Del Toro’s Fantastic Voyage

Guillermo Del Toro ranks among my favorite directors, though what I have seen–which is exclusively the trailer–of The Shape of Water left me underwhelmed. Color palette-wise it feels a lot like Blade II, while story-wise and visually it feels like The Further Adventures of Abe Sapien (though part of me hopes the movie is a backdoor […]

Raising Hell(boy)

When I read yesterday that the kibosh had been put on Hellboy III by none other than Guillermo Del Toro himself, I have to admit that I was a bit put out. And what his account lacks in detail, it more than made up for in finality.  As I said, I was a bit bothered, […]

The Man Who Murdered Time – Pt. 1

The Shadow was created by Walter B. Gibson, and long before he appeared in movies and television, he was a staple of radio.  HIs first appearance was in the 1930’s, and he’s had a huge influence on heroes (and villains) to follow. For instance, the origin of Marvel Comics’ Iron Fist and Doctor Strange are remarkably similar […]

X-Men: Apocalypse – Trailer 1

I have just watched the latest trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, and it’s…okay. It teases Apocalypse, his Four Horsemen, his origins and so forth but there’s a problem:  As far as superhero movies go, we’re in a time of wonders. From the Avengers to Superman, some of the greatest in comics have, or will soon, pop up […]

The Future Of Online Comics?

As the owner of an iPad 2, when I want something to read, I often search the iBookstore (Apple), Amazon (Kindle app), Barnes & Noble (Nook app) or Kobo (Kobo app) though if I want to read some comics, I tend to look elsewhere. For instance, I have the Marvel and Dark Horse Comics apps, […]

Ron Perlman: A Class Act

Actors are often portrayed as a vain, selfish lot; an impression they don’t always attempt to undermine. So, imagine my surprise to hear that Ron Perlman endured four hours in the makeup chair to once again become Hellboy, not to film a sequel to Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but to make a wish come […]