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This Week’s Finest: The Terrifics #1

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By Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Marcelo Maiolo

When Marvel canceled Fantastic Four in early 2015, it was more of a mercy killing than a tragedy. It had reached a pinnacle of popularity, then slowly sunk into mediocrity. Also in 2015, DC ended its New 52 initiative, rolled out its Convergence event, and launched its DC YOU brand of titles to re-energize its books and characters. Three years later, DC has drastically improved its creative output, both in quality and creator representation, and decided to resurrect the FF in their own image. What we get are spiritual analogues to Mr.Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and the Thing set in the DC Universe and trying to uncover the secrets of the Dark Multiverse.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: The Terrifics #1

New Trailer for Black Panther

Today Marvel Studios offered a new taste for next year’s Black Panther film. Where the initial trailer was a bit discordant, the latest impressively blends design, action and beats. (Though someone in the editing suite is really proud of that car flip moment which reappears at pretty much same point in this trailer as it did in the previous).

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Martin Freeman, Angela Basset, Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis. The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, opens February 16th 2018.

Cheers

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: Black Magick #6

by Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, Chiara Arena & Jodie Wynne

After an extended hiatus, Black Magick returns with issue #6. The story shifts to explore the books past and mythology, while bringing on a couple of new contributors to the creative team. Yet, in spite of these changes, co-creators Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott remain masters of creating opening chapters for comic arcs, helping Black Magick pick up right where the book left off in terms of it’s pace and excitement. Deeply thoughtful and enthralling in equal measure, Black Majik #6 is a reminder of the series excellence.  Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Black Magick #6

Freeze Frame 6/9/2017

From All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3 by Frazer Irving

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Women in Badlands and on Thrones

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HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s series of novels, Game of Thrones, was taken a large space in pop culture for a variety of reasons. It’s intricate plotlines, long-form storytelling, deep character acting, complex motivations, and its very brutal depiction of women. AMC’s Kung-Fu/Mad Max infusion Into the Badlands receives much less attention, yet, both share some striking similarities now that the former has entered into its second season.  Continue reading Women in Badlands and on Thrones