Four great reasons you should be reading Image Comics
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Four great reasons you should be reading Image Comics

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, a great opportunity to grab some free titles whether you are new to comics or an old hand. As you’re going to be at the store anyway I thought I’d take the opportunity to recommend some titles to you – The thing with Marvel and DC is that they are … Continue reading

Horror Icons: Ripley and/or the Alien from “Alien”
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Horror Icons: Ripley and/or the Alien from “Alien”

Originally posted on CoochieCrunch:
Welcome to CoochieCrunch’s ‘Halloween Icons’. We’ll be listing some of our favourite terrifying or terrified characters and rating them on a list of creepy criteria including Terror Factor, Costumability i.e. how readily does this character become a horrifying Halloween costume and Icon Factor. Alien (1979) Alien (1979) Y0u might not consider…

Guardians of the Galaxy: The gift that keeps on giving
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Guardians of the Galaxy: The gift that keeps on giving

I’ve not even bothered to write an “Almost Review” for Guardians of the Galaxy, because there is nothing I can say that will do justice to the awesomeness of the movie! So, in brief: Hubster and I have discussed the possibility of it being Marvel’s best film to date. We both loved Cap 2, and … Continue reading

Celluloid Superman: Compare and Contrast
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Celluloid Superman: Compare and Contrast

Man of Steel helmer Zack Snyder recently commented on the comparisons viewers make between the Superman character of his 2013 Man of Steel movie and the 70s/80s Superman movies starring the late, great Christopher Reeve. “The thing I was surprised about in response to Superman”, he admitted, “was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version … Continue reading

You Survived the Apocalypse – What Now?
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You Survived the Apocalypse – What Now?

Following on from my recent post about human obsession with the end of the world, I thought I would delve a bit deeper into the Apocalyptic theme. There’s a lot out there, both online and in printed media that instruct on how to survive different varieties of apocalypse (Max Brooks’ the Zombie Survival Guide is just … Continue reading

Our Obsession with the End of the World
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Our Obsession with the End of the World

With the plethora of books, comics, TV shows, movies and games set in the apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic genre it is easy to believe that modern society has an obsession with the end of the world. But it isn’t just a modern invention or obsession. Take a look at the writers of early sci-fi and dystopian genres and you … Continue reading