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This Week’s Finest: Iron Fist #73

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By Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins, Andy Troy, VC’s Travis Lanham, Jeff Dekal

Danny Rand has finished his global adventuring and returned to his old stomping grounds in NYC, eager to rest and read over the Book of the Iron Fists tome to find a way to return to K’un Lun. Unfortunately, someone broke into his condo and stole it, right as Danny’s newest adversary has arrived in New York himself… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Iron Fist #73

This Week’s Finest:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Universe #14

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By Eric Burnham, Sophie Campbell, Brittany Peer, Shawn Lee

It’s a good week in comics when I have a threeway tie choosing The Week’s Finest: do I go with the tried and true Kill or Be Killed (which was quite good as usual), an intriguing mystery thriller Hellboy and the BPRD, or an underdog with fantastic art that makes me care about a character I’ve never liked? I always favor underdogs, although it was a difficult choice until I thought about the book with the best art: TMNT Universe #14. Continue reading This Week’s Finest:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Universe #14

This Week’s Finest: Rick and Morty #29

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By Sean Vanaman, Olly Moss, CJ Cannon, Carly Farina, CRANK!

Everyone’s heard the hypothetical question: “Would you kill Adolf Hitler when he was a baby?” It’s a thought experiment to test your moral compass; do you kill a genocidal madman before he could kill millions of people, or do you spare a baby knowing it could become that genocidal madman in the future? Nobody ever asks “Would you kill ALL the Hitlers?”.

Nobody, except Sean Vanaman, Olly Moss, and Rick Sanchez… Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Rick and Morty #29

Splitting Hairs, and Revenue Streams

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Steaming giant Netflix and corporate powerhouse Disney are ending their business together as Netflix acquires Mark Millar’s company Millarworld. Will more options equal more competition, and thus better options for folks looking to binge-watch their entertainment? Continue reading Splitting Hairs, and Revenue Streams

Trouble in Mid-Guard;The Path to the Dark Tower

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Stephen King’s epic fantasy tale of Roland Deschain and his quest for the Dark Tower has finally escaped from development hell and has made its way to theaters. It joins other adaptations of King’s novels, but is perhaps be the most crucial one yet. The eight Dark Tower novels connect to many of King’s other works, including, but not limited to: The Stand, It, The Shining, Desperation, The Regulators, Salem’s Lot & Christine. With this film possibly being the first of many sequels (and a prequel TV series), the pressure is on for it to be a hit… Continue reading Trouble in Mid-Guard;The Path to the Dark Tower

This Week’s Finest: Nightwing #26

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By Tim Seeley, Javier Fernandez, Chris Sotomayor, Carlos M. Mangual

Once again I find myself in awe of this series. I continue to have barely any interest in Batman, or any of the other Bat-titles, but Dick Grayson’s solo adventures have held my interest for well over three years now. In that time, Tim Seely (with co-writing credit to Tom King on Grayson) has built an impressive tapestry around Richard Grayson. It’s only now that things start to come full circle.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Nightwing #26

Mask of the Phantasm, A Legacy And Shadow On The DC Animated Universe

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Batman: The Animated Series and its role as the starting point for the DC Animated Universe are well-known and fondly remembered by its fans. Decades later, the various shows that formed the DCAU have ended while others have come and gone. Even now, fans are more concerned with DC’s live action interconnected film universe and the next movie starring Ben Affleck’s as the Caped Crusader than what was done more than twenty years earlier, despite its superior quality. For example, the first DCAU movie set in the same realm as Batman: The Animated Series, Mask of the Phantasm…
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This Week’s Finest: Kill Or Be Killed #10

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by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser

Some comics you know as soon as you see the publishing list, they’re the book to beat. Especially if its an Image book, like Saga or The Walking Dead. So it went this week when I put together my pull-list with the latest issue of Kill or Be Killed by Ed Brubaker, Sean Philips & Elizabeth Breitweiser. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Kill Or Be Killed #10

Spider-Man Homecoming Review

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Teenage coming-of-age movies are an evergreen subject for Hollywood films, with many classic movies starring the High School teen trying to figure out life within a four year period in two hours or less.  Ferris Buller’s Day OffThe Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, even the wacky and high concept ones like Encino Man, Weird Science, or Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Wonderful films starring teenage characters and their quest for popularity, love, and not becoming a jaded adult. It’s hard to tire of films like those, even as an burgeoning adult myself, because I remember my high school days vividly. So it is that Spider-Man Homecoming joins the many great high school movies for this generation, and firmly establishes Tom Holland as THE Spider-Man… Continue reading Spider-Man Homecoming Review

Bucking the Inhumans

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While the MCU has been a tremendous success in box office receipts, critical acclaim, and fan reception, one dark spot has been the recent Iron Fist series leading up to The Defenders on Netflix. While that was the dark horse of the Marvel’s properties on the streaming side, in retrospect, concern should’ve been placed when Scott Buck was tapped as the show runner. Buck’s last high profile work was also met with criticism and ire, and now he’s bringing the Inhumans to the small screen… Continue reading Bucking the Inhumans