REVIEW: Secret Wars (Crossover) #4

Marvel Comics – Secret Wars #4 – Cover by Alex Ross

The following is a full review of Secret Wars #4 (Beware of Spoilers) – Written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Esad Ribic – Release: July 1st 2015.

Full disclosure: For a while I didn’t want to review this issue. If you’ve been reading my Secret Wars-reviews then you know that I strongly dislike Esad Ribic’s faces of astonishment. Dislike isn’t strong enough, I hate them. This isn’t to say that Ribic’s art is bad (it’s really good), but they’ve been annoying me for a while, and they were particularly annoying in this issue. In fact, I think this was Ribic’s worst issue yet of this event. However, I chose to review this issue anyway – why? It was amazing. Continue reading “REVIEW: Secret Wars (Crossover) #4”

REVIEW: Secret Wars (Crossover) #3

Marvel Comics – Secret Wars #3 – Cover by Alex Ross

The following is a full review of Secret Wars #3 (Beware of Spoilers) – Written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Esad Ribic – Release: June 3rd 2015.

Marvel Comics‘ biggest event yet still has some explaining to do following last issue, and while we don’t get any real answers in this issue – we finally got to see the people we’ve been missing. And I’m not talking about the Cabal. Continue reading “REVIEW: Secret Wars (Crossover) #3”

REVIEW: Secret Wars (Crossover) #2

Marvel Comics – Secret Wars #2 – Cover by Alex Ross

The following is a full written review of Secret Wars #2 – Written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Esad Ribic – Release: May 13th 2015.

Following the end of the Marvel Universe as well as the Ultimate Universe, the second issue of the biggest Marvel crossover event in a long time has a lot to explain. The thing is, though, it does not. Instead we’re treated to a very different Marvel universe – and somehow it looks like a certain HBO show.

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REVIEW: Secret Wars (Crossover) #1

Marvel Comics – Secret Wars #1 – Cover by Alex Ross

The following is a full written review of Secret Wars #1 – Written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Esad Ribic – Release: May 6th 2015.

Since 2013 my number one Marvel Comics book has been Jonathan Hickman’s New Avengers, and having followed his run on both New Avengers and Avengers I know how he’s going to be writing. Every story of his that I’ve read has had an epic scope to it – and, I’ll be honest, at times it can be tough to follow.

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The Curious Case of Josh Trank – Dagobah Day #2

I'm Jeffrey Rex' Dagobah Day

Dagobah Day is a new recurring opinion piece / news post on all things Star Wars. This time on Dagobah, I go over the curious case of director Josh Trank. Was he fired?

I have a bad feeling about this — So, something is clearly up with director Josh Trank. On the previous edition of Dagobah Day, I shrugged his no-show at SWCA off as him simply being ill, which he actually did tweet that he was. Now, I, initially, chose to believe him. But, now, Josh Trank apparently is no longer doing a Star Wars Anthology Film. Continue reading “The Curious Case of Josh Trank – Dagobah Day #2”

The Fantastic Four (2015) Trailer Review

Here we go, the trailer for Josh Trank and Fox’ Fantastic Four is finally out. Today I’m trying something new, trying to give my thoughts about the trailer – saying what it shows, but also giving my opinion. Remember how I liked the Ant-Man trailer? I’m going to give similar pros/cons for this one. So without further ado….

Now this is a teaser trailer, so keep that in mind. But the first thing that comes to mind when watching it, is how similar the feel of the trailer – the sound – the look – is to Interstellar. Now, trailers tend to copy off of something – and they’ve definitely gone for a Nolan-feel. But a property like the Fantastic Four should be able to stand on its own with a trailer – without going full-Nolan.

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