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LoT 2DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: News and First Look

The Arrow and The Flash spin-off Legends of Tomorrow is set to debut during the CW’s 2015-2016 season (most likely in early 2015). The show will star Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, multiple Emmy… [more]

fugitive2015-05-09-12h11m31s3A Vengeful Statue: Daiei’s Daimajin Trilogy

In the years after his death, the capital city was struck by heavy rain and lightning, and his chief Fujiwara adversary and Emperor Daigo’s crown prince died, while fires caused by lightning and floods destroyed many of residences. [more]

thumbMy So-Called Secret Identity Volume 1 Print Edition Review

The past couple of weeks have not been a good time for female fans of comics. Between GamerGate trying to set up a booth at a Calgary Con, Michelle MacLaren’s rapid exit from Wonder Woman,… [more]

the new mutantsX-Men Spin-off The New Mutants is Happening

According to Comic Book Resources, 20th Century Fox is looking to expand its hit X-Men franchise with The New Mutants, with Josh Boone on board as director and co-writer. Boone directed the smash hit (and… [more]

supergirl-first-look-126487Supergirl Set for Monday Nights on CBS: Images, Cast, and Trailer Released

It’s set: Supergirl will debut on CBS this November with Glee star Melissa Benoist playing the girl with superhuman powers. Per Vcpost.com, Owain Yeoman has been cast to play Vartox, Supergirl’s mortal enemy; Mehcad Brooks… [more]

Superman Earth One Volume 3, CoverFlying Cars, Graphic Novels, and Superman Earth One

When it comes to predicting the future of the publishing industry, there are two types of people—those who have no idea what is going to happen and those who pretend like they do.  Given the… [more]

Style: "Mad Men"The End of Mad Men

This week, I can almost guarantee, this water cooler conversation will be repeated throughout the world: “So, what was Mad Men all about?” “I’ve no idea.” It’s been seven seasons and eight years, and this… [more]

pom-pokoThe Burden of Change: Mourning the Pastoral in Pom Poko

Japanese tales are burdened with loss, especially modern ones. Modern Japanese fiction, produced by such writers as Natsume Soseki, is conscious about the loss of innocence and the disintegration of Eastern culture against the Western… [more]

3x23 (1)Arrow Season 3 Episode 23 Review

Arrow’s third season finale is, for the most part, what one might expect out of a season finale from the show. It’s big, nearly apocalyptic, and features more than a few fights and heartfelt speeches.… [more]

josh-trankStar Wars Boba Fett Spin-off Loses Director Josh Trank

Disney has recently confirmed that one of three Star Wars spin-offs will be a Boba Fett origin story. Everyone remembers Boba’s descent into the Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi (1983), but can anyone… [more]

sdPortraits In Alienated British Youth Circa 1989-90, Part Six: A “Crisis” Of Faith

The next stop on our tour of British comics focused on disenfranchised teens/twentysomethings in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s brings us to True Faith, a smart, satirical, dare I say sometimes even poignant look… [more]

Czarface 2Comic Book Themed Hip Hop Trio Czarface Returns for Second Album

In late 1993, legendary MC Inspectah Deck was getting busy with Wu-Tang Clan on the classic rap album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). That album has held up as one of the greatest and most… [more]

Rogue AirThe Flash Season 1 Episode 22 Review

“Rogue Air” is a near perfect penultimate episode of a season. It manages to reinforce the central themes and purpose of The Flash while simultaneously building off of all the material and characters the season… [more]

CinemasinsScreen Junkies and CinemaSins to Duke It Out on Movie Fights

About seven years ago, Andy Signore founded the YouTube channel Screen Junkies (with Hal Rudnick hosting, Spencer Gilbert writing the hit segment Honest Trailers, Jon Bailey narrating, Dan Murrel editing, and Nick Mundy as the show’s… [more]

community-season-6-ken-jeong-changCommunity Season Six: “Basic RV Repair and Palmistry”

Well what do you know! It may have taken ten episodes but “Basic RV Repair and Palmistry” might just be the best episode of Community in a long time. Or at least in ten episodes.… [more]

asdfSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 30

Issue #37-38 “Man’s Work” & ”Boy’s Play” Writer: Jamie Delano Art: Steve Pugh Colors: Tom Zuiko Letters: Gaspar Saladino Cover: Kent Williams Ideological conflict has played a large role in Jamie Delano’s run on Hellblazer.… [more]

MSDMAMA EC050Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: A Retro Review

After Mad Max 2’s ecstatic reception by both critics and paying audiences, a third entry in the series took on the air of inevitability. It was a question of when, not if. Mind you, that… [more]

jared_leto_joker_2016_killing_jokeDon’t Send in the Clowns: Jared Leto Isn’t Cool Enough to Be Joker

Remember when The Joker was cool? Do you remember how gratifying it would always be to see him reimagined for a new video game or cartoon? Or better yet, to see him re-adapted for another… [more]

Thomas_Alop_Vol_01_trade coverThomas Alsop: Beautiful New York Gothic

Thomas Alsop, now available in a gorgeous TPB from Boom! studios, is an example of that rich collection of fiction and art that tries to bring the ancient past to America. That impulse seems like… [more]

Mad Max 2Mad Max 2: A Retro Review

“I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land.” So begins the opening narration setting the status quo of Mad Max 2 (known to many folks stateside as The Road Warrior). Nearly thirty-five… [more]

Ghidorah2015-04-15-14h02m38s108 copyYou’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive: On the Last Season of Justified

You have to watch Justified now; it’s no longer optional. I’ve recommended this series before, but any recommendation for an ongoing show comes with that big glowing asterix. How many hordes would’ve recommended Lost during… [more]

thumbDiametric Futures and Alternate Realities Adequately Executed: Lou Iovino’s The Last West

I’ve never read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. (Most people who don’t like it haven’t either.) But I am aware of Objectivism, the tenet that Rand preaches without abandon, and I refuse to live in… [more]

the-other-side-of-the-wind1The Other Side of the Wind: Orson’s Last Stand

Few films would have been as knowing, satirical, poetic and ahead of their time as Orson Welles’ last famous “unfinished” film of the 1970s, The Other Side of the Wind. In one of the great… [more]

xscvbnRod Serling’s Legacy Continues Postmortem with Twilight Zone Museum Exhibit

In late 1959, beloved American television screenwriter and producer Rod Serling captivated audiences with his new show The Twilight Zone. The show is a series of independent 30-minute psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, and horror… [more]

Mad Max 1Mad Max: A Retro Review

By the time Mad Max arrived on the scene in 1979, the cupboard of post-apocalyptic cinema was already pretty well stocked. From The Time Machine to the Planet of the Apes cycle to A Boy… [more]