Scott West - Writer and Assistant Editor

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Swamp Thing Annual’ #1

    Posted Monday, November 5th, 2012 01:00 pm GMT -4

    At the shocking finale to ‘Swamp Thing’ #13, Alec Holland had arrived in the “Rotworld”, a decimated version of Earth where Anton Arcane and The Rot had defeated The Green and Red. To make matters worse, Alec learns from Poison Ivy that his beloved Abby Arcane was dead. This issue picks up mere seconds after […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avenging Spider-Man Annual’ #1

    Posted Sunday, November 4th, 2012 03:30 pm GMT -4

    With it’s ‘Marvel Team-Up’ style of storytelling, ‘Avenging Spider-Man’ is hit and miss with each issue. Luckily, so far this series has been mostly hit. It’s teamed up my favorite Marvel character (Spidey) with a slew of great heroes. Heck! It even managed to make me like Deadpool with the past two issues! However, until […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Action Comics Annual’ #1

    Posted Sunday, November 4th, 2012 11:29 am GMT -4

    For the first Annual edition of ‘Action Comics’ following DC’s New 52 reboot, back-up writer Sholly Fisch steps to the forefront for a tale that introduces the new Kryptonite Man. Can the Man of Steel face down an enemy that is powered by his main weakness? More importantly, is the story good enough that you’ll […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Flash’ #13

    Posted Monday, October 29th, 2012 12:00 pm GMT -4

    At the finale to ‘The Flash’ #12, the Rogues had defeated the scarlet speedster. Their victory, however, was short lived. Just in the middle of the gloating over the Flash, the city was bombarded by an onslaught of pods each containing… a flesh eating talking gorilla! Grodd had arrived! This issue opens with a flashback […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘All-Star Western’ #13

    Posted Sunday, October 28th, 2012 05:15 pm GMT -4

    In the closing pages of ‘All-Star Western’ #12, Jonah Hex and Tallulah Black had been hired to help get a secret formula back for a scientist. The twist? That scientists name is Dr. Henry Jekyll! As this issue opens, it’s quickly made clear that getting back Dr. Jekyll’s formula might not be as easy as […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘FF’ #23

    Posted Sunday, October 28th, 2012 03:30 pm GMT -4

    Jonathan Hickman’s epic Fantastic Four adventure has spanned different times, universes, and even realities and it all comes down to this. After 23 issues, Hickman’s ‘FF’ series comes to a close with this issue. Serving as both an epilogue to ‘Fantastic Four’ #611 (the final issue of that series as well) and as a fitting […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ #696

    Posted Sunday, October 28th, 2012 10:36 am GMT -4

    In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #695, the new Hobgoblin (Phil Ulrich in case you’re keeping score) found a way to ramp up Spidey’s spider-sense so that it’s essentially useless. To make matters worse, Ulrich has decided that he’s going to get to Spider-Man by kidnapping the one person he knows has links to the web-head… Peter Parker! […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Superman’ #13

    Posted Saturday, October 27th, 2012 01:30 pm GMT -4

    After the lackluster issues with ‘Superman Annual’ #1 and ‘Superman’ #0, I wasn’t sure to to expect with this issue. I didn’t care for writer Scott Lobdell’s retelling of Krypton’s doom in ‘Superman’ #0 but I’m always willing to give anyone at least 2-3 issues to find their footing. So did Lobdell get a grip […]

  • Is Clark Kent Getting A New Career?

    Posted Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 09:59 am GMT -4

    Since DC Comics relaunched their entire line of comics with last year’s New 52 initiative, they’ve used that opportunity to take some classic characters in new directions. Some of the characters (I’m looking at you Green Lantern) continued almost directly from the pre-reboot with only minor noticeable changes, while others have had key elements of […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Venom’ #26

    Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2012 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Don’t be lost going into ‘Venom’ #26. This issue doesn’t continue from the pages of ‘Venom’ #25 but instead from ‘Scarlet Spider’ #10 where the ‘Minimum Carnage’ crossover event is fully underway. The serial killer Carnage is on the loose in the newly discovered Microverse. Some of the denizens of this tiny world have brought Carnage […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League’ #13

    Posted Sunday, October 21st, 2012 12:30 pm GMT -4

    After the news-making kiss between Superman and Wonder Woman in ‘Justice League’ #12, this issue  starts a new arc featuring the Cheetah as the main villain. After facing off against the power of Graves in the last arc, I don’t see how the Cheetah can be much of a threat to the Justice League, but […]

  • ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ DVD/Blu-ray Trailer Highlights Special Features

    Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Without a doubt, Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was one of the biggest superhero epics of the year (if not all time). The film smashed box office records and topped off one of the most visionary retellings of the Batman mythos that we’ve seen in age. Now fans of the film will be able […]

  • Blu-ray/DVD Review: ‘The Chernobyl Diaries’

    Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 03:00 pm GMT -4

    I wasn’t as big a fan of writer/director Oren Peli’s ‘Paranormal Activity’ as some. Most of that comes from my being bored to tears by most “ghost story” type movies. That said, the premise behind Peli’s writing follow up, ‘Chernobyl Diaries’ sounded promising. The idea is that a group of young tourists go on an […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Phantom Stranger’ #1

    Posted Sunday, October 14th, 2012 02:29 pm GMT -4

    After his origin and first official New 52 story in ‘The Phantom Stranger’ #0, this issue amps up the weird side of the DC Universe and brings more depth into the Stranger’s mythology. It opens on a family in the park. Their son is playing with a soccer ball. When the ball gets out of […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batman And Robin’ #13

    Posted Sunday, October 14th, 2012 12:11 pm GMT -4

    After the Terminus arc wrapped in ‘Batman and Robin’ #12 and we got a glimpse at Damien’s origins in ‘Batman and Robin’ #0, we move into a new two issue arc here that goes into some of the more supernatural corners of Gotham. The story opens on a sleeping Damien who is having nightmares about […]