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alliterator alliterator Sep 07, 2019.

Walter Mosley Quits the Star Trek: Discovery Writers' Room

Walter Mosley Quits the Star Trek: Discovery Writers' Room

First off: I didn’t even know Walter Mosley was writing for Star Trek: Discovery, which is sad, because he’s a pretty famous author and is well known for his books that explore racial themes, in both the science fiction and mystery genres.

But perhaps they didn’t want to announce his hiring too soon, because it appears he quit this week over something, uh, unusual: his use of the N-word.

Now,...

alliterator alliterator Jul 14, 2019. 1 comments

You All Need to Read Lois Lane #1

You All Need to Read Lois Lane #1

Last week, Lois Lane #1, the first issue of a 12-issue maxi-series starring intrepid reporter and Superman’s wife Lois Lane, came out. It was written by Greg Rucka (Gotham Central, Wonder Woman) and illustrated by Mike Perkins. You need to buy it. Right now.

I don’t want to spoil things too much, because being surprised is part of the fun, but I will say that Lois Lane is taking on a very,...

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alliterator alliterator Jul 09, 2019.

Marvel Announces Tom Scioli's Fantastic Four: Grand Design

Marvel Announces Tom Scioli's Fantastic Four: Grand Design

A few years ago, Marvel announced that Ed Piskor would be writing and illustrating an condensed version of the complete history of the X-Men, called X-Men: Grand Design. Every two oversized issues would look at a different era of the X-Men’s history, concluding this year with X-Men: Grand Design: X-Tinction. And now, Marvel has announced a new project to do the same with the history of the...

alliterator alliterator Jul 01, 2019. 2 comments

The Sandman is Coming to Netflix

The Sandman is Coming to Netflix

That’s right: Neil Gaiman’s epic saga The Sandman, published under the late, lamented DC Vertigo comics, will finally be adapted into a series format on Netflix or so says the Hollywood Reporter.

According to THR, the show also comes with a massive price tag: “Netflix has signed what sources describe as a massive financial deal with Warner Bros. Television to adapt the best-seller into a...

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alliterator alliterator Jun 29, 2019. 1 comments

Vampire Reviews Takes a Look at Carpe Jugulum

Vampire Reviews Takes a Look at Carpe Jugulum

And the Maven of the Eventide (Elisa Hansen) has a lot of really well thought out thoughts about the book.

If you haven’t read Discworld or Carpe Jugulum yet, don’t worry, Lindsay Ellis also has a video out about Game of Thrones:

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alliterator alliterator Jun 25, 2019. 7 comments

Hypothetical TV: X-Men: Children of the Atom

Hypothetical TV: X-Men: Children of the Atom

This is pretty much a jumble of ideas, but I really do think it could work. And the first season of the show could lead into the first Uncanny X-Men movie, with subsequent seasons being what happens between each film in the franchise.

X-Men: Children of the Atom

A television series about Charles Xavier’s first class of mutants; what they learn about themselves and the world around them; and how...

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alliterator alliterator Jun 08, 2019. 2 comments

The Next Season of The Good Place Will Be Its Last

The Next Season of The Good Place Will Be Its Last

Well, this is some forking bullshirt.

Michael Shur, the creator and showrunner of the wonderful NBC comedy about the afterlife and morality The Good Place, has announced today that the upcoming fourth season will be it’s last:

“After ‘The Good Place’ was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show. Given the ideas we wanted...

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alliterator alliterator Jun 06, 2019.

Movies with Mikey Looks at The Matrix

Movies with Mikey Looks at The Matrix

Watch this video. I hardly ever post videos without commentary, but this one really doesn’t need it -- it says everything it needs to say and ends absolutely beautifully. So just watch it.

alliterator alliterator Jun 03, 2019.

What to Do With Wally West

What to Do With Wally West

The last issue of Heroes in Crisis came out last week and with it came some pretty significant revelations and twists. Let’s talk about what happened with Wally West and where to go from here.

For those who haven’t been reading it or know what it’s about, Heroes in Crisis is a nine-issue mini-series by Tom King and Clay Mann. It’s set at Sanctuary, a facility that Superman, Batman, and Wonder...

alliterator alliterator May 29, 2019. 3 comments

The Five Best Scenes from Doom Patrol

The Five Best Scenes from Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol wasn’t just a great show; it was a revelation. It was the first show to really gives us the weirdness and meta-ness of a Grant Morrison comic. It gave us the completely and utterly bonkers, while also giving us well-written and well-developed characters, grounding an insane show with some of the best writing and acting around. And it wasn’t afraid to go for the gut, often...

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alliterator alliterator May 27, 2019. 1 comments

Who Should Write Batman?

Who Should Write Batman?

Since 2006, the main Batman book has been dominated by three writers with long (and sometimes controversial) runs: Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, and Tom King. And now that Tom King will be leaving the book for a Batman/Catwoman mini-series , the question returns: who should write Batman?

The most obvious choice is Brian Michael Bendis. After all, DC paid good money for him, they should put him...

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alliterator alliterator May 25, 2019.

Tom King to Leave Batman...and Begin Batman/Catwoman

Tom King to Leave Batman...and Begin Batman/Catwoman

It was recently reported that Tom King, the current writer on Batman, would be taken off the book after issue #85 . This was surprising, considering King began writing the book back when DC Rebirth happened and has enjoyed a critically acclaimed, if slightly controversial run, that was suppose to last 100 issues. In fact, as recently as last week, King stated that it was actually going to...

alliterator alliterator May 21, 2019. 3 comments

Dan Olsen Gives Game of Thrones the Ending It Deserves

Dan Olsen Gives Game of Thrones the Ending It Deserves

While watching the last episode of Game of Thrones, did you ever think that it would end like, say, Animal House? Wonder no more!

You’re welcome.

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alliterator alliterator May 19, 2019. 1 comments

Watch One of the Animators of Into the Spider-Verse's Reference Scenes

Watch One of the Animators of Into the Spider-Verse's Reference Scenes

Emma Shih is an animator who worked on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. A few days ago, she released several reference scenes that she shot for the film alongside the actual animation.

For those who don’t know, animators will often use reference videos for scenes that they are trying to animate to make sure that they are catching every motion correctly. Hell, there are entire companies that...

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alliterator alliterator May 18, 2019. 1 comments

Watch the Doom Patrol Pilot for Free for a Limited Time

Watch the Doom Patrol Pilot for Free for a Limited Time

DC Universe has released the first episode of Doom Patrol to view for free on YouTube in celebration of its season finale. There is a caveat: it will only be available to watch through May 23, with the finale airing on May 24.

I highly recommend watching it if you haven’t seen it before. In fact, I highly recommend the entire show, which is a mixture of pathos, character study, and...

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alliterator alliterator May 17, 2019. 6 comments

New Stumptown Trailer Gives Us the Maria Hill Show We Deserve

New Stumptown Trailer Gives Us the Maria Hill Show We Deserve

We haven’t heard much about the new adaptation of Greg Rucka and Michael Southworth’s Stumptown over on io9, perhaps because it’s more “detective noir” rather than “superhero/sci-fi/fantasy/whatever the hell Riverdale is,” but the first trailer dropped a few days ago and it looks amazing.

Stumptown is based on my third favorite Greg Rucka comic (it goes: Queen and Country, Lazarus,...

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alliterator alliterator Apr 30, 2019.

A History of Doctor Fate

A History of Doctor Fate

Today marked the first appearance of the new Doctor Fate in the DC Universe — and he’s an Egyptian-American man named Khalid Nassour. But he isn’t the first Doctor Fate — in fact, Doctor Fate has had a long, strange history in comics and many people have worn the Helmet of Nabu over the years.

Paul Levitz Talks Diversity, Surreality & Mythology in "Doctor Fate"

In what he considers his best...

alliterator alliterator Apr 26, 2019. 19 comments

"Let Me Take You On a Little Trip": Thoughts on Avengers: Endgame

"Let Me Take You On a Little Trip": Thoughts on Avengers: Endgame

Well. Uh. That happened.

So this is a first: I honestly do not know what to think about this movie.

There are moments in it that I genuinely love. The entire movie basically being a trip through MCU history is brilliant. It also allows the characters to interact with people they wouldn’t normally interact with — Tony talking to his father and sharing tips about being a parent, Bruce talking...

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alliterator alliterator Apr 14, 2019. 8 comments

How Do You Solve a Problem Like the X-Men?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like the X-Men?

Disney and Marvel have stated that, now that they have the rights to the X-Men back, they won’t be making a X-Men film for at least four to five years. This makes sense – they have their own slate of films in production and pre-production right now, including Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi, and sequels to Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel. Plus, Dark Phoenix is still...

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alliterator alliterator Apr 10, 2019.

Saying Goodbye to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Saying Goodbye to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

“This is a song I wrote.”

Those are the last six words of the very last episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It’s a line that the creators of the show had known they were going to do from the very beginning — even as things changed, even as plots shifted and actors left, the ending of the show stayed the same. Because the show was never about who Rebecca chose. The show was about Rebecca herself...

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