Category: Comics

Daredevil season 2 review: Welcome back, Frank

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Daredevil’s second season is streaming right now on Netflix.

Daredevil season two is yet another love letter to the darkest, seediest and most brutal corners of the Marvel Universe.

Its strengths are many: the stellar fight scene choreography and unwavering commitment to recreating Matt Murdock’s world chief among them.

But for all those highlights, there are problems. Some wooden dialogue hampers otherwise engaging character interplay, while a few curious character choices keep the second season of the hit Netflix show from realizing its full potential.

Despite those flaws, Daredevil remains one of the best streaming series around, and is a must watch both for comics fans and anyone who just really enjoys watching people getting the shit kicked out of them.

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Why I spent $300 to go to a Neil Gaiman book signing and didn’t get anything signed

Neil Gaiman brought “The Last Signing Tour” to Toronto Tuesday night.

On Tuesday night, I spent $300 to go to the Neil Gaiman book signing at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. I left without getting a book signed. Continue reading

Superman/Batman movie: why we should be wary

This image shouldn’t be reassuring anyone just yet.

Yup, it’s happening – the Superman/Batman movie was announced this weekend at San Diego Comic Con.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is at the helm, and is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who is slated to write the screenplay. Henry Cavill is back as Superman, and is bringing Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from the MOS cast. No word on Batman yet, but it won’t be Christian Bale.

I’m approaching the whole thing with some trepidation. Why?

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5 reasons Man of Steel looks awesome

DC and Warner have a lot riding on June 14, when Man of Steel hits theatres. But according to the film’s third trailer, things have moved in the right direction for Superman. Have a look here:

Here’s five reasons why Man of Steel looks like it’s poised to kick ass:

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Saga dropped from iOS app for gay sex scene

The latest issue of Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga has been banned from the ComiXology app because it contains images of gay sex.

Hypocrisy, thy name is censorship.

Brian K. Vaughan (of Y: The Last Man fame) announced Tuesday that Apple has banned the latest issue of his sci-fi epic Saga from the comiXology app because it contains images of gay sex.

Vaughan had this to say about the issue:

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Seduction of the Innocent: the lies that crippled comics

Thanks, Fred. You and your team were running a real tight ship when researching Seduction of the Innocent, it seems.

Remember the Comics Code Authority?

It was that little, outdated white stamp at the top corner of your comic books circa 1954 until just a couple of years ago. It made sure your favourite characters didn’t do anything too real – like curse, or have sex, or deal with the myriad of issues most people face on a daily basis.

It held the industry back for decades, all predicated on one man’s judgement – Fredric Wertham and his book, Seduction of the Innocent.

And it was all based on lies.

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Why Death of the Family is one of the best Batman stories ever

The Joker, by Greg Capullo.

Death of the Family is one of the best Batman stories of all time.

That’s a tall order, but it’s true. Scott Synder and Greg Capullo’s multi-part epic has cemented itself in the upper echelon of Batman’s best – right there up there with Year One and A Killing Joke. Here’s a look at why. Obvious spoilers ahead.

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