Archive for May, 2013

Comic Review: X-Men #1

Marvel NOW! X-Men #1 Brian Wood Olivier Coipel

The adjective-less X-Men #1 could have been called X-Women, but that’s okay: Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel start this title off with all the excitement of a runaway train – literally – and lace it with hints at a much grander story that will hook you as any good first issue should.

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The Squadron Sinister: Marvel’s cheap Justice League knock-offs

Marvel's Avengers verus DC's Justice League New 52

Marvel is flying pretty high these days. Their Marvel NOW! initiative has reinvigorated their comics line, and the runaway success of The Avengers and its individual hero movies has left DC Comics scrambling to get a Justice League movie out the door just to keep up.

But it wasn’t always like that.
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Comic Review: Batman Incorporated #11

Batman Incorporated #11 Vol. 2 Batman of Japan
Chris Burnham spells Grant Morrison on writing duties and Jorge Lucas handles the art in Batman Incorporated #11, a Batman of Japan stand-alone issue filled with all the camp, colour and oddness of a ’90s Batman comic.
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Movie Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness teaches Kirk to respect the chair

May 17, 2013 1 comment

Spock, Kirk and Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness

Benedict Cumberbatch steals the show (and a whole lot more than that) as a superhuman terrorist in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness, also starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana.
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Comic Review: Batwoman #20

Batwoman #20 DC Comics New 52 cover by J.H. Williams III

Artist Trevor McCarthy settles in to deliver the typical breathtaking visuals that go hand-in-hand with this series, and writers J.H. Williams III and W. Hayden Blackman ratchet up the Kane family drama in Batwoman #20.
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