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Marvel Family #1 – December, 1945

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Marvel Family #1

September 14, 2014 – 7:45 am |

Marvel Family #1 is the first appearance of Black Adam, a 5000 year-old Egyptian who got all his powers from Shazam, but not so much of the responsibility part.

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Review: The Guest – An unwelcome entry

September 17, 2014 – 7:45 am |

The GuestI had dreaded watching last summer’s slasher-film, Your’re Next, by director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, but I was shocked by how much I ended up enjoying their unique and twisted spin on the genre. So I was excited to see the filmmaking duo’s latest effort, The Guest, and had big expectations for the new thriller. Unfortunately, this movie puts the “wack” in wacky and is an unwelcome entry into the horror/action mash-up genre.

I appreciate what Wingard and Barrett have attempted here, but their fast and loose story doesn’t know whether it is a comedy, a suspense-thriller, a horror film, or an action flick; and it doesn’t work as a fun cross-genre cocktail either (the way that You’re Next did.) When an anti-formula becomes your formula then you are going to have problems surprising your audience, and that’s the trap that these otherwise talented filmmakers have fallen into. Read the full story »

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Marvel Family #1

September 14, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Marvel Family #1 – December, 1945

Marvel Family #1 is the first appearance of Black Adam, a 5000 year-old Egyptian who got all his powers from Shazam, but not so much of the responsibility part.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Fantastic Four #12

September 7, 2014 – 7:30 am |
Fantastic Four #12 – March, 1963

Fantastic Four #12 is a perfect example of Stan Goldberg’s work. Just look at this cover and try to imagine the characters colored differently than they are…

Video review: Willow Creek – Fun found-footage Bigfoot flick

September 3, 2014 – 12:00 pm |
Willow Creek

Pack extra undies, this is a fun found-footage Bigfoot film with some superb acting and one lengthy uncut sequence that will scare the “squatch” out of you.

Magic 2015: Not the digital powerhouse the card game deserves, but a good start

September 1, 2014 – 3:00 pm |

Magic: The Gathering leads the fantasy card game world on the tabletop, but not on the tablet.

Classic Comic Cover Corner – Kamandi #32

August 31, 2014 – 7:45 am |
Kamandi #32 – August, 1975

One of my favorite Kirby characters has always been Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth, and on the cover of Kamandi #32, the “King” himself even makes an appearance.