Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In writing this column I was forced to abandon my original idea of a spoiler-free review. The movie came about 6 days ago and you can find all sorts of spoiler-free reviews online, and all of the really interesting stuff I want to discuss requires this to be a pretty spoilerific article. So here is the warning: don’t read any further if you have not seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Undervalued Spotlight #188

Amazing Adventures V2 #1, Marvel Comics, August 1970 My kids and I watched the Avengers again recently and I found myself really enjoying the Black Widow character played by Scarlet Johansson. I think she’s one of the stronger characters in the movie. Being a comic guy I immediately started...

Web Arted Nov 25th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last seven days.

SDCC 2011 – Comics, movies and video games oh my! Jul26

SDCC 2011 – Comics, movies and video games oh my!

The Annual 42 Comic-Con International was held in San Diego, California, July 20 – 25. The weekend ended with a bang as Cowboys and Aliens premiered, Hugh Jackman made a special appearance, and Arkham City was released to the masses for a little preview. Twitter was full of information. I’ve...

Review | Black Widow: Web Of Intrigue

Was shopping a sale earlier this year and picked up a bunch of Marvel Premiere hardcovers including Black Widow: Web Of Intrigue.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: It’s been a long lively life for Natasha Romanova – in the Avengers, the Champions, S.H.I.E.L.D. and elsewhere – but...

Just A Thought | Secret Avengers

So it’s official, I have added another full time floppy to my pull list. For those of you who might be new to the column or may have forgotten, I don’t buy a lot of comics in floppy format. Traditionally I have one on going series and maybe a small mini series or two with the...

Things to Check Out: Marvel's December '10 Solicits Sep21

Things to Check Out: Marvel's December '10 Solicits

So, let’s take a small perusal of just what looks good to me from Marvel’s Solicitations for December. ULTIMATE COMICS DOOM #1 (of 4) Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL Cover by BRYAN HITCH Variant Cover by Terry Dodson The enemy has revealed itself and the...

Last Week's Best Panels | No. 2 Jun21

Last Week's Best Panels | No. 2

Last week had a whole whack of great artists doing some damned good work. This week we take a closer look at Darkwing Duck, Atlas, Ultimate X and Black Cat. Darkwing Duck #1 Ian Brill and James Silvani So, Darkwing Duck is back and this warms my heart. I honestly believed growing up that I...

I Heart Comics | Contemplating a Hypothesis

I thought I’d chime in this week with a series of contemplations and hypothesis about some recent comic book news and such. Javier Pulido is one of my favourite artists. Straight up. I think his panel layout and his ability to convey emotion through a simple line is one of the most...