Archive for the ‘Wicked Awesome’ Category

“MASTERMIND IN TRAINING” JOE SHARES THE SECRETS TO EFFECTIVE SUPER VILLAINY

“MASTERMIND IN TRAINING” JOE SHARES THE SECRETS TO EFFECTIVE SUPER VILLAINY
Posted on: August 28th, 2014 by Joe McGee

7 Habits of Highly Effective Villains As many of you know, I’ve been trying to get into the villain game for a long time. For me it’s not about the wealth and the power, but the stuff I can buy with that wealth and the people I can crush with that power. I’m still not […]

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THE FLASH GETS A COOL POSTER

THE FLASH GETS A COOL POSTER
Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Michael Byers

The show is coming up fast, and ahead of the premiere on October 7th, The CW has unveiled the official poster for “The Flash”. The art shows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in his red suit zipping through a darkened Central City street with a lightning streak behind him. The poster is also said to include […]

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B-LIST BATMAN VILLIANS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM A-LIST

B-LIST BATMAN VILLIANS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM A-LIST
Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by Sean Kent

Arguably, there isn’t a cast of rogues or villains as recognizable as the Batman rogues gallery. “Iconic” would be the best description of how popular and ubiquitous these characters have become. Pop culture cornerstones like the Joker, Catwoman and Harley Quinn are not only institutions of comic book villainy but have eclipsed the genre in […]

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FALL TV PREVIEW – THE FIRST CASUALTY

FALL TV PREVIEW – THE FIRST CASUALTY
Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by Michael Byers

In an earlier post, I mentioned one of the shows I was looking forward to was NBC’s Emerald City. Well, it seems that executives at NBC did not share my anticipation for the show and have decided not to go forward with it. The 10-episode Oz-themed drama series was conceived by Matthew Arnold who also […]

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JOE REVEALS THE BEST VILLAINS TO TURN HERO

JOE REVEALS THE BEST VILLAINS TO TURN HERO
Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Joe McGee

With last week’s New Avengers it appears Namor is moving back into the villain category. It got me thinking about why Marvel takes such a fluid view of Hero-Villainy, whereas DC has a pretty hard line. Joker might occasionally act nobly, but you’ll never see him on the Justice League. So this list will be […]

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THIS SHOULD BE IN YOUR PULL BOX – VALIANT COMICS

THIS SHOULD BE IN YOUR PULL BOX – VALIANT COMICS
Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Michael Byers

The 90′s. For comics it was both the best of times and the worst of times. However, I’m not here to revisit that bygone decade. (Perhaps in the future, in a different article.) Instead, I would like to focus your attention specifically to 1992. A brand new company has been formed by some folks who […]

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SEAN REVEALS ALL IN “CTHULHU NORTHWEST”

SEAN REVEALS ALL IN “CTHULHU NORTHWEST”
Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Sean Kent

Denizens of the perpetually gray Pacific Northwest will acknowledge that they inhabit a region fraught with mysteries, the supernatural and of course Lovecraftesque monstrosities. Tentacled horrors rise from the Puget Sound’s depths searching for ripe prey upon whom they can unleash unspeakable terror! The majority want to bury their collective heads in the sand, avoiding […]

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THREE GAMES THAT WILL RUIN A FRIENDSHIP

THREE GAMES THAT WILL RUIN A FRIENDSHIP
Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Joe McGee

Killer Bunnies: Killer Bunnies is one of those games you can teach anyone to play fairly quickly, and no amount of strategizing guarantees a good outcome. You’d think that would make for a pretty friendly game, but boy would you be wrong. You see the goal of the game is to collect as many carrot […]

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THE LIEFELD REVIVAL AND WHY YOU SHOULDN’T FEAR IT

THE LIEFELD REVIVAL AND WHY YOU SHOULDN’T FEAR IT
Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Sean Kent

For years Rob Liefeld has been an easy target for ridicule and abuse. Whether it was his freakish anatomy, a general absence of thumbs or the complete lack of backgrounds, Liefeld provides plenty of cannon fodder for criticism. That having been said, there exists a cruel double standard in the comics industry where the peers […]

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3 COMPLAINTS ABOUT GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (AND WHY THEY AREN’T VALID)

3 COMPLAINTS ABOUT GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (AND WHY THEY AREN’T VALID)
Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Joe McGee

***WARNING! This post contains potential spoilers to those who have not seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet!*** When you work in a comic book store people are gonna ask you your opinion on comic book movies. Generally I try to give the good and the bad; I felt that Amazing Spider-man 2 was a fun […]

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