Netflix has become a force to be reckoned with in the TV wars. The service–which isn’t technically a network but has earned the right to be treated as one–has set a standard for television programming that the regular alphabet networks often find it tough to compete with. Then Netflix upped the ante even more with their Marvel team-up. Daredevil was a hit with it’s dark feel and gritty action sequences. Jessica Jones took things to a totally new level with an anti-heroine and the creepiest villain we’ve seen in quite some time. Then Luke Cage turned social commentary into one of the most compelling series of the year. Now there’s Iron Fist… and it’s okay. I guess.
Don’t get me wrong. Iron Fist is a good show. The problem is that its older siblings are great shows. And Iron Fist, while a decent time, doesn’t manage to keep up with the big kids.
Doctor Strange is simultaneously the same comic book movie fair we’ve seen from Marvel in the past and an exciting new chapter in superhero movies. It’s the story of an arrogant man who is forced to become humble and transforms into a hero in the process… just like Iron Man… just like Thor. However, this time it feels and looks different.
Since summertime is all about fun, how about a little comedy? This week, I present to you Every Superhero Ever, by Smosh, parodying all those superhero cliches and offensive missteps. You’ve been warned, this one’s pervy, rude, and everything in-between. Enjoy!
Marvel Comics has been working hard to diversify their cast of characters in recent years. They have focused efforts on making more of their superheroes women as well as people of color. The results have been positive: Miles Morales as Spiderman, Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, Jane Foster as female Thor. Now the company is taking things to another level. And I, for one, absolutely love it! Though, to be fair, I may be biased. Continue reading →
Rogue Touch, by Christine Woodward is one of those stories you either love or hate. For those expecting a tale heavy on X-Men and that version of Rogue, the scale leans toward hate. For those wanting a complicated, and dare I say, haunting, love story, the scale leans toward love. Continue reading →
This weekend, Captain America: Civil War hit theaters and is already a massive success! On the heels of this film adaptation of Marvel’s epic Civil War comic series, the company is releasing a sequel comic series that begins next month. Civil War II is coming! Check out the trailer right here.
Have you seen ‘Captain America: Civil War’ yet? What do you think of the new ‘Civil War II’ comic series? Whose side will you choose?Let me know your thoughts in the comments.