Superman Unchained #8 Review

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Superman Unchained #8  | Writer: Scott Snyder | Artists: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen | Colorist: Alex Sinclair | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

Scott Snyder has done a fantastic job of giving Superman some opposition in Wraith that has taken him to his physical and mental limits.

Their give and take with one another over the course of events in Unchained has shown Wraith big brothering Superman, to a degree. You knew that their ideologies were going to create a rift in their “relationship” and that they would eventually come to blows. Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy Is Out of This World

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I know I’m late to the party with this review, but my brain exploded after witnessing a space opera for the ages and it took me a few weeks to piece it all back together. I’m going to tell you the same thing about Guardians of the Galaxy that I said about The Avengers. There is no amount of telling you how awesome this movie is that will prepare you for how awesome this movie really is. It entertains on every level and brings new meaning to the term “Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

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Death of Wolverine #1 Review

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Death of Wolverine #1 (of 4) | Writer: Charles Soule |Artist: Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten | Colorist: Justin Ponsor | Publisher: Marvel Comics | Price: $4.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

Peer pressure can be a wonderful thing sometimes. Especially when the nice lady at the comic book store plops this issue down in front of me with a look on her face that clearly indicated that my freedom of choice has been taken away from me. Continue reading

Nova #20 Review

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 Nova #20 | Writer: Gerry Duggan | Artists: David Balldeon & Terry Pallot | Colorist: David Curiel |Publisher: Marvel | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

Original Sin seems to know no bounds as far as its personal impact on the characters inside the Marvel Universe.

The newest Nova, Sam Alexander, is a teenager that discovers the truth behind the grim tales regarding his father. Rocket Raccoon lends a helping hand, but both find themselves in a poisonous situation and time is running out. Continue reading

The Bodyslam Podcast Ep 25: Lesnar destroys Cena, Daniel Bryan’s injury, Bully Ray leaves TNA, and more

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The Bodyslam Podcast is coming at you with the top news stories of the week. Also, a good friend of mine, Adam Kohn, will be our special guest co-host for this edition of the show as we discuss, Brock Lesnar’s destruction of John Cena, The Shield’s ascension as individual wrestlers, Daniel Bryan reportedly needing Tommy John Surgery, and who should TNA position as the number one babyface now that Bully Ray is leaving the company.

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Brock Lesnar: The Conqueror of Worlds

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John Cena got the crap kicked out of him on Sunday night. That is the only way to describe the Summer Slam main event between him and Brock Lesnar. There was a lot of talk about how this match was going to go. Some felt Lesnar should win while others felt he should never see the gold and leather of the world title due to his part time status.  Continue reading

Batman #34 Review

Batman-selfie-variantBatman #34 | Writer: Gerry Duggan, Scott Snyder | Artist: Matteo Scalera | Colorist: Lee Loughridge | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

The first issue in a post in a post-Zero Year world brings self-contained tale without Greg Capullo and only a dash of Scott Snyder. I know, I know, I did the same, “aww man, gosh darn it, and that’s whack” when I heard the news as well. However, it turns out that absence of elite talent brings about the inclusion of some great creativity. Continue reading

The Battle of WWE’s Institutional Racism

 

 

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The accusation of racism in WWE has once again reared its ugly head. It is an issue that has been brought up over the years, but never thoroughly investigated because only a handful of wrestlers have spoken out on the matter. Also, because professional wrestling is dismissed more often than revered as an entertainment genre, the issue is often swept under the rug and never taken seriously. The Atlantic’s article on racism in professional wrestling sparked the first real conversation on the matter, and the recent firing of Alberto Del Rio has raised concern and awareness on the issue to an increasingly unprecedented degree. Continue reading

Robocop #2 Review

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Robocop #2 | Writer: Joshua Williamson | Artist: Carlos Magno | Colorist: Marissa Louise | Letterer: Ed Dukeshire | Publisher: Boom! Studios | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

Robocop was the first R-Rated movie I indulged in, long before I was deemed to be the appropriate age by the Motion Picture Film Association of America. Ah, babysitters can be a child’s best friend. I’ve always had an affinity for the story because of how it doesn’t take itself too seriously while taking everything else seriously to produce the story of a cybernetic law enforcement officer. Jumping from the silver screen to the page, the majority of Robocop comic books are horrible because they fail to capture, at least, the core essential elements of the titular character. I stress “at least” because there are other items in the series that create a consistent mythos for the tragic and heroic tale of Officer Alex J. Murphy. Continue reading

Hey Yo, I’m Not Watching Raw Tonight

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Millions of wrestling fans across the nation will be watching Monday Night Raw this evening. However, I won’t be one of them. It should be a fun episode considering it’s not only the go home show for Summer Slam, but it’s Hulk Hogan’s Birthday and a big celebration is planned with surprise guests including an nWo reunion. I’m a huge mark for the black and white clad stable, but I just don’t have it in me to watch a classless buffoon receive a thunderous applause from an arena full of people while getting a payday to boot. The jackass I’m referring to is Scott Hall. Continue reading