TRAILER – Blacksad: Under the Skin

Woweee! I had no idea a Blacksad game was brewing prior to this trailer bubbling up to the surface after its release last week.

This is  a story trailer, and it does a good job of laying bricks for a proper Blacksad world. Unfortunately for us, pretty much no information other exists about the game itself at this point. Is it a narrative based decision-maker like the acclaimed Telltale Games games that brought us the acclaimed The Walking Dead series, The Wolf Among Us, and TT’s Batman? Or will it be the next big AAA game akin to Assassin’s Creed or LA Noire (nope)? A sequel to Solitaire™ perhaps?

Regardless, I’m excited to see what news comes next for this game. Mainly due to my I love of John Blacksad and the hard-boiled yet vivid noire world he lives in (more importantly: so does Mike), but also because I’ve never heard of the developing company, Pendulo Studios. This whole thing is one big mystery. Classic Blacksad.


Happy Free Comic Book Day!

Between Captain Marvel, SHAZAM!, and Avengers: End of the Stuff, the past two months’ve been almost unprecedented for comic book fans of all ages. Now add in Free Comic Book day that lands on May the Fourth, and we have something of a comic book Haley’s Comet …or Blood Moon, depending how you feel about goings on.


In any case, we hope everyone finds or discovers a new comic that they’ve never tried  before! Heck, maybe take a shot on one of these indie MARVEL nickelodeons that all these movie fashionistas keep talking about on the deep web there.


The Joke’s (Up)on Us!

Boy-howdy was I ever surpised by this gem of a trailer!

I’d been casually following the progress and announcements that came out since The Joker began filming. My initial reaction was of fear and worry considering DC’s track record is iffy in theaters lately, and The Joker represents a drastic departure from that failed DCEU nonsense, and a more “Elseworlds” approach to DC’s cinema strategy going forward.

Well… perhaps I should have more faith? This trailer is the bomb-diggity. We all know Joaquin Phoenix is chopped (chopped: verb – to be in possession of Chops), and what we see here appears to be a rare view into the birth of the Joker character -rather than a “traditional” movie in the superhero genre- and a spanking-good one at that. After everything I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised at the quality of the trailer though -  DC’s thrived for years telling stories in isolated universes across all forms of media, and maybe taking a similar approach to film as they have to Animated TV, Live Action TV, and Direct-to-DVD will echo a similar quality of storytelling and critical reception.

My biggest concern going forward is director Todd Phillips. Phillips is probably the most accomplished American comedy director short of Adam McKay over the past 15-ish years, but this is clearly not a comedy, and Phillips himself described it as a character-study. This seems like a risky venture in many ways for DC, but so far I like what I see. Mr. J’s laugh rocks too.


Captain Marvel Hype!

Ultimately the greatest coup of the new millennium is MARVEL seizing the moniker of DC’s Captain Marvel for their own, and relegating DC’s hero to “SHAZAM” status. While it may be fitting that both movies come out in the same year, the hopes of the general public remain higher for Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel, if you nasty), which hits theaters March 8th.

I am happy to report that Shaquille O’Neal remains unaffected by any the SHAZAM/Captain Marvel beefs, despite being the rightful holder of KAZAM, Superman, and Steel which is truly unparalleled and something that deserves our respect. Even yours.


Happy Christmas, Harry!

That’s a Sorcerer’s Stone reference, I just hope someone got that. Anywaaaaays ’tis the season for ranking things in lists and asking for gifts.

We’re not doing either of those, though, instead here’s a heartwarming trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool, as well as everyone’s other favorite Christmas staple, Aquaman (please don’t suck)! Happy Holidays!


Daredevil Keeps Slugging Away

Season 3 of Daredevil just came out and as is tradition it contains yet another fantastic fight scene. Between this, the full on return of the Kingpin, and the debut of one of DD’s greatest villains it’s a good time to be a fan of punching blind folk.

Season 1′s Hallway Fight

Season 2′s Starway Fight

Season 2′s Punisher Fight


Terrificon Was a Success!

Terrificon took place at Mohegan Sun this weekend and Mike is happy to report it was a great event.
We hope everyone who went had as much fun as Mike, but if you didn’t it’s probably because you were playing the quarter slots well past the witching hour you don’t have anyone else to blame but yourself. Here’s to the next Terrificon!

Win a Trip to New York Comic Con!

It’s often said New York is the City that Never Sleeps, which is true even if you ignore the thin walls and bevy of homeless with untreated mental issues.

Thankfully you won’t have to deal with any of that rigamarole at NYCC this year if you enter and win this giveaway for a trip & accommodations (and more)!
There are a bunch of different ways to put your name into the proverbial hat, so click that link if you want to travel to the Big Apple in economy style!

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