Spider-Man does his homework

There are a bunch of high school kids in New York who spent three days in the presence of Spider-Man, and they never even knew it. Spidey even tipped off one kid, revealing his secret identity, but the kid didn’t believe him. How close were the experiences of actor Tom Holland to those of Peter… Continue reading Spider-Man does his homework

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Spider-Man gets his wings!

It’s a challenge, no doubt, but there’s no doubt that Marvel is up to it. The challenge is how to update Spider-Man after—how many movies has it been, now? Five? And two of those five REALLY sucked. Fortunately Marvel is golden right now. I suppose it’s inevitable that Marvel Studios will make a bad picture… Continue reading Spider-Man gets his wings!

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He Didn’t Mean It!

Somebody with a hand on the gravy tap must have rapped author Bret Easton Ellis (most famous as the writer of AMERICAN PSYCHO) on the knuckles. First Ellis starts a rumor that Warner Brothers has lost all faith in the upcoming film THE BATMAN, which is set to star, be written by and be directed… Continue reading He Didn’t Mean It!

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IRON DOOM

If it was any other character, I’d think it was a stupid idea. If it was any other writer than Brian Michael Bendis, I’d dismiss the whole thing as a tacky publicity stunt. Doctor Doom replaces Tony Stark as Iron Man. It’s ridiculous. As ridiculous as having Doctor Octopus replace Peter Parker as Spider-Man. As… Continue reading IRON DOOM

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The Clone Conspiracy

It’s funny how the event that serves as the low-water mark for the comics industry (not counting the flotsam that was produced during the “glory days” of Image), or if not the entire industry then at least for Marvel as a company—I’m speaking of the Clone fiasco of the 90s, although you probably could’ve guessed… Continue reading The Clone Conspiracy

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Review: DOCTOR STRANGE

When I first heard that Benedict Cumberbatch had been cast as the Sorcerer Supreme for the mega-budget Marvel film, I said that he was the perfect choice, and I was right. I’m now convinced there isn’t anything the guy can’t do, and he delivers a downright Oscar-worthy performance as the arrogant surgeon turned selfless magic-wielder.… Continue reading Review: DOCTOR STRANGE

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Marvel pulls J. Scott Campbell Cover

See, here’s the problem with being PC. There is no cut-off point. If you start making concessions, you just have to keep right on making them. Because there’s alaways going to be SOMEBODY who is offended over SOMEthing. Always. It’s as certain in our modern world as death, taxes, and shipping-and-handling charges. Give the devil… Continue reading Marvel pulls J. Scott Campbell Cover

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It’s Myeh-Myeh!

Or “Meow-Meow.” Depends on who you ask. Either way, the joke is that Kat Denning’s character in the Thor movies, Darcy, can’t pronounce the name of Thor’s enchanted Uru Hammer, Mjolnir. Thanks to the films, all of which have been hits for Marvel Studios, aka Disney, all the rest of us know how to pronounce… Continue reading It’s Myeh-Myeh!

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The PC Police are Racist

And here we have another in a seemingly endless stream of modern-day, properly morally outraged wannabe social justice champions running his mouth about “white saviors” and discrimination. Gawd, it’s gotten old. See, these wankers—I think that’s what I’m going to officially christen them, “social justice wankers,” as they are by and large a useless and… Continue reading The PC Police are Racist

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