A conversation with a local comic shop

Nearly a decade ago, two friends, who had worked in other comic book stores, grew tired of following others’ rules. They wanted to build a store that allowed them to interact with their customers in one-on-one conversations and create a community within a store of their own. In 2008—the same year “Iron Man,” the movie…

Chicago Comic and Anime Conventions

One of the best attributes for comic book, anime, and just overall nerd junkies about living in or around a large metropolitan city like Chicago is the plethora of annually hosted, local conventions. C2E2, Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo:   Hosted in either March and April, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, more commonly called…

Chicago Comic Book Store Tour

Live in Chicago and want to start reading comic books but don’t know where or how to start? Overwhelmed or intimidated by the plethora of information and continuity available online? Need someone to talk one-on-one with to grasp this world? Maybe you’re in town for a week and don’t want to risk your local comic…

Taking a Hiatus

Hello loyal followers and newcomers. My apologies for not posting any reviews or editorials in the last couple months.  I felt the need to let you know that I’m currently back in school and have recently started a new job as a reporter for my college newspaper.  Needless to say, I’m extremely busy at the…

Doctor Strange Comic-Con Trailer

More and more trailers have been rolling out of Comic-Con International 2016, and one of them is the highly anticipated Doctor Strange trailer from Marvel Studios. The trailer features former surgeon Stephen Strange(Benedict Cumberbatch), discovering a new world beyond the mundane in which he knows.  Being taught by the Ancient One(Tilda Swinton) and her veteran…

Wonder Woman Comic-Con 2016 Trailer

Warner Brothers and DC Comics just released the first trailer for the highly anticipated Wonder Woman movie. Scheduled to be released next summer, the trailer shows elements of the classic first encounter between Princess Diana(Gal Gadot) and Steve Trevor(Chris Pine).  The film is set to take place during World War 1 and shows the Amazonian…

Justice League Comic-Con 2016 Trailer

Warner Brothers and DC Comics just released the first trailer of the upcoming Justice League movie and Comic-Con International 2016. In the trailer, we see Batman(Ben Affleck) round-up the other confirmed members of the flagship DC superhero team.  Which include Wonder Woman(Gal Godot), Flash(Ezra Miller), Auquaman(Jason Momoa), and Cyborg(Ray Fisher). The lighter tone of the movie…

Flashpoint Coming to CW’s DC-Verse

Note: This contains spoilers for the ending of Flash season 2. The final episode of the hit CW series, The Flash, saw Barry Allen travel back in time to save his mother’s life.  Upon his return, DC’s premier speedster found a world that was very different from the one he left.  Those familiar with the…

Roland Emmerich Calls Marvel Movies “Silly”

When Bryan Singer’s X-Men rolled out into cinemas in 2000, it was clear that the director and the studio took liberties, particularly with the costumes, to make the Marvel franchise more accessible to a wider audience.  Since then, the average movie goers suspension of disbelief has grown accustomed to the insanity that is the comic…

X-Men Apocalypse Final Trailer

20th Century Fox just released its 3rd and final trailer for the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse movie. Surprise, surprise, the trailer is very heavy on Mystique who’s being played by Jennifer Lawrence.  In the trailer we see that she takes the helm in leading this young team of X-Men against the world’s first mutant. This trailer…

WB/DC Release the first Lego Batman Trailer

After the surprisingly fun, humorous, critically and audience pleasing, and box office hit that was the Lego Movie, it was inevitable that sequels and spin-offs were to come. One of the more memorable characters was Batman, voiced by Will Arnett.  Since the character is already an adaptation of arguably the most popular comic book superhero…

Captain America: Civil War Trailer 2

It’s finally here, Marvel Studios and Disney released the second trailer for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. In the trailer we get some more great looking action scenes between Rogers and Stark.  We also see a glimpse of a fight between Scarlet Witch and Vision, some excellent shots of Black Panther, and some more hints and…