Thursday, May 31, 2018

Elementary - Bits and Pieces

For the first time this season Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) condition interferes with an investigation as he discovers himself on the front steps of the brownstone with a severed head in in a bag and no memory of how he, or it, got there. This forces Holmes to share his condition with the NYPD. While its obvious Gregson (Aidan Quinn) would be upset that Holmes kept his condition hidden from the department for so long, I can't say I'm wild about the show returning the pair to a more adversarial relationship (and Gregson's complete, almost Holmesian, lack of empathy to his friend's condition - which up until this point hasn't interfered with a single case - unfortunately makes him come off like the bad guy in the situation). That said, the episode's set-up is one of the more interesting of the series.

Invincible Iron Man #600

The final comic from Brian Michael Bendis for Marvel before moving to DC is something of a mess. Featuring a number of different artists and a plot that seems to condense about six months worth of story all into a single issue, Iron Man #600 announces the return of Tony Stark to the Marvel Universe. Not satisfied with one miracle, Tony also brings back another friend from the dead with him.

Supergirl - Dark Side of the Moon

Searching for substance that can separate Reign (Odette Annable) from Sam leads Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) to an asteroid that isn't an asteroid at all. What they find is the Kryptonian city of Argo floating in space thanks to the use of the very same material they need to stop Reign. The season finally offers a payoff to the show recasting Kara's mother as Supergirl encounters Alura Zor-El (Erica Durance) alive and well on Argo. Despite the citizens needing the precious material to stay safe in space, Alura and Kara argue decisively for a sample to save the Earth. Kara meeting the council also answers the question to just who is behind Reign's creation, although only for the audience.

The Toys That Made Us - Star Trek

While the other episodes of the documentary series look at the phenomenally successful toy lines that defined a generation (or several generations), the Star Trek episode is an interesting departure that focuses far more on the franchise's mistakes, false starts, stumbles, and decades of poor marketing that led to frustration from their target audience. While there are some interesting items here and there, and the quality did improve in later years, the stand-outs here are the toys that either failed (such as the constantly beeping walkie-talkie tricorder) or the bizarre (what exactly is that flashing helmet for?). Of the three episodes I've watched from the show's Second Season, it's the most interesting allowing collectors and toy makers to celebrate and bemoan the byzantine ups and downs of Star Trek merchandise.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Deception - Code Act

The Mystery Woman's (Stephanie Corneliussen) quest, and her connection to the Black family is revealed in "Code Act" as she successfully pulls a bank heist under the nose of the Amazing Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) and the FBI searching for the final piece of her puzzle. It appears, along with being a horrible father and renown magician, Cameron and Jonathan's father (Jack Davenport) was also a thief who used the cover of the stage shows to help steal millions all over the globe. And, for decades, those millions have been hidden away behind an elaborate set-up that requires a very specific set of artifacts to open.

Krypton - The Phantom Zone

This show gives me a headache. Like Gotham, Krytpon is set years before one of DC's trademark heroes makes his debut. And, like Gotham, writers of Krypton can't stop themselves from shoving references and canon for his tenure as a hero decades prior to his tenure as a hero (when it makes any sense to introduce them). In Krypton's case that means Brainiac (Blake Ritson) attacking the planet, and Zod (who should be a contemporary of Superman's father) establishing his rule both in the time of Superman's grandfather. The main thread of the first season was for Seg (Cameron Cuffe) to save Superman's timeline. While trouble is momentarily averted, with Seg stuck in the Phantom Zone with the Collector of Worlds to end the season, once again Kal-El's birth has been wiped from the timeline. And now Zod is somehow part of Superman's family tree? And Doomsday is on Krypton? WTF is going on?


There's an interesting idea inside of writer/director Andrew Niccol's (Gattaca, In Time) Anon but the film, released straight to Netflix without a theatrical release, flounders. A sci-fi whodunit, Anon takes place in the future where every person has a camera inside their eyes which records every waking moment of their life. When a crime happens, police are able to view the events from the victim's perspective. However, a hacker has learned how to hack the cameras not only giving them access to an incredible amount of sensitive data but also allowing them to kill without leaving a trace.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #37

The Scooby Gangs heads to Midvale in Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #37 where Supergirl is being haunted the ghosts of her Kryptonian family. Revealing her identity to Mystery, Inc., the Maid of Might asks for the team's help in solving a mystery that turns out to be a hoax by Nasthalthia Luthor in order to prove that Linda is Supergirl.

Legion - Chapter 16

The race to find the Shadow King's (Navid Negahban) body continues in "Chapter 16" as both David (Dan Stevens) and Farouk discover its location. Getting there, however, proves to be a problem as David and Syd (Rachel Keller) find themselves in a desert with no end searching for a building that somehow continues to move. Meanwhile David and Farouk both begin laying chess pieces in place for the end game as both set various characters within Division 3 on specific paths.

Lost in Space - Infestation

The series third episode sticks to form as the Robinsons encounter a new threat which they overcome in the final few minutes. The latest calamity, caused by Penny's (Mina Sundwall) rash actions to save her family in the previous episode finds the crew's ship sinking under the cracking ice. If that wasn't enough, the ships engines are inoperable and the fuel is slowly being eaten by space snakes (which turn out be pretty cool). With his robot going to extremes to protect Will (Maxwell Jenkins), the question of how it senses different types of threats is still pretty unclear, the rest of the family sets about attempting to solve the problem which Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) considers leaving the family to die, but (going against type, for reasons that aren't exactly clear) decides to stick things out for the last-second save.

FanimeCon 2018 Cosplay Music Video

Monday, May 28, 2018

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #3

While continuing to investigate the murder of two strangers to the city they have now identified as Christians, Inspector Ishida and Miyamoto Usagi discover from a local street urchin that the shogun's men are combing the city for something one of the victims had in his possession at the time of his death. Still unaware of what they are looking for, or the motive for the crime, the pair go in search of the thief that looted the body before the shogun's men could claim their prize.

MEGACON Orlando Cosplay Gallery

Here's some cosplay and wacky fun from this year's MEGACON.

The Flash - We are the Flash

With the Enlightenment about to begin, Team Flash races to save the world in the show's Fourth Season finale. For the Flash (Grant Gustin), that means entering DeVoe's (Neil Sandilands) mind while the rest of the team, with the help of Marlize (Kim Engelbrecht), attempt to stay hidden from the maniacal super-genius in order for Barry to pull a last-second save. Marlize's help, and the reveal of Jessica Parker Kennedy as Barry and Iris's (Candice Patton) future daughter come as no big surprise. The return of Ralph (Hartley Sawyer), who Barry finds trapped in DeVoe's mind, proves to be the real key to stopping the villain as Ralph reasserts control of his body. For a season that has spent many, many hours on setting Ralph Dinby as a character, it is nice to see him get his moment.

Phoenix Comic Fest Cosplay Gallery

Here's some cosplay from this year's Phoenix Comic Fest.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

In many ways Solo: A Star Wars Story is the antithesis of Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi. Solo plays things ultra-conservative, continually dumbs down the plot for the audience, and relies heavily on nostalgia. The result is a fun, if flawed and unambitious, film that offers fans the Cliff's Notes version of Han Solo's (Alden Ehrenreich) past.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #18

The arrival of Mysteria, the daughter to classic Spidey-villain Mysterio, who has now been hired by the same casino he is working for prickles Ben Reilly's Spidey-Sense to the level that he decides it is time to call in some back-up. Enter Kaine and Dusk. Unfortunately, neither prove to be all that helpful with the illusionist actually makes the casino disappear (by temporarily displacing it in another dimension).

Elementary - Our Time is Up

While it appears we will need to wait at least one more week before Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) condition has an effect on his performance as a consulting detective for the NYPD, the latest episode does continue to have some fun with the concept with the introduction of an old-school steampunk sensory deprivation chamber which Holmes will use multiple times over the course of the episode to help with his symptoms. Meanwhile, the murder of Watson's (Lucy Liu) old psychologist will lead the show's other detective into considering a major life change.

Reagan Kathryn's Mercy Wings Tutorial

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Supergirl - The Fanatical

With Reign (Odette Annable) locked away and Lena (Katie McGrath) working on a cure, Supergirl's (Melissa Benoist) attention is turned to the followers of Thomas Coville who have turned to Reign for their deliverance and have been using Kryptonian texts to secretly create a weapon capable of creating a new world killer. Protecting one member of the cult (Nesta Cooper) from the others puts Superman's black friend James "Don't Call Me Jimmy" Olsen's (Mehcad Brooks) secret identity in jeopardy which leads to one of the actor's best scenes of the series while explaining the racism he has dealt with his entire life and why being Guardian means so much to him.

Deception - Loading Up

The FBI and their magician consultants go after an Venezuelan spy (Victoria Cartagena) who takes her sweet time in setting up a revenge against every CIA agent involved in a classified operation that got her team killed. The theft of a top-secret piece of technology and luring the FBI in to arrest her provide the spy with the names of the agents involved in the mission. It just so happens that one of those agents is the ex (Brett Dalton) of FBI Agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera). Watching the awkwardness between the pair makes the Amazing Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) realize he has been deceiving himself about his feelings for Kay (although the show still has work to do to sell me on chemistry between the two).

Poe Dameron #27

Set after the events of The Last Jedi, the latest arc of Poe Dameron picks up with the remnants of the Resistance aboard the Millennium Falcon sharing stories to help fill in gaps here and there during the events of The Force Awakens.

WonderCon Best Cosplay 2018 (That Cosplay Show)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Hawaii Five-0 - Waiho wale kahiko

Hawaii Five-0 can sometimes get a bit carried away with stories that strain the show's credibility to (and sometimes past) all reasonable limits, as with the show's Eight Season finale. When a Russian nuclear submarine shows up on the beaches of Hawaii, Five-0 goes on the search for a missing seaman who leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. What starts out as a search for a single Russian grows with the discovery of a sleeper cell of Russian spies all over the island. Eventually you get McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) boarding the nuclear sub, the entire Five-0 team shooting up a Russian embassy, the team forcibly taking a Russian spy from Russian soil (by blackmailing local officials), and somehow none of this causes an international incident.

The Wild Storm #13

The war between I.O. and Skywatch heats up as Jacklyn King gets a close look at Henry Bendix's quick and brutal reprisal for I.O. hacking into Skywatch. This, of course, will lead to an I.O. retaliation as well. Elsewhere Jenny Mei Sparks and Shen Li-Min go recruiting as the comic's version of the Authority may be finally taking shape. By the looks of things, the world will need them sooner rather than later.

Arrow - Life Sentence

Arrow mixes things up a bit in the Sixth Season finale with Oliver (Stephen Amell) leading Team Arrow into battle with the FBI against Diaz (Kirk Acevedo). Although Diaz's power is broken at the end of the season, the finale doesn't wrap up the villain's arc, allowing the crimelord to return and plague Star City next season. As for Oliver, Arrow writers follow The Flash's lead by sending the hero to prison (although Oliver is actually guilty of the crimes he's imprisoned for). That also seems to mean the return of the rest of Team Arrow (which I have very mixed feelings about) to protect the city in the hero's absence (although I doubt it will last more than a couple of episodes).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Deadpool 2

The Rob Liefeld joke was a nice touch. Following the success of 2016's Deadpool, most of the core cast (including Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Leslie Uggams) return for the sequel featuring more X-Men, more violence, and more irreverent humor from the Merc with a Mouth. Deadpool 2 is quite a bit of fun, although its more complicated plot and larger cast of characters doesn't always serve the film's best interests.

Legion - Chapter 15

The follow up to the most disappointing episode of the season so far circles back around to the themes presented earlier this season about a dangerous idea spreading and becoming a mass delusion. The metaphor of the hatched creatures crawling within the minds of Division 3 literally comes true as Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Syd (Rachel Keller, Clark (Hamish Linklater), and Kerry (Amber Midthunder) set out to kill Admiral Fukyama. David (Dan Stevens) returns from his encounter with future Syd in time to suss out what is happening before his mind-controlled friends are able to act on their frantic impulses. David is able to confront and destroy the creature, in an episode that features a number of bizarre sequences, but not before it kills one member of the group. While mostly separate from the season arc of David hunting/helping his enemy, the episode pays off the scenes from earlier weeks (while also showing just how easily David can deal with almost any threat).

Green Hornet #3

When Britt Reid, Jr. goes missing overseas things get dicey at home in Century City, both in the reporting offices and on the streets where the son of the original Green Hornet had inherited both of his father's positions. With no Hornet to keep the local criminals in line, Kato's daughter Mulan steps up as the new Green Hornet.

Astonishing Cosplay at Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Super-Heroes Card Trader - Deadpool Awesome Pack

For more super-heroes check out Super-Hero Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, Pack 4, Pack 5, Pack 6, Pack 7, Team-Up Pack 1, Avengers Pack 1, Wonder Woman Pack 1, Black Cat Pack 1, Lara Croft Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, Spidey Pack 1, Pack 2, Harley Quinn Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, Pack 4, Pack 5, Birds of Prey Pack 1, Memorial Day Pack 1, X-Men Pack 1, and the X-Mas Mega Pack 1 and Mega Pack 2.

The Flash - Think Fast

The penultimate episode of the show's Fourth Season recycles both the good and bad of this year's arc while setting up events for next week's finale. Starting with DeVoe's (Neil Sandilands) break-in at the secret A.R.G.U.S. facility, Team Flash regroups and races against time as a reluctant Barry (Grant Gustin) gives Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker a crash-course in Flash Time in hopes of making the most out of the limited time they have left. Putting his friends in danger unfortunately means more of the mopey asshole Barry. Hopefully the team's cathartic argument and successful execution of their plan (even if it wasn't enough to ultimately stop DeVoe from beginning the Enlightenment) will cure our hero of more of this behavior in the future.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #22

The Outlaws are kept separate for most of Red Hood and the Outlaws #22 as the Red Hood continues to poke the Penguin and sets a second meeting with Faye Gunn, Artemis flashes back on the past and attempts to convince Lex Luthor to save her friend, and Bizarro continues to slowly lose his advanced intelligence and fall back into the dimwitted creature he once was.

Elementary - Pushing Buttons

While the theme of Holmes' (Jonny Lee Miller) illness is present yet again, the main focus of "Pushing Buttons" involves the murder of Revolutionary War reenactor (and pyramid scheme creator) on the battlefield followed up by the arson of his home. As with many previous episodes of the series, Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) will work their way through suspects and various motives before finding the true reason for both crimes. This week's reveal is almost too convoluted for its own good (hopefully not a sign of things to come). Given his condition, and his doctor's prescription of rest, it would seem to be an interesting way to gear multiple episodes of the season towards Watson as the primary character, although that doesn't seem to be what the writes have in mind.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lucifer - A Devil of My Word

Straight on the heels of news that FOX has decided not to renew the show, Lucifer presents its season (and now series) finale. Thanks to the evidence left behind from her investigation into Pierce (Tom Welling), it doesn't take long for Dan (Kevin Alejandro), Lucifer (Tom Ellis), Ella (Aimee Garcia), and Chloe (Lauren German) all to come to the conclusion that the police captain murdered Charlotte Richards (Tricia Helfer) and is framing a patsy for the crime. The result offers a final showdown between the Devil and the world's first murderer in a finale that wraps up the Sinnerman arc but leaves several questions unanswered concerning the future of Lucifer and his detective.

Rick and Morty - The Complete Third Season

The Third Season of Rick and Morty picks up with Rick's (Justin Roiland) war against the Galactic Government in an episode that features body switching, Rick's loss of the ability to improv, and lots of dead government officials. Rick's victory and return to Earth sets things back to normal (or as normal as things get for a show where one character turns himself into a pickle to get out of family therapy).

Highlights from the season include Rick and Morty's humorous take on a clip show, the return of the Vindicators, the Mad Max episode complete with Morty's (Roiland) murderous arm, Rick's adventure with a depressed Jerry (Chris Parnell), Rick and Morty getting into a growing confrontation with the President of the United States (Keith David), and Beth (Sarah Chalke) discovering a troubling truth about her childhood.

Darth Vader #16

The battle for Mon Cala continues in Darth Vader #16 as the Dark Lord of the Sith and his inquisitors search for the Jedi Barr and his followers. Meanwhile, despite grinding out victories over the locals, Tarkin grows weary at the cost the Mon Cala resistance is having on the Empire and enlists Vader to help which will leave the troopers and Inquisitors at the mercy of Barr who still has a trick or two up his sleeve.

Supergirl - Shelter from the Storm

"Shelter from the Storm" proves to be a pretty anti-climactic end to the Reign (Odette Annable) saga as the now triple-powered super-villain goes looking for Ruby (Emma Tremblay) who Lena (Katie McGrath has hidden. Eventually Reign finds the daughter of her human half, with plans to kill Ruby and vanquish Sam. Only with help form both Lena and Mon-El (Chris Wood), and advice from M'yrnn (Carl Lumbly) - in a subplot that feels particularly shoehorned in, is Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) able to halt her path. With Reign defeated, at least for now, it looks like the remainder of the season will deal with carnage and fallout she caused including turning Lena and Supergirl against each other.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Deception - The Unseen Hand

The death of an Internet conspiracy theorist (Danny Mastrogiorgio) leads the FBI to uncover the true existence of a secret society. While the car bombing itself doesn't hold any mysteries for the Deception team, the Amazing Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) discovers that the society is connected to his grandfather's past, and the team's unorthodox methods do come in handy when nabbing the killer. Over the course of the investigation, Cameron also encounters a kindred spirit in the dead man's daughter (Meghann Fahy) who he bonds with over growing up with difficult father figures.

Hawaii Five-0 - Kōpī wale nō i ka i'a a 'eu nō ka ilo

Over the years Hawaii Five-0 has provided several episodes sending McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), and occasionally the rest of the Five-0 team, out of Hawaii and into more military-style adventures. The penultimate episode of the show's rocky Eight Season follows this formula as McGarrett hitches a ride with Junior (Beulah Koale) and his SEAL team after learning their mission could involving finding Joe White (Terry O'Quinn). Not all that subtly, the episode mirrors the McGarret/White relationship with that of McGarrett and Junior. We also get flashbacks to a younger McGarrett on Joe White's team, and the lengths Steve's mentor went to keep him alive. Although its unclear if the team was successful in their primary mission of killing their target, McGarrett does get his man and brings him home.

Anime Impulse 2018 Cosplay Music Video (Part 1)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Voltron - Kral Zera

Named after the ceremony to choose the next emperor of the Galra Emprire, "Kral Zera" continues to build tension between Shiro (Josh Keaton) and Allura (Kimberly Brooks) as the Paladin takes Lotor (A.J. LoCascio) and the Black Lion to the ceremony to help their new ally win the throne. The situation is further complicated by the arrival of Keith (Steven Yeun) and two other members of the Blade of Marmora whose attempt to bomb the proceedings drive an already contententious group into full-scale battle with one another. Carnage and chaos ensues, including Keith being saved by an unlikely ally.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Arrow - The Ties That Bind

Attacks on the vigilantes and their loved ones in their own homes brings the Team Arrow members back together for a Hail Mary attempt to take down Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo), first on the road and later inside the corrupt Star City police station. While the show spends too much time once again focused on Oliver (Stephen Amell) wanting to protect Felicity, and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) taking risks to help the team, the main storyline offers quite a bit of action as Diaz openly declares war on Oliver Queen and company and makes more brutal inroads with The Quadrant. By the end of the episode, our heroes are battered and bruised and no closer to defeating the villain heading into next week's season finale.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Legion - Chapter 14

Although it offers some interesting moments, it's hard not to view "Chapter 14" as a filler episode used to artificially lengthen the series (a process Netflix has made an art form out of). All taking place in a blink of the eye as David (Dan Stevens) discovers the truth about his sister, the episode jumps around alternate realities where David is in more or less control of his powers and mental state. Be it a homeless man, a warehouse worker, or a the richest man in the world, in any reality David's condition continues to be both a potential burden or boon. Had this sequence taken place in a third of an episode, rather than stretched out over an entire episode, I think the idea would have been more effective and not left me feeling that it was sort of a waste of my time. You could skip this entire episode and not miss a single beat or reference going forward with the rest of the season.

Domino #2

The second issue of Gail Simone's Domino picks up with our heroine in mid-air having be flung from her apartment to her death. Luckily, a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swings by just in time to save Domino from leaving her mark all over a San Francisco sidewalk. A step-up from the first issue, Domino #2 explains a bit more of who our villains are and why they have shown up to wreck Domino's life.

Calgary Expo 2018 - Cosplay Showcase 1

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Flash - Harry and the Harrisons

Reaching out for help in questionable places is the common theme throughout "Harry and the Harrisons." First, Harry (Tom Cavanagh) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) attempt to enlist two separate versions of the Council of Wells in order to get some help with Harry's diminishing intellect. Neither proves useful. Meanwhile, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) enlists the help of Amunet (Katee Sackhoff) whose powers might just be the key to stopping DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) from launching his satellites (and who may be able to help her reconnect with Caitlin's chillier alter-ego). In order to get Amunet's help, Team Flash must track down more of the villain's missing shards which have been taken by a meta-human (Mark Sweatman) the group has crossed paths with before.

Lucifer - Quintessential Deckerstar

There's a bit of deja vu in play in "Quintessential Deckerstar" as Lucifer (Tom Ellis) attempts to force the old normality back onto his relationship with Chloe (Lauren German). We also get a murder of the week, an apparent home invasion gone wrong which will tie back into Charlotte's (Tricia Helfer) past as a defense attorney, and a series of events involving Pierce (Tom Welling) and Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) which build on season-long arcs and will lead directly into next week's season finale.

Batman Ninja

Once one of the company's greatest strengths, DC Comics' straight-to-video animated movies have stumbled a bit in recent years. Batman Ninja is far from one of the company's best, but you do have to give DC credit for thinking far, far outside of the box with this one and trying something completely different. The result is a mixed success that throws the Bat-Family and various villains into an anime world that fits some characters better than others.

Directed by Junpei Mizusaki, the story displaces Batman (Roger Craig Smith) and several of his closest allies and worst villains in feudal Japan thanks to a time bomb released by Gorilla Grodd (Fred Tatasciore). Without his high-tech gadgets, Batman and friends will be forced to get back to basics, and rely on a cult of Bat-worshiping ninjas, to take on the Joker (Tony Hale, in one of my least favorite versions of the character), Harley Quinn (Tara Strong), the Penguin (Tom Kenny), Two-Face (Eric Bauza), Poison Ivy (Strong), and more.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Elementary - Once You've Ruled Out God

Murder by lightning gun turns Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan (Lucy Liu) on to a local laboratory missing some platinum, a dead Nazi bomb maker, and a legitimate threat of a dirty bomb being detonated in New York City. While the threat is very much real, the truth behind the series of events is never quite what it seems. The episode's B-story involves more of Joan's sister (Samantha Quan) and the death of her estranged and mentally-unstable biological father. While mostly filler, the B-story does feature a nice moment between the detectives which ties in Sherlock's current illness with that of the father Joan barely knew.

Supergirl - Trinity

With the trio of world killers united, Kara (Melissa Benoist) calls on the help of Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) to use Legion technology and send the Girl of Steel, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and Lena (Katie McGrath) into the dark dimension where Sam's (Odette Annable) consciousness is trapped along with the human consciousness of the other killers which are slowly dying. Unable to be sure that she can trust Lena, Supergirl enlists the help of Guardian (Mehcad Brooks) to confirm the Luthor stockpile of Kryptonite (which Lena was using to keep Reign sedated) has been extinguished as Lena claims... which sounds like just the kind of really bad idea that could be the first domino to fall in Luthor villain turn.

Avengers #1

Avengers Reboot! With the release of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Comics decides to reboot the Avengers. Again. For like the 19th time. I maybe be exaggerating. The new comics starts off with a flashback to the elder Avengers featuring Odin and characters I don't care enough to look up in a comic concept I hate with a fiery passion (hey, you know the hero/team/villain you really like, well, let's strip away everything unique about them 'cause somebody else did it first).

Monday, May 7, 2018

Behind the Scenes of Reagan Kathryn's Rogue and Gambit Cosplay

Star Wars: Darkness and Light

Deception - Pilot

My initial reaction to the "Pilot" episode of Deception is that ABC's latest odd couple consultant detective show is a bit too complicated than in needs to be. The network got quite a bit out of the flamboyant and risk-taking consultant and the more straight shooter cop in Castle, but there Castle's simple interest in real-life crime (and the lovely backside of Detective Beckett) was more than enough to keep him around week to week. Here the show's creator Chris Fedak has saddled the show with an ongoing conspiracy backstory that may or may not ever payoff. The show starts off with a magic trick and then a frame job that put the twin brother of famous magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) behind bars. A year later, with his act it ruins, Cameron is still searching for the magician (Stephanie Corneliussen) who destroyed both brothers' lives.

Wondercon 2018 Cosplay Music Video (Part 9)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Star Wars Day 2018 Awesome Pack

Also check out Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, Pack 4, Pack 5, Pack 6, Pack 7, Pack 8, Pack 9, Pack 10, Pack 11, Pack 12, Pack 13, Pack 14, Pack 15, Pack 16, and the Star Wars Disney Princess Pack.

Arrow - Docket No. 11-19-41-73

The day of Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) trial has arrived. As we saw in The Flash earlier this season, the trial will take only a single episode. Of course what makes this one different is Oliver is actually guilty of the crimes he's been accused of and the entire Star City judicial system is under the thumb of Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo). While something of a mess, much like the trial itself, "Docket No. 11-19-41-73" works fairly well offering some surprises including the return of Christopher Chance (Wil Traval) resurrecting a First Season Arrow cast member to become the public face of the Green Arrow.

Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

Despite some similarities, Red Sonja and Tarzan aren't characters that naturally fit together, knowing this writer Gail Simon sidesteps the rather important question of just how these two characters are brought together and instead focuses on the why and the reason for their team-up. The first issue of Red Sonja/Tarzan introduces both characters to a common enemy in the hunter Eson Duul.