Friday, February 25, 2011

Elder Scrolls: Skyrim In Game Trailer

by Christian Nicholson

Its strange to look at a trailer and know exatly how you are going to spend over 100 hours of your life.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Under the Red Hood…is a Movie Better Than Its Origin

By Corey Schroeder
“Under the Red Hood” was originally a storyline from DC Comics involving the return of Batman’s long-dead sidekick, and second Robin, Jason Todd. Todd was beaten to death by The Joker and then blown up in a warehouse. This was one of the few deaths in comic books that actually stuck as DC even had a call-in number that fans could call to vote either yea or nay as to Todd’s death, but editorial finally decided to bring him back JUST as Marvel was exploring their Winter Soldier storyline in which they brought back Captain America’s old World War II  sidekick Bucky. Unfortunately for them, Winter Soldier was everything a retcon should be: a storyline that changed history while still respecting it. Jason Todd’s resurrection was a cheap cash-in to a bigger storyline that was quickly glossed over. The movie adaptation, however, was free from editorial constraint and told the story of Jason Todd’s return how it should have been told from the first place: driven by character rather than a plot that was taking place in an entirely different book.

Friday, February 18, 2011

More Felicia Day

Felicia Day will star in another web series, but this one will be based upon the game Dragon Age.  It looks like its going to be a bit Xenaesque, but I don't think thats a bad thing.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Isn't She Wonderful?

By Christian Nicholson

DC's blog reports they've cast Adrianne Paliki as Wonder Woman for their upcoming TV pilot.  If you don't know who she is, you probably haven't seen Friday Night Lights or Supernatural.  Apparently she was also Kara on Smallville for a hot second, and has some appreciation for superheroes.  I think she'll make an excellent Wonder Woman, but will the production give us something worth watching?

Jim Lee Is A Scary Rock Star!

Maybe only his talent is scary in the awesome sense.

Monday, February 14, 2011


pic by Peter Tangen lifted from the interwebs.

By Christian Nicholson

Sony has decided to have far more guts this time around with the title of their latest Spidey flick.  The Amazing Spider-Man is scheduled for a July 3rd 2012 release date.  I'm looking forward to it.

Friday, February 11, 2011

X-Men First Class Trailer

By Christian Nicholson

It might be a surprise to some that I don't love the X-Men movies, thus far.  My criticisms of these could-have-beens are deep and wide.  Starting the trailer with images of these films left me underwhelmed.  However, there is a lot to appreciate once we get into the thing.  See for yourself.

My only concern is that it will fall into the Wolverine Origins country of showing every great moment of the movie in the trailer.  I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Captain America Trailer Unveiled

By Corey Schroeder
The Superbowl may have gotten a slight bump in the ratings from the large number of geeks and nerds tuning in to catch the first glimpse of Captain America in motion and they were not disappointed. The spot was only thirty seconds, but I don’t think anyone should be too shocked that Marvel didn’t want to pay six million dollars for a minute long spot. Thirty seconds was also plenty of time to get a good idea about the tone and content of the movie.

Where’s Captain America?! Right F’ing Here!

By Corey Schroeder

Captain America’s movie poster has been released and MAN, I do like what I’m seeing. First of all: Chris Evans looks AMAZING in the uniform. Not just in terms of how much he bulked up, but how much gravitas he’s bringing just to that single still image.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hugh Jackman Interview @ LA Times!

Check out the Hugh Jackman interview here:

Could they finally be doing an X-Man movie the right way?

Identity Crisis Review

By Corey Schroeder

 “Identity Crisis,” written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Rags Morales, tells the shocking tale of a murder within the superhero community of the DC Universe. The book opens with Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man, out on patrol with a relative neophyte and talking about how much he loves his wife. So of course, he gets word that something terrible and horrible and unexpected has happened: his wife has been murdered and so far there are seemingly no leads and, despite all the security around her, not even a suspect. The method is clear though: Sue Dibny is found with burns across 90% of her body. Grisly stuff, especially for a superhero book. What unfolds is a mystery who’s solution won’t shake the superhero community half as much the revelations uncovered on the road to the culprit will.

We Are Not Venom, Flash Thompson Is!

By Corey Schroeder

Marvel Studios has spoken, the next person to wear the black symbiote suit will be longtime Spider-Man fan, but erstwhile Peter Parker victimizer-to-friend, Flash Thompson! For those unfamiliar: Thompson began as a bully who used to terrorize Peter Parker, but ironically was one of the first people to majorly support Spider-Man, in spite of his public perception as a menace. After character development became chic, it was revealed that Flash came from a broken, alcoholic household and he used his bullying as a way to express his inner-turmoil. He then joined the army and straightened out his life, reconciling with Parker and becoming friends with him. On his second tour of duty, he was wounded while saving an officer and lost both his legs, though regained the ability to walk through prosthetics.