Comic Books

The New Mutants School for Mental Trickery and Sheer Terror

Imagine, if you will, a world where knives force themselves out of a man’s knuckles, a witch levitates above you and instantly turn your body into fire, and a girl can shapeshift into your worst nightmares—sounds kind of like a horror movie, right?  Since the dawn of modern comic book superhero movies beginning with Superman in 1978, none of even touched on horror themes until now. The Blade and   Hellboy series dabbled in the supernatural and occult, but neither had the raw,... Read More

Comic Books

X Marks Where? The Fubared X-Men Film Franchise Timelines

If you’re a fan of Far Cry 3 (or dictionaries) you’ll remember that insanity is the “exact ‘frigging’ thing over and over again expecting ‘stuff’ to change.”  Sometimes I feel like that’s the motto over at the 20th Century Fox development room when referring to their heavy-hitting X-Men comic book franchise. Up until the past decade or so, rebooting old material was something that happened after a respectable amount of time, usually twenty or thirty years (Psycho, Lost... Read More

Comic Books

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