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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.

‘Batman: Universe’ #1 Review

I have to admit, Bendis’ first Batman series at DC surprised me. Rather than the urban noir style that he approached similar properties like Daredevil and Moon Knight with, Bendis’ first Batman comic is more in line with The Brave and the Bold cartoon than any current version of Batman. The result is an absolute wonder ...

‘Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds’ #1 Review

After a brief (but not that brief) interruption, Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol series has returned to publication with a new number one. While the numbering may have changed, Weight of the Worlds #1 is both a perfect continuation, and fresh jumping on point for the series. The Easiest way to summarize Weight of the Worlds ...

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Film Review

Avengers: Endgame was the finale to the MCU’s first decade of storytelling — completing the various plot threads that began with Iron Man in 2008. As the next film on the MCU release schedule, Spider-Man: Far From Home had to serve as the epilogue to Endgame and end a five film arc centered on the ...

DC Comics Retiring Vertigo Imprint; Announces Plans to Re-Brand as Single Banner

The age of Vertigo is officially coming to an end. Today, DC Comics announced the company will re-brand in 2020, bringing all of its publishing content together to be organized and marketed under the DC brand. The comic brand will now operate with three labels under it: DC Kids, DC and DC Black Label. The ...

All the Comics Coming to Marvel Unlimited This June

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 25,000 issues of Marvel's classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week, here is the latest batch of comics hitting the online service this month! Week ...

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Film Review

Can humanity co-exist with the natural world that surrounds it? And if not, what are the resulting consequences? Those are the central questions behind this year’s monster battle royal, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It is an interesting -- and increasingly relevant -- message to place at the heart of this franchise, one that goes ...

‘Swamp Thing’ Advanced Review

*This is a spoiler-free advance review of episodes one and two of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing* Regardless of what one may think of DC’s streaming service, it does offer creators an outlet to tell more experimental stories using established characters. This was best seen in the meta-fictional and quirky stories being told in Doom Patrol, ...

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 ...

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