdale? Do you love it like I do? Well you might like it even more after this week’s episode, which finds the one and only Tony Todd of Candyman fame visiting the series, as we delve deeper into solving the murder of who the Black Hood is (Alice Cooper is a theory, as is Jughead’s notorious Serpents lawyer). Here’s the rundown for the episode:
The town remains on edge after a chilling letter from the Black Hood challenges the town’s residents to remain sinless for 48 hours, or he’ll strike again.
Meanwhile, Jughead and Archie’s friendship gets tested after Penny Peabody unexpectedly calls in a favor that Jughead owes her. Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica team up to investigate someone who Betty thinks could be the Black Hood killer. Finally, things take an unexpected turn for Josie when a secret admirer takes things one step too far.
It’s the Thanksgiving Weekend in the United States, so first of all, thanks to all of readers, along with the American contingent of Biff Bam Pop! writers who do such an amazing job. This Canadian is thankful for you all.
Is there a surefire number one this weekend? In all likelihood, yes. Here’s our prediction:
Coco is a brand new film from the folks at Disney/Pixar. I should just stop right there, since that brand is all most audiences need to head to theaters. With its Day of the Dead theme, Coco has already broken records in Mexico, and with a 94% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, it’s clear that this is a quality film that should appeal to audiences this weekend. Look for a first place debut with $60 million.