Month: March 2014

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

As I type this its about 10 minutes away from the final episode of How I Met Your Mother. I didn’t watch this film from the beginning, I only started a few years ago when it began airing in syndication. A local station started playing it Mon-Fri at 7pm, and I began watching it and…

HACKTIVIST #3

Created by: Alyssa Milano Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Archaia Black Label Previously: HACKTIVIST #2 We open in Tunisia, were Ed has escaped to. He’s gone there to join the revolution that he and Nate helped start (as we saw back in issue #1). He meets with a local woman…

KNIGHT RIDER #6

WRITER: Geoffrey Thorne ARTIST: Jason Johnson COLORIST: Milen Parvanov & Sai Studios LETTERER: Deron Bennett EDITOR: Shannon Eric Denton Previously: Knight Rider #5 Sometimes I can’t believe I’m actually buying (& enjoying) a comic-book based on Knight Rider. I don’t think anyone other than Geoffrey Thorne could have gotten me to do that (well, maybe…

SUPERMAN RETURNS

Directed by Bryan Singer Written by Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris Released June 2006 For reasons which I’ll never fully understand, Singer and Co. decided to make this film a direct sequel to 1980’s SUPERMAN II, ignoring the events of SUPERMAN III and SUPERMAN IV. Despite almost 26 years passing in real life, this movie…

SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE (REVIEW)

Directed by Sidney J. Furie Written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal Released July 1987 I pretty much already reviewed this film before, which you can read HERE, although I was mostly just talking about how the actual plot was great (which Mark Millar recently agreed with) it was just that the execution was horrible…

SUPERMAN III

Directed by Richard Lester Written by David and Leslie Newman Released June 1983 In a way this film is the opposite of Superman: The Movie. As I said in my review of that, it often feels like it’s blasphemous to criticize any part of it, you’re just supposed to praise it for everything it got…

JUPITER’S LEGACY #4

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Previously: Jupiter’s Legacy #3 This issue jumps ahead to 2022, where Hutch and Chloe have been living in secret ever since Walter and Brandon murdered Chloe’s parents. They live with their nine-year old son Jason, who has inherited superpowers like his mother and…

JUPITER’S LEGACY #3

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Previously: Jupiter’s Legacy #2 After agreeing to join together last issue, Walter and Brandon put their plan into motion. First we get a glimpse of Utopian in his secret identity of Sheldon Sampson, owner of an auto-repair shop. He invites Hutch over to…

JUPITER’S LEGACY #2

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Previously: Jupiter’s Legacy #1 We open with Brandon and some of his superfriends trying to “help” a cruise ship get across the ocean faster, even though it’s clear that the Captain doesn’t actually need or want their help. But since Brandon and his…

JUPITER’S LEGACY #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Okay, now that Millar has wisely changed his tune about digital distribution, he’s no longer waiting 3 months to release his creator-owned comics digitally after they’ve been published in print. So let me catch up on his latest alleged epic. With open with…

SUPERMAN II

Directed by Richard Lester and Richard Donner Written by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, & Tom Mankiewicz Released December 1980 Previously: Superman The Movie I remember really enjoying this film as a wee lad, I think because I was just such a huge fan of Superman, but as I grew up my memory of…

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE

Directed by Richard Donner Written by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton, & Tom Mankiewicz Released December 1978 Well, this is it.. The film that made us all believe that a man could fly, and made Christopher Reeve an icon among comic-book fandom. In some ways, it feels like this film has become…

STARLIGHT #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics So here’s Mark Millar’s latest creator-owned comic. I haven’t tried anything of his since SUPERIOR, but I found this concept intriguing. This is the story of Duke McQueen, a former Air Force pilot. Decades ago, Duke was somehow sucked through a wormhole in space (we don’t…

BLIND CORNERS by Jemir Johnson

Written by Jemir Johnson Drawn by Luis Sierra and Winston Blakely Published by Creative Elamentz Studios This comic-book stars Jemir Johnson’s seminal character Jay Nova, a tough female Private Investigator who has a secret power to read minds. And while you’d think that would be an extremely useful ability in that line of work, it…

HANCOCK

Written by Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan Directed by Peter Berg Released in July 2008 So after the recent news about the Fantastic Four movie casting has sparked a lot of discussion across the net about Black superheroes in movies, and I thought I’d revisit this film. Here’s a movie about a Black superhero, and…