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HectorDeJean
April 29 2016

Follow Me into Weird Worlds: DC’s The Swamp Thing

The history of comics is a catalog of creations that began as throwaway entertainment and ended up succeeding far, far beyond what their originators could have ever predicted. The pair of Cleveland...
AngieBarry
April 29 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Runaways

The Series: Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona (and others, including Joss Whedon). The Heroes: The teenaged sons and daughters of a secret society of super-villains known as...
HectorDeJean
April 15 2016

Follow Me into Weird Worlds: DC’s Black Orchid

What are you left with when you take away a superhero's origin story? A costume, some powers, and...that's about it.  Origins are huge part of the standard comic book character...
DaveRichards
April 13 2016

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 Review: Episodes 11-13

Hello, and welcome back to the final installment of this edition of Binge-Worthy, where I'll look at the final three episodes of Daredevil Season 2 from my perspective as a longtime comic fan....
HectorDeJean
April 8 2016

Follow Me into Weird Worlds: DC’s The Phantom Stranger

Ask me my favorite superhero—that's easy. The one character whose comics I want to be buried with; the guy I would dress as at Comicon, were I to be so lame; the hero whose powers I would...
DaveRichards
April 6 2016

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 Review: Episodes 8-10

Hello, and welcome back to the penultimate installment of this latest edition of Binge-Worthy. If you've been following my reviews, you know that the episodes I'm going to talk about here...
HectorDeJean
April 5 2016

Powers 1.10: “F@#K the Big Chiller” Episode Review

So, where are we left at the end of Powers? Where has the journey led, and what have we discovered from this hard-to-categorize show? What, exactly, did we watch? A little evaluation of the...
HectorDeJean
April 4 2016

Powers 1.09: “Level 13” Episode Review

Episode 9's official title is “Level 13,” but for a show that favors music-related titles, a fitting one here would be “Who's Zooming Who?” Christian Walker (Sharlto...
HectorDeJean
March 31 2016

Follow Me into Weird Worlds: DC’s Deadman

A recent query from Criminal Element asked which overlooked superheroes would be deserving of their own movie or TV show. One logical answer to that is DC's Deadman, except for one thing: Deadman...
HectorDeJean
March 29 2016

Powers 1.08: “Aha Shake Heartbreak” Episode Review

We were wrong about Johnny. So, remember that drug Sway that Johnny Royalle (Noah Taylor) was making from DNA he stole from Wolfe (Eddie Izzard)? The drug that he was peddling to “Powers...
DaveRichards
March 29 2016

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 Review: Episodes 5-7

Hello again! Welcome back to my look at Season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil series, which just keeps getting better and better as it unfolds more twists and turns. Last time, I took a look at the...
HectorDeJean
March 28 2016

Powers 1.07: “You’re Not It” Episode Review

The direction of this series hasn't always been clear—the way it jumps in and out of various genres can make it tricky to anticipate—but at this point, there's a definite shape...
AngieBarry
March 25 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Beasts of Burden

The Series: Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson The Heroes: A pack of dogs—Jack, Whitey, Pugsley, Ace, Rex, Miranda—and one cat, The Orphan. The Ideal Format:...
HectorDeJean
March 24 2016

Follow Me into Weird Worlds: DC’s Horror and Supernatural Comics

The first stirrings might have begun with the Deadman, an acrobatically-inclined ghost who inhabited the bodies of mortals for a few moments at a time; or it might have really become a trend when...
DaveRichards
March 23 2016

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 Review: Episodes 1-4

Hello! Welcome back to Hell's Kitchen! My name is Dave Richards—I was your guide through Marvel's Netflix series Jessica Jones, discussing the show from my perspective as a comic...
HectorDeJean
March 22 2016

Powers 1.06: “Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit” Episode Review"

If Episodes 4 and 5 headed into Aliens territory, Episode 6 opens like a tribute to Silence of the Lambs; Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) is back in his cell, which now has a drainer to keep his powers repressed...
HectorDeJean
March 21 2016

Powers 1.05: “Paint it Black” Episode Review

Although Episode 4 ended with viewers smack in the middle of Wolfe’s (Eddie Izzard) rampage through his prison, Episode 5 opens in the 90s, at a nightclub where young Christian Walker (Sterling...
CrimeHQ
March 18 2016

Nelson & Murdock: Avocados at Law Magnet

Foggy: Me and you, pal...We're gonna do this. We're gonna be the best damn avocados this city has ever seen. Matt: Best damn avocados. Are you the person that likes obscure jokes displayed...
DavidCranmer
March 17 2016

Marvel’s Daredevil Season One Recap: Episodes 8-13

Note: not every plot detail is revealed but major spoilers exist and will harm your innocence. See also: Marvel's Daredevil Season One Recap: Episodes 1-7 [Read the recap of Daredevil...
DaveRichards
March 16 2016

Who Is the Punisher?

Before their film and television studios became entertainment powerhouses, Marvel Comics sold the rights to their characters to a number of different studios. Over the years, those rights have...
HectorDeJean
March 14 2016

Powers 1.03: “Mickey Rooney Cries No More” Episode Review

With the third episode, Powers gets a little messy—the various character arcs are all contrived to get the players into one of the loud nightclubs that the series seems to love (Calista met...
AngieBarry
March 14 2016

10 Comics That Could Become the next Hit TV Show

At this point, it's probably only a matter of time until every superhero on the books gets their own movie or Netflix series. Some feel we're hitting saturation levels, and that's true...
DavidCranmer
March 10 2016

Marvel’s Daredevil Season One Recap: Episodes 1-7

Daredevil is the new gold standard in superhero television shows. Hell, it's even better than some of the bloated big-screen films (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fantastic Four reboot) that are...
DaveRichards
February 11 2016

Getting to Know Deadpool: Marvel’s Newest and Mouthiest Movie Star

The Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox films inspired by Marvel Comics feature a variety of very different super powered heroes and villains, but if there's one trait many of them share, it's...
DaveRichards
January 22 2016

Celebrating 75 Years of Captain America

I don't remember how young I was when I discovered reruns of the 1966 Marvel animation show on a local syndication network, but it had to be the very early '80s. What I remember most was...
CorrinaLawson
January 8 2016

Heroes Reborn 1.11: “Send in the Clones”

Two episodes left in this mini-series, and we still don’t have the twins united. That’s a good indication of everything wrong with this show. It had an intriguing start that centered...
AdamCWagner88
January 7 2016

Daredevil Season 2: Trailer Released

If you’re like me, ever since you finished watching Jessica Jones (which only took me a weekend—talk about binge watching) you couldn’t wait for whatever Marvel Studios decided...
DaveRichards
December 23 2015

A Batman Christmas: The Yuletide Hero Gotham Deserves

The Holidays are supposed to be a time of peace on Earth and goodwill towards everyone, but as popular culture has shown us, some people view them as a season of sinister opportunity. So, some...
ChristopherGolden
November 4 2015

Christopher Golden and Josh Boone Talk The Stand and The Fault in Our Stars

  In celebration of the release of my new horror novel, Dead Ringers, I reached out to some of my favorite filmmakers to talk about our mutual love of the genre, formative influences,...
ElizabethKMahon
October 8 2015

An Undead Procedural: iZombie

When iZombie was first announced, I was reluctant to get onboard. I am not ordinarily a fan of Zombies. I have proudly never watched an episode of The Walking Dead. But the brains, so to speak,...