The Epic Hot Wheels Race You Always Dreamed Of

Remember those eye-grabbing Hot Wheels track commercials from when we were kids? The high production value, action-film music, and flawless editing, creating an unachievable expectation that invariably led to utter disappointment just hours after you put the playsets together? Then you’d just leave the cars lying around wherever, thus setting up the parameters for the story about that one time your babysitter slipped on them and broke her leg. Yeah, that was only funny years... Read More

Bobby Drake Returns This June in Iceman #1

It’s been five years but fans of the original X-Men can rejoice because Iceman is back in a new standalone comic! Yes, this June Bobby Drake himself returns in Marvel Comics’ Iceman #1, an all new solo X-Men series written by Sina Grace (Men Annual, Secret Obsessed) with artwork by Alessandro Vitti (Avengers Arena, Secret Warriors). The series is clearly in goods hands with Grace: “Iceman has one of the most tenured legacies as a Marvel Super Hero and was one of the originators... Read More

Fox is Taking a Mulligan on the Dark Phoenix

Like any good phoenix story, 20th Century Fox plans on raising another from the ashes of defeat.  The film studio recently rolled out some massive upcoming titles, one of which is a sequel to 2016’s cringeworthy X-Men: Apocalypse with the working title “Dark Phoenix”. With the behemoth Marvel Comics Universe  smashing box office records for going on nearly a decade now, every other comic book production company’s been trying to play catch-up despite how... Read More

Waiting for One-Punch Man Season Two? VIZ Media’s Got You Covered

It’s a bird, it’s a plan, it’s the Blu-ray/DVD box set collection anime fans have been waiting for—VIZ Media has finally released the first season of One-Punch Man! What began back in 2009 as a webcomic published by manga artist One (and later adapted for Weekly Shōnen Sunday with illustrator Yusuke Murata) has since taken the anime world by storm. Airing back in late 2015, One-Punch Man follows the adventures of Saitama, hero for fun and profit. After three... Read More

F.T.Life – Jump 2.5

The screens, controls and light fixture flare and die in random intervals. Static veils over every visible surface. The FTL core rattles against its shielding. The very framework of the ship nearly shakes itself apart as it comes to an abrupt and sudden stop. Their one warning came too late. The pirates are upon the hapless crew. They’ve crawled right into the spider’s web, and soon, fangs shall dig into their hides and drain them of all hope. They should have stayed home. Now... Read More

Exclusive Interview with Deadpool Co-Creator Fabian Nicieza

Ever since his first appearance in The New Mutants #98 in February of 1991, Deadpool has enjoyed a cult following few other comic book characters can boast. Best known for his talkative nature and fourth wall breaks, Deadpool remained in relative mainstream obscurity until Ryan Reynolds single-handedly championed convincing 20th Century Fox to green light the 2016 box office dark horse. Yet, if you’d gone to any comic book convention over the last decade and witnessed the... Read More

Exclusive Interview with Kevin Altieri, Batman: The Animated Series Director

For any comic book fan growing up in the 90s, there was one definitive shared after-school ritual: Watching Batman: The Animated Series on Fox. The Warner Bros. Animation cartoon series ran from 1992 to 1995, and yet in just those three years it redefined the capped crusader in more ways than we could list here and introduced an entire new generation to the greater DC Comics universe. Borrowing from the aesthetic style and tone of the two Tim Burton Batman films, Batman: The Animated Series... Read More

Marvel Delivers the Kind of Comic Book Sequel We’ve Been Craving

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. We’re looking at you, trash-pandas. If there was any doubt that Marvel’s handing DC its ass when it comes to cinematic universes, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 should lay it to rest. The best movies, in my opinion, have a sense of self-awareness poor and mediocre ones lack, and this one knows exactly what it is and fully commits to the bit. Guardians of the Galaxy set an extremely high... Read More

American Gods “The Bone Orchard” Review: The Brave New World

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from the series premiere of American Gods. Oh, dear nerdy readers, I hope you’re as much a fan of Neil Gaiman as I am, because we’re about to delve into the realm of perhaps his greatest literary accomplishment. The book-to-television adaptation of American Gods has finally arrived on Starz, and you better be damn well thrilled about that! The opening credits alone are rife with iconography, both historical and modern,... Read More

First Defenders Trailer Shows the Bulletproof, Blind Ninja, Glowing Fist, “Classy” Team in Action

The Marvel-Netflix alliance has finally given us a glimpse at the highly anticipated series Defenders has to offer, and it’s a lot. Rather than answering questions, though, it’s only created a flood of new ones. Who is Sigourney Weaver’s character Alexandra, someone big enough to pull the Defenders together?  Where was Stick (Scott Glenn) during all of Iron Fist only to show up now?  Is Elektra’s (Elodie Yung) bound to her Black Sky fate? When does... Read More