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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.

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 ...

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, ...

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