- It’s finally here, part one of episode fifty where we count off the fifty greatest comics run of all time. In part one, we run though numbers 50 to 26 including discussions on Garth Ennis’s time on The Punisher, Hellboy by Mike Mignola, Planetary by Warren Ellis & John Cassaday, Grant Morrison’s New X-Men, Spiderman by John Romita & more. Click below to see the full rankings Continue reading Podcast Episode Fifty Part One
“Is this real?”
The newest comic book show produced courtesy of the FX Network and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley is a triumph. A kaleidoscope of amazing wrapped in translucent tin foil. Dare I say it, it’s the best X-Men thing ever… Continue reading Legion Pilot Review
Well, the first one was set (rather haphazardly) to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, so scoring the latest to “Amazing Grace” is a logical progression . . .
Oh and another fleeting glimpse of Stephen Merchant’s Caliban.
Logan, directed by James Mangold, opens March 3rd.
Spoilers (but not many)
2016 might have witnessed a fair amount of upheaval, but one thing remained constant: Hollywood’s love of superheroes is as strong as ever. While DC sat out 2015, Marvel saw three of their properties in theaters; this year The Big Two had six combined. Next year that will edge up to seven. In addition, geek-favorite franchises Star Trek and Star Wars continued their multi-year missions through galaxies far, far away. Almost all of them raked the ticket sales (analysists were divided on whether Star Trek Beyond fell short of breaking even or turned a modest profit). Either way, neither profit margins nor quantity of films produced equal quality. 2016 was a very mixed year in terms of artistic merit, as fans could be forgiven for experiencing whiplash when trying to create a double bill for some of these movies. Some films excelled by being able to break new ground, while others entertained with well-executed tried and true formulas. Some were an utter mess (and not simply in their murky CGI sequences). It could have been worse; viewers were denied anything quite as terrible as last year’s Fantastic Four. Then again, that is placing the bar quite low.
The previously announced Generation X series will be written by Christina Strain who previously worked as a colorist on Runaways, World War Hulk, Spiderman Loves Mary Jane & Superman in addition to having worked in short films and being a staff writer on the Syfy TV series The Magicians. Generation X will have art by Amilcar Pinna of All New Ultimates, Green Lanterns: New Guardians & Superboy. More details at CBR
Marvel revealed the creative team behind the previously announced upcoming Iceman series. The book will be written by Sina Grace of Self Obssessed, Not My Bag, Lil Depressed Boy & Burn The Orphanage with art by Allesandro Vitto of Secret Warriors, Red Lanterns & Suiciders: Kings of HelL.A. More details at Nerdist
Marvel will be releasing two new X-Men team series titled X-Men Gold & X-Men Blue. X-Men Gold will be written by Marc Guggenheim of X-Men, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D & Squadron Sinister in addition to several of DC’s Arrowverse television series like Green Arrow, The Flash & Legends of Tomorrow. X-Men Gold will be drawn by Adrian Syaf of Action Comics, Batman/Superman, Batgirl & Brightest Day. X-Men Blue will be written by Cullen Bunn of Uncanny X-Men, Harrow County & Conan The Slayer with art from Jorge Molina of Star Wars, A-Force & Thor. More details at IGN