Why are there so many commonly used tropes in comic book stories? The tragic origin story, we fixed things because of time travel, it wasn’t me, it was my evil gender swapped clone, and so on and so on. It’s not that these plot points aren’t cool and interesting. They are, or can be … Continue reading Overused Tropes In Comics!
Spider-Man. Batman. Spawn. Wonder Woman. Doctor Doom. Savage Dragon. The Flash. Captain Marvel. Some comic book characters need no introduction. They’ve been around so long or have gotten so much media attention, just seeing an image of them brings thoughts of their origins, their greatest victories and most crushing defeats. Then there are those … Continue reading Our Most Wanted – Maggott
Alternate Realities. Parallel Universes. Infinite Multiverses. These concepts have become a staple of the modern day superhero comic book story. With series like DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If…?, readers get the opportunity to see their favorite characters, stories and events play out differently than they had seen before. Questions can be asked, such as … Continue reading Elseworlds and What Ifs?
Adapting comic book characters into live action can be hard. Are the colorful costumes going to look right in real life? Will the over the top heroics be believable outside of the comics page? Can special effects fool audiences into believing a man can fly? Comic book properties are a hot commodity for both television … Continue reading Observe & Report – The Arrowverse!
New. It can be a scary word. New usually means change and change is an even scarier word than new. But that’s what happens. Things change. Things grow. Or they curl up and die, never to be seen or heard from again. That’s not us! In the ever evolving world of pop culture podcasting, your … Continue reading Restocked & Reloaded!
We all have a friend who knows a little about a lot of things. Then there’s the friend who knows a lot about a few things. And let’s not forget the friend who knows everything about everything! During this episode of My Big Fat Pull List, Smurphy and Pistol Danger corner Mister X and milk … Continue reading Talking X-Men With Mister X
With comic books being more mainstream than ever, it’s no surprise that comic conventions, or Comic Cons, are extremely popular. But with the growing crowds of younger, inexperienced fans, it seems that the etiquette of con goers has declined. As well as the vendors themselves. And lets not forget all the possible distractions, like cosplayers, … Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Comic Conventions
Comics based off of movies and television shows aren’t a new thing. As far back as the Golden Age you can find adaptations. A few of those adaptations even launched their own ongoing series. Sometimes those stories mattered and were included in what is called “cannon”. Other times those stories were just for fun, not … Continue reading Those Other Star Wars Comics