Monday, January 25, 2021


How the Avengers Went From B-Team to A-Team.

December 25, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, Mainstream Comics (Marvel/DC), News

Once those films dropped, that all changed and now the benched players were delivering highly-rated films. Marvel was swimming in money. Meanwhile, two of the three A-tier players were mostly dropping the ball as far quality films but still generating hundreds of millions.

With that, The Avengers, Captain America, and Iron Man became A-tier players and that was reflected in the comics and other media.

5 Things To Love About X-Men Vol. 2.

December 17, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, Mainstream Comics (Marvel/DC), News

It’s a fun read for fans of Marvel Comics’ mutant franchises or if you fancy yourself a bit of a historian and want to check out the writing and style from this period in comics.

Comic Book Revamps Are A Mixed Bag.

December 12, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, Mainstream Comics (Marvel/DC), News

It’s kind of rare to find long-running series that have just rolled along with new publisher-wise comic book revamps. Image Comic’s superhero side kept soldiering on from the early 1990s and have made some retcons to story elements, powers, and individuals. It also has a lot of series that actually end, something that has become more commonplace in comics.

That doesn’t mean that we can expect Tony, Steve, Peter, Clark, and Ollie to all die, stay dead, and new heroes take up their mantles. That would smack too much of progress.

Nighthawk: The Batman Marvel Deserve.

November 14, 2020 by  
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Low-to-no potential of a breakout star is enough to kneecap a potential series. It also results in some ideas never seeing the light of day. In that same stroke, those ideas can be considered groundbreaking years later. Nighthawk and Squadron Supreme always seemed like a group of characters made as a knock-off Justice League.

However, it also seemed like something more could be done with Nighthawk and the crew. Sometimes Marvel were on the right road with them and other times—not so much.

Comics Are Soap Operas With Worse Relationships.

October 24, 2020 by  
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Now, it would probably be difficult to recommend comics to most people by saying they’re soap operas in page form.

The Comic Book Industry Should Bring Back Anthologies.

Speaking of that character, the post-Marvel Civil War Initiative period could’ve been a starting point for this. This part of the storyline introduced several interesting characters and put a spotlight on others. I’d never figured Constrictor could be that funny. An anthology series covering this would’ve been nice but probably would’ve interfered with the larger story being told.

Panels On Screen: Spider-Man.

October 4, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, Mainstream Comics (Marvel/DC), News

Now, the web-slinger’s TV history is longer and more involved. It got its first cartoon in 1967. In 1981, Marvel began producing its own Spidey cartoon. The cartoons didn’t become good in quality until 1994’s Spider-Man on FOX.

While it ended on a cliffhanger, for the most part it was a good series that drew heavily from the comics. However, the best of Spidey’s animation came with the 2003 cartoon which was based the first film. The Spidey series that came after it in 2008, 2012, and 2017 have all been really good cartoons as well. Particularly 2012’s Ultimate Spider-Man.

5 Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Game.

Fifth verse, same as the first. Solo Leveling leans heavily on MMORPG mechanics to explain the game world and our hero’s powers but I can see this series working as an action game. Whether it’s linear or open-world is up in the air. I just know that the art style and graphics would have to be top notch. Of the South Korean and Chinese webtoons out now, Solo Leveling has always had the dopest art work.

Going back to the actual meat of a game—gameplay and story—the world of Solo Leveling allows for the flexibility to either tell Sung Jin-Woo’s story again or allow players to create their own hunter. I prefer the second option but either would work for this series.

Explaining The World of Judge Dredd.

May 8, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, Mainstream Comics (Marvel/DC), News

Remember, 2000 A.D debuted in 1977 so the Russians were still considered extremely scary. Texas City—or Mega-City Three—is one of America’s biggest cities following the Atomic Wars of 2070. It is connected to MC1 by the Great Road. Texas City takes up Texas and a good deal of the midsouth, southwest, and mid-west regions of the U.S.

Put Freakazoid in DC Comics.

Put my man Freakazoid in DC Comics. He doesn’t need a whole comic; I’d settle for anything more than a cameo. Put in the Justice League. Yes, the Justice League, an organization—like the Avengers—with more members than there are Wu-Tang affiliates.

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