Should this have been OUTSIDERS: REBIRTH #1? http://ow.ly/DGwz3092kl3
Fans of CW’s flagship series Arrow have been in an uncertain position over the past couple years. After a strong start and the introduction of many beloved DC characters in the first two seasons and a mostly strong third season, Arrow season 4 took the show to strange places, highlighting magic, the supernatural, and larger-than-life threats like powerful stone idols and “launch all the nukes ever” codes. [ 490 more words ]
Action Comics #958 - With all the action going on in this issue, there is only more confusing mysteries with no solution to any of it.
If you treat Batman v Superman like you would Injustice: Gods Among Us, and view it as a distinct imagining of a universe, rather than the definitive telling, you may find some of the changes easier to swallow.
Our favorite Irken has been in some very well-trusted hands with series creator Jhonen Vasquez and original series writer Eric Trueheart at the reins, but this week we take a step into uncharted waters. Well, only so uncharted as webcomics staple KC Green. Green doesn’t bother trying to replicate the classic Vasqueezean style, instead opting for something that suits him and more resembles the modern animation that’s filled the niche Invader Zim left way back when. [ 139 more words. ]
Lightning Round Reviews for Nov. 4
Well, those stories did promise that “nothing would ever be the same!”, didn’t they? Apparently those weren’t glib statements. Delivering on such promises, the last few publishing events by Marvel Comics have left their X-Men in quite an altered state. The problem is, though, that the status quo has been so altered that they’ve all become the kinds of stories I don’t really want to read. [ 824 more words. ]
Whoa! This Season 6 is off to a crazy start... I'm really starting to wonder what has changed with TWD this season because we're off to a stronger sustained stretch of goodness than the series has had before. There isn't a new showrunner or anything like that, so I almost wonder if some formerly meddlesome force has left the series? Addition by subtraction? [ 947 more words. ]
Right from the moment I picked it up, something seemed different about Transformers #46. Was it the the ominous type face on the arc title, the blank variant cover? It felt heavier, the paper sturdier. Was I imagining it? Whatever the reason, my instincts proved accurate. As the march to issue #50 begins, things are starting to come together for this title. [ 1043 more words. ]
That was a pretty intense hour of TV! During last week's premiere, I halfway wondered, "Where are those dudes with Ws on their foreheads?" But the premiere was so focused on the action with Rick and the zombies in the quarry that I really assumed that the show's creators were saving the Wolves for later in the season. I guess not, huh? [ 683 more words. ]
Looking back on my early reviews of Cullen Bunn’s Magneto, the word that comes up again and again in the crucial lines is ‘breathless’. It’s a word that called to my mind a physical pressure in the pacing of a story and a conscious awareness of how long everything takes.
Original air date: August 23, 2015 Review: It's been awhile since we had a fix of The Walking Dead. Last we saw Rick & Gang, they were in the Alexandria Safe Zone: Rick accidentally killing Porch-Dick, Morgan finally showing up and those weird guys carving Ws into the heads of zombies. It was like watching a train wreck. Can't turn away. [ 570 more words. ]
Several years ago I had a friend who worked as an information technology technician for a major educational institution. I remarked to him once that his job must be very stressful, as he had to deal constantly with very demanding, ill-tempered customers. He said that it was not as bad as one might think, as a huge number of problems in his field could be solved with three fingers - that is, by pressing Control-Alt-Delete and rebooting whatever recalcitrant piece of equipment he was faced with. [ 479 more words. ]
Day Two began with a mad dash to get onto Brian Bendis’ signing line, but by the time I woke myself up and navigated the city the con was set to begin and Bendis had a generous, though not outrageous, line. I hung around for about forty minutes and did some work I needed to do but, in an absolutely fitting development, Bendis proved rather wordy and I ducked out so that I could see more of the convention and give those behind me a slightly shorter wait. [ 2028 more words. ]
Was anyone else reminded of Rob Liefield with the Action Comics 41 cover? http://ow.ly/O6VwZ