In 2016, it seemed like there was a worldwide shortage of hope. On the very day that I went to see “Rogue One”, Carrie Fisher, best known for portraying Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars films, died after suffering a massive heart attack on Christmas Day. Hope felt elusive, …Read More »
Spoiler-Filled Review of DC Animated’s “Batman: The Killing Joke” Before I begin, there is something you should know: I have gone on record as saying that “Batman: The Killing Joke” is one of the greatest comics of the 20th Century (check Wikipedia; I’m quoted). Writer Alan Moore, artist Brian Bolland …Read More »
Jeremy Saulnier is not your everyday filmmaker. Debuting with a fun horror comedy back in 2007 called “Murder Party”, Saulnier didn’t exactly set the world on fire until 2013 when he release the deeply powerful and artfully made revenge thriller/morality play “Blue Ruin”. Following in the footsteps of that film’s …Read More »
No, Marvel and DC are Not Destroying Your Childhoods: A brief look at the recent age of reboots, retcons, and re-imaginings in comic books.
May 25, 2016 is a day that will live in fleeting infamy. Writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz put out the first issue of “Steve Rogers: Captain America”, and the internet erupted in a firestorm of fury (comic geek pun intended) as Marvel used this first issue to show …Read More »
WARNING: SPOILERS INBOUND! The nature of heroism is something that seems simple enough to define from a personal point of view. Some define it as being self-sacrificing for the greater good; some define it as being a protector and savior of innocents. Some define heroism as taking it upon themselves …Read More »
Since the creation of superheroes, the question has existed: What would happen if Hero A fought Hero B? It’s been a staple of Marvel Comics since the Golden Age when they were Timely Comics and their first big two superheroes, Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch, fought each other. It increased …Read More »