Death is a fact of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. No matter the connection, family, friend, co-worker, the loss of someone from your life has an impact. The same can be said for fictional characters. When we invest our time into reading a book series or watching a long … Continue reading Death In Superhero Comics
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The Academy Awards has given out honors to all kinds of films over the last 91 years since it’s inception. Dramas, comedies, war films, westerns, romances, musicals and animation. Horror films and fantasy films have also had their days, although few and far between, in the top spot at The Oscars. Even a few Science … Continue reading Crisis On Infinite Award Shows
This will change things…FOREVER! It’s phrases like that which grab a comic book readers attention. When we’re told that a character that we’ve grown up loving for so long is going to be put through a core shaking, life altering event, we grow concerned. What could possibly bend the unbendable, break the unbreakable? Three words … Continue reading Comic Event Fatigue!
Why are there so many commonly used tropes in comic book stories? The tragic origin story, we fixed things because of time travel, it wasn’t me, it was my evil gender swapped clone, and so on and so on. It’s not that these plot points aren’t cool and interesting. They are, or can be … Continue reading Overused Tropes In Comics!
Spider-Man. Batman. Spawn. Wonder Woman. Doctor Doom. Savage Dragon. The Flash. Captain Marvel. Some comic book characters need no introduction. They’ve been around so long or have gotten so much media attention, just seeing an image of them brings thoughts of their origins, their greatest victories and most crushing defeats. Then there are those … Continue reading Our Most Wanted – Maggott
Alternate Realities. Parallel Universes. Infinite Multiverses. These concepts have become a staple of the modern day superhero comic book story. With series like DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If…?, readers get the opportunity to see their favorite characters, stories and events play out differently than they had seen before. Questions can be asked, such as … Continue reading Elseworlds and What Ifs?
Adapting comic book characters into live action can be hard. Are the colorful costumes going to look right in real life? Will the over the top heroics be believable outside of the comics page? Can special effects fool audiences into believing a man can fly? Comic book properties are a hot commodity for both television … Continue reading Observe & Report – The Arrowverse!
New. It can be a scary word. New usually means change and change is an even scarier word than new. But that’s what happens. Things change. Things grow. Or they curl up and die, never to be seen or heard from again. That’s not us! In the ever evolving world of pop culture podcasting, your … Continue reading Restocked & Reloaded!
Comic book annuals have been around for a long time, but the attention they receive, especially today, are a mixed bag, compared to their ongoing titles. At their height, annuals cronicalled the most important stories of our favorite characters. And at their lowest… filler stories given to “new” talent to test their skills. To comic … Continue reading Our Giant-Size Annual!
A lot can be said about a person by what their hobbies are. Not too long ago, having a geeky hobby like collecting comic books, playing with action figures or buying trading cards could get you picked on and bullied by your peers. Now, the tide has changed. Geeks have slowly inherited the earth and … Continue reading The Art Of Collecting Part 2