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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.

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 ...

Conan the Barbarian Returns to the Marvel Universe in ‘Savage Avengers’

Very few Marvel characters can claim to actually be "savage" but now, several of them will be brought together one, awesome comic series! Entertainment Weekly has announced that Gerry Duggan will pen a new series called Savage Avengers with art by Mike Deodato Jr. and a cover by David Finch. They're being called the most savage, most unkillable team assembles! ...

‘Doom Patrol’ Pilot Advanced Review

On February 15th, some of the world’s strangest superheroes will debut in their own self-titled series from the DC Universe streaming service. Doom Patrol, a spin-off of Titans, will follow the adventures of the titular group when they are recruited by tech-based hero Cyborg, to stop the villainous Mr. Negative from taking over the world. ...

DC Universe Announces its Doubling its Comic Book Collection

Starting today, DC UNIVERSE, the hit streaming service from DC Comics, is expanding their curated comic collection, doubling the current number of titles available to members by the end of March. The first major expansion includes acclaimed series like Batman and Superman, classic fan-favorite titles like Batman: Hush, Gotham Central, Flashpoint, Infinite Crisis, Harley Quinn, ...

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Review

Summary: The Guardians are back with writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw at the helm. Guardians of the Galaxy #1 takes place after the events of Infinity Wars, which saw the breakup of the cosmic team following betrayals, universe bending hijinks and very notably, the death of well-known Marvel villain Thanos. Also, Wolverine was ...

‘Glass’ Film Review

Superhero films have been, and continue to, dominate Hollywood right now, but not when M. Night Shyamalan made his own take on the genre: Unbreakable. It was an interesting approach to the superhero genre, one that deconstructed the concept in a grounded dramatic narrative. Glass, the final installment of the trilogy that began with Unbreakable, ...

Conan the Barbarian #1 Review

Conan the Barbarian #1 cover by Esad Ribic (2018) The Conan the Barbarian franchise has made its triumphant return to Marvel Comics under the stewardship of Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar. The pair's opening arc is called 'The Life and Death of Conan', and it’s an epic introduction to the next phase of Conan's comic ...

Top Ten Comic Books of 2018

This year was a pretty good time for comic books, with a large number of standout ongoing series and original graphic novels being produced in the past twelve months. This list is, in my opinion, comprised of the ten best stories offered by the medium this year. Covering material from a variety of publishes and ...

‘Welcome to Marwen’ Film Review

On April 8th, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was assaulted outside a bar by a group of five men after Hogancamp told them in a drunken state that he wore women’s shoes. He was left with severe brain damage which made him unable to recollect parts of his past. Afterwards he created a small-town fictional town outside ...

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