It’s not a matter of quality (I love almost every Marvel character on some level) but just because they were a touch too unusual, even for my tastes, to … Continue Reading
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
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
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.
Doctor Doom first appeared in Fantastic Four #5 in … Continue Reading
Bob Kane was many things.
A smooth operator.
A shameless self-promoter.
A charming ladies’ man.
And, unfortunately, he was kind of a dick as well.
For decades Kane has been solely credited with the creation of Batman, arguably the most iconic and popular superhero in popular culture.
This is an … Continue Reading
With the new Sony/Marvel Studios co-produced Spider-Man reboot quickly approaching we are getting dribs and drabs of information about the production. As a director and lead were announced we also heard rumblings of more of a focus on high school life within the film, a John Hughes influence, more comedic … Continue Reading
With the impending cinematic release of Fantastic 4 less than a fortnight away a worryingly large section of the audience seems to have already formed an opinion of the film.
Nonetheless for those unfamiliar with Marvel’s First Family I’d like to delve into the groups history…
In the late 1950s … Continue Reading
Collider posted this article yesterday confirming that the once and future last of the Jedi knights, Mark Hamill will be reprising his role as the clown prince of crime in a straight to DVD animated feature based on Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s seminal graphic novel The Killing Joke.
As … Continue Reading
Any remaining voices of rumbling discontent at the casting of Ben Affleck or the usurping of the Man of Steel franchise in favour of a shared DC cinematic universe were pretty spectacularly silenced a few weeks ago, when Warner Bros. released the eyeball-singingly good trailer for their 2016 superhero smackdown … Continue Reading