In the latter half of the 1980’s, it became clear that comics weren’t just for kids. Thanks in huge part to the extraordinary mainstream success of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, publishers were more aware than ever of the vast potential of comics for older readers. The big two both had their own homes for these more mature comics, Epic at Marvel and DC’s Vertigo.
But there was another imprint that no one seems to know about. From Marvel’s ill-fated UK branch, came Marvel Frontier Comics.
Read More Marvel Frontier Comics – Marvel’s Forgotten Foray into Mature Comics
Originally posted on MyCreativeRamblings:
Read More 8MM (1999) Review
“Devil’s changing you already.” Ok so lets talk about 8MM. The film is directed by Joel Schumacher. Joel Schumacher of Batman and Robin fame. Upon going on Metacritic to see the reviews of this film I found it actually has less than Batman and Robin. Let that sink in, if the reviews are to be…
In an attempt to get the struggling comicbook industry back on its feet, Negan Lives! is a call to get people back into stores and buying comics.
And it’s a fun one-shot in its own right, filling in some of gaps left after The Walking Dead’s final issue and setting up possible adventures in the future.
Read More Quick Review – ‘Negan Lives!’ by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
Pretty much no one watched The Leftovers when it first aired, despite it’s critical acclaim. It has since gone on to be considered one of the (if not the) greatest TV show of all time, with most critics citing it as their number one. Learning from his mistakes from the tail-end of Lost, showrunner Damon Lindelof dives once more into the mystery here. But more so than the mistakes and unanswered questions, Lindelof builds on the things that made that previous show so great; the big questions, theological debates, the wackiness, the thrilling science-fiction madness of it all. With an outstanding all-star cast, A+ production values, and more depth than any other show I’ve seen, The Leftovers just might be the best TV show of all time.
Read More The Leftovers – Series Review
Westworld is back! And it’s bringing with it a slightly reduced run of episodes, but a more streamlined story. There are still mysteries – this is Westworld after all – but not as many.
This season has split opinion in the fanbase, more so than even the divisive second season. But despite a change of location and some swanky cyberpunk visuals, this is the same show we fell in love with way back in 2016.
Read More Westworld Season 3 Review
Seven Soldiers is a comic book event like no other, in which a bunch of reluctant c-list heroes all come together to stop an extraterrestrial crisis.
Except they never meet. In fact, they don’t even know the others exist or that they’re part of a superhero team. It’s Morrison at his most…Morrisonian.
Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Seven Soldiers of Victory’ by Grant Morrison
Netflix has a chequered past when it comes to their ‘original’ programming. For every standout like ‘Okja’, ‘Dolemite is my Name’, or ‘The Irishman’, there’s a bucket load of terrible films like ‘The Ridiculous 6’ or ‘The Outsider’ or ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’.
‘Extraction’ falls somewhere in the middle in terms of quality – but in terms of enjoyment it’s one of the best film’s Netflix currently has.
Read More Extraction (2020) Review
Action-expert Gareth Evans turns his hand to television for this insane nine-part epic.
Read More Gangs of London – Review
One day, everyone on earth stops dying. But it soon becomes clear that this is far from the miracle that it first seemed.
It’s up to what’s left of Torchwood to solve the case – with help from a few new American friends.
Read More Torchwood – ‘Miracle Day’ Review
In this six-issue story, things catch up with John Constantine. And it’s not demons, monsters, or any of the usual madness. It’s something far more human. And inescapable.
Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits’ by Garth Ennis