December 21st, 2014
I just finished up my first Elektra review in which I mentioned a second arc that continued from the first. Well heck, since I’m here already, why not do a quick review of the second 2-issue story called Double Tap?
So what happens when you piss off all of the best assassins on the planet and their Guild? They come after you, of course, but if you’re Elektra, one of the best of the best, they’re going to have a hard time actually putting you down. However, trained killers aren’t know for giving up so how do you stop the Assassin’s Guild from hunting you to the ends of the Earth?
You read on and find out!
December 20th, 2014
Wolverine seems to be a comic that gets rebooted on a regular basis. Most of the time, let’s be honest, it’s rebooted when they want a spike in sales, change direction or just change creative teams. It’s the way of Marvel these days, I’m afraid. So this time out, I take a look at the first story arc of volume 6, a story that largely sets up this current run, called Rogue Logan.
Is it good? I guess you’ll have to read on to find out.
December 18th, 2014
Last week, The Flash finished it’s first “half-season” (does anyone else hate the recent spate of “mid-season finale” nonsense?) and while I’ve been enjoying the show so far, it’s really been pretty low on the geek-o-meter compared to shows like Arrow and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I just haven’t been getting the same kind of geeky moments from The Flash as I do from those other shows, but all that changed this week.
December 16th, 2014
Elektra has always been a tragic character, one that I’ve both loved and hated over the years. Her on-again-off-again love affair with Daredevil, her infamous death at the hands of Bullseye and her long-standing career as an assassin par excellence have made her one of Marvel’s more controversial characters. She can kill like the Punisher but there’s something a little softer about her that a lot of people really like. I admit that my enjoyment of the character depends heavily on what period of her life she’s in, but Marvel has decided to put out another series starring the assassin in red and so into her world I must dive once again.
Here’s my take on the first arc of Elektra, a story called Bloodlines.
December 14th, 2014
It’s sad how little time I have to watch things these days. It isn’t like I don’t watch a lot but tokusatsu tends to fall right to the bottom of the pile because I have so much American TV to work through every week. Now that things are starting to go off for mid-season, we jumped into the newest Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Drive, so I could get my first impressions out and… my first impression isn’t all that good.
December 13th, 2014
I don’t know that I can say I’ve ever been a big fan of She-Hulk, but then again, until relatively recently, I haven’t been much of a fan of the various Hulk series either. Big green rage monsters aren’t really my thing, even when they maintain their intelligence like She-Hulk does. But, given that I’ve enjoyed some of the recent Hulk offerings, I decided to give Jennifer Walters a shot in her solo series.
So let’s see what Marvel has to offer in the first six issues of She-Hulk.
December 11th, 2014
Since I still have no time to do full reviews of all the shows I watch in a week, heck I hardly have time to watch them all, I thought I’d do a look at one show that’s new to the list, in fact one that I don’t think I ever did a review of in the regular weekly wrap-up, and see what I think of it. This week, for TV Thursday – 12/11/14, that show is Constantine.
December 9th, 2014
Let’s be honest, this is not Ghost Rider. It’s not even close. Anything and everything that made the original Ghost Rider great is not in this book. This is it’s own thing and really shouldn’t even be called Ghost Rider. So please disavow yourselves of any thinking that this has anything to do with Johnny Blaze or motorcycles or anything of the sort. Of course, this is hardly the first time Marvel gave this kind of a shot, last time they tried replacing Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch with a female version and that one got canned almost instantly. So, does this new version hold up? Let’s see.
December 7th, 2014
After looking through an old issue of an anime magazine, I decided to throw in a classic, the movie adaptation of the 1967 tokusatsu series Giant Robo, known in the U.S. as Johnny Sokko and his Giant Robot. The movie, known as Voyage into Space, is a compilation of the entire 26-episode series and tracks Johnny Sokko as he becomes controller of a giant atomic powered robot, joins the super-secret organization Unicorn and defeats Emperor Guillotine and his evil Gargoyle Gang.
Join me now for a look into yesterday. Giant Robot go!
December 6th, 2014
Another day, another Deadpool mini, these things are everywhere and they’re not even being treated like special events anymore, one ends, another begins.
This time out, Deadpool travels through time, trying to change history while X-Force tries to stop him. It’s a romp through the American Revolution and beyond. Let’s take a look at Deadpool vs. X-Force.