It saddens us all to say this, but Comics Crux is officially closing its doors.
Despite Crux going to the great comics journalism hub in the sky, you’ll still be able to keep up with your favorite writers via their twitters and personal blogs.
Welcome to Deviant Wednesday, a special day when I channel the intense bitterness that comes from lack of any artistic ability into something productive: spotlighting a talented artist from DeviantART.
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After the strong forward momentum of the past few episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we had to have one that took a different turn. It was weird watching this episode and it’s just as weird writing about it. In the episode promos for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. it was being treated as their plane being haunted, and there’s a haunting of sorts alright, just not of what you might think. The story involves a lady named Hannah, she’s been accused of events in the town she didn’t do. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have to help her and it all gets strange from there. Let’s put this episode simply, half the episode I liked, and half the episode I could probably do without and it all involves the main plotline. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did a solid job for a few weeks, while not a complete clunker of an episode, this still could have been a whole lot better.In this one though, Melinda May lives up to her nickname as she is “The Cavalry”.
Ultimate Banshee sounds like the best kind of fierce critter—the kind that could rip out your throat and yell down what’s left of your vocal cords that you need to be a better human being.
This is a pretty accurate summary of what happens over the course of Cataclysm: Ultimates #1.
This is Cataclysm Chronicles IV. Behold my thoughts on the entirety Cataclysm; the Ultimate Universe crossover the may or may not mean Galactus eating the Ultimate Universe whole. I sure do hope he did his pre-dinner calisthenics.
Back in October at New York Comic Con, the announcement of Marvel Universe Live! was announced. Since then, more and more things have leaked out about what we can expect and now Marvel has shared some of the ladies that will appear in the live show.
Welcome to Cataclysm Chronicles III. Galactus’ target today is Cataclysm: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1.
Because every good disaster movie starts with a group of seemingly unconnected teenagers whining about how nobody understands them.
Set between the events of the Spider-Team (consisting of Spider-Man, Bombshell, Spider-Woman, Cloak, and Dagger) taking down Roxxon and the arrival of Galactus on Earth, Cataclysm: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 deals with each of these characters and each of their consequences from that situation.
Just over 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. In the decades since, Kennedy and his era have been mythologized as Camelot come again, and reimagined by nearly ever facet of pop culture. Stephen King’s best book in years, 11/22/63, was a time travel thriller dealing with the assassination. Loopy comedy Zoolander repositioned the infamous ‘grassy knoll’ shooters as a pair of male models. Even televised sci-fi thriller Quantum Leap took a trip back to Dallas in one of its best episodes. Now, in the build-up to mutant time-travel adventure X-Men: Days of Future Past, superhero films are wading into the fray. Days of Future Past has been building a deep history with its marketing campaign, and their recent short video positing Magneto as the man who altered the trajectory of the ‘magic bullet’ and killed Kennedy is another interesting step for the world. And, hey, it makes more sense than most of the actual conspiracy theories about the event.
Unity #1 was possibly one of my favorite comics I’ve read in a long time. Take a look at Cal’s review here, to read his opinions about the issue. It was a great introduction to the Valiant Universe for anyone to jump right into. I loved the 8-Bit Movie that was done for Unity as it was released, and that they continued in the 8-Bit tradition made me smile. To put a personal spin here, I love retro gaming. Growing up with Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis and so forth, makes anything like 8-Bit Valiant special to me.
Fans are getting even more excited for next year’s upcoming reboot of Godzilla. After the disappointing 1998 film, it’s up to this new film to retake the crown and bring honor back to the Godzilla franchise. With acclaimed Monsters director Gareth Edwards and a script that was worked on by Frank Darabont and an awesome cast that stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and original Godzilla star Akira Takarada, this reboot appears to be on the right track.
The Ultimate Batman Gift for yourself or any other Bat-fan out there has arrived, a fully drivable 1966 Batmobile straight out of the series. That’s right, you can cruise the neighborhoods and highways like Adam West’s Batman in this Batmobile. This is a completely official and approved by DC Comics/Warner Bros. Batmobile offered by Hammacher Schlemmer. It’ll run you $200,000 dollars, but it was built to function almost exactly like the 1966 Batmobile.
People love the epic comic book series Bone by Jeff Smith – for good reason – and Smith’s much talked about new web comic Tuki Save The Humans might be just as epic. Smith has created his new world around actual prehistoric history with an added twist of fantasy and humor rolled into the mix.
Smith has won more awards for his work than many creators combined and this comic is sounding like it just may add more to his already impressive list.
For those not in the know – which included me until roughly twenty minutes ago – last year manga artist Katsuki Tanaka designed a capsule toy called Cup no Fuchiko, a series of small figures that sit on the edge of glasses. These little gals were so popular that they not only sold nearly 4.5 million figures, but also inspired a Madoka Magica redesign series that’s landing this fall.
Out to prove that there is literally no place where you shouldn’t stick a collectible, Kitan Club (the company behind Cup no Fuchiko) has created a new series of figures to stuff in your ears.
2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Milestone Media and last Thursday November 21st, in a live-streamed episode of Hard N.O.C. Life, the surviving founders of the company sat down to take a look back at the company.
This has been a pretty good 50th Anniversary for fans of Doctor Who. We didn’t just get a slam-bang 50th Anniversary Special just this past weekend that was the best episode the series has seen in a couple years. We didn’t just get, finally, a fitting farewell to 8th Doctor Paul McGann. We didn’t just get the introduction of a brand new Doctor. Perhaps most importantly, on top of all that, we got a handful of the series’ infamous ‘lost’ episodes were found. And according to a new rumor from Blastr, we might be in for even more.
Online self publishing website Lulu.com is currently running a contest that will award one child the fantastic privilege of having their comic art reproduced by amazing comic artist Ryan Benjamin.
Once again I find myself very envious of children.