Category Archives: Comics

Under the Marvel Christmas Tree- Part 1

Ah, those first few days January!

The bitter cold, the endless leftovers and of course the frantic dash to the shopping centre to return the ill-considered gifts that you assured your friends and relatives were ‘just what you always wanted’.

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The Underused and Underrated of Marvel’s Underworld (Part 2)

Welcome back to my homage to the underused, underrated and downright under appreciated villains from Marvel’s rogues gallery. If you haven’t read part one you can check it our right here. N.b. These characters are in no order other than the order in which my fanboy brain conjures them.… Continue Reading

The Underused and Underrated of Marvel’s Underworld (Part 1)

Marvel has an awesome pantheon of villains, some of whom have now been immortalised forever on the big screen.

Loki, The Red Skull, Ultron, The Kingpin. With the help of talented and dedicated actors they’ve gone from obscure funnybook characters to cultural icons.

But these are just the tip of … Continue Reading

Character Spotlight- Doctor Doom

If you were a super villain, what would your master plan be?

Starting WWIII? Robbing Fort Knox? Using mind-control to influence the world’s leaders?

Today’s subject does all three before breakfast, but even the greatest of arch villains have humble beginnings.

Victor_von_Doom_(Earth-616)_from_Thor_Vol_1_600Doctor Doom first appeared in Fantastic Four #5 in … Continue Reading

10 Things We Want To See In a Man of Steel Sequel

It seems like the fate of a standalone Superman film is turning on a dime.

First, rumours emerged that veteran Mad Max director George Miller would be taking directorial duties away from a busy Zack Snyder for a sequel to his divisive super-reboot.

Then, more rumours emerged that the proposed … Continue Reading

Film Review- Justice League : Gods and Monsters- Very Positive

Verfremdungseffekt.

It’s a German word.

It means- to make the familiar strange.

The legendary dramatist Bertolt Brecht used it as a means of making the audience take a step back and view the characters and their actions a little more subjectively.  To shake them out of their complacency and … Continue Reading

Captain America : Civil War Concept Art Reveals the Opposing Teams

Those of us who were unsure who would be on which side in Marvel Studios’ upcoming superhero smack-down will have been enlightened today after Hawkeye himself, Jeremy Renner tweeted this concept art earlier today…

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10 Surprisingly Good Pre-Arkham Superhero Games

The wait continues for a serviceable PC port for Rocksteady’s Arkham Knight.

Having exhausted the previous games in the series I’ve decided to look to the past while I await the future.

Conventional wisdom dictates that prior to Batman:Arkham Asylum, but that’s both poppycock and balderdash

There’s no debating … Continue Reading