Comic Books

  • Fantastic Four and X-Men To Occupy Same Cinematic Universe

    Posted Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Fox has ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ due to hit theaters on May 23, 2014, and will be relaunching the ‘Fantastic Four’ franchise the following year, on March 6, 2015.  But with both super teams at the same studio, will there be any crossing over?  In...
  • Stan Lee and Nathan Fillion Honored At First Annual Geekie Awards

    Posted Monday, August 19th, 2013 09:10 pm GMT -4 by
    Stan Lee and Nathan Fillion were awarded the top honors at the inaugural Geekie Awards, created by ScienceFiction.com alum Kristen Nedopak.  The awards were held Sunday evening at Hollywood’s Avalon Club and were designed to recognize independent creators, artists and...
  • ‘Avengers Arena’ Cancelled After Issue #18?

    Posted Monday, August 19th, 2013 06:58 pm GMT -4 by
    Since it first hit the shelves of your local comic book shop, ‘Avengers Arena’ has been quite the polarizing book. With talks of killing off it’s cast members which consisted of many old and new young heroes of the Marvel Universe, fans were very vocal about their distaste...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Fearless Defenders’ #8

    Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Last issue introduced an unexpected twist, when Valkyrie ventured into the realm of the dead to rescue Annabelle Riggs who died to save Val from her dark nature.  Unfortunately, these sorts of things come with a price and in this case, it was that the two, who were strongly...
  • Book Review: ‘Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics’

    Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4 by
    In his 2009 book, The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, author Mike Madrid examined the history of female superheroes and how their roles changed over the years in comparison (and contrast) to women’s roles in our society. ...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Katana’ #7

    Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Someone guns for Katana by harming those around her.  First, the mysterious tattooed lady Shun had one of her inked legs forcibly amputated.  In short order, Tatsu discovers that Madam Yoko’s brothel has been torched and Nori’s restaurant (where Tatsu works as a...
  • Grant Morrison States The Joker Died 25 Years Ago… And Batman Killed Him!

    Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2013 04:09 pm GMT -4 by
    Grant Morrison, having just wrapped his run on ‘Batman Incorporated’, officially ending his seven-year tenure guiding the adventures of The Dark Knight, stopped by Kevin Smith’s podcast Fatman on Batman for a chat and possibly spoiled the ending of a 25-year...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Astonishing X-Men’ #65

    Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    In this issue we close the arc on the ice age that Iceman has inflicted upon the Earth while powered up by The Apocalypse Seed. In the last issue we ended with the seed coming loose and being swallowed by Mystique, giving her the powers of Apocalypse. Interesting enough, the...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Infinity’ #1

    Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Now this feels like an epic Marvel crossover event! From the mind of writer Jonathan Hickman featuring the amazing artwork of Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, and Justin Ponsor comes ‘Infinity’. Following the events of ‘Avengers’ and ‘New Avengers’ since Marvel NOW started,...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #113

    Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2013 11:10 am GMT -4 by
    Things went south last issue, when Rick led his forces against Negan and his men, only to sadly discover they’d been set up.  Negan had his own snipers and reinforcements in place and just as soon as Rick’s uprising began, it was over.  Andrea picked off a few of...
  • Comic Creators Trivialize Rape And Claim Comics Aren’t For Women

    Posted Saturday, August 17th, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Geek girls have long been frustrated by the treatment of female characters in comics, who are usually employed strictly as plot devices or accessories for male leads.  Comic writer Gail Simone even launched a website listing the atrocities inflicted on female characters called...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Secret Avengers’ #7

    Posted Saturday, August 17th, 2013 06:30 pm GMT -4 by
    I am really starting to hate Maria Hill. It’s a funny thing really because over in ‘Indestructible Hulk’, I like her just fine, but then I read an issue of ‘Secret Avengers’ and then it all changes. When we last left the Marvel Universe’s newest black ops team, Director...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #10

    Posted Saturday, August 17th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Okay, first up I need to warn you – there is a LOT going on in this issue. Not only is there a lot going on but there is potentially even more going on down the line from what happens in here. While ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #9 was my least favorite issue of the series...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers Arena’ #13

    Posted Saturday, August 17th, 2013 12:30 pm GMT -4 by
    This issue has been a long time coming. Since ‘Avengers Arena’ began, the readers have wondered what the outside world thought about the missing kids. Someone had to have noticed that they were gone, right? Well, after twelve issues, we’re finally going to dig into that...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Wolverine And The X-Men’ #34

    Posted Saturday, August 17th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    The Hellfire Saga continues where it left off in ‘Wolverine And The X-Men’ #33 and as much as I enjoyed the character build up in the last issue, the action in this one completely trumped it. I almost want to retroactively lower last week’s grading to a 4. Not because...