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Freeze Frame 9/7/2017

From Shade The Changing Girl #12 by Marley Zarcone & Kelly Fitzpatrick

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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

Tuesday Top Ten: Comic Book Adaptation Soundtracks

One thing that can give comic adaptations an edge over comics is the inclusion of music to convey mood and emotion for our beloved characters. Here are our ten choices for soundtracks that bring the emotion and the beats. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Comic Book Adaptation Soundtracks

Podcast Episode Thirty Six

Where we talk about Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Star Wars, Island, Snotgirl & International Iron Man. Pat get’s mad about about Nighthawks cancellation, the guys expound on the joys of working from home, Alex actually likes his beer and reveals his attempt to make a It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia style web show.

Freeze Frame 8/26/2016

From Island #10 by Gale Beltrand
From Island #10 by Gael Bertrand

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Freeze Frame 7/29/2016

From Aliens vs Predator vs Judge Dredd #1 by Chris Mooneyham & Michael Ateyah
From Predator vs Aliens vs Judge Dredd #1 by Chris Mooneyham & Michael Ateyah

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Freeze Frame 5/20/2016

From Future Quest #1 by Steve Rude & Jordie Bellaire
From Future Quest #1 by Steve Rude & Jordie Bellaire

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Review: Captain America: Civil War

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Eight years ago Marvel Studios unveiled their first effort, Iron Man. Since then Marvel has produced 11 more films and four television series while amassing a staggering amount of box office revenue. That is a huge accomplishment which either makes Iron Man seem like just the other day, or a long time ago, depending on your perspective. Regardless, it is hard to argue that Marvel has found a filmmaking approach which works for both them and their audience. Multiple factors are at play here, though, one of the key ones has been taking their time to let their Cinematic Universe expand organically. At first glance this statement might seem paradoxical when applied to an enterprise which since Day One has been geared towards setting up the next chapter. Hence all those mid/post credit scenes which remain one of the trademarks of the franchise. Yet, if nothing else, this emphasis on serial storytelling points towards a shared link between the movies and their source material. More importantly it gives characters room to breathe, allowing the actors opportunity to build on beats from previous appearances. This attention to nearly a decade of world and character building pays off this week with the arrival of Marvel Studio’s latest entry: Captain America: Civil War. It is an exciting, fast paced film which never loses sight of the flawed individuals at the center of its narrative.

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Civility and Wartime

 

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A look back at the paradigm shifting miniseries and how Marvel is revisiting it today…
To me, when I think of event books, none top Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Civil War. Blackest Night is cool, Secret Wars was easier to follow than Final Crisis and Infinity was…different. Compared to Civil War though, they all feel kinda small. To understand it completely, you have to examine what preceded it and what resulted from it.

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Freeze Frame 4/29/2016

From Rick & Morty #13 by CJ Cannon, Ryan Hill & CRANK
From Rick & Morty #13 by CJ Cannon, Ryan Hill & CRANK

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