About Ben Silverio

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Ben F. Silverio received a degree from Drexel University in the Screenwriting and Playwriting Program with a minor in Television Production. While at Drexel, Ben co-founded and co-hosted a film review show called The Pretentious Film Majors, which has evolved into a multi-format form of entertainment including blogs, podcasts on iTunes, articles in the school paper, and a potential tv show. Now armed with an extremely expensive piece of paper, Ben can begin climbing the treacherous ladder of the entertainment industry, which he hopes to do while streaming WWE wrestling matches, reading Marvel comics, and blogging about the excessive amount of movies and tv shows that he watches, all on the iPhone that is permanently attached to his hand.
Favorites: Movies- Star Wars, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, all the Batman movies (even Batman and Robin), almost all the Marvel movies (especially Captain America, and Iron Man) TV- Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Walking Dead, Futurama, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Batman: The Animated Series, X-men Comics- Captain America, The Avengers, The Young Avengers, The Punisher, The Amazing Spider-man, Deadpool, X-force, The Teen Titans, Batman.
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Ben Silverio - Writer

  • Adam McKay Discusses ‘Ant-Man’ Rewrites

    Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 12:19 pm GMT -4
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    When Edgar Wright left ‘Ant-Man’, a number of directors were brought up as a potential replacement. Among the names were ‘Anchorman’ and ‘ Step Brothers’ director Adam McKay, but due to an already busy schedule, he passed on the opportunity. However, he did stick around to do a rewrite of the script for Peyton Reed […]

  • NYCC 2014: ‘Powers’ Panel Highlights

    Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    After 14 years in the making, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s acclaimed comic series ‘Powers’ is finally heading to television thanks to the Playstation Network and their big coming out was during this year’s New York Comic Con. During their panel, cast members Susan Heyward, Logan Browning, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, and Eddie […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Edge of Spider-Verse’ #5

    Posted Sunday, October 19th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    We’re already well on our way down the road to ‘Spider-Verse’ and thanks to the limited series ‘Edge of Spider-Verse,’ we’ve met some of the craziest versions of Spider-Man we’ve ever seen. I mean, Clay Chapman’s Patton Parnel from issue four was a downright creepy throwback to classic horror comics from back in the day. […]

  • More Wars Ahead For Marvel Comics With New Teasers

    Posted Sunday, October 19th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Since Marvel Comics unveiled their massive year-long event ‘Secret Wars’ at this year’s New York Comic Con, they’ve been releasing a series of mysterious images that tease the return of past events. So far we’ve seen ‘Civil War’, ‘Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies’, and ‘Years of Future Past’, but now we have two more […]

  • ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Extra Offers MASSIVER Spoilers

    Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s no secret that Zack Snyder, Warner Bros., and DC Entertainment are doing everything that they possibly can to keep details regarding ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ under wraps. However, as WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase always says, everybody’s got a price. Local Michigan news affiliate WILX-10 recently spoke […]

  • Marvel Brings Back More Past Events With Two More Teaser Images

    Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Since New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics has been coming out with some massive announcements that call back to the company’s 75-year history. First, it all started with ‘Secret Wars’ by Jonathan Hickman. Then, the House of Ideas teased a return to Mark Millar’s ‘Civil War’ with an image featuring Iron Man and Captain America […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Face My Enemy’

    Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 08:30 pm GMT -4
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    For the most part, this season of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ has been pretty dark. From Fitz’s condition to Coulson’s episodes to Skye’s… well, everything, the team has certainly gone through some tough times, especially Simmons, who happens to be in deep cover within HYDRA. However, this week things get a little lighter and allows for […]

  • NYCC 2014: Women of Marvel Panel Recap

    Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Without a doubt, one of the most popular panels at any convention is the Women of Marvel panel and this year’s gathering at New York Comic Con was no different. Moderated by Marvel Talent Relations Senior Manager Jeanine Schaefer, the panel was filled with not only some of the most talented women in comic books […]

  • NYCC 2014: ‘Birdman’ Panel Recap

    Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    What do you get when Batman, the Hulk, Gwen Stacy, and Alan from ‘The Hangover’ team up in a superhero movie that isn’t exactly a superhero movie from the director of ‘Babel’ and ’21 Grams’?  That would be Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’ (or ‘BiRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED ViRTUE OF iGNORANCE)’), a dark comedy about a […]

  • NYCC 2014: Marvel’s ‘Spider-Verse’ Panel

    Posted Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 03:07 pm GMT -4
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    Fans of the Marvel Universe’s friendly neighborhood web-slinger have already started out on the road to ‘Spider-Verse,’ the upcoming event that will feature pretty much every Spider-Man ever, but we’re far from the thick of it. As we heard in the hallowed halls of the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City for the final […]

  • NYCC 2014: Titan Comics Announce New ‘Doctor Who’ Series Starring The Ninth Doctor

    Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in January, Titan Comics announced that they had partnered with BBC Worldwide to produce brand new comics based on the long-running seminal sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who.’ Since then, we’ve seen ‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor’ and ‘Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor’ hit the shelves of our local comic book shops, and this week we’ll be […]

  • Robert Downey Jr. Joining ‘Captain America 3’ For ‘Civil War’ Storyline

    Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Hot on the heels of the surprising announcement that saw Marvel Comics tease the return/continuation/reboot of Mark Millar & Steve McNiven’s classic crossover event ‘Civil War’, another very interesting piece of news concerning the House of Ideas has hit the web that might explain why they’re choosing to revisit yet another iconic storyline after announcing […]

  • Marvel Teases More ‘Civil War’

    Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    At this year’s New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics announced that they would be throwing it back to the 1980s with an all-new ‘Secret Wars’ from mastermind writer Jonathan Hickman. Though no details were really revealed, many assume that it will share some similarities with the iconic Jim Shooter storyline. But now, ‘Secret Wars’ isn’t […]

  • NYCC 2014: Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’/’Big Hero 6’ Panel

    Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    On the first day of New York Comic Con 2014, it was hard to find anyone not talking about the ‘Tomorrowland’/’Big Hero 6’ panel. Not only did they give out some amazing swag such as exclusive posters, meet and greet opportunities, and tickets to a screening of the upcoming Marvel/Disney animated film that night, but […]

  • NYCC 2014: Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe Panel

    Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    At most major cons, former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada hosts a massive panel called Cup O’ Joe where almost anything can be talked about. The company’s chief creative officer basically uses this time to talk about all things Marvel with the fans, but he also reveals some of the biggest announcements as well. This […]