Comic Books

Secret Empire is Not the Captain America We Need Right Now

I’ve been reading through Marvel Comic’s Secret Empire crossover event leisurely, keeping an open mind despite the uproar throughout the comic book world when Captain America was revealed as a Hydra sleeper agent whose reality had been manipulated by Red Skull via a sentient Cosmic Cube named Kobik. A Chitauri invasion while the Planetary Defense Shield was disabled has trapped Captain Marvel, Alpha Flight, and countless other heavy-hitter heroes beyond the shield after Steve Rogers... Read More

Comic Books

This Fall, Get Ready for All New Adventures with Marvel’s Runaways

They were just a normal group of teenagers, linked only by their wealthy parents’ annual business meeting…until a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth: their parents were secretly Super Villains! This discovery led these kids to run away and put them at odds with the people who raised them! Their parents are gone and the team is scattered across the Marvel Universe. Get ready to run again with Marvel’s all-new comic book series, Runaways, written by award-winning author,... Read More

Comic Books

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

Comic Books

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

Comic Books

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

Movies

Doctor Strange (2016) Movie Review on The Final Cut

We conjure up our review of the new Marvel Comics Universe movie Doctor Strange  Find out if this film’s the same old, same old superhero tale or quite strange and unusual. Yours truly, The Movieman, weighs in on this highly anticipated Benedict Cumberbatch superhero film. Untap even more hidden knowledge on the official Doctor Strange Facebook page, YouTube channel, and IMDB page. ... Read More

Anime/Manga

Dear Hollywood, More Female Stand-Alone Comic Book Films: A nerdslant Staff Pitch

With the recent blockbuster release of DC’s Batman v. Superman -featuring the introduction of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman – Gadot’s impending film coming out in 2017, and March being Women’s History Month, we decided to focus on the one thing missing in the comic book film industry: Female stand-alone leads. Now, before any of you reading this cry foul, yes, we’ve seen stand-alone female comic book films before, but they’ve always lacked substantive plot,... Read More