Nowhere Men is a challenging series. As far as currently-published comics goes, it’s unlike anything else out there. Part science fiction disaster story, part corporate drama, and occasionally experimental with the form, reading an issue of Nowhere Men is a highly immersive experience. Story-wise, Nowhere Men #5, the latest installment of the series by Eric [...]
Blame it all on Tony Stark. The 2013 summer movie season kicked off so strongly with Iron Man 3, the bar was set pretty high for blockbusters in general and sequels in particular. Granted, after an insultingly lazy second installment, the raunchy Hangover series had nowhere to go but up, and this third and allegedly [...]
The final instalment of The Hunger Games trilogy changes direction as the rebellion against the Capitol reaches a climax. Katniss Everdeen becomes the face of the revolution and borders on superhero territory as the inspirational Mockingjay. Katniss struggles with the moral ambiguity of war as she prepares for revenge.
While I’d bet heavy cash that half the viewing audience viewed this episode as slow and droll, the other half, who happen to be as wise as myself, will enjoy getting to know Abby, Lexxy, Tavis, Maki, and Katie a little bit better. Just having time to listen to them chat and share their thoughts [...]
Even after seven seasons of fighting, saving, dying and apocalypses, hearing the sweet refrains of “Carry on Wayward Son” still manages to bring a giddy excitement and no dearth of tears. Right away, we’re plunked back into Crowley’s machinations of messing around with any and all friends of the Winchesters and those they’ve saved.
When the members of Peter David’s X-Factor aren’t too busy fighting each other, they actually make a pretty decent team. Monet’s death at the end of last issue has provided more than sufficient motivation them to prove it, with Polaris single-handedly storming Mephisto’s castle. What follows is a wholesale slaughter as Tier is unleashed upon the [...]
Watching Superman II as a kid, I was unaware of any of the behind-the-scenes drama that afflicted the production—director Richard Donner was let go after several clashes with producers Alexander & Ilya Salkind, and was replaced by Richard Lester. Revisiting the sequel as an adult, or at least, a reasonable hand-drawn facsimile of one, the [...]
Sam Johnson is an independent UK comic creator with several titles to his name. While he dreams of writing Marvel’s Deadpool, he’s busy expanding his own universe of characters. Johnson took a few minutes to talk to NerdSpan about his latest books Geek-Girl and Mr. Mash-Up. NerdSpan: How did you get your start with comics? Sam [...]