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All posts by Mathew Simoes

Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes is a human being (?) whose existence is dedicated to movies, TV shows, comic books and other associated items of entertainment. He’s a writer for this fine web establishment and studies at a Canadian University. His dreams are typically in comic book format.

Spider-Man Life Story #3 Comic Review

The first two issues of Chip Zdarsky’s ambitious Spider-Man epic were well crafted stories that cleverly remixed existing continuity. The series’ third issue falls trap to the possible consequences of Zdarsky’s approach to Spider-Man Life Story. Each issue covers a lot of ground, and up until this point Zdarsky managed to tell a complete story ...

Neal Adams to Write and Draw Six Issue Miniseries ‘Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul’

Neal Adams, the artist who first drew the legendary Batman villain Ra's al Ghul, will return to the character this summer in a new, six-issue miniseries titled Batman vs. Ra's al Ghul. DC confirmed that Adams will write and draw the series. The miniseries, which chronicles Ra's' return from the dead, will be set in-continuity ...

Flash #70: ‘Year One’ Comic Review

Thanks to the well received and immensely popular Batman Year One, stories with that moniker have become tradition at DC Comics. JLA year one, Green Arrow: Year One, Robin: Year One, Wonder Woman: Year One — the list just goes on. Many of these stories were excellently retold origins that added to a character’s mythology. ...

Spider-Man Life Story #2 Comic Review

Cover art by: Chip Zdarsky As that gorgeous cover art suggests, Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley’s reimagining of the Spider-Man mythos has entered the disco era. Peter and the gang are a decade older, as is the Marvel Universe as a whole, but things haven’t been easy for this series’ core cast. The world around ...

Angel #0 Comic Review

Cover art by: Boris Pelcer In a surprise release from BOOM! Studios this week, the character of Angel returns to comics as a part of BOOM!’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot. First appearing towards the end of this week’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, Angel is given a quick and well executed set up for ...

Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez to Pen ‘History of the Marvel Universe.’

As Marvel continues to celebrate its 80th anniversary, the company has now announced that it will craft a book containing the entire mythology of its universe. Creators Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez have been confirmed to be penning an ambitious six part retelling of the History of The Marvel Universe. Unlike their chief ...

Detective Comics #1000 Review

This review will cover every story in Detective Comics #1000. After the individual story review, there is some brief comments on the comic as a whole. Let's dive in. ‘Batman’s Longest Case’ By: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo After an epic five-year run-on Batman, it makes sense to include Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, whose ...

Transformers #1 Review

One of IDW’s best-licensed series of comics was their Transformers Generation One continuity. It modernized the Autobot/Decepticon war for the 21st century and eventually told stories that explore stories beyond the franchise’s core conceit. It was a wonderful 11 years of comic books storytelling, but everything gets rebooted eventually. IDW released the debut issue of ...

Garth Ennis Writing New Punisher Mini-Series

In an interview for the podcast, Off-Panel, comic-book writer Garth Ennis revealed that he has recently begun work on a new Punisher comic. The series would be in the vein of Ennis' most recent series, Punisher: The Platoon. It would focus on Frank Castle's tour of duty during the Vietnam War, with Ennis also confirming ...

‘Fighting With My Family’ Film Review

There is something inherently enjoyable about seeing the underdog rise to the top of whatever industry serves as the fixation of their fantasies. This is why, despite inconsistent quality, people love watching Rocky movies so much. There is also a sense of comfort in how predictable the story is; with writers and directors throwing in ...

Strangers in Paradise XXV #10 Review

Strangers in Paradise XXV #10, Cover art by Terry Moore. When I purchased a copy of this comic book from my local store, I didn’t know that it would mark the end of Strangers in Paradise XXV. Then I saw the cover -- a beautiful homage to the very first issue of Strangers in Paradise ...

It’s Batman Vs. Zombies in DC’s Newest Event Comic Series ‘DCeased’

That title alone should peak your interest in this new event series from DC Comics. DC Comics has announced DCeased, from Tom Taylor (Injustice, X-Men Red) with art by Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, and Stefano Gaudiano. It will be a six-issue series that sees the world’s greatest superheroes face a threat unlike any they’d ever faced before: A global ...

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