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Finally The ‘Wolverine’ We Always Wanted

If you are to believe to all the reviews that have been out so far from the critics, Logan is finally the movie we have waiting for.  Logan won’t be out until March 3, 2017 but with the advance reviews Logan is presently holding a 96% score at Rotten Tomatoes.

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In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

The film has been compared to a contemporary western. The film has been given a R-rating, thanks to Deadpool that showed a superhero movie with a R-rating can make a money and be a hit. The film is tracking to make $60 million on it’s opening weekend. According to Jackman this will be his final appearance as Wolverine a character that he has portrayed since he originated in 2000’s X-Men. There has been some rumors coming out that Hugh Jackman is having a hard time letting go of Logan. True or not it be nice to see him do it one more time. Hey Ryan think you can get him out for a quicky in ‘Deadpool 2’.

You can check to reviews here Variety and Heroic Hollywood

Logan also stars along with Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Deen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez.

Source: Variety, Herioc Hollywood

Killer frost – Rebirth – DC – Single issue- Review

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Co-Writer: Steve Orlando & Jody Houser

Artist: Mirka Andolfo

Colorist : Arif Prianto

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

There’s nothing harder than staying on the straight and narrow when  those around you want you to fall flat on your face.

I suppose I should back up here for a moment. This particular issue fits into the DC Universe timeline after JLA VS Suicide Squad 6 issue series and BEFORE the new JLA Rebirth title. Now back to it.

This is a one off story on the “Rebirth” of Caitlin Snow and her “testing” of sorts by Amanda Waller to see if she can push her just far enough to make her go back to her old ways, while Caitlin tries to stay on the side of the angels. I enjoyed this JLA epilogue story more than I did  the one about the Atom that came out a few weeks ago. This one gave a much more in depth look into who this newest member of the JLA was going to be……and the challenges a team atmosphere may bring for her. Sometimes wanting to do good…..doesn’t mean you WILL do good.

Writers Steve Orlando and Jody Houser wrote a nicely plotted story that was designed to break Caitlin Snow and test her to her limits. In many ways it was also a story of fighting addiction, of fighting oneself .This was definitely a story more about the human Caitlin snow then the villain Killer Frost. If you’ve ever watched “OZ” or “PRISON BREAK” you’ll be a fan of this read.

Mirka Andolfo was able to draw a softer side to Caitlyn snow which I think added to the redemption involved with this story. Amanda Waller looked a little rougher with how she was drawn(Almost like a mini Kingpin) but it added to her gruffness she needed to display for this issue to work.

Colorist Arif Prianto finished with lots of shades of blues and oranges, which I think had the intention to create a sense of contrast of redemption and recidivism.

The book gave us a nice bridge to the new JLA series so mission accomplished.

P.S Bonus pic of lovely Danielle Panabaker of FLASH fame.

 

 

 

Kingpin #1 – Marvel Comic review.

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Writer: Matthew Rosenberg

Artist: Ben Torres

Color Artist: Jordan Boyd

Letterer: Travis Lanham

 

Matthew Rosenberg is a very, very good writer. Let’s get that out of the way right now in the beginning of this chat. This story flowed so smoothly I was almost surprised when I got to the last page of the book. This was more of a an introduction story, and NOT of the Kingpin  It held my attention more than a story with 30 heroes in it that I read about 2 weeks ago(looking at you “Monster Unleashed”).There is something to be said for a “slow burn” in telling a good story.

Most comic readers have known for years that the Kingpin is a very complex character. The Netflix series “Daredevil” just added to that complexity with the brilliant acting of Vincent D’onofrio.From doting lover one minute, to violent sociopath the next, there is a lot of ground to cover…..and this book has started to do that really well.

I liked the art of Ben Torres also. It had kind of “noir” feel to it and the great use of shadows helped to give it a grittier feeling, and much more of a street feel even though the setting was anything but. The colors were kept darker which help set the slower paced tone of the story.

I’m putting this title on my pull list next week. I wasn’t sure what to expect but this issue exceeded expectations. Did I mention Matthew Rosenberg is an awesome writer?

Cheers

Scott

 

Anyone but Snyder. The Batman conflict

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It appears that it has been suggested by some that Zach Snyder(that’s him up there) be put in charge of the Batman movie to be released after Ben Affleck parted ways with it. The fact that Ben decided not to go there has a big red siren going off in my head. He specifically said he would only do it if he thought the script was good. Either it was not good….or not good enough for him.

The flip side to this is a backlash that been brewing over the thought of Zach making a perceived mess of yet another potential franchise. I have watched the “Directors cut” version of B vs S twice now and it’s not really the shit show everyone is making it out to be. Their biggest sin was editing more than anything else.

There is now a petition at Change.org that is asking for votes and making suggestions on who else might be able to direct as opposed to anyone OTHER then Zach Synder. Bit mean spirited ,but we are on the internet after all.

Take a look below and vote with your heart.

https://www.change.org/p/warner-brothers-please-let-anyone-other-than-zack-snyder-direct-the-batman

 

 

 

Marvel Introduces Their “Runaways”

Marvel has announced the group of young actors that will make up make what they called ‘first group of young actors’ for ‘Runaways’

“Runaways’ created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona about a group of kids discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization known as “The Pride“. The teenagers then band together to atone for their parents crimes. The show will be on Hulu  and as at this moment I can not find where it will premiere in Canada.

Marvel introduced the actors with a brief description of the character they will portraying.

Rhenzy Feliz

Rhenzy Feliz (“Teen Wolf,” “Casual”) as Alex Wilder is a loud-and-proud nerd. Admittedly a bit of a loner, Alex spends much of his free-time playing video games, but deep down, what he wants most is to reunite his childhood group of friends.

Lyrica Okano

Lyrica Okano (“The Affair,” “Unforgettable”) Nico Minoru–tough, intelligent, and independent–embodies teenage angst. A budding “Wiccan,” Nico’s carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to.

Virginia Gardner

Virginia Gardner (“Goat,” “Little Bitches”) as Karolina Dean, model-perfect exterior with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires.

Ariela Barer

Ariela Barer (“New Girl,” “One Day at a Time”) as Gert Yorkes is a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings.

Greg Sulkin

Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It,” “Don’t Hang Up,” “Anti Social”) as Chase Stein is a lacrosse-playing, high school heartthrob. While many write him off as a dumb jock, Chase exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering, not unlike his wildly successful father’s.

Allegra Acosta

Allegra Acosta (“100 Things to do Before High School,” “Just Add Magic”) as Molly Hernandez, the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.

“Marvel’s Runaways” is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“THE O.C.,” “GOSSIP GIRL”) along with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”) Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will produce as well.   Marvel’s Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.

Source: Marvel.com

Blame Canada!!!…….Blame Canada!!!…..for Death’s Head.

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I’ve been a fan of Death’s head since his early 90’s series written and created by Dan Abnett and  Liam Sharp. He was  called(officially) Death’s Head 2(Minion) but I personally think Deaths Head was one of the most underrated characters to come out of the 90’s(or late 80’s as the original did).

Today in the new Nova  he appears to be taking on a VERY Canadian characteristic of the use of the sacred “EH?”.As a Canadian I can only say that we are honored to count Death’s Head as one of our own, and look forward to facilitating a conversation between he and Wolverine(Canuckle head Eh?) at a Tim Hortons here in town very soon. Free Toques for everyone!!!!……

No…. seriously. I would love for this to be part of some kind of storyline, but I suspect it’s just someone trying to take the piss out of us(British saying) at Marvel Comics. For that, I’m very sorry(how Canadian) that they did that….

There has been talk of a new Deaths Head comic since 2015 and if you have a chance I recommend you pick up the “Revolutionary War” storyline  that came out in 2014 from Marvel that highlighted all the characters from their “UK” brand. Great read.

Thanks to Rich Johnston from Bleeding Cool for being there for me in my time of need. Which was inspiration for this article…from his article…..Thanks Rich. You….you rock….and I mean that.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/01/deaths-head-canadian-now-yes/

Teri Hatcher to join Supergirl

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It’s real…..and it’s spectacular. (Shout out to Seinfeld there)It appears Teri Hatcher will be joining the 2nd season of Supergirl. I’m going to hold my opinion until I actually see who she is playing ,but I feel that it is getting a bit cheesy how every person who ever played in the Superman universe seems to be getting a part on the show.

Unless they hire Gene Hackman next…….then I take everything back.

Early word is that she will play the big bad for the season. I still don’t think she’ll be able to get a seat at Sigourney Weavers table after her turn in the Defenders, but I am curious where they might be going with it.

I read this a whole bunch of places so no gets the nod this time around. Sorry EW, Vulture, TV line. No thanks for you!!!(Still shouting out to Seinfeld)

Cheers folks

Edit: My apologies folks. It appears I posted a pic of her in lingerie. I’ll fix that……later. Relax ladies, my lingerie pics are coming……