This week on The Pull, time runs out for an Avenger, Grayson takes on Midnighter once again, Dawn and Silver Surfer visit a world of lasts, the Rebellion continues after destroying the Death Star, and Carl makes a new friend in The Walking Dead. All of this and a few side thoughts on this week’s comics lie ahead. Spoilers ahead so click past the jump.
This week on The Pull, Spider-Verse rages on, a new Marvel Cinematic Universe friendly Ant-Man series begins, Iron Fist takes a beautiful journey through hell, and Batman captures the Riddler. Read after the jump to get my thoughts on 2015’s first week of comics that caught my attention. Remember to comment and leave your own thoughts on this week’s comics or suggests books that I should be reading.
So obviously if you have seen the new X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, you were treated to the trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service. After watching the trailer Danny leaned over and told me it was based on a comic book. A comic book that had just barely come out.
I am always weary of a movie if it doesn’t have a strong base story, but hell, if someone read it and was so moved that they threw millions of dollars to make an action movie right off the bat… I had to read this book!
So Amazon pushed me around for a few days, but finally The Secret Service arrived. I devoured it in basically one sitting and am conflicted. Let’s talk it out after the trailer.
After a few weeks farting around, I’m back with another Throwback Thursday Trades and continuing with another Image comic by Robert Kirkman. This week we go back to where it all started for fans of the long running series or fans of the hit AMC drama, The Walking Dead.
Watch out for other stiffs and shamble on past the jump.
Continuing the new article I started the last week with my review of the first volume of the trade paperback for Invincible, I’m back this week with another Image title that I picked up from the Humble Image Bundle that is currently finished. Which book did I pick? I decided to go with something I had not read before but heard good things, I picked Morning Glories volume 1.
Learn more about the school after the jump. Read More…
With the Humble Image Bundle in its final week, I thought I would reread a series that I have always found to be a lot of fun. After rereading the first trade for Invincible, I decided to do a little review and maybe the start of a weekly article.
Fly past the jump to see what I thought of Invincible Volume 1 – Family Matters.
Free Comic Book Day / California Bookstore Day has come and gone and I must say we made out like bandits. The bookish awesome kind of bandits anyway. This year the CYaN staff took it to the next level and hit up independent bookstores and the local library sale to celebrate. As you can see from the picture the selection is pretty varied. (click on the links to see what was available and more info on what we got).
Click the jump to see what my favorite pieces this year were: Read More…
SPIDER-MAN 2 REVIEW
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and last night, this lucky girl got to watch it on a big-ass IMAX screen.
Spider-Whats-it? You’ve been living under a rock? Oh, lemme give you a quick summary.
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is Spider-man, a masked hero that uses his new abilities to save the city from villains. He lives with his Aunt May who is his only living family. He has a girlfriend, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), who knows his identity and understands the sacrifice that comes along with being a vigilante. She lost her father in the last movie during the climactic villain fight scene. Her father was the police chief and a big deal because her father put the kibosh on Gwen dating Peter because he knew that he was Spider-man (Spider-man is really bad at keeping his identity a secret).
Peter Parker’s life is just as busy as Spider-Man’s because other than normal post-high school living, he spends his time trying to unravel what caused his parent’s deaths. In the last film it was revealed that his father worked at Oscorp and developed some genetic tech that caused the transformation of Peter into Spider-Man. His father had a formula that would have taken the research to the next level and it cost him and his wife their lives.
In this installment of the Spider-man story, we meet new and exciting villains as well as important people in Peter Parker’s life. Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) comes into play as Peter’s friend and perhaps Spider-man’s next villain? *Cough Green Goblin Cough* (Not a spoiler, it says it right on IMDB).
If you have watched the trailer you must have seen the main villain of the movie Electro (Jamie Foxx). Jamie Foxx plays an insecure / delusional electrical engineer named Max Dillon. He suffers an accident and his body is negatively altered causing him to be reborn as the Super-villain Electro.
Will Peter Parker be able to juggle a normal life, a girlfriend, researching his parent’s work, AND his Spider-Man duties? Go to theatres this weekend to find out! Click the trailer to get pumped, then come back and click the jump to see what I thought of the latest from the Amazing Spider-Man….2.
My SPOILER-FREE review after the jump…
The first trailer for Marvel Studios’ newest entry, Guardians of the Galaxy, just aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight; causing this nerd to be increasingly excited. Hopefully, you’ll feel the same way after watching it for yourself.
Leap past the jump for the trailer and a few more in-depth intros.