The late 1980s were full of cartoons and comic books that were, essentially, built around the need to sell toys. For instance, the Transformers and their predecessors the Diaclones were just a bunch of toy robots. It was up to the writers of cartoons and comics to build a mythology about the planet Cybertron and its […]
If you can get there in time, Comixology has a sale right now on the new Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comics from Boom! These comics are fun whether you’re a fan of the original 1990s TV show, enjoyed the new reboot movie, or are a newbie who’s just curious about these colorful teenagers with the […]
Today, March 26, is the birthday of comic book artist José Luis García-López. His work was highly influential on DC Comics in the 1970s and ’80s. JGL worked on the DC Comics Style Guide and served as a model for many to follow. To celebrate, here are some samples of his grand artwork.
This week, Marvel Studios released new ads for Spider-Man: Homecoming, a movie that might just become the best live-action adaptation of Marvel’s web-slinging wonder. But did you know that Spider-Man, introduced in 1962, wasn’t the first web-using or arachnid-based hero in comics and related media? There are several who preceded him. Let’s take a look!
Comixology currently has a sale on Valiant’s X-O Manowar series and you should take advantage of it. “But I’m not into superheroes.” That’s fine. X-O Manowar is not a superhero comic, it’s a sci-fi adventure thriller that spans across the Earth and a good chunk of human history. X-O Manowar originally came out in the 1990s, created […]
The planet Vulcan is known to many science fiction fans. No, not the world full of mercury swamps that the Second Doctor visited in 1966 in Doctor Who. I mean, of course, home of Spock from Star Trek. Just as famous is Krypton, the birth planet of Kal-El, known on Earth under the names Clark Kent […]
Hugh Jackman reprises the role of Wolverine for the last time in the recent release Logan. Hugh has now played the role of James Howlett AKA Logan AKA Wolverine. But some folks are still curious about its position in space and time, considering that the X-Men movies have created multiple timelines. So here’s a quick […]
A.L.Ex Studios is the Los Angeles-based creator of MANIA, a sci-fi/superhero comic book series inspired by the idea that neuroses, seen in a different light, can be a source of power. This first franchise for the studio touches on the issues of augmented reality, mental illness, government authority and societal conditioning. MANIA is set in […]
The evil organization Hydra has been on the rise in some Marvel Comics recently, mainly in stories by Nick Spencer. Now Marvel has released cover images from the upcoming Secret Empire crossover where many major super-villains will be working for or alongside Hydra to finally take over the entire Earth. One such villain depicted is […]
The Lego Batman Movie is a wild success and some say it’s the best Batman film on-screen. But this is, of course, not the first animated film starring the Dark Knight, nor is it even the first animated Batman film to be released in theaters. So here are five other such movies you might want […]