Friday, March 31, 2017

Power Rangers

Boy, is this movie dumb. Imagine mashing up Breakfast Club with Suicide Squad, removing Margot Robbie, casting an even worse version of the Enchantress, and then inexplicably throwing Voltron and the Dinobots in at the end, and you might understand what you are in store for with Power Rangers. I have no attachment to the 1990s television show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in which five teens from the same town find magic alien discs and fight various monsters (mostly pulled from stock footage of Japanese shows) every week to protect their home of Angel Grove, California, and felt lost early on in the gradually intensifying insanity.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Arrow - Disbanded

Oliver (Stephen Amell) has pushed away family and friends "for their own good" far too often for "Disbanded" to be a stand-out episode of the series. Arrow goes back to that same well again with its latest episode, although their is a twist this time. Rather than forcing others out of his one-man crusade, this time a defeated Green Arrow is attempting to shut down the crusade for everyone. There's more than a little hubris hear as a shattered Oliver decides if he can't be Star City's vigilante none of his team can be either.

The Flash - Abra Kadabra

As expected after last week's musical crossover, The Flash falls back into the Savitar storyline. Thankfully, rather than just having the heroes pound their heads against a wall as they have since the character's reveal, the episode does offer the first appearance of another classic Flash villain in Abra Kadabra (David Dastmalchian). While perhaps not quite as wacky the original Silver Age comic version, this futuristic villain is a welcome change from the glut of speedsters the show seems intent on trotting out (and softens the drop-off from the season's best episode to business as usual). A time-traveler from the 64th Century, Abra Kadabra has technology so advanced it appears as magic to those of us stuck in the 21st Century. Of course, it helps that the man puts on a show with his antics that further plays into the act.

Dutch Comic Con March 2017 Cosplay Music Video

Legends of Tomorrow - Doomworld

Having gotten their hands on the Spear of Destiny and reshaped reality to their liking, the Legion of Doom are enjoying the spoils of their victory, some more than others. Recasting the various Legends in roles as subordinates in various demeaning positions, the villains have everything they could want, although internal bickering soon leads to turmoil among the group. The catalyst for change comes in the form of the team's turncoat who realizes the return of his former partner and the resumption of the criminal enterprises isn't the same the second time around.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Elektra #2

In the aftermath of her heroic action to save a casino worker from an abusive work environemnt, Elektra plans to put the entire series of events behind her and move on a soon as possible. Those plans fall through rather quickly with sudden appearance of a generic robotic version of the Royal Flush Gang that push the assassin into showing off more of her skills for her new admirer.

Iron Fist – Under Leaf Pluck Lotus / Immortal Emerges from Cave

The fifth and six episodes of Iron Fist finally get around to introducing the series' villains. Returning from the Second Season of Daredevil are the still-ill-defined versions of the Hand. Yah? Along with them comes Rosario Dawson in her role as Claire, the only character who has appeared in all four series. A student of Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Claire gets pulled back into the super-hero nonsense she hoped she had moved past when Danny (Finn Jones) and Colleen's paths reconnect and she helps him investigate the Hand's illegal drug smuggling being done in the ports Rand owns. The discovery of the drug's creator (Olek Krupa) will force Danny into direct confrontation with the Hand to free the man's daughter (Alessia Sushko), and it will force Claire and Colleen to make a hard decision given the man's failing health.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Supergirl - Distant Son

When Mon-El's (Chris Wood) parents (Teri Hatcher, Kevin Sorbo) put an outrageous bounty out on Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) aliens begin attacking the Kryptonian, forcing Kara to reluctantly stand down. Hoping to convince them that Mon-El is better off on Earth, Kara meets with Rhea (Hatcher) and only survives a sneak attack by the queen thanks to Mon-El stepping in and agreeing to return to Daxam. The story's main purpose is to show how much Mon-El has grown as a character, wiling to sacrifice himself and his own happiness for the woman he loves (who, despite orders not to engage the aliens, isn't going to let Mon-El leave without a fight).

Elementary - Dead Man's Tale

The discovery of a body in a storage locker sends Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) down the rabbit hole on a dizzying case involving sunken pirate treasury, theft, murder, and fraud, with no scarcity of suspects. While the true motivation for the killing alludes them, eventually the pair will discover the truth about the pirate gold, and their murder victim.

Darth Maul #2

Learning that a Jedi Padawan is being held by the Xrexus Cartel, Darth Maul ignores the explicit orders of his master and makes his way to Nar Shaddaa looking for answers. Unable to reveal his true nature to those he needs to beat information out of, Maul instead hires some help in his search for Jedi.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Once Upon a Time - Page 23

While Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) does some soul searching after Emma (Jennifer Morrison) discovers the pirate's secret, the main focus of "Page 23" is the end of the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) storyline. Retrieving the Shears of Destiny, the Evil Queen uses them to separate herself permanently from Regina allowing the pair to duke it out one last time. While I'm not surprised that neither woman ends up dead, I always expected Regina to reabsorb the Queen back into herself. I'll give the writers credit for finding a third option that allows each character to get their own happy ending and allows Regina to perform one of the most heroic acts seen on the show. Points for tying the whole thing back to the mysterious "extra" page in the storybook as well.

Samurai Jack - Episode XCIV

"Episode XCIV" offers a return to form for our hero, a flashback to his childhood, a deadly battle with the Daughters of Aku in the middle of a snowstorm, and the return of the wolf from the previous episodes who gives Jack (Phil LaMarr) the help and time he needs to heal before his enemies come knocking at his door. Highlighted by the battle between Jack and the Daughters, the preceding respite gives the shattered samurai the strength to stand against his enemies (and allows the show to further show off the new enemies). The flashback to his father's heroism and lessons about destiny turns out to be the cherry on top reminding Jack who he as a critical juncture where giving up could have been an easy choice. Taking out each Daughter with deadly efficiency, my only complaint is the episode's cliffhanger ending leaving the fate of both the final Daughter and Jack in doubt, forcing us to wait an entire week for more Samurai Jack.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17

I have never denied that fact that Kyle Rayner is my least favorite Green Lantern. Ever. Born out of the masturbatory fantasies of Ron Marz who destroyed one of DC Comic's oldest heroes to write himself into the storyline, Kyle has been a problem for me ever since his first appearance (where he was given a power ring because a Guardian couldn't bother to find someone actually worthy and handed the most powerful weapon in the universe over to the first person he came across). I explain this not to attack the character, who I find tolerable at the best of times, but to offer an explanation while a Kyle-centric issue is never going to be a favorite of mine.

Star Wars Rebels - Zero Hour

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Using his knowledge of Agent Kallus' (David Oyelowo) treachery, Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) springs his trap and sends the fleet to Atollon as the Rebels prepare to attack Lothal. Using an Imperial blockage complete with Interdictors, Thrawn traps both Phoenix Squadron and General Dodonna's (Michael Bell) Massassi Group at Atollon as his forces push their advantage. In a last-ditch effort, Ezra (Taylor Gray) manages to escape the blockade and seek help from an old friend.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Keira Knightley, Happy Birthday in Black & White

Harry Potter Awesome Pack

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Stayin' Alive / Evolution Rock

The buffoonish Peter Quill (Will Friedle) and the pals have their first run in with Earth's mightiest heroes when the Guardians of the Galaxy discover that a group calling themselves the Avengers is in possession of Thanos' asteroid. Not willing to leave such dangerous technology on Earth, the Guardians liberate it from the Avengers leading to a big throwdown between two teams until eventually they realize they are all on the same side and must work together against the High Evolutionary (Nolan North) who threatens the Earth by tampering with the Avengers death ray satellite (something Drax is much in favor of, as is the idea of a group of vengeful heroes) and kidnaps Rocket (Trevor Devall), Groot, and Carol Danvers (Grey DeLisle).

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2

Although the Spirit tracks down two of the three bank robbers in Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers it only leads to the beginning of a larger mystery involving mysterious disappearances of those who will not be missed.

Justice League trailer

The first full-length trailer for Justice League is here. Needing a team to fight the arrival of Darkseid's minions on Earth, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) recruit Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and the Flash (Ezra Miller). Ciarán Hinds, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, and J.K. Simmons also star. The movie opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Arrow - Kapiushon

"Kapiushon" proves to be on of Arrow's most brutal episodes. Captured by Prometheus (Josh Segarra), Oliver (Stephen Amell) spends nearly the entire episode being physically and psychologically tortured by a psychopath with an axe to grind. Spending equal times in flashbacks, the episode also show us some of Oliver's darkest days in Russia with the Bratva and their war against Konstantin Kovar (Dolph Lundgren). While the logic of Chase's plan is circumspect (does he really want to bring out Oliver's murderous side, piss him off, and allow a more murderous Green Arrow come after him?), he does eventually score a win over Oliver by forcing him to admit a hard truth about himself.

Reel Hooligans - 202: And the Shared Universe

Recently I sat down with Reel Hooligans Tim English and David Cain to talk Kong: Skull Island, shared cinematic universes, and more. You can find more of the Reel Hooligans podcasts here.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Life is the exact opposite of Kong: Skull Island. Whereas Kong knew exactly what it was and embraced it, Life is a pretentious wannabe that flails around for far too long before ultimately turning into a cliche and running out of gas long before the credits roll.

Wanting desperately to be a genre-shaking art film which takes the science seriously and has something to say about extraterrestrial life, like the original Alien, instead director Daniel Espinosa's (Safe House) movie is a plodding, somber affair with nothing we haven't seen multiple times before. Very early on, I lost track of number of extended sequences showing off the film's art design set to ominous classical music. I get it, you guys liked 2001: A Space Odyssey. Unfortunately this isn't the kind of movie you are making here.

Life is a bottle-show monster flick with a small group of people trapped with a creature they can't understand let alone defeat. By the time Life gets around to throwing the pretension of actual science out the window and becomes a monster movie there's little the latest tentacle monster can offer in way of surprise, let alone general horror.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Legion - Chapter 7

"Chapter 7" begins to offer answers. With David (Dan Stevens) and his friends still locked away in the mental institution of his mind, and David further segmented from the group in the deepest recesses of his mind, Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) now controls all. Working through his troubles with another aspect of himself, David is able to piece together some basic facts about himself and the other consciousness which has been with him nearly his entire life. For those waiting for Legion's paternity to be revealed there's an awfully big reveal here. As for Lenny, he/she finally has a name.

Batman #19

The entire comic is foreplay, set-up for Batman vs. Bane round 2. Hidden deep in the bowels of Arkham to give the Psycho Pirate time to fix the mind of Gotham Girl, Batman waits.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Flash - Duet

"Duet" made me angry. Not because the musical episode failed to impress. No, the episode infuriated me because this is what I want from both Supergirl and The Flash and somehow you just know the writers of both shows will ignore all that works here as each show gets stuck back in the grim and grittiness of its current storylines. "Duet" is what I want both shows to be: bright, fun, energetic, and hopeful. This shouldn't be a standout. This should be the bar both shows attempt to reach every single week. This year Supergirl has been more successful than The Flash in the regard, but both have struggled juggling darker themes and unnecessarily convoluted relationship drama getting in the way of the fun. I'm not saying never get serious, but embrace more zany hopeful storylines so that when you do need to take a serious moment it will have all the more impact (as opposed to episodes of moping or acting like a dick for weeks at a time to those who love and rely on you).

Iron Fist - Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch / Eight Diagram Dragon Palm

If the first two episodes of Iron Fist are about reintroducing Danny Rand (Finn Jones) to New York City, the second pair are about him reclaiming his family name. Free from the mental asylum (which apparently is fine, because no one ever peruses the escaped mental patient), but unable to claim his name from the Meechams, Danny hires Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) to fight for 51% of the company his father built. This becomes increasingly hard with Ward's (Tom Pelphrey) cronies destroying ever piece of evidence that Danny ever existed. Netflix's TV universe continues to connect its shows only through supporting characters. Hogarth shows in a few episodes this season, and we'll soon be seeing a certain nurse as well.

Super Sons #2

Caught snooping by Lex Luthor, Robin and Superboy manage to get away thanks to a little misdirection and Damian threatening to blow up the LexCorp laboratory. Luthor's reaction to the entire encounter is puzzling.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Supergirl - Star-Crossed

The arrival of Mon-El's (Chris Wood) parents on Earth reveals his princely secret to Kara (Melissa Benoist) causing an immediate strain on their relationship. Kara's unwillingness to forgive either his lies or the fact that Mon-El is the prince of a society which is the antithesis of her Kryptonian heritage and ideals appears to have ended the relationship before it began in earnest. While the show enjoys some fan casting here with Teri Hatcher cast as Mon-El's mother, the role doesn't really allow her to do much (and unfortunately also doesn't bring her into contact with her former Lois & Clark co-star). While she's good, and has one nice one-on-one scene with Kara, I would have preferred the show given her something more to do. Apparently she and Kevin Sorbo will be sticking around for at least one more episode so maybe there's more to come.

Daredevil #18

Continuing to fill-in the events between the previous series set in San Fransisco and Matt Murdock's return to New York City as an Assistant District Attorney, Daredevil #18 brings back a classic villain with the return of the Purple Man. As told in flashbacks during Murdock's confession, the Purple Man's escape from prison and the arrival of two of the Purple Children on his door with a mind-controlled mob behind them springs Daredevil into action to seek out the remaining children and discover just what the Purple Man has in store for them.

Elementary - The Ballad of Lady Frances

"The Ballad of Lady Frances" is one of those mysteries where nothing is initially what it appears to be. When an experimental new monitoring device captures the murder and torture of a construction worker refusing to give up the location of Frances, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) begin scouring the man for a woman in his life who may also be in danger. What they uncover instead is a missing guitar worth millions that it's owner (Meat Loaf) is willing to kill to get back. Further investigation into the crime uncovers corruption within the city's new surveillance system and the motive for a second, far more expensive, murder.

Once Upon a Time - Ill-Boding Patterns

Since the show's beginning, Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) has been one of its most interesting characters. While I still feel Once Upon a Time did itself a disservice but not allowing the character to continue the heroic turn he began last season, an episode like "Ill-Boding Patterns" does show us there's more to the Evil One than just a quest for power. With the flashbacks taking us back to the Ogre War and the current storyline focused on Gideon's (Giles Matthey) attempts to kill Emma (Jennifer Morrison), both pieces of the episode delve into the role of Rumpelstiltskin and his role as a father protecting both his sons against a darkness he knows all too well. An admitted coward, Rumpelstiltskin has never shied away from protecting his sons from danger.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Star Wars Rebels - Twin Suns

The long-teased showdown between Maul (Sam Witwer) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Stephen Stanton) finally arrives. Alerted to Maul's plan by the Holocrons, Ezra (Taylor Gray) ignores orders to stay and help the Rebellion ready themselves for the fight to retake Lothal. Instead, Ezra and Chopper head to Tatooine in search of Maul, not realizing that the former Sith Lord is using Ezra to lead him to the Jedi Mater in exile. By the end of the episode Ezra will learn a valuable lesson about understanding and trusting his place in events, and Kenobi and Maul will square off for the last time.

Angel Season Eleven #3

Stuck deep in the past during the age of Old Ones where a far-less-attractive version of Illyria battled another ancient evil creature, Angel and Fred struggle to get a handle on why her alter-ego brought them to this time and place and what they can do to survive and make it home safely.

Stella Chuu: A Cosplay Showcase

Samurai Jack - Episode XCIII

After defeating the latest version of the Beetle Drone, Jack (Phil LaMarr) is attacked on all sides by the the quick-moving Daughters of Aku who soon destroy the samurai's arsenal, motorcycle, and weapons leaving Jack to hide from the group inside an abandoned temple. As we saw in the first episode of this season, this version of Jack has been worn down mentally by the constant battle with Aku's robots of destruction. Initially taking the Daughters to be machines, Jack uses the shadows of the temple to hide until he can make his escape. However, before doing so he will make a discovery while whittling down the daughters' number by one. Jack survives the encounter, barely, but will he survive the season?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Arrow - Checkmate

In "Checkmate" Oliver (Stephen Amell) not only discovers the identity of Prometheus but the episode also reveals a far more powerful enemy behind the man who has been torturing the Green Arrow for months. Unable to go head-on against Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra), Oliver's team searches for the kidnapped Susan Williams (Carly Pope) which will also lead Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) further down the rabbit hole in her dealings with the hacker collective Helix.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Iron Fist - Snow Gives Way / Shadowhawk Takes Flight

There are some definite similarities to the first two episodes of Netflix's new series Iron Fist and the first couple of episodes of FX's Legion. Sadly, Iron Fist isn't as stylized or as intriguing as the other property. Even several episodes in, while there might be grave doubts to who David (Dan Stevens) is, and whether or not he's sane, there are no such complexities when it comes to Danny Rand (Finn Jones). The first two episodes drag out Danny's return to New York and his re-connection to a pair of childhood friends who take the odd homeless man as either a mentally-deranged fool or con artist. Hoping to reclaim a part of his life before the plane crash which marooned him in the Himalayas fifteen years ago, Danny struggles and is eventually institutionalized by the very friends he returned to find.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Emma Watson and the Beast

Disney's new Beauty and the Beast isn't so much an adaptation of their 1991 animated film as a live-action reproduction of the original. The new film follows the pattern so closely that when it diverges at any point something feels a bit off. In a loving remake, director Bill Condon and his team bring the magic of the original back to the big screen in a way which should please fans.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jessica Jones #6

Jessica's undercover assignment for Carol Danvers concludes in Jessica Jones #6 with a couple of quick twists, and some unexpected fallout for Jessica. Pretending to throw in with the enemy, Carol is captured and beaten - just what's needed to get the villain to monologue and spill her super-secret plans. With the villains in custody and Jessica free from the mission that destroyed her life (well, destroyed it more), the heroine is left to pick up the pieces. This won't be easy now that Luke has their daughter and doesn't want anything to do with his wife.

Samurai Jack - Episode XCII

For 50 years Samurai Jack (Phil LaMarr) has traveled the wastelands of the future that is Aku (now voiced by Greg Baldwin). Along the way the samurai has lost his hope, his ability to age, the magical sword, and perhaps his sanity. The first new episode of Samurai Jack in more than a dozen years gives us a sobering look at our hero haunted by his failure to make his way home and destroy Aku. Opening with some trademark action, "Episode XCII" gives us the motorcycle-riding, gun-totting new version of Jack taking out a host of Beetle Drones to save a mother and her child. Despite the fact that his skills haven't lessened, it soon becomes obvious this is not the same samurai whose quest is legend. Haunted by visions of the past and all those he cannot save, Jack seems lost. Has Aku finally won?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Flash - Into the Speed Force

"Into the Speed Force" feels like one of those episodes we should learn something from... but I'm not sure exactly what that's supposed to be. While the episode works well enough on its own I'm also a disheartened by the show's stubbornness to continue to run from Barry (Grant Gustin) as a hopeful hero and continue down a more lonely path. Like him or not, since getting his speed Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) has been able to embody the exuberance Barry used to enjoy as the Flash (before he became a dick to everyone he loves). The conclusion of the episode seems to be to put Barry on the path to being a better speedster, but the show might be better served if it concentrated on making him a better man.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954 - Ghost Moon #1

Set in August of 1953, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954--Ghost Moon #1 sends Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. to the Walled City of Hong Kong during the month of the Ghost Moon on the Chinese calendar when people believe the gates of Hell open allowing spirits to return. Called in by Trevor Bruttenholm who has already lost one agent to mysterious happenings in the city, Hellboy, Susan Xiang, and Archie Muraro arrive to investigate.

Scorpion - Monkey See, Monkey Poo

Leaving Sylvester (Ari Stidham) back in the garage, the rest of the team heads to Africa in search of a monkey which scientists believe might be the key to stopping a dangerous viral outbreak from spreading any further. For Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his friends that means tracking down the monkey, running tests to find out what is making it immune to the disease, and then putting their skills together to solve the problem and save the day. Complicating matters for Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Happy (Jadyn Wong) are the marriage advice from Dr. Rizzuto (Penn Jillette) forcing Toby to recognize his fiance's faults as well as her gifts. Thankfully, this doesn't interfere with either the mission or the pair's impending wedding.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Red Hood and the Outlaws #8

Red Hood and the Outlaws begins its second arc by shifting focus away from the Red Hood to Artemis. Red Hood and the Outlaws #8 offers a bit of backstory for the rogue Amazon including both in Themyscira and in the desert where her world would come crashing down and eventually put her on a path to meet the other Outlaws.

Once Upon a Time - Murder Most Foul

While "Murder Most Foul" focuses on Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) being the noble one and preventing an obsessed David (Josh Dallas) from taking revenge on the man responsible for his father's death, the episode ends on a twist which just may undo all the good the pirate has done since meeting Emma (Jennifer Morrison). Hook may have one won the blessing of his girlfriend's father, but what happens if either of them learn his secret?

Monday, March 13, 2017

Super-Heroes Card Trader - X-Men Awesome Pack

For more super-heroes check out Super-Hero Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, Black Cat Pack 1, Lara Croft Pack 1, and Harley Quinn Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, Pack 4, Birds of Prey Pack 1, and the X-Mas Mega Pack.

Josie and the Pussycats #5

Returned from their concert in Rome, Josie and the Pussycats are back in the United States on the state fair circuit where Josie is still trying to get over the Alan M. debacle and the band struggles with losing their chance at a record deal when a child prodigy steals their spotlight. An already emotional Josie goes a bit crazy while Val considers leaving the group once again.

Powerless - Cold Season

Over Teddy's (Danny Pudi) objections, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) submits his newest invention for company-wide awards. Unaware for how her emotional employee takes the prospect of both success and failure, things get frosty in the office (and not only because the beginning of summer means the arrival of cold-based villains who begin freezing everything in sight). In an expected, but still a humorous twist, Teddy's heat gloves do come in handy with the return of Crimson Fox (Deanna Russo) leaving all well and good in the offices of Wayne Securities once again.

Top 10 Planet Comicon Guests

Planet Comicon returns to Bartle Hall in Kansas City on April 28-30. Tickets are available now. Need a few reasons to come? How about 10 of them? Here are, in my humble opinion, the Top 10 Guests to meet at Planet Comicon this year.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Far more focused than Peter Jackson's bloated three-hour mess, Kong: Skull Island is a film with a clear agenda of what it is and what it wants to do. Sadly, King Kong hasn't had the greatest career in the movies with far more disappointments than successes. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and screenwriters Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, and Derek Connolly strip away much of the Kong story to focus only on the discovery of the giant ape and the mysterious island which is also home to other monstrous beasts the outside world can only imagine.

Legion - Chapter 5

After recent events David (Dan Stevens) begins showing a frightening level of confidence in himself and in his abilities. While this allows him to get closer to Syd (Rachel Keller) and rescue his sister, David's outward calm comes to an end putting both Amy (Katie Aselton) and Syd in danger when the malevolent force inside his mind turns its attention to them. David's gleeful use of power to save Amy is shown in video footage where he effortlessly kills his way through Division 3 to rescue his sister. More in control of his powers than ever before, David is a force to be reckoned with... but is it really David in control?

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #16

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #16 is a headscratcher. While it certainly delivers Guy Gardner being Guy for his fans, the entire issue is little more than filler. Having rescued Saint Walker, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner return to Mogo only to find John Stewart and Guy gone. This leaves their story to wilt on the vine while the comic looks elsewhere for plot.

KATSUCON 2017 - Epic Cosplay

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Flash - The Wrath of Savitar

Following the two-parter featuring Grodd and his army of apes, The Flash falls back into some bad habits I had hoped were behind the series this season. The return of Savitar means the return of dickish Barry (Grant Gustin). After somehow viewing the scene of the future without Barry and his memories, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) blurting out a questionable conclusion puts Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) back three steps from last week's engagement. And the team's insensitive use of Julian (Tom Felton) puts strain on his burgeoning relationship with Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker). Oh, and Caitlin reveals she's put everyone's lives in danger for weeks by hiding a powerful relic in the lab. Seriously, did Grodd mindfuck these people while I wasn't looking because they are all pretty much acting like bad (and dumb) examples of themselves for the entire episode.

Mademoiselle Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley is the face of Chanel's new Coco Mademoiselle campaign. You can find more pics inside.