COMICS

COMICS

Once thought of as funny books for children, comic books are both high-art and literature in their own right. We dive deep into the history, latest news, and analysis of this fantastic medium.

New Mutants #1: Beautiful Art Sometimes Clashes with a Great Script from Hickman and Brisson

Well, we’re at book five of six of the Dawn of X era, and again we’re going back to a classic title. New Mutants was a runaway hit when Claremont started it back in the 80s and gave us characters like Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, Cypher, Boom Boom, Karma, and more. Now they’re a bit grown […]

BY Roman Colombo November 17, 2019
COMICSMarvel
Disney Sets Upcoming Untitled Marvel Movies Release Dates Through 2023

Disney reserved a slew of dates through 2023 for their properties, including five previously unannounced, untitled Marvel movies. The massive movie studio set dates for 24 films in 2020, 19 in 2023, and 21 in 2021 and 2022. Nearly every two weeks, they will be putting out a movie, which is a staggering fact alone. […]

BY Joshua M. Patton November 16, 2019
MarvelMovies
Dwayne Johnson Reveals Concept Art and Release Date for Black Adam Movie

It’s not a controversial statement to say that the state of the DC Extended Universe is in flux. Starting with Zach Snyder’s (underrated, in my opinion) Man of Steel, Warner Bros. tried to emulate Marvel Studios by creating a shared universe for their heroes. Since then, they’ve had a hit-or-miss track record. Snyder’s follow-ups, Batman […]

BY Joshua M. Patton November 15, 2019
DCMovies
Event Leviathan Revealed! And it Brings Back a Classic DC Character (Spoilers)

Event Leviathan is the first crossover event for Brian Michael Bendis in the DCU, and he brought with him one of his best collaborators: Alex Maleev. If you haven’t read the work on Daredevil, stop what you are doing right now and go read it. Leviathan is, like most of DC currently, a mystery. Who […]

BY Roman Colombo November 15, 2019
COMICSDC
Chris Evans Speaks On Whether He’d Return As Captain America In a New Marvel Movie

In a new interview with his fellow Avenger actor Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans clarifies if he’d ever return to play the character of Captain America again. To be clear, there is no rumor or even hint that Marvel Studios wants his version of Cap back in the films. It’s also not really a definitive answer […]

BY Joshua M. Patton November 13, 2019
MarvelMovies
X-Force #1 is as Brutal as Benjamin Percy Promised—If You Read Closely. (Spoiler Review)

“Bad things happen in the book.” That’s how writer Benjamin Percy described X-Force during the Dawn of X panel in October’s New York Comic-Con. His gruff voice and declaration that this would be the harshest X-Men book got a few chuckles. If you’ve never Percy speak before, his normal voice is what most actors strive […]

BY Roman Colombo November 13, 2019
COMICSMarvel
First Anniversary of Stan Lee’s Death Reminds Fans That He Was About More Than Comic Books

November 12, 2019 marked the first anniversary of Stan Lee’s death, and it’s natural for all of his fans to feel a little sadness. Even though he passed away just a few weeks shy of his 96th(!) birthday, it still feels like he was taken too soon. Perhaps its because after a lifetime of promoting […]

BY Joshua M. Patton November 12, 2019
COMICSMarvelPop Culture
Tini Howard Brings Magic and Apocalypse to the Dawn of X in Excalibur #1

After Jonathan Hickman’s wonderful X-Men #1 kicked off the Dawn of X, we got a brilliant new series with Marauders #1, from Gerry Duggan. In week 3 of the new era of X-Men, we go back to a classic title we haven’t seen since the mid-2000s: Excalibur. And if there’s one thing writer Tini Howard […]

BY Roman Colombo November 10, 2019
COMICSMarvel
Oliver and Mia Meet as Arrow Episode Embraces Time-Travel in the Final Season

Arrow heads into a “bye week” with a stunning episode that sees Oliver Queen and his daughter Mia meet for the first time since the latter character developed object permanence. Thanks to as-yet unexplained time-travel shenanigans, Kate McNamara’s Mia, Joseph David-Jones’ Connor Hawke, and Ben Lewis’ William end up in the Arrow bunker in 2019. […]

BY Joshua M. Patton November 6, 2019
DCTV Shows
Ten DC Events that Defined a Decade

For DC and Marvel Comics, there are multiple crossover events each year, and dozens over the course of a decade. Between the two franchises, there were over 100 events in a ten year period. Some were very small, consisting of just two titles. Others were massive line-wide events. There were a few reboots along the […]

BY Roman Colombo November 6, 2019
COMICSDCPop Culture
Google Stadia Launch is Missing Key, Promised Features

So here’s the thing; it’s easy to get excited about an idea. Something like 4K game streaming, top titles and developers on board, and a new way to play sounds great. The Google Stadia launch is fast approaching, and a recent Reddit AMA about the console raises major concerns about the state in which this […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 14, 2019
Best Exclusive Sony Series of All Time

It goes without saying that Sony wins this round of the Console Wars. While some people hate to think of gaming, as a war, it sort of is. Most gamers are going to buy one console, meaning each major company does what it can to influence consumers to buy their brand. With insane exclusives and […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 13, 2019
Pokemon Hashtag Goes Viral – #ThankYouGameFreak

It’s been a tumultuous built up to Pokemon Sword and Shield. Because of the game’s limited Pokemon roster, hundreds of characters won’t be playable in the new games. Fans are fairly upset, and in a way, they have a right to be. It’s the first time that you won’t be able to transfer Pokemon from […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 11, 2019
EA Renews Skate Trademark, But No New Game Likely

People got really deflated and then somewhat excited about a trademark this morning. One of EA’s most dedicated fan-bases are obsessed with the Skate games. There hasn’t been a new game for 10 years, but it’s not something we can rule out. When you read that EA renews Skate trademark, it’s easy to get excited, […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 8, 2019

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New Mutants #1: Beautiful Art Sometimes Clashes with a Great Script from Hickman and Brisson

Well, we’re at book five of six of the Dawn of X era, and again we’re going back to a classic title. New Mutants was a runaway hit when Claremont started it back in the 80s and gave us characters like Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, Cypher, Boom Boom, Karma, and more. Now they’re a bit grown […]

BY Roman Colombo November 17, 2019
Joker Passes $1 Billion Worldwide, Making October Look Better to Studios

Joker has been having quite the time passing records left and right. From highest-grossing R-rated film, to top opening weekends in October, it just wants to have the last laugh everywhere that it goes. Well, Joker now passed $1 billion dollars in the worldwide box office. It is only the 4th DC title to do […]

BY Meghan Hale November 16, 2019
Book Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Is A Lyrical Metafictional Dream

Erin Morgenstern first captured the hearts of fantasy readers around the world with her debut novel, The Night Circus. It began as Morgenstern’s NaNoWriMo project, and went on to win the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Eight years later Erin Morgenstern has published The Starless Sea. Her second novel is a lyrical, romantic work […]

BY Emily O'Donnell November 16, 2019
Impeachment: American Crime Story Casts Clive Owen as Bill Clinton

American Crime Story might be less beloved than its horror-centric sister show, but it’s great nonetheless. The People v. O. J. Simpson was incredible, and the The Assassination of Gianni Versace earned Darren Criss a well-earned Emmy. Next up is Impeachment: American Crime Story, set to depict the action and aftermath of President Bill Clinton’s […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 16, 2019