May the 4th is the holiday of Star Wars celebration as its pun-tastic name suggests. Every year, various events are held across the world from the extreme to the humble. This year, Marvel Comics is bringing a slew of May the 4th comics from the True Believers Series. This series is the starting point for some of the best Star Wars comics around. It ranges from new age stories to classics. True Bel...[Read More]
There’s a reason that the next big blockbuster is Captain America: Civil War. That run of comics was unique in its political portrayal of conflicting ideals with the modern anchor point of how to regulate super-powered persons. It had some of the coolest artwork to date and the story line kept readers on their toes. As any good conflict would, sometimes the wounds never full heal. Prepare fo...[Read More]
343 Industries, known for their juggernaut of a series Halo, and comic powerhouse Dark Horse Comics announced today that they will be partnering up later this year to bring the galactic series to comics in a new anthology set. Excuse me. Halo: Tales from Slipspace is an anthology of new stories and releases this October at your local comic book store and multiple online retailers. Headed by Franch...[Read More]
In keeping with Batman-month, I’m going to talk about one of the coolest things when dealing with comics: the crossover. These are my top five Batman crossovers.
With the announcement that the first trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is attached to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, we’re finally going to get a glimpse of just what this eagerly anticipated film will be about. Until things are made official, I’m going to go on a little ramble about several theories I’ve both heard, and thought up on my own.
With every paranormal or mythological creature, there is a plausible back story that can explain the origins of the creature. So, let us take a moment or two to explore some popular creatures found in today’s culture and media.
You may have heard that Marvel is going to kill Spider-Man. Except that they aren’t. We know that by now, right? Its all a sham, a way to boost sales. Things will return to the status quo eventually, everybody will have a good laugh and they’ll forget all about it. So why do they keep doing things like this? And why do we keep buying them?
I had heard of Scott Pilgrim before, but had never taken the time to read the books (so kindly reviewed by Eddy). After seeing an advance screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World last night thanks to our friends Chris and Kelly, and new friends Loren and Lauren, I plan on rectifying that mistake shortly. I had mixed expectations for this movie going in; On the positive side you have Edgar Wright...[Read More]
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Ever since 2000, I have had a major thorn in my side, and you can blame the people behind the X-Men movies for that. As something I’ve always held dear to my heart, the X-Men series is that of legend. It’s truly epic, and shouldn’t be tampered with. For years I had been wanting to see my favorite characters up on the big screen, and when it finally happened, I wanted to die.
Earlier this month I wrote about our experiences from 2010’s Free Comic Book Day. This year’s FCBD was not my first experience with the event, however. That distinction belongs to 2009’s FCBD. Why do I bring this up, you probably aren’t asking yourselves, but I’ll pretend you are as it serves to further my anecdote? I bring this up because if it were not for 2009&...[Read More]
May is a wonderful month. May 4th is the unofficial Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!), May 5th is another unofficial Star Wars Day (Revenge of the Fifth!), May 25th is Towel Day (I’m a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is!), and more! What we’re here to talk about today, however, is Free Comic Book Day! The first Saturday in May is always set aside as the officia...[Read More]