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X-Men First Class: the best X-Men film ever? (video)

July 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
X-Men First Class: the best X-Men film ever? (video)

Is X-Men First Class the best X-men film ever? And if so, why? This was the fifth installment in the X-Men film series and a prequel to X-Men (2000), it was directed by Matthew Vaughn and produced by Bryan Singer, and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. […]

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Gotham City PD TV series coming from HBO (news).

July 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Gotham City PD TV series coming from HBO (news).

HBO Max has green-lit an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves, Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, The Batman producer Dylan Clark, and Warner Bros. Television. The television series to be written by Winter is set in the world Reeves is creating for The Batman feature […]

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Javicia Leslie to be new Batwoman (TV news).

July 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Javicia Leslie to be new Batwoman (TV news).

Actress Javicia Leslie is stepping up to pick up the Batwoman TV series cape from Kate Kane/Ruby Rose, who stepped back from the role recently. J.L. is playing Batwoman via the civilian alter-ego of a new female ex-crook character called Ryan Wilder (so, maybe a kind of ‘what if Catwoman became Batwoman’-type-deal?).   View this […]

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The Boys (second season: first full trailer for Amazon Prime series).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Boys (second season: first full trailer for Amazon Prime series).

Amazon Prime doesn’t want Netflix to think that it can hog the capes action with The Umbrella Academy – so it’s fired back and raised the stakes with the second season of their violent superhero TV streamer, The Boys. In season two, Butcher, Hughie, and the crew reel from their losses in Season 1. Now on […]

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Umbrella Academy season 2 (Netflix trailer).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Umbrella Academy season 2 (Netflix trailer).

The second season of the Umbrella Academy is upon us, and from the looks of this trailer, the superhero gang are back in the 1960s after having destroyed the future, but apocalypse just seems to keep dogging their heels. Hey, did they kill Kennedy? It’s like Scooby Doo, but the crew have super-powers and are […]

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Alter Ego #68 May 2007 (magazine review).

July 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #68 May 2007 (magazine review).

Jerry Bails (1933-2006) lit the touch-paper in the early 1960s that gave America its comicbook fandom, starting off several fanzines and even the first comicbook orientated APA before off-loading them to others, seeing himself more as a historian tracking down the creators of early Silver Age comicbooks. A year after his death, editor Roy Thomas […]

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Batman’s Batmobile (documentary: video).

July 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman’s Batmobile (documentary: video).

In this hour-long documentary, you can discover the history of Batman’s hot and street illegal vehicle-of-choice, the Batmobile, from the early comics to the animated series and everything in between. Batman movie directors including Chris Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton, as well as actors Christian Bale from “The Dark Knight” and Adam West from […]

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The Boys (second season: peek).

June 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Boys (second season: peek).

Here’s a sneak peek at the second series of Amazon’s violent superhero TV offering, The Boys.

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Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott by Tim Lasiuta (book review)

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life and Art of Joe Sinnott by Tim Lasiuta  (book review)

Joltin’ Joe Sinnott, as he was sometimes known in Marvel’s credit boxes, was an American comicbook artist who worked in both pencils and ink. He passed away on 25 June 2020 at the ripe old age of 93. He worked until March 2019 on the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ strip for newspapers, as well as odd bits […]

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DC Comics: Covergirls by Louise Simonson (book review).

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
DC Comics: Covergirls by Louise Simonson (book review).

There are two prominent things to recognise from the text of ‘DC Comics: Covergirls’. Artist Adam Hughes in the introduction says sexy women sell comicbooks. Writer Louise Simonson points out that all the characters within were created by men. Even in modern times, you would have thought with all the lady comicbook writers we’ve had […]

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