Comic Books

We’re Going to Put a Happy Little Deadpool 2 Teaser Right Here

Why does June have to be so far away? If you’re not asking that question, drop whatever meaningless-by-comparison task preoccupies you and go watch Deadpool, the 2016 dark horse comic book triumph! The 20th Century Fox X-Men project languished in developmental Hell for nearly a decade until someone (we’re all pretty sure Ryan Reynolds) leaked test footage online. Despite its paltry shoestring budget, Reynolds’ enthusiasm for playing the merc with a mouth garnered over $750-million at... Read More

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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

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Batman and Harley Quinn Coming to a Theater Near You for One Night

Nostalgia has been all the rage thus far this century, with more reboots and sequels of classic 70s – 90s pop and cult classic entertainment than one could sanely list. We’ve had our peaks and valleys over the course—more valleys, but let’s not dwell on the cringe-worthy. Every once and a while, though, someone’s come along and given us something old and new: Enter Batman and Harley Quinn, coming to theaters nationwide for one night before its digital/home-video release later this... Read More

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Thor Ragna-Rocked San Diego Comic Con Like a Hurricane

“So much has happened since I last saw you.”  That’s probably the most on-the-nose observation regarding the Hulk (Mark Ruffallo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting off one whammy of a trailer!  It’s been two years since we last saw Dr. Banner and Thor in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and boy could the waters be any more troubled.  Taking inspiration from both the Ragnarok and Planet Hulk comic book story arcs, Thor’s triennial... Read More

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Warner Bros. is Releasing a DC Animation Box Set

With all the DC/Warner Bros hype focused on their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con for Justice League and Aquaman, some fantastic news may have slipped under the radar last week. Having cranked out thirty animated feature films over the last decade, the powers that be have decided to give fans a special treat: a complete 32-disc box set in celebration of the DC Animated Universe 10th anniversary! Whereas it can be argued that Marvel Studios has been dominating the big screen via... Read More

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Entertains But Falls Short as a Reboot

Hollywood appears to have truly reached the nexus of superhero films and, depending on how you look at it, that could be either a good or bad thing. If your favorite comic book superhero is some obscure one-off character, then you’re in luck—you may just get a change to see him or her in a feature-length film. However, if you’re starting to see a pattern where all these characters are falling into the same formulaic storylines and suffering fatigue as a result, brace yourself:... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Wonder Woman: The Hero Warner Bros Needed, But Not the One it Deserved

Wonder Woman opened on June 2nd to something Warner Brothers wasn’t used to: Good reviews.  With the studio taking death blows from critics with each new release (seriously go read the reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad) they needed a hero (and a hit film) that could shield them.  Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is that hero. I’ve written before about how this film could be game changing in a Hollywood where men rule; from studio heads, directors, and top... Read More