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Justice League #26 Review: Setting Up An Intriguing Dark Future

Justice League #26 starts a new story, Legacy, in the series, written by Bryan Hitch with art by Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, and Brad Anderson. It's a very interesting and intriguing setup too, as we meet the children of the Justice League in some new dystopian view of tomorrow. Mount Olympus has been relocated to […]

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All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #7 Review: Bringing The Feels And The Intrigue

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #7 from Marvel by Gerry Duggan and Greg Smallwood is another character vignette issue, and while it's more singularly focused on one of the interstellar rogues, it also raises some ideas about the continuing stories of the Guardians and sets up some intrigue for the future. Focusing in on Drax […]

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Justice League of America #10 Review: The Social Justice League

Justice League of America #10 is probably more important than people realise. Not because it contains the next step in the Rebirth mystery, or because ties into summer event Dark Nights: Metal, or because it has a major character death or resurrection. No, JLA #10 is important because it tells a story that reflects the […]


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Super Sons #5 Review – Classic Fun Comics

Super Sons #5 is bringing back classic superhero story-telling with a modern sensibility, and it's something that has been sorely lacking from the comics landscape for such a long time that it's a breath of fresh air. In this issue, a standalone story featuring Jonathan Kent a.k.a. Superboy and Damian Wayne a.k.a. Robin airing their […]

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Batman #25 Review: An Intriguing Setup For Chaos To Come

Batman #25 starts the long teased mega-arc event within the Batman series, The War of Jokes & Riddles. Written by Tom King, with artwork by Mikel Janín and June Chung, this issue also marks an anniversary since the start of Batman in Rebirth. And as setup, it's intense. The incredible artwork by Janín and Chung […]

Secret Empire #4 Review: Ditches Fascism, Becomes Enjoyable Read

With the latest issue of Secret Empire by Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis and Joshua Cassara, we get quite a change of pace from the series thus far. The story largely focuses on the opposing Avengers teams, the underground rebel Avengers led by the AI of Tony Stark, and the Hydr-Avengers, led in […]

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Bleeding Cool Reviews 'Wonder Woman': It's Good But We Have Concerns

Much like we did with Guardians of the Galaxy we are going to do a group review. Bleeding Cool has a host of nerds with all sorts of opinions on movies. This time there's four of us but look for full reviews of Wonder Woman from our staff over the next couple of days. For […]


Fiction Armour: All Star Batman #9 Review

Another issue of All Star Batman, and another way of Scott Snyder using the Batman comic to tell a Batman story in a whole new style, and that also discusses ideas one wouldn't expect in a Batman story. This time we open being told that this isn't in fact a Batman story, no matter how […]

Growth and Moving On: Star-Lord #6 Review

It is genuinely a terrible shame that this series, one of the best series coming out from Marvel at the moment is now over. Not because it's left hanging; despite what is apparently not the original plans of the creative team, they manage to wrap up pretty much every thread in this series in a […]

Inhumans Finally Feel Vibrant And Different: Inhumans Prime Review

It's no secret that whilst I have been enjoying the Inhumans titles as a reader, I have not been a fan of how they have been set up thematically within the Marvel Universe of late. There were too many inconsistencies that made it hard to see the Inhumans as big time heroes, as it was […]

Nostalgia Has Never Been So Fun – Giant Days Vol. 4 Review

Giant Days, the university comedy drama by John Allison, and in this volume featuring art by Max Sarin, Liz Fleming and Whitney Cogar, is quite simply a wonderful series coming out from Boom Box! Here's why it works: it is wonderfully accessible, and at any time to any one. I've had a bit of a […]


8 Of The Most Disappointing Films Of 2016

A common refrain regarding most of 2016 was "please just let it be over". One area in which that sentiment was definitely true was among the steady stream of ill-advised reboots and sequels. Rather than jump into the lineup of worst films, we wanted to touch on a lineup of some of the films that we had […]

'20th Century Women' Among The Best Coming Of Age Genre Films

With 20th Century Women, indie film production house A24 continues their trend in recent years of delivering some really great films. Penned and directed by Mike Mills, Women is a coming of age story set in Santa Barbara, California towards the end of the 1970s. Dorothea (Annette Benning) is a hippie mom trying to raise her […]


Bill's Rogue One Review – Its Got The Mythos But A Very Different Vibe

TL;DR: Let's be really clear – more than anything else, Rogue One is a PG-13 sci-fi war movie. Sure, it's not Saving Private Ryan level, but if you were to cut out some of Ryan's flying limbs, guts, and blood – it's not entirely that far off. It's definitely still in the Star Wars Universe – […]

'Loving' Is Grounded, Beautiful, And Shows How Little Progress We've Made In Race Relations

Loving tells the grounded tale of how interracial marriage bans were ruled unconstitutional and feels frightening relevant in the current landscape. Title: Loving Director: Jeff Nichols Summary: Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. As I mentioned in my The Eagle Huntress review, the […]

'The Eagle Huntress' Is A Documentary About Smashing The Patriarchy

The Eagle Huntress is a beautiful documentary that shows us that girls can do anything they set their minds to. Title: The Eagle Huntress Director: Otto Bell Summary: The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle […]